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Poll: Does Miley Cyrus deserve a Razzie for 'The Last Song'?

April 1, 2010 |  2:27 pm

"Please, give the girl some time to grow!" fumed one of Gold Derby's readers when we dished the possibility of Miley Cyrus winning a Razzie Award as worst actress for The Last Song Miley Cyrus news "The Last Song." The poster identified as "Ashley" saw the film and claims "Miley Cyrus portrayed the role of an angsty teenager very well.… People are too harsh on her because she's 'Disney.'"

Do you agree? Pipe in at our poll below.

Over at Metacritc, the movie's score keeps tumbling lower – now it's only 35. The site's readers give it a score of 4.7.

Over at Salon.com, Stephanie Zacharek roars, "It's time to admit she cannot act …. This is a performance with all the elegance of a bitten fingernail." The New York Times says that acting "seems almost entirely beyond her."

However, over at Entertainment Weekly, Lisa Schwarzbaum calls the young star "a revelation," adding, "Miley Cyrus is a really interesting movie star in the making, with an intriguing echo-of-foghorn speaking voice, and a scuffed-up tomboyish physicality (in the Kristen Stewart mode) that sets her apart from daintier girls in her celebrity class."

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Correction: Miley Cyrus joins the Oscar race

December 8, 2009 |  7:32 am
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Cheer up, Miley Cyrus fans! Turns out that the initial info we got from Disney about her being ineligible to win an Oscar wasn't quite right. The studio submitted six songs from the film version of "Hannah Montana" for Oscar consideration. One of them is "Don't Walk Away" — Miley shares writing credit with John Shanks and Hillary Lindsey. That means she's an official Oscar candidate "pending validation of a final list from the Music Branch," adds the studio rep.

Also submitted from "Hannah Montana":

"Butterfly Fly Away," written by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, performed by Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus

"You’ll Always Find Your Way Back Home," written by Taylor Swift and Martin Johnson, performed by Miley Cyrus

"Back To Tennessee," written by Billy Ray Cyrus, Tamara Dunn and Matthew Wilder,
performed by Billy Ray Cyrus

"Hoedown Throwdown," written by Adam Anders and Nikki Hassman, performed by Miley Cyrus

"Everything I Want," written and performed by Steve Rushton

Photo credit: Disney


Will Whitney Houston get Grammy bump from chart success? (Thank you, Miley Cyrus!)

September 3, 2009 |  7:05 pm

"Despite struggling with her vocals on "Good Morning America," Whitney Houston's latest album 'I Look To You' is projected to sell 200,000 copies and gain the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart," reports Billboard.

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If Whitney pulls that off, it'll be a notable achievement, because she's competing against Miley Cyrus' new CD, "The Time of Our Lives," which might be restricted in sales by being released exclusively by Wal-Mart — and prematurely at that. "Lives" was supposed to debut this past Tuesday, but Miley confessed via Twitter that she's "kinda bummed" that Wal-Mart put it on shelves last Friday, triggering early sales of 62,000 copies.

If that helps Whitney to get back on top of the charts, it might give the former Grammy queen a big psychological push in the new awards derby. "I Look to You" debuted (on time) on the last day of Grammy eligibility so that it will be most fresh on voters' minds when they check off their nomination ballots in October. Whitney Houston won six Grammys, including the recording academy's two highest honors — best record ("I Will Always Love You") and album ("The Bodyguard") of the year (1993).

Miley Cyrus, by contrast, has won no Grammys.

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Teen Choice Awards: Complete list of winners

August 10, 2009 |  6:41 am

When viewing the Teen Choice Awards on Fox tonight (8 p.m. PDT/.EDT), you'll need a cheat sheet to follow the multiple wins. At the live ceremony on Sunday night, "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson claimed surf boards both for best movie actor and best hottie. The Jonas Brothers rode more boards than they can hang 10 over at the same time (five victories). Miley Cyrus beat them, claiming six.

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TEEN CHOICE AWARDS
Choice Movie Action Adventure: "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"
Choice Movie Drama: "Twilight"
Choice Movie Bromantic Comedy: "Marley & Me"
Choice Movie Comedy: "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"
Choice Movie Chick Flick: "27 Dresses"
Choice Movie Horror/Thriller: "Friday the 13th"
Choice Movie Music/Dance: "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
Choice Movie Hissy Fit: Miley Cyrus, "Hannah Montana: The Movie"
Choice Movie Actor Drama: Robert Pattinson, "Twilight"
Choice Movie Actress Drama: Kristen Stewart, "Twilight"
Choice Movie Actor Action Adventure: Hugh Jackman, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"
Choice Movie Actress Action Adventure: Jordana Brewster, "Fast & Furious"
Choice Movie Actor Comedy: Zac Efron, "17 Again"
Choice Movie Actress Comedy: Anne Hathaway, "Bride Wars"
Choice Movie Actress Music/Dance: Miley Cyrus, "Hannah Montana: The Movie"
Choice Movie Actor Music/Dance: Zac Efron, "High School Musical 3: Senior Year"
Choice Movie Villain: Cam Gigandet, "Twilight"
Choice Movie Fresh Face Female: Ashley Greene, "Twilight"
Choice Movie Fresh Face Male: Taylor Lautner, "Twilight"
Choice Movie Liplock: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, "Twilight"
Choice Movie Rumble: Robert Pattinson vs. Cam Gigandet, "Twilight"
Choice Movie Rockstar Moment: Zac Efron, "17 Again"

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'Twilight,' Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers rock the Teen Choice Awards

August 9, 2009 |  9:33 pm

Giving out surf boards as trophies turned out to be appropriate at the Teen Choice Awards, where "Twilight," Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron and the Jonas Brothers rode waves of victories.

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"Twilight" won 11 of its 12 Teen Choice Awards nominations, even beating Oscar champ "Slumdog Millionaire" for best drama, Robert Pattinson crushed "Slumdog" star Dev Patel, and Kristen Stewart beat Freido Pinto in the performance races. "Twilight" also claimed more offbeat categories such as best romance, liplock, rumble, villain (Cam Giganget), fresh face female (Ashley Greene) and fresh face male (Taylor Lautner).

The Teen Choice Awards were held at Universal Studios' Gibson Amphitheatre and hosted by the Jonas Brothers, who performed "Much Better" and won five surf boards, including male red-carpet icons and breakout TV show ("Jonas").

Miley Cyrus performed "Party in the U.S.A." and claimed six kudos, including best comedy TV show ("Hannah Montana"), comedy actress, music/dance movie actress, hissy fit, music single ("The Climb") and summer song ("Before the Storm"). She also presented Britney Spears with the ultimate choice awards, crowing, "I'm a big fan of hers!"

"Gossip Girl" won a series prize plus surf boards for Chace Crawford, Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick as choice drama actor, actress and villain.

Zac Efron won best music/dance actor for "High School Musical 3" and comedy movie actor and rock-star moment for "17 Again."

There were also musical performances by Black Eyed Peas, and Sean Kingston. The awards show will air on Fox at 8 p.m. Monday night.

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MTV Movie Awards: Will 'Twilight' vampires devour Oscars fave 'Slumdog'?

May 4, 2009 | 11:55 am

Sure, "Slumdog Millionaire" was top dog at the Oscars, but it merely came in second place behind "Twilight" today when the MTV Movie Awards nominations were announced. "Twilight" reigned with seven nominations, including best picture, best breakthrough performance male (Robert Pattison and Taylor Lautner) and best female performance (Kristen Stewart).

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"Slumdog Millionaire" reaped six nods, including best picture, competing, in addition to "Twilight," against "The Dark Knight," "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" and "Iron Man."

"Slumdog" star Dev Patel competes against Pattinson and Lautner for best breakthrough performance male along with Ben Barnes ("The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian") and Bobb'e J. Thompson ("Role Models"). Co-star Freida Pinto is up for best female breakthrough performance along with Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens ("High School Musical 3: Senior Year"), Miley Cyrus ("Hannah Montana: The Movie"), Amanda Seyfried ("Mamma Mia!") and  Kat Dennings, ("Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist").

"Twilight" stars Pattinson and Stewart compete for best kiss opposite "Slumdog Millionaire" heartthrobs Patel and Pinto, as well as James Franco and Sean Penn ("Milk") and Paul Rudd and Thomas Lennon ("I Love You, Man").

"Twilight" and "Slumdog" will also square off in the new category for best song, in which Oscar champ "Jai Ho" from "Slumdog" takes on Paramore's "Decode" ("Twilight"), Bruce Springsteen's "The Wrestler," and Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" ("Hannah Montana: The Movie").

Another new category is "best WTF moment," which includes Amy Poehler peeing in the sink in "Baby Mama," Ben Stiller licking a decapitated head in "Tropic Thunder," young Jamal jumping into the outhouse excrement in "Slumdog Millionaire," Angelina Jolie killing all of her foes and herself with one curved bullet in "Wanted," and Jason Segel breaking up with Kristen Bell while naked in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."

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Jonas Brothers' new TV series will probably be the kids' choice

May 4, 2009 | 11:48 am

Watch out, Miley Cyrus! The Jonas Brothers' new TV series "Jonas" is about to cause more trouble for "Hannah Montana" at the Kids' Choice Awards and elsewhere in kudosland.

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As the L.A. Times review notes, the Jonas Brothers' show "feels long in coming" and it looks like a "classic high school comedy" quite similar to "Hannah Montana," considering it "stars stars who play stars." That's because KevinNick and Joe Jonas portray the Lucases, fictional "rock and roll superstar brothers as they try to live ordinary lives," according to the Disney Channel's description.

The series has some detractors like the snooty New York Times, which predictably dismisses "Jonas" as a "noxious, awkward mix of art, commerce and romance," but that won't hurt its kid appeal. In fact, when it comes to the Kids' Choice Awards, "Jonas" is just the kind of show voters adore.

In 2008, "Hannah Montana" lost the award for favorite TV show to "Drake & Josh," which also won in 2006 — another series starring dimple-cheeked brothers (well, step-brothers, actually). "Hannah Montana" has never won that category and, considering it will compete next year against "Jonas," doesn't — let's face it — have much hope of victory ahead.

Photo credit: Disney Channel

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'Hannah Montana: The Movie' bolsters Miley Cyrus' Oscar dreams

April 12, 2009 |  4:45 pm

Remember when Miley Cyrus told Ryan Seacrest on the Oscars red carpet in February 2008 that she hopes "to continue to do films and one day I'll be here with my own movie"? After three years of Miley Cyrus starring in the Disney TV series, the surprising success of "Hannah Montana: The Movie" at the box office this weekend may mean we should take her dreams seriously.

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"Disney's second film based on its mega-hit TV-and-music franchise opened to $34 million, surpassing estimates of most Hollywood insiders who had pegged it to open in the $20-million range," reports the Los Angeles Times. Miley Cyrus' previous feature-film release, " Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour," released in early 2008, grossed $70 million worldwide ($65 million in the U.S.).

"Hannah Montana: The Movie" is merely an extended episode of the TV show, of course, but it proves that Miley Cyrus has serious clout with moviegoers. Earlier this year she proved more of the same when she voiced the character Penny in "Bolt," which was nominated for best animated feature at the Oscars and reaped $290 million worldwide ($114 million domestically). Miley Cyrus even came close — yikes — to nabbing an Oscar nomination for herself as co-writer of "Bolt" song "I Thought I Lost You," which reaped nominations for best song from the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards.

Next year she stars in a serious feature film, "The Last Song," written by Nicholas Sparks ("The Notebook") and directed by Julie Anne Robinson ("Grey's Anatomy," "Weeds"). According to IMDB.com, it's "a drama centered on a rebellious young woman who is sent to spend the summer with her estranged father."

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Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Brad Paisley to perform at ACM Awards

April 1, 2009 |  2:24 am

Miley Cyrus just won a Kids' Choice Award as best female vocalist for a second year in a row, but she isn't nominated for any prizes at this Sunday's awards bestowed by the  Academy of Country Music at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (CBS, 8 p.m. ET/ PT). Nonetheless, Miley Cyrus will make her ACM Awards debut while performing her latest hit tune, "The Climb," from the soundtrack of "Hannah Montana: The Movie."

Miley cyrus hannah montana acm awards Reba McEntire will debut her new single "Strange," the first release from her upcoming album. Reba is hosting the ACM Awards show for a record 11th time and is nominated for best vocal event for her collaboration with Brooks & Dunn ("Cowgirls Don't Cry").

Other performers at the kudocast include Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Jamey Johnson, John Rich, Lee Ann Womack, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Heidi Newfield, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift could pull off some big award upsets on Sunday night. Carrie Underwood has held onto the trophy for best female vocalist for the past two years, but now she could be usurped by Swift, who's recently become a sudden mega-star. Taylor Swift ("Fearless") also poses a threat to Underwood ("Carnival Ride") in the race for best album of the year where they compete against Montgomery Gentry ("Back When I Knew It All"), Jamey Johnson ("That Lonesome Song") and George Strait ("Troubadour").

See a full list of nominees here at the Academy of Country Music's website.

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Jonas Brothers crushed again as Taylor Swift gets revenge

March 4, 2009 |  2:09 pm

The Jonas Brothers are not having a good week ... and it is only Wednesday. Their concert film — "The Jonas Brothers: The 3D Experience" — was a big box-office disappointment, earning only $12.7 million last weekend. Expectations had been as high as a $40-million opening for this movie version of the recent sell-out tour by the Jonas Brothers. And now comes word that the soundtrack sold only 49,700 copies last week.

Worse, their newest music release came in at No. 3 — that's two slots behind "Fearless," the latest mega-selling CD by Joe Jonas' ex-galpal Taylor Swift. "Fearless" had already topped the charts for 10 previous weeks, so the fact that Joe Jonas and siblings couldn't dislodge it at this late point with fresh new music is sweet revenge for Swift, who says Joe hurt her "deeply" during their failed romance.

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How much more humbling can those way-too-cool Jonas Brothers take, eh? Their latest CD is performing disastrously compared to their last — "A Little Bit Longer" — which debuted at No. 1 in August, selling a whopping 525,000 copies. The recent anemic movie and record receipts came after a huge promotional push that saw the boys blanket day-time, prime-time and late-night TV shows.

Last year the Jonas Brothers were the opening act for Miley Cyrus on her Best of Both Worlds tour. They also appeared in the movie version of that show, which made a staggering $31 million in its opening weekend last year. And the soundtrack to that film sold a total of 484,000 copies.

Miley Cyrus does not appear with the Jonas Brothers in their movie, but her friend Taylor Swift does duet with the boys. The crossover country singer is enjoying a long run at the top of the album chart with "Fearless" selling 73,200 more copies this week. And Swift's disc has spent 11 of its 16 weeks in the No. 1 spot with total sales exceeding 2.6 million. Perhaps Disney would have had better luck starring Swift in a concert movie and leaving the Jonas Brothers second on the bill.

After the smash success of her self-titled debut album, which sold more than 2.5 million copies following its release in October 2006, Swift competed for best new artist at last year's Grammy Awards. She lost to British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. At this year's Grammys, the Jonas Brothers lost their bid for best new artist to another British female singer-songwriter, Adele. The nominees for that category are determined by a committee rather than the general membership of the Recording Academy. And though both Swift and the Jonas Brothers may have been included in an attempt to boost ratings, she could well be a contender across the board next year.

Taylor Swift has been embraced by the two rival country music award shows. She won best new artist from both the Country Music Assn. and the Academy of Country Music. And she contends for the third time for female vocalist at the upcoming ACM awards. And as for the Jonas Brothers, well they did win favorite group at last year's Kids' Choice Awards, and they contend again for that honor at the end of this month.

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Hey, those Jonas Brothers aren't so hot — but overrated flops?

March 2, 2009 | 11:27 am

"We want a Grammy!" the Jonas Brothers recently told reporters. "It didn't quite happen this year, but that's OK."

Well, maybe it's never going to happen. Maybe the "Burnin' Up" boys are already all burnt up considering how poorly their concert movie just performed.

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Last year the Jonas Brothers were the warm-up concert act for Miley Cyrus' Best of Both Worlds Tour. They were bunched because the music acts appeal to the same audience, so it was widely believed that their concert movies would perform similarly too.

Miley Cyrus' movie earned $31 million its opening weekend last year. Since "The Jonas Brothers: The 3D Experience" was unspooling in nearly twice as many theaters, it was expected to top that — landing in the $32 million to $40 million range. Instead, it reaped only $12.7 million.

Are the Jonas Brothers overrated? If so, they're probably going to be a bust on the awards scene ahead. Consider this: They got only a single Grammy nomination last month — for best new artist, which they lost to Adele. Nominees for best new artist aren't decided by the mass membership of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which is how they're determined for most other categories. There's a secret committee that cooks up the five contenders. The committee might've jammed the Jonas Brothers on the list, thinking they'll be a big TV draw but didn't really have much respect for them as music artists.

That the Jonas Brothers weren't nominated at the Grammys for pop vocal group performance or best dance recording may be telling. Both of those lineups are determined by a popular vote of the music professionals within the academy.

Granted, boy bands don't do well at the Grammys. 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys, Menudo, New Kids on the Block and even the Monkees didn't win. But most hot boy bands at least get nominated frequently. 'N Sync and Backstreet Boys were even nominated for the highest Grammy honor of all — record of the year ('N Sync for "Bye, Bye, Bye" and Backstreet Boys for "I Want It That Way"). Heck, the Backstreet Boys were even nominated for best album ("Millennium")! The Beatles, of course, won ("Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts' Club Band")!

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Week in Review - Oscars Edition: Predictions for every race | Telecast details | Nominees cursed and blessed | Quizzes galore

February 22, 2009 |  2:26 am

OSCAR PREDICTIONS

Gold Derby's gutsy, 100% accurate Oscars predictions

Gold Derby odds on the top Oscars races

Experts predict who'll win the Oscars

Sean Penn and Mickey Rourke in a real heavyweight bout

Can Meryl Streep beat Kate Winslet at the Oscars?

Rookie pundit needs a new Oscars crystal ball

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OSCARS TELECAST

Will Rob Pattinson sing with Mary Poppins at the Oscars?

Will Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Zac Efron and Rob Pattinson wow Oscars' viewers?

'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson will be an Oscars presenter

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OSCAR NOMINEES

Heath Ledger's ultimate joke on the Oscars?

Heath Ledger's family plans to take his Oscar, which should go to Matilda if he wins!

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Will the Babe Factor help Kate Winslet in a close Oscars contest with Meryl Streep?

Watch out, Mickey Rourke: Indie Spirit is Oscar's consolation prize

Penelope Cruz: 'Whatever happens, I will probably have a few beers and I don't drink!'

No 'Doubt' Viola Davis could win at Oscars for portraying a long-suffering wife

OSCAR RACES

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The Oscars' best picture usually = big picture

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OSCAR FLASHBACK

Did 'Ben-Hur' deserve to win best picture at the Oscars?

OSCAR QUIZZES

Quiz: Which actor had the most Oscar bids in a row?

Quiz: Which Bette Davis flick suffered the worst Oscars' shut-out?

Quiz: Who turned down Jodie Foster's Oscar-winning role in 'Lambs'?

Quiz: Who won an Oscar on her birthday?

Quiz: Which Oscar-winning role was not gay?

Quiz: How much does an Oscar cost to make?

Quiz: Which movies won for writing, directing and acting, but failed to win best picture?

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