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Strange bedfellows: AAPL, TRB and Hannah Montana

Until today I couldn't imagine any list that would include both Apple Inc. and Tribune Co., the corporate entity that owns The Sun. But there they are on Stockpickr.com, part of the new Hannah Montana Stock Index. Apparently the raging popularity of the Disney TV show about a regular 14-year-old girl (Miley Cyrus) who leads a "secret" double life as a famous pop singer inspired the list.

Apple made the list because it sells Hannah Montana videos, TV episodes and albums through the iTunes Store. But Tribune?

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According to the Stockpickr.com site, Hannah Montana is filmed at Tribune Co. Studios at KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles. I had no inkling that I worked for a company associated with such greatness.

The other companies on the list are: Disney (for obvious reasons); Nintendo (for its Hannah video games); Time Warner (for its coverage of the show in People and Time magazines); CBRL Group (because Cracker Barrel is one of Miley Cyrus's favorite restaurants); Yum! Brands (Long John Silver's is Miley's other favorite restaurant); Vivendi (because Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley's father in real life and on the show, has written songs for Universal Music Group that have been used on the show); Warner Music Group (same reason as Vivendi); and JAKKS Pacific (it distributes Hannah-themed toys).

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Full disclosure: Having a young daughter has resulted in my own frequent exposure to Hannah Montana TV episodes and songs. I'm a fan, too.

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