Lovato's Disney show tweaked in her absence
November 15th, 2010
09:30 AM ET

Lovato's Disney show tweaked in her absence

The show must go on! That's the stance the Disney Channel is taking as "Sonny With a Chance" star Demi Lovato continues to seek treatment for emotional and physical issues.

Entertainment Weekly confirms a report in Variety that the network is tweaking the teen series so that its focus will be on the variety-show-within-the-show "So Random!"

Under the new format, which will begin shooting with or without Lovato in January, the episodes will feature guest stars as well as music and comedy sketches.

β€œThis allows her the time she needs to get well, without distraction or pressure,” a Disney Channel spokeswoman said of the show's 18-year-old star, who checked into a treatment center earlier this month. "Again, we extend our ongoing support to Demi and her family as she works to overcome personal issues.”

Last week, a rep for Lovato told CNN that recent reports that the singer was struggling with drugs and alcohol were completely false.

"Demi Lovato is not in treatment for drug or alcohol addiction," said the rep. "As we have said since she entered treatment last week, Demi decided to seek help for emotional and physical issues she has battled throughout her life. She has taken this step in order to get her life in order."

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  1. Divine

    i agree they should find a new sonny

    December 11, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Divine

    i dont care if she is gpoing to go to rehab thats good for her but they should find a new sonny πŸ™‚ .... πŸ™

    December 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sunless

    get this http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    November 15, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. total devotion

    what a bunch of tards. go back to a video game forums and troll. how does obama have anything to do with disney and disney roductions?

    and how does a jonas bro being a cheater to his proclaimed lover have any bearing on how our country is run?

    all her life shes been suffering from some kind of mental issue and then her life is torn apart so she seeks help, and its obamas fault?

    please the internet mem eof being a troll for lulz went out of style over a year ago. i guess the troll rumor vine mill thing didnt pass that info along to you morons.

    November 15, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. Brickell Princess

    Yawn! Another spoiled brat trying to get more PR.

    November 15, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. Blame Obama

    If Obama wasnt ruining this country then Levato would be OK

    November 15, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. Really?


    November 15, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. Truth

    Demi Lovato is a liberal stooge.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  9. Carroll

    Good for her. Maybe she can curb it all before it becomes a problem.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • indrid

      I think when you mess up the production of an entire tv series, it's already a problem.

      November 15, 2010 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |

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