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Miley Cyrus: Imperiled as a Babe by Dad Billy Ray, He Confesses in Lost Interview

Miley Cyrus grew up at risk from Billy Ray Cyrus‘ daredevil ways—but is none the worse for it today.

In a 2006 interview with Milling About host Robin Milling, which has never before aired anywhere, the country music powerhouse revealed how reckless he was with infant daughter Miley.

CAPTION: "I just try to be her friend, teach her to have fun and enjoy life," Billy Ray (above with Miley) said of his daughter, "because life comes at you fast and you just need to enjoy it."

"I just try to be her friend, teach her to have fun and enjoy life," Billy Ray (above with Miley) said of his daughter, "because life comes at you fast and you need to enjoy it."

Britney Spears is getting all this crap for having her baby in the front seat of the car,” he said of the infamous incident in which the pop tart was snapped by paparazzi while driving her SUV with son Sean Preston on her lap.

“Oh my goodness, if they had pictures of me—the things I did with Miley on four-wheelers and dirt bikes and horses. Without a helmet!

“Britney Spears, you have nothing to apologize about.”

The Achy Breaky Heart singer also chatted about Continue reading

Country Crooner Billy Ray Cyrus: My New Band’s Like Lynyrd Skynyrd

Miley Cyrus‘ dad is bent on becoming a little less country and a lot more rock ‘n’ roll.

Interviewed on Live from Music City, Billy Ray Cyrus chats about the evolution of his new band, Brother Clyde, which he founded last year, but just last month revamped to include all new members—former Mötley Crüe and Hole drummer Samantha Maloney among them.

CAPTION: "I hope we got a whole lot of rock ‘n' roll ahead of us," Billy Ray (above) tells us of Brother Clyde.

"I hope we got a whole lot of rock ‘n' roll ahead of us," Billy Ray (above) says of Brother Clyde.

“You know what? I’m going to start a band and it’s going to be called Brother Clyde,” the Achy Breaky Heart singer tells host David Lowry.

“People say, ‘Why Brother Clyde?’ I go, ‘I don’t know—‘cause Brother Clyde sounds like it could be any genre of music. Anything you can think of could be called Brother Clyde.

“I wanted Brother Clyde to be like Lynyrd Skynyrd or Molly Hatchet. Just a kick-ass Continue reading

Savannah Outen: I’m Madly in Love with Hannah Montana’s Would-be Squeeze

Not only does Miley Cyrus serve as Savannah Outen‘s role model, but the budding pop princess has her eye on the superstar poptart’s TV beau!

Interviewed on WZAP Radio, Savannah – though unattached at the moment – dishes about what she desires in a guy.

"That just made my life. I was like, she knows who I am!" Savannah (above) tells us of Miley's Radio Disney acknowledgment.

"That just made my life. I was like, She knows who I am!" Savannah (above) says of Miley's Radio Disney nod.

“I am single with a capital ‘S.’ It’s so much better to be single. When you have a boyfriend, it’s so much drama,” the 16-year-old songbird, whose YouTube channel boasts 4.2 million views, tells host Zachary Sang.

“But I really like guys who Continue reading

‘Mad Men’ Star Alison Brie: I Challenge Heidi Montag to a Mud-Wrestling Contest

Alison Brie may bear the name of a French cheese, but you won’t catch her cowering from a fight.

In fact, she’s picking one.


"Yea, it's on!" Alison (above) tells us of her Heidi smack-down.

Interviewed on WZAP Radio, the actress who plays Trudy Campbell on the AMC series Mad Men – and stars opposite Chevy Chase in the upcoming NBC sitcom Community – says she’s got The Hills star Heidi Montag in her sights.

When the subject of Heidi and her hubby, fellow Hills star Spencer Pratt, comes up, Alison tells host Zachary Sang:

“Don’t get me started. The only thing I would say about them is, Who cares? Why are they even famous?

“They need to get out of here. I’m over them. I was never into them. So I’m well over them,” she chuckles.

Later she adds, “I’ll unleash the fury on Heidi and Spencer. As we speak, I’m developing this rivalry. A few minutes ago, I didn’t even know them. Now I’m like, Yea it’s on!”

 CAPTION: Heidi: To our 'Mad' gal, her name is mud.

Heidi: To our 'Mad' gal, her name is mud.

Then comes her (mock?) call to arms.

“I’m going to challenge Heidi to a mud-wrestling contest,” she says.

This isn’t the first time Alison – who has also appeared on Hannah Montana – has linked herself to a bolder-face name.

In February, she defended that show’s star, Miley Cyrus, after the pop tart was snapped in a pic making slanted “Chinese” eyes.

“I think people are too hard on kids in the entertainment industry,” she told Usmagazine.com in the wake of the controversy.

“If your average Joe was put under a microscope and scrutinized the way Miley Cyrus is, they’d be doing a lot worse… Everybody makes mistakes.”

To hear Alison’s full interview, click here.

Simon Curtis: Miley Cyrus Is No Diva. (I Should Know — I’m Her Blind Date)

When Simon Curtis walked onto the Hannah Montana set last month, the image of an uppity, demanding Miley Cyrus was lurking in his mind.

CAPTION: “She’s one of the biggest stars in the world. And you hear so many things about certain people, that you never really know what’s true,” Simon (above) tells us of Miley.

“You hear so many things about certain people that you never really know what’s true,” Simon (above) tells us of Miley.

After all, that was the image of the pop super- star he’d gathered from tabloid media reports during the months leading up his guest spot on the hit Disney Channel show.

But now Simon, who’s known to teen fans as bad-guy Royce from this year’s hit Nickelodeon movie Spectacular, knows Miley firsthand.

“Right before Season 3 started [in the fall of 2008], there were a lot of rumors about her being a diva on set and her trying to sabotage the show,” Simon tells WZAP Radio host Zachary Sang.

“It’s so clear that all of that is so fabricated and couldn’t be farther from the truth. Because she was a joy to work with,” he continues.

“I didn’t know what to expect as far as Miley is concerned. But she was the sweetest, most hilarious girl.

CAPTION: TV pals fear spinsterhood for squeeze-less Miley (above).

TV pals fear spinsterhood for squeeze-less Miley (above left, with Simon).

“She showed up to work every day. No entourage. Just her. Wet hair, no makeup. Totally chill. Knew all of her lines. Incredible work ethic. So respectful of everyone on set.”

Earlier in the show, Simon reveals de- tails of his char- acter’s relation- ship to Hannah.

“The storyline of this episode is that Miley has been without a boyfriend for a very long time. Lilly and Oliver, they’re now together, and they’re sick of Miley being – they say she’s going to be this old spinster, all by herself.

“And Miley’s adamant that she doesn’t need a boyfriend. So they take her out to dinner, and it’s only supposed to be the three of them. And she shows up and there’s four place settings and she freaks out because they clearly have set her up on a blind date.

“Then I show up, I’m the blind date. They character’s name is Tim. And at first she’s throwing a fit because she doesn’t want this blind date.

“Then I walk in and it’s really funny because she’s like, ‘Oooo, hellll-o, Tim.’”

Simon’s turn as Tim on Hannah Montana, in an episode titled Once, Twice, Three Times Afraidy, debuts Sunday, May 31 @ 8pm ET/PT on the Disney Channel.

To hear Simon’s full interview, click here.

It’s Another All-Star Edition of ‘The Mix’

Yes, we know, virtually every edition of The Daily Mix is studded with stars (or at least up-and-coming stars) (or at least wannabe stars).

So why bill this particular edition as “all-star”?

The answer is simple.

So as soon as you figure it out, leave it in the comments below so the rest of us know.

CAPTION: "I have never had a conversation with the man in my life, in 25 years, off-camera," Charles Grodin (above) tells us of David Letterman.

"I have never had a conversation with the man in my life, in 25 years, off-camera," Charles (above) tells us of Dave.

In the meantime, be sure to tune in this evening to learn, among other things:

-Why Charles Grodin tells us that “My relationship with David Letterman only exists on-camera.”

-How Stephanie Powers‘ late love William Holden’s love of hunting, paradox- ically, led him to become a wildlife conservationist.

-What Joey Lawrence means by the enig- matic phrase, “So many times today, celebrity itself is fame.”

-Where is was, according to Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger – whose life story was made into the now-classic 1993 flick Rudy – that Garth Brooks began making his transition from zero to hero.

-Who it is that Zachary Sang tells Miley Cyrus‘ BFF Mandy Jiroux he wishes he “had an afro like.”

-Why Access Hollywood host Nancy O’Dell tell us, “So two stylists run in, each with a hair dryer, and they’re, like, blowing at my breasts.”

So don’t miss The Mix, hosted by everyone’s favorite pod jockey, Shaun Daily, tonight – and every Monday – at 9 p.m. ET!

To tune in, click here.


Miley Cyrus’ BFF Mandy Jiroux: Our Age Difference Is NOT an Issue (but I AM a Better Burper Than She Is)


"It's not a big age difference," Mandy (above) tells us of her 4-plus-year spread with Miley.

Mandy Jiroux may be on the verge of turning 22, but that’s not too old to be hanging out with 16- year-old Miley Cyrus.

Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio, Mandy dismisses chatter that the four-and-a-half-year age differ- ence between she and Miley makes her a poor role model for the Hannah Montana star – or otherwise impacts their BFF-ship.

“That’s been said for like a year now, since we’ve been really good friends, and it’s not [an issue]. Age is nothing but a number, and as long as you have stuff in comm- on with that friend, I don’t think it really makes a difference,” Mandy – who has been co-starring with Miley in the YouTube hit The Mandy and Miley Show since February 2008 – tells host Zachary Sang.

“Miley’s really mature for her age and we have a lot in common and we care about each other. So that’s all that really matters.”


"She just needed a friend to talk about it with," Mandy says of helping Miley through her painful split with Nick (above).

And when Zach asks Mandy, “Would you say you’re a really good role model for Miley?” she simply replies, “Yes.”

As for differentiating factors, Mandy – who first met Miley while touring with her as a dancer on Miley’s Best of Both Worlds concert tour – is quick to point out that she’s got the poptart beat when it comes to at least one bodily function.

Jason Earles [who plays Miley’s older brother, Jackson, on Hannah Montana] came on the show. He said that Miley farts on-set and they play farting and burping games. Is there truth to this? Does she fart and burp?” asks Zach.

“Yea – but so does everybody. But I must say, I’m definitely a better burper than she is. I can burp on cue,” says Mandy – before letting one rip.

Mandy also discusses how Miley’s breakup with Nick Jonas brought her and the Disney superstar together.


With Miley (left) on their hit YouTube show, which has racked up nearly 18 million views.

“[It wasn’t] until the last Best of Both Worlds tour when we started becoming really close. She was going through a rough breakup [with Nick]. And I was going through a difficult time with a friend.  So we just kind of like found one another and just became best friends,” she says.

“I helped her through a breakup, she helped me with the rough time,” adds Mandy.

“Any girl out there knows that when you go through a serious breakup with a boyfriend, it’s just hurtful. So, you know, you just have to be there for her in every way.”


One of the pals' controversial MySpace pics (Mandy left; Miley right), leaked in March 2008.

During the hour- long interview, Mandy also:

-Weighs in on Miley’s new beau, singer-model Justin Gaston, telling Zach, “He lives with my brother now.”

-Reveals that her pop group, The Beach Girl5, are on the verge of an- nouncing a new TV show.

-Recalls how she and Miley got the inspiration for The Miley and Mandy Show.

To hear Mandy’s full April 14, 2009 WZAP Radio interview, click here.

To read about Zach’s recent interview with Jason Earles, click here.

To check out The Mandy and Miley Show, click here.

To check out Mandy’s MySpace page, click here.

SoundBits: Zachary Sang’s No Average Sophomore

For a 16-year-old high school student, Zach Sang sure makes a lot of waves in – and out – of cyberspace. Three months ago, while chatting with fellow BlogTalkRadio host Dr. Blogstein, the Wayne, N.J., resident outted Jim McGreevey as a Hannah Montana fan. That, by revealing that the former N.J. governor had tried to bribe his way backstage at a Miley Cyrus concert – a hot item that wound up in the New York Post‘s Page Six gossip column. And speaking of Miley, her TV brother, Jason Earles, dropped in on Zach’s WZAP Radio last month to chat about his hit Disney Channel show, and wound up dishing about Miley something fierce – so much so that his comments were picked up on gossip sites as far away as Brazil. Meanwhile, Zach has become something of a Disney maven, having interviewed Camp Rock‘s Jordan Francis, The Suite Life: On Deck‘s Debby Ryan, Sonny With a Chance‘s Sterling Knight and other budding stars who call the entertainment conglomerate home. And now, heeeere’s Zachary…


Zach (above): Former hoofer, future media sensation.

Give us a 15-second pitch for your show – why should listeners tune in?

WZAP Radio is an all-teen station, which means teen guests, (mostly) teen listeners and a teen host! I cover the news, celeb gossip and interview your favorite celebrities, all in an hour and a half. Pretty impressive! OK, if you’re over 30 years old, tell your kids to listen. Because they will most definitely know more about the guests and about the show then you will. (lol!)

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

Ahhh… good question. I tap-danced for about six years. That’s pretty surprising, because I’m a “manly man.” And my second thing is, I’m a huge fan of the song No Average Angel by Tiffany Giardina. I love her and she is soooo nice. She evens stalks me sometimes. But it’s cool! (I hope you’re reading this, Tiffany.)

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

With the love of his (professional) life Tiffany Giardina.

With the love of his, ah, professional life, Tiffany Giardina.

I love Todd Pettengill from WPLJ 95.5 in New York. I’m also a big fan of weather- man Bill Evans, who used to be with WPLJ until he moved to WABC-TV. I’ve known Bill for a while, and he has helped so much. He got me into the whole radio thing. So if it wasn’t for him, I would not be answering these ques- tions now.

If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?

Miley Cyrus! Because I’ve interviewed every one of her best friends but not her – yet. I’d also love to book the Jonas Brothers. I’ve actually met them and they’re cool guys. But who knows, they might come on in July!  (I hope you’re reading this, Nick, Joe and Kevin.)

As we speak, what are you wearing?

Oh, God! I’m wearing my “PJs” – a white T-shirt and sweet plaid shorts. (For the record, I never wear this outfit in public.)

To sample WZAP Radio, click here.

To read how Zach outted former Governor McGreevey as a Miley Cyrus fan, click here.

To see how Just Jared covered Zach’s recent interview with Jason Earles, click here.

To read all our SoundBits profiles, click here.