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Miley Cyrus is everywhere, with a little help from Disney ... and Bret Michaels

It's a Miley Cyrus world and, even if that place includes a distasteful upskirt photo of the 17-year-old singer/songwriter/actress, she's making the most of the spotlight. She has a record to promote, after all.

Cyrus is getting a major assist from the Disney marketing machine on Friday, with a live concert appearance on Disney-owned ABC's "Good Morning, America" -- and a duet with fellow musician-of-the-moment Bret Michaels -- followed by a guest spot on Disney-owned "Live with Regis and Kelly." What, didn't "The View" have an opening? Friday night, there will be an ABC prime-time special of her recent O2 Arena show in London. This is after a recent "Dancing With the Stars" appearance. (Yes, also an ABC show.)

"Can't Be Tamed," Cyrus' new CD on Disney-owned Hollywood Records, launches Tuesday. Along with the de rigeur pop songs, there's a cover of Poison's "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," which, Cyrus said on "GMA," was a favor for her mother. Bet that made Michaels feel great!

The two sang it together during "GMA's" summer concert segment in Central Park to the shrieks of thousands of teenage girls. And there were some Michaels fans there too. (He has a record dropping too, in July, with a single, "Nothing to Lose," that he recorded with Cyrus.)

Meanwhile, the upskirt brouhaha just keeps going. (Perez Hilton, are you sure you're not part of the CD marketing plan?) Hilton told Joy Behar on her HLN show Thursday night that he's not sorry he distributed the photo on his Twitter account and that he'd do it again. He blamed Cyrus in the classic "she was asking for it" defense and said he didn't photoshop or alter the picture in any way to be more revealing. 

(The photo caught Cyrus getting out of a car in a short dress, and debate's been swirling around whether she was wearing underwear. Hilton says she was, and any suggestion otherwise means that people are just being nasty). 

"I can't help it, Joy, if America has a very dirty imagination," he said.

 -- T.L. Stanley

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I agree with the remark in this story that the whole Hilton/Miley photo flap could be choreographed. It's a little too much of a coincidence that her photo appeared at the same time that her new CD is released. I wouldn't put it past anybody to engineer something like this.


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