by Mischalova at

A week after her scandalous Vanity Fair photo was revealed, Miley Cyrus rocked the stage â€" and thanked her fans â€" at the Disney Channel Games concert Saturday night.

"I hope you had an awesome time," Cyrus told the crowd after performing her set, which included two new songs, Fly on the Wall and Breakout. "I saw a sign back there that said, 'Miley, I'm praying for you.'

I could not be more appreciative. 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."

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by Mischalova at

What racy Miley Cyrus pictures?!?

The Disney actress is doing all she can to shed her controversial image, following a topless Vanity Fair picture that has received more commentary than the current housing market crisis.

Miley Cyrus in Feathers

And what better way to prove you're simply an innocent young singer than by posing with one of America's most beloved characters, Minnie Mouse? Well played, Miley.

Like fellow Disney star Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus is seen here alongside one of our favorite mouses, Minnie.

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by Mischalova at

Finally, a Miley Cyrus that won't have Bill O'Reilly calling for the Apocalypse and Tyra Banks stating her unsolicited, useless opinion.

The Vanity Fair cover star will still be center stage Saturday at the 2008 Disney Channel Games.

"The audience is going to let this one go," says Jerry Del Colliano, a music industry professor at the University of Southern California. "The parents are going to forgive and the kids are going to love her just as much."

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In case you haven't heard, Miley Cyrus posed for a series of racy photos inside the latest issue of Vanity Fair (on newsstands today!).

As a result, the entertainment news world was abuzz with commentaries and opinions on the pictures, especially one that showed the 15-year old posing seductively, with only a blanket covering her bare chest. But it wasn't just bloggers that shared their views on Miley.

A number of celebrities spoke out on the topic. Here are a few of their reactions:

  • Heidi Montag: "I think she's a young girl in Hollywood, and she's just having fun... "[She]'s exploring herself."
  • Spencer Pratt: "I didn't think it was that bad. Supposedly, she's wearing a top underneath. It's artistic."
  • Lauren Conrad: "I found it a bit silly. I thought she looked beautiful in the pictures. I didn't find it that inappropriate."
  • Rosie O'Donnell: "Leave Miley Cyrus alone... Disney [is] making her apologize. Ay yi yi."
  • Tyra Banks: "She is a 15-year-old, and I just wish everybody would leave her alone!"
Vanity Fair Photo
  • Hilary Duff: "Everyone goes through things and takes their own path. Who am I to judge decisions that she made?"
  • Brenda Song: "I love Miley. I think she's a very talented actress and singer. Whatever she does in her personal life is her personal life."
  • Bill O'Reilly: "Look, we have so few role models, particularly for little girls in this country. She is the main one. I hate to see this… Parents all over the country like this girl because she is clean-cut."
  • mischalova: "A 15-year old should not be seducing anyone with anything but a catchy beat and a sitcom."
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by Free Britney at

Miley Cyrus, 15, has recently come under fire for her controversial topless photos in Vanity Fair. Your comments and opinions are highly encouraged in our Face-Off as The Hollywood Gossip staff members debate the following question ...

ARE THE MILEY CYRUS VANITY FAIR PHOTOS INAPPROPRIATE?

YES by mischalova

By law, Miley Cyrus cannot drive a car. She cannot vote, purchase tobacco products, appear in adult videos, serve in the Army or take a sip of alcohol. There is a reason for this: those in charge of this great nation have deemed such activities to be inappropriate and dangerous for a 15-year old.

Whether you think the topless photo of Cyrus in Vanity Fair is "racy" or "artistic," you must agree that it is inappropriate and dangerous, just as sending the singer into the battlefields of Iraq, armed with a voting booth and pack of cigarettes, would be.

At its heart, covering one's bare body with a blanket is a seductive pose.

It's been duplicated throughout time by beautiful women such as Megan Fox and Christina Aguilera. Do you really think they were trying to be artistic, or attempting to sell their records/movies via their sexuality?

Eventually, this may be a permissible path for Cyrus. But not yet. A 15-year old should not be seducing anyone with anything but a catchy beat and a sitcom.

NO by Free Britney

Judge not lest ye be judged.
- Matthew 7:1

How quickly we vilify celebrities - but for what purpose? Jealousy? Self-righteousness? A misguided belief that celebs are (or should be) perfect humans?

Before you get up on your high horse regarding these Miley Cyrus photos, ask yourself what she has ever done to you? By posing for these (tasteful, artistic, innocent) pictures, Miley committed no crime - except in the court of public opinion.

Face it, she is being held to an unfairly high standard simply because the Disney Channel cuts her paychecks. That is preposterous.

Cyrus is a fine young woman who has every right to make her own decisions regarding her body and her image. If offered the cover of Vanity Fair, and a photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz, maybe a lot of us would jump at that chance.

You know it's true. So cut this wonderful, sexy star some slack, enjoy her fine contributions to the entertainment world, and move on.

  • Miley Cyrus Naked
  • Miley Cyrus Nude Pic

What do you think? Which side of this Miley Cyrus Face-Off are you on!?

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As a fellow young star, Hilary Duff can relate to the current scandal surrounding Miley Cyrus and her risque photo shoot for Vanity Fair. Sort of.

Duff can at least relate to the culture in which her, Cyrus and other celebrities reside.

"Everyone goes through things and takes their own path," Duff said Monday to People Magazine "Who am I to judge decisions that she made?"

A fair, honest point from Hilary... until she goes on to sort of judge Cyrus, saying she wouldn't have posed with so little (i.e. zero) clothing on.

"People are pushing you to do something, and if you want to do it, that's your choice, you know?" Duff said. "It's not what I would choose to do, but if she did then that's fine. That's her choice."

Here's another photo of Cyrus from the infamous Vanity Fair shoot, this one showing how her father does (eerily) keep an eye on what his daughter is up to:

Daughter and Father
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Get your licks in on Miley Cyrus now, celebrity gossip outlets. According to The New York Post, you won't be hearing much from the singer after her Vanity Fair photo scandal blows over.

"You won't be seeing her for a while," a highranking Disney employee was overheard saying this weekend at a luncheon in LA, according to Page Six. "The company is keeping her away from events and wants her to keep a very low profile for the next four to six months. They're trying to keep her contained."

Miley Cyrus, Vanity Fair

The newspaper added that Billy Ray Cyrus was actually not present for the most questionable shot in the publication's collection, the quasi nude picture of his daughter that has become more controversial than the war in Iraq.

"Miley's parents did leave the shoot and were not present for the final shot, nor did they see any digital images of the shot in question... Her parents are mortified."

As always, we'd love to hear your reaction to this scandal. Do you think it will affect the career of Miley Cyrus?

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Considering the fairly random people that have voiced their opinion on Miley Cyrus' recent rash of racy photos - from Bill O'Reilly to Joe Jonas - it's nice to hear from someone a bit closer to the situation for a change.

Annie Leibovitz is the woman behind the controversial Vanity Fair photograph that depicts Cyrus topless, albeit covered by a blanket; and she says the image "simple" and "beautiful."

Miley Cyrus Nude Pic

A behind-the-scenes look at one of the Miley Cyrus topless photos from Vanity Fair. It's caused quite the uproar across entertainment news - and legitimate news - sources.

"I'm sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted," Leibovitz said in a statement issued Monday. "Miley and I looked at fashion photographs together and we discussed the picture in that context before we shot it. The photograph is a simple, classic portrait, shot with very little makeup, and I think it is very beautiful."

It's also inappropriate for a 15-year old Disney star. But that's something Miley's parents and handlers should have been aware of long before this scandal spiraled out of control. Unless...

... they wanted it that way. What do you think?

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The New York Post isn't known for its subtlety. Or its quality.

Therefore, it wasn't shocking to find the controversial, racy Miley Cyrus Vanity Fair photo adorning this newspaper's front page this morning, headlined by:

Marie Claire Shot

Miley's Shame.

The headline of the Post says it all. Here's the front page of the paper...

We do wonder, however, how long it took editors at this tabloid to decide that this quasi-naked photo of Cyrus deserved top billing over the Roger Clemens-Mindy McCready scandal.

Let's just say we'd be surprised if tomorrow's front page story on The New York Post isn't a shot of these two celebrities, accompanied by the headline:

Roger'd That!

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by Free Britney at

The controversial Vanity Fair photos, for which Miley Cyrus has already apologized for, have been released online.

In the accompanying interview to the magazine shoot, the young singer explained her decision to pose topless, albeit with a blanket covering her body:

"I had a big blanket on. And I thought, This looks pretty, and really natural. I think it's really artsy. [And] it wasn't in a skanky way.… And you can't say no to [photographer Annie Leibovitz]. She's so cute. She gets this puppy-dog look and you're like, O.K."

Is the infamous picture skanky, Miley? No. But is it inappropriate for a 15-year old? Yes. You and your family should have known better.

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at a series of the Vanity Fair pics in question. Click on each for enlarged versions...

What do you think, readers? Did Miley Cyrus need to apologize for these shots? Are they too racy for someone her age? Do they change your view of her?

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