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Demi Lovato Breaks Silence After Overdose

'I will keep fighting,' she tells fans

(Newser) - Almost two weeks after she was rushed to the hospital following an apparent overdose , Demi Lovato broke her silence with an emotional Instagram post Sunday. "I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction," she wrote. "What I've learned is that this illness is not... More »

Lovato Is Giving Us a Rare Glimpse of Realness

She's providing a realistic view of mental illness and addiction: Jean Hannah Edelstein

(Newser) - Demi Lovato's openness about her struggles is more than just celebrity fodder—it's a "gift to many people who have experienced similar illnesses," writes Jean Hannah Edelstein at the Guardian . The singer, hospitalized this week after an apparent overdose, has shared her list of diagnoses since... More »

Demi Lovato 'Awake, Talking' After Apparent OD

She's with family members, rep says 'some of the information being reported is incorrect'

(Newser) - Demi Lovato is awake in the hospital and talking to family members, a rep said Tuesday after reports the singer had been hospitalized for an apparent overdose . The family "want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers, and support," the rep said, per the AP . "... More »

TMZ: Demi Lovato Overdoses

Sources say she was treated with Narcan, rushed to hospital

(Newser) - Demi Lovato was rushed to the hospital after apparently overdosing on heroin Tuesday morning, law enforcement sources tell TMZ . The sources say Lovato was treated with Narcan, an emergency treatment for narcotic overdoses, at her Hollywood Hills home before being transported to a Los Angeles hospital. The Los Angeles Fire... More »

Demi Lovato's Drug Addiction Was Worse Than Anyone Knew

And more revelations from new documentary

(Newser) - The depth of Demi Lovato's drug addiction becomes clear with the release of Simply Complicated , the second documentary about the singer. The first documentary about her, 2012's Stay Strong, focused on her recovery after she went to rehab at 18 (for self-harming and an eating disorder, along with... More »

Demi Lovato Accused of Stealing Song

Parts are 'virtually identical,' lawsuit says

(Newser) - Demi Lovato has been officially accused of stealing a song. The indie duo Sleigh Bells first accused Lovato more than nine months ago of ripping off parts of its 2010 song, "Infinity Guitars," in her "Stars." But now the band has filed a federal complaint about... More »

11 Stars Who Are Estranged From Their Folks

Brie Larson says she used the experience for 'Room'

(Newser) - Fame doesn't necessarily guarantee ideal familial relations. Ranker rounds up celebrities who are estranged from their parents. A sampling:
  1. Brie Larson: The Room star says her own childhood inspired her performance. Her parents divorced when she was 10, and she ceased contact with her dad when she was 16.
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Taylor Swift Just Gave Kesha $250K

To help legal fight against producer accused of rape

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is helping out Kesha's court battle in a big way: The singer has donated $250,000 "to help with any of her financial needs," her rep tells E! News . Kesha is fighting to get out of a contract with a music producer she accuses of... More »

Tracy Morgan Rocks SNL Stage One Year After Deadly Crash

Larry David, cast of '30 Rock' also showed up

(Newser) - Just a month after he surprised everyone with an appearance at the Emmys , Tracy Morgan went back "home" on Saturday night—to the stage on Saturday Night Live as its host, the AP reports. "I'm back, it feels so good to be here," he announced to... More »

5 Stars Hospitalized After Breakdowns

And other mental health issues

(Newser) - Ireland Baldwin recently checked into rehab " to just get away for a little bit " and deal with "emotional trauma"—and Radar rounds up 10 other celebrities who've been hospitalized, sometimes involuntarily, for mental health issues:
  • Britney Spears was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold in
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5 Stars Who've Been Haunted

Happy (almost) Halloween!

(Newser) - With Halloween coming up, The Stir rounds up 10 celebrities who believe in ghosts:
  • Demi Lovato says her childhood home in Texas was haunted, and a ghost named Emily was her best friend. She claims she's had a medium and ghost hunters confirm the story.
  • When Halle Berry was
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Demi Lovato: I Used to Smuggle Cocaine Onto Planes

She talks about drug abuse with 'Access Hollywood'

(Newser) - Demi Lovato is coming clean about just how bad things got during her drug abusing days. "With my drug use I could hide it to where I would sneak drugs. I couldn’t go 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes,"... More »

11 Celebrity Friend 'Breakups'

These pairs split over guys, jealousy, and more

(Newser) - It's not just Hollywood romances that break up melodramatically—Hollywood friendships often do, too. PopSugar rounds up 11 celebrity pals who've split spectacularly. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the full list —which includes one alleged sex tape leak, and another actress who... More »

Demi Lovato: I Was Suicidal While Appearing on Barney

At just 7 years old, she reveals

(Newser) - Demi Lovato was just 7 years old when she started appearing on Barney & Friends, but already she was battling depression. "At the time, I was just so grateful to be on TV, but I was also really struggling," says Lovato in the upcoming issue of Cosmopolitan . "... More »

Katie Couric: I Was Bulimic

Reveals eating disorder struggle during interview with Demi Lovato

(Newser) - Katie Couric seems to have it all, but during her early 20s she battled with an eating disorder, she says on today's edition of her daytime show, in a confession picked up by the New York Post . "I wrestled with bulimia all through college and for two years... More »

10 Totally Fake Celeb Friendships

What, you mean these people aren't all BFFs?

(Newser) - You were probably shocked, just shocked, to learn recently that Beyonce is not actually a huge fan of Kim Kardashian, despite the fact that their significant others are besties and thus they have to hang out a lot. Well, they're not the only ones smiling for the cameras while... More »

Day 1 of X Factor: Brit a Drama Queen?

Spears dogged by rumors that she stormed out of taping

(Newser) - New judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato had their first X Factor taping yesterday, and of course there were rumors of bad behavior. TMZ reports that Spears stormed off the set upset after a contestant did a less-than-stellar version of her song "Hold It Against Me," forcing... More »

Britney Spears, Demi Lovato New Judges on X Factor

Singing stars appear at New York's TV 'upfronts'

(Newser) - Britney Spears and—as TMZ put it—"some other girl" appeared in New York today to present themselves as new judges on Simon Cowell's X Factor. That "other girl" has 15 Billboard Hot 100 hits, by the way, and her name is Demi Lovato. A photo of... More »

Demi Lovato Furious Over Disney Anorexia Joke

Disney yanks episodes in response to anorexia-battling star

(Newser) - After battling anorexia, singer/actress Demi Lovato is furious her former boss, the Disney Channel, joked about the eating disorder on a TV show. A character on the program Shake It Up said recently: “I could just eat you up. Well, if I ate.” Lovato responded in an incensed,... More »

Ryan Phillippe, Demi Lovato Hook Up

His daughter is 11; his girlfriend, 18

(Newser) - He's twice her age, but when has that ever mattered in Hollywood ? Ryan Phillippe, 36, is apparently hooking up with troubled Disney starlet Demi Lovato, 18. The two have been secretly dating for months, a source tells E! , adding that "it was really hot and heavy" until... More »

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