“From Hannah Montana to Hollywood: Catching up with Miley Cyrus, Mitchel Musso, Emily Osment and more of the beloved Disney cast”

Almost two decades have passed since the popular Disney Channel show, Hannah Montana, first aired. The series revolved around the life of high school student Miley Stewart and her best friends, Oliver Oken and Lily Truscott, as she balanced her double life as a famous pop star named Hannah Montana. The show’s success raised concerns about the well-known “Disney Channel curse,” where child stars gain notoriety but later struggle with their fame. Miley Cyrus, who played the lead role, is hailed as Disney’s golden girl, having maintained her success after her child stardom, which has paved the way for other Disney successors such as Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. However, Cyrus has received criticism for her controversial music video, Wrecking Ball, which disappointed many Disney fans’ parents. As another former cast member faces negative publicity, it raises the question of whether the “Disney Channel curse” is legitimate, and where the full cast of Hannah Montana is today. Find out more by reading on.

Hannah Montana: The teen sitcom which chronicled the life of high school dents while Miley Stewart juggled a secretive double life as famous pop star Hannah Mont

Remember the popular TV show, Hannah Montana? This teenage sitcom followed the daily adventures of high school students, with a twist – Miley Stewart was leading a double life as the famous pop star, Hannah Montana.

Miley Cyrus: Pictured as her glamourous alter ego singing sensation Hannah Montana, Cyrus adorns herself with a bright blonde wig and a mid-toned pink lipgloss to perfect her pout

Successful singer: Cyrus' most novel release Used to Be Young was released last week, which critics predict will fare well

Miley Cyrus, once known as an innocent teen star, has transformed into a provocative singer that has caused concern among many parents. Despite being frequently involved in controversies, she has defended herself against critics. In 2023, she was photographed as her songstress persona for the release of her latest album, Endless Summer Vacation, compared to her previous image as Hannah Montana in 2006.

At just 13 years old, Cyrus had already achieved an incredible level of fame. This was no surprise, given that she is the daughter of country music legend Billy Ray Cyrus, whose single “Achy Breaky Heart” made history by achieving triple platinum status in Australia back in 1992. Cyrus has two biological sisters, including Noah, who was nominated for a Grammy in 2021, and Trace, who was adopted by Billy Ray when he married Cyrus’s mother Tish. The Cyrus family has long been involved in the entertainment industry, with Tish managing both Miley and her sister from the beginning of their careers. Miley’s brother Trace is also a successful musician, while her younger sister Noah is making waves in the music industry as well. Although Miley started out with a clean-cut image, she gradually began to reject this persona and released the single “Can’t Be Tamed” in 2010 to poke fun at those who expected her to conform. While Miley has had her share of controversies – such as posing nearly nude for a Vogue photoshoot at age 15 and igniting a Twitter feud with Sinead O’Connor – she has also enjoyed great success as a musician. Some of her most popular songs include “Wrecking Ball,” “Adore You,” and “Flowers.” She has even collaborated with Dua Lipa on the hit song “Prisoner.” Most recently, Miley released the song “Used to Be Young,” which critics predict will be a big hit.

Emily Osment: the girl who stole America's heart as Miley's loveable sidekick, pictured here in the highly-rated show

Screen Actors Guild Awards: Osment is pictured attending the 28th annual SAG Awards held at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, in 2022

Even after her time on Hannah Montana ended, Osment continued to thrive in her career and even had the opportunity to work with Antonio Banderas in Spy Kids before her Disney Channel fame. This led to more opportunities for her in the entertainment industry. In the photo on the left, she is seen as her character Lilly Truscott and in the photo on the right, she is attending the 28th annual SAG Award.

She was raised in a Roman Catholic family, with her father being an actor and her mother an English teacher. Her brother, Haley Joel, is a former student of the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, famous for his role in Forrest Gump which earned him a Young Artist Award. Emily Osment made her debut as a child star in Spy Kids 2 alongside Antonio Banderas, playing the role of TV’s beloved sidekick. She also played the best friend of Miley Stewart, adopting the alias Lola LaFonda and sporting neon-coloured wigs. Osment’s talent has led to various awards, including starring in numerous Disney productions and even releasing a pop rock EP titled All the Right Wrongs, peaking at number 10 on the Australian charts. After pursuing higher education at Occidental College, she currently stars in CBS sitcom Young Sheldon as Mandy McAllister and announced her engagement earlier this year on Instagram to a man named Jack Anthony.

Emily Osment is engaged: Former Hannah Montana star reveals stunning ring as shares candid snaps with fiancé Jack Anthony

Emily Osment, known for her role in Hannah Montana, is set to tie the knot as she announces her engagement to Jack Anthony. The actress shared photos of her beautiful ring and intimate moments with her fiancé.

Disney curse: child stars who get their big break on the Disney outlet are trolled for turning crazy, after putting on an innocent front for the cameras. Pictured at at Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards

Arrested: Hannah Montana star Mitchel Musso, 32, was arrested in Texas for public drunkenness and theft in his hometown of Rockwell, TX. He has been released on $1,000 bond

Musso made a plea deal after being arrested for DUI in Burbank back in 2011. In order to avoid a six month jail sentence, he pleaded ‘no contest’ to the charges against him. As part of his punishment, he was put on 36 months of informal probation and had to attend alcohol education classes. He also had to pay a fine.

Mitchel Musso is a well-known Disney Channel actor who played Oliver Oken in the popular show Hannah Montana. In the show, Musso’s character had a crush on Hannah Montana, but when Miley Cyrus revealed her true identity, they remained good friends. He also acted in other Disney shows such as Pair of Kings and Phineas & Ferb. Interestingly, his older brother formed a band with Miley Cyrus’ brother after meeting on the set of Hannah Montana. Unfortunately, Musso has had run-ins with the law in the past, starting with a DUI arrest in California just months after finishing Hannah Montana. This led to the end of his role in Pair of Kings as it didn’t align with Disney’s clean image. Recently, he was charged with public drunkenness and theft in his hometown of Rockwell after allegedly stealing a bag of chips from a motel market. Another well-known actor from Hannah Montana is Jason Earles, who played Jackson Stewart.

Jason Earles: (left) playing his role as a 16-year-old despite being 29 at the start of filming

Jason Earles (right): the actor is now happily married to a social media personality

Jason Earles, who played Miley’s older brother Jackson in Hannah Montana, was actually 29 years old when he started filming the show, despite his character being a 16-year-old teenager. As the oldest cast member playing a teen, Earles had already received an education before joining the cast, obtaining a degree in theatre arts from Rocky Mountain College. Although he had smaller roles in productions like Malcolm in the Middle, MADtv, and American Pie, it was his role as the annoying yet lovable older brother that launched his career. His success in Hannah Montana led him to appear in other Disney productions such as Kickin’ It, Dadnapped, and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Earles has been married twice, first to Jennifer Earles from 2002 to 2013, coinciding with the filming of Hannah Montana. He later married social media personality Katie Drysen in August 2017.

Hannah Montana: By April 2006, Hannah Montana had an average of more than 3.5 million viewers for each episode, many whom were aged between six and fourteen, according to The New York Time. Pictured are the trio: Lilly, Oliver and Miley in their early days

In April 2006, the TV show Hannah Montana had a whopping average of over 3.5 million viewers per episode. Most of these viewers were between the ages of six and fourteen, as reported by The New York Times. The photo shows Miley and Oliver in the early days of the show.

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