Demi Lovato: I Wasn’t Dissing Justin Bieber

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Demi Lovato checked in with her Twitter followers (@ddlovato) on Saturday (July 13), reacting to a report on TMZ that during ‘X Factor’ auditions earlier this week, she had taken some subtle jabs at Justin Bieber.

The attitude of one hopeful prompted Demi to tell him, “We don’t need another little punk running the streets,” which was interpreted as a diss of Bieber who has angered neighbors with his reckless driving. Demi told another contestant after he performed Justin’s song ‘As Long As You Love Me’, “Well finally someone can sing the song the way it was meant to be sung.”

Demi clarified her remarks stating:

BTW – no shade thrown at Justin. So many people audition with his songs.. Finally someone sang it the way it was meant to be sung..

Meaning, finally someone sang it the way JUSTIN sang it.

Ain’t got nothin’ but love for @justinbieber and his Beliebers.

I love my #lovatics the mostest though… hehe

Pop Artists React To George Zimmerman Not Guilty Verdict

Greyson Chance on his tour bus

Several pop artists are reacting to the news that George Zimmerman was found not guilty on all charges in last year’s shooting death of Trayvon Martin, with about all of them expressing varying degrees of disappointment with the verdict. Among the messages on Twitter:

Vita Chambers (@VitaChambers): Zimmerman not guilty! RIP Trayvon. Karma is the true justice

Melody Thornton (@MelodyThornton): God will have his way in this case! God knows what happened. #PrayForTheMartinFamily
I want to have faith in our system but I can only honestly say I am so f**king angry that a life was lost and 1 spared in the wrong order
Shaking!! I’m so disappointed in these 6 woman!!!!!

Kat DeLuna (@KatDeLuna): Praying for Trayvon Martin Family

Matt Nathanson (@mattnathanson): Oh no… trayvon.

Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore): My heart is heavy…for all who knew and loved #TrayvonMartin. His life mattered. This is shameful.

Melanie Amaro (@ItsMelanieAmaro): I cannot believe this !

Miley Cyrus sunglassesMiley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus): I feel sick. #RipTrayvonMartin. No Justice. No peace. The world is a scary place.

Lance Bass (@LanceBass): That he didn’t get at least manslaughter blows my mind. Heart hurts for the Martin family.

Rebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack): woah. just heard about the Zimmerman verdict. opposite of excitement right now

Starshell (@Starshell): OMG! Just heard the verdict from the Trayvon Martin case. This is horrible. I think I just lost every ounce of faith I had in our “justice” system

Alexz Johnson (@alexzjohnson): Nothing to celebrate. So sad. A kid is dead, and a sane adult should have stayed in the car. #TrayvonMartin #GeorgeZimmerman

Greyson Chance (@greysonchance): saddened by tonight’s verdict #RipTrayvonMartin

Elizabeth and the Catapult (@thecatapult): I am sincerely shocked by this verdict. DOES NOT COMPUTE. I just don’t understand.

Mason Musso (@TheMasonMusso): Really saddened by the verdict tonight… My thoughts and prayers are with Trayvon Martin’s family

Pop Artists React To News Cory Monteith Is Dead

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Several pop artists are reacting to the news that ‘Glee’ actor Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver on Saturday. Monteith, who was 31, spent time in rehab earlier this year. Among the messages on Twitter about the sad news:

Havana Brown (@djhavanabrown): #RIPCoreyMonteith

Lance Bass (@LanceBass): Devastated about the news of Cory Monteith – such an incredible guy – my thoughts are with his family and friends.

Debby Ryan (@TheDebbyRyan): RIP Cory Monteith. ): So young. Praying for those closest to him.

Rochelle Humes (@RochelleTheSats): Oh my goodness. RIP Cory Monteith. Awful awful news. Xx

Zooey Deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel): This is such sad news about @CoryMonteith – what an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man.

Katharine McPhee dogKatharine McPhee (@katharinemcphee): “@JustJared: Cory Monteith Dead: Vancouver Police Releases Statement” omg. Met this sweet man. RIP.

Shane Harper (@TheShaneHarper): So heavy…. Please please keep Cory’s family and friends in your prayers

Jessica Origliasso (@Jessicaveronica): Heartbreaking to hear about Cory Monteith. Love and light X Its so sad when people are taken before their time

Demi Lovato (@ddlovato): #RIPCoryMonteith… So unbelievably tragic. Please #prayforLea..

Bonnie McKee (@BonnieMcKee): So heartbreaking! What a great talent, lost. Devastating. #RIPCoreyMonteith .. People forget that DRUGS CAN KILL YOU. Please be careful out there kids, you’re not invincible. Life is precious &fragile. #RIPCoreyMonteith

Alyssa Bernal (@alyssabernal): NO WAY :( ‘Glee’ star Monteith found dead in Canada

Savannah Outen (@therealsavannah): Devastating. Cory, you left your mark w/ our generation. You & your talent will be missed. Sending love & strength to his family & friends.

ZACPOOR (?@zacpoor): So sad to hear that @CoreyMonteith passed away. He was so young and such a lovely guy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Sky Ferreira: Album Getting Pushed Back A “Huge Opportunity”

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Sky Ferreira checked in with her Twitter followers (@skyferreira) on Friday, discussing delays in the release of her debut album on Capitol Records. The 21-year-old, who has been releasing singles since 2010, six in total, has yet to find much traction on radio with any of them, yet Sky has been fortunate to have the major label backing her not pull the plug. A Tweet from DIIV (@DIIV) prompting Sky’s delay explanation stated:

Everyone who’s bummed that @skyferreira pushed back her album should just be psyched because it’s gonna be that much better. huge things in store

Sky writes:

My LP got pushed back for a few reasons. 1. Huge opportunity to make something better 2. I’ll now be able to release it worldwide

I wasn’t able to before due to the transition/EMI being bought by Universal


It’s really for the best. It’s not getting delayed because things are going wrong. It’s actually the complete opposite.

EP coming out in September. Including…You’re Not The One.

Pop Artists React To Supreme Court Ruling DOMA Unconstitutional

Luciana Caporaso celebrates SCOTUS DOMA ruling

Several pop artists are reacting positively to the news Wednesday that the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and declared that gay and lesbian couples who are legally married get benefits under federal law that go to all other married couples. The 5-4 SCOTUS ruling said DOMA was unconstitutional. Among the reactions on Twitter:

Jennifer Lopez (@JLo): Today is history!!! One that makes me proud of #SCOTUS #DOMA and equally proud of @TheFostersABCF #history #loveforall

Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton): Proud to hear The Supreme Court made the right decision to overturn DOMA! #NOH8 Read more at @GLAAD

Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): #PROP8 IS GONE! #DOMA IS GONE! #SCOTUS #LoveIsLove … Que parte de “DOMA ES INCONSTITUCIONAL” no entienden los fundamentalistas? :0) #IglesiaYEstadoLosQuieroSeparados!

Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes): Can’t quite believe the good news today. Been hoping & wishing for this for so many years had begun to almost give up #equalmarriage #doma

Kylie Minogue smiles while shooting 'The Abbey Road Sessions'Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue): #loveisloveislove Farewell #Prop8 #DOMA #lovers

Sam Sparro (@sam_sparro): Today is a big day! No mo DOMA! Have any of these moronic tea party sociopaths actually read the constitution?

Moby (@thelittleidiot): congratulations EVERYONE! … #MarriageEquality

Pia Toscano (@PiaToscano): It’s a beautiful day! DOMA is held unconstitutional!! #MarriageEquality #Marriage4all #loveislove

Luciana Caporaso (@LucianaCaporaso): DOMA struck down, Marriage equality here in California again. Progress is happening, such a historic and emotional day

Adam Lambert (@adamlambert): Down w DOMA! Something to be very proud of this upcoming July 4th. We are making beautiful progress for Equality! #proud

Kimberley Locke (@KimberleyLocke): Feel the love surrounding us, there’s really no way to stop it. Buy-bye #DOMA !!!!! Historic day!

Matt Nathanson (@mattnathanson): come on America, time to step out of the dark ages. #Prop8 #doma .. it’s been a real good 24 hours for the things I believe in.

Uh Huh Her (@UhHuhHerMusic): I don’t know what to wear to all the gay weddings I will now be attending. Good job Supreme Court!!! xo,C

Rebecca Black in your wordsRebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack): #DOMA IS DEAD! Incredible. #marriageequality

Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas): CONGRATS to all my gay brothers and sisters who are one step closer to having the same rights to happiness as anyone.

Jason Mraz (@jason_mraz): Dear Supreme Court, You Rule. Thanks for seeing that we, The American citizens, a unified tribe of people on Earth, are treated equally.

Debbie Gibson (@DebbieGibson): The LBGT Community has reason to celebrate the Supreme Court recognizing their marriage rights laid down but the Constitution! YAY progress!

Ingrid Michaelson (@ingridmusic): Good job Supreme Court.

Nick Carter (@nickcarter): Congratulations on the Supreme Court ruling in California. You deserve it!

Demi Lovato warriorDemi Lovato (@ddlovato): Gay, straight, lesbian, bi.. No one is better than any one else. What an incredible day for California AND for equality.

Lady Gaga (@ladygaga): We stand tall today. #DomaStruckDown So many fought for so long. Be proud, the prejudice are now the minority.

Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson): Yeah, marriage equality!!!! On our way! #PeopleLikeUs #TieItUp

Lance Bass (@LanceBass): BYE BYE BYE Prop 8 and DOMA!! (Had to!) Today we celebrate this huge victory. Tomorrow, we continue the fight for the rest of the states!!

Sia Furler (@Sia): Yayayayayayayay!!! Equality!!!

Ke$ha (@keshasuxx): YES. EQUALITY. #PrideConnectsUs

Jessie Malakouti (@JessieToyBoys): LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS #downwithDOMA #equality

Nick Jonas acneNick Jonas (@nickjonas): We are all equal and have the right to love. So proud to be an American. #equality

Bonnie McKee (@BonnieMcKee): Hearing #PropHATE was overturned makes me ESPECIALLY proud 2 be a #CaliforniaGurl- hoping it’ll be ALL #AmericanGirl soon #Equality #Pride!

Blake Lewis (@BlakeLewis): Congratulations to all my friends in the #LGBT community. Today we’ve gone one step in the right direction to #EQUALITY in America. RAD NEWS

Savannah Outen (@therealsavannah): What a beautiful day!! #equality

Toby Lightman (@TobyLightman): Good job #supremecourt. It’s a great day! #equality

Hilary Duff’s Chihuahua Lola Is Dead

Hilary Duff: Lola is dead

Hilary Duff checked in with her Twitter followers (@HilaryDuff) earlier today, confirming that her beloved Chihuahua Lola is dead. Duff dealt with Lola being treated for seizures last year, taking her for treatment from a veterinarian who inserted a shunt into the dog’s skull in order to drain fluid from her brain. Hilary and her dog have been making headlines since 2005, where Duff confessed to spending $150 on a dress for the Chihuahua. Duff tweeted fans:

Guys! Thank you for all your well wishes for my beautiful Lola. It really means so much when you a hurting to know so many people care. Love you all

RIP my beautiful Lola girl. My heart is broken:( Say a prayer for my little angel

Ashley Tisdale sent a Twitter message (@AshleyTisdale) to Duff:

@HilaryDuff thinking of you and Lola, I’m so sorry.

Demi Lovato Thanks Fans For Support After Her Dad Patrick’s Death

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Demi Lovato checked in with her Twitter follwors (@ddlovato) moments ago, thanking fans for their supportive tweets in wake of news that her biological father Patrick Lovato, with whom the singer and actress had been estranged, had died over the weekend.

I feel so humbled to have had so much support from my fans, friends, family and complete strangers.. God bless you all, thank you so much

Among the stars sending Lovato supportive Twitter messages:

Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell): My thoughts are with you Demi. X

Aaron Fresh (@AaronFresh1): Stay strong DEMI….he came here on earth for a reason. His job is done, you carry on now! #Teamfresh

Jennifer Love Hewitt (@TheReal_Jlh): Sending my thoughts to Demi Lovato and her family. My condolences during this tough time.

Paulina Rubio (@paurubio): I love you lil sis my prayers are with you guys! Te amo @ddlovato sorry for your loss, I know what it feels Nothing we can say it’s enough…

Nick Jonas (@nickjonas): @ddlovato WE CAN’T STOP THE WORLD, but we can find friends we DON’T FORGET. So blessed our TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS collided. Stay strong.

Demi Lovato’s Biological Father Patrick Lovato Has Died

Demi Lovato's father Patrick Lovato has died

According to Demi Lovato’s sister Dallas, their biological father Patrick Lovato has died. Dallas Lovato told her Twitter followers (@dallaslovato) earlier today:

Rest in peace daddy I love you..

The tweet has led to “#BeliebersAreHereForYouDemi” and “#RIPPatrickLovato” to trend worldwide on the micro blogging site.

“She’s always been a star,” Patrick told ‘Inside Edition’ about his estranged daughter Demi. “I love my little daughter so much, if that’s what she wanted to do, that’s what I wanted her to do. I worried about the industry. I didn’t worry about Disney at all. I felt that her being with Disney was probably the best thing she could ever do. If you had a child, who would you want them to sign with? I mean Disney’s #1.”

Patrick told RadarOnline in 2011 that he wanted Demi to contact him as he battled cancer. “My health isn’t what it used to be and I know my daughter loves her daddy, so please call me Demi,” he pleaded at the time.

Demi said about the strained relationship with Patrick, “Sometimes there are people in your life that you have to cut out. It sucks when it’s your own father. But I know what’s best for me…I have an old soul, because I had to grow up fast, because of the public eye and because of my life experiences.”

Update: Demi’s mother Dianna De La Garza, in response to the support received on Twitter (@@DiannaDeLaGarza), wrote:

Thank you all for the outpouring of love and prayers. Y’all are amazing!

Pop Artists Mourn The Death Of James Gandolfini On Twitter

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Pop artists are reacting on Twitter to news that James Gandolfini died Wednesday (June 19) of what appears to be a heart attack. ‘The Sopranos’ star was on vacation in Rome, Italy. Among the tweets regarding the sad news:

Justin Guarini (@justin_guarini): R.I.P James Gandolfini. You’ll always be the Cappo Di Tutti Capo to me.

Elliott Yamin (@elliottyamin): Wow!…is james gandolfini REALLY gone??

Skylar Grey (@SkylarGrey): No!!!! This is so sad… RIP James Gandolfini aka Tony Soprano.

Lance Bass (@LanceBass): So so so sad about James Gandolfini – 51 is way too young.

Antonella Barba (@AntonellaBarba): so sad to lose James Gandolfini at such a young age…what a legacy he left, though!

Kat DeLuna closeupKat DeLuna (@KatDeLuna): R.I.P. James Gandolfini. Famously played the Tony Soprano on “The Sopranos”

Ashley Parker Angel (@ParkerAngel): I’m so bummed to hear about James Gandolfini passing away. He was only 51 years old. Incredible actor. My heart goes out to his family. RIP

Pia Toscano (@PiaToscano): Very sad to hear of James Gandolfini’s passing… Gone way too soon..

Eva Simons (@evasimons): R.I.P James Gandolfini aka Tony Soprano

Toby Lightman (@TobyLightman): I am in shock about James Gandolfini.. Wow.. Tony Soprano RIP..

Tyler Hilton (@TylerHilton): Farewell, Mr. Gandolfini…

LOLO (@lolomusic): Mr. Gandolfini you will be missed. Thanks for sharing your talent, you were a true #weaponforsaturday. Now let the #sopranos marathon begin.

Uh Huh Her (@UhHuhHerMusic): RIP James Gandolfini. What an amazing talent. Aye. :(

Lindsay Lohan selfieLindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan): From Lindsay: “James Gandolfini was a dear friend and a great man. My heart goes out to his family. He will be greatly missed” – team lohan

Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul): I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of James Gandolfini. I can’t believe it. He’ll be sorely missed. My condolences to his family.

Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake): Really though… This James Gandolfini passing is so sad. My heart goes out to his family in this time. RIP #takentoosoon

Brian McFadden (@BrianMcFadden): I genuinely feel a sense of loss this morning after hearing about James Gandolfini. I never even met him. RIP.

Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton): RIP James Gandolfini. A brilliant actor. Too young to pass. My prayers go out to his family and friends.

Nerina Pallot (@ladychatterley): Oh no. I can’t process the news about James Gandolfini. I feel like I have lost a friend. Tony Soprano can’t be dead, he can’t be. That’s what an amazing actor Gandolfini was. He made a fictitious character live on and on and on. He made me care about a gangster.

Pop Artists Send Out Happy Father’s Day 2013 Tweets

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Several pop artists checked in with their Twitter followers on Sunday, wishing the guys out there with children a Happy Father’s Day, with many posting photos of their own fathers. Among the tweets:

Jason Mraz (@jason_mraz): Happy Fathers Day you handsome devil.

Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus): Happy Daddy Day @billyraycyrus

Sam Sparro (@sam_sparro): Happy Fathers Day thefalsonator love you dad x

Justin Timberlake wearing a hatJustin Timberlake (@jtimberlake): Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dads out there! Put a beer in one hand and the remote in the other… Basically, what you did last Sunday.

Shakira (@shakira): Happy father’s day to all the new fathers out there! Shak

Alexz Johnson (@alexzjohnson): Happy Fathers Day to the coolest, most loving & fearless, humble man I know. Xo

Tom Fletcher (@tommcfly): Happy Fathers Day to my Dad. We went from playing guitar in the garden to playing at Wembley! Love you Dad

Tristan Prettyman (@tprettyman): Fun surf today with the coolest dude I know :) Happy Fathers Day Terrbo, You da best papa ever

Jamie Lynn Spears (@jamielynnspears): Happy Fathers Day!!!!! Andddd thanks for being an even better Paw-Paw!! Love you

Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars): Happy Fathers Day Pops. love you

Elliott Yamin (@elliottyamin): Happy Fathers Day 2 all you dads out there!!!

Blake Lewis (@BlakeLewis): Happy Fathers Day to all you dads out there. Wishing I could be with my Pops on this beautiful day.

Una Healy of The Saturdays looks concerned after breaking a bed during a photo shootUna Healy (@UnaTheSats): Happy Father’s Day @ben_foden we have missed you so much and can’t wait for tomorrow! Also to my own Daddy Healy, and all Fathers out therex

DEV (@DEVisHot): happy fathers day to all the rad dads!! have an awesome day! such a relaxing day today. happy fathers day @RikiT209 !! you’re the best!

Kevin Jonas (@kevinjonas): Happy fathers day @PapaJonas love you!

The Puppini Sisters (@Puppini_Sisters): Happy Fathers Day to all these amazing men supporting and standing behind their ladies!! King for a day! xxx