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Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana and Miley Stewart have new adventures

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.


Miley Cyrus quickly grew into a tween sensation after Hannah Montana debuted on the Disney Channel in 2006. A look at some of the numbers.

67 Number of Hannah Montana episodes so far. The show about a girl who lives a double life as an average teen/pop star also attracts a lot of celebrity guests: Heather Locklear, Dwayne Johnson, Dolly Parton, Donny Osmond and Rob Reiner, to name a few.

14 Age at which Miley became the youngest artist to have two No. 1 albums on the Billboard charts within a year. The albums were Hannah Montana and Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus. Miley's first two solo albums debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

$25 million

Miley's estimated entertainment income from June 2007 to June 2008, according

to Forbes magazine's Celebrity 100 list

(she was No. 35).

$300 Miley's monthly allowance, People reported in April 2008, though maybe she has received a raise since then. (Her earnings go into investment funds unavailable to her until she turns 18.)

$65 million Amount her 2008 film Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert made. It was the No. 1 movie at the box office in its opening weekend in February.

Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana and Miley Stewart have new adventures 04/08/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 4:30am]
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