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'Hannah Montana' Star Emily Osment Sets Dates for New Album

With music prevalent in the world of Hannah Montana , there's no doubt its stars will jump right into that industry as well. Emily Osment, the 17-year-old actress who plays the title character's best friend on the series, is certainly following that path. First there was co-star Miley Cyrus, then co-star Mitchel Musso, and now it's her turn. USA Today reports that Osment's still-untitled debut album will be released in March next year. She co-wrote all the songs that will be featured, and is currently recording them for the album's launch. It will be produced by Matt Squire, known for backing up bands such as Taking Back Sunday, Panic at the Disco, and Boys Like Girls. Obviously, Emily Osment is going for a darker sound in her songs. She describes the tunes as "definitely pop, but with an alternative-rock edge. It's music you'll want to play in the car with the windows rolled down." What's more, she collaborated with Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T's, along with Eve 6's Max Collins and Tony Fagenson. The latter two helped out in the track called "All the Way Up," which is set to premiere this August on Radio Disney and online. The Hannah Montana starlet has already shot the video for the song, with her friends from the band Push Play appearing on it as well. It's also been confirmed that Emily Osment has signed up with Wind-Up Records for the effort. "I am so excited I am getting the chance to finally share my music with everyone," Emily Osment said of the partnership. "I have been playing guitar and writing songs since I was little so it seems like this album has been in process for years. The opportunities and amazing people I have been so fortunate to work with have literally been a dream come true. I can't wait for all of my very patient fans to hear the music that's been such a huge part of my life for the past two years." Source here

Disney's Wizards-Suite Life-Hannah Merger Works Ratings Magic

Disney Channel 's Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana Friday-night crossover event drew 9.3 million viewers, claiming a variety of ratings records. First and foremost, the 90-minute intermingling of the channel's Wizards of Waverly Place , The Suite Life On Deck and Hannah Montana established itself as cable's most-watched scripted program of the year to date, edging out Disney's own Princess Protection Program (which premiered last month). Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana's strong showing also gave Disney Channel the honor of being TV's most-watched network during its 90-minute run. Disney also notes that in head-to-head competition during the 8 o'clock hour, WoDwHM more than doubled the audience for the opening night of Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants 10th anniversary celebration. Compared to Disney's past multi-show mergers, Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana improved upon 2007's Cory in the House-Suite Life of Zack & Cody-Hannah mash-up by 82 percent, and bested 2006's That's So Raven-Suite Life-Hannah crossover by 41 percent. Source Here

'Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana' Sweepstakes Kicks Off

It's some major crossover event on the Disney Channel , when three of their hit series team up for a contest that fans will surely delight in. Wizards of Waverly Place , The Suite Life On Deck , and Hannah Montana are joining forces to bring forth the "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana" sweepstakes. From July 12 to Thursday, July 16, the network will be airing sneak peeks of the much awaited event at 8pm. Audiences can take part in the scavenger hunt, which is open to kids aged 6 to 16. There's a list of special items that participants need to look for when joining the "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana" sweepstakes. These can be seen in the nightly sneak previews of the upcoming show. Those who wish to take part in the game should keep an eye on how the pieces on the list are used in the clips. The next step is to log in here to register and play the Scavenger Hunt Challenge. The episode on Sunday had fans looking for an orange life vest, followed this week by a comb, lip gloss, a blood pressure cuff and a vial of blue dye. The last object on the list is a bunch of roses. Once all the items on the list are found, fans can get a chance to enter the sweepstakes and win great prizes. These include three wizard wands, an anklet from Hannah Montana, and a life preserver from the S.S. Tipton. The special "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana" will premiere on Friday, July 17 at 8pm. Don't miss your favorite Disney celebrities come together for this remarkable event. The deadline for entries to the contest is on July 20, while the announcement of results will be on August 19. Winners will be selected randomly, so anyone has a shot at victory. Source Here

Cody Linley Heads Back to 'Hannah Montana'

Jake Ryan returns on a special episode of Hannah Montana , and actor Cody Linley is as ecstatic as his fans. The upcoming installment "He Could Be the One" is going to be yet another milestone in his career, as well as for the Disney Channel series. On the one-hour episode, Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) and Jake (Cody Linley) are dating once again and she's finding it difficult to tell her father, Robby (Billy Ray Cyrus). She tries and tries to reveal this secret, and soon the dad suspects that she's hiding something. She later pretends to date her male bandmate Jesse (Drew Roy), whose bad-boy attitude isn't really approved of. Miley has to find a way to fix her relationships before it's too late. The 19-year-old Cody Linley prepped up for his appearance on the show, and recently discussed the projects he's involved in lately. He was interviewed by Just, talking about his new music and other plans he has for his career. "I've written over 50 solid songs, and right now I'm just in the process of narrowing them down and deciding what I want to release," Linley admitted. He's been quite the scene-stealer ever since he appeared on Hannah Montana, earning a spot on Dancing with the Stars and even worked on his own album. "I take being an artist seriously, and I don't want to release anything prematurely," he said. "We haven't released anything lately but yes, music is a huge part of my life. Songs that I've written all over the world this year will definitely be coming out, and I want to produce it with some of my close friends like Aaron Carter and some other producers." He continued by saying "I'm just really trying to find a way to do it independently because I want to bring my true funk sound, and that would be a kind of acoustic soul mixed with funk." There's also the recurrence of Jake Ryan's alter ego Meelosh on Hannah Montana. "The character Meelosh was actually created by me. I went up to the writers room and they asked me if I could do any special accents, and it was right around the time Borat was coming out," Cody Linley revealed. "I guess Meelosh was Jake Ryan's attempt at hiding, he's kind of like Lola for Emily Osment's character. He dyed his hair black and wore goofy clothes just to disguise himself." Source Here

Miley Cyrus dating Nick Jonas again

Hello friends, our favorite actress Miley Cyrus is single again. But don’t worry friends she is not going to stay single for long as she has been seen dating Nick Jonas again. 16 year old, Miley was previously dating 20 years old musician and underwear model Gaston. Their relationship lasted for about eight months. Miley had met Gaston while she was still nursing her broken heart after her breakup with her first love Nick Jonas in 2007. But as it is said that “it’s hard to forget first love� proved to be true here as now she has again reunited with her love. In mid-April she laughed on the rumors of romance between them, at Los Angeles’s village Idiot. There she said that they were just friends. But now friendship part is left behind and love has taken over.

Disney Channel's Summer of Stars Promo for July

Disney Channel 's Summer of Stars program continues in July. The new promo for the seasonal event reveals what TV shows will be coming on screen this month, and which movies are getting its TV screening. Coming this Saturday as part of the movie night is Oscar-winning animated film "Happy Feet". Disney's Original Movie "Another Cinderella Story" which is starring Selena Gomez will take over on July 11. TV series " Sonny With a Chance ", " J.O.N.A.S !", " Hannah Montana ", " Wizards of Waverly Place " as well as "Phineas and Ferb" will come up with new episodes throughout the month. Disney is also preserving special events at certain dates. On July 5, "Hannah Montana: Crushaton" will be the lead-in to a one-hour event called "He Could Be the One". Welcoming back Cody Linley as Miley Stewart's love interest, the episode sees Miley trying to tell Robby that she is dating Jake Ryan again. Miley then tries to make her dad be thankful for Jake, and she pretends to date her bad boy band mate Jesse. On July 17, there will be a 90 minutes crossover event of "Wizards", "Hannah" and " The Suite Life On Deck ". Starting at 8/7c, "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana" will show the stars of the three series coming on board SS Tipton for a holiday cruise. On July 24, "Wizards" will have a four-part saga where the Wizards family are battling the Vampires. When a new sandwich shop opens in Waverly Place, Justin falls in love with the owner's daughter. But when his family finds out that they are vampires all four parents say they can't date. Source Here

Bloopers on 'Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana'

Disney Channel has aired a behind-the-scene of "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana" which is premiering July 17 at 8/7c. Not only containing bloopers like forgetting the lines and experiencing technical glitch, the footage also shows the on-set chemistry among the cast of the three separate shows. A combination of " Wizards of Waverly Place ", " The Suite Life On Deck " and " Hannah Montana ", the crossover event will present 3 episodes running back to back. The first one is called "Cast-Away (To Another Show)". The Russos are coming on board the SS Tipton and Justin is excited to meet London Tipton. Meanwhile, Max and Zack compete in a series of outrageous challenges. The other two episodes are "Double-Crossed" where Hannah Montana arrives on the cruise ship, and "Super(stitious) Girl" where Miley loses her charm bracelet. Source & Video

'Hannah Montana' One-Hour Special Promo

One more promo is released for a special episode of " Hannah Montana " which is airing on July 5. This time the promo shows more of Miley's dilemma when she is forced to choose between her old flame, Jake Ryan and the bad boy, Jesse. Miley tries to tell Robby that she is dating Jake Ryan again, but he then believes that she is hiding something from him. Miley then tries to make her dad be thankful for Jake, and she pretends to date his bad boy band mate Jesse, until her dad tries to make Miley listen to her heart. The special episode is divided into two parts with the first one airing at 8/7c. Guest starring in the episode are Brooke Shields as Miley's mom, Cody Linley as Jake and Malese Jow as Rachel. Source & Promo

'Hannah Montana' to Wrap Up After Fourth Season

Miley Cyrus can't be the 16-year-old Disney Channel pop princess forever. According to several reports, it has been decided that her hit series Hannah Montana is expected to end next year. The star's father and co-star, Billy Ray Cyrus, told Access Hollywood that the cast is planning to move on with other projects. They're still filming season 3, but his daughter requested one more run of the teen comedy show. "Quite frankly, I give a lot of credit to Miley for taking it to another year," he said in an interview. "She didn't want it to just end with whatever was the last episode we did. She wanted it to build to where there's a moral to the story, to where it doesn't just end and go away and that's it. She wanted there to be an official ending to Hannah Montana." Singing the praises of his daughter, he said that Miley has been doing a lot for someone her age. Even so, he'll always be there as her dad and friend when she needs him. "She'll figure it all out, step by step, day by day," he said. Billy Ray Cyrus went on to discuss that the final 11 half-hour long episodes will be filmed soon, along with a one-hour season finale. They hope that the remaining installments will hit the screens on 2010. "We'll start [shooting] Season 4 sometime around the end of January," the actor/musician continued. "We have to be done by the first week of June in the summer of next year." However, the decision's not that final yet. Knowing how Miley Cyrus is prone to changing her mind about things (like boyfriends), it's rather likely that another Hannah Montana hit will be on the way after a fourth run of the show. Even her father isn't certain of the end. "Anything is possible in Hollywood," Billy Ray announced with a laugh. Source Here

'Hannah Montana' Preview for 'He Could Be the One'

Jake Ryan's return to " Hannah Montana " is going to be celebrated with a one-hour special. "He Could be the One" which music video was released last week, is the title to the July 5 episode where Jake is involved in a series of twist and drama concerning his romance with Miley. Miley tries to tell Robby that she is dating Jake Ryan again, but he then believes that she is hiding something from him. Miley then tries to make her dad be thankful for Jake, and she pretends to date his bad boy band mate Jesse, until her dad tries to make Miley listen to her heart. Brooke Shields guest stars as Miley's mother. On a related news, Billy Ray Cyrus has confirmed that the fourth season would be the last one of the series. "She didn't want it to just end with whatever was the last episode we did," he told Access Hollywood. "She wanted it to build to where there's a moral to the story, to where it doesn't just end and go away and that's it. She wanted there to be an official ending to 'Hannah Montana'." Source & Preview