Miley Cyrus reteams with Disney for ‘Endless Summer Vacation’ concert special
Cue up “The Best of Both Worlds.”
Miley Cyrus announced Friday that she is reteaming with Disney for a new concert special.
The former “Hannah Montana” star, 30, will perform her No. 1 single “Flowers” plus seven other songs from her upcoming album, “Endless Summer Vacation,” for the latest installment of her “Backyard Sessions.”
Additionally, the setlist will include one of Cyrus’ chart-topping classics as well as a collaboration with Rufus Wainwright, according to a press release obtained by Page Six.
The special, which is interspersed with new interview footage, premieres March 10 at 1 p.m. ET on Disney+, the same day the 12-track LP drops.
Cyrus launched “Backyard Sessions” in 2012 when she posted videos online of herself singing acoustic renditions of tracks like her godmother Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.”
The intimate digital series continued in 2015 with covers of Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” and The Turtles’ “Happy Together,” while the 2020 edition featured Britney Spears’ “Gimme More” and Pearl Jam’s “Just Breathe,” among others.
Cyrus’ latest collaboration with Disney comes nearly two decades after she became a household name thanks to her portrayal of Hannah Montana, a fictional pop star who led a double life as an average teenage girl named Miley Stewart.
The Emmy-nominated teen sitcom aired on Disney Channel from 2006 to 2011 and spawned hit soundtrack albums, concert tours and a feature film before Cyrus went off on her own, releasing smash singles like “Party in the USA,” “Wrecking Ball” and “Midnight Sky.”
Cyrus penned an open letter to her beloved character in honor of the show’s 15th anniversary in March 2021.
“Although you were considered to be an ‘alter ego’ in reality there was a time in my life when you held more of my identity in your glovette than I did in my bare hands,” she wrote on social media at the time. “We had an equal exchange in which you provided a superlative amount of fame in return for the anonymity I could gift to you.
“But a lot has changed since then,” the Grammy nominee continued. “You were like a rocket that flew me to the moon + never brought me back down. … You + I have been through it all together my friend.”
And now, Cyrus is going back to where it all began.
The Cuban Barbie claims she has not jumped on the Ozempic bandwagon.
Alexia Nepola denies to Page Six exclusively that she and Marysol Patton took the infamous Type II diabetes drug — now vainly used by celebs for weight-loss purposes — when they received a mystery shot at a doctor’s office on Season 5 of “The Real Housewives of Miami.”
“Wait, are these doctors giving Marysol and Alexia the drug Ozempic, meant for diabetes, to lose weight…on camera? #rhom,” one fan tweeted when the episode premiered in early February.
Another added at the time, “Not Marysol and Alexia doing ozempic on tv lmao #RHOM.”
Nepola, 55, tells Page Six that she and her BFF, 66, took B-12 shots during that scene and not the controversial weight-loss drug that has taken Hollywood by storm.
“It’s for energy, and it has, like, other nutrients,” the reality star explains while giving us an exclusive tour of her lavish penthouse and kitchen in Miami.
“The doctor had given it to Marysol because she felt weak and lethargic, and [it] maybe had to do something with her diet, but the B-12 always adds to anybody’s health.”
However, in the scene, the doctor described the injection as a “fat-burning shot,” and Patton said they were required to take it “once a week” for maintenance.
Nepola adds, though, that she is “scared” of even having her blood drawn during a regular medical visit because she doesn’t like needles. Therefore, the Bravolebrity stays in shape the old-fashioned way: by monitoring her portion control.
“I always had everything in my house,” Nepola says. “It’s about portion control. You’re not going to eat the entire bag of chips, but you have to know how to eat, like, a few bites and that’s it.”
The mother of two concludes, “I think everything in moderation. I don’t like to know that I can’t eat something.”
Although Nepola has not gone to drastic measures to maintain her figure, several other “Housewives” have been scrutinized for allegedly using the diabetes drug to shed weight.
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards has repeatedly shut down accusations — including from fellow Bravolebrity Melissa Gorga — about whether her recently slimmed-down figure is due to Ozempic.
“I have never tried ozempic and this is not from plastic surgery,” the “Halloween” star, 54, commented on Page Six’s Instagram account in January, beneath a post that linked to a story about her ripped muscles.
In February, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Jackie Goldschneider claimed to Page Six that Ozempic runs rampant among the “Housewives” and said she is “horrified” by it.
“There’s going to be a lot of people with eating disorders. … You start dropping massive amounts of weight. That’s so addicting,” she told us. “That’s how I spiraled into anorexia.”
While most stars are not actually copping to taking the highly sought-after medication, a few, including Chelsea Handler and Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi, admitted they have taken it.
“I am on the weight-loss shots, honey, OK,” the “Shahs of Sunset” alum, 41, revealed on Instagram earlier this week. “I’m just not going to lie about it because I always keep it real about what is fake.”
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According to doctors, Ozempic injections, and the similarly formulated Wegovy, are costly and can cause adverse side effects to patients’ face, including sagging and wrinkles.
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Drew Sidora showed no signs of stress just days before news broke that she filed for divorce, according to her “Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star Kandi Burruss.
“I don’t really know what she’s going through. I do know I did see her two days ago, and she seemed happy,” Burruss told Page Six exclusively Thursday at the premiere of “SWV & Xscape: The Queens of R&B” at The Aster in Hollywood.
Burruss, 46, explained that she and Sidora, 37, did a “photo shoot together” for the upcoming 15th season of their Bravo reality show, but she has not heard back from her castmate since reaching out when the divorce made headlines Wednesday.
“Maybe she’s in a space where she just doesn’t necessarily want to discuss it but just focus on her,” the singer told us. “I’m just going to respect that. When she feels like talking about it, then we can talk about it.
“But for now, I’m just going to ride with whatever she’s feeling and what Ralph [Pittman] is feeling. I hope the best for them and their family.”
Burruss emphasized that she and her husband, Todd Tucker, want Sidora and the estranged couple’s two children — son Machai, 7, and daughter Aniya, 5 — to “be happy.”
“Todd and I are friends with both of them,” she continued of Sidora and Pittman, who married in August 2014. “Hopefully they’re both able to work things out. And if not, my wish is that they can have great communication with each other for the sake of the children.”
The two couples were close on the show, and Tucker, 49, even celebrated Pittman’s 40th birthday alongside Sidora less than a month ago.
Sidora filed to end her nearly nine-year marriage to Pittman, 40, Monday afternoon — just one hour before he went to a Georgia courthouse to do the same. She has since claimed he cheated on and “mentally abused” her.
The Bravolebrity reportedly filed a complaint stating that she left her husband over his “continued blatant disrespect.”
As “RHOA” viewers have seen over the last three years, the soon-to-be exes had struggled in their union — specifically over rumors of infidelity — and even went to marriage counseling to try to fix their relationship.
Sidora has yet to publicly address the divorce.
While the “That’s So Raven” alum gears up for a court battle, Burruss is also staying busy thanks to her new spinoff, which will feature members of her ’90s girl group, Xscape, joining forces with R&B trio SWV for a concert.
“SWV, they were like our big sisters,” Burruss gushed to us. “They came into the industry just a little bit before we did and really started popping off. When we met them, it was all love.
“It was really cool to do a show together, so fans can see what it was like leading up to our big concert,” she teased.
Burruss’ co-star and Xscape bandmate Tameka “Tiny” Harris added that it’s a “big deal” for her to still be able to “sell out arenas all over the world” despite the group taking a hiatus.
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“SWV & Xscape: The Queens of R&B” premieres Sunday, March 5, at 9:30 p.m. ET on Bravo.