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Miley Cyrus is this week's 'American Idol' mentor

March 22, 2010 |  2:51 pm

Miley oscars Miley Cyrus is everywhere. And "everywhere" now includes "American Idol," where the singer has been enlisted as a guest mentor to help the remaining 11 contestants prepare for this week's "Billboard No. 1"-themed show Tuesday.

This observation from Lisa de Moraes' the TV Column made us laugh: 

That's right, Miley Cyrus is going to try and give singing advice to Crystal Bowersox, who is going to reveal she has no idea who Miley Cyrus is, which is going to cause Miley's head to explode in a hail of sparkles and ponies and rainbows.

After fulfilling duties previously carried by the likes of Smokey Robinson, Barry Manilow, Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton and Diana Ross, Miley, who appeared on "Idol" last season too, will perform her hit "When I Look at You" on Wednesday's results show. (Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas will also perform.)

In case you haven't heard nonstop for the last couple of weeks, Miley stars in the movie "The Last Song," based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks. The film premieres March 31, which is starting to seem like about six or 300 years away.

Working on "The Last Song" is, of course, where she met boyfriend Liam Hensworth, whose folks really liked Miley when she visited.

"It was really cool to show Miley where I'm from and how I grew up, and it's a completely different world to where she's from," Liam said to E! Online. "We don't have shopping centers or traffic lights or anything like that, where I live at least."

Liam would be the one who talked Miley off Twitter, if you recall ...

... and Miley reinforced her the-Internet-is-lame position last week when she told Movieline that kids should know the Web is dangerous, not fun, a waste of life, and people should be playing sports instead. (Which has merit, actually, if balance isn't your strong suit, or maybe if it slips your mind that there's more online than Facebook and Twitter.)

Cyrus told Movieline about her revelation:

"So I was that person who was like, 'I’m so sad. I have no real, normal life, everyone knows what I’m doing.' And I’m like, well that’s my own fault because I’m telling everyone,” Cyrus said. “And then I’d tweet, ‘I’m here,’ and I’d wonder why a thousand fans are outside the restaurant. Well, hello, I just told them. So I’m just, like, kind of thinking doesn’t really make a lot of sense. Everything I’m saying is not really going with what I’m putting on the Internet."

We can't imagine what kind of advice she'll give the "Idol" gang -- other than "stay off the Internet" -- but it'll no doubt be, like, awesome to watch.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Miley Cyrus arrives on the red carpet for the 82nd Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on March 7. Credit: Andrew Gombert / EPA

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