Miley Cyrus is alive and well.
Despite a recent erroneous report on the Internet suggesting she had died, Miley turned up for a taping of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” this week, for an episode airing Thursday, to clear the air.
“I’m glad to see you,” Ellen said.
“Well, I’m alive,” Miley said. “I’m breathing, check my pulse. I’m good.”
But it wasn’t just the Internet that was ripe with rumors of Miley’s demise. The teen sensation said her mother heard some of the fake news during a morning meal.
“My mom was at breakfast actually with one of her girlfriends and some one pulled her out and said, ‘So we hear Miley’s dead,’ and my Mom was like, ‘Yeah, I’m just having breakfast with my friend over here, just eating…’ It’s dumb. Everyone was freaking out, but I’m alive.”
In the future, Miley hopes her fans will refrain from buying into rumors they hear about her on the Internet. As for her own set of beliefs, Miley told Ellen she sometimes has trouble figuring out who she can put her faith in, in Hollywood.
“I think you have to be really careful about the people you trust,” the teen said. “I love having just a bunch of friends… but there [are] very few, two or three people, that I would go to — actually go to with anything and know that it would never leave the room and two of those are my parents, so I have about one left.”
During her sit down interview, Miley also talked to Ellen about Justin Gaston, her 20-year-old underwear-modeling rumored boyfriend.
“He seems like he’s your boyfriend,” Ellen said.
“I could see where you could see that,” Miley said .
When asked if the two were dating, Miley said simply, “We’ve been friends for a couple months.”
And despite repeated lines of questioning from Ellen, Miley gave out very little information about her relationship with the Justin, who her father met as a contestant on “Nashville Star.”
“He’s a singer, he’s really cute, and he’s nice and he’s a Christian and I really like that,” she said.