Disney's New Princess Could Grab Miley's Crown

16-year-old Demi Lovato is on the fast track to teen superstardom
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2008 8:15 AM CDT
In this image released by Disney Channel, The Jonas Brothers' Joe Jonas, left, is shown in a scene with Demi Lovato, in "Camp Rock."   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A new star is rising through the Disney ranks and teen entertainment watchers think she could go all the way to the top, Entertainment Weekly reports. At 16, Demi Lovato already has a decade of showbiz experience under her belt and the Camp Rock star looks set to go take off with a debut album out soon and her own show airing next year.

Lovato has been in the gossip spotlight since co-starring with the Jonas brothers, although she insists that she and Joe Jonas are just friends. The teen downplays rumors of a feud with Miley Cyrus, despite a much-viewed Web video in which Cyrus mocks Lovato and best friend Selena Gomez. But some observers believe Disney is clearing the way for Lovato and Gomez to grab center stage.