Rocker [artist id="500964"]Bret Michaels[/artist] is no stranger to the company of lovely ladies, thanks to his career as singer of Poison, not to mention his "Rock of Love." But it was another recent collaboration with 17-year-old "Hannah Montana" star [article id="1633354"]Miley Cyrus on the racy song "Nothin' to Lose"[/article] that really raised eyebrows. When MTV News caught up with Cyrus on the [article id="1633352"]Academy Awards red carpet[/article], she explained the pair's unlikely duet.
"He's a friend of my family," Cyrus said. "I was in the studio already, so I did a few harmonies for him."
Cyrus is also working on an album of her own, which she said will be out later this summer. For now, the starlet is promoting her upcoming [article id="1632802"]Nicholas Sparks-penned film "The Last Song,"[/article] which opens March 31 and co-stars her boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth.
"I'm super excited. I can't wait for everyone to see it," she said.
With roles in "The Last Song," [article id="1624143"]"Sex and the City 2"[/article] and "Wings," a Disney adaption of the young-adult fairy novel by Aprilynne Pike, Cyrus said she is focusing on spreading her acting wings.
"I hope to always give myself a challenge," Cyrus said of her burgeoning career. "I never want to get myself into a rut."
Clad in a [article id="1632837"]champagne-colored Jenny Packham bustier gown[/article], Cyrus said she still finds herself star-struck on the red carpet, especially in the company of "SATC2" co-star Sarah Jessica Parker. "[She's] my fashion icon," Cyrus gushed, adding that sharing a red-carpet scene with Parker in the sequel was a "dream."
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