Miley Cyrus Pole Dances, Praises Trailers At Teen Choice Awards

Is Miley Cyrus slowly attempting to make the transition from tween idol to pop sexpot? On last night's Teen Choice Awards (where she took home a total of six prizes, including "Choice Movie Hissy Fit" for "Hannah Montana" The Movie" and "Choice Music Single" for "The Climb"), the 16-year-old Disney star unveiled her latest single "Party in the U.S.A." with a performance that included extra-small booty shorts and a brief turn at a pole dance. It's not the first time that "adult" situations have crept into Cyrus' life and caused controversy (like her notorious topless photo shoot for Vanity Fair), but she's currently taking a lot of heat for introducing that level of sexuality into a show aimed squarely at the tween market.

Still, that shouldn't take away from the fact that "Party in the U.S.A." is a pretty catchy little faux-blues rocker that featured what Cyrus described as a return to "where I'm from," which included a "blinged-out trailer" and a handful of roadhouse dancers. The song also includes a shout-out to Britney Spears, who while probably not the greatest role model in the world did make the transition from Disney princess to worldwide phenomenon with the aid of a little risqué suggestion.


In entirely non-shocking news, the other big winners at the Teen Choice Awards were anybody having anything to do with "Twilight." All told, the first film in the series based on the teen vampire novels written by Stephanie Meyer scored 11 wins, including individual awards for stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Meghan Fox, "High School Musical," "The Hills" and "Rock Band 2" also won statuettes, while Spears took home the "Ultimate Choice Award," which was presented to her by Cyrus.