Hannah Montana: Catching Up with Miley Cyrus, Now 17 Years Old
Hannah Montana: Catching Up with Miley Cyrus, Now 17 Years Old
It's been quite some time since we last heard news about Miley Cyrus here.  Since she deleted her Twitter, there's little to report.  But because of that, we practically missed the Hannah Montana star's 17th birthday even though I'm sure many of you fans marked your calendars for it.

E! Online reports that on Wednesday last week, the Disney pop star was surprised by her mother with an '80s rocker themed bash before she turned 17 on Monday.  It was held at the Canal Room in New York, with about 200 of her friends attending.  Of course, her brother Trace and Liam Hemsworth were there too.

Joining the party were a number of performers, most notably the cast of Broadway's Rock of Ages.  The crew from Miley's tour were also present, as well as several dancers.  Snacks were provided by Cocktail Caterers, which laid out a feast of comfort food and Miley's favorite dish, sushi.

One of the party's highlights was the cake designed by Buddy Valastro, of TLC's hit series Cake Boss.  But it didn't get as much attention as the birthday girl herself, who was highly noted for her supposedly provocative outfit.  She was decked in too-short shorts and a belly-baring shirt, paired with high black boots.

That isn't the only thing that raised eyebrows during the celebration.  Miley's behavior towards her The Last Song co-star Liam Hemsworth was focused on as well.  An insider told the publication that both have been acting far too romantic to just be friends.

"She and Liam are definitely a couple," the source said.  "They were holding hands, canoodling and looked like they were really into each other."

While it was all fun and games that night, the Hannah Montana star was met with tragedy a couple of days after.  Her tour bus was involved in a fatal crash, with several people injured and one person dead.  Disney confirmed that Miley Cyrus wasn't on the vehicle at the time, but is still greatly affected by what happened.

On her official site, Miley and her family have released a statement regarding the accident:

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Bill 'Uncle Bill' Douglas.  Members of our tour are like members of our family.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family in the midst of this tragedy.  He will truly be missed."

Source: E! Online, MileyCyrus.com
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