Demi's father, Patrick Lovato, says fame has taken its toll. "There are a lot of pressures," he tells RadarOnline. "That is one of the things I worried about when she signed with Disney."
The Jonas Brothers, who are due to play Chile and Brazil this week, wish Demi "best of luck."
The trouble with Miley
Poor Miley Cyrus
! The 17-year-old, who is working so hard to change her image from nice teen to edgy artist, has been saddled with more scandal. Scandal of the most scurrilous sort - heavy-metal adultery.
Us Weekly says Miley's parents, Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus, are breaking up after 17 years because Tish, 43, had an affair with rocker Bret Michaels. Seems it all began when Bret, 47, became pals with the family after he and Miley recorded the sexy duet "Nothing to Lose." Billy Ray filed for divorce on Oct. 27.
There has been no comment from any of the involved parties.
The biz in showbiz
It's the stage for Homicide: Life on the Street
magus Andre Braugher
. He will star in Matthew Lopez
's Civil War-era drama about race and identity, The Whipping Man
, opening in January in New York. Braugher will play a former slave, newly freed, who welcomes home a severely wounded Jewish Confederate officer in Virginia.
Resurgent TV star Betty White is about to give her ol' costar Mary Tyler Moore a sweet lift: Moore will do a guest spot on White's hit comedy, Hot in Cleveland. The January episode will be the first time the pair have been on the box together since The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Tidbits 'n' pieces Mister Ego
(real name Kanye West
) will grace the streets of New York as one of the performers at the 84th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. He'll be joined by Jessica Simpson, India.Arie
, Gladys Knight
and Arlo Guthrie
. . . . Randy Quaid
and wife Evi
were scheduled to be arraigned in Santa Barbara Superior Court for illegally squatting in their former home. Alas, the couple have fled to Canada and failed to appear. Their lawyer says Randy, who is seeking asylum in Canada, must remain there for a Nov. 8 court date.
Cher: Is Chaz a she or a he?
National treasure Cher
tells Vanity Fair she's ambivalent about her transgendered son Chaz Bono
's decision to transform from woman to man.
"If I woke up tomorrow in a guy's body," Cher says, "I would just kick and scream and cry and [bleep] rob a bank, because I cannot see myself as anything but who I am - a girl."
(Rob a bank? What's that about?)
Adds Cher, "My pronouns are [bleep]. I still don't remember to call her 'him.' "
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