Cyrus has issued a statement saying she is "embarrassed" by the Annie Leibovitz photo scroll down for image : "I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed," she said in the statement. Photographer Annie Leibovitz has commented :. The photograph is a simple, classic portrait, shot with very little makeup, and I think it is very beautiful. Disney is also upset, while Vanity Fair claims they have done nothing wrong.
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Screen grabs of the photo quickly popped up online, sparking a blogosphere debate. Burress said in an interview. A motion picture is in the works for and Ms. Cyrus signed a seven-figure book deal with the Disney Book Group last week. But keeping a teenage entertainment franchise on track in an age when stars are monitored around the clock by bloggers and paparazzi is extremely difficult, even for a company with the experience of Disney. Executives are constantly battling to keep minor slipups from growing into full-blown controversies.