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Demi Lovato Works With Mental Health Charity To Honour Father

Demi Lovato Works With Mental Health Charity To Honour Father

Jul 11 2013, 5:47am CDT | by

Demi Lovato has partnered with a mental health charity to honor her late father. The 'Made in the USA' singer is working with Cast Recovery to start 'The Lovato Treatment Scholarship' to help those...

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Demi Lovato Works With Mental Health Charity To Honour Father

Jul 11 2013, 5:47am CDT | by

Demi Lovato has partnered with a mental health charity to honor her late father.

The 'Made in the USA' singer is working with Cast Recovery to start 'The Lovato Treatment Scholarship' to help those with mental illnesses and seeking treatment following her estranged father Patrick Lovato's death in June.

She told E! News: "My dad suffered from mental illnesses ... He was suffering so bad that he couldn't function in society normally and he couldn't get the help that he needed. So, when he passed away, I thought myself, 'I wish there was something I could have done.' "

The 20-year-old star - who has previously been treated for severe depression and self harming - did not have a close relationship with her father, who died from cancer after a long and painful battle, in the past few years but she wants to "make it up to him".

Demi added: "Now, because he's passed away, I felt like it was too late and then I realised, 'Actually, it's not too late.' He wasn't a bad person, I didn't have the best relationship with him and for so many years I was mad at him, but when he passed away I realised none of it was even his fault. He had mental illnesses."

The 'X Factor' judge added: "Me and Cast Recovery are teaming up to provide the services that one person will need to get through treatment. Because treatment is actually very, very expensive. And whether it's rehab or in-patient, out-patient - whatever it is - I want to be there providing that service because I didn't get the chance to do it with my dad and I want to make it up to him now that he's looking over me."

Demi was raised by her mother Dianna and her stepfather Eddie De La Garza, and she has previously opened up about her strained relationship with Patrick.

In 2011, she penned a song about him, 'For the Love of a Daughter', and in 2009 the singer-and-actress revealed she hadn't spoken to her biological father in "two years".

She said: "The last time I talked to him was two years ago. You try to have faith in somebody, even when you're the last person that believes in him. But when somebody lets you down after you've been the only one there for them, and so many times, you don't know what else to do. I had to cut off all connection. It was hurting me too much."

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Demi Lovato Gets Engaged On Stage

Oct 14 2014 6:47pm CDT | Source: WNKS-FM Kiss 95.1

Demi Lovato is now off the market - And, shes a cradle robber. Saturday during a show in Moline, Illinois 5 yr old Grant was pulled on stage by Demi after she saw the sign he was holding. She put him on the mic & after a bit of coaching, he got down on one knee & proposed to Demi. Ring & all! And she accepted! Sorry fellas! T ...
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Demi Lovato & Iggy Azalea: VEVO Certified SuperFanFest Fun

Oct 9 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: GossipCenter

Showing some love to their West Coast fans, Demi Lovato and Iggy Azalea attended the VEVO Certified SuperFanFest concert at the Barkar Hangar in Santa Monica last night (October 8). The “Heart Attack” singer was proud to show off her new partially-shaved hairdo in a pretty pink ensemble with a Saint Laurent clutch before changing into a black outfit with studded bra cups for her live performance. And it looks like Iggy decided to ditch her usual curve-hugging clothing in favor of a baggy be ...
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Iggy Azalea Sets November Release Date For "Reclassified"

Oct 9 2014 10:48am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Oct 9 2014 8:48am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Did you watch and/or suffer through X Factor USA Season 2 for a glimpse of The Holy Spearit in action? Of course you did. You’re visiting this website, after all.But in case you didn’t, CeCe Frey was a finalist on X Factor USA Season 2. She was mentored by Demi Lovato. She also wore cheetah print on her face (which Cheryl‘s suddenly taken a liking to) and sang songs like “The Edge Of Glory” and “Lady Marmalade.”Perhaps ...
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Jennifer Lopez was rear ended by a drunk driver when her kids were in the car

Sep 29 2014 8:20am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Here’s a scary story that could have turned out much worse. Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini and their kids, Lopez’s six year-old twins Max and Emme and Remini’s daughter Sofia, 10, spent the day together on Saturday. Lopez and Remini are both from Brooklyn and have been best friends for years. They were headed home from the Demi Lovato concert at LA’s Staples Center when they were rear ended by a drunk driver in a pickup truck who fled the ...
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it's been 84 years... but DEMI has finally reached gold & Really Don't Care went platinum!

Sep 28 2014 11:46am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

DEMI is officially gold and #REALLYDONTCARE is platinum!!!! Thank you Lovati ...
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Kathy Griffin to Fill Joan Rivers' Spot on Fashion Police?

Sep 24 2014 3:58pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

When Joan Rivers passed away earlier this month at the age of 81, many wondered if her cultishly popular E! series, Fashion Police, would continue on without her.  Fortunately, for fans of style and snarky commentary, E! announced last week that Fashion Police will return for another season. Following the announcement, of course, another big question loomed: who would take on the unenviable task of filling the hu ...
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Daily Link Love With Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel, Howard Stern & Nick Cannon Of ‘America’s Got Talent’

Sep 18 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: I'm Not Obsessed

Here’s your daily dose of celebrity news and gossip, brought to you by Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel, Howard Stern, and Nick Cannon of ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence keep their date nights low-key. (D Listed) Demi Lovato is ready to flaunt her booty! (OK! Magazine) Vanessa Hudgens hit the shops in Studio City. (Moe Jackson) Victoria Beckham is getting closer to opening her flagship store in Dover! (Lainey G ...
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Fraternity Lip Dub Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’

Sep 15 2014 3:35pm CDT | Source: Mix 96-5

The fraternity brothers of Delta Sigma Phi of Transylvania University not only made a video lip-dubbing Taylor Swift’s, ‘Shake It Off’ but also received the attention of Swift herself. When Swift caught saw the video she tweeted out an invite to them all to one of her concerts next year. ( function() { var func = function() { var iframe_form = document.getElementById ...
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