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Producer Recalls Miley & Fiancé Liam's First Kiss | Miley Cyrus

Producer Recalls Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth's First Kiss

Originally posted 06/09/2012 04:00PM

Sure, he acts, dances and directs, but there's yet another talent Adam Shankman can add to his resume: matchmaking.

Shankman was one of the producers of The Last Song, the 2009 romance that introduced Miley Cyrus to now-fiancé Liam Hemsworth, who announced their engagement Wednesday.

"I sort of want a finder's fee for Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth," the Rock of Ages director told PEOPLE at the film's L.A. premiere Friday. "I cannot tell you. It made me cry."

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How to Win Over Miley Cyrus | Miley Cyrus

How to Win Over Miley Cyrus

Originally posted 03/16/2010 08:05AM

Sure it helps to be good looking, but if a guy really wants to win the heart of teen star Miley Cyrus, he needs to embrace the entire Cyrus clan.

"My parents are a little loco," admits Cyrus, 17, at the press conference for her upcoming drama The Last Song. "We have five [kids] and my mom and my dad and my grandma plus like my 10,000 dogs – so if you love me after you see my lifestyle then you're good. You're a keeper."

That's what she considers her costar and real-life boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, 20, who she realized was more than a costar when she found herself playing "stupid" games.

"I think when you're trying to play it cool and you're like, 'Oh, I won't text back for like the next hour,' that's when you know it's more serious," says Cyrus. "You have no idea how many times I was like, 'Oh he called. I'm not going to call back tomorrow.' When it gets confusing and you're over thinking it, you must really like someone."

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