Miley Cyrus, Bret Michaels

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Have you seen Miley Cyrus' new tattoo?

In little black letters, she had the word LOVE inked onto her right ear.

Why? We'll let her explain…

"There's so much negativity in the world and what you only need to hear is all the love," Cyrus, 17, just told me from New York City, where she's in the middle of the big promo tour for her new album, Can't Be Tamed. "People try to say to me, ‘I just heard someone say this or that about you,' and I just ignore it because it's irrelevant. Love is what makes the world go around, and that's all we need to focus on."

Of course, she also has to focus on that new album of her's. She performed "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" on Good Morning America earlier today with Poison frontman Bret Michaels. "It was scary," she said of the rocker's recent health problems. "But his family kept us really close and involved. Bret is strong, so I wasn't worried. My mom and dad got a little bit worried because it's a scary thing. But he got very lucky. I don't think his time is done."

After the release of the new album, Cyrus is set to shoot two movies. She'll play Demi Moore's daughter in the comedy LOL. "I think it's going to be good to be around somebody that I love and somebody I can look up to," Cyrus said. "She's so smart. She's had an amazing transformation so I think I can learn a lot from her."

And it was announced earlier this week that Ms. Cyrus will star as a high-schooler who gets sucked into the nightmares of psychotic people in the movie adaptation of young-adult thriller novel Wake. "It's not silly like zombies chasing you around," she said. "It's into the minds of maniacs and people in mental asylums. It's really kind of dark and scary. It has some gore in it, too."

Another album or a new tour will likely happen after she wraps both flicks, Cyrus said.

She'd also like to direct. Unfortunately, her dream project is no longer. "I would have loved to have been able to do The Nanny because that's my favorite show," Cyrus said. "Her outfits were amazing, and I would have been like, ‘If I'm your director, you have to give me all the clothes!' "

Hey, how about The Nanny: The Early Years? Sounds like something Cyrus could direct and star in.

Can someone please get Fran Drescher on the phone?

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