Dolly Parton: Leave Miley Cyrus Alone!

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THG readers, who voted Miley Cyrus into the finals of our Celebrity of the Year tournament, aren't the only ones who are a fan of this young actress.

"I remember myself at her age," Parton tells Parade. "We've all been a bit too hard on her.

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Miley Cyrus at Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

From salvia smoking to the occasional provocative outfit to the recent controversy that erupted when Cyrus appeared to admit she loves smoking point, it's true that Miley has been in the media's crosshairs.

Parton, who is close to the star, acknowledges a few missteps along the way, but returns to her overall theme: Miley is young.

"I hope she holds it together because there's a world of things she can do. She should keep an eye on things and make wise decisions."



Miley Cyrus Biography

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Miley Cyrus has evolved tremendously over the years. Initially known for portraying Hannah Montana, the singer/actress made an effort to... More »
Franklin, Tennessee
Full Name
Destiny Hope Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Quotes

Thank you guys for all your support. Without you, none of this would be possible. I love every one of you and I could not be more appreciative. God bless you.

Miley Cyrus [at a concert, soon after photo scandal broke]

I have let myself down. I will learn from my mistakes and trust my support team. My family and my faith will guide me through my life's journey.

Miley Cyrus [on lewd photos]