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EXCLUSIVE First Look: Billy Ray Cyrus Visits '90210'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Nov 4th 2011 11:00AM
Billy Ray Cyrus on 90210'90210' is headed to Sin City, and we've got the exclusive first look at guest star Billy Ray Cyrus.

Next week's episode, titled 'Vegas, Maybe?' (Tues., Nov. 8, 8PM ET on The CW), finds Naomi going all the way to Las Vegas to try to impress Austin's (Justin Deeley) dad, country music superstar Judd Ridge, played by Cyrus.

Also guest starring: 'Jersey Shore' roommate Vinny Guadagnino, who's not playing himself but rather another "celebrity" the guys meet at the pool.

And it sounds like Vegas gets everyone in the mood to gamble a bit, with Liam joining a celebrity poker tournament and Dixon and Adrianna's flirtation growing even stronger. (Ugh.) However, the biggest wow moment goes to Teddy (departing series star Trevor Donovan), who may or may not be going to the chapel to tie the knot with boyfriend Shane.

Check out the full picture of Billy Ray Cyrus -- and his doppleganger -- after the jump.

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Billy Ray Cyrus Books '90210' Role, Melissa McCarthy Working on New Comedy Project & More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 19th 2011 6:05PM
Billy Ray CyrusBilly Ray Cyrus is heading to Beverly Hills. Miley's papa will play Judd Ridge, the father of new '90210' character Austin (Justin Deeley).

According to EW, Cyrus' character is a country star. He's really working those acting chops, huh? His episode will air in November.

Cyrus hosts TLC's 'Surprise Homecoming' and is at work on a Syfy reality series about urban legends. His last acting role was in Disney's 'Hannah Montana.'

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Young National Guardsman Reunites With His Mother on 'Surprise Homecoming' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 23rd 2011 1:15PM
Vicki and her son SPC Jesse Caldwell on 'Surprise Homecoming'Vicki thought she was merely a guest at a military-sponsored event saluting her company, Shangri-La, where she works as a secretary. The company helps the disabled and disadvantaged with living, working, and special needs. Vicki also has a son in the National Guard, which is probably why she got excited when she saw Billy Ray Cyrus, host of 'Surprise Homecoming' (Mondays, 10PM on TLC).

Her son, 20-year-old National Guard Specialist Jesse Caldwell, on the other hand, knew what was about to happen, and was getting anxious. "I'm just getting more excited and more excited," he said. "To be honest, it just seems like it's just taking forever for it to get here." There was a formation of Guardsman standing several yards from Vicki, and Cyrus invited her to give the command to "open ranks."

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Sgt. Alex Lopez Reunites With His Wife and Sons at the Denver Zoo on 'Surprise Homecoming' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 9th 2011 2:50PM
Sgt. Lopez and his wife Angie reunite on 'Surprise Homecoming' Billy Ray Cyrus welcomed military friends and family to the Denver Zoo on 'Surprise Homecoming' (Mondays, 10PM on TLC), and had an extra surprise for the Lopez family. Showing off a blue macaw, Cyrus said the bird would unravel a banner with a special message. It read "Welcome Home Sgt. First Class Alex Lopez U.S. Army." That was when Sgt. Lopez appeared from behind the exhibit to hug his waiting family.

"The moment I got to hug my family it was just like a wave of emotion going through me," he said. "A big smile, ear to ear. I took them into my arms and they just held me. It was awesome." His wife Angie and his sons Xavier and Nathan, 8 and 6-years-old, respectively, felt a similar surge of emotion. "It was very cool and very awesome at the same time," said Xavier.

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'Surprise Homecoming': Soldier Sings 'Hallelujah' During Emotional Reunion With His Kids (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 26th 2011 6:15PM
A reunion at church on 'Surprise Homecoming'It's heartbreaking to see kids separated from their parents by military deployment. For 6-year-old Latavia and 8-year-old Lawrence, the experience was especially trying, since their dad, Sgt. Lawrence Lee, is a single parent. Monday on 'Surprise Homecoming' (Mondays, 10PM on TLC), the Lee family had an emotional reunion at church.

Sgt. Lee had been in Iraq on a yearlong deployment, and his kids obviously missed him dearly. On Monday's show, Sgt. Lee waited with a microphone outside the church doors, made his grand entrance singing 'Glory Glory, Hallelujah' (or 'Battle Hymn of the Republic').

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch a Clip From the 'Surprise Homecoming' Premiere

by Jean Bentley, posted Jul 8th 2011 3:30PM
Surprise HomecomingTLC's new series 'Surprise Homecoming' is designed to tug on your heart strings. In fact, it's most surprising that they're not doling out tissue boxes with each promo for the series, since it's ready-made for tears.

The show follows American soldiers stationed abroad as they surprise their loved ones by returning to their hometowns unannounced, with the help of Billy Ray Cyrus. In AOL TV's exclusive clip from Monday's series premiere, watch Staff Sergeant Jonathan Bentley talk about why he's excited to surprise his wife, Erica, and meet his newborn son, Roman, for the first time.

You won't need your tissues for this clip, but you'll certainly need to stock up before the 'Surprise Homecoming' series premiere on Mon., July 11 at 10PM on TLC.

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Billy Ray Cyrus: 'Surprise Homecoming' One of Greatest Rewards of My Career (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 21st 2011 3:00PM
Billy Ray Cyrus talks about 'Surprise Homecoming' on 'Access Hollywood Live'In May, TLC celebrated Memorial Day with 'Surprise Homecoming,' a special hosted by Billy Ray Cyrus that reunited military servicemen and women with their families. Tuesday on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC), Cyrus talked about how 'Homecoming,' which will continue as an eight-part series in July, was a touching and emotional experience.

"Making this show, it has been so fun," Cyrus said, "and one of the greatest rewards of my career. Truly is a passion project, this show with TLC, because in a way I kind of get to be Santa Claus, like, in every episode putting these troops together and seeing the surprises and the tears of joy and laughter and love."

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Sharon and Kelly Osbourne Rip Billy Ray Cyrus for Miley Comments (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Apr 19th 2011 4:45AM
Sharon, Kelly Osbourne on 'Piers Morgan Tonight'Sharon and Kelly Osbourne were guests on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (weekdays, 9PM ET on CNN), and they didn't hold back when asked about comments Billy Ray Cyrus made a couple months ago in 'GQ' about how he wished he had kept his daughter Miley Cyrus out of show business because 'Hannah Montana' destroyed his family.

"I think that's a really inappropriate thing for someone to say, especially when what they did together gave that person their career back," Kelly, who is close friends with Miley, said of Billy Ray's remarks. "It's not fair to do that to your own child."

Sharon agreed with Kelly. "I don't think he should have done that in print."

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Hoda and Billy Ray Cyrus Compete in Earth Day Quiz Fiasco (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 15th 2011 2:55PM
Hoda Kotb and Billy Ray Cyrus on 'Today''Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) is a news and talk show, not a game show, which has never been more apparent than Friday's Earth Day Quiz segment, featuring contestants Hoda Kotb and Billy Ray Cyrus.

Kotb and Cyrus never seemed quite sure what they were doing or what the questions were. They each gave the same wrong answer to one question, and Cyrus seemed reluctant to use his buzzer, randomly shouting answers. When presented with two chopping blocks, one plastic and one wood, Kotb asked, "For what?" When asked which item - drier lint, moldy bread, tea bags, or Cheez Whiz - shouldn't make your compost pile, Cyrus shouted "tea bread."

It was like watching the 'Celebrity Jeopardy' parody on 'Saturday Night Live.'

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Billy Ray Cyrus Continues GQ Interview Damage Control on 'GMA' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 23rd 2011 12:40PM
Billy Ray Cyrus Continues GQ Interview Damage Control on 'GMA'Billy Ray Cyrus continued to clarify comments he made in an interview to GQ Magazine, including that 'Hannah Montana' "destroyed" his family. On 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC), Cyrus said he was in emotional turmoil when he gave the interview, particularly since his marriage had begun to deteriorate.

"I did that interview with GQ two weeks before Christmas in the midst of a divorce, separated from my family," said Cyrus. "It was a mess surrounded in darkness."

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Billy Ray Cyrus Backtracks on Controversial 'Hannah Montana' GQ Comments (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 18th 2011 2:15PM
Billy Ray Cyrus Backtracks on 'Hannah Montana' CommentsOn 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated), Billy Ray Cyrus backtracked on comments he made in GQ Magazine where he stated that 'Hannah Montana' "destroyed" his family by sending daughter Miley on a self-destructive spiral, and by leading to his divorce from wife Tish.

"I love 'Hannah Montana.' I love Disney. I love our fans that's been with us throughout this whole show. This has been an incredible journey," said Billy Ray, in marked contrast to his GQ interview. "That didn't tear my family apart. Now, fame? Fame is a different animal."

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Jason Sudeikis Talks His 'Other' Billy Ray Cyrus, and How to Embody Sexy and Funny on 'Chelsea Lately' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 25th 2011 1:52AM
Jason Sudeikis, 'Chelsea Lately'Chelsea Handler continues to get her guests to open up about all sorts of things on the air that you'd never catch them talking to Dave or Jay about on 'Chelsea Lately' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on E!). It started innocuously enough with 'Saturday Night Live's Jason Sudeikis.

With Miley Cyrus coming to the show, Handler asked Sudeikis if he planned to reprise his Billy Ray Cyrus impression for her appearance. It certainly seems likely that we'll get another installment of the recurring "Miley Cyrus Show" sketch, which features Sudeikis as Miley's father.

But Sudeikis took the conversation in a whole new direction. "I assume you mean the impression," he said. "Just for clarification. Because that is the nickname for my ... " But then he had to explain exactly how the three word name combines to described his man-parts.

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Kate Gosselin: Unlike Billy Ray Cyrus, No Regrets About Putting Family on TV (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Feb 15th 2011 4:50PM
Kate Gosselin doesn't regret putting her family on TV, unlike Billy Ray CyrusKate Gosselin addressed questions about putting her family on television today on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS). Julie Chen broached the subject after the panel had talked about Billy Ray Cyrus and his regrets about 'Hannah Montana,' a show featuring his daughter, Miley. Gosselin had no such regrets.

The big difference, she said, was that 'Montana' was scripted, whereas 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' was not. "We're living," she said. "The kids just run in and out of the frame and they live. I don't feel like I can really relate a whole lot to what he's saying. I'm still the parent, on-camera, off-camera."

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Billy Ray Cyrus: 'Hannah Montana' Caused Family Problems

by PopEater Staff, posted Feb 15th 2011 12:00PM
billy ray cyrus regrets hannah montanaBilly Ray Cyrus blames the Disney show 'Hannah Montana' for the problems his family has been experiencing, including his divorce from wife Tish.

Cyrus told GQ magazine that he harbors regrets about the show that made his daughter, Miley Cyrus, famous.

"I hate to say it, but yes, I do. I'd take it back in a second," he said of the show, which shot Miley to stardom.

Cyrus also said he worries about the people surrounding his daughter and helping her make career decisions.

"I'm scared for her," he said. "She's got a lot of people around her that's putting her in a great deal of danger. I want to get her sheltered from the storm."

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Billy Ray Cyrus Chases Paranormal Phenomena on Syfy ... Wait, What?

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 7th 2010 1:30PM
Billy Ray CyrusSinger-turned-actor Billy Ray Cyrus and his musician son Trace are setting out on their own on Syfy, far from the shadow of Miley, to investigate conspiracy theories, unexplained activity and paranormal phenomena.

According to TV Guide, 'UFO: Unbelievably Freakin' Obvious' will find the unlikely father-son team traveling across the country to debunk the myths surrounding mysterious urban legends.

"Getting the opportunity to take this adventure with my son, who has always had a keen interest in this area, is a dream come true," Billy Ray said in a statement. "I hope this series can shine a light on some of the activities we have questioned, and the mysteries that have long inspired us."

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