NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Billy Ray Cyrus says the Disney TV show “Hannah Montana” destroyed his family, causing his divorce and sending daughter Miley Cyrus spinning out of control.

In a December interview published in the Feb. 22 issue of GQ Magazine, Cyrus said he wished the show that launched his daughter to pop stardom had never happened.

“I hate to say it, but yes, I do. Yeah. I’d take it back in a second,” Cyrus said. “For my family to be here and just be everybody’s OK, safe and sound and happy and normal, would have been fantastic. Heck, yeah. I’d erase it all in a second if I could.”

Cyrus and his wife, Tish, filed for divorce in October. They have three kids together – Miley is the oldest – and two from Tish’s previous marriage.

Billy Ray Cyrus said when he asked about the rumored video footage of his daughter smoking from a bong at her 18th birthday party in December, he was told it was none of his business.

Cyrus says in the interview that he tried too hard to be a friend instead of a parent to his daughter. “I should have been a better parent,” Cyrus said. “I should have said, ‘Enough is enough – it’s getting dangerous and somebody’s going to get hurt.’ I should have, but I didn’t. Honestly, I didn’t know the ball was out of bounds until it was way up in the stands somewhere.”

Lady Gaga, HBO team up for ‘Monster’ special

NEW YORK — Lady Gaga is bringing her spectacle to HBO.

The network said Tuesday that it is taping two Lady Gaga shows in New York’s Madison Square Garden later this month for a concert special. The document of Gaga’s “Monster Ball” tour will be televised on May 7, two weeks before the singer is releasing a new disc.

The woman who choreographed most of Lady Gaga’s videos, Lauriann Gibson, will direct the concert special.

HBO says that Lady Gaga, who was carried into the Grammys Sunday in a giant egg, will put on some brand new moves for the special. Gaga’s latest album “The Fame Monster” won three Grammys.

Motley Crue singer in jail

LAS VEGAS — Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has begun serving a 15-day jail sentence for his drunken driving conviction in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas police said the 50-year-old rocker arrived at the Clark County Detention Center about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. He was being housed separately from other inmates.

Neil pleaded guilty in January to driving drunk last summer near the Las Vegas Strip. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail and 15 days on house arrest under a plea deal that spared him a trial. He was also fined $585.

Neil could have faced up to six months in jail if convicted.

Las Vegas police said he was stopped in his black Lamborghini sports car June 27 after leaving the Las Vegas Hilton resort.

A comeback derailed by an old addiction

DETROIT — R&B star El DeBarge, who earned a pair of Grammy nominations with his comeback album last year, has entered a rehab center and dropped out of a national tour with KEM and Ledisi that’s scheduled to kick off this week in Texas.

The 49-year-old singer said in a statement that he voluntarily checked into the center “to deal with issues stemming from many years of substance abuse.” DeBarge said he has battled drugs for two decades.

His career peaked in the 1980s with DeBarge, a group he formed with his siblings that charted No. 1 hits such as “Time Will Reveal” and “Rhythm of the Night.”