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TV Casting: Dolly Parton Returning to 'Hannah Montana'

by Andrew Scott, posted Mar 29th 2010 12:30PM
Dolly PartonDolly Parton will reportedly return for the final season of 'Hannah Montana,' reprising her role as Aunt Dolly. Parton -- who previously appeared in two episodes of the hit Disney Channel series -- revealed the big news on Friday, although she did not specify when the episode will air. Recently, it was revealed that 'Hannah Montana' would end after its fourth season. [Knoxville News Sentinel]

More casting news after the jump.

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Kids Choice Awards 2010 Winners: A Fine Slime Time

by Meg Prossnitz, posted Mar 27th 2010 10:01PM

It was all slime and smiles at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2010, with plenty of celebrities getting the green goo treatment, including host Kevin James. Even Tina Fey and Steve Carell, co-stars in the upcoming 'Date Night,' came out for the very purpose of getting super-slimed.

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New TV DVDs for March 9: 'Hannah Montana,' 'Walker, Texas Ranger' and More

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 9th 2010 1:00PM
With the Oscars airing this week (and by all accounts putting most of America to sleep), it's no surprise that the DVD market is dominated by Oscar nominated films looking to capitalize on free publicity. That in turn my help explain why this week's array of TV DVDs is comprised almost entirely of classic (and not-so-classic) shows form the distant past. After all, the DVD market is a lot like an MMA fight: you have to pick your spots.

There is one bright spot for people under the age of 40, though, and that's Miley Cyrus, who has a little bit of Oscar hype herself after somewhat inexplicably appearing on the telecast as a presenter. Whether or not that cameo will help boost sales of 'Hannah Montana: Miley Says Goodbye' is uncertain, but chances seem slim. After all, by the time the Oscars ended, most 'Hannah Montana' fans had been in bed for hours.

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Billy Ray Cyrus Confirms 'Hannah Montana''s End Date

by Nicholas White, posted Jan 11th 2010 11:15AM
Billy Ray CyrusBilly Ray Cyrus has confirmed news that is sure to crush the achy breaky hearts of 'Hannah Montana' fans everywhere.

"The future is we are doing 11 more episodes," Billy Ray Cyrus told Inside TV at Saturday's L.A. premiere of 'The Spy Next Door.' "Disney will have new episodes to air all the way through 2011."

A Disney spokesperson said last week, "Right now, we are scheduled to wrap [forever] after shooting this new batch of episodes."

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Hannah Montana no more

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 9th 2010 2:05PM
Hannah MontanaThe Disney Channel has confirmed that this upcoming fourth season of the popular tween sitcom Hannah Montana will be the last. The final season will have guest-stars such as Ray Liotta and Two and a Half Men's Angus T. Jones.

Gee, what was the first clue that this would be the final season, Disney? Was it Miley Cyrus' increasing star power? Was it her singing career (which is for Disney records so it's not like the relationship is ending)? Was it the fact that she's getting older and before too long won't be able to pass for a high school student anymore? Or is she just fed up with the role?

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Party Ending for Miley Cyrus' 'Hannah Montana'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jan 8th 2010 3:35PM
Hannah MontanaThe hit Disney Channel series 'Hannah Montana' is coming to an end.

Adam Bonnett, senior VP/programming for Disney Channel Worldwide, confirmed the news to the NY Post, saying, "Right now we're scheduled to wrap [forever] after shooting this new batch of episodes."

Season 4 will premiere in the late spring, with episodes scheduled to "roll out at least over a full year," according to Bonnett.

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JONAS in iCarly witness relocation while Hannah and Sonny get renewals

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 2nd 2009 6:07PM
Hannah MontanaLooks like the Disney Channel underestimated the power of Nickelodeon's iCarly. Their attempts to squash the possible threat to their Hannah Montana empire were squashed, however, when a special iCarly smashed the second episode of JONAS, the new star vehicle for the Jonas Brothers. So to make themselves feel better, and despite what Miley Cyrus may have been saying, the show will go on. Disney has picked up Hannah Montana for a fourth season, as well as Demi Lovato's Sonny With a Chance for a second.

As for JONAS, it's already been yanked from Saturdays where, despite an impressive debut, it got slammed in its second outing by iCarly. So now, it's joining the Disney Sunday lineup, where it can nestle snugly behind Hannah Montana and Sonny With a Chance. This does create a powerhouse Sunday night for the network, while protecting the two newer shows with the power of Miley Cyrus.

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Disney grooming Wizards of Waverly Place to be their "next big thing"

by Jason Hughes, posted May 2nd 2009 12:08PM
Wizards of Waverly PlaceDisney is doing everything they can to make sure that their target demo of 9-14 year olds can't breathe without choking on the Russos of Wizards of Waverly Place. Other than that, And with Miley Cyrus talking publicly about life after Hannah Montana, whenever that might be, it's time to look to Wizards of Waverly Place's Selena Gomez. As such, Disney has renewed Wizards for a third season and even greenlit a telefilm for the property.

What they really need to do is stream it on Hulu to ensure it is. The kids are online, you know.

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Right now on Cinematical

by Kona Gallagher, posted Apr 10th 2009 3:17PM
The folks at our sister site Cinematical are working hard to give you news and reviews of the best -- and worst -- the silver screen has to offer. Here are some of their musings on the latest blockbusters, indies, and everything in between:

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What will TV do without Hannah Montana?

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 6th 2009 7:10PM
Miley Cyrus as If you ask me, it's a little early to throw in the towel completely on television at sixteen years old, Miley. Look how well that worked out for David Caruso when he told NYPD Blue to kiss his ass so he could be the next big Hollywood movie star? Granted, Miley Cyrus' level of celebrity is on a completely different plane than Lt. Horatio Caine; I don't recall Caruso on the cover of Tiger Beat every week back in the day.

Nevertheless, Miley Cyrus indicated that she would be done with television after Hannah Montana wraps its run on the Disney Channel. She's already said she doesn't want to do Hannah Montana in film any more either. So it looks like Cyrus will be looking to follow the path that Lizzy McGuire AKA Hilary Duff did when she walked away from the Mouse.

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An item for those who haven't had their fill of Miley or the Jo Bros

by Richard Keller, posted Jan 19th 2009 11:03AM

Haven't had enough of the Jo Bros. Well, you'll have a chance to see more of them Monday night.Admit it ... you're obsessed with the Jonas Brothers (known in the tween world as the Jo Bros) and Miley Cyrus (known in the tween world as -- Miley Cyrus). You wake up in Hannah Montana pajamas, you eat your cereal with your Miley Cyrus spoon, and you make sure you have safe sex with your Jo Bros' IUD. But, you need more to satisfy your craving for Disneyfied bubblegum rock and pop. Thing is, you fear that you have exhausted all of your resources.

Have some faith, slightly creepy one. Fact of the matter is the Disney Channel is watching your back. Starting at 5:30 pm tonight, the network will be premiering the Jonas Brothers' newest video, as well as Miley's first video from her new Hannah Montana movie. If that weren't enough to sustain you, Disney will be broadcasting the Kids Inaugural: We Are the Future concert, which will feature not only the Jo Bros and Miley, but Demi Lovato and Bow Wow (no longer 'Little').

See? Everything will be okay. Now you can get dressed in your High School Musical pants suit and head out to your job as CEO of a multi-billion dollar company.

[information courtesy of Cynopsis]

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Disney orders more Hannah Montana

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 3rd 2008 9:30AM
Miley and MickeyThe Disney Channel has ordered six additional episodes for the third season of their ridiculously successful series Hannah Montana. The series stars teen icon Miley Cyrus in an effort to maximize her exposure before she is sacrificed for the harvest.

This brings the number of total episodes of the season to 30. When does any show get thirty episodes per season? The number I've always understood to be the maximum is 24 (and that's only for a series that is actually called 24). My guess is they're trying to wring as much they can from Miley before she goes to her inevitable solo career. Perhaps Disney should just create a new character for the franchise: Miley Mouse.

As a side note, Disney has also ordered more episodes of The Suite Life on Deck, a series I've never heard of but I'm sure parents of very young children will be sick of before too long.

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Have a slice of birthday cake with Miley Cyrus at Disneyland

by Richard Keller, posted Aug 25th 2008 5:22PM

Got a few hundred bucks? Then you can go wish Miley Cyrus a happy birthday at DisneylandParents, it is time to put our collective feet firmly on the ground. We have spent the last year-and-a-half pumping billions of dollars into the monstrosity that is the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus empire with the ever-increasing amount of products that give our daughters fits whenever they see them in the store. Everything and anything with even a picture of The Hannah or Miley has come into our homes, making our childless neighbors or those with a cadre of boys scratch their heads in curiosity as to why this teenager's face graces so many surfaces.

Well, I say enough is enough! Time to put down our wallets and purses, straighten up and notify our children, in a firm but gentle manner, that we will no longer be supporting their Hannah/Miley addiction. The best place to start is to let them know that, in no uncertain terms, will we be plunking down $250 a pop (plus airfare, lodging, and rental car) to wish Ms. Cyrus a happy 16th birthday at Disneyland on October 5th. Oh, Cyrus will perform a few songs at the party, and it will be limited to 5000 of her closest fans. But, will the cost be worth it for something your daughters will forget when Miley eventually fades into the limelight and they begin to think about (gasp!) boys?

But, if you can't resist, you better get to your phone, computer, or Disneyland now to be one of the first when tickets go on sale this Saturday at 9:00 AM PDT (that's noon to us East Coasters). Don't worry, the rest of us will be there to support you when you return. Just make sure you bring pictures and souvenirs of the event. Hey, we have only so much strength, you know!

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ABC announces new cast of Dancing With the Stars

by Kona Gallagher, posted Aug 25th 2008 12:02PM
Dancing with the starsDancing With the Stars is a show that makes no sense to me. I understand the appeal of it; I'm usually very interested in any program that involves celebrities doing ridiculous things on national television and I know that people love bright shiny costumes, but it still somehow manages to hold no interest for me whatsoever.

With that said, I know that the announcement of each season's DWTS cast is heavily anticipated and rumored for months before the actual announcement. We heard that Dan Marino may be a contestant; a claim that was soon denied. 82-year-old Cloris Leachman was another name floated, as was Magnum, P.I. himself, Tom Selleck. Kim Kardashian and Kathy Griffin were also said to have been approached.

As with most rumors, some of these turned out to be false, but others had some truth to them. Follow me after the jump for the official (and completely insane) cast of Dancing With the Stars' seventh season, along with some twists the producers have cooked up for this go-around.

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Miley Cyrus to host Teen Choice Awards

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 18th 2008 8:22AM
Miley CyrusStill haven't had enough of Hannah Montana? Well, you're in luck then because teen sensation Hannah Montana AKA Miley Cyrus has been slated to host the 2008 Teen Choice Awards. She's also up for three awards herself, which is nice and all, but pales in comparison to the CW's Gossip Girl with 14 and Chris Brown with nine. I've seen Cyrus in interviews and ad-libbing and she seems incredibly competent and comfortable so I expect she'll do a fine job hosting. The ceremony is set for Monday, August 4 at 8 ET on FOX.

I hate to say it, but do you think there's a legion of people out there just waiting for her to lose it the way many of the teen starlets eventually do. Maybe not as bad as Lindsay "You Really Don't Want to Mess With the" Lohan. But you know they've got the countdown clock for her eighteenth birthday, and they're all throwing little parties because of those Miley Cyrus naughty MySpace pics. The funny thing about all the scandal to me is that those pics aren't really all that big of a deal.

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