Spending her New Year’s Eve at school, Miley Cyrus took the stage for “FNMTV Presents: A Miley-Sized Surprise New Year’s Eve 2009” at Arnold O’Beckman High School in Irvine, California last night (December 31).
The Disney starlet was there presenting a personal concert to a contest-winning high school student named Alison Kaprielian, a senior who volunteers for the Pink Ribbon Club to raise breast cancer awareness.
As for her reason for choosing breast cancer awareness, Miss Kaprielian’s mother Barbara is currently receiving treatment for the disease.
“Alison is one of those very outgoing kinds of kids,” her mother told press. “She’s found a lot of passion in what she does and when she finds that, she goes all out. She’s really a great leader. She looked at me and said, ‘Mom, I really want to do this because of you.’”
Joining Miss Cyrus for the very special evening was her brother, Trace Cyrus, who performed with his band Metro Station.
source: E! online
To ring in 2009, Miley Cyrus is planning her own kind of high school musical.
E! News has exclusively learned that the tween queen has booked a New Year’s concert at an unlikely venue: Inside the gymnasium of Beckman High School in Irvine, Calif.
Back in the summer, MTV held a contest for high school students to win a live, Cyrus-headlines concert on New Year’s Eve.
The winner, E! News has learned, is Alison Kaprielian, a senior whose tireless work for the Pink Ribbon Club for breast cancer awareness has won her school the experience of a lifetime.
Fresh back from a Christmas break with family in her hometown of Nashville, Cyrus and pal Mandy Jiroux spent most of Tuesday with Kaprielian.
"Miley and Mandy surprised the girl at her house today," says an MTV source. "It was very cute."
Beckman student Allie Sanchez, a member of the dance team that will be performing onstage with Cyrus, tells E! News, "We are all so excited! We have been practicing all day."
While Beckman High is hosting the bash, it’s not just students of the school who will be attendance.
On MTV.com free tickets were won by "true fans of Miley Cyrus," who will gather in the bleachers for the cable net’s New Year’s Eve broadcast, starting at 8 p.m. ET.
There is one catch: All audience members must wear pink—and that will go for males and females alike.
Actor and singer Miley Cyrus has been named the "Most Wanted" Celebrity of 2008 by Contact Any Celebrity, a research firm based in West Hollywood, California that provides celebrity contact information to fans, businesses, nonprofits, and the media.
The Top 10 "Most Wanted" Celebrities of 2008 are the "most wanted" for autographs, charitable donations, endorsements, and media requests from ContactAnyCelebrity.com’s online database of over 55,000 celebrities and public figures worldwide.
"Interestingly, Britney Spears is #7 on the list, when most people would probably think she’s #1. But just because someone has received a lot of attention in the media doesn’t necessarily mean fans, charities, and businesses want to contact them," says Jordan McAuley, ContactAnyCelebrity.com’s Founder and President.
Here is ContactAnyCelebrity.com’s list of the Top 10 "Most Wanted" Celebrities for 2008:
1. Miley Cyrus (Actor/Singer)
2. Jonas Brothers (Musicians)
3. Oprah Winfrey (Talk Show Host/Philanthropist)
4. Zac Efron (Actor)
5. John Cena (Wrestler)
6. Chris Brown (Musician)
7. Britney Spears (Musician)
8. Paris Hilton (Socialite)
9. Angelina Jolie (Actor)
10. Michael Jackson (Musician)
The Top 10 "Most Wanted" Celebrities of 2008 is compiled from two sources: searches on ContactAnyCelebrity.com’s public and private online database, plus clicks on the company’s Google AdWords listings that are displayed on Google and across the Web.
2008 was quite the year for Miley Cyrus. Between her M&M Cru and ACDC dance-of, her Vanity Fair cover, her Hannah Montana movie, her romances, her hit records, and turning 16, we’re guessing her mood ring mostly hovered somewhere between pretty awesome, and totally off-the-charts rad.
Though My Cy seems like she’s been lucky in love lately with her new model-actor Justin GAston, there’s been wide speculation that ’7 Things’ is an ode to her former love, Nice Jonas. WHOEVER it’s about, ’7 Things’ does an excellent job of highlighting seven reasons we loved Miley in 2008!
7. Miley’s Not Afraid Of A Close-Up: Everyone’s always bellyaching about how their pores look like craters in HD, but Miley is tweeny and gorge and always camera-ready. (Color us jealous… and also not famous).
6. Teddy Bears Are People Too: Laugh if you will, but we dare you to hug a teddy bearthe next time you’re feeling Erykah Sadu … that shniz works, haters!
5. Numerology: Miley probably didn’t choose seven randomly. In numerology, seven represents thought/consciousness, in Prince’s world, it’s all about deadly sins and stuff, and in the movies, it represents finding a head in a box! What could be more thoughtful than enumerating for your lame-0, l00zer BF all the reasons he sucks so hard? We can think of nothing.
4. ‘The Rules’: Even though she’s only 16, she understands how a girl should be treated — like a pretty pretty princess on a pretty pony! Texted apologies = major no-no. “I eM So Sry baby, kthxbai” DEEEEEELETE!
3. Break-up Party! It kinda looks like Miley’s throwin’ herself a major break-up rager. I mean, there are some accusations flying, true, but there’s also lots of fun dancing around and stuff, and all those girls look like they’re maybe gonna get together for a sleepover and try out some new sparkly nail polishes and stuff. FUN!
2. Memory Collage: Did you catch that memory collage on the bulletin board?? It was the sweetest thing ever, though you’re vain, so you PROBABLY DIDN’T EVEN NOTICE! (Jerk!)
1. Miley’s Still A Lover, Not A Fighter: Sure, so, Miley *was* chugging down some haterade at the beginning of the song, when she was going on and on about the seven things she hates about you, but she flips the script! She turned her frown upside down and finished off with seven things she LOVES about you. Sweet, right?
There are, of course, many more reasons to lurve Miley, the biggest and best being that she’s going to be closing out 2008 by SURPRISING one insanely lucky fan tomorrow night. Watch it go down live at 8pm ET on FNMTV Presents: A Miley-Sized Surprize.
As previously reported , it was an afternoon of family fun for the Cyrus gang, as Miley headed out skating with family and friends in Nashville on Sunday (December 28).
The Disney tween queen and her gal pal Hanna Beth looked to be having a ball as they skated around in spangly leggings and headbands.
Meanwhile, Miley’s family and boyfriend Justin Gaston also joined in on the fun, cheering from the benches and taking to the rink themselves.
The holiday getaway comes ahead of big plans for Miss Cyrus this New Year’s Eve, as she’s been signed on to host “FNMTV Presents: A Miley-Sized Surprise… New Year’s Eve 2009”.
During the show, Miley will be surprising one lucky fan by performing her hosting duties for the show from his or her house – with the show airing live on MTV on Wednesday, December 31 from 8-9:30PM ET.
Making for quite the holiday to remember, Miley Cyrus got her wish of spending the holidays with her 20-year-old model boyfriend Justin Gaston.
At their home in Nashville, the family fun continued on Sunday afternoon (December 29) with a trip to a local ice-skating rink where Miley, Tish, Noah, Justin, and gal pal Hanna Beth all dressed in 80’s style apparel.
Meanwhile, papa Billy Ray kept things conservative in modern attire while his “Hannah Montana” starlet daughter went wild with tight purple leggings.
Joining Miley in the dress-up fun, Leticia “Tish” Cyrus sported some stylish animal-print leggings while Justin looked studly in super skinny jeans and a tight grey top that bared his sexy midriff, along with a purple headband.
According to a source on-hand, “Miley and Justin were affectionately arm-in-arm on their way into the rink and the whole family enjoyed dinner afterwards at a nearby restaurant.”
Miley Cyrus’ new version of Christmas classic ’Little Drummer Boy’ has become an instant hit after the tune was cut from the ‘Hannah Montana’ holiday special.
The teen sensation and her father Billy Ray gathered around the piano for the sing-song, but the tune failed to make it into the episode, which aired in America on 14 December (08).
But it’s fast becoming one of the most requested new festive tunes online.
Meanwhile, the busy teenager enjoyed taking a break from her jam-packed schedule to enjoy a big family Christmas.
She explains, "We’re never really all home on the holidays, so it’s kinda hard to keep traditions alive, but we make sure we’re together, no matter what."
Miley Cyrus and her BFF Mandy Jiroux (of the girl group Beach Girlz) released a video to Jiroux’s MySpace page that features the two of them singing Christmas carols and dancing wildly in front of the camera. The three-minute video was filmed partially inside Cyrus’s walk-in closet. (Well, where else could the Christmas spirit be?)
The pair visited children and their families at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The pop sensation stars in a Disney television series, "Hannah Montana," which also features her real-life and TV father.
"Me and Jacob watch the show every day," said one young fan, adding that he enjoyed meeting the entertainers. IT was worth it, the lines and everything."
Billy Ray Cyrus toured the hospital’s pediatric program and met child patients at the Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Clinic.He also presented a check from the Fraternal Order of Eagles, a national group that supports the pediatric diabetes program at Vanderbilt.
He and his daughter attended a meet-and-greet event with patients and families.
In 1992, Billy Ray Cyrus made it big on the country and pop music charts with his hit "Achy, Breaky Heart." He grew up in Kentucky.
Earlier this year, they hosted the 2008 CMT Music Awards. The seventh annual show, held at Nashville’s Belmont University, featured performances from artists such as Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and Brad Paisley. They also spent much of the spring and summer this year working on a film based on the series. It was shot in California and Tennessee.