Saturday, September 20, 2008

Miley And Billy Ray Cyrus Trying To Get Fired From Hanna Montana

Rumors have been swirling for months that teen sensation Miley Cyrus and her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, are no longer happy with their deal with Disney, and that they want out of their "Hanna Montana" contract.

In fact, they have both mentioned publicly that they are ready to wind down the show and start focusing on their respective singing and movie careers.

But there is only one problem. They have a contract.

But reports are surfacing on the tabloid site TMZ that both Miley and Billy Ray have started a war on the set, and that people around them are not happy - especially Disney. Reports of showing up extremely late, infighting among the cast and crew, and Miley telling everyone she is trying to get fired seem to be fueling the fire.

Apparently there is a difference in their contracts fine print if they get fired rather than quit. Billy Ray has been telling anyone who will listen that there is way more money in a singing and touring career then in a Disney cable network family comedy.

TMZ also reported that Emily Osment, who portrays Lilly Truscott on the show, is so angry at Miley that she looks away from the actress after each scene is over, and that her dad got in a shouting match with Billy Ray, complaining that Miley was acting unprofessional.

Sources told the tabloid that Billy Ray has told people on the set that he and Miley will only do twelve more episodes and then they want out. Disney Executives are so upset with the Cyrus duo that they called their agent, accusing Billy Ray and Miley of being unthankful, and insisting that Billy Ray and Miley not only finish the twenty-four episode season due on their contract, but an addition six episodes to boot.

There has been no official word by Disney or the Cyrus camp, but we suspect this will not end amicably. Disney may have a hard time letting go of the millions of dollars that could be lost by winding down the show early.

In addition to filming her latest film "Hanna Montana: The Movie" due next May, Miley is finishing work on the animated family comedy "Bolt", with John Travolta due this November 21.

The film is the story of Bolt (John Travolta), a German Shepherd, who has lived his whole life on the set of his action TV show where he stars with Penny (Miley Cyrus), and believes he has superpowers. When separated from the studio by accident, he meets Mr. Mittens (Susie Essman) and a hamster named Rhino. Along the way, Bolt learns that he doesn't have superpowers and that the show is not realistic.

Watch Miley Cyrus And John Travolta In "Bolt" Movie Trailer

Billy Ray is also appearing in the "Hanna Montana" movie, and has just completed the family musical "Flying By" due next year starring opposite Heather Locklear. The film tells the story of a real estate developer who goes to his 25th high school reunion without his wife, and finds his old teenage band playing. They get him up on stage for a couple of songs, and convince him to come to a rehearsal - and join the band. His wife is outraged, his daughter thinks it's cool, and his Mother encourages him to enjoy life and go for it.

Didn't we just see that movie with Rainn Wilson in "The Rocker?"

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