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Hannah Montana

Hannah Montana

Date: May 19 2008

Themes: Music, Pop Culture

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There’s a long history of rock stars with personae. David Bowie had Ziggy Stardust and Eminem had Slim Shady. But a new, young star named Miley Cyrus, with her alter ego Hannah Montana, is the first to combine this sort of maneuver with the youth, beauty and innocence that has launched stars like Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson.

Recently, Cyrus has been in the news for some nude photos (that didn’t show any nudity) of her that were published in Vanity Fair. But Devan and Amanda have a completely unrelated concern about Miley Cyrus: her fans, or better yet, their parents, are completely insane.

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Devan

Devan

Amanda

Amanda

Devan:  So, what is all this craze over Hannah Montana?

Amanda:  A.K.A. Miley Cyrus?

Devan:  Yes.

Amanda:  It’s crazy, right?

Devan:  I’ve like never…There’s people fighting at Christmas time for her dolls because they sold out. There were moms punching each other in the face at Walmart and stuff trying to get her dolls.

Amanda:  The behavior of the parents to get their kids hooked up with the toys or the concert tickets. It’s crazy.

Devan:  Did you hear about the mother who lied for her child so that she could get the tickets for her concert? There was a concert…You had to write an essay, “Why do you want to meet Hannah Montana?”

Amanda:  I’m scared to ask what the lie was.

Devan:  She said that her father…She wrote it as a six-year-old, the mother did, and said, “My daddy died in Iraq,” which wasn’t true, and she won the contest and a reporter dug it up, found out it wasn’t true and they revoked her prize.

Amanda:  OK, that’s just wrong. And that’s how desperate parents get. But Miley Cyrus, she’s a teenager. She’s the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus, kind of a one-hit wonder, no offense, in the whole country realm, and here he’s put his teenage daughter out on a television show, on tours…

Devan:  Oh yeah, she’s way more successful than her dad ever was.

Amanda:  Absolutely. And the whole thing, the whole schtick is she’s Hannah Montana blonde and Miley Cyrus brunette and that’s the whole thing. Two in one package. And my kid, who is five, is absolutely obsessed with her. So the market is girls and boys.

Devan:  Well, step aside, Britney Spears!

Amanda:  No doubt.

 

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Discussion

Devan has noticed that Hannah Montana is really popular right now. Last Christmas, parents fought in stores over Hannah Montana dolls to give to their kids.

But the worst yet is one woman who wrote a letter pretending to be her six-year-old daughter and claiming that her father had been killed in the Iraq war so that she could meet Hannah Montana. A reporter investigated the story and discovered it was a lie.

Amanda’s five-year-old son likes Hannah Montana too and she explains to Devan that Miley Cyrus only becomes Hannah Montana when she’s blonde.

If you had a musical alter ego, what would it be?

 

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katy76

katy76

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

in the past i was interested in movie but now i don’t like it at all.

10:13 PM Aug 07 2013 |

princessanika

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

she is nice i like her,she’s eyes is cuteWink

03:10 PM Sep 18 2012 |

eva ballado

Mexico

hahaha i like her music i love it:)  

06:11 PM Aug 13 2011 |

drisya060.ms

India

love Hannah and her music

02:35 PM May 29 2010 |

vivivi^^

vivivi^^

China

i like her music and tv,so funny~

06:46 AM Jan 26 2010 |

mickee85

mickee85

Philippines

Miley Cyrus is a wild chick. I love the way she moves on stage and her songs are great. But sometimes I think she's overconfident on herself.

06:43 AM Nov 19 2009 |

Safrin

India

I HAVE IMPROVED ALOT

07:45 AM Oct 20 2009 |

Shabrina

Shabrina

Indonesia

hannah montanah is the best of both world :))

luv ya ~

n hannah montanah the movie is a good film

FUNNY film XD

08:34 AM Sep 01 2009 |

vinay_punj

vinay_punj

India

i’m going with kasiek61.

04:22 AM Jun 07 2008 |

cleverheart123

Egypt

i didn't like it… it was weird… i'm a fan of hannah montana, buti couldn't understand if the people in the paragraph a fan too or not…

07:45 PM May 26 2008 |

farewellkiss

Aruba

thanks

05:30 PM May 24 2008 |

yueyuezhu

yueyuezhu

China

Some stars become famous overnight and fall instantly, like night-blooming cereus. The key to being popular continusly is being creative.

03:49 AM May 23 2008 |

vinay_punj

vinay_punj

India

hi i m vinay punj from india. i like music. i love it. i am compose many type music but i cant publish…............ but my friend's like it and i m happy for that…............

05:35 PM May 22 2008 |

vinay_punj

vinay_punj

India

who is hannah montana
plz tell me

05:32 PM May 22 2008 |

Katinka1987

Germany

As I see it as a problem from Miley Cyrus! Cause I think she choose her life.

Why  should I care about her, it´s rude to except young children and her parents. Some parents work hard for their money and try to provide theirs family.

02:31 PM May 22 2008 |

wali555

Andorra

Hello

You are very stupiid

Hanna Montana es very very ugly.

 

bich very bich 

 

I love you.

I am the best

 

You are etsupoiiidddd 

12:36 PM May 22 2008 |

nive

nive

Lesotho

that was  a cool  oneCool..........................

07:04 AM May 21 2008 |

bahaa_diab

bahaa_diab

Syrian Arab Republic

i love eminem so much….. any body love him such as me…...............???

08:56 PM May 20 2008 |

john woo

Malaysia

no comment…ha ha ha new member give chance ok

03:20 PM May 20 2008 |

chid-son@hotmail.com

Brazil

yes,  Cool

02:07 PM May 20 2008 |

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