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Miley warned to keep ‘Dancing’ tune tame

Miley Cyrus’ march toward shedding her Hannah Montana image continues Tuesday night on “Dancing With the Stars” when she performs her song “Can’t Be Tamed” for the first time on live television.

In light of a video which shows a then 16-year-old Cyrus giving a lap dance to the producer of her film, “The Last Dance,” there’s talk that she's under orders from ABC to keep “Can’t Be Tamed” clean.

“Her rehearsals of the song have been fine, but the show is on live but when Adam Lambert rehearsed for the American Music Awards, he didn’t do anything controversial during rehearsals, either,” said one source, referring to the sexually suggestive choreography Lambert performed during the live awards show. “(Cyrus has) been told that she can be herself, but there’d better not be any surprises.”

Representatives for “DWTS” had no comment.

‘Star Wars’ creator admits winging it
“Star Wars” creator George Lucas wrote to the “Lost” producers, congratulating them on their success, but also revealing a “Star Wars” secret — that Lucas himself didn’t even know where “Star Wars” was going when he began filming.

In the letter, Lucas wrote, “Congratulations on pulling off an amazing show. Don't tell anyone ... but when 'Star Wars' first came out, I didn't know where it was going either. The trick is to pretend you've planned the whole thing out in advance. Throw in some father issues and references to other stories — let's call them homages — and you've got a series.”

Lucas went on to say, “In six seasons, you've managed to span both time and space, and I don't think I'm alone in saying that I never saw what was around the corner. Now that it's all coming to an end, it's impressive to see how much was planned out in advance and how neatly you've wrapped up everything. You've created something really special. I'm sad that the series is ending, but I look forward to seeing what you two are going to do next.”

The letter was read at a party related to the “Lost” series finale. After the letter was read, “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof reportedly said, “I just want to apologize to Mr. George Lucas for everything I said about the prequels.”

Tony Stark hands Robin Hood a beat down“Iron Man 2” continued its run at the box office over the weekend, robbing “Robin Hood” of a shot at No. 1.

“Iron Man” brought in another $53 million; Russell Crowe and the “Robin Hood” crew did $37 million.

The weekend’s big disappointment was “Letters to Juliet,” which was tracking around $16 million  to $20 million before its release, and was expected to be a solid counterprogramming option, but only made $13.7 million.

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