Watch the singer discuss her recovery from addiction
Singer, actress and The X Factor “mentor” Demi Lovato made her publishing debut last week with her memoir Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year. Published by Feiwel and Friends, the book is scrapbook of sorts, comprised of uplifting Tweets Lovato wrote over the past twelve months as she was recovering from addiction, depression and other issues. A combination of her words and others, Staying Stong ranges in content from Lovato’s emotional goals to quotes about perseverance.
In a new webisode, the singer opens up about her struggles. Sitting backstage, Lovato reads a Franklin D. Roosevelt quote to a roomful of friends, which also appears in Staying Strong. The quote – “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on” – resonates with two of her guests, who are Maasai Warriors from Kenya and the first to go to school in their community. “It’s all about courageousness and believing in yourself. That’s how you can be strong,” Wilson says. Lovato met the pair on a recent trip to Kenya as part of her involvement with the charity Free the Children, which she cites as a major inspiration for the book.
Speaking on Staying Strong, Lovato tells Rolling Stone, “It can bring together people from all over the world – different cultures from different backgrounds. Everyone can relate in some shape or form because we’re all human beings with heart and soul.”
We’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Demi Lovato’s upcoming book of inspirational quotes and affirmations…and now we get a sneak peek at Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year!
Demi tweeted: “I’ll be sharing some exclusive pages from my new book Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year this week! Check out the 1st at facebook.com/demilovato”
On Facebook, she shared today’s affirmation, telling fans: “Here’s today’s reading from my new book “Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year”! Share your goal for today below using #StayingStrong365″
The page reads: “Let your conscience be your guide–Pinocchio”
The book excerpt explains how your inner voice should guide you and includes the following goal: “Clear your mind and conscience by righting your wrongs–no matter how small.”
Visit Macmillan.com to pre-order Demi’s book and read more excerpts from Staying Strong.
Her book comes out November 19…can’t wait!
Published on Nov 8, 2013
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Demi Lovato has selected “Neon Lights” as the third single from her recent album Demi, and the video is coming as soon as Sunday night — as the songbird revealed with a little teaser video on her Facebook page. Showing neon letters (I see what you did there, Demetria) spelling out the name of the song.
It’s a simple visual, but promising — especially if we get some shots of Demi in club attire. Expect the video to premiere at 6pm ET on Sunday, September 29.
Given the song’s heavy EDM influence, it’s the most obviously radio-friendly out of the remaining tracks on Demi, but it was also one of the worst-received critically upon the album’s release, which makes it a curious single choice. Ah well. A new Demi video is better than no Demi video at all, right?
Demi Lovato wants to inspire you with her motivational words of wisdom.
That’s why she’s releasing a new book called Staying Strong, which will be filled with her favorite inspirational quotes and morning meditations.
The 21-year-old singer took to her Keek account for the big reveal:
“One of the things that’s helped me in my recovery is taking every day one day at a time and and I’m a firm believer of starting the day right with an inspirational quote and sort of a morning mediation,” The X-Factor judge explains of the concept.
Demi has been open about her struggles since completing a three-month inpatient treatment for self-mutilation and an eating disorder in 2010.
According its website, the book is a “powerful 365-day collection of Demi’s most honest, brave and hopeful insights. Here are her own words, with quotes that inspire her, as well as personal reflections and goals.”
Staying Strong will be available on November 19th.
Singer discusses her upcoming role as Santana’s lesbian love interest…
Demi Lovato has discussed her upcoming role on hit US show Glee, saying that she hopes her character will inspire others.
The X Factor USA judge has been signed up for a multi-episode arc in season five of the musical drama, as Santana’s love interest.
Speaking to Access Hollywood, she said: “I get to play a lesbian on the show and that’s something that I feel like hasn’t really been brought to primetime with, you know, a young actress.
“And I think it represents where our society is today. It’s becoming the norm and I’m really glad that I get to represent that – how far we’ve come.”
The Heart Attack singer went on: “You know, 15 years ago you wouldn’t have seen that on TV, but now people are becoming more comfortable with it and I’m glad that I get to represent that, and also, just hopefully inspire people with my character to love who they are and accept who they are and not give a c**p what other people think.”
Lovato added that she has enjoyed working with her friends in the cast, and praised 21-year-old Lea Michele, who returned to the set soon after the tragic death of her boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith.
“She’s great,” Demi said. “She’s such a strong woman and I’m so proud of her. Love her so much.”
The new series of Glee begins in the US on 26 September, with the show to be broadcast by Sky1 in the UK within seven days of the US premiere.
We get it, Demi. If we were making out with Naya Rivera, we’d be honored, too.
Of course, there is more to Demi Lovato’s role on Glee’s fifth season than just kissing another woman. The X Factor judge stopped by Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this morning to chat about joining the cast and what playing Santana’s love interest means to her.
“I don’t want people to take from this, ‘Oh my god, Demi is kissing a girl,’” the “Heart Attack” singer explains to Seacrest. “I want people to take from it [that] this is actually an incredible step in our generation today where I’m able to play a young lesbian on primetime TV. I’m honored to be able to be hopefully inspiring people with my character to be who they are and not be afraid of it or ashamed.”
And it turns out, Lovato has known many members of the cast for a long time, so she felt right at home on her very first day.
“It’s been awesome,” Demi said. “[Naya and I] had our first episode together this last week and I’m good friends with a lot of the cast members already, so it was like walking into a giant hang-out.”
Lovato will be playing Dani, a New York friend of Rachel’s (Lea Michele) who falls for Santana. Rivera recently opened up to Latina magazine about how proud she feels to represent the LGBT community on Glee.
“There are very few ethnic LGBT characters on television, so I am honored to represent them,” she said. “I love supporting this cause, but it’s a big responsibility, and sometimes it’s a lot of pressure on me.”
Glee returns with season five on Thursday, Sept. 26