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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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91.

miley sux!    

don't they relize that hannah montana gave them the buzz in the first place shes stupid and ugly! demi lovato and selena gomez are so much better!!! they rock! miley sux!!!

2160 days ago
92.

blkbeauty    

Its too bad that Billy Ray is allowing and showing his daughter that this behavior is acceptable.Miley is allowed to act in such
an unprofessional way ,a childess way,but then what can you expect from someone is still calls himself "BILLY"

2160 days ago
93.

AQ    

Hmmm, wonder how quickly they'll try to crawl back looking for a job when she does a non-Hannah Montana tour and all she hears are crickets in the audience?

2160 days ago
94.

moretolife    

So short sighted of them. She's not that talented of a singer! HE's not that talented of a singer! Thank their stars she had the chance, finish out the contract, put "acting" and "singing" to the side, FINISH SCHOOL AND GO TO COLLEGE!!!!!!

She was photo'd going to church a couple weeks ago?? Go to church for CHURCH and the LORD....not for photo ops. She should practice what is taught there and not be so greedy!

2160 days ago
95.

notafan    

My 7 year old granddaughter adores the HM character. My daughter and I sat down with her and explained this story so that a seven year old could understand the bad behavior of both father and offspring. She thought a minute and then said that they probably need to go to church more and pray to become better people. Out of the mouths of babes...

2160 days ago
96.

Piper    

"11. Alright, so TMZ is expecting us to believe that Miley and Billy Ray are trying to getting fired off Hannah Montana. In the same week that Disney announces a movie deal with Miley for a Nicholas Sparks novel based movie.

Please don't expect people to be idiots, there are still some people that have minds of their own and don't believe everything they're told.

Posted at 2:55PM on Sep 20th 2008 by bvang"


While I agree with you on the fact that too many people jump the gun and believe what they're reading about, I have to say the majority are not privvy to the inside information. Therefore, when events such as this are reported with little to nothing to say otherwise, the majority of people are going to side with what little they do know. That doesn't make them idiots, it just makes them ignorant of the actual situation.

Now, it's true Disney has announced it's deal with Miley Cyrus for a future film, it's also true that deal was struck, signed and sealed prior to the current behavior performed by Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus.

While only those on the inside know for sure the details, there's absolutely no hiding the fact that arriving late on purpose simply out of spite remains unprofessional. To make matters worse, when the Cyrus's are on set their attitudes are less than positive making the overall morale on the set less than positive.

Timing is everything in this business, I've no doubt. But to grab the brass ring allthewhile behaving unprofessionally during their obligations to the remaining portions of a series - that was afterall, the launch of their success- is deplorable.

2160 days ago
97.

without achybreaky heart u wouldn't be in this business    

don't bite the hand that feeds u!

2160 days ago
98.

mickey lou    

Why? So she can pose nude?

2160 days ago
99.

Butterfly    

Judging from Miley's "questionable" photos, perhaps her father would like her to become a very young teenage Kim Kardashian.

2160 days ago
100.

Butterfly    

Judging from Miley's "questionable" photos, perhaps her father would like her to become a very young teenage Kim Kardashian.

2160 days ago
101.

rachel    

Hannah Montana is still on the air????????????

2160 days ago
102.

Will    

How does this make sense? Emily and Miley were photographed together days ago. If Emily were so bitter she wouldn't even look Miley in the face, why would she hang out with her outside of work? And I hope nobody says "Oh, well Emily knows Miley is more famous than her so she thinks being photographed with Miley will boost her profile" because if Emily were as bitter as TMZ is making it sound, she wouldn't want to hang out with her at all. Not buying this.

2160 days ago
103.

Mr.Jones    

Anytime kids start obsessing over a person, they seem to instantly get famous. I hope kids get over her soon, so I can stop seeing her ugly mug every store I go into.

2160 days ago
104.

Juliette    

I am amazed at the people who actually believe everything they read. I suppose that these people who believe every word that tmz printed about Miley Cyrus and her dad, also believe every word that is printed in the National Enquirer.

If I believed everything that I have ever heard in my entire life, I'd be dumber than the rocks that are in my driveway. Do a reality check people and make sure your brain is engaged before you print a comment and show your stupidity. It's always better to keep your mouth closed and keep people guessing rather than open your mouth and leave no doubt.

2160 days ago
105.

Kwame    

Slam Comments in Spanish!!!

Miley Cyrus rose to fame because of Guillermo Ramon Ciro (Billy Ray Cyrus) en la musica country!!!

Miley Cyrus: La sucesor de Brenda Lanzas

figure out what those names translate!!!

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