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Demi Lovato, Rehab And All The Rumours In The World

It’s a Disney scene gone horribly wrong…

Word’s been out and about that Demi Lovato left her tour with the Jo Bros to check into a medical treatment facility.

What landed her here?

It’s a little more complicate than just Ashley Greene (Joe Jonas’ new girlfriend) tagging along everywhere they went.

In fact, it’s so complicated, due to the fifty-million different takes on what it is that caused her emotional breakdown. We’ve heard it all, from drug use to her secret boyfriend’s death.

So here it is:

Who wouldn’t find it hard to be touring with an ex his new girlfriend? But some of the gossip that’s surfaced is totally untrue, like the Jo Bros’ father telling Demi Lovato she was ‘going home’. That was a decision the 18 year old starlet made herself, ie nobody kicked her off or anything like that. And of course, there were other rumours that she made verbal threats toward Ashley Greene, which are also untrue. So now that we have those sorted, let’s move on…

Rumours are also going around that Demi was sniffing cocaine at some party in North Richland Hills, Texas. I am very, very skeptical about that as they have no evidence whatsoever to back that up. So I’m gonna say this is just that and nothing more-a rumour.

By the way, her publicist’s statement;  the statement read. goes to show, she’s not doing drugs. And I definitely think she is responsible for getting the help she needed, so people really need to stop getting a horse up their butts about it.

Demi’s been dealing with ’emotional and physical issues’, according to her publicist, for a while now. She posted a letter on the PACER’s Teens Against Bullying website last month, “.  A source reveals that Demi has “fought through eating disorders and has struggled with cutting.” and she is “taking control by seeking help”.  She has dealt with body image issues and bullying and in her own words, she “came out a stronger person”… but we can’t be strong forever. And the gossip sites aren’t really helping the cause either; she Tweeted, on October 19, 

Then came the latest rumour: the death of Demi’s secret boyfriend and aspiring musician, David Osborne. The 21-year-old Texan musician died in an accident while riding on a rubber tube down the Brazos River in July earlier this year. They met last December at a party and God, could it not be that they were JUST good friends? Is it necessary to hook EVERYONE up? Well, rumours are that they were dating and his death left Demi in shock. Wouldn’t it leave anyone in shock, even if they weren’t dating? Although this could be a contributing factor, as many bits and pieces were revealed; including an update on Demi’s Twitter page at the time (which has now been shut down) “Can’t wait to see you again in heaven… Texas isn’t the same without you… RIP Dave Osborn.” and a statement from Patrick Lovato, Demi’s dad, “She was really heartbroken. She was really in love with the guy. Bless her heart. She’s always been an honest person, what can I say?”
That’s quite true, she’s been the most honest out of most of the celebs you see.

And yeah, there was that point where she completely lost her bat with a dancer on tour at the Peru Airport (where Greene was present, but like we clarified she had nothing to do with it), which was the last straw for her. But obviously that wasn’t the reason she decided to go to rehab… And while people go on about this, they seem to completely forget that she’s only human-moreover, she’s 18, her whole life is under public scrutiny and if I was in her place, I would have snapped a Hell of a long time ago. She’s an over-worked teen. Get over it. Everybody has their bad days, you’d think we’d be human enough to grant her a few?

I guess asking for the help is the hardest part and she’s overcome that. I think if she’s asked for help, then she’s on a good road to recovery. Plus, she’s serving as a positive role model for struggling teens, possibly encouraging them to ask for help too.

Well, whatever it is, we wish her all the best. 🙂







Demi Cutting Herself…Again?

Pictures have been surfacing of Demi Lovato, the sixteen-year-old singer and actress currently touring with American Idol 2008 runner-up David Archuleta, showing her with what appear to be wounds on her wrist similar to cutting scars. Is the starlet harming herself?

This isn’t the first time that Lovato has had to fight these rumors. Following her appearance at Miley Cyrus’s birthday party last fall, pictures showed Lovato with red marks on her wrist that made it look as though she had been self-mutilating. A representative for Lovato said, “Demi was wearing gummy bracelets just prior to her appearance on the red carpet and, because of how tight they were, they left indentations on her wrist.”

Just my personal opinion here so correct me if I’m wrong, but if they really were ‘indentations’ from ‘gummy bracelets’ then wouldn’t they go all the way around the wrist? In the pictures below, it’s hard to believe they are marks from super-tight bracelets. And considering it’s happened more than once I’m going to be bold here and put myself with the people who believe she is cutting herself.Oct 15 Mileys b-day party

Like Miley, Demi is a role model to a lot of young fans and if she really is cutting herself (one thing to understand here is that no one really  knows for sure-there are a lot of ifs here) then it’s best for her to get some help. It’s something many teenagers do to release stress and you don’t have to be an emo to be cutting yourself (that’s such a common stereotype). But let’s keep in mind that a starlet like herself is under a lot of pressure and stress. Just because she’s rich and popular does not mean she has no personal problems in her life. Forget her personal life, but just the pressure of being the most popular in the Disney world is enough to cause depression. Let’s not forget that she is human too and people make mistakes and they have different ways of dealing with them and I’m not trying to say it’s okay for people to harm themselves, I’m just saying that if that’s the way Demi decided to deal with her problems then that’s her choice. I think we can all grant her that much freedom and privacy.


Rumour Has It: Some widely believed rumours-BUSTED!

Heard about the one about ATM envelopes poisoned with cyanide? How about the one about the Hawaiian tourists who have taken rocks or sand from the island, and angered the goddess of fire and volcanoes, Pele, and have been followed by bad luck since? Or perhaps you’re more familiar with the one about Donald Duck being banned from Finland because he didn’t wear pants?

Well, two of them are false, and one of them is supposedly true. So here I go busting these urban legends…

The rumour goes something like this; a customer died after licking an envelope at a teller machine to make a deposit, and according to the police, Dr. Elliot at the Women’s College Hospital found traces of cyanide in the lady’s mouth and digestive system. Police traced the poison to the glue on the envelope she deposited that day, and upon further inspection, found six more. The poison was mixed with the glue and was colourless and odourless. They suspected some sicko was targeting a particular bank and had been putting these envelopes beside machines at different locations. It was sent by Kimberly Clarkson from the Crime Unit, Department for Public Health. It even gave a number-416 563 9905.
This warning begin circulating on the internet in 1999 (and I thought chain-mails were the invention of some new generation nincompoop…turns out not, maybe like it’s an old family tradition or something?). There was no such death and there were definitely no such envelopes. When asked about the emailed warning, Women’s Health and Sciences Centre said it is not connected with the note, and they don’t even have a Dr. Elliot on their staff. And that’s not all, Kathleen Harte, manager of communications for Toronto Public Health claimed that, ” It’s a hoax. We have no such person on staff. The Public Health Department doesn’t have a crime unit. There is no death to our knowledge that occurred. If somebody had died of cyanide poisoning we would have heard about this.” Well, all I have to say to that is, if you’re going to make up a scarelore, at least do some research first!

This one, is said to be true. It’s a Hawaiian legend-anyone that removes a piece of rock from the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park will incur the wrath of the Goddess Pele. Terrible curses will follow those that do prompting them to soon abandon the rock(s) in the interest of self preservation.

Now, although I am slightly skeptical of this, I certainly do find it very interesting. Can a souvenir, pocketed with no immoral intention result in a horrible series of unforgiving tragedies? Well, thousands have come  to believe that yes, they can.

Why it all happens? Well, legends say that Pele, the Goddess of fire and volcanoes is angered when the rocks (which she sees as her children) are taken from her that she puts a terrible curse on the thief, as a way to get even. She is especially protective of volcanic rock and sand, two of the items tourists thoughtlessly purloin as a token of their holiday.

To prove that I’m not just spinning this out of thin air for my amusement, I have proof from a reliable source (snopes.com) about this. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and numerous other hotels are flooded with packages containing sand, shells and rocks from guilt-ridden vacationers who attempt at breaking the sudden downpour of bad luck and disasters that have ensued them. Some of these packages are accompanied by notes begging for forgiveness and mercy of the goddess as such;

Please take this sand and put it back somewhere on you island. I have had very bad luck since it came into my life and I am very sorry I took it. Please forgive me and I pray that once I send it back where it comes from, my bad luck will go away.

Please return to soil. I have been having bad luck.

Ever since we have taken items, we have had nothing but bad luck and medical problems. We apologize for taking items, so we are returning them to Hawaii.

We placed the rock last fall on a cast iron chair in our garden, this spring the chair’s leg had fallen off. This is the least of the problems we have had since we have taken the rock.

Pele’s professed jinx is not of the mild kind either. Those allegedly afflicted by it have had grievous things occur; pets have died, jobs have been lost, houses burnt down, sudden deaths and illnesses striking loved ones, marriages broken…scary huh?
What comes to mind after researching and writing up this report? Unfortunate things happening right after you pick up a rock from a Hawaiian volcano-sheer co-incidence topped by desperate and superstitious attempts at trying to turn their ‘bad luck’ around or Goddess Pele’s jinx? Personally, I’m not so sure that I’m one of the thousands who believe this curse to be real.

Donald Duck was once banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants. And also because he cavorted with an unmarried female duck. That’s one we frivolously love to believe. And I hate to break it to you, but it’s nothing more than a speculation-and it gets slightly political, too as I discovered.
This myth begins in 1977, when Helsinki found itself in a bit of a financial tight spot. This lead to Mr Markku Holopainen, a local Liberal Party rep, proposing a meeting of the board of youth affairs. There, he suggested they stop purchasing Donald Duck comics for youth centres. A year later, while Holopainen was in the midst of an election campaign for a seat in the Finnish parliament, information was leaked to the press that he was responsible for the ‘ban of Donald Duck from Helsinki’ (now I wonder who told…). The chairman of the board failed to defend Holopainen (not surprised-he was a candidate himself). Holopainen made a futile attempt at explaining that the decision to discontinue the purchase of the comics was solely due to monetary reasons and was made concordantly. Holopainen failed to convince the press and lost the election to the board chairman (hmmm…see what I mean about it being just a teensy bit political?).
When a similar incident had taken place in the town of Kemi, Finland, the international press had mirthfully exaggerated the story with headlines such as, ‘Finland bans Donald’ and ‘Donald Vanishes from Libraries,’ reporting that Donald was expelled due to concerns over his lack of pants (it’s funny, really, what the media assumes and what we are prepared to believe) and questions about his marital status (he’s a duck for Gods’ sake, not to mention a cartoon!). As the foreign news filtered to Finland, the local tabloids didn’t attempt to verify the story-instead they just ran articles on the reaction it was receiving abroad. ‘Donald Not Married; Politicians Outraged!’ and ‘Donald, Where Are Your Trousers’ were also among the headlines in papers overseas, Finns were told.
But the hullabaloo was gone as instantly as it came. Disney cartoons became more popular on Finnish television, leading the more cynical to wonder if this had been a publicity stunt by Disney. If it was, you have to give it to them, it was pretty guileful and quirky.
The whole no pants business turned out rather political and unethical than you would assume.

Tell us what you think about these legends and rumours. Have you heard of the cyanide envelopes? Do you believe in the curse of Hawaiian Goddess Pele? What about Donald Duck? 😀 So feel free to drop a comment on this because we’d love to hear some different opinions on this topic. Urban legends, myths and rumours-there’s some pretty interesting stuff that you can uncover if you just do a little bit of research. And if you’ve heard a few other rumours you’re wondering about, feel free to let me know and I’ll try to dig it up!!


Trace Cyrus and Demi Lovato?

I don’t know what to think here. The other day, on the Erin Simpson show (okay, i don’t watch it but my sis does and i was in the kitchen making something (something i rarely do, really) and i hear Erin saying, Demi Lovato and Trace Cyrus are dating! And i’m like what the hell? TRACE CYRUS???? DEMI LOVATO???? It’s the Jonas Brothers getting married thing all over again (posted below!), it was unbelievable. The first thing that obviously comes in to mind is the disbelief i felt and then i realized, TRACE CYRUS??? DEMI LOVATO??? okay, i know, same thing, lol. It’s just…i don’t know if it’s a bad thing but i assumed it was just a bit weird and completely out of the blue. I mean, this is a Disney actress, known for her squeaky clean image and there to entertain tweens and children, going out with Trace, who’s all tattoos and piercings. I was expecting something like Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato or something…

okay, i’m totally not trying to offend them (because i think i’ve done enough offending for the week with the Disney thing) but i just can’t believe it. Maybe it’s a good thing, maybe they do go together…but i just have a hard time grasping it. Who am i to judge, though? i’m just a bored teenager, writing away on a laptop…if they wanted to they could go out…

And, after the initial shock, i remembered that Trace Cyrus was actually Miley Cyrus’s bro (okay, i know, that was so late remembering since that’s so obvious but all this shock and realization did happen in, like, five seconds). Anyway, that remembrance just brought up a Q…would Miley be okay with this? (if this actually is totally true because as we all know people tend to make up huge rumours but they have been, apparently, flirting a lot on Tweeters…) As we all know, Miley is a bit of drama queen, so, if she finds out, what will she say? Added to the whole older brother thing, if i’m not incorrect and totally out of order here, i think there was this little fight/feud/YouTube thing with Miley and Demi and Selena. So, i don’t know if that will influence Miley’s reaction but i think the feud thing was pretty huge…

Now, Demi Lovato’s been denying that she is going out (if they are) with Trace. She claims that they are only “really good friends”. But they’ve been flirting and acting more than just really good friends on Tweeters, apparently. So i can’t be sure of what’s going on. I mostly put up this post to tell you guys about my weird and random reaction.

Also, Demi’s 16 and Trace’s 20 and i think, maybe, he’s a little too old for her…

Maybe they could have something or all the internet rumours are just rumours. Only time will tell, really. And, again, i hope i’m not offending anyone (like a Demi/Trace fan or Disney fan) and i’m only just posting what my reaction was.

So, leave comments on what you think on this post (is it offending, completely stupid or do i atually have a point?) and don’t forget to check out the rest of the blog entries!!


The Thing about Hannah Montanna…

Look, we’re not trying to have a diss Disney session here or whatever, but just elaborating a bit on what Hafsa said about Disney stars and Hannah Montanna…
WARNING: If you are a Hannah Montanna/Miley Cyrus fan, i’d suggest you don’t read on.
And if you have decided to, let me just say this: I don’t mean to be rude and i’m not taking out some sort of personal revenge/grudge or anything, but i’m just saying it the way i see it. And the way i see it and have put it is slightly obnoxious, and i totally accept that.
With great power, comes great responsibility. And this applies also to fame… and especially to Miley Cyrus. Here’s why:
She has a lot of young fans, and i’m talking like five year olds, and she’s supposedly a role model to them. Well, i wouldn’t want my five year old sister or cousin to be looking up to someone who has scandals as often as she releases songs. So, maybe some of the scandals weren’t so much in her control (i’m not so convinced) but what really irritates me is her attitude. In life you don’t get everything you want so what makes her so different from the rest of us, lesser beings? (OK i know i’m starting to sound the slightest bit stingy and abhorrent) Her little episode with Radiohead, is what i’m talking about. For those of you who don’t know about this (i’m surprised, she pretty much ADVERTISED it internationally) here’s how the story goes; she was at the Grammy’s and Thom Yorke was four dressing rooms away from her so she asked her people to talk to Radiohead’s people and arrange a meeting. Their response? “We don’t really do that” and what does Miss The-World-Revolves-Around-Me do? She cries and throws this amazingly huge tantrum, because Radiohead refused to meet her. She even threatened to RUIN THEM. And who knew, Miley LOVES Radiohead, they’re her “rock god” and the only person she would “cry over”. If she really loved them as much as she claims to, she would know that Thom Yorke is really shy and reclusive and hanging out with a clingy, star-struck teenager at the Grammy’s, hours before his show was not on his bucket list.

And just so i don’t sound too cynical, she can make some nice music (but her music is NOT rock and she is NOT a rock star and neither are the Jo Bros) and as embarrassing as it is, i used to watch Hannah Montanna as a kid and liked it (i’m over it now, thankfully), but like i said, i’m not a big fan and the fact that she acts like she’s superior to everybody else doesn’t help the cause.


The Disney Problem

 okay, this maybe completely random but this is what happened to me and what i realized…

okay, so, in some random show i was watching on Friday, some random girl was saying that Kevin Jonas was gonna get married! And i was like, what the hell?  See…this is what i’ve found on the net about the oldest Jonas bro…

One Jonas off the market

People magazine had the scoop: Kevin Jonas popped the question to girlfriend Danielle Deleasa early Wednesday morning in New Jersey.

And she said yes. (Smart girl.)

“She said ‘yes, yes, yes’ like 500 times super fast in a row,” the oldest of the Jonas Brothers told People.

Jonas, 21, and Deleasa, 22, met in May 2007 while vacationing with their families in the Bahamas.

He proposed after arriving in New Jersey on an overnight flight from a concert in Vancouver.

“It was tough performing last night, knowing that I was going to ask the biggest question in my life to the most amazing girl in the world,” he told People.

They haven’t set a wedding date yet.”

So he’s only 21 and planning to tie the knot. Personally, i’m not that in to the Jonas Bros. But this really caught my attention. And this leads to why i’m telling you guys this and why this post is just so random…

okay, so the Jonas Brothers are coated with Disney. I have nothing against old man Walt Disney or his production but me and most of the world knows that Disney produces a whole lot of stuff thats for the kids and the tweens. Being 15, Disney is a little too young for me. So, Kevin Jonas, a total Disney dude, getting married just seemed soo….i don’t know, weird to me. No offence to him, but i can never see him as a old- enough-to-get-married-guyDisney and i find it hard to actually grasp that he could be getting married anytime soon. It’s so weird, its like finding out a five year old’s getting married. I’m sorry, Kevin, i have nothing against you but i just can’t grasp that you are engaged and probably be married so soon! In any case, hope he has a really good life with her. btw, i found it totally cool that he chose a non-famous person as his fiance’/girlfriend cuz not many stars do that.

Anyway, something added to this, its not just Kevin Jonas that i find hard to grasp as a grown 21 year old. You guys know Demi Lovata, yeah, she made this video called Don’t Forget recently. The song’s pretty good and serious but i just can’t watch the video and have the same affect as a serious video would normally have on me. It’s all serious but her Disney Days just get in the way of the video being as effective. It’s weird.

I’m gonna put up Demi Lovata’s video. You guys check it out and tell us if it’s just me or do you guys find it hard to see Disney stars being so…un-Disney too!


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