Volcanic Ash Grounds Miley Cyrus From London 'Last Song' Premiere
On April 14, Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier erupted for the second time in a month, causing a massive ash cloud that has had a domino effect on the world. The volcanic ash has forced the cancellation of many flights to and from Europe, and grounded thousands of passengers, including Miley Cyrus.
On Monday, Miley's rep confirmed that the singer/actress will not be attending the British premiere of The Last Song, due to the flight restrictions caused by the ash cloud. Miley's boyfriend and co-star Liam Hemsworth won't be at the event either, which is scheduled to take place in London on Tuesday.
Flying through the airborne ash could cause engine failure and other dangerous circumstances, which is why airlines are taking such safety measures as canceling flights. According to CBS News, the volcanic ash cloud has cost the airline industry more than $1 billion as of Monday.
Selena Gomez has also been affected by the Icelandic volcano, which has stranded her in Europe, where she was promoting her album 'Kiss and Tell.' In addition, the volcanic eruption forced Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment to move the Iron Man 2 premiere, scheduled for April 26, from London to Los Angeles. The decision was made "due to the continuing air travel uncertainty."