Demi Lovato changes her hair from cherry red to blonde: pretty or washed out?

Demi Lovato, whose Twitter account reveals that she’s suddenly made like Goop and decided to cleanse her little pop star colon (“Away on a mind and body cleansing retreat!! This is exciting.“), tweeted a new photo of herself over the weekend with newly blonde locks. This is quite a different look for her, and I’m not sure whether or not I like the newly blonde version of Demi as much as her usual dark brown locks. Although I do prefer the blonde shade more than the cherry red of Demi’s recent hair days; the red shade was one that’s seldom seen in nature and looked okay against the flashbulbs of the People’s Choice Awards red carpet but took on a ghastly glow in candids a few weeks later:

While Demi is away on her cleansing retreat (yuck), her estranged father, Patrick Lovato, is swiftly pulling a Michael Lohan. The 19-year-old singer/actress and her father have not spoken for over a decade, but that hasn’t stopped Patrick from talking to the press and taking it upon himself to self-diagnose all of Demi’s emotional and eating disorder issues. At the moment, however, Patrick is facing cancer surgery and just wants to talk to his daughter, so (naturally) he put out a plea through Radar Online:

Demi Lovato’s estranged father is facing a dangerous surgery to remove a tumor in his throat and he’s heartbroken over the fact that his daughter refuses to speak to him.

Patrick Lovato spoke exclusively to, pleading for his youngest daughter to give him a call.

“Demi and I haven’t spoken in so long and all I want her to do is call her daddy,” Patrick tearfully said. “I’m begging her the only way I know how. I want to talk with her so badly.”

The former Disney star and her older sister Dallas have been estranged from their father for over a decade.

“We were so close when she was little,” Patrick said. “My little daughter was my partner, I just love her so much.”

Patrick lives alone now, following the death of his beloved dog Dakota, and says that he still holds out hope that he and Demi can repair their relationship.

“I want Demi to know that I would do anything in the world for my little girl, I just want to hear her voice,” Patrick cried. “Demi, please call your daddy!”

[From Radar Online]

I generally figure that — barring extreme cases of parental alienation — there’s a really good reason why children choose to stop speaking to their parents. In this case, there are likely several reasons why Demi and her mother cut this guy out of their lives, and I imagine that some of Demi’s ongoing emotional issues (including engaging in self-mutilation) have to do with what went on during her early childhood. She’s written song lyrics that would point towards Patrick being an alcoholic, so there’s at least one clue. While I do feel for the guy wanting to talk to his daughter before surgery, trying to guilt Demi through the press is no way to achieve that goal.

Demi Lovato photos from the People’s Choice Awards on 1/11 and at LAX airport on 2/2 courtesy of WENN; top photo courtesy of Demi’s Twitter

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  1. paola says:

    She is lovely but i hate the spiky nails, they seem to be very popular nowadays…Rihanna, Adele, Demi.. they all have those horrible nails

  2. Mouse says:

    those nails…

  3. brin says:

    The blonde is better than the red (too harsh). Hope she is taking care of herself.

  4. lisa says:

    She such a pretty girl. I think she would look so much better without all the heavy make up. It ages her. I don’t know why these young women do that. They pile that stuff on and it doesn’t look good on anyone. Let that youthful glow happen.

  5. SG says:

    She needs to trim those split ends…

  6. ShanKat says:

    I love the blonde…but the radical changes feel super bipolar. I hope she’s okay, too. As long as she stays away from Wilmer, the Cocaine Cartel Concierge, she’s got a shot.

    • Jessica says:

      That’s a MAJOR stretch. Changing hair color…somehow seems bipolar? As a bipolar person, let me remind you that MANY women change their hair color a LOT, and that hair color changes are not exactly the kind of thing you look for when looking for bipolar symptoms. Especially at her age. Most girls her age are doing the same thing.

      Reading way too much into it.

  7. Asli says:

    The red hair is horrible. And the nails are ugly. The Dad pulled a douchebag-move. I hope this doesn’t turn into another Lindsay case. Though there are similarities. The family problems, drug abuse and Wilmer Valderama. That guy is poison.

  8. NerdMomma says:

    What a stunningly beautiful girl. I would love to see her get a make-under though, that’s a ton of makeup she’s wearing.

    • Stacy Dresden says:

      I agree with you completely. She is naturally beautiful and doesn’t need all the dye and length. Less is more, Demi.

  9. Kate says:

    She’s actually back in rehab. She was meant to present at the Grammys but pulled out at the last minute to go to this ‘retreat’.
    She was back in rehab a couple of weeks ago too but her management pulled her out to send her to do a show in Chile so no-one would notice.

    • Carolyn says:

      Isn’t Demi supposed to be in rehab but her mangement are vigorously denying she is, to preserve her “image”?

  10. Canada Guy says:

    “Cleansing retreat” = REHAB?

  11. samira677 says:

    Hate when people have several shades in their hair. It looks a mess. Stick to one color. I always find it amusing that relatives of celebrities always want to get in touch with the celebrity but couldn’t care less about the other they haven’t spoken to for years.

  12. SHump76 says:

    She’s a really beautiful girl. I like the blonde on her. It’s better than the red.

  13. Snowflake says:

    She looks best with the dark brown hair imo.

  14. TheOriginalKitten says:

    The blonde is not great. I like a chocolate shade on her.

  15. Franny says:

    I think this blond softens her. Her eye make up is very pretty!

    But those nails! Awful. What is it with these girls (RiRi, Gaga…even Adele) and these monster nails? how do you do anything?

  16. lola says:

    oh-oh. never a good sign when they start the extreme dying… what’s wrong with her?

  17. Jules says:

    The red is far more flattering than the washed out blonde!!! And I’m sorry, but poor Demi looks 35…isn’t she like 18-20???

  18. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    I hope this “cleansing retreat” is rehab and not that place celebs go to eat macrobioticly (aka lose weight). Terrible idea for a young lady struggling with bulemia.

  19. normades says:

    She’ll need a lot more than a colon cleansing to help her through what’s really ailing her. Agree with the other posters calling BS. She’s in rehab for the bad stuff.

  20. jch says:

    I agree with the strong possibility that her dad was an alcoholic, many throat cancers are from drinking and smoking (but not all, so don’t jump on that).

  21. Darlene says:

    I love her new haircolor.

  22. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    She is pretty. I don’t care for that shade of Wynonna Judd/Florence red on her though.

  23. RocketMerry says:

    And so it begins. This hair colour changing thing was the start of Lindsay’s downfall, too.
    Oh, Demi. Lose the loser (Valderama) and stick to one colour and rehab for a while!

  24. Jacq says:

    What a lowly move on her father’s part. I stopped speaking to my mother 6 years ago. My whole family pretends like they have no idea what verbal and psychological abuse I am talking about. But, it was there and it was REAL whether anyone glosses over it or not (one thanksgiving when I was in high school, she berated me into crying at the table, where she then sat and took pictures of me – yet, still everyone covers for her), it is an extremely difficult and painful decision to make. It is like dealing with a death without the benefit of the person actually dying.

  25. kazoo says:

    Still ugly. Less chola, so I guess better?

  26. danielle says:

    I like the blonde alot – the red was horrible! Too harsh.

  27. Ana says:

    Way better with the blond hair, I agree with people that say the make-up ages her, she looks much older than me in those, and I am 28!

    I also agree with the nails, they look horrible, although they may come in handy if someone is trying to rob you!

  28. UniqJazz says:

    This girl is Gorgeous ! but she wears too much make up. She doesn’t need it. Too much foundation !

  29. Penguin says:

    Sorry but she’s a thug. She assaulted that dancer. You can’t use having an e.d as an excuse. I had one too, it doesn’t give you the right to go round thumping people.

  30. Orange Cone says:

    she needs to ease up on the extensions- for realz! she looks great in the coral get-up.

  31. ella says: