Miley Cyrus Meets Hannah Montana, At the Multiplex

How a 16-year-old girl can capture Hollywood and the heartland, build a media empire and still make it home in time for dinner

Miley Cyrus, "Hannah Montana The Movie"

Miley Cyrus prepared for April 3, an average workday, by reading the Bible — a few chapters of Job — and ended it by telling a ribald joke as she walked off camera at Access Hollywood. In between she had a casting session for her next movie, The Last Song, written specially for her by weepie king Nicholas Sparks; was interviewed four times; performed twice; changed outfits twice; and visited the Tonight Show's make-your-own-sundae bar once. When she left the NBC lot at 6:30 p.m., she still had to do her homework.

Like Job's, Cyrus' life story has been made into...

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