Miley Cyrus Forces Father To Cancel TV Appearance — Are They About To Become The Lohans?

Tue, February 22, 2011 4:09pm EDT by 13 Comments
PacificCoastNews.com, Getty Images
PacificCoastNews.com, Getty Images

PacificCoastNews.com, Getty Images

It’s still simmering — Miley and her team are trying to keep her father Billy Ray silent about their family life. Maybe he reminds Miley a little too much of another celebrity dad who can’t seem to shut up — Michael Lohan!

Miley Cyrus is sick of listening to her father speak to the media about her personal problems and their family issues — and now she’s taking action. The singer reportedly forced Billy Ray to cancel his appearance on The View, originally scheduled for Feb. 23. Is this a sign of the already strained relations between the father and daughter turning even more sour?

“When Miley found out her father was scheduled to appear on ‘The View’ on Wednesday she went nuts,” a source tells PopEater’s Rob Shuter. “Only last week, Billy shot his mouth off in GQ, and now he planned to sit down with [Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg] and talk more crap about his family. No way would Miley or her team let that happen.”

As we previously reported, Miley, 18, was “very upset” over Billy Ray’s comments to GQ that he worries for his daughter’s safety and said she was in “grave danger.”

It’s never good when a parent spills what seem to be family secrets. Ask Lindsay Lohan, another former child star.  Every time he opens his mouth, Michael Lohan only seems to make things worse for his troubled daughter as she fights to straighten out her life in rehab and in court.

And although at first the Hannah Montana star wasn’t angry at her father, now she’s apparently furious that he was going to continue to publicly speak out about his concerns.

“Miley defended her dad, wanting to believe he had been tricked into saying bad things by the magazine,” says Shuter’s source. “But after she found out about his media trip to New York, no more excuses could be made.”

Do you think Billy Ray is out of line for his desire to bring Miley’s problems to the public eye? Or is he just trying to get his daughter’s attention? Do you feel sorry for Miley? Let us know below!

Lorena O’Neil