Filming of the Miley Cyrus movie, “The Last Song,” on Tybee Island is drawing some big attention.
Three paparazzi were arrested Wednesday for being on private property and violating a secure area. Tybee Island Police tell me that they told the three not to go in the secure area and warned one of them the day before. 10 minutes after the three were told to stay out of the area, the private security officials called police because they violated orders. They were arrested after they were already told to move the day before. All three were charged with obstruction of a police officer and criminal trespassing. Police say they were each released on $1,300 dollar bond, which was paid via credit card over the phone by the company they work for.
I’ve been following the filming. Tybee Island police, Chief Jimmy Price, says people will get a warning and that’s it. After that you’re going to jail. We saw that yesterday.
While officials know everyone wants to see what’s going on or to try to catch a glimpse of Miley Cyrus, they want to remind folks that they must listen to police, fire and ocean rescue officials. It’s for their own safety.
“Just bear with us. Work with us. Listen to what we’ve got to say. Sometimes it’s going to be hot in the afternoon and sometimes it may be late in the evening. Some people will get irritated because they can’t do this, they can’t do that, but at the same time, we’re human too, we get irritated too so work with us. We’ll try to work with you and we’ll keep everybody happy,” explains Tybee Island Police Chief, Jimmy Price.
”It would help us greatly if you did not come up to the towers (life guard towers) and ask us about Miley Cyrus and those kinds of things because to be quite honest with you, we really don’t know. We know probably about as much as you know. The only thing we do know is where things are going on and what time they’re going on and those sorts of things. The guards have a very difficult job and they need to watch the water and watch the kids in the water, so please avoid from doing that,” asks Tybee Island Ocean Rescue Captain, Michael Taylor.
Things are going to be quite tight on Tybee for the next few days. The pier will be closed Friday for filming. 600 extras, who were already chosen, will be here on Monday and Tuesday.
Parking will be tight here on the south end tomorrow because movie crews will be using some spots. Tybee Island mayor, Jason Buelterman, says those spots have been paid for by Disney so the city isn’t losing revenue. City officials suggest going to north beach if you want to stay out of the commotion.
They tell me that there is still plenty for visitors to do, to see and of course places to eat, so say come on out.
The City of Tybee Island has a page on their website with information about the movie. Click here for more.
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With the ever growing popularity of the little teenage girl with the big adult voice and bank account, comes the fake tickets! With Miley Cyress’s concerts selling out in a matter of minutes all over the country, prices for real tickets can be as much as $10,000 from a local scalper!Police in Chalotte North Carolina and Atlanta Georgia say beware of fake tickets because they have seen them and know that there are others out there.Imagine paying thousands of dollars for a ticket only to be turned away at the door, detective Renaldo Reyes said.It’s hard to spot the fakes especially when you’re already hyped up and excited just to be able to get your hands on them! Reyes warns parents to be careful and not to invest large amounts of money in something that isn’t a sure thing. It’s no different than going to a casino or betting on the horses detective Reyes said. It’s a gamble and the people have to realize that.Police in many major cities are cracking down on scalpers and looking for the fake tickets but it’s a cat and mouse game the detective said. Like any other superstar or teen idol, there’s a lot of money being made on this little girl and it’s not all legal.
Officials with the Gwinnett County Arena are warning parents who paid up to $2,500 for tonight’s Hannah Montana tickets that some of the tickets may be fake.
Arena spokesman Chris Hendley said officials have tried to warn people from the time tickets for tonight’s show went on sale to be careful about buying tickets. Hendley says the Arena can only guarantee tickets sold through Ticketmaster.com, the arena’s own phone lines or through the box office.
people have paid from $500 to $2,500 to get the tickets from other sources.
Officials say there’s no way to know whether the tickets are real until the concert, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Arena in Duluth. Traffic in the area is expected to be heavy.
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