Quickies: Sam Smith, Christina Aguilera & Miley Cyrus
SAM SMITH’S NEW SINGLE ‘HOW DO YOU SLEEP’ COMING JULY 19TH: Sam Smith has announced the release of his new single. The follow-up to the globally successful "Dancing With A Stranger" featuring Normani, his new track is titled "How Do You Sleep?" and it’s set for release on July 19th. It’s unclear if "How Do You Sleep" will be a standalone project or if the two tracks are a sign his third LP is in the works. A new Instagram account called @HowDoYouSleep features a number of night, dream and sleep-related posts, along with captions that appear to be lines from the song, such as "How do you sleep when you lie to me" and "All that shame and all that danger."
CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO BE HONORED AS A DISNEY LEGEND: Christina Aguilera got her big break when she appeared on The All New Mickey Mouse Club on the Disney Channel, alongside future stars like Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake. Now, she has earned the title of "Disney Legend." Christina will be one of 12 stars honored as "Disney Legends" at this year’s D23 Expo. In addition to her time as a Mouseketeer, Christina also performed the hit version of "Reflection" from the Disney film Mulan, and has appeared on dozens of Disney TV shows and specials, from Dancing with the Stars to Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Christina will receive a two-foot-tall bronze sculpture that "signifies the imagination, creativity, and magic they have brought to the company," according to Disney, and she’ll also have her handprints cast in bronze in the Disney Legends Plaza at the company’s Burbank, California, headquarters. Other Disney Legends being honored this year include Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, James Earl Jones, Bette Midler, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer and Ming-Na Wen. The Legends Awards ceremony will be held August 23rd, in Hall D23 of the Anaheim Convention Center.
MILEY CYRUS REBUILDING MALIBU MANSION DESTROYED BY WILDFIRES: Miley Cyrus has filed papers to rebuild her $2.5 million Malibu mansion after it was destroyed in the Woolsey fires last year. According to RadarOnline.com, Miley paid $412.33 for the permit to allow for excavation and drilling to be done on the land. Miley had taken to social media at the time to share the "devastating" news that they had lost their home to the blaze, but she said she was "grateful" that she, her husband Liam Hemsworth and their pets safely evacuated before the fire hit, and she knows she’ll always have fond memories. Miley is now "in a place of healing" after losing her home in the California wildfires, adding: "Honestly, I’m in a really good kind of healing place right now. I’ve definitely learned a lot. My dad has always told me, ‘Life is a series of adjustments’."