With his easygoing demeanor and schoolboy charm, actor Cody Linley was certainly many a school girl's crush during the early period of his career. The preteen, who came from a family of actors, made h...
Miley Cyrus' 20-year-old co-star will tread the boards in New York when the wartime production opens next year (10), according to RadarOnline.com.
But Linley's Broadway debut has come at a price - he's had to quit forthcoming Disney movie Starstruck due to conflicting schedules.
Linley's representative says, "Cody is very excited about going to Broadway.
"The start dates on both kept shifting and Over Here! was contractually in first position, so he had to give up Starstruck."
Maurice Greene has finally encountered a race he cannot win: Dancing with the Stars.
The world-record-holding sprinter was eliminated from the competition show on Tuesday night, along with his dance partner Cheryl Burke.
But the former Olympic medalist was not bitter in defeat, saying, "I had a lot of fun. I made a lot of new friends out here. I learned how to dance out here in front of millions of people every night. I had a great time."
The hit show’s four remaining “stars” are ‘N Sync singer Lance Bass, model/actress Brooke Burke, young Hannah Montana star Cody Linley and Greene’s fellow athlete Warren Sapp.
The only other athlete in this season’s field, Misty May-Treanor, was recently forced to withdraw after rupturing her tendon.
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Miley Cyrus has fuelled rumors she is dating fellow teen star Cody Linley, after the pair were spotted leaving the actor's Los Angeles apartment late at night.
In the past, Cyrus has confessed her crush on the 18-year-old, who plays her love interest on TV show Hannah Montana.
She once said, "He is so much fun to look at. He's really fun and down-to-earth. And he's hot!"
Linley was dating Camp Rock actress Demi Lovato until their recent split--and gossips claims 15-year-old Cyrus has pounced on the newly single hunk.
They were snapped as Linley drove the pair away from his L.A. pad on Sept. 2. An onlooker says, "Cody opened the door of his Mustang for Miley, who had a huge smile on her face. She couldn't keep her eyes off him."
But Linley insists he and Cyrus are just good friends: "She came over, and Miley, my roommate and I all painted. We splatter-painted. Right now, we're just very close friends."
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ABC’s Good Morning America announced the lineup for the upcoming seventh season of Dancing with the Stars Monday morning, and here’s how it breaks down: four actors, three athletes, two singers, one chef, one comedian, one model/TV host and one…Kim Kardashian.
Among the more recognizable names set for the hit reality competition series, which premieres Sept. 22, are Emmy winner Susan Lucci, former ‘N Sync member Lance Bass, and Grammy winner Toni Braxton, who has made headlines in recent months due to undisclosed health problems and trips to the hospital.
Braxton won’t be the only celeb facing questions about her fitness to foxtrot, however: Kardashian, star of the E! reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, was hospitalized briefly on Sunday after cutting her foot on a glass table. But she was quick to tell GMA on Monday that she “will be fine” and “able to dance.” Aw, shucks!
The three athletes who will take to the dance floor are Misty May-Treanor, who will be less than a month removed from taking home gold at the Beijing Olympics, recently retired NFL player Warren Sapp, following in the footsteps of fellow football player Jason Taylor on last season’s DWTS, and world-record-holding runner Maurice Greene.
Rounding out the ‘stars’ are renowned chef Rocco DiSpirito, former host of Rock Star host Brooke Burke, Hannah Montana’s Cody Linley, former Married with Children star Ted McGinley (Jefferson!), and Cloris Leachman and Jeffrey Ross, both of whom are fresh off the Roast of Bob Saget--and taking some shots at each other.
Figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi won last season’s title.
Based on Carl Hiaasen’s Newbery Honor-winning novel the story follows Roy (Logan Lerman) a middle-schooler who has had to move around a lot because of his father’s job. When he moves from his beloved Montana to Florida it’s a big culture shock. But then he hooks up with a tomboy (Brie Larson) and her wild child stepbrother (Cody Linley) and together they unearth a disturbing threat to a local population of endangered owls (and the birds are really cute too) by greedy land developers. Now along with his new friends and a local cop (Luke Wilson) Roy has a new mission in life--to prevent the adults from destroying precious wildlife. I wish I could say Hoot really is a hoot but unfortunately it really isn’t. The three young performers handle most of the action with aplomb. Lerman (TV’s Jack and Bobby) leads things off as the wandering Roy portraying a character with a surprisingly kind disposition considering how many times he has been uprooted in his life. Larson (Sleepover) plays the tough Beatrice who’s all about protecting the ones she loves with plenty of scowls and quick punches. Linley (Cheaper by the Dozen) turns in a dreamy Teen Beat-ready performance as Mullet Fingers a runaway who is the main instigator in trying to stop the land developers. As for the adults Wilson sort of phones it in as the bumbling cop while Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother Where Art Thou?) and Clark Gregg (In Good Company) play the villains--one dumb as a post and the other a slimy weasel respectively. Hoot is a pleasant enough family comedy teaching us to appreciate and protect our environment--even if that means putting alligators in port-o-potties to scare off the developers. A little harmless sabotaging never hurt anyone especially if it means protecting those adorable little burrowing owls. Actor/TV director Wil Shriner adequately takes the helm in his first stab at feature films and even singer Jimmy Buffett--an avid Floridian--gets in the act not only providing the soundtrack but also as one of the film’s producers. Still there are problems with Hoot. It’s always hard to criticize a film which is nothing but good clean fun and provides positive messages--but unlike Holes which has a very quirky sensibility Hoot is well sort of bland. The trite dialogue is at times cringe-worthy and the comedy sophomoric. It would have been better suited as a made-for-TV movie on Nickelodeon.
Made onscreen debut in the TV movie "Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack"
Cast as one of three youngsters trying to save a local colony of Burrowing owls in the film "Hoot"
First major role in a feature, "When Zachary Beaver Came to Town"
Had a small role in Jay Russell’s family movie "My Dog Skip"
Acted in the straight-to-DVD release "The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It" alongside Emily Osment
Played the bully, Quinn in the family film "Cheaper By The Dozen"
Played the son of the Vikings coach in the film "Rebound"
Joined the seventh season of ABC’s reality competition "Dancing with the Stars"
Appeared as Jake Ryan in several episodes of the Disney Channel’s "Hannah Montana"
Co-hosted the Disney Channel Games with Brian Stepanek and Meaghan Jette Martin
Played Ashley Judd's oldest son Brownie Coop in the film, "Where the Heart Is"
With his easygoing demeanor and schoolboy charm, actor Cody Linley was certainly many a school girl's crush during the early period of his career. The preteen, who came from a family of actors, made his first appearances with small parts in such feature films as "My Dog Skip" (2000), "Miss Congeniality" (2000) and "Cheaper by the Dozen" (2003). Linley soon attracted the attention of Disney casting directors with guest work in an episode of "That's So Raven" (Disney Channel, 2003-07) and a supporting turn in the family feature "Hoot" (2006). That same year, the young actor instantly became a heartthrob to millions of teenage girls when he was cast as Jake Ryan, the on-again, off-again love interest of Miley Cyrus on the immensely popular kiddie sitcom "Hannah Montana" (Disney Channel, 2006-2011). In 2008, Linley danced his way to an even larger audience when he cut a rug on "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ) with the aid of two-time professional champion Julianne Hough. After "Hannah Montana," he turned up in a similar recurring role on the family sitcom "Melissa & Joey" (ABC Family, 2010- ). An accomplished comedic actor with a keen interest in music as well, Linley's options were many as he eyed the next step in his still young career. <p>Cody Martin Linley, who was born on Nov. 20, 1989, was not part of some Hollywood acting camp, nor did he hail from New York's theater community. The blonde-haired future star was raised in Lewisville, TX and lived with his parents Lee and Cathy Linley - who later divorced and remarried others - and his four brothers. However, Cathy was also a locally known acting coach, who taught future Disney stars such as Demi Lovato from "Camp Rock" (2008) and Madison Pettis from "The Game Plan" (2007). Linley helped his mom teach at the school while pursuing his own acting career. He made his onscreen debut in the TV movie "Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack" (1998) opposite real-life entertainment couple Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black. Linley's older brother, Chad, also acted in the movie, leading to them playing the same role in different stages of life. In 2000, Linley had small parts in a handful of feature films including the family movie "My Dog Skip," the drama "Where the Heart Is," and the Sandra-Bullock comedy hit, "Miss Congeniality."<p>Even with four brothers at home, Linley's 2003 movie "Cheaper By The Dozen" pitted him against a family of 12 that included then-Disney darling, Hilary Duff. The young star played the bully, Quinn, who teased the younger members of the Baker clan. A year later, Linley appeared on another Disney project, the hit tween sitcom "That's So Raven" (Disney Channel, 2003-07), starring Raven-Symoné. Linley's next big movie project the feature "Hoot" (2006), which focused on three friends who save a local colony of Burrowing owls. Linley's close friend, singer-actress Brie Larson, also appeared in the movie. Establishing himself as a hardworking actor with all-American good looks and an endearing smile made Linley a Disney Channel staple, highlighted by his recurring role as Jake Ryan - an obvious reference to the similar dreamboat character from "Sixteen Candles" (1984) - on the network's hit "Hannah Montana." The show's title character, played by pop princess Miley Cyrus, falls in love with Jake, and in the 2006 episode, "People Who Use People," the two shared their first onscreen kiss.<p>Another "Hannah" star, Emily Osment, acted with Linley in the straight-to-DVD release "The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It" (2007), based on a novel by R.L. Stine. Rumors swirled among fans that the Texas-born star was dating both Cyrus and Osment, but the three of them claimed they were all just friends. It was revealed two years later that Linley briefly dated fellow Texas native Demi Lovato, but the couple split up a few months before "Camp Rock" premiered. That same year, Linley reunited with Lovato when he was made an online correspondent for the third installment of "Disney Channel Games" (2006- ), a series of competitions that featured the network's biggest stars. Linley kept busy in 2008. Aside from his "Disney Channel Games" hosting duties, he also lent his voice to a video game production titled "The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft" along with singer Jesse McCartney, as well as appeared in the independent film "Forget Me Not." He took center stage that summer when he joined the eclectic cast of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars." The seventh season of the hit reality series paired the young star - at age 18, the youngest contestant to date - with professional dancer and country artist Hough, and had him battling for the coveted trophy against celebrities like Lance Bass, Kim Kardashian, and Cloris Leachman, as well as athletes Misty May-Treanor and Warren Sapp.<p>Youthful and energetic, Linley performed well on "DWTS," becoming one of the early odds-on favorites of the competition. Fate intervened, however, during the seventh week of competition when Hough was forced to temporarily withdraw after being diagnosed with endometriosis and having to undergo an unplanned surgery to remove her appendix. Although Linley and his replacement partner, Edyta Śliwińska, managed to hold on through week eight and Hough returned to perform the following week, the teen star was ultimately eliminated in the semifinals, placing a respectable fourth overall. After four seasons, Linley's tenure on "Hannah Montana" came to an end when Jake was caught cheating on Hannah in the appropriately title episode "It's the End of the Jake as We Know It" in 2010. Things stayed relatively quiet for Linley for a couple of years post-"Hannah," until he reappeared on the small screen in a 2012 episode of the Melissa Joan Hart-Joey Lawrence sitcom "Melissa & Joey" (ABC Family, 2010- ). Introduced in the second season, Linley played the recurring character of Aidan Haber, a conscientious student who becomes romantically involved with Hart's wild child niece, Lennox (Taylor Spreitler).