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Disney:

Demi's Show Must Go On

11/13/2010 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The producers of Demi Lovato's show on the Disney Channel have come up with a way for the show to continue while she's taking a break to deal with personal issues.

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The show, "Sonny with a Chance," will focus more on the show-within-a-show called "So Random!" ... this according to Variety. "So Random!" is a music/sketch/comedy show, so expect to see more of that until Lovato can resume shooting.

A rep for the Disney Channel told Variety, "This allows her the time she needs to get well, without distraction or pressure ... Again, we extend our ongoing support to Demi and her family as she works to overcome personal issues."

As TMZ first reported, Lovato quit her international concert tour with the Jonas Brothers and admitted herself into a treatment center for "emotional and physical issues."

There is no timetable yet for Lovato's return.

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Moe Green    

Mickey Mouse is a drug dealer!

1437 days ago
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Isa    

i love her!

1437 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

walt disney is spinning like a top in his grave ..if only he could see what bloodsuckers are running his company now

1437 days ago
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jamilla    

she's really doing drugs it's cocaine and she drinks beer like a pro :) disney are making good gurls into bad 1s:)

1437 days ago
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Scott Guiher    

To Disney, thanks for giving this kid an opportunity to heal. Maybe this is one rising star that we can help.

1437 days ago
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Phreaky    

You really need to stop with the "emotional and physical issues."
Everyone in Hollywood knew she was a coke addict and was boozing more than Lohan. Stop trying to cover for the lies her people are telling.
Either don't say anything, or tell the truth.

1437 days ago
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Jake    

Gee, yet another "star" in the Disney machine promoting fake, plastic, shallow, ignorant, greedy, manipulative behavior as "normal" is actually a wreck inside. Will we ever connect the dots here people? Disney is a bad company doing bad things, no matter how supposedly "family friendly" they try to portray themselves. It's a scam through and through -- and the trail of deeply sick "stars" that come out of this plastic-culture mill are proof.

1437 days ago
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dumas1000    

You know what's worse than a drug addict? A bully. As a society, with put up with bullys long enough. But now people are finally taking a stand against them. I'm sick and tired of bullys. So, if you are a bully, do us all a favor and get lost. For the eighty percent of this thread it who thinks that it's somehow cool to be a cyber-bully. Well, it's not. Cyber-bullying is just as disgusting as regular bullying. A bully is a bully is a bully and the destructive behavior of bullys should not be tolerated.

1437 days ago
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what a mess    

Disney Company should be BANNED from working with children and charged with Child Endangerment. Too many of their TWEEN stars have fallen into drugs and alcohol.

Embarrassingly enough, I went to a Jonas Brothers concert with a guy I know who works at Disney. We were sitting in front of his boss (a senior level Vice Pres) and the VP said LOUD ENOUGH to be heard over the music (a song was being sung by Joe Jonas) - "Lets see you sing with my c.ock in your mouth"....THAT came from a DISNEY Exec and was directed at a young man (who was probably 17 at the time).

I think MANY of the exec at Disney are nothing more then pedophiles who actually get off being around children who are in the throws of puberty.

The coke dealer that got Demi "hooked" is probably a Disney employee.

1437 days ago
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OooooNooo!    

Life in the fast lane -- some people can't handle it. Kids needs to pack it in and get a REAL life and job.

1437 days ago
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saynotolies    

You know, this poor girl is under enormous amount of pressure. She and other young stars are dealing with a lot of traveling, autograph signings, (and watching a Selena Gomez signing, it's crazy!) and just a bunch of different gigs. I'm sure they are dead tired, having to perform and looking perfect. I love Demi and hopefully she can get the rest she needs. I have a feeling this young girl will pull through and go very far in her career. I felt the same about Shia LeBeouf when he was a young kid in Even Stevens. Let people think what they want, because only you and your love ones know the truth little girl!

1437 days ago
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John    

It's being said that there is a video of Demi coked out of her mind and acting crazy at a party. The tape allegedly shows her snorting lines of cocaine and then asking for sex. I hope this isn't true, because if it is, she's ruined.

1437 days ago
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notshy    

Anyone that makes excuses for her behavior.. citing..

"poor girl is under enormous amount of pressure. She and other young stars are dealing with a lot of traveling, autograph signings, (and watching a Selena Gomez signing, it's crazy!) and just a bunch of different gigs. I'm sure they are dead tired, having to perform and looking perfect."

need a reality check.. everyone is under pressure.. her parents should have guided and protected her better instead of putting her on stage at such a young age.. when the problems started..she was a minor.. she is still a minor.. and it's her parents responsibility to PROTECT THEIR CHILD...major failure there mom and dad.

there are PLENTY of young, talented artists with busy schedules.. at her age and/or younger.. that keep their lives in check.. ain't snorting lines.. now all those youtube videos of her falling on stage concert after concert make sense.. no wonder she can't stay on her own two feet.. she's trashed half the time.

1437 days ago
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john johnson    

all i know is if this were raven simmone or kyle massey,they would both be fired on the spot........and that ends this episode of "double standard hollywood"

1437 days ago
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john johnson    

all i know is if this were raven simmone or kyle massey,they would both be fired on the spot........and that ends this episode of "double standard hollywood"

1437 days ago
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