Demi Lovato checked in with her Twitter followers (@ddlovato) after it was announced she’s not returning her role in the Disney channel series ‘Sonny with a Chance’ after taking time off from the show to deal with her emotional and physical issues. Instead, the 18-year-old will focus on her music career. The decision got a message of support on Twitter from her ‘Sonny’ co-star Tiffany Thornton. Disney says ‘Sonny’ will continue airing as a spinoff titled ‘So Random’, with the original show’s cast, guest stars and musical acts.
Demi and Tiffany write:
Demi: Thank you all so much for your support with the decisions I’ve decided to make with my career.. I love you guys.
Tiffany: We are all sad that Demi is no longer on the show and will miss her tons. We are, however, fortunate to still be working! And are…
Tiffany: super excited for y’all to see the new format of So Random. We hope y’all like it! We love you @ddlovato and can’t wait to hear your next album
Tiffany: Also, may I just say, @ddlovato I couldn’t be more proud of the woman you’ve become these past 6 months and I look forward to …
Tiffany: seeing the blessings God will pour out on your life and the many ways He will use you to help others. Love you @ddlovato
Demi: @therealTiffany I love you so much T. and I miss ALL of you.. But I’m especially thankful God gave me our everlasting friendship.. Love you!
Demi: Sonny was a chapter in my life I will be forever grateful for.. Thank you all for watching.. Can’t wait to see the new format for So Random!
Demi Lovato checked in with her Twitter followers (@ddlovato) with a book recommendation, the Cupcake Brown memoir ‘A Piece of Cake’. The 18-year-old writes:
Home sweet home.. Finished a book called “Piece of Cake” on the plane. Unbelievable… I’m absolutely floored. Cupcake Brown is my hero.
Pretty heavy stuff.. Wouldn’t recommend it to young readers but to girls my age and older, check it out.. It’s one of those stories that
makes you believe that ANYTHING is possible..
Definitely don’t pick it up unless you’re over 18.. It’s just honestly such an inspirational story that every adult should hear.
What is YOUR favorite book? :)
Robin Roberts of ‘Good Morning America’ and Demi Lovato exchanged messages on Twitter after Robin interviewd the 18-year-old about her recent time away seeking treatment for what she described as “the darkest time of my life”. They write:
Robin: I told you that you guys would be the first to know… Demi Lovato interview with air on GMA and 20/20 on Friday April 22. More details to come.
Robin: @xoamandaa1219 Demi Lovato interview will not be the same on both GMA and 20/20. The latter will be more in-depth. She had so much to share.
Robin: @ddlovato was incredibly open. Didn’t hold back at all, wants her story to help others. It will!
Demi: @RobinRoberts thank you SO much.. You were SO amazing to work with. I was honored to have you interview me, and still am! :)
Demi: 10 days until my GMA and 20/20 interview.. The 20/20 one will be more in depth.. I’m so excited to REALLY share my story with you all..
Demi Lovato and Timbaland exchanged messages on Twitter after the pair were connected for a collaboration Tim’s younger brother Sebastian. The pair write:
Timbaland: yo @ddlovato I’ll let my brother @darealsebastian tell you when on Monday
Timbaland: @ddlovato I’m going to holla at John to figure it out
Demi: @Timbaland007 cannot wait!!!
Demi: @Timbaland007 for real though… Are you ready?! I don’t know about you but I believe magic is gonna come out of this collaboration..
Timbaland: Girl you know I’m born ready
Demi: @Timbaland007 I was ready before I was born!!
Timbaland: @ddlovato I ain’t Timbo the king for nothin’ ha
Demi Lovato is reacting to news of a school shooting in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Realengo that left at least 11 students dead and at least 17 more students injured on Thursday. The ‘Sonny with a Chance’ star, active in anti-bullying efforts, told her Twitter followers (@ddlovato):
Brazil… I just heard what happened today.. There are no words to express how sorry I am for this horrible tragedy.. Please #StayStrong
Fans of Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez who were dismayed about the Disney stars having a falling out last year got a surprise tonight after Selena posted a photo of the pair on a night out. The ‘Sonny with a Chance’ star tells her Twitter followers (@ddlovato):
Fun dinner with @selenagomez plixi.com/p/86928158 :)
Earlier, Demi retweeted messages from fans who took inspiration from her “stay strong” wrist tattoos, writing the same message on their wrists. She writes:
That’s what the “stay strong” tattoos are for. To remind me and all my fans that no matter WHAT you go through, things can get better..
No matter how hard life may get sometimes, if you #StayStrong you WILL conquer!!!
Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez broke the ice on Twitter since the former best friends had a rather public falling out and Demi’s absence from the micro blogging service the last several months, as Demi sought help for her issues. Demi wrote on her Twitter account (@ddlovato) a reference to a song the two performed on the Disney Channel movie ‘Princess Protection Program’ called ‘One and the Same’:
@selenagomez I miss you because apparently we’re one in the same..!!!
Prompting Selena to respond:
@ddlovato hahaha flashback!! Oh, good times
Demi Lovato showed off her tattoos in a new video at Cambio, which she had done in honor of her fans while she was away seeking treatment. “The journey that I went through and the support of my fans was so meaningful to me, that I wanted to thank my fans in a way that I know can never be forgotten,” Demi explained about her Stay Strong heart tattoos. “I wanted to show you guys that I will never forget the support that you guys gave me and I will look at it every day and remember you guys be completely thankful for you.” Watch the message below.
Demi Lovato sent out a video message to her fans at Cambio.com. The 18-year-old, who has been away from the public eye since November seeking medical treatment for “emotional and physical issues” thanked the fans for their support during what she calls “probably the darkest time in my life” and how she was excited to get back to work.
“The journey that I’ve been on has been very, very difficult over the past few months. I was dealing with issues I know not only girls just my age but of all ages are dealing with,” Demi said in the video. “People that are probably watching this video now are dealing with the issues that I had to. I hope to one day raise awareness of everything so that I can help people too, just like you guys helped me through this rough time.”
Watch it below.
Variety is reporting that the creators of ‘Sonny with a Chance’ are reworking the Disney Channel series to give its star Demi Lovato time to seek treatment for her emotional and physical issues, while still being able to begin filming the new season in January if she’s unavailable. The show’s writers will focus on ‘Sonny with a Chance’s show-within-the-show ‘So Random!’, according to a Disney Channel spokeswoman. Producers are going to feature guest stars, musical performers and digital shorts to ‘So Random!’.