If the hypersexual twerkathon at the Video Music Awards on MTV didn't drive the last nail into Hannah Montana's coffin, Miley Cyrus has some fresh dirt to throw on the grave.
A new series of promotional photos for the singer's Bangerz album includes a shot of her grabbing her crotch, not exactly a new move to anyone who's followed the visual antics of Madonna, Rihanna or Michael Jackson.
But then, Cyrus' controversial performance on Sunday night's award show wasn't terribly original to anyone familiar with Gene Simmons' tongue, strip clubs and, well, the VMAs.
Cyrus, 20, has been going to raunchy, some say desperate, lengths to distance herself from the Disney show that launched her. The latest pix, far racier than the album cover's understated Miami Vice vibe, find her sporting a barely embroidered PVC top, flashing a lewd gesture and donning a black jacket that doesn't quite cover her bare bottom. A few are less explicit and even sweet.
Anyone still interested in her singing can check out Bangerz, out Oct. 8.