Brooke Shields urges Miley Cyrus to go to college

I don’t know if this is true or not, but either way it’s food for thought. Supposedly Brooke Shields, who has played Miley Cyrus’ deceased mom in cameos on Hannah Montana, is urging the smack-talking singer/actress to make something of herself and go to college. Brooke graduated from Princeton with a degree in French literature in 1987. She doesn’t really seem to use it in her line of work, but it was a growing experience for sure and who knows how she would have turned out if she didn’t go to school and apply herself. Miley is said to be on board and to be considering college. Of course this news is in Star Magazine, so it could be total speculation. Star reported last year that Miley wasn’t considering college, but that could have changed.

Brooke Shields plays Miley Cyrus’ mom on Hannah Montana, but she’s also cast herself as the teen’s college counselor! “Brooke’s been pushing Miley to go to college,” a source tells Star of the Princeton grad. “She says she needs something to fall back on.” And though home-schooled Miley loves living the rock life, the source says the 17-year-old is considering applying in 2010. “She’d love to be an Ivy Leaguer like Brooke!”

[From Star Magazine, print edition, January 11, 2009]

Miley has mentioned that she’d like to go to college, and once said she was interested in studying photography in London. She’s 17 and is around the age when she should be considering higher education. As a role model to countless young women, Miley would be setting a great example by going to college. She has two films in development and her movie The Last Song, with boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, is out in April. She also has another final season of Hannah Montana coming up. If Miley is serious about going to college she’ll have to make time for it. With all the opportunities she has I doubt she’ll bother.

Photos are stills from Hannah Montana


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  1. Mary Jo says:

    I tend to believe Miley does not even know how to spell college.

  2. Kevin says:

    Does she even have a GED? Nothing wrong with Brooke doing a little mentoring. I think young Hollywood could use more of it from the been there done that crowd.

  3. qb says:

    She is not going to college, remenber this is the same girl who started to act like a diva so that disney will fired her , she wanted to get fired from the job that made her popular and brings in the money and other opportunities. She is not the smarters girl out there , she probably thinks she will have a great career after disney is done with her but what she does not know is that 7 to 14 are going to grow and she will not make the transition successfully .

  4. Neelyo says:

    Has she even gone to high school? The Cyrus clan just doesn’t seem to be one that puts much stock into education.

    The sad truth is that only people who make as much money as Miley Cyrus could afford a reputed good school now. And she could probably get into an Ivy League college because they’d love the publicity, not because of her academic achievements.

  5. LolaBella says:

    If this story is true, it’s sad that her ‘TV Mom’ is the one encouraging her to go to college; cause you just know her real parents aren’t.

    Bill Ray and his wife wouldn’t want their cash cow to step away from the limelight and impact their quality of life.

    The lure of Hollywood and all that it brings has Miley firmly in its grasp and it isn’t going to let go any time soon.

  6. Goddess711 says:

    Miley needs to start slow…like getting a high school degree, maybe learning how to read and write in case her “career” hits the skids after another one of her obnoxious faux pas.

  7. journey says:

    absolutely hate reality shows, but that’s one i’d actually watch, miley cyrus matriculating at oxford! watching the serious students and profs’ response to not just smiley-miley, but to the whole cyrus clan– that would be priceless!

  8. diva says:

    Her own parents don’t encourage her to go to college, so I seriously doubt she would listen to Brooke about that.

  9. Victoria says:

    Yeah I was going to say? Does she even have or is she working on her high school diploma? We know she’s not in school right so she’s got a tutor? Im not so sure she’s ready for college.

  10. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “And she could probably get into an Ivy League college because they’d love the publicity, not because of her academic achievements.”

    Neelyo, having worked in college admissions at an Ivy, I can tell you that they do NOT relax their standards for a celebutard, especially one like Cyrus. Ivy League colleges and universities have no need for any type of “publicity” that a celebrity student would bring. They are known by the public for their focus on education, not entertainment. There was a celebrity that applied to the school while I was there, and she was essentially laughed out of the process.

    Brooke Shields is actually a VERY smart woman, and did not get into Pton because of her celebrity.

  11. Jano says:

    She will just be another train wreck icecream cart pole dancer like lindsay and Brit…

  12. Birdie says:

    Brooke Shields needs to start by encouraging Miley Cyrus to go to high school.

    As another poster pointed out, a GED is a prerequisite for higher education.

  13. GatsbyGal says:

    “Miley has mentioned that she’d like to go to college, and once said she was interested in studying photography in London.”

    Err…that’s not really…*sigh*

  14. Firestarter says:

    I am sure this has already been said, but shouldn’t she go to SCHOOL first?

    Yeah, yeah, I know, she has a tutor blah, blah, blah….

  15. LolaBella says:

    @Firestarter: Perhaps she has the same ‘tutor’ that Ali Lohan has on the yacht and in the nightclub in St. Barts?

  16. Firestarter says:

    @LolaBella- Haha! You might be on to something there!

  17. GatsbyGal says:

    If only her REAL mother would take such an interest in the future well-being of her children.

  18. lucy2 says:

    While it would probably be very good for her, I seriously doubt it will ever happen.

  19. Raven says:

    Wow, I’m amazed at how many people don’t know what homeschooling is. People can get an excellent education being homeschooled. They can easily take SATs and with high scores, strong activities and recommendations, they can get into good schools.

    Praise is right about Brooke Shields and how smart she is. However, I suspect that Neelyo is more accurate about Miley’s future.

  20. Cinderella says:

    Oh Brooke, your advice is wasted on that little tart.

  21. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “Wow, I’m amazed at how many people don’t know what homeschooling is. People can get an excellent education being homeschooled. They can easily take SATs and with high scores, strong activities and recommendations, they can get into good schools.”

    while this is absolutely true, I don’t think people like Miley Cyrus or Ali Lohan fall into that category. Ali seemingly spent most of her “fall term” following Lindsay around and partying with her. In the celebrity world, “home schooling” is much more akin to “dropped out”. It’s a convenient way for the celeb kid to get out of the academic commitments.

    Dakota Fanning is an actual movie star (as compared to Lohan) and she actually attends classes AT her high school. and frankly, I think it’s everyday activities like going to school that keep her grounded.

  22. Tammy K/ says:

    If it’s true,I agree with Brooke Shields. Not many people get a chance to go to a good school and not worry about finances. I believe Natalie Portman graduated from Harvard and Jodie Foster from Yale. Even though she doesn’t really “need” it in her career. A good education is never a waste.

  23. huh says:

    Miley totally had a nose job! In that first pic…her nose looks nothing like that now!

  24. lucy2 says:

    Tammy K, I agree. If you have the chance and the finances and can even work still at the same time, as Portman and others did, why NOT take advantage of such a great opportunity?

    @Praise – I also agree with you on this. Homeschooling is fine when done right, but most of these show biz kids are “homeschooled” so they can work and rake in millions for their parents, their education doesn’t matter at all. And then eventually the pop tart careers dry up and what are they left with?
    Dakota Fanning is going to be one of the few of her generation to grow up right, get an education and have a normal life, and you know her future career is going to benefit greatly from that.

  25. Firestarter says:

    “Wow, I’m amazed at how many people don’t know what homeschooling is”

    My neighbors down the road educated all 4 of their children by homeschooling them, so I am aware of what it is and how beneficial it can be.

    I seriously doubt, however, that, as Praise put it, Miley and others are in that catagory. Just because we are told they are being educated, doesn’t mean that they are being educated. Evidenced by Ali NEVER being at home and Miley either. Yes, there are travelling tutors and such, but come on, these girls are hardly behaving as though they are well educated, homeschooled individuals.

  26. Trillion says:

    If it keeps her away from microphones and cameras, I think it’d be a great idea.

  27. Emily says:

    I agree with all the posters saying it’s sad her TV mum is telling her this. Do you think Brooke stepped in because she realised Ma Cyrus wasn’t going to?

  28. singerinwhite says:

    I’m sorry if this seems slightly OT, but I need to vent somewhere, and I can’t comment on the original article that was posted on CNN or The Frisky:

    So, they have this thing where they compare and contrast actresses who went to even a little bit of college compared to those who didn’t. (in the article that talks about Miley possibly going to college) In the Claire Danes vs Rachel McAdams one, they mention Danes dropping out of Yale and nothing about Rachel’s secondary education.

    That’s complete BULL. McAdams graduated from York University in 2001 with HONORS. I believe it was something in the fine arts/performing arts. That wins by MILES over a Yale dropout. I think the article made Danes “win” that battle.

    Ugh, that just made me so incredibly angry!!!

  29. singerinwhite says:

    Now to something that’s back on topic:

    I have my doubts that Miley will get into an Ivy league institution. Even if she did have the academic intelligence to do it, they’ll take one look at her budding promiscuity and refuse her. If she did, it would be on money, and that will just make me furious beyond all reason.

    I honestly think that if she does go to a University, someplace like NYU will be more suited to her and her personality. (From what I’ve gathered from the small amount of interviews I’ve seen from her, I obviously don’t know her) It’s more well known for fine arts programs (I imagine they’d have a good photography program there for her), and there would be plenty of places for her to socialize and freely roam. Ivy league strikes me as a place that would be rather stifling for her.

  30. Brooke Shields is lovely. Too

    I think it really.

  31. it would probably be good for her, I seriously doubt it will ever happen have a nice day