Demi Lovato is out with a music video for her single ‘Really Don’t Care’, featuring Cher Lloyd. The footage is taken from the Pride parade in Los Angeles in June. The track is off the American pop singer’s fourth studio album ‘Demi’, out now on Hollywood Records. Watch the Ryan Pallotta directed clip via YouTube below.
Demi Lovato checked in with her Twitter followers (@ddlovato) on Tuesday (April 15), responding to some haters, including a Lana Del Rey fan and anonymous troll who called the singer and actress a “fatty”. Demi suggested to followers that they respond to negativity with positivity, writing:
Dear haters, you don’t have to like me cause I love you. Everyone’s equal, everyone has a soul and everyone deserves to be loved ??
Dear Lovatics, for every hater tweet – don’t respond with hate but love and positivity.. Try love instead of combat
Demi Lovato is out with behind the scenes footage from the shooting of her ‘Neon Lights’ music video, featuring commentary from makeup artist Jill Powell, though no words from Demi herself.
“The concept and treatment for the video was actually Demi’s idea,” Powell explained. “I was with her one day when she all of the sudden said, ‘I know what I want to do with my ‘Neon Lights’ video’, and started pulling up images and we were looking through them together and that’s when the excitement really started, so when we were on set today and doing the makeup, it was just so much fun. It’s kind of a club/party atmosphere. It was just really a cool vibe.”
Watch it via YouTube below.
Demi Lovato is out with the music video to her latest single ‘Neon Lights’, the third release off the American pop singer’s self-titled fourth studio album ‘Demi’, out now on Hollywood Records. The Ryan Pallotta directed video features plenty of neon.
Producer Ryan Tedder spoke with the UK’s Capital FM about the song and the vocals delivered by the singer and actress. “She came in and just ripped it,” Tedder said. “She in pop music has one of the biggest ranges, possibly the highest full voice singer I’ve ever worked with. She can belt full voice like three octaves above middle C, it’s just crazy, and with complete power and complete control. At the beginning she’s singing the lowest note she’s ever done and by the end she’s going as high as she’s ever gone.”
Watch it via YouTube below.
Demi Lovato reacted strongly on Twitter (@ddlovato) to the Lady Gaga performance at SXSW on Thursday night at Stubb’s BBQ, where the singer was vomited on by friend and “vomit painter” Millie Brown, who drank a bottle of neon green liquid before forcing herself to throw up on the Gaga while she played drums. Demi interpreted the stunt in poor taste in regards to eating disorders, writing on the micro blogging site:
Sad… As if we didn’t have enough people glamorizing eat disorders already. Bottom line, it’s not “cool” or “artsy” at all.
Would you let someone bring a needle and shoot up on you? Addiction is addiction.
It’s not “shade” and it’s not “hate”. But someone has to come forward and say it and I’ll take the heat for it.
@ladygaga you’re SO talented, if not one of the most talented in our industry PERIOD. Dope is INCREDIBLE.. but you don’t have to do that
So it’s cool if I do a speech about self-harm and then proceed to watch someone cut themselves on my stage? No. That doesn’t make it OKAY RT @kingsleyyy: @ddlovato Gaga herself struggled with an eating disorder. She gave a moving speech BEFORE her performance & I highly doubt her intention
Putting the word ART in it isn’t a free card to do whatever you want without consequences. RT @kingsleyyy: @ddlovato That wasn’t the POINT! The girl was an ARTIST
That’s an ignorant thing to say and you clearly don’t know anything about mental illnesses or addiction. RT @kingsleyyy: @ddlovato And you know comparing self-harm to this situation doesn’t even make sense. Accusing someone of “glamorizing” something they struggled with is WRONG.
Activists don’t shut up. If no one raises their voice, how are we supposed to be heard?
Watch the vomiting incident below.
Demi Lovato checked in with her Twitter followers (@ddlovato) earlier today, reacting to news that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment this morning of an apparent drug overdose, leaving behind a son and two daughters, with his partner, costume designer Mimi O’Donnell. Hoffman was 46. Demi, who has battled substance abuse herself, writes:
I wish more people would lose the stigma and treat addiction as the deadly and serious DISEASE that it is. Drugs are not something to glamorize in pop music or film to portray as harmless recreational fun. It’s not cute, “cool” or admire able. It’s very rare when people can actually predict their addiction and even then, you never know when too much is going to take their life or take a bad batch of whatever it is their using. It’s time people start really taking action on changing what we’re actually singing/rapping about these days because you never know if you could be glamorizing a certain drug to a first time user or alcoholic who could possibly end up dead because they end up suffering from the same deadly disease so many have already died from. This stuff is not something to mess with. Why risk it? Addiction IS a disease. Please spread the word so we can take the taboo out of discussing this illness and raising awareness to people of all ages. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.. An INCREDIBLE artist who lost his life to this horrible disease.. May you rest peacefully and in complete serenity now that your pain is gone. God Bless..
Demi also fired back at a Twitter critic of her words, writing:
If ONLY it were that simple. You clearly have never lost anyone to drugs or alcohol and OBVIOUSLY are not educated enough to fully understand the seriousness of this MENTAL ILLNESS. RT @M_Franchello89: @ddlovato then you’re a fu**ing idiot and you deserve what ever happens to you.
Demi Lovato is out with a new commercial for 1-day Acuvue Moist contact lenses, where the singer and actress talks about choosing contacts over eyeglasses.
“I always dreamed that one day I’d inspire others with my music, but I never felt like myself in glasses,” Demi says to begin the commercial. “With 1-day Acuvue Moist brand contact lenses, I get a fresh new pair everyday. They help give me the confidence to look and perform my best so I can go after my dreams. Not one day, but today.”
Watch the ad via YouTube below.
Several pop artists are remembering the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States on Twitter, including Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and many more. Among the tweets:
LOLO (@lolomusic): We will never forget those we lost. Can’t believe it’ll be 12 years tomorrow. #911 #NYstrong… instagram.com/p/eGX9u9E4zC/
Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow): Never forget those whose lives perished on 9/11. God bless our country.
Jonas Brothers (@JonasBrothers): Never forget. 9/11.
Jennifer Lopez (@JLo): 9/11 reminds us to always LOVE and be thankful!! Never forget!! pic.twitter.com/i0fmkbKjVp
Lady Gaga (@ladygaga): 12 years ago today Sept 11th. We Will Never Forget. Still remember the smoke in the sky. Saying lots of prayers for families who lost lives.
Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): #NineEleven We will never forget.
Jessica Sutta (@IamJessicaSutta): Today we honor all of those that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. We will NEVER forget. #September11 ow.ly/i/37K7r
Jessica Sutta (@IamJessicaSutta): Let us never forget ..?My prayers and thoughts go out to all the families, angels and heroes. instagram.com/p/eIOXpGngSV/
Pia Toscano (@PiaToscano): I remember 9/11 like it was yesterday.. Always a very sad day. Never Forget. #911 #neverforget instagram.com/p/eIFUaCL8es/
Savannah Outen (@therealsavannah): 9/11 – We will never forget. My thoughts are with the friends & families who lost their loved ones. Honoring and remembering today.
Aly & AJ Michalka (@78Violet): We will never forget today…praying for NY…
Elliott Yamin (@elliottyamin): Thinkin bout all of the 9/11 victims and there families at this moment
Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who suffered a loss 12 years ago today & all our heroes. We must never forget! #Remembering911
Sandi Thom (@Sandi_Thom): Always remembered, never forgotten! 9/11 #september11 youtube.com/watch?v=5JLh2Tdcrio
Toby Lightman (@TobyLightman): We then went to a local bar who was cleaning and finally saw what happened. Our hearts dropped. #wherewereyou #alwaysremember #9/11
Debbie Gibson (@DebbieGibson): Love and peace be with us all on 9/11!
Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae): Sending love. Remembering 9/11.
Marie Digby (@mariedigby): 12 years ago today on 9/11, I was a freshman in college. It’s been a long time but it feels like yesterday.I’ll #neverforget that tragic day
Demi Lovato (@ddlovato): My prayers are with the friends and families who lost loved ones on this day 12 years ago… #9/11 #NeverForget
Katharine McPhee (@katharinemcphee): #NeverForget #9/11
Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles): Love and prayers to anyone affected by 9/11. We will never forget.
Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey): Listening to #OneSweetDay in honor of those lost on 9/11/01 w/ deepest sympathy for their loved ones as we ALL continue to heal #Remember911
Nicole Scherzinger (@NicoleScherzy): My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims of 9/11. #alwaysremember
Blake Lewis (@BlakeLewis): Everyone knows where they were when 9/11 happened. Today is another reminder that we need to live each day to the fullest with love in our hearts and let the people in our lives know we appreciate them. My thoughts and prayers go to the many people who lost their loved ones on this tragic day. Always remember. #love #unity #peace
Avery (@AVERYofficial): take a moment to remember all the lives that were lost on this day, and all the heroes that gave their lives….9/11 #neverforget
Nick Jonas (@nickjonas): We all remember where we were on 9/11, and the impact it had on so many lives. #NeverForget #GodBlessAmerica
Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale): This day will always be heavy on my heart #9/11 #neverforget pic.twitter.com/Ge08Anoxm2
Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus): Do a good deed today in observance of @911day. Make your pledge at 911day.org . #911day
Several pop artists reacted with shock and sadness over the death of Texas based syndicated radio host David “Kidd” Kraddick, who died at a charity golf tournament in New Orleans. The DJ, whose Kidd Kraddick in the Morning show aired in nearly 100 cities, was 53. Cause of death was a cardiac related, according to a preliminary autopsy report. Among the messages posted at Twitter:
Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone): Just heard the worst news that @KiddKraddick past away… I used to listen to his morning show every morning on the way to school… May he rest in peace and never be forgotten. You’re the man @KiddKraddick always and forever.
Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson): Oh man, I just heard Kidd Kraddick died! He’s my childhood DJ. What a sad day. His poor family. He was always nice to me from the beginning.
Ryan Cabrera (@RyanCabrera): Kidd, I will always remember you and just smile…untill we meet again my friend…
Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles): Absolutely devastated to hear about the sad passing of Kidd Kraddick. He was always so nice and will be incredibly missed. Lovely man. RIP.
BC Jean (@BCJean): I’m so sad & devastated to hear about the death of @KiddKraddick I had the pleasure of knowing & loving him. My heart is hurting! RIP Kidd
Papa Jonas (@PapaJonas): I am truly sad right now. RIP Kidd Kraddick
Nick Jonas (@nickjonas): Really hope this is not true about Kidd Kraddick. You will be missed.
Joe Jonas (@joejonas): The sad sad news about Kidd Kraddick is shocking. He will be missed greatly.
Backstreet Boys (@backstreetboys): Our thoughts & prayers go out to Kidd Kraddick, his friends, & family. He Made huge contributions to the industry & his legend will live on!
Gavin DeGraw (@GavinDeGraw): Just heard the news about Kidd Kraddick. I’m crushed. My prayers go out to his family & all who knew and loved him. Great human being.
Jason Castro (@jasoncastro): So sad to hear that Kidd Kraddick has passed away! He was a kind and generous man to all.
Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest): So sad hearing about my radio brother Kid Kraddick. One of a kind and one of the best at what he did every morning. U will be missed Kidd
Elliott Yamin (@elliottyamin): I just heard the passing news of Kid Kraddick,and my heart sunk!…he was instrumental in breakin “Wait 4u”, and was always so supportive & should b considered a huge loss the the radio world…I am forever grateful, and so honored to have gotten to him Kidd over the years!
Secondhand Serenade (@secondhandjohn): My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of David Cradick (Kidd Kraddick). The impact he has made will never be forgotten.
Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran): Completely speechless. Rest in peace Kidd.
Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks): I’m gonna miss you Kidd. :(
Rebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack): no way… RIP Kidd Kraddick. a good soul gone way too soon…..
Demi Lovato (@ddlovato): #RIPKiddKraddick.. Grew up with you always on my radio.. Had the pleasure of meeting you back when I was 9 at a showcase where even way back then, you believed in my talent. Dallas, TX lost a hero tonight and my heart is broken for the KISS FM family. You’re already missed Kidd.. Also, praying for Kidd’s family and friends.. Was a pleasure knowing you for so many years.. #WeLoveYouKidd Life is so short.. Spend it doing the things that you love, with the people you love..
Cody Simpson (@CodySimpson): devastated hearing the news about @KiddKraddick today. such a cool bloke. saw him not too long ago in Dallas. you’ll be dearly missed pal
Nick Lachey (@NickLachey): Just heard the news about the passing of Kid Kraddick…..so sad. He was truly one of the good guys in radio, a class act! #RIP
Hanson (@hansonmusic): We’re in total shock at the terrible news of the sudden passing of our friend. @KiddKraddick. A sad sad day. #ripkiddkraddick
Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): So sad 2 hear about 1 of my fave radio hosts, Kidd Kraddick passing. I did 1 of my fave interviews ever w/ him: http://youtu.be/7_Ei8pyY4VQ #RIP
Michelle Branch (@michellebranch): Just heard that @KiddKraddick passed away. He played me on his morning show when I was unknown. Big bummer. It always happen in 3’s :( #RIP
Orianthi (@orianthi): RIP @KiddKraddick
Matt Nathanson (@mattnathanson): woke up to news about the passing of @KiddKraddick that man had a HUGE heart and was a very sweet & kind human. he will be missed.
Karmin (@karminmusic): Lost one of our favorite people on the planet, @KiddKraddick – can’t believe you’re gone buddy. RIP
Demi Lovato performed songs from her latest album ‘Demi’, in a live concert from Greystone Manor in Hollywood. The singer and actress also discussed songwriting, collaborations, and her album in an interview on Walmart Soundcheck.
On her album ‘Demi’, she said, “It’s just a representation of who I am and where I am today and the music I wanted to create for a long time, and I finally got the courage to do so. It kind of goes back to the roots of my first two albums and it’s different because I’m also speaking about some pretty heavy issues and opening up a lot.”
Explaining how she creates her music, Demi said, “My writing process is going into the studio and either having something to say and telling who I’m writing with, ‘Hey, this is what I want to write about. I have to get this off my chest.’ That’s kind of how we start the song, and also trying to personalize it as much as possible.”
Watch the interview, performances of ‘Skyscraper’, ‘Heart Attack’, ‘Give Your Heart a Break’ and ‘Love Like a Star’ at soundcheck.walmart.com/demi-lovato. Check out additional pictures from the appearance after the cut. (more…)