Miley Cyrus is speaking out against critics who say she and dad Billy Ray have an unusual bond.

"The media has said some stuff about my dad and me being too close and too cuddly for a father and a daughter," the 16-year-old superstar writes in her new memoir, 'Miles to Go.' "For me and my dad it's not weird at all."

Miley doesn't directly address her controversial Vanity Fair photo shoot, which included a picture of the teen reclining against her father in what some insist is a suggestive pose. But the actress/singer does defend the way she and her dad act when the flashbulbs come out: "We don't let other people tell us what expressions we're supposed to have on our faces when we take a picture together," she says.

'Miles to Go,' which Miley co-wrote with Hilary Liftin, will be published next month by Disney-Hyperion Books. Her 'Hannah Montana' movie, also starring Billy Ray, comes out in April.

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