Everything That Must Happen In The Hannah Montana Prequel

Let's Get Crazy, with these predictions!

It’s been almost a decade since the Hannah Montana franchise ended. But even after four seasons and a feature-length film, fans still can’t get enough. Well, it looks like Disney have listened to the hardcore Hannah Montana fans because a prequel is reportedly in the works. 

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Billy Ray Cyrus, aka Miley Stewart’s dad, let the news slip in an interview with Hollywood Life, saying: “They’re talking about doing a prequel, which to me, I would do that in a heartbeat… because that means I get to get my mullet back.” OMG. OMG. OMG.

So, to celebrate this incredible news, we thought we’d have a brainstorm of all the things we want to see in a Hannah Montana prequel. Here they are: 

Miley Stewart Writing ‘The Best Of Both Worlds’

From the moment the show began to the final episode, we heard this incredible tune over and over again, and it never got old. We want to see a plot that sees a very young Miley Stewart writing this song about the early days of living the double life. 

A Backstory To Corbin Bleu’s Character

The Hannah Montana series debuted merely a few months after the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical took the world by storm. As a result of a clever casting agent at Disney Channel HQ, Corbin Bleu was actually a character in the first-ever episode. If there was a prequel, we want to see more of this guy; maybe see him hang out with Miley outside of school? We can only dream.

A Lil Nas X Appearance

If you thought that the peak of Billy Ray Cyrus’ career was in the show, you’d be wrong. If you thought it was in the ‘90s, you’d be wrong. If you thought it was in the year 2018, as a result of a country-trap-hybrid banger, you’d be absolutely right. Billy Ray Cyrus shot back into everyone’s consciousness when the banger ‘Old Town Road’ went viral earlier this year, and as a result, we want Lil Nas X to have an appearance. Plus, he’s a massive fan of the show

Rico Doing A Job Interview With Jackson

It’s truly the strangest dynamic of the entire series. A very small child is the boss of a very grown teenager. It had me confused, it had you confused, and I want answers as to how this even came about. 

What Ever Happened To Miley Stewarts Mum?

Miley Cyrus is only parented by her father throughout the series. While it is mentioned that she “misses” her mum, I think that an explanation for her absence would have to be in the prequel. 

Dolly Parton Teaching Miley The Hoedown Throwdown 

Dolly Parton, aka the queen of country music and Miley Cyrus’ actual Godmother, has appeared on the show many times, so it would only be fitting if she played a huge role in a prequel. Also, considering Miley Stewart whips out the ‘Hoedown Throwdown’ like its nothing, we have to assume she learnt it as a young girl. Put two and two together, I would like a scene where Dolly Parton teaches Miley the song and dance. Boom.

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MAFS Lessons: How Crappy Friends Can Ruin A Relationship

Calling all sassy hairdressers and evil stepsisters!

Another day, another MAFS. Now that episode two has ended, let’s take note of the lessons learnt from Amanda and Tash, Mikey and Natasha, and all their adjacent friends.

If you need a little catching up from last night’s MAFS episode, we’ve spoke about it on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

For this MAFS episode, we’re learning about how crappy friends can ruin a relationship. Let’s begin.

Rule One: Friends Should Make Sure Everything’s Perfect

Its the rule of the bridesmaids and the groomsmen to make sure that every element on a wedding day is picture-perfect. This includes making sure that hair and makeup are looking nice, shoes are comfortable and have been broken into and finally, making sure everything worn has no creases.

Evidently, Amanda’s bridal party aren’t trained in the fine art of weddings as they allowed the bride to walk out in an unironed blazer. Bad move team!

Rule Two: Crappy Friends Can Sabotage The Wedding

Intentions don’t always correlate to actions. We’re sure that Natasha’s friend/hairdresser just wanted the best for her, but it certainly didn’t look that way. As her new husband walked down the aisle, Natasha’s friend Lincoln, dressed in a blazer with no shirt, yelled: “Natasha will eat him alive.” Uncool, Lincoln.

Further, at the reception, he tried to undermine Mikey (the new husband), by saying “She needs someone to step up to the plate on her level and not be a pushover.” C’mon Lincoln! Now is not the time to throw off your friend’s new partner. 

Rule Three: Some Friends Try And Make It All About Them

I imagine weddings are stressful. There are so many people to meet, so many people to thank and so many speeches to be had. As a result, there can be times when the spotlight sits on other people. Bad friends are the kind of people that crave the spotlight at every step of the way. A case study to showcase this would be Tash’s bridesmaids, aka Cinderella’s stepsisters.

After not getting enough attention from Tash’s new, family-oriented bride, these two put Amanda on blast. After interrogating her, they tried to be the hero, going up to Tash and twisting their conversation with Amanda so that it causes drama with her new bride. Not cool at all. 

Rule Four: Good Friends Paint You In A Good Light

The best kind of friends at a wedding are the kind that are open to meeting strangers and have your back. For this example, let’s look at Mikey’s groomsmen.

Sure, these fellas like to take the piss out of Mikey by bringing up his childhood habits that lasted way too long. But, at the end of the day, they want what’s best for him, so they always finish conversations by talking him up. 

Catch you back tomorrow for another MAFS lesson! If you need to revise last night’s lesson, we’ve got you covered:

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Jessica Simpson Definitely Regrets Turning Down ‘The Notebook’

It wasn't over, it still isn't over.

In the early ‘00s, Jessica Simpson was inescapable. She had just dropped ‘With You’, a pop single to save the music industry, she had Americans questioning if tuna was chicken and she had a sister that was making headlines for all the wrong reasons. 

If you’re a Jessica Simpson fan, we had a chat about her career and her memoir ‘Open Book’ on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

As a result, Hollywood wanted a piece of her. Fast-forward to today and it has been revealed that Jessica Simpson was up for a cinematic role of one of the biggest films of all time. Yep, before starring in the Dukes of Hazzard reboot, Jessica Simpson was up for the role of Allie Calhoun… As in Rachel McAdams’ character in The Notebook.

In her memoir Open Book, the reality star opens up about the role, saying: “I turned it down…  because they wouldn’t budge on taking out the sex scene, and it would have been with Ryan Gosling, of all people.”

We know that Ryan Gossling is the hottest man on the planet now, but we imagine this would have been especially difficult for Jessica, having revealed earlier in the book that she had a crush on the teenage star. The two of them had auditioned for ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ together back in the ’90s.

This is how I imagine Jessica Simpson reacted.

But the worst part of this whole situation happened when the film was released. In ‘Open Book’, Simpson discusses seeing the movie for the first time whilst on an aeroplane, about to separate from her husband: “The most romantic movie in the world, and I was leaving Nick … The movie was on every screen, and I was swept up into it, wishing I had that great love that would be forever.”

Oh Jessica, hindsight is a wonderful thing, huh? 

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