Friday, 11 January 2008
Miley's Dubious Double, Zac Dissed
The powers-that-be behind the wholesome juggernaut that is Miley Cyrus have learned an important lesson: Never underestimate a tween's ability to spot shenanigans. Over the last few days, disgruntled fans and conspiracy theorists have been dissecting video footage that shows the Satan-wary "Hannah Montana" starlet, 15, disappearing offstage while performing "We Got the Party," only to be replaced for a short time by a dancing doppelganger (see the video here -- jump to the 2:23 mark). Perhaps sensing an impending disaster in which Cyrus' obvious stand-in is pelted with Stridex pads and strawberry-flavored Bonne Bell lip balm hurled by irate, prepubescent ticket holders, her rep decided to come clean on the duplicity. "To help speed the transition from Hannah to Miley, there is a production element during the performance of 'We Got the Party' incorporating a body double for Miley," the mouthpiece explains to OK!. "After Hannah has completed the featured verse on the duet with the Jonas Brothers, a body double appears approximately 1 to 2 minutes prior to the end of the song in order to allow Miley to remove the Hannah wig and costume and transform into Miley for her solo set." The flack then attempts to reassure her now-trust-issue-plagued fans: "Other than during this very brief transitional moment in the show, Miley performs live during the entirety of both the Hannah and Miley segments of the concert."