Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Did Lindsay Lohan Corrupt Hannah Montana Star Miley Cyrus?

Following the scandal over her highly criticized risqué photo shoot for Vanity Fair, Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus did some damage control by posing for wholesome pictures at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., on May 1. But the 15-year-old Hannah Montana star may also want to rethink her friends, a report from Life & Style Weekly suggests in this week's magazine.

A report notes that right before the Vanity Fair photo shoot, Miley spent time with Lindsay Lohan, 21, a veteran of rehab and her own racy photos scandals. "At the shoot, Miley was talking to her mom and friends about hanging out with Lindsay," an insider told the magazine, noting that Miley's mother, Leticia (Tish), was not happy to hear the news that she was out with Lilo.

Miley even discusses Lindsay in the Vanity Fair article. When asked if people around her worry that she'll follow in Lindsay's or Britney Spears' footsteps, Miley says, "They're being normal [for their ages], especially Lindsay." She said she talks to both from time to time: "I know those people, and I know they have good hearts and they're struggling."

And now Miley is embroiled in her own celebrity photos scandal. "The last person Miley needs in her life right now," says the insider, "is Lindsay Lohan!" Miley has been posing for racy photos for some time (see link here and the fist click is safe) and that has many believing that the young star is just seeing how far she can push the envelope. Others believe she is just trying to grow up way too fast. "Lindsay is much older [than Miley] and a party animal," says an insider. "She's no role model."