Obama Declines Daughters' Hannah Montana Invite
U.S. President-elect BARACK OBAMA has cast doubt on reports his daughters are set to star in MILEY CYRUS' hit TV show HANNAH MONTANA.
Malia and Sasha Obama, both fans of the series, have become a hot commodity for the show since Disney bosses echoed Cyrus' statements on Monday (10Nov08) with an official invite.
The cable network said in a statement, "We're pleased that Malia and Sasha are fans and, as long as their parents say it's okay, they are invited to the set of Hannah Montana, and all Disney Channel shows, for a guest role or a visit, anytime."
Inviting the pair to make a cameo, Cyrus' father Billy Ray told Access Hollywood, "They probably will. The invitation is there. The Hannah Montana film comes out in April. Maybe something might happen around then."
Cyrus was reluctant to divulge details, adding, "I can't. I have got to keep a secret."
But an Obama aide tells the New York Daily News, "It's a generous invitation, but they simply aren't going to be making decisions of that kind right now."
Explaining his decision to keep his daughters out of the limelight, Obama told U.S. TV show Good Morning America, "Generally, what makes them so charming is the fact that they're not spending a lot of time worrying about TV cameras or politics, and we want to keep it that way."