Demi Lovato is getting her own talk show!
Quibi, a mobile entertainment platform that’s launching on April 6, announced on Thursday a 10-episode series fronted by the 27-year-old singer.
Tentatively titled Pillow Talk With Demi Lovato, the “Anyone” singer will use the new platform to discuss a range of topics. Joined by celebrity guests and various experts, Lovato’s show will include candid conversations about everything from body positivity to sex, relationships, social media and wellness.
“I’ve always considered myself someone that speaks honestly about issues that face my generation,” Lovato shared in a statement. “We’re excited to bring those frank conversations to a public forum, where people can have the opportunity to relate to the topics and guests, while finding room for laughter and learning.”
The series is also executive produced by Lovato, along with her manager, Scooter Braun, and Allison Kaye, Scott Manson, JD Roth and Adam Greener.
The exciting news comes just a few days after Lovato flawlessly sang the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV. ET spoke with the singer just moments later, where she revealed how she was feeling about her performance.
“I don’t remember anything! I blacked out,” she exclaimed. “I was so excited.”
Lovato’s attendance at the NFL Championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers came exactly one week after she made her long-awaited musical comeback. The brunette beauty performed her emotional new song, “Anyone,” at the 2020 GRAMMYs, marking her first major performance since 2018.
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The Recording Academy announced on Tuesday (Jan 14) that Demi Lovato will be joining the lineup as a performer during the 62nd Grammy Awards.
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) January 14, 2020
The pop star will join previously announced performers including Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, and Aerosmith, along with host Alicia Keys, for music’s biggest night.
The 2020 Grammy Awards are set to air Jan. 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS.
This is real, this is me, this is exactly where Demi Lovato’s supposed to be.
The singer is set to star in Will Ferrell’s Netflix comedy film Eurovision, making her first live-action movie appearance since 2010’s Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.
Lovato will play Katiana, one of the best and most angelic singers in all of Iceland, Netflix announced Tuesday. She joins Ferrell and Rachel McAdams, who will star as aspiring Icelandic musicians Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir.
Ferrell confirmed the news in a video that doubled as a birthday shoutout to Lovato, who just turned 27. She is shown blowing out candles on a cake next to a slate, perhaps indicating that she’s begun shooting her part.
Coming clean. Demi Lovato is prepared to open up about the events that transpired before her near-fatal overdose on her hotly anticipated seventh studio album.
Lovato, 26, teased details about her next record in an Instagram Stories post on Tuesday, June 25. She dished what she enjoys most about creating a record.
“You know what’s great about making an album? You get to say anything you want, be as open and honest as possible and tell your side of the story regardless of who might not like it…” she wrote on Tuesday, adding an emoji of a woman shrugging her shoulders beneath the statement.
The “Confident” singer suffered a near-fatal drug overdose in July 2018. The health scare happened one month after she released the track “Sober,” where she confirmed her relapse following six years of sobriety.
Lovato tweeted about her interest in sharing details about her overdose in December 2018. “If I feel like the world needs to know something, I will tell them MYSELF,” she wrote. “Otherwise people stop writing about my recovery, because it’s no one’s business but mine. I am sober and grateful to be alive and taking care of ME.”
She also added that, “someday I’ll tell the world what exactly happened, why it happened and what my life is like today.”
The Disney alum’s album update comes on the heels of her posting a picture to her Instagram profile of her recording music in a studio. Lovato shared a selfie with headphones on as she posed behind a microphone. She captioned the post: “Making magic.”
Demi Lovato says there was a time she did not believe she would make it to age 21.
The pop star, now 23, had battled drug and alcohol addictions, bipolar disorder and an eating disorder for years and underwent rehab in 2010, at age 18. She has spoken about her personal struggles before and revisits them in July’s edition of American Way magazine for American Airlines.
She recalls how she used to self-medicate with alcohol, cocaine and OxyContin.
“I lived fast and I was going to die young,” Lovato says. “I didn’t think I would make it to 21.”
Lovato made headlines in 2010 when she punched a backup dancer on her tour with the Jonas Brothers, her co-stars from the Disney Channel’s Camp Rock film series. The singer then checked into rehab for three months, where she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and also treated for bulimia.
“So now I’m in rehab,” Lovato tells American Way, “and I thought, ‘Oh great, now the world thinks I’m just another stereotype.'”
“I thought, ‘I’m not in treatment for a drug and alcohol problem,’ ” she adds. “But once I started eating again, the other issues got worse. It was like whack-a-mole.”
In January 2013, it was revealed Lovato had checked into a sober house. She remained there for about a year. Lovato had said on Access Hollywood that December that before she sought treatment for substance abuse, she “couldn’t go without 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine” and would even sneak some onto airplanes.
American Way says the singer took her last drink in January 2012 and continues to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, as many past addicts do. Lovato celebrated her fourth year of sobriety this past March.
Lovato’s body image battle began long before she was officially diagnosed with bulimia. The singer recalled looking down at her belly as a small child and wondering if it would ever be flat. She had made similar comments in an interview on Katie in 2012.
Her mother, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, and Lovato’s grandmother had both struggled with bulimia, American Way said.
“Even though I was 2 or 3 years old,” the singer tells the magazine. “Being around somebody who was 80 pounds and had an active eating disorder…it’s hard not to grow up like that.”
Her mother’s eating disorder worsened after Lovato’s father, who also battled bipolar disorder and alcoholism, separated when Lovato was a toddler, American Way reported. He died at age 54 in June 2013.
“Hopefully my kids won’t have it, but it’s kind of like addiction,” the singer says about bulimia. “It’s hereditary.”
Lovato also tells American Way about how she would compete in child beauty pageants until age 12 and that she attributes some of her insecurities to “being onstage and judged for my beauty.” She said she began binge-eating when she was 9 and later started binging and purging as she gained weight with age and compared herself to skinny models. She was also being bullied in school and began cutting herself.
Lovato nowadays uses her fame to raise awareness for body image acceptance. She is known for slamming the “thigh gap” trend and has embraced a healthy gym regimen, as seen in videos posted on her Snapchat.
Lovato has over the years inspired scores of her fans by overcoming her struggles.
“When I have meet-and-greets, I can’t tell you the amount of times that girls will show me their arms covered in scars or cuts,” Lovato tells American Way. “They’ll tell me, ‘You helped me get through this. Because of you, I stopped self-harming,’ or ‘I got sober.’ Hearing those things gave my life new meaning.
She also tells the magazine she did not enter treatment thinking she was going to become “an inspiration.”
“At times I was resentful for having that kind of responsibility,” she says. “But now, it’s really become a part of my life. It holds me accountable.”
Demi Lovato, Allure’s February cover star, has been modeling attitude and independence for years. She is the antithesis of the sugarcoated pop star, with her slashed jet-black hair and constellation of tattoos. And while she’s hardly the first star to rebel against her Disney roots, she was one of the first to speak candidly about her demons.
In 2009, photos surfaced showing Lovato with cutting scars on her wrist, and a year later, she sought treatment for bulimia. In 2010, while on tour with the Jonas Brothers, Lovato made headlines for punching a backup dancer while traveling to Peru; she checked herself into a rehab facility shortly thereafter. Ultimately, she decided to come forward and address the issues. “I realized I could help people,” she says. When a young star shares the unvarnished truth, she adds, “it creates a conversation—there’s an opening for children themselves to actually come forward and say, ‘This is what I’m dealing with.’ Or ‘I have a problem. I need help.'”
In the years since then, Lovato has incorporated her struggles into her music and her message, talking about her battles with anorexia and bulimia, self-harm, and drug abuse. (In 2013, two years after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she wrote a New York Times best-seller, Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year [Faiwel & Friends].) Along the way, she has gotten both support and criticism for her outspokenness. “I’ll have people who are like, ‘Stop talking about eating disorders. Like, we get it. You struggled. Now shut up,'” she says, unfazed. “I’m sure they get tired of reading about it, because I get tired of talking about it, but this summer I started wearing sexier stuff, and I got some hate for that—like, ‘You’ve changed.'” She smiles at the irony. “It’s like, What’s wrong with being confident enough to wear this?”
It’s a refrain that has struck a chord with fans of all ages and particularly with young women, who, more and more, are idolizing bold, unapologetic, tough-girl heroines. And Lovato’s latest style evolution is as much of a declaration as her music itself. “I’ve never felt as confident in my skin as I do today,” says Lovato. “A year ago, on tour, almost every inch of my body was covered by clothing, and it was because I was hiding behind so many layers. Once I started feeling better about myself, I felt better about showing more skin. I have insecurities about my arms, so to wear a tank top on stage is extremely liberating for me, and uncomfortable sometimes. It’s also a statement, like, ‘Hey, watch out. You’re no longer getting the insecure Demi that you’ve been getting for the past couple of years. I mean business now.'”
Maybe it’s her Disney training, but at times, Lovato sounds a bit like the star of her own ABC Afterschool Special. She is hyperaware of her role-model duties and has no shortage of learned lessons to share, especially when it comes to staying healthy, in body and in mind. She is a big proponent of self-care—hence the foot massages. On the road, she exercises regularly and relies on a nutritionist to send her meals. “My food choices don’t rule my life anymore,” she says.
“My 2015 has been incredible,” says Demi Lovato, 23, whose fifth album Confident arrived in November. “People look at me as an artist that has been around for a while, rather than another former Disney star.” Sure enough, Lovato’s most recent record debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, bolstered by the coyly bicurious lead single “Cool for the Summer” and the triumphant title track. Even more spectacular, though, was watching Confident’s declaration of self-love at work in her own life. Lovato — who has been frank about her struggles with addiction, depression and body image — never has been afraid to show her vulnerabilities. But with the launch of her mental-health campaign “Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health” in May, which led her to speak even more openly about living with bipolar disorder, she also showcased her hard-earned self-confidence (even posing nude in an unretouched, makeup-free Vanity Fair photo shoot). This was the year Lovato redefined “fearless.”
“The biggest struggle isn’t being a ‘woman in the industry,’ it’s being a ‘celebrity’: People feel entitled to demand things because they feel you belong to them. To me, it’s less about gender and more about fame.”
On Going Nude and Makeup-Free
“The response has been incredible. I’m really glad people understood the meaning and the purpose behind it.”
“If I was able to record a song with Kelly Clarkson, that would be a dream come true.”
“Tove Lo’s ‘Talking Body’ and [Hailee Steinfeld’s] ‘Love Myself’ — they’re probably the songs I listened to most this year.”
Debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with Confident
Hit No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Cool for the Summer”
Lobbied legislators on behalf of advocacy campaign “Be Vocal”
Released Demi Lovato: Path to Fame mobile app
Visited Sweden twice: “I really enjoyed Stockholm!”