Miley Cyrus Finds A New 'Mate'
The latest addition to the Cyrus brood is named Mate, thanks in large part to Miley's Australian boyfriend Liam Hemsworth.
"I just bought a little German Shepherd and I named it Mate because I always say mate now to Liam," Showbiz Spy quotes Miley as explaining. "So that's my little German Shepherd dog's name."
Miley's The Last Song co-star is teaching her a few other Aussie words, too.
"Liam actually went to Australia and then came back," she says. "The first night he came back -- I had gotten really sick -- he brought me back a book to make me laugh, of all the lingo. He was like, 'I've never heard half of this stuff but some of it's pretty funny!'"
Is Miley brushing up on her Australian jargon for an upcoming trip? "I can't wait to go sometime. I'd love to perform there," she dishes.