Last Lap: What’s Demi Lovato’s Next Creative Move?

DMX is headed to Dr. Phil’s show, Jimi Hendrix’s former girlfriend isn’t feeling the rock legend’s biopic, and Simon Cowell reveals why Britney Spears left X Factor.

  • Demi Lovato has signed a publishing deal and plans to release a book in November. The singer’s first volume will be a set of daily affirmations from Twitter, and she also is set to pen a memoir. [Billboard]
  • Troubled rapper DMX is taking his problems to Dr. Phil. The hip-hop star is taping an interview with the talk show therapist September 16. [AllHipHop]
  • Kathy Etchingham, a woman who once dated Jimi Hendrix, is laying some harsh criticism on a new film about the iconic ’60s artist. All Is By My Side stars rapper Andre 3000 in the lead role. [NME]
  • Simon Cowell shed some light on why Britney Spears left X Factor, saying she may have been a little too timid when judging contestants. [MTV News]

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