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Mitchel Musso

It's Time to Move On

To Grownup Stuff

12/10/2011 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Disney star Mitchell Musso is leaving the show "Pair of Kings" to move on to adult Disney projects -- and we've learned his recent DUI accelerated the decision.

TMZ broke the story … the 20-year-old was arrested in October for allegedly driving drunk. Just yesterday, he plead not guilty.

Sources connected with the production of "Pair of Kings" tell TMZ ... Musso and Disney have been in talks for months about moving the actor out of the kids show and into young adult projects. We're told Disney wanted him to complete one more season of the "Kings" before he moved on -- and although Musso was reluctant, he agreed.

Sources tells us ... after the DUI arrest, both Disney and Musso agreed it would be better to make the move immediately, rather than waiting another season.

We're told Musso will have an active role at Disney and it's a reflection of the new Disney reality that young actors and actresses get in trouble just like everybody else.

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Bob    

May I ask who you are?

962 days ago
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Arcadia Rink    

"Disney reality that young actors and actresses get in trouble just like everybody else."

DISNEY should know and the list is long!

962 days ago
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crimsons    

Ummmm, I'm 51 and have never had a DUI or any other conviction. So it's not a reality that everyone gets in trouble.

962 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

adult disney projects??? hmmmmmmmm disney is a kids channel what adult projects are there

962 days ago
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viktor    

"Just yesterday, he plead not guilty."

Pled not guilty, you think?
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962 days ago
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Tammie Thompson    

I am a 41 year old mother with a 12 year old daughter and we both LOVE Mitchel Musso on Pair of Kings. How can you have a show called Pair of Kings without one of the Kings. This show is hysterical and well written and acted. Mitchel and Doc Shaw have great chemistry. Disney will make a very bad mistake by letting him or the show go. Yes he made a mistake, but he is human as we all are. It hasn't affected his performance or his likability. He is 20 years old and not a child. We as parents have to teach our children right from wrong and not depend on Disney or any other tv program or actor to teach them. We will be very sadden by him leaving and Disney will lose yet another great show!

962 days ago
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Eric    

"adult Disney projects" Lmfao!!!

962 days ago
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Reed    

Does this mean he can get a decent haircut now?

962 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

He'll be coming out the closet give or take a couple years. If he already hasn't done so.

962 days ago
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Hisjules    

test

962 days ago
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omfg    

First off, I have no idea who this kid is. Second, never trust a guy who wears earrings in both ears.

962 days ago
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Everyones~A~Star    

just like everyone else? My kids dont drink and drive and act like Disney kid ****heads...maybe disney needs to stop breeding drugged up brats.

962 days ago
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CriticAl    

I love how there are never any consequences for these kids. He's 20. He shouldn't even be drinking, much less driving drunk. Fire his ass.

962 days ago
14.

Make Girl Friend    

Oh no .....

962 days ago
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videozombie    

The translation to all of this is: The ratings on pair of kings are terrible and Musso was never all that popular anyway. Making him a singer didn't help, niether dis giving him his own show and now he's just plain making Disney look bad. He's still under contract and paying it out would cost Disney more then just keeping him around until it expires so he's being quietly moved off into the void of Disney has beens and soon will be forgotten forever.

961 days ago
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