Although one of Disney’s brightest lights, Demi Lovato has had anything but a fairy tale life over the past year. Struggles with bipolar and eating disorders landed the 19-year old in rehab last winter and threatened to totally derail her career. But like the skyscraper she sings about on her latest single, Demi rose above those challenges and returned to the stage better than ever! Yesterday the young star (and this month’s VH1 Posted Artist!) stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show to talk about her struggles.
“I don’t know what to really call it but yeah, I’ve called it a breakdown, a meltdown,” she told the host. “I went from being at the highlight of my career…So many things were going great in my life and then all of the sudden my personal life just went down at crazy speeds.” But despite the awful comedown, Demi says that it was just the wake-up call she needed to seek professional help. “If I had never gone into the treatment … I don’t know if one, I’d even be sitting here today. Two, if I’d be alive today.” With her career soaring and her life seemingly on the path to success once again, Demi hopes that her experiences will serve as an example to her young fans who are going through problems of their own.
“There needs to be a role model out there and for the first time in my life I actually feel like one.” She warns young women to beware of “very very skinny” models that are so prevalent in the media. “It’s very unhealthy. There was nobody out there for me to look at and say, maybe this is unhealthy,” she admits. “So I want to be that for a 13-year-old girl at home deciding whether or not to eat dinner or an 18-year-old deciding whether or not to keep her breakfast down.” Demi’s new album Unbroken comes out at midnight tonight. Give it a listen, folks. This gal’s got something to say.
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Joe Jonas has got some nerve. First he broke up with Taylor Swift over a twenty-seven second phone call, inspiring her to write a bunch of the songs that have inflicted untold damage on our eardrums. And now after gallivanting around with some of the loveliest ladies in the world, including Demi Lovato, Camille Belle and Ashley Greene, Joe suddenly decides that he wants Taylor back after all? Who does he think he is!? Yes, according to a report in Us Weekly, the middle Jo-Bro is pining for Taylor all over again. And it’ll probably take more than twenty-seven seconds to win her over, that’s for damn sure.
“He wants her back,” a Jonas friend tells Us. “He wants to show her he’s a changed man and would love to see what’s possible between them.” The two have spent years as bitter exes, trading angry-late-night-emails in song. T-Swift aimed the spiteful “Forever and Always” at Jonas, who responded by singing about “superstars and all the tears on her guitar” in his song “Much Better.” But now the two are “testing the waters” as friends and seeing if the sparks fly once more. “They’re putting their past behind them,” the source explains. “And maybe rekindling an old flame.” And we hope it works out for the two, mostly because we can’t take anymore breakup songs in our lives.
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Now that we’ve posted that video of Kim Kardashian‘s wedding, and you’ve seen the setting, it’s time for the dirty details. The photo you see above are the new hitched Mr. and Mrs. Kris Humphries emerging from their hotel the day after the wedding. But who came to the wedding and what was it like ?
Celebrity guests included — deep breath — Ryan Seacrest, Julianne Hough, Eva Longoria, Lindsay Lohan and mom Dina, Avril Lavigne, Melanie Brown (from the Spice Girls), Mark Ballas, George Lopez, Ciara, Cheryl Burke, Mario Lopez, Serena and Venus Williams, La La Vasquez and Carmelo Anthony, Kathy Lee Gifford, Brittny Gastineau, Sugar Ray Leonard, Kelly Osbourne and Demi Lovato. Phew! Robin Thicke serenaded the newly hitched couples first dance with the song Angels. Read more…
Demi Lovato turned 19 on Saturday, August 20, so happy birthday, gurl! With all the millions of wishes pouring in, an ecstatic Demi tweeted, “Love you all!!!!! THANK YOU for all my birthday wishes!!!! I’m so happy.” The festivities began on Thursday night. And a house party bringing in D-day capped it off, which of course, was the same day as Kim Kardashian‘s wedding (Demi was a guest).
But her party with pal Hanna Beth on the 19th (matching the date to the age, huh) at Beacher’s Madhouse at the Roosevelt Hotel looks like so much fun! And Demi looks super hot as witnessed in the photograph on the right. Demi retweeted a Sugar Factory message and that picture of the two girls which read, “How cute are @ddlovato and @thehannabeth at their party last night with @sugarfactory sweets thrown by @jeffbeacher??” They had an entire bar furnished with everything from Hot Tamales to Couture Pops by Sugar Factory, which just sounds amazing! And sober! Attagirl, Demi!
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Stars brought their A-game to VH1 Do Something Awards! Insert all applause, wolf whistles and back patting here, guys! The show went down yesterday at the Hollywood Palladium in California and we’re pleased to report that celebrities really spiffed themselves up for the event. Including the guys because this best-dressed list involves Justin Bieber, David Beckham and Adam Lambert. David looked so sharp in his suit and also, adorably, brought his son Brooklyn with him.
The ladies more than kept up. Jojo and Amy Poehler brought bright punches of color with them wearing fuchsia and sunshine yellow respectively. We also love the vintage vibe Brittany Snow and Rose McGowan were channeling. Rose had on a strapless, sexy, Dolce & Gabbana black and white star-print dress with red heels and Brittany wore a circle-cut silver animal print dress by Camilla and Marc with mustard ankle-strap pumps.
Kim Kardashian highlighted her kurves in her version of “minimal.” It was sleek, white, body hugging gown — she’s been wearing a lot of white lately, probably as a lead-up to the wedding. But we have to admit she looks pretty fab. Rounding off our top 10 are Demi Lovato and Kristen Bell. Demi looked happy, healthy and leggy in an embellished, flirty white frock. Kristen looked sleek in a one-shouldered Etro dress. Ladies and gentlemen, we applaud you. Click through our gallery below and tell us who you think was best dressed?
Don’t forget to tune-in to the 2011 Do Something! Awards, airing on VH1 this Thursday, August 18, at 9 p.m. ET!
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(It’s that time of year again! Welcome back to TheFABlife Bikini Awards, where we pit half-naked celebs against each other and you vote for the finest skin-flaunter of the summer of 2011.)
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Disney sure knows how to pick ‘em. The mega-company takes unknowns and turns them into household names — and mega-hotties. This year, some of our favorite former Disney divas strutted their stuff in their best bikini wear. But who owns it? We’ve got Ashley Tisdale, Lindsay Lohan and Selena Gomez goin’ at it!
Rihanna definitely seems like a gal who isn’t afraid to get what she wants, and it sounds like she wants Joe Jonas. That would explain why she’s apparently sexting the 21-year-old Disney star! Ã¢â‚¬Å“They met when Joe did a song with RihannaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ex Chris Brown, and recently sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been bombarding him with raunchy text messages,Ã¢â‚¬Â a source told ShowizSpy. Ã¢â‚¬Å“She keeps laughing to her mates that she wants to take him on the wildest ride of his life.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The middle Jo-Bro has been linked to some pretty steamy women in his young life, including Ashley Green, Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift. Yet he still remains single, saying that he’s Ã¢â‚¬Å“always looking for the right person.” Is the sexed up Rihanna the one who can win/corrupt his young heart? Riri may be bad, but she’s certainly good at it! And there’s definitely something deliciously bad about a perpetually bikini’d older woman putting the moves on the young promise-ringer.
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Gorgeous — check. Tan — check. Rocking bods, shiny hair, blindingly white smiles — check, check and check. If there was ever a duo that looked so perfectly matched, it’s Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. Here they are complementing each other at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards. How long do these two Disney cuties go back? It’s been a really long friendship, bar that feud they had in the middle. But it all seems good now because they’re looking like they’re back to BFF!
They each won big too. Selena bagged ‘Choice Hottie, ‘Choice TV Actress (Comedy)’, ‘Choice Music Group’, ‘Choice Music Single’ and ‘Choice Love Song’. Demi won the ‘Choice Inspire’ award and the ‘Choice Song of the Summer’ (see the whole list of winners here). See ladies, there’s plenty for everyone!
How gorgeous does Demi Lovato look in Elle‘s September issue? With all the recent drama in her life and her phoenix-like return, we were hoping we weren’t going to get a candy-coated interview alongside the photo shoot. Luckily, she didn’t dissapoint. Nothing seems off topic in this piece especially when she talks about the start of her downfall. She recounts how she, “…was completely out of line all summer. Just the worst attitude — totally ungrateful”, leading up to her infamous fight with backup dancer Alex Welch. Again, she doesn’t (pardon the pun), hold her punches about it saying, “I just felt like she’d betrayed me. That’s the bottom line.”
But there’s also conciliatory Demi here. Someone who seems genuinely apologetic for her mistakes. About the whole mess that followed after the fight, she reveals, “When you punch someone on a plane, enough is enough. Right after, I texted my mom and just said, ‘I’m sorry’.” But lest you think her breakdown was all because of a broken relationship with one Joe Jonas, she reckons you’re wrong. Demi flat-out says, “I wouldn’t credit my meltdown to a guy. There was so much other stuff in my life.” Good show, right? We’re totally rooting for her! We also love the fact that she still seems feisty and hasn’t lost her edge even though she’s suitably apologetic.
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Girrrrrrrrrl! Looks like someone is sayingÃ‚Â “Wilmer Valderrama who?” Well, her and everyone else in America. According to E!, rumors are circulating that Demi Lovato and Ryan Phillippe are dating, and have been for several months. Recently the relationship has cooled off some, in large part due to the birth of Phillippe’s baby with ex Alexis Knapp two weeks ago. “It was really hot and heavy for a while,” a source claim. The same person also alleged that Lovato wasn’t completely certain of Phillippe’s impending fatherhood “until it basically happened. It kind of threw her for a loop.” Yeah, maybe we’re old-fashioned, but that sounds like more of a third date confession to us.
Despite hints of a new relationship, a different source informed Celebuzz that Ryan Phillippe is “totally single” and that rumors of their budding love are “not true.” Let’s hope Demi feels the same way or else she’s probably going to be “totally enraged.”