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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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76.

noitall    

WRITING ON THE WALL along time ago! Like most celebs that get too much too fast and have their careers skyrocket, I wouldn't be at all surprised that if Dad & daughter keep this prima donna crap up, NO ONE will want anything to do with them!

Maybe that's just what they need ... a good solid reality check!!!!

2232 days ago
77.

gitrdun    

Miley should leak some nude pictures of herself. That would get her fired like she wants.

2232 days ago
78.

PolarBear    

Considering the terms that they are fighting over, I'd say the Cyrus team are degenerates and yes "ingrates" is suiting. Billy Ray is degenerate trailer trash of the worst kind. You can see that he's not a professional by disrupting the Disney productions.

2232 days ago
79.

PolarBear    

Guys like Billy Ray don't last long.

2232 days ago
80.

TMZ FAN    

Miley sucks and has no tallent .. When Disney drops her (and they will) .. Her 15 min of fame will be over ..

2232 days ago
81.

MrsJoeJonas    

I used to be obsessed with Miley. I still love her but....if this is true I'm starting to have second thoughts. She is a good singer, but i like her better when she was Hannah Montana Miley Cyrus...not just Miley Slutty Cyrus. I realized that after the Niley breakup she became a totally different person. Selena&&Demi....they're just ahh-mazing...OMJ and the JoBros are my life. but why Miley? why?

2232 days ago
82.

Rita    

How selfish and ungrateful. Miley's fame is just temporary, just like her Dad. A little fame has apparently gone to her head.

2232 days ago
83.

YAY    

Way to go Disney! Make her do all the episodes. If Miley and her continue to show up late, take away a $1000 for each min that they're late.

2232 days ago
84.

Jennifer    

I have HATED Miley Cyrus since she surfaced, this just re-assures my HATE, she is a greedy lil bitch!! (and I hate her smile!)

2232 days ago
85.

you greedy little ingrates    

The unfortunate reality is that Miley's dad and manager are brushing aside Disney, the company that created the character Hanna Montana which in turn led to her fortune. How quickly they have forgotten who and what has made her famous. To put it bluntly, this exposes their greed and selfishness. Billy Ray, what a joke you are. Are you running out of money from your simpleton career as a second rate performer thinking you need to cash in on your daughters fame, thinking she is not that great of a performer and it's prabably a good idea to get all you can before her limited future career stalls. Hope you put away some of those millions she has made. Aloha. And to Miley, perhaps you should look into giving back to the public that has made you rich and famous. Share a good message, lead the small children that look up to you in ways other what we are speaking of here. Nobody wants to see another pathetic pair of parents like Britey and Jamie-lynn's mother and spineless father lead their child into a life of excess and greed causing, well, we all know what happened to those two.

2232 days ago
86.

drumguy    

Miley, hope you saved your money, because your light is burning out quick. My daughter, who's in middle school, just told me "Hannah Montana is out, nobody at school likes her". Billy Ray, don't bite the hand that feeds ya, pardner, or you'll be back playing cowtowns in Virginia sooner than you think.

2232 days ago
87.

JEN2K    

They should finish thier contractual Agreement with grace and poise. They should both be grateful for the good fortune they've experienced in the entertainment industry.

2232 days ago
88.

Lolita    

Gee, rednecks behaving badly.... let me put on my surprised face.

2232 days ago
89.

Robert    

If you don't like your job, you are allowed in this country to say I QUIT! How many times have YOU PEOPLE quit a job because you don't like it?? Thats what I thought! What does Disney think they are in having "binding committments"?? Yeah, binding committments like your cell phone or satellite tv providers.

2232 days ago
90.

Seattlelite    

oh, that's a good way to lose your career... bite the hands that feed you. Never mind they don't care about anyone else on the show who would lose their jobs. Idiots

2232 days ago
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