Lilly Truscott has a terrible singing voice, whille Emily herself is a pretty good singer. Leads to a pretty bad case of Hollywood Tone-Deaf.
She is attending Occidental College in LA as of 2012, and is a well-educated daughter of teachers. This contrasts greatly with her Lilly role (even though Lilly and Miley do get to attend Standford College by the last season).
As an martial arts-practicing contract killer in the upcoming web series Cleaners. Recent pictures and videos Emily has posted on Twitter from the shooting locations of the series show her face and hands covered in fake blood and scars.
As the above live chat video also points out (without naming names), a possible summer tour in 2011 with Emily opening up for Drake Bell was cancelled when Drake (or his management) pulled out at the last minute.