Hollywood Insiders: Demi Lovato's Stint In Treatment Will Hurt Her Career — Exclusive!

Thu, December 16, 2010 7:16pm EDT by 48 Comments

Too much drama can lead to studios banishing young stars from their projects. Did Demi ruin her career?

Recently, we broke down Miley Cyrus’ recent bad girl behavior and how it will impact her career. And since Demi Lovato is Disney’s recent liability, we went to our Hollywood experts to see if he thought Demi’s career was DOA — and what we heard doesn’t bode well for the 18-year-old starlet.

“Sure, she is a Disney star, but I wouldn’t necessarily cast her more after her current issues,” a director tells HollywoodLife.com. Despite Demi’s star power with the younger crowd, our insider thinks that the industry shouldn’t reward these young celebrities for their rebellious behavior. “I seem to think that we should stay away from the Demi’s and Lindsay’s of the world till they can get their act together!”

The difference between Miley and Demi right now is that Miley’s activities aren’t getting in the way of her work, while Demi’s trip to rehab has halted production on Sonny with a Chance and caused her to drop out of the Jonas Brothers Camp Rock 2 tour.

“We are not surprised by Miley and have become accustomed to her behavior and yet she still is seemly handling the pressures as well as we can expect from an 18-year-old,” a producer tells us. “I think we see Demi as a little more fragile and wonder if she is able to continue to handle the pressures of this industry.”

Yet another director has a different opinion on Demi’s recent indiscretions and what they mean to her career. In fact, he thinks Demi’s time in treatment makes her MORE marketable.

“This episode gives Demi so much more character, and it adds another layer,” he admits. “Granted, I would like everyone to be healthy. Demi going in for treatment shows she is gaining responsibility for her actions, and that is a great quality. This actually takes her out of that Disney bubble and gives her substance.”

Being in the news constantly might be good press for whatever project a celebrity is promoting, but it would seem that if Demi wants a career with longevity, she’s going to have get herself out of trouble and back into the good graces of her bosses. Do you agree or disagree?

–Jenna Mullins with reporting by Russ Weakland & Kirstin Benson

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Joy

Posted at 4:58 PM on March 7, 2012  

She is looking down her shirt that is discussing”

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Joy

Posted at 4:56 PM on March 7, 2012  

What is up with that picture well im her fan but this picture is not cool

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Angie

Posted at 6:26 PM on January 18, 2011  

Not surprised … first lindsey lohan , then vanessa hudgens , after miley cyrus and now demi lovato…seriously thought she was worth it, but some how …its just another disney SLUT…

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Jessica

Posted at 4:37 AM on December 18, 2010  

I honestly do not get this site. First you guys are on her side and now you’re not. I find this article disgusting beyond belief.

Demi is quite honestly a very relatable person. So what if she has taken that picture? For God’s sake, it isn’t that racy. You find ten year olds doing much worse nowadays.

What I find disgusting is that it says we should stay away from the Demi’s and Lindsay’s. I say, what a whole load of bull. It’s understandable that Miley is acting like this? Are you kidding me? My friends, who are in much worse situations than their parents divorcing, are handling their situations well.

Let’s be honest, you’re people don’t know what is going to happen and we don’t either. So what if she has lost fans? She has gained my respect for trying to fix herself up. Many others are possibly with me and I find this whole situation, from you Hollywood Life, rather horrible.

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James

Posted at 12:48 PM on December 17, 2010  

“Lets be honest people and think about Demi and not us. The best thing that could happen for Demi is to get out of the entertainment industry and live a normal life. Some people can handle the pressure and Demi isnt up to. If youre not a selfish fan you’d be thinking about Demi as a person and hoping that she retired now and tried to lead a normal life away from the spotlight.”

This is a stupid post. How do you know whats best for her? She LIKES to entertain people. She LIKES to entertain her fans. Otherwise she wouldn’t be doing what she is doing. Maybe some people can not handle the pressure. But that doesn’t you cant handle it at ALL. Demi is in a treatment center to get help. She obviously didn’t have the tools to handle the situation. But now she is getting that training.

Why would I want to HOPE someone would retire? That’s the dumbest thing and extremely SELFISH on your end. You can very well entertain and HAVE a centered life. She just has to know HOW to handle it. Which she is getting help with. Fact is she LIKES doing what she does. So she should be ENCOURAGED to do what she does. Not encourage to just give up and throw in the towel. Like every other hater out there, you;re an idiot.

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Evie

Posted at 10:49 AM on December 17, 2010  

Are we even sure t5his is actually Demi? If you look at recent pictures of her on holiday her breasts aren’t nearly as big there than they are here. Plus Alex Welch is in the picture, coincidence these pics show up online a little while after the whole punching fiasco? I think not.
We’re all judging Demi by the things that have happened to her recently, the problems she has going on right now seem to be happening like the domino affect. One thing happened and now a series of other crap is happening to her. We all need to stop hassling her about all these things, she’s a teen and yes she’s gonna make stupid mistakes, we all do. Just because she’s a star we all put humongous pressure on her to be perfect, well guess what? She’s not. None of us are. You can’t expect her not to make mistakes like these. Plenty of teenagers do. The only difference between her mistakes and other teenagers, are that Demi’s are flaunted throughout the media and she is publicly embarrassed. It’s unfair for us all to judge because not one single person can say they have never done anything wrong or made any mistakes, because we have. So just leave the poor girl alone and give her some time to get herself together.
My prayers are with Demi and I hope she gets better soon. I love you Demi x

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MrEntertainment

Posted at 9:34 AM on December 17, 2010  

Lets be honest people and think about Demi and not us. The best thing that could happen for Demi is to get out of the entertainment industry and live a normal life. Some people can handle the pressure and Demi isnt up to. If youre not a selfish fan you’d be thinking about Demi as a person and hoping that she retired now and tried to lead a normal life away from the spotlight.

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Lacus

Posted at 8:01 AM on December 17, 2010  

at least DEMI L. is taking responsibility in actions. i guess it’s better running around acting like an incontroled person rather than be responsibile and trying to be a better you. i can’t wait to see the next disney girl.

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Jamie

Posted at 7:30 AM on December 17, 2010  

Lets look at this properly. Demi, who has done something about what is going on in here life, emotional disturbances etc. should not be worked with or we (quote) “should stay away from the Demi’s…till (she) can get (her) act together!” I am sorry, but out of all the disney stars right now Demi Lovato is the, shall we say best? All i know is that we cannot criticise her for her actions, she is obviously going through so much and to say that she needs to sort herself out is way out of proportion…
Added to that is the so called ‘racy photos’. I am sorry but they are not even ‘racy’ she hardly shows much and its what teenagers do, they like to have some fun, just look at Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera as soon as they got off their disney image they went and got ‘dirrty’ (as Christina would say). Now look how far they have both come!!
Im sorry but Demi needs her space… that is why she is in a TREATMENT CENTRE…NOT REHAB!!! She needs support and not people (or insiders) telling her that her career is gone. Furthermore, to compare her to Lindsey Lohan is well out of proportion!
Sorry, but people, in this situation, should keep their opinions to themselves! She is getting help and needs support not criticism.

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Kristy

Posted at 7:05 AM on December 17, 2010  

Wait . . . Myley High-rus sucking on a bong will help her career, but taking responsibility for yourself and rehabbing makes you a liability? Forgive me, but maybe the experts should be sucking on a bong to gain some perspective. That’s why this world is such a mess. I’m team Demi L. all the way.

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Jake

Posted at 6:53 AM on December 17, 2010  

One common thing we see with the Dinsey stars of the past few years is that they all, the Mileys, Demis and Jonases of the world, are trying to make a leap into the adult world where they are more respected for their work. They all are doing it very differently, as Miley is pronouncing her adulthood with bongs and raunchy performances, and the Jonas Brothers are making good, older music.

This is the step Demi needs to remove her from the “Disney Bubble” she’s been in the past 3 or 4 years, without her losing respect. Had her stint in rehab been due to drugs and alcohol, no doubt she would lose fans, but this is different. Bulimia and cutting are two very relatable things for young adults. HOPEFULLY, she’ll leave the treatment center and write some incredible music about her experiences from an up-and-down 2010, from rehab, to her heartbreak with Joe Jonas, to the infamous sucker-punch.

This can only help Dem’s career. I’m not saying all press is good press, but a month in treatment has already catapulted her stardom drastically. All tbe best to Ms. Lovato :)

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OlympicFan

Posted at 3:01 AM on December 17, 2010  

MARY LOU RETTON IS STILL THE PERFECT ROLE MODEL IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM!!!

SHE WAS THE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST GYMNAST IN THE 1984 SUMMER OLYMPICS.

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