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April 20, 2011
Recently rehabbed Demi Lovato is leaving "Sonny With a Chance," the Disney Channel TV series that made her a star. In a statement yesterday, Disney Channel said that it respects Demi's decision to focus on her music and "not immediately" return to acting. Demi told People that returning to the show would be bad for her recovery, and that she wants to make music her priority. After all, nothing breeds normalcy like a pop-music career.
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November 24, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Demi goes for respectability It's time we respected youngster Demi Lovato , 21, as a serious artist and a woman of conscience. "I think no matter what way you say it, you're gonna be in the public eye and people are gonna look up to you. I just decided that I turned 21, I gotta be an adult, I've gotta act like one and here I am," Demi tells Hollyscoop. And she tells Entertainment Weekly she's tired of singers who write songs just for their shock value. "You're more respected as an artist" if you stay away from that material, she says.
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November 3, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Famed Disney ingenue Demi Lovato , who over the weekend dropped out of the Jonas Brothers tour, checked herself into an undisclosed facility Monday night for treatment of what a rep calls "emotional and physical issues. " Adds the rep, "Demi has decided to take personal responsibility for her actions and seek help. " What those actions are is not known, but Demi, who is all of 18, has had her share of troubles, not least of which is a broken heart. (In May, she suffered a highly publicized breakup with Joe Jonas .)
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September 3, 2010 | By RICK BENTLEY, McClatchy Newspapers
CAMP ROCK 2: THE FINAL JAM. 8 tonight, Disney Channel. LOS ANGELES - Demi Lovato didn't have her own TV show, "Sonny With a Chance," when she starred in the 2008 cable film "Camp Rock. " Her co-stars, the Jonas Brothers, were established musicians but had little acting experience. That changed with "Camp Rock," a summer-and-sun answer to "High School Musical. " The Disney Channel movie was the top-rated cable program in 2008 with more than 10 million total viewers. It was an even bigger hit with teens, tweens and kids.
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March 18, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Demi's bf: A life-saver Sometimes, a boyfriend isn't just a bf. Sometimes, he's a lifesaver. That's how the fine-featured waif Demi Lovato describes Wilmer Valderrama . "I wish I could put into words how grateful I am for this man right here," Demi, 22, said of Wilmer on Sunday on Instagram. The occasion: It's the third anniversary of her sobriety. Demi, who also has struggled with eating disorders, credits Wilmer with keeping her sane and alive. "My love has grown to a level that words could never possibly express how much this man completes me," she wrote.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2012 | Choose one .
It's official! Fox on Monday announced what we've all known for weeks: Britney Spears will be a judge on season two of The X Factor. The network made a big to-do about it, trotting out (like so much overpaid cattle) Brit, 30, and a second hire, multitalented youngster Demi Lovato, 19. They will join show czar Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid this fall at the judges' table. The gals uttered words such as excited and thrilled. (Brit better be happy: She reportedly will pocket $15 mil just for one season!
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January 13, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears said Friday that she has made the "difficult decision" to leave Fox's "The X Factor" after one season. In a statement, the pop singer said that she had an incredible time working on the singing contest but that it was time to get back into the studio to record. It was widely reported Thursday that Spears and "X Factor" were parting ways after a season in which the show's ratings fell and Spears received lackluster reviews as a panelist. Fellow panelist Antonio "L.A.
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December 3, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's been five years since Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin died after a stingray barb struck him in the chest, leaving wife Terri and children Bindi and Robert to carry on running the Australia Zoo. Bindi, 13, who starred in the TV show Bindi the Jungle Girl , tells Aussie paper the Herald Sun that his death brought the family closer together. "You have the option of just curling up in a dark corner and letting it all go," she says, "or you have the option of standing strong, sticking together, and carrying on what he lived and died for. And I think that's what's so important - to be able to carry on where he left off. "   Demi Lovato's scars Singer-actor Demi Lovato , 19, says her struggle with depression, bulimia, and self-cutting has made her stronger.
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April 21, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
She looks so young, so innocent. Yet teen star Demi Lovato seems to have suffered enough trauma to fell a dozen Sylvia Plaths and at least three Virginia Woolfs . Launching a round of post-rehab interviews, Demi, 18, tells ABC's Robin Roberts she developed an eating disorder at age 8. "I was bullied because I was fat. And then a few months later I developed an eating disorder, and that's kind of what I've been dealing...
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July 1, 2011
Praise in the Park Our one complaint about the lively and lucid new gospel documentary "Rejoice and Shout: The Definitive History of Gospel Music" is that it gives short shrift to the more contemporary talents now keeping a joyful noise within earshot for many. We're talking pop-attuned artists like Yolanda Adams and Camden's hip-hop-flavored Tye Tribbett, two of the talents featured in this jam-packed show under the stars. Also shouting out to the heavens are Donald Lawrence, James Fortune, Wess Morgan, Lonnie Hunter and the Clark Sisters.
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March 18, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Demi's bf: A life-saver Sometimes, a boyfriend isn't just a bf. Sometimes, he's a lifesaver. That's how the fine-featured waif Demi Lovato describes Wilmer Valderrama . "I wish I could put into words how grateful I am for this man right here," Demi, 22, said of Wilmer on Sunday on Instagram. The occasion: It's the third anniversary of her sobriety. Demi, who also has struggled with eating disorders, credits Wilmer with keeping her sane and alive. "My love has grown to a level that words could never possibly express how much this man completes me," she wrote.
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December 20, 2013 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
ORIGINAL "Charlie's Angel" and longtime Kmart designer Jaclyn Smith spoke to media outside an LA courthouse yesterday. Smith offered her support to actor Ryan O'Neal . The "Paper Moon" actor is engaged in a court battle with the University of Texas at Austin over a portrait Andy Warhol made of O'Neal's late love Farrah Fawcett , who was Smith's dear friend and fellow Angel. O'Neal claims the Warhol belongs to him and Redmond O'Neal , his son with Fawcett. The university says Fawcett willed her entire art collection, including the painting, to the university.
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November 24, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Demi goes for respectability It's time we respected youngster Demi Lovato , 21, as a serious artist and a woman of conscience. "I think no matter what way you say it, you're gonna be in the public eye and people are gonna look up to you. I just decided that I turned 21, I gotta be an adult, I've gotta act like one and here I am," Demi tells Hollyscoop. And she tells Entertainment Weekly she's tired of singers who write songs just for their shock value. "You're more respected as an artist" if you stay away from that material, she says.
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July 6, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
We hate to break it to you - but Alec Baldwin says he is quitting Twitter and will never, ever tweet again . He's closed his account before, but, as Bullwinkle the Moose used to say, This time for sure (?) Alec bailed out of Twitter after a U.K. reporter claimed Alec's pregnant wife, Hilaria Thomas , was sending out happy tweets during the June 27 funeral of Sopranos star James Gandolfini . Alec claimed the report was in error, and the article has since been taken down.
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July 5, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Late Sopranos star James Gandolfini left the bulk of his estimated $70 million estate to his 13-year-old son, Michael , and 8-month-old daughter Liliana , the New York Post reports. The remainder is divided between his wife, Deborah Lin , and other family members. The actor died of a heart attack June 19 in Rome.   Steve Martin's wallet Actor-comic-musician Steve Martin , 67, personally thanked a Wilkes-Barre man for returning his lost wallet. Martin lost it when he was having a bike ride before his Tuesday concert with the Steep Canyon Rangers and guest star Edie Brickell . "The gentleman couldn't have been sweeter, nicer, kinder," Martin's rep tells USA Today, "and his Batman-like rescue of [the]
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July 4, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
The InterWebs are abuzz about a new review of Kanye West 's new album, Yeezus . The trendy website Talkhouse posted it, and such was the traffic that the site crashed repeatedly Tuesday. Not because it was an enthusiastic review - Yeezus is doing well by the critics. It was the identity of the writer: none other than Lou Reed , that Lou Reed , of formative art-punk-indie-DIY- urban-hipster rock band Velvet Underground . Reed, who was a writer before he was a rocker, says Kanye is "really trying to raise the bar. No one's near doing what he's doing, it's not even on the same planet.
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January 13, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears said Friday that she has made the "difficult decision" to leave Fox's "The X Factor" after one season. In a statement, the pop singer said that she had an incredible time working on the singing contest but that it was time to get back into the studio to record. It was widely reported Thursday that Spears and "X Factor" were parting ways after a season in which the show's ratings fell and Spears received lackluster reviews as a panelist. Fellow panelist Antonio "L.A.
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September 22, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Demi Lovato has been up-front about the troubles that have haunted her since childhood, some of them stemming from the abuse she suffered at the hands of bullies. The 20-year-old "Don't Forget" singer, who did a spell in a treatment facility in 2000, has been chosen as an ambassador for the Secret Mean Stinks ( www.facebook.com/meanstinks ) anti-bullying campaign. Lovato announced her ambassadorship with a surprise visit Thursday to the New York City Young Women's Leadership School.
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September 14, 2012 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer
  "HELL'S KITCHEN" Season 10 champ Christina Wilson knows the secret to winning a reality-TV competition. The secret is simple. And it's not in the sauce. Last spring, Wilson, 32, temporarily left her job cooking at popular Center City BYOB Mercato to appear alongside brash chef Gordon Ramsay in "Hell's Kitchen," Fox TV's version of "Top Chef" meets "Survivor. " For weeks, the South Philly resident sautéed, filleted, garnished and groaned among a cast of 18 chef-testants - until, at last, there were two. Then, just one. Her. Monday night, the show's final episode aired.
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July 6, 2012
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