Lovato to Star in a Multi-Episode Arc on Fox’s “Glee”

Demi Lovato will be pulling double-duty on Fox this summer…

The 21-year-old part-Mexican American actress and The X Factor judge has signed on for a major season-five role on the network’s musical dramedy Glee.

Demi Lovato

Lovato will portray Dani, a New York-based struggling artist who befriends Rachel (portrayed by Lea Michele) and Santana (Naya Rivera).

Lovato will also have frequent interactions with American Idol alum Adam Lambert‘s under wraps character.

Lambert and the former Disney Channel star will have several musical numbers together in Lovato’s six-episode stint.

The Glee role marks Lovato’s first acting project since her Disney Channel series Sonny With a Chance ended in January 2011.

Glee will work around Lovato’s The X Factor schedule

Glee returns on Thursday, September 26, at 9:ooam p.m., with the first part of its Beatles tribute. The show’s Cory Monteith tribute episode airs on October 10, after which the series will take a short hiatus.

Lovato Claims Four Teen Choice Awards

It’s an extra special quinceañera for Demi Lovato

The 20-year-old part-Mexican singer, actress and The X Factor judge proved to be the big winner at Sunday night’s Teen Choice Awards.

Demi Lovato

Lovato, who was nominated for six awards, was named Choice TV Personality – Female
 for her work on The X Factor, Choice Female Artist, Choice Single: Female Artist 
for her hit song “Heart Attack” and Candie’s Choice Style Icon.

The new hardware brings Lovato’s overall Teen Choice Award haul to 15, dating back to win for Choice TV – Breakout Star Female in 2009 for her performance on the Disney Channel’s Sonny With a Chance.

Meanwhile, Selena Gomez walked away with two awards during Sunday night’s ceremony, which was broadcast on Fox.

The 21-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress walked away with the prizes for Choice Break-Up Song 
for her hit single “Come and Get It and Choice Female Hottie.

Other Latino winners include Glee’s Lea Michele for Choice TV Actress: Comedy, Glee newcomer Blake Jenner for Choice TV Breakout Star and Bruno Mars for Choice R&B Artist.

Fox said more than 150 million votes were cast online for the awards, which were hosted by Glees Darren Criss and Pretty Little Liars’ Lucy Hale.

Here’s a look at the complete list of winners:

MOVIES

Choice Movie: Action
 “Iron Man 3”
Choice Movie Actor: Action
 Robert Downey, Jr., “Iron Man 3”
Choice Movie Actress: Action
 Anne Hathaway, “The Dark Knight Rises”
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
 “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”
Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
 Taylor Lautner, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy 
Kristen Stewart, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”
Choice Movie: Drama
 “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Choice Movie Actor: Drama
 Logan Lerman, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Choice Movie Actress: Drama
 Emma Watson, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Choice Movie: Comedy
 “Pitch Perfect”
Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
 Skylar Astin, “Pitch Perfect”
Choice Movie Actress: Comedy 
Rebel Wilson, “Pitch Perfect”
Choice Movie: Romance
 “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”
Choice Movie Actor: Romance
 Robert Pattinson, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”
Choice Movie Actress: Romance 
Kristen Stewart, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”
Choice Movie Villain
 Adam DeVine, “Pitch Perfect”
Choice Movie Scene Stealer
 Kellan Lutz, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”
Choice Movie Breakout Star 
Nicholas Hoult, “Warm Bodies” 

TELEVISION

Choice TV Show: Drama
 “Pretty Little Liars”
Choice TV Actor: Drama
 Ian Harding, “Pretty Little Liars”
Choice TV Actress: Drama
 Troian Bellisario, “Pretty Little Liars”
Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
 “The Vampire Diaries”
Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
 Ian Somerhalder, “The Vampire Diaries”
Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi 
Nina Dobrev, “The Vampire Diaries”
Choice TV Show: Action
 “NCIS: Los Angeles”
Choice TV Actor: Action
 LL Cool J, “NCIS: Los Angeles”
Choice TV Actress: Action 
Lucy Liu, “Elementary”
Choice TV Show: Comedy
 “Glee”
Choice TV Actor: Comedy
 Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Choice TV Actress: Comedy
 Lea Michele, “Glee”
Choice TV: Animated Show
 “The Simpsons”
Choice TV: Reality Competition Show
 “The X Factor”
Choice TV: Reality Show
 “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”
Choice TV Villain
 Janel Parrish, “Pretty Little Liars”
Choice TV Personality – Male
 Simon Cowell, “The X Factor”
Choice TV Personality – Female 
Demi Lovato, “The X Factor”
Choice TV Female Reality Star  
The Kardashians & Jenners, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”
Choice TV Male Reality Star 
Kevin Jonas, “Married to Jonas”
Choice TV Male Scene Stealer
 Chord Overstreet, “Glee”
Choice TV Female Scene Stealer 
Miley Cyrus, “Two and a Half Men”
Choice TV Breakout Star
 Blake Jenner, “Glee”
Choice TV Breakout Show 
“The Fosters” 

MUSIC

Choice Male Artist
 Justin Bieber
Choice Female Artist 
Demi Lovato
Choice Music Group 
One Direction
Choice R&B Artist
 Bruno Mars
Choice Hip-Hop/Rap Artist 
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Choice Rock Group 
Paramore
Choice Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist 
David Guetta
Choice Male Country Artist
 Hunter Hayes
Choice Female Country Artist 
Taylor Swift
Choice Country Group 
Lady Antebellum
Choice Country Song
 “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor Swift
Choice Single: Female Artist 
“Heart Attack,” Demi Lovato
Choice Single: Male Artist 
“Beauty and a Beat,” Justin Bieber, featuring Nicki Minaj
Choice Single: Group
 “Live While We’re Young,” One Direction
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song
 “Can’t Hold Us,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring Ray Dalton
Choice Rock Song 
“Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons
Choice Love Song 
“Little Things,” One Direction
Choice Break-Up Song
 “Come and Get It,” Selena Gomez
Choice Music Breakout Artist
 Ed Sheeran
Choice Music Breakout Group
 Emblem3

FASHION

Choice Female Hottie
 Selena Gomez
Choice Male Hottie
 Harry Styles
Choice Smile 
Harry Styles

SPORTS 

Choice Female Athlete
 Gabby Douglas
Choice Male Athlete
 David Beckham

OTHER

Choice Comedian
 Ellen DeGeneres
Choice Web Star
 Cimorelli
Choice Social Network
 Twitter
Candie’s Choice Style Icon
 Demi Lovato
Choice Twitter Personality
 Justin Bieber

The Full Version of Lovato’s New Track “Heart Attack” Leaks Online

Don’t have a heart attack… Demi Lovato’s brand new single has made it on to the internet.

The 20-year-old part-Mexican American singer’s track “Heart Attack” has leaked online a week before it was expected to premiere on Ryan Seacrest‘s syndicated radio show.

Demi Lovato

Following the release of teaser snippets, the complete version of Lovato’s sweeping electro-pop track leaked online, a hint at the former Sonny with a Chance star’s upcoming fourth album.

Unbroken,  Lovato’s 2011 album, was led by the somber ballad “Skyscraper.” But “Heart Attack” is closer in intensity to Lovato’s breakout hit “Give Your Heart a Break.” Produced by the Suspex, “Heart Attack’s” hook rests upon a breathy guitar lick that leads directly into a monstrous percussion breakdown, and Lovato is in full, Kelly Clarkson-esque belting mode as she declares that she’s “putting my defenses up/’Cuz I don’t wanna fall in love.”

Earlier this month, Lovato released a teaser of the song, and announced that her still-untitled next album will be more personal.

“For a while, I could tell that, when people would talk to me, they knew my story,” she said. “I think I’ve opened up more on this album. My life began to evolve, and I started to grow.”

“Heart Attack” is now available on iTunes, and Lovato’s follow-up to Unbroken is expected to arrive later this spring.

Lovato Releases Teaser Clip for Next Video

Demi Lovato is about to get her flirt on…

The 19-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress has released an official teaser for her soon-to-be-released “Give Your Heart a Break” music video. The clip offers a glimpse at the former Sonny with a Chance star as she peeks from behind a curtain and smiles coyly at a shirtless man who holds the other end of the curtain.

Demi Lovato

“‘Give Your Heart a Break’ isn’t a song about having a broken heart. It’s actually funny sometimes when people think that, because it has nothing to do with that,” explains Lovato, who recently performed the song on American Idol. “This is a song about faith, it’s a song about fighting for the one you love. It’s about living in the moment, and mostly it’s about believing you’re worth falling for.”

She may only be 19, but Lovato has “lived through more emotions” than someone twice her age. That’s one of the reasons why she sings about love so often.

“Love goes right, love goes wrong. I’ve sung about loving someone so much that it takes your breath away. I’ve sung about the love you can find chasing your dreams and what it’s like to finally achieve that,” she shares.

“Give Your Heart a Break” is the latest single from Lovato’s third studio album Unbroken.

The entire music video, directed by Justin Francis, will be unleashed on April 2 in North America before having its worldwide premiere the next day.

Lovato Smashes Good-Girl Images in Latest Photo Shoot…

Now that’s she not a Disney Channel starlet, Demi Lovato isn’t shedding her good-girl image… She’s smashing it!

Demi Lovato Tyler Shields Shoot

The 19-year-old part-Mexican singer/actress—who recently won a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Pop Artist—has grown into a full-fledged woman, as evidenced by her oh-so-stunning images from Lovato’s recent shoot with noted photographer Tyler Shields.

“I have received more emails asking me to release this shoot then any other shoot I have ever done Lovatics are dedicated fans!” the photographer writes on his blog and working with the former Sonny with a Chance star. “Demi killed it the glass smashing shot we did in 1 perfect take!

Meanwhile, Lovato continues the promotion of her latest album, “Unbroken” and the latest single, “Give Your Heart A Break.”

Click here to visit Shields’ website.

Images courtesy of Tyler Shields.

Lovato to Perform in Chile…

She’s performed with Spanish rising star Pablo Alborán at the Latin Grammys… And, now Demi Lovato is set to share the stage with Colombian superstar Juanes.

The 19-year-old part Mexican singer/actress will appear next month at the Iquique Festival in northern Chile, according to event organizers.

Demi Lovato to perform at the Latin Grammys

It’ll be Lovato’s third appearance in Chile… She previously sand backup for the Jonas Brothers in 2009 and took her solo tour to the Latin American country in May 2010.

The festival kicks off on Friday, February 3 with a performance by the trio Alex, Jorge y Lena, which comprises Spain’s Alex Ubago, the Colombian Jorge Villamizar and Lena Burke from Cuba. They’ll then cede the spotlight to Chilean singer El Gitano and reggaeton star Tito El Bambino.

On Saturday, February  4, the former Sonny with a Chance star and Juanes will alternate their performances on the main stage.

The next day—the last day of the festival–will feature Chilean balladeer Myriam Hernandez and Mexico’s Juan Gabriel, who is preparing to celebrate his 40-year history in music with a special duets album featuring Anahi and Julieta Venegas, among others.

Lovato: A Celeb Gone Good!

There’s no denying Demi Lovato has a heart of gold… And, now she’s being recognized for giving back to the community.

The 19-year-old part-Mexican singer/actress—who has become a mental health advocate following her own personal struggles this years—has been named as one of this year’s Top 20 Celebs Gone Good, courtesy of DoSomething.org.

Demi Lovato to perform at the Latin Grammys

Lovato, who didn’t shy away from her personal struggles in 2011, landed at No. 10.

The former star of Disney’s Sonny with a Chancewho recently took on her former employer via Twitter after an inappropriate eating disorder joke—partnered with the Jed Foundation to get people talking about bullying and body image through her “Love is Louder Than the Pressure to Be Perfect” campaign.

As part of her quest to get girls to take action, Lovato opened up about her own personal struggles by acting as a spokesperson and guest editor for Seventeen magazine.

But Lovato wasn’t the only Latina making the list.

Colombian superstar Shakira, who was named the 2011 Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy, ranked at No. 11. The 34-year-old singing sensation has dedicated her life to promoting the importance of education. Last month, the Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF visited India to promote learning among girls in impoverished areas. Earlier this year, Shakira was appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. 

Meanwhile, part-Spanish actress Lea Michele entered the Celebs Gone Good list for the first time at No. 16. The Glee star and animal-rights activist has been using her powerful voice to call for a ban on horse-drawn carriages. Michele, a devoted advocate for PETA, even filmed a shocking video that shows the brutal conditions the horses endure. And she encourages her followers to get involved by tweeting information about animal cruelty.

For the first time, DoSomething.org incorporated Facebook voting to help determine the impact of celebrities reaching an audience with their cause. Criteria required stars to do more than simply give money, but to take action such as building houses, writing articles or founding an organization. Other entertainers making the list are Lady Gaga, who came in at No. 1, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift.

Click here to see the complete list of the Top 20 Celebs Gone Good.

 

Lovato Battles Disney Over Eating Disorder Joke

An eating disorder is nothing to kid about… And, Demi Lovato won’t put up with any jokes that make people think otherwise.

The 19-year-old part-Mexican actress, who once starred on Disney’s Sonny with a Chance, took on her former employer via Twitter about that exact subject.

Demi Lovato to perform national anthem at World Series

Lovato, who went to rehab last year for bulimia, was reportedly angered that a character on the Disney Channel’s Shake It Up said, “I could eat you up, well, if I ate.”

“I find it really funny how a company can lose one of their actress’ from the pressures of an EATING DISORDER and yet still make joke about that very disease. #nice,” tweeted Lovato.

She later continued her argument with, “And is it just me or are the actress’ [on Disney Channel] getting THINNER AND THINNER…. I miss the days of RAVEN, and LIZZIE MCGUIRE,” and then “Dear Disney Channel, EATING DISORDERS ARE NOT SOMETHING TO JOKE ABOUT.”

Obviously, the Disney Channel is following Lovato’s feed because they pulled the episode and tweeted back, ”@ddlovato – we hear you & are pulling both episodes as quickly as possible & reevaluating them.”

Lovato to Perform at the People’s Choice Awards

There’s plenty of love for Demi Lovato and her musical talents…

The 19-year-old part-Mexican singer/actress—who performed her first Spanish duet with Spanish rising star Pablo Alborán at the Latin Grammys last month—will be taking the stage at the 38th annual People’s Choice Awards.

Demi_Lovato

Lovato, the former star of Disney’s Sonny with a Chance will be performing a yet-to-be-determined single during the show.

“Demi is a brilliant performer, a strong role model and a true fan favorite,” said the show’s executive producer Mark Burnett in statement. “We’re thrilled to have her on board for the People’s Choice Awards and look forward to a truly electrifying performance.”

Lovato, who will be helping MTV viewers ring in 2012 with her BFF Selena Gomez, is a three-time People’s Choice Award winner, most recently winning the Favorite Breakout Artist award in 2009.

She’s currently nominated for Favorite Pop Artist along with Beyonce, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Rihanna.

The People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on January 11, 2012 on CBS at 9:00 pm ET.

Fans can still vote for their favorite artists/celebrities by visiting the official PCA site.

Lovato Gives A Stellar World Series National Anthem Performance…

Former “Sonny with a Chance” star Demi Lovato took some serious chances with her rendition of the national anthem at Game 5 of the World Series… And, she hit it out of the park!

The 19-year-old Texas native—showing support for her Texas Rangers by wearing the team’s jersey underneath her sharp blazer—wasn’t afraid to hit the high notes while perfoming the “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the ame between the Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals in Arlington, Texas.

“So nervous/excited about tomorrow!!! National anthem at the #WorldSeries… Wow!!!” the part-Mexican singer/actress announced via Twitter.

But, Lovato showed no sign of nerves. She delivered almost the entire song, except for a slight challenge with the line “land of the free,” with some serious gumption. And she made up for the slight slip-up by singing the closing “Home of the brave” line with some serious melisma!  The risky move paid off with the crowd unleashing some serious love at the end of Lovato’s performance.

Such a proud moment for the singer who was recently named to Billboard.com’s 21 Under 21 musicians list.

So what’s next for Lovato? She’ll be hitting the road for a series of “A Special Night with Demi Lovato” performances throughout the country starting next month.