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Disney to Miley: Face the Music or Else!

9/22/2008 3:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus want off "Hannah Montana," and their conduct has triggered a war on the set.

Our spies on the set tell us Miley has bragged that she will get fired, making it clear she wants to focus on singing and not the show. For his part, Billy Ray has also made it clear that there is more money in singing than a Disney cable show. As a result, the father-daughter team has been showing up to the set ridiculously late, stalling production and infuriating cast and crew.

Emily Osment, who plays Lilly Truscott, used to be extremely tight with Miley. Now we're told Emily is so bitter she literally turns away from Miley after each scene. We're told Emily's dad got in a screaming match with Billy Ray, complaining he and Miley were unprofessional.

Family Guy Look-Alikes: Cick to view!Sources tell us Billy Ray has told people on the set that he and Miley will do 12 more episodes and then they are out. Disney was so pissed they called his agent, railing that Billy Ray and Miley were ingrates. Disney insisted that Billy Ray and Miley not only finish the 24 episode season -- but Disney was adding six more episodes.

To put it mildly, this set is far from the happiest place on earth.

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46.

Hillary    

#32 anyone who signs their post JohnSarah 08 should know all about LIES LIES LIES

2224 days ago
47.

ugh....    

I see swelling egos... What did Billy Ray do since that crap song he wrote? Mmm...yeah...NOTHING!! Don't bite the hand that feeds you!

2224 days ago
48.

Rozelda    

True or not, without HM Miley would be just as unknown as her achy-breaky-dad. Let the little snot go... Maybe she'll get rid of that pucker/out and the peace sign and ride her millions off into the sunset. Wouldn't miss her a bit.

2224 days ago
49.

Sloane    

dumb for them if this is true-give them about 2 years off the show and they both will be has beens!

neither is a great singer-or songwriter and neither has much acting talent

a little Disney family show watched by kids was tailor made for them and the fans are now outgrowing them
those fans will not follow them off the show because the true talent just isn't there sadly

if they don't stay with the show to catch the next wave of young kids they will soon fizzle out

and they won't be attractive to producers for future TV shows if they bail out on this one-who else would trust them

guess Miley will be getting lip injections now to enhance her lips as she is now always trying to pose with a pout

and the fact that she is posing with less clothes and her behaviour is not staying Disney-like
they should just let her go
a lot of other cute young talents that Disney can work with

let's find the next little Shirley Temple for Disney-a youngster who has real talent and charisma-male or female
and make a new show!

2224 days ago
50.

chevydude26    

I wouldn't trust tmz...they don't even have any credible sources...and i'm sure they are sensationalizing some small incident that isn't nearly as serious as they describe

2224 days ago
51.

Chris    

If this is true then they are very stupid for doing this. The only reason she is famous in the first place is because of Disney. She would have no career with out them. Does she honestly think all those kids will follower her if Disney doesn't promote her on their programming all the time? She also wouldn't be able to call herself Hannah Montana anymore considering Disney owns the rights to that.

2224 days ago
52.

Melissa    

Disney has made plenty of money off her. They were due to dump her soon anyway. I say good for them for getting out while they still can.

2224 days ago
53.

Kasar99    

Once the money flow dries up, this father-daughter relationship will be back where it was before the show.
He'll go back to has-been, and she'll be another of those names we sorta remember but hasn't done anything good lately.

He managed to make his career crash before, why not hers too?

2224 days ago
54.

badjuju813    

Tell Dr. Drew to have a room ready for celebrity rehab 2010.

2224 days ago
55.

meow    

Miley and Billy ray. Real role models for a generation of young kids. What a selfish way to act and tret people. Typical.

2224 days ago
56.

Britt    

wow! she really is biting the hand that feeds her.. without that stupid show she would be NOTHING! she needs a reality check!!

2224 days ago
57.

bulldogi    

She wants to be a whore when she grows up. Her dad is her pimp.

2224 days ago
58.

Andy Warhol    

14:59 and counting.......

2224 days ago
59.

justanotherfknday    

Tie up Miley and Billy in Cinderella's Castle then have Mickey and Minnie piss on 'em, pour gasoline on 'em and light their asses on fire......................

2224 days ago
60.

s    

Miley is a bad role model for all young kids my children pretend to be hannah montana i hope they dont see or here her acting like this and try to copy her this behavior is not right she should know that millions of little kids look up to her i say we all protest her stop going to concerts and her movies the only thing about her we let are children watch is hannah montana.
Her head is to big she is barely wearing clothes lately dating older guys talking about fighting at the vma's this is not someone i want my children to be like we need to help her by protesting her before she ends up with drug problems dui arrest and only the good lord knows what else

2224 days ago
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