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Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 27, 2010 09:06:58 August 27, 2010 09:06:58

Here are the first photos of Miley Cyrus in Michigan after breaking up with Liam Hemsworth on the set of her new movie LOL with Demi Moore. She’s apparently quite friendly with a few co-stars, straddling one of them – photo here – during some downtime. Well that’s textbook, non?

Like the others before her, Miley will apparently also be breaking up with her Disney image, expected to get down with another girl and smoke weed in her new role because that, of course, is how they all grow up. The problem is whether or not she can take her fanbase with her. This is what Britney could do and so few others. Like Avril Lavigne. As previously noted, Avril’s fans don’t grow. She loses them and has to keep re-engaging 14 year olds.

Britney now may be a punchline but there was something about her that appealed to more than tween, it’s why we still care today. Miley on the other hand, it remains to be seen. There was a NY Times article last month about her young followers, the foundation, that they’ve been tiring of her for some time now – click here to read it - and if she can’t hang on to the fans she has, without being able to convince any new ones, unappealing to those more mature, suddenly the billion dollar projected value they attached to her a short year ago doesn’t seem like such a sure thing.

Photo from INF

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