'90210' scoop: Billy Ray Cyrus will play.... EXCLUSIVE


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Here’s a fun and unexpected piece of casting for the new season of 90210. EW has learned exclusively that Billy Ray Cyrus has signed on to play Judd Ridge, the father of southern rich kid Austin (Justin Deeley).

The role won’t be much of a stretch for Cyrus: He will play a country western star of a different name. Judd’s son Austin was introduced in the premiere episode as a new love-hate interest for Naomi (Annalynne McCord). They had an adversarial encounter over a house that she wanted to buy.

Cyrus’ episode will air in November. He currently hosts the reality show Surprise Homecoming on TLC. Earlier this year, he finished his five-year run on Hannah Montana with his daughter, Miley.

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  • Lauren

    This show does NOT want me watching it anymore.

    • AliB


    • Jonathan

      LOL right??

    • Ka’lel

      Well, I like him

    • carmen

      yep if i’m feeling the same way.

  • lisa g.

    Well whoopty doo

  • Emily

    WTF, why has he gone back to the mullet? REALLY?? Gross.

    • Casey Lee Anderson

      WTF is your problem emily with the mullet hairstyle really? IT’S JUST A HAIRSTYLE, and do you know how old Billy Ray Cyrus is? He was born in 1961 which that makes him 50 years old. and people around that age want to feel young again or try to bring back those old hairstyles to see who would get those old hairstyles and for me personally I also got a mullet hairstyle and I am a young male adult age 20. Certain hairstyles fit people better than others and his mullet fits him like a glove. And I am still growing my mullet hairstyle. and did you like the tv show called the brady bunch because the person who played carol brady had a female’s mullet. and remeber the old saying don’t knock until you try it. or learn to live with it.

      • ick

        well, good on you that you are so proud of your mullet that you give people your full name so as to, what, find you on facebook and admire your hairdo? be that as it may, the majority of people have long ago panned the mullet as one of those hairstyles that should never have been and should not be again. it was a punchline even when it was in vogue. rock it if you like, but don’t expect to be picking up all that many ladies. a mullet would definitely be a deal breaker for me.

      • @Casey

        If u need a calendar i can send u one? The year is 2011!

  • amy

    He is in desperate need of a new hairstyle and a shave! lol He must’ve gone through all the $$$ Hannah Montana made for his family!

    • Hannah

      The mullet on Billy Ray Cyrus is like the leather jacket was to “Fonzie”.It’s Billy’s trademark . You sound like a”hatter” because a little hair on Billy Ray Cyrus makes him look like a tough cowboy.

  • mfan2

    I hope Emily & amy are trying to be funny. This is obviously an old picture of Billy Ray. And Billy Ray was already rich. When Miley got the part of Hannah Montana, her mom didn’t want the family staying in a hotel in L.A., so she went online and bought a house. With the click of a button. Billy Ray has always taken good care of his family, and I respect him for that.

    • AN

      I don’t think that picture is that old. Definitely within the last year or two.

    • kmac63

      Thank you,finally someone who knows the truth and not just looking to bash the Cyrus family

  • kayromo

    Sounds interesting to me. I have never watched 90210, but I would watch this episode for sure. Billy Ray is one of my favorite entertainers and I enjoy watching him on TV as well as seeing him in concert whenever I can. He changes his hairstyle quite often and looks different almost every time I see him. He is a wonderful person.

    • @kayromo

      Billy Ray Cyrus took the money that he and Miley got working for Disney! After Miley decided it was over for Hannah Montana, Billy Ray blamed the show for destroying his family! How can you respect that?

      • @kayromo

        You shouldn’t comment on things you don’t know anything about. Nothing you said was true! That’s why I dislike these comment sections. People comment just to see themselves in print.

  • Shirley

    Yes mfan2 too many people who dont know Billy Ray just know what they read and most of that is not the truth. I know I am really looking forward to this show. I also have so much respect for him.

    • @kayromo & Shirley

      So how long have you 2 known Billy Ray? lol Reality check please!

      • Shirley

        I have known Billy Ray 1995 when I started going to his concerts. Have seen him many many times. I love his short hairstyle right now but sure hope he does grow that mullett back.

      • Hannah

        no one really knows about celeberties.The rags(Star & Inquier)lie & exzagerate about celeb.s to get people to buy there magazines. There are a lot of”Supposed”claims” on goggle. So how can we really know about Billy Ray Cyrus

    • LG

      I have respect for that FRESH mullet!

  • Speaking of mullets,

    My son came home today and said a boy in his class got a mullet with orange streaks in it! I said, OMG! Not surprised though, his Dad has him on weekends and he’s always letting the kid do weird stuff just to piss the Mom off! Bad thing is the kid is coming to my son’s birthday party this weekend! lol

  • Trisha

    Ohh… No Teddy, an annoying stereotypical texan character with a horrible accent and now Billy Ray Cyrus? What the hell is wrong with these new show-runners?

  • Gail B.

    Been a fan of Billy Ray’s since 1992 and Miley too since she was born after I became a fan of her dad’s. He changes his haircut and face hair very often. He is a wonderful man and great to his fans and family. He did not take any money from Miley. He has his own money. This is a dumb rumor. Gail B.

    • Shirley

      Way to go Gail. I think people dont want to hear the truth.

  • Sharon L.

    It’s too Bad that there has to be such Hatred towards Billy Ray Cyrus all the time! I’ve been a Fan since 1992 also! Have been to many of his Concerts & have had Meet & Greet at every show since 1994! He has a different Haircut already from this picture! He is very Talented & did a Show called, “DOC” which he recieved alot of new fans then “Hannah Montana” came along! That show has been a Very Big Blessing to “Miley Cyrus” to get her where she is today! From starting Acting on the “DOC” Show to Starring on Hannah Montana starting at age 12 or 13 she’s Done Pretty Good for herself! As Billy Ray Cyrus has too! Can’t wait to see the episode!

  • TVGirl305

    So far I’m totally not liking this Austin character at all. He seems like an immature jerk. The show worked so hard to evolve Naomi, it would be a shame if she fell for this creep.

    • carmen

      I’m with you I really didn’t like Austin either he came off as to annoying. Now Bill Ray Cyrus why can’t they just do storylines around the main characters without adding new ones.

      • faraway

        “why can’t they just do storylines around the main characters without adding new ones.”

        Maybe because Dix/Navid not HOT enuff. And Teddy is leaving. That’s why this cowboy is staying.

  • Lucy

    I missed the premiere. What about Max? They were perfect together. Why are they killing all the good couples?

  • Bobby Ray Mylus

    The HILLBILLY has no talent! He lived off his young-uns money!

    • Hannah

      Everone has there opinion on talent.Some prople called Maddona a “no talent.” Yet she was considered for an Oscar (for her emotional potrayal of”Evita”) food for though”hatter”

  • Willyn

    So this Austin will be around for how many episodes? 24? His cowboy’s accent is weird and annoying. But if they think having a shirtless cowboy will help with the ratings, well… good luck guys!! ;p

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