Miley Cyrus Out & About in LA

31 08 2012

Miley out and about in Los Angeles with friend Vijat Mohindra (August 30). More pics HERE.

Back in LA after a few weeks in Philadelphia with fiance Liam Hemsworth, Miley got to work on her new website with a photoshoot. She uploaded a photo of her and her mum Tish, and they both looked gorgeous! Her make up was done by Denika Bedroissan and her hair was done by Chris McMillan.

Spending some quality time with her family, Miley was pictured leaving her father’s concert in West Hollywood along with fiancé Liam Hemsworth (August 31). More pics HERE.

Miley’s mom, Tish, tweeted a pic of her with Miley and sister Brandi (take a look HERE). She tweeted: “@TishCyrus: @BillyRayCyrus was amazing tonight at the Bootleg! Such a fun night hanging out with friends and family and listening to great music!”





Demi Lovato: I’m Focused on My Recovery, Not Dating

30 08 2012

Demi Lovato may be single, but she is not ready to mingle!

Over the past two years, the 20-year-old pop star has been open about her struggles with eating disorders and mental health issues. And though she says it’s been “smooth sailing” lately, she’s still too focused on her health to worry about dating. “It doesn’t matter how frickin’ good-looking you are, or funny, or how in love with them I am,” she tells iVillage exclusively. “Right now, there’s nobody more important to me than myself and my recovery.”

But just because she’s not going on dates doesn’t mean she’s not keeping busy. Lovato has a new seat on the X Factor judging panel, and she’s also a mentor for the Acuvue 1-Day Contest. When iVillage caught up with her, she dished about what it’s like to mentor young girls, why she doesn’t feel pressure to be a role model and what it’s really like to work with Britney Spears.

Why did you want to be a mentor for the Acuvue 1-Day Contest?
I wanted to be a mentor because it’s a great opportunity to help someone come out of their shell and make them feel more confident and comfortable with going after their dreams. It was a great opportunity to give back. I had a lot of fun doing it.

So many young girls look up to you. Does that ever feel like a lot of pressure?
It used to feel like a lot of pressure because I wasn’t really honest with everyone. I feel like it’s not a lot of pressure when you’re just being yourself and you’re telling the truth about things. I had issues that I was dealing with in privacy, and I was doing things that normal teenagers go through. But I definitely didn’t feel like a role model at the time. Now that I’ve talked about the issues that I’ve dealt with, I feel that I’ve been very honest and open. When people still call me an inspiration after that, I don’t feel pressured at all. I really am just being myself with everyone, and when people accept me for who I am, it feels really, really great.

Last month, you said you were on a dating hiatus. What would a guy have to do to change your mind?
There’s actually nothing that a guy can do to change my mind right now. It doesn’t matter how frickin’ good-looking you are, or funny, or how in love with them I am. Right now, there’s nobody more important to me than myself and my recovery. I think that’s a thing that a lot of young girls need to remember. There’s no one more important than themselves, especially when it comes to girls that are in their late teens or early teens and are trying to figure out who they are. It’s really easy to be influenced by a guy that you like, and this is a period of time when you need to figure out yourself. That’s what I’m doing right now.

You’ve been really open about your health issues in the past. Are you feeling good now?
It’s been an up-and-down roller coaster. It hasn’t been totally perfect since I got out of treatment, and I’d be lying if I told you that it has. But at this moment right now, and for a while now, it’s been smooth sailing. I feel like I’m just cruising and having a really amazing time in life. I wouldn’t have been able to make it through a summer tour while hosting the Teen Choice Awards and doing X Factor at the same time if I wasn’t in a healthy state of mind. I don’t really necessarily have an update, but I think that kind of proves itself.

The new season of The X Factor premieres on Sept. 12. How has your experience been so far?
The experience so far has been so much fun. It doesn’t feel like work at all, and I just have had so much fun working with Britney and Simon and L.A. We all get along really, really great, and it’s a lot of fun getting to see new talent and people with a lot of potential to be superstars.

There was a clip of Britney doling out some criticism on the show, and Simon recently called her mean. Is she really a mean judge?
He’s totally joking! With this show, there’s not really the mean one, the nice one, the funny one — we don’t have the typical panel of judges. I think we’re all really honest and sometimes it can come off as mean. We also joke around, and we like to have a lot of fun. There’s definitely been times when me and Britney have said no to people when Simon and L.A. say yes. We just have a different view on pop stars and celebrities because we’re in the pop industry ourselves. Simon and L.A. know a lot, for sure — but from an artist’s point of view, I feel maybe I’m more critical of the people on stage. For instance, if they say, “Oh, I didn’t have time to practice enough” or “I only got two hours of sleep,” I think I’m a little bit more critical. I’m like, “If you want to make it in this industry, you sometimes don’t even get to sleep at night.” There are no excuses.

Is it ever hard to reject people?
Of course. You’re kind of shattering someone’s dreams. When they’ve made it that far and you’re telling them no, it’s really difficult to watch. And I’ve had to let go of some really great people because there’s been a huge amount of really talented people and only a specific number could get through. We are very excited with the talent that we have, but of course it’s difficult to let people go — especially when they’re older and this is their last chance to make it.

Would you say it helps or hurts a contestant when they sing one of your songs?
I think that it doesn’t really hurt or help. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if it’s my song or somebody else’s. If they do a great job on it then they deserve to go through, and if they don’t then it’s not meant to be. I think it hurts a lot of the contestants when they sing a Britney song, though. You just can’t do a Britney song. You won’t do it justice. There’s only one Britney Spears and she has a very unique voice. You can’t top her.

As the two female judges, have you and Britney been bonding?
When we’re sitting on the panel and passing notes, we have a lot of fun. So I guess, yeah, a little bit. But I’m still getting to know her and hopefully someday we can hang out off-camera. But I know that we’re both super, super busy.

If you had to be a contestant on a reality show, which one would you choose? 
I always wanted to be on Survivor. Out in the wild, stripped down to barely any food, having to work for everything and trying to survive with your basic instincts. I think that’d be a really cool experience.

School is starting again. Do you have any embarrassing back-to-school memories from when you were a kid?
I do! I have a back-to-school memory when I was running in the hallway, which, you know, you should never do. But I was running in the hallway and I was trying to get to second period or something like that, and I just completely busted ass. Like, fell in front of everybody. Obviously I’m a really clumsy person. I fall all the time on stage, and I feel like it’s not an official tour unless I fall during one concert. So, yes, I totally wiped out and it was really funny. And I just made a pose and threw my hands up in the air and said, “Ta-da!” People kind of just laughed instead of making fun of me, which was cool.

So you’re off men for now, but have you ever had a celebrity crush?
My first celebrity crush… I guess I’ve always just liked older guys, because my first celebrity crush was Leonardo DiCaprio when I was 5.

ALSO, Niall Horan from One Direction talks about Demi. (FF 5:05)

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Demi Lovato Performing in St. Paul, MN

30 08 2012

Demi performed at the Grandstand, Minnesota State Fairgrounds as part of her 2012 Summer Tour tour on August 28, 2012 in St. Paul, MN.

Meet & Greet | More pics HERE.

Performance | More pics HERE.

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Fix A Heart:

The House That Built Me cover:

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Demi Lovato Visits KDWB 101.3 Radio Station

29 08 2012

Demi visited the KDWB 101.3 Radio Station on August 28, 2012 in Minnesota. More pics HERE.





Demi Lovato Performing in Essex Junction, VT

29 08 2012

Demi performed at the Champlain Valley Exposition as part of her 2012 Summer Tour tour on August 27, 2012 in Essex Junction, VT.

Soundcheck | More pics HERE.

Performance | More pics HERE.





Demi Lovato Joins 2012 MTV Video Music Awards Pre-Show!

28 08 2012

‘Skyscraper’ singer will perform and EDM superstar Calvin Harris will warm up the pre-show, kicking off at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday, September 6.

A year after she chilled on the black carpet, Demi Lovato will be in the spotlight at the during the pre-show to the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

Lovato will help get the ball rolling on the big night with a performance of her hit “Give Your Heart a Break” during the hour-long VMA pre-show, which will air live on September 6 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT. Demi will warm up the VMA crowd prior to the start of the main attraction, which is set to air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

“I’m so excited to perform at the VMA preshow. I can’t believe it!” said Lovato.

She won’t be alone, of course, as the warm-up show’s soundtrack will be provided by none other than chart-topping EDM artist, DJ and mega-producer Calvin Harris. Nominated in the Best Electronic Dance Music Video category, Harris will warm up the VMA crowd for an hour prior to the start of the main attraction.

As a part of MTV’s “2012 Video Music Awards Pre-Show,” MTV News’ Sway Calloway, Jim Cantiello, James Montgomery and Christina Garibaldi will take viewers live to the vertical red carpet, behind the scenes and backstage with some of music’s hottest stars. Also on the carpet, British TV host and fashion expert Louise Roe will return as MTV’s international guest correspondent for the second year in a row.

Leading up to the pre-show, MTV will air a “Jersey Shore Look Back Special” at 6 p.m. ET/PT, featuring clips from past episodes, commentary from the cast and never-before-seen footage in preparation for the upcoming sixth season of “Jersey Shore” in October. During the special, the cast will break in with live hits from the red carpet with their reactions, remarks and messages for fans. The pre-show will also feature the announcement of the all-new “Most Share-Worthy Video” award, presented by Bing.

Lovato will get the party started for a sizzling roster of main-show performers that already includes the VMA debut of One Direction, as well as spots from Taylor Swift, Green Day and Pink. Five-time VMA nominee Rihanna joined the heat on Monday, along with the VMA performance debut of talked-about Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean.

Rihanna is tied with Drake for the night’s most nominations, including two bids for Video of the Year.

Among the presenters also confirmed for the show are the Wanted, Andy Samberg, Rashida Jones, 2 Chainz, Ke$ha Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller and the “Fierce Five,” the U.S. Women’s Olympics Gymnastics Team that won the team gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games. The show will be hosted by comedian Kevin Hart and will also feature a performance from Alicia Keys.

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Sean Michael Triana Hired As Miley Cyrus’ New Photographer

28 08 2012

While checking out the Miley Cyrus tag on Tumblr, one of our friends came across a post by Sean Michael Triana. He wrote:

just got hired as miley’s new photographer, I’ll be shooting her next album cover, and other secret projects. hahaha..wow. if you ever supported my photography…thank you! love ya! bye. I feel like i’m dreaming.

You can check out Sean’s Tumblr HERE, including a photo of Miley’s brother Braison! What do you think of his work? The Can’t Be Tamed shoot by Brian Bowen Smith will always be one of my favourites but I can’t wait to see how fierce Miley will look on her new album photoshoot with her new hair!

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