In Touch: Demi Lovato is quickly falling back into her partying ways


Over the past year or so, Demi Lovato has had a rough go of things to put it mildly. After experiencing a nervous breakdown, she pulled off a rehab stint (and now her mom’s in rehab too) and has since been very candid in discussing her eating disorders as well as her cutting. Certainly, Demi made it clear that her rehabilitation would be an ongoing process, but she doesn’t seem terribly aware that dating toxic womanizers can’t be good for anyone’s long-term well being. Hence her on-off relationship with Wilmer Valderrama and most, recently, the no-good, ongoing hookup with Ryan Phillipe. Now In Touch reports that Demi’s falling back into her old partying habits too:

Recently rehabbed Demi Lovato is falling back into bad habits.

Instead of seeing Lindsay Lohan as a cautionary tale, Demi Lovato may tragically follow in her footsteps. Six months after she completed rehab for depression and eating disorders, insiders worry she could be headed for another breakdown. “She’s a typical 18-year-old who wants to party and have fun,” says a source. But for someone in such a vulnerable position, this could be disastrous.

Demi has been hitting the scene hard in recent weeks. At the HTC Status Social Launch in LA on July 19, she flirted with “Glee” star Darren Criss while her friends drank nearby. Clad in a skintight black mini, Demi told In Touch, “I’m having fun!” And she was out again the next night. And though they both deny it, she’s also reportedly been dating Ryan Phillippe, who, at 36, is twice her age.

The source adds that in August she’s planning to celebrate the recent success of her No. 1 iTunes single “Skyscraper” and her 19th birthday in Las Vegas — not exactly the best place to quietly focus on recovery. Now people close to her are worried, reveals the cource. “She seems to be reverting back to her old party-girl ways.” Indeed, Demi herself admitted recently, “I’m going to mess up and I’m not going to be perfect.” But that’s turning out to be all too true, all too fast.

[From In Touch, print edition, August 8, 2011]

Well, that Vegas celebration theme certainly sounds like something Lindsay Lohan would pull, doesn’t it? In fact, that was totally her M.O. when she could still talk vodka companies into sponsoring her birthday celebrations. Fortunately, we needn’t worry about any liquor companies formally subsidizing a 19-year-old’s party, but that certainly doesn’t mean that there won’t be booze there. I do hope that Demi has learned something from Lindsay’s ruined career because that’s probably the only way of getting through to any starlet these days. They wouldn’t necessarily worry about the legal battles or the rehab as much as the prospect of becoming unemployable, but if that’s what works to keep young actors out of trouble, then so be it.



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  1. Bubbling says:

    I’m feeling a new Lohan in coming, shame. Btw, girl loves her make up, doesn’t she? I hate it when girl this young (yes Swifty, you too) cake their face like that.

  2. Quest says:

    I hope for her sake, it doesnt happen…the last thing this world needs is another LL crackie on the loose.

  3. brin says:

    Where is her family? She needs support or she will continue to make bad choices (that oufit being one).

  4. the original bellaluna says:

    That outfit is tragic. Almost as tragic as her dating WVD or RP.

  5. Whatamess! says:

    this is her way of staying relevant

  6. Rhiley says:

    She looks like Debbie Gibson’s and Tiffany’s love child.

  7. caitlinsmommy says:

    @Rhiley- this is exactly what I was thinking! If she needs rehab for anything, it’s that trajic 80s mall fashion she’s sporting!

  8. Ewyn says:

    Why can she have fun for f*** sake?
    Even if she had/has problem, she needs to have fun sometimes and be a young girl.
    You all judge her but at the same age, how many people here didn’t party? Didn’t hang out with their friends?
    It is not when she will be married or a mom that she will be able to do that. And I don’t think she is like Lindsay lowan.
    Stop seeing the worst in everything, it must be exhausting sometimes.
    By the ways, since when did you happen to believe every single things in a magazine? They are not different from bullshit like the sun, Ok….
    They just want our money by printing some s***!

    Ps: I’m not Demi or a fan or a part of her family, just a realist person.

  9. Ruby Red Lips says:

    There was a blind item about a young starlet who has tried to commit suicide a few times and last time her cover was she was put into rehab for ‘nervous exhaustion’ – the starlet apparently doesn’t want to carry on with her career but her handlers etc are pushing her into it…

    All things considered, this sounds like Demi, which is really sad if this is the case and more than likely won’t end well

  10. jover says:

    My thoughts whatamess WHo actually goes to a demi lovato “concert” that knows anything about music and is older than, say, 20?

  11. Liz says:

    She’s been recording tracks with Missy Elliot and Timbaland, which I’m only assuming leads to the possibility of a pop hit for her – things are going pretty well for her and her latest single has been raved about for a little while now with tons of other celebrities doing a cover of it – including the cover band Karmin. She’s looking at some real opportunities here and I honestly don’t believe she’s back to her old ways fully. At least not until she becomes a megastar or something. (I do get that snotty immature egomaniac vibe from her, though…)

  12. dread pirate cuervo says:

    Put mid-80’s Madonna, early 90’s Paula Abdul & the Avon lady in a blender & this is what you get.

  13. seal team 6 says:

    @Ewyn —

    Oh, at 19 I was an Aristocrat Vodka drinking,weed smoking, semi-bed hopping crazy thing. On weekend evenings, after my papers were written and studying done.

    The difefrence? I didn’t have a substance abuse problem nor other mental issues, including a horrible self-esteem issue. I also didn’t have to worry about bieng insurable so I could attend college. THAT is the difference.

    She seems like a nice kid, so I hope someone can help her.

  14. seal team 6 says:

    @Ruby Red

    I bet the blind item IS about her. Very sad. It makes what Ryan Phillipe’s doing even more disgusting.

  15. TL says:

    Wilmer Valderrama?? FEZ? Isn’t he like wayy too old for her? shes like 18 and hes has to be close to 30

  16. seal team 6 says:

    Wilmer dated Linnocent when she was a minor, with Innocent’s blessings. Ugh. Like Phillipe, he keeps aging, but still dates the young ones.

  17. Bodhi says:

    @Ewyn – Of course she is allowed to have fun. But when you have a documented substance abuse problem (she does, rehab isn’t for “depression”), the last way you should be having fun is by going to clubs & staying out all night

  18. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    @Ewyn: Because, my friend, if you are allergic to nuts you do not join up with the peanut butter tasting convention.


    The outfit reminds me the video for ‘Monkey’, but it needs the overalls or spare aviators.

  19. Lauren says:

    Let her be. Demi is a talented young lady, needs our support. She is still a teenager..who supports her whole friggin family. I would have a nervous breakdown too.

  20. ZenB!tch says:

    @bubbling then when are you supposed to cake your face? Over 30 would look horrid. Caking on make up may not look very good but if you are going to do it (and it *IS* fun) you should do it when you are college age.

    I feel sorry for her, this is also the age to party – before you are a real adult. It’s like her life is over before it began. *I* did it in HS and was D.O.N.E by 19-20 but I was also miserable and hated HS and loved college most people do it in early adulthood. I don’t think she is ready to quit yet.

  21. Patricia says:

    She already looks twice her age. Keep up the good work.

  22. Erinn says:

    Going out and having fun at 18 doesn’t mean you have to go out and get drunk, or high.
    When I was 18 I was in university, and didn’t start drinking until a couple of months before I was legal. Even then, I was never more than slightly buzzed. I have never touched drugs, and have never bed-hopped. I still managed to go out and have fun.

    The thing is she’s well under the legal age to be able to go out partying like she does. Throw in a substance abuse problem, and a mental illness and you’ve got a mess. When I was her age I was diagnosed with depression. Did I act like she does? No, I took care of myself, and was a hell of a lot more mature than her.

    Having parents means pretty much nothing when you are literally making more money in one show than they probably make in a year.

  23. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Good point about the money.

    I’ve never really understand the ‘lay off, they’re only committing crimes’ attitude about enjoyment. Where’s it written down that the only way for a young person himself is by engaging in activity that’s frequently dangerous? Cocaine’s not an entitlement, underaged drinking isn’t a right, etc. I’m BP-1, so I know that if she’s on any kind of medication this behaviour becomes that much more dangerous. I wish I could pick her up and say ‘go home, drink a whole bunch of water before the renal failure kicks in, make friends who are teenagers because phrases like ‘very mature for such-and-such an age’ only get bandied about when someone is requesting, considering, rationalizing or engaging in illicit sex. Then? ‘You’re a great girl, now it’s time to find someone your own age who deserves you and gives you what I can’t. You’re gonna go far, star!’ Forget Scared Straight, if kids need some live-changing advice, they should sit through mental illness group counselling sessions…so much bad medicine. It’s sad, you have to change everything in your life, build something new and deal with side effect, to begin. There’s no other option though, you may be tied to the tracks but are you going to work your way out of them and drag your tired hide out of harm’s way, or is the oncoming train going to hit you?

  24. Ewyn says:

    I should have said : I don’t drink because I hate alcohol, i hate any drugs… Or anything who can make me lose control. But that doesn’t stop me from hanging out with my friend at bar, party…
    She could be doing the same thing.