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Demi Lovato on Her Troubled Past: My Mentality Was 'Work Hard, Play Hard'

Demi Lovato on Her Troubled Past: My Mentality Was 'Work Hard, Play Hard'

Originally posted 12/02/2013 09:00AM

Being a child star means growing up fast, but for Demi Lovato, being her family's breadwinner came with a hefty price, the former Disney star tells Nylon.

Lovato, 21, who ended up in rehab in 2010, admits that since she had grown-up responsibilities, she thought she could act like a grown-up, too.

"My parents tried to control me, but I'd be like, 'Oh really, I'm grounded? Well, I pay the bills,' " she says. "They did the best they could. And I think that's why a lot of young stars struggle when they're making money or providing for their family."

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PHOTO: Meet Mario Lopez's Son Dominic!

PHOTO: Meet Mario Lopez's Son Dominic!

Originally posted 11/22/2013 04:00PM

The Extra host and his wife, Courtney, introduced their second child on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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The X Factor: Who Did Simon Cowell Call 'A Singing Hamster'?

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The X Factor: Who Did Simon Cowell Call 'A Singing Hamster'?

Originally posted 11/21/2013 10:20AM

It was a British invasion on Wednesday's The X Factor, as the Top 10 took on songs from across the pond.

Jeff Gutt, 37, "rocked" this week, literally and critically, singing "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen.

Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato were unanimous in their praise of the Over 25s singer, saying, "This is by far your best performance."

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X Factor's Carlos Guevara Fights Back Tears After Being Eliminated: Watch Now

Originally posted 11/15/2013 04:00PM

It was an emotional week on the set of The X Factor with three acts being sent home.

"We've grown so close to a lot of people in the competition and I didn't want to cry or have them be sad on stage," eliminated Sweet Suspense member Millie Thrasher, 14, told PEOPLE with tears rolling down her face after Thursday's elimination show. "We would have loved to have gone further but I'm proud of us for how far we went."

But Thrasher and her bandmates Celine Polenghi, 16, and Summer Reign, 17, were not alone in their sorrow Thursday night. Before the episode ended, country singer Rachel Potter, 29, was also sent packing after the mentors chose to send her home over the jazzy Khaya Cohen, 16.

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Demi Lovato Still Won't Watch Herself on TV After Having an Eating Disorder | Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato: It's Hard Being on Camera If You've Had an Eating Disorder

Originally posted 11/15/2013 02:00PM

Demi Lovato isn't ready to jump back into an acting career.

The X Factor judge says it's difficult being on camera since her treatment for anorexia and bulimia. In fact, while millions watch her on TV each week, she doesn't watch herself.

"It is still hard being in front of the camera when you have suffered from eating disorders, and I still don't watch my episodes. It is hard," Lovato, 21, told reporters at Thursday's show.

"I think ultimately my main thing is singing," she said. "Maybe movies once in a while, if the right role comes along."

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X Factor: Judges Shocked by Bottom Two Following Surprising Elimination

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X Factor: Judges Shocked by Bottom Two Following Surprising Elimination

Originally posted 11/15/2013 08:30AM

On Wednesday's episode of The X Factor, judge Simon Cowell predicted that contestant Carlito Olivero would "go home" this week following his lackluster performance of "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You."

But on Thursday night, an annoyed Cowell rolled his eyes when it was revealed that not only was Olivero, 24, staying put this week, but that he was the first contestant to make it through to the top 10.

Adding insult to injury, the girl group Sweet Suspense – whose performance of the Tony Basil song "Mickey" left Cowell raving that they were "the best of the night" on Wednesday – was sent home in a shocking elimination that host Mario Lopez repeatedly described as "an unpopular decision."

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The X Factor: Josh Levi Is 'Straight Up' the Star of the Night

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The X Factor: Josh Levi Is 'Straight Up' the Star of the Night

Originally posted 11/14/2013 08:45AM

The X Factor was all about big hair and even bigger results Wednesday night.

Carlos Guevara was the first Top 13 contestant to be eliminated as the show kicked off by announcing results after last week's technical glitch nullified the voting.

Then it was back to the '80s, as the contestants took on songs from the era of Madonna's fingerless-gloved heyday.

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Simon Cowell: I'll Have a 'Smoking Room' When the Baby Arrives

Simon Cowell: I'll Have a 'Smoking Room' When the Baby Arrives

Originally posted 11/11/2013 08:35AM

With a baby on the way, X Factor mentor Simon Cowell declared that he was quitting smoking, but in his own words: "I lied."

Claiming electronic cigarettes "don't work," the music mogul eagerly pulled out a pack of cigarettes to light up after taping an episode of his Fox singing competition on Thursday.

"There are a lot of boring things that happen when you have a baby," Cowell, 54, told reporters with a cheeky smile. "[You have to get rid of] sharp edges, cigarettes, alcohol … then there's [baby-proofing] the toilet. But I'll have a smoking room!"

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The X Factor: Rion Paige Leaves Demi Lovato in Tears

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The X Factor: Rion Paige's Lady Gaga Song Leaves Demi Lovato in Tears

Originally posted 11/08/2013 11:10AM

One of The X Factor's contestants was supposed to be sent home Thursday after the Top 13 got down with Motown on Wednesday night.

But when voting information from Wednesday's show turned out to be incorrect – the result of a graphics error during the recap – contestants were asked to perform again on Thursday.

The impromptu performance show, which gave the singers less than 24 hours to prepare, was chaotic: Contestant after contestant was brought out in speedy fashion, and the judges were forced to deliver their comments quickly (often only one or two of the judges got a word in after a performance).

The craziness was summed up perfectly by host Mario Lopez, who said, "This is sort of like speed dating ... but speed singing."

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Watch Khaya Cohen Channel Amy Winehouse on The X Factor

The X Factor: Khaya Cohen Channels Amy Winehouse as the Top 12 Perform

Originally posted 11/07/2013 08:25AM

The X Factor got down with Motown Wednesday night as the Top 12 performed hits from the legendary record label.

Make that the Top 13: The live show kicked off with a surprise, as Josh Levi, who was eliminated from the Boys team by mentor Paulina Rubio last week, was invited back as a wild card.

Levi, 15, sang "Who's Loving You" by the Jackson 5, and earned raves from the judges, including Simon Cowell who said, "You went from zero to hero."

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