Hannah Montana: The Movie (G): Poor Miley Cyrus, growing tired of getting rich off Hannah Montana. In the most bizarre personality shuffle since The Three Faces of Eve, Cyrus has created a wholesome character posing as a pop music princess who is equally squeaky clean. She named the character Miley Stewart, so fans can't confuse her with Hannah.
That means Cyrus, at the tender age of 16, should be allowed to pose for provocative photos and date 20-year-old men, like other girls her age. Don't worry about disappointing little girls worshipping at the altar of Hannah. Miley Cyrus wants to have the fun Miley Stewart won't.
Hannah Montana: The Movie appears to be Cyrus' way of slaying the beast keeping her natural adolescent instincts imprisoned. Apparently her Hannah side is getting snippy with friends and her father (Billy Ray Cyrus; don't get me started on Daddy's role in all this). He takes Miley back home to Tennessee to get in touch with her roots and sing a new batch of oh-so-innocent songs.
Judging by the preview trailers — Disney doesn't need to screen this movie for critics — Miley (Stewart) will reveal the secret identity that anyone with eyes should have deduced before. Miley (Cyrus) will be allowed to spread her wings, maybe do another Annie Leibovitz photo shoot. At least it will feel more honest the next time around.
Steve Persall, Times film critic
4 Number of minutes it took for the "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds" concert tour to sell out at some venues on the 54-date tour. Her stop in Tampa sold out in about 18 minutes.
15 Age at which Miley was the youngest person ever listed on Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World," in 2008.