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Originally posted 11/19/2012 07:05PM
The Cyrus family has a lot to be thankful for this year.
Miley Cyrus is celebrating her 20th birthday on Friday. Her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, is starring as slick lawyer Billy Flynn in the Broadway hit musical Chicago. And it looks like (practically) the whole family is together for the occasions.
Photos show Billy Ray – dressed in a tuxedo – his wife Tish and their kids, Miley, 19, Noah, 12, Brandi, 25, and Braison, 18, all posing together backstage at the Ambassador Theater in New York City on Sunday. (Brother Trace is the only one absent.)
"The whole family had a great time," an observer tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 10/18/2012 04:00PM
Billy Ray Cyrus has one thing to say when asked if he approves of daughter Miley's fiancé: I do!
"Liam [Hemsworth]'s a great guy," Billy Ray told ET Canada in an interview on Wednesday. "I like Liam a lot."
The singer and the Aussie actor got engaged on May 31 after three years of dating, and Miley, 19, told PEOPLE at the time, "I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam."
Happiness, as it turns out, runs in the family, says Billy Ray, who took great pleasure in his daughter's news.
Originally posted 08/15/2012 10:50AM
She stands behind her 'do. And so does her man.
When Miley Cyrus Tweeted a photo showing off an edgy new pixie haircut on Sunday, many passionate fans responded unhappily, prompting the 19-year-old to defend her new look.
"My dad @billyraycyrus used to tell me 'opinions are like a** holes every body has one,' " Cyrus Tweeted Monday. "LOVE my hair <3 feel so happy, pretty, and free."
She also shared some hard-won wisdom with fans after most of the furor over her haircut subsided.
Originally posted 06/07/2012 09:45AM
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have the full support and blessing of their families in the wake of their engagement, sources close to both sides tell PEOPLE.
"Billy Ray loves Liam. He's happy his daughter has found the right guy," one source says, adding that Hemsworth has spent a lot of time with her family, barbecuing together. "The whole family loves Liam."
Cyrus's mom Tish is also said to be "excited" by the news.
Likewise, Hemsworth's family in Australia has gotten to know Cyrus through their visits, and is happy for them. "They spend Christmas and other holidays together. They've been down to Australia," says a source.
Originally posted 05/17/2012 06:45PM
Following the sad news on Thursday that disco legend Donna Summer lost her battle with cancer, celebrity fans have expressed their appreciation for the singer.
"So shocking to hear about the passing of Donna Summer," Aretha Franklin said in a statement. "In the '70s, she reigned over the disco era and kept the disco jumping. Who will forget, 'Last Dance?' [She was] a fine performer and a very nice person."
Barbra Streisand said she was "shocked" to hear about the death of Summer, 63, who never let on to the public that she was so sick.
Originally posted 04/20/2011 05:50PM
After a tough year, Billy Ray Cyrus has only one goal in mind for his daughter Miley: Be happy.
"We've always had a slogan in our family: 'If you ain't happy, it ain't working,' " Cyrus tells Parade in a new interview. "You need to love what you're doing."
"As long as she's happy and loving making music – and I know she loves acting – that's all that matters," he says.
Originally posted 03/28/2011 12:05PM
A happy clan once again?
After a difficult few months, the Cyrus family – dad Billy Ray, mom Tish and sisters Miley and Noah – were photographed all together on Sunday after grabbing coffee in Toluca Lake, Calif.
It's the first time Miley and Billy Ray have been seen publicly together since their rift in mid-February.
Originally posted 03/23/2011 05:30PM
Billy Ray Cyrus is recanting the remarks that ricocheted around the world.
"I love Hannah Montana. I love Disney. I wouldn't change anything," the musician and father of Miley Cyrus said on Wednesday's Good Morning America, in response to a volatile interview he gave in December in which he blamed Hannah Montana for destroying his family.
Now, Cyrus says his messy home life was to blame, adding that he was "surrounded in darkness" when he gave the interview. At the time, Cyrus was in the midst of filing for a divorce that he has since called off.
"It wasn't good," he said of Miley's reaction to his printed comments.
Originally posted 03/21/2011 04:40PM
Billy Ray Cyrus recently announced that he was calling off his divorce. Now his wife, Tish, is speaking out – with a message of thanks to supporters.
"Big thanks to all of our family, friends, and fans who have kept us in their thoughts and prayers," Tish wrote in a post on her official Facebook page. "I feel so blessed to have so much support from all of you."
"Our family weathered a huge storm and I feel we are stronger than we have ever been," the statement continues. "Much love to all of you guys! You're the BEST."
In October, Billy Ray filed papers to end his 17-year marriage. But last Friday, during an interview on The View, the country singer announced that he was withdrawing his divorce petition.
"I want to put my family back together," he said on the show.
Originally posted 03/17/2011 05:00PM
How do you mend an achy breaky heart? Billy Ray Cyrus says he's doing everything he can.
"I've dropped the divorce," Cyrus, 49, said during an interview on The View scheduled to air on Friday. "I want to put my family back together … Things are the best they've ever been."
"I feel like I got my Miley back in a way," he added during Thursday's taping. "I feel like we are the daddy and daughter that we were before Hannah Montana happened."
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