May 5, 2009 |
Are the Jonas Brothers poised to take the place of the Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana"? It's too soon to tell. A solid 4 million viewers watched the 8 p.m. premiere of the network's new series, "Jonas," which topped kids and tween rankings Saturday, but didn't come close to delivering the audience watching new episodes of "Hannah Montana."
April 28, 2009 |
Everyone knows who Hannah Montana is. But perhaps only kids know she's been unseated as TV's reigning tween queen by one Carly Shay. When no one was looking, Carly, the plucky 15-year-old star of the Nickelodeon comedy "iCarly," overtook Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" -- and this year, "American Idol" -- in the ratings race for young audiences. Miranda Cosgrove, who plays Carly, is still a name that draws quizzical looks while Miley Cyrus sells out Cineplexes and concert stadiums.
April 13, 2009 |
Girl power and Good Friday combined to propel "Hannah Montana: The Movie" to the top of the weekend box office with $34 million in ticket sales. The better-than-expected opening, along with a number of well-performing holdovers, continued the movie industry's solid box office results in 2009. So far this year, box office revenue is up 17% and attendance is up 15%, thanks to a string of strong debuts.
April 10, 2009 |
"Hannah Montana: The Movie" is not so much a movie as it is a trial balloon to see if Miley Cyrus, with her big blue eyes, exceptionally white teeth and increasingly long limbs, can hold the big screen as effectively as she has the small screen. The answer is yes.
April 9, 2009 |
Being a teen sensation can be exhausting. Just ask Miley Cyrus. It means performing your current hit, "The Climb," on "American Idol" and at the Academy of Country Music Awards, accepting a miniature orange blimp for favorite female singer at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, gracing the cover of the latest Glamour magazine, attending Hollywood premieres and starring in your own -- according to the teeny-bopper barometer -- wildly successful show. It's a lifestyle Cyrus has mastered.