YES. Demi Lovato would make an excellent role model: she’s talented, she’s genuine, and she had some issues that she’s had to work hard to overcome. So why don’t all y’all run and tell your daughter, niece, cousin, or whatever young, impressionable girl you happen to have in your life that she needs to stop for a minute and check out what Demi’s got to say.
On being a role model: “There was nobody out there for me to look at and say maybe this is unhealthy. 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 girl deciding whether or not to keep her breakfast down.”
On her childhood: “It was the time in the tabloids when very, very skinny girls were on the cover of every magazine, and that’s what I was looking up to. That’s what I had to idolize. I don’t want that for young girls to idolize.”
On getting treatment: “So many things were going great in my life, and then all of a sudden my personal life just went down at crazy speeds. I had a negative breakdown and it changed my life forever. But if I hadn’t gone into treatment, I don’t know if, one, I’d even be sitting here today, [or] two, if I’d be alive today.”
So yeah, I’m not going to play like I jam out to Demi Lovato’s music everyday or like I’ve ever seen anything she’s ever been in, but I’m still going to go ahead and say that Demi Lovato is definitely a girl you can look up to.
September 18, 2011 at 3:00 pm by Emily
No, me either. But I heard Demi Lovato‘s performance at last night’s semi-finals round, and I am all about telling you today that girl’s got one serious set of pipes on her, no joke. Don’t believe me? Think that a defective Disney star can’t hold it down? Then watch the video if you haven’t already, I implore you.
August 25, 2011 at 7:30 am by Sarah
I don’t know about you guys, but I think Demi Lovato looks, like, completely different. It isn’t because she put some much-needed weight on in the face, and it isn’t her makeup – I really think something this drastic can only be attributed to a blitzkrieg attack of Photoshop.
I know magazine photo editors want to ensure perfection when they run their issue, and i can understand having to adjust the exposure or the saturation of the photo, but completely changing someone’s face? I don’t get it. May well just put someone else entirely in the photo shoot for all it’s worth.
“I was completely out of line all summer. Just the worst attitude—totally ungrateful… I just felt like she’d betrayed me. That’s the bottom line. When you punch someone on a plane, enough is enough. Right after, I texted my mom and just said, ‘I’m sorry.’?”
On her breakup with Joe Jonas:
“I wouldn’t credit my meltdown to a guy. There was so much other stuff in my life.”
On being bullied as a child:
“Those girls never gave me an explanation for why they were bullying me. One of the words they called me was fat. At that age, you think, Oh, so I don’t have friends because I’m fat.”
On being pictured with cutting marks:
“I don’t think I would have been ready to talk about [my problems] then, but I could’ve come up with something better than gummy bracelets. Needless to say, that publicist is no longer with us… (pause). I mean, she’s alive.”
August 4, 2011 at 4:30 am by Sarah
That’s the only way I can explain the pure anguish I see on her face in some of these photos. Pure, unadulterated anxiety over the loss of so many good Hogwarts students, friends, and house elves. General malaise that the series is now, officially, over. An air of unsettle … ment over what to do with all of her free time now (oh! Reread the entire series again! You know: what
all the cool kids are doing I’m doing). I think we all feel your pain, girl. The world just isn’t going to be the same post-Potter.
Also. On a side note. What the hell does Demi‘s shirt say, and why is she toting a friend wearing the exact same shirt? “We only coke do diet?” I mean, is it some kind of soda ad written by someone who’s native language is not English?
Last thing: I’d make a comment about how much I detest her ugly-assed shoes, but I don’t want some of you guys to think that I have an insecurity problem or anything. That’d make me feel, like, totally insecure and stuff.
July 18, 2011 at 5:30 am by Sarah
Is “penis” an OK word for you guys in the headlines? I mean, I wouldn’t want to get any of you in trouble at work or anything if your boss happened to walk by and it appeared – APPEARED – that you might be investigating the specifics of a Jonas brother‘s wang. I remember how it used to be before I started working from home: the hot, sweaty panic that’d ensue if someone happened by and you just couldn’t close the browser in time. Ugh, hate that. Now that I work from home, however, I only have to worry about my husband walking by and wondering why I’m Googling “Disney star penis sizes.” Generally, though, I have no explanation for it, but whatevs.
Anyway, our friends over at The Dirty have an exclusive insider that supposedly got a lot of information from Demi Lovato about her still-kinda-private breakdown, and no Disney stars were left unscathed.
On the Joe Jonas relationship:
She openly admitted to members and patients in rehab, that she has had sexual intercourse with Joe Jonas and it started since the beginning of Camp Rock. That they would frequently do it and that the Jonas Brothers Purity ring was complete crap. None of the brothers followed that rule and was a “publicity gain” to make fans and more endorsements come in that was enforced by their father who was Demi’s manager. Joe and Demi dated earlier in the beginning of the Camp Rock Rise of Fame but she revealed that he was a “player who was in it for sexual gain” and his penis was “small.”
Demi told staff that she had been frequent (sic) partying and had an experience with drugs and that Alex Welch threatened to tell her family, manager and people from Disney; but Demi responded that it was “none of her business” and than physically attacked her which she realized was her breaking point and that she needed help.
On drug use and sharing with her peers:
She was a frequent marijuana user and would “smoke weed with Miley Cyrus”. She also tried Cocaine and Heroin at a party but decided she hated it.
Do I believe it? Mm. Parts, yes. The part about Miley Cyrus being a pothead, definitely. You could see that a mile away. The mole also got their attack details right, but Joe Jonas with a small penis? Let’s be realistic. We all know that it’s KEVIN who’s the eenie weenie short short man out of all the Jonaii.
July 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Sarah
I can barely look at these photos of a distraught Demi Lovato dealing with the fender bender she was in yesterday. The accident wasn’t her fault, but she looks so shaken up and like it’s just about the last thing she needs, and I think we’ve all been there.
You know how a car accident is always the icing on the cake? It’s as if your whole life is going to shit and you feel awful and then BAM! All that negative energy manifests into someone driving into the bumper of your car and you’re just like, “WHY ME? Does the universe HATE me?”
I’m really feeling for Demi right now. She’s obviously put on a bit of weight during her recovery process and is not feeling like herself. This is not at all a knock on her because to me it’s a sign that she’s taking care of herself properly and dedicated to her recovery, regardless of whatever haters might say.
I support you, Demi! You’re in my thoughts! And I’m really sorry to hear about your car, girl!