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Everyone Thought Demi Lovato Was Shading Taylor Swift During Her Performance At The VMAs, But She Was Living Her Best Life

At Monday’s MTV Video Music Awards on August 6, singer and actor Demi Lovato was nowhere to be seen on the red carpet. The singer was up for Best Dance Video for her work with Clean Bandit in “Solo” but lost to The Chainsmokers featuring Bebe Rexha for “Call You Mine.” According to reports, Demi’s absence sparked rumors that she missed the MTV VMA’s because of a feud with Taylor Swift. 

Of course, that rumor was far from the truth which turns out is actually way better.

In fact, Lovato wasn’t in attendance because she was busy filming another project. 

As she revealed yesterday via Instagram yesterday, she’ll be joining the upcoming third and final season of “Will & Grace.” So while people were making up rumors about her absence from the VMA’s saying it was because of drama with Taylor Swift, Lovato was busy filming her three-episode guest arc. 

But first thing’s first, can we stop pinning women against each other? It’s such a tired and poor excuse. Plus, do people ever stop to think about how the rumors they start online or the comments they make will affect someone’s mental health? Even if the people we’re talking about here are celebrities. At the end of the day, they’re people, too. 

Further, the former Disney star has always been open with her fans and the public about her struggles with sobriety, self-love, and mental health.

 So why would people continue to speak this way of her just to stir up some controversy?

According to HelloGiggles, the rumors began when Lovato posted an Instagram Story about skipping the MTV VMA’s ceremony right after Taylor Swift had won the night’s Video of the Year Award. She took to Instagram to write, “I skipped the VMA’s for a REASON. Well, that and I just hate awards shows.” 

Whatever her reason may have been, it’s her business and part of her private life, so fans and the public alike shouldn’t be quick to make assumptions about it. Plus, we’re sure she has her reasons for hating awards shows too. We can’t even imagine the scrutiny and pressure she must go through every time. 

After that post, Swift fans quickly were led to believe that she was being shady toward Taylor. 

But that wasn’t the case and while Lovato may not have explicitly addressed what Swift fans were theorizing, she still wrote in an Instagram Story according to HelloGiggles, “Okay I can’t tell you guys what I’m doing (you’ll find out super soon tho) but it’s making me SO HAPPY. I’m having SO MUCH FUN and I can’t stop laughing. Now go come up with crazy-ass theories as to what it might be!!!” 

While Taylor and Demi’s relationship has been rocky in the past, the former Disney star wasn’t being shady and ended up actually addressing Swift’s fans. 

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That was when she announced she was “literally living my dream” because she would be a guest star on “Will & Grace.” Enough of the drama, we can’t wait to see Demi Lovato get back to her acting roots on the third and final season of “Will & Grace.”  According to a spokesperson for NBC, Lovato will guest star as a character named Jenny, “a guarded girl who comes into the life of Will (played by Eric McCormack), in three episodes of the sitcom in 2020.” 

Since Lovato’s announcement, a couple of her soon-to-be costars have shared their excitement over her joining the team. 

According to NBC News, Debra Messing, who plays Grace, commented on Lovato’s post and said, “DEMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!! You are so sweet. I am so happy you came to play with us! You are now officially part of the family.” McCormack and Sean Hayes, who plays Hack, also shared their own photos with Lovato on set, expressing their excitement over the news. 

Lovato will appear in three episodes sometime in 2020, during the third season of the show. NBC announced that the upcoming season of the “Will & Grace” revival will be the last and consist of 18 episodes. The specific premiere date will be announced later. 

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Despite the rumors that began to rise due to Lovato’s absence from the MTV VMA’s that she was throwing shade at Taylor Swift, the singer isn’t paying attention to the negativity and instead of focusing on the positive aspects of her career. Her return to acting should be a joyous and exciting time to get back into how she started her career in the industry. 

We’re excited to see what Demi Lovato’s character in “Will & Grace” will get into for its final season. 

Demi Tweeted That ‘One Day, She’d Sing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl’ And Guess Who’s Singing This Year

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Demi Tweeted That ‘One Day, She’d Sing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl’ And Guess Who’s Singing This Year

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Demi Lovato announced that she will be singing the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV, so it’s safe to say that her year is off to a pretty good start. But what’s even more interesting though, is that somehow, someone unearthed a tweet from 2010 in which the singer said she would “one day” sing the national at the Super Bowl —and we’re obsessed with this full-circle moment, but also a little bit creeped out tbh.

2020 is looking pretty good for Demi Lovato so far. 

The singer is making a pretty big comeback with, not just one, but two MAJOR performances, back to back.

Just a week ago, she announced that she’ll be performing at the Grammy Awards on January 26.

The announcement of her upcoming performance came just a few weeks after the singer teased “the next time you hear from me, I’ll be singing” back in December.

The star will make her much anticipated return to the spotlight later this month. 

Demi announced that she’ll be performing at the 62nd Grammy Awards later this month, via instagram. “I told you the next time you’d hear from me I’d be singing.” The Recording Academy also confirmed Lovato’s participation shortly after her announcement. And that’s not the only thing Demi has —manifested— into action.

We don’t know what type of brujería she worked but Demi truly predicted this.

PopCrave recently unearthed a 2010 tweet from Demi in which she accurately predicted her Super Bowl performance —a full decade before she’s slated to take the stage. “One day I’m gonna sing the national anthem at a Super Bowl,” Demi wrote ten years ago, adding: “Onnnee dayyy….” —brujería, I tell you.

The singer, who’s been in self-care mode since her 2018 overdose, announced she’ll be singing the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV next month.

Demi’s idea of “taking it slow” took an interesting turn after this announcement.  She is now slated to perform at the the same annual Super Bowl —the same low key event that Nielsen says drew an audience of 98.2 million people in the United States and sparked 32.3 million social media interactions last year. No biggie. 

The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer will be joining a roster of A-list stars at the Super Bowl this year. 

The iconic half time performance is in the hands of two Latinx queens. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, are headlining the show. And now it’s J.Lo, Shakira, and Demi. And we already can’t wait to watch these Latinas rock the show.

Demi’s fans have been quick to show their support and excitement for her upcoming gigs. 

The 27-year-old has publicly struggled with sobriety and was treated for a drug overdose in July 2018. A globally viewed Grammy performance, and Super Bowl appearance, are quite ambitious undertakings for someone who has stayed out of the spotlight for some time. But her fans’ support might’ve been what encouraged her to get back in the game. 

Team Demi is with her all the way…

YOU’RE REALLY FEEDING US OMG WE DONT DESERVE,” one fan tweeted after the singer announced her Super Bowl appearance. Another wrote: “So happy for you Demi… I’m excited for you for 2020 it’s your year to shine brighter than the sun… you f*cking rock!!!!”

The Super Bowl Just Hit The Latina Trifecta Thanks To This Big Announcement

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The Super Bowl Just Hit The Latina Trifecta Thanks To This Big Announcement

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Looks like the Super Bowl is officially going to be fire. Late last year it was announced that , Jennifer Lopez and Shakira would headline the halftime show. News of their duo performance sparked both delight and, in light of the NFL’s anti-Black Lives Matter stance, some controversy. Still, whether you love it or hate, the show will go on and Demi Lovato is now taking part.

On Thursday the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer announced that she will be performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl LIV in Miami. 

In a post to her Instagram account, the singer shared an official photo and a caption that read, “Singing the National Anthem at #SBLIV See you in Miami @NFL.”

The announcement is proof that Latinas and Demi in particular are setting 2020 on fire.

After all, Lovato’s announcement comes just two days after she announced that she had accepted an invite to performat the 2020 Grammy Awards at the end of this month. The news sparked excitement amongst Lovato’s fans particularly because the singer hasn’t performed live since 2018 when she was hospitalized for a drug overdose. 

This year, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will also headline the halftime show.

Super Bowl LIV will be played on February 2. Fox will televise the game starting at 6:30 p.m. with kickoff shortly thereafter.

We don’t know who will face off in the 54th Super Bowl but we know who will be serving up delicious cuisine at Hard Rock Stadium the day of the big game and the big performance — a dominicana chef.

Chef Dayanny de la Cruz the Centerplate Executive Chef of the Hard Rock Stadium will be feeding guests with delicious sazón on Super Bowl Sunday. 

The woman responsible for coordinating the food experience for Super Bowl LIV is Dayanny de la Cruz. The mom of three is the executive chef of the Hard Rock Stadium. FIERCE recently spoke to Chef Dayanny about her beginnings, her connections with the world of food, breaking through the glass ceiling and what it’s like to design a menu that matches JLo and Shakira’s superstardom. 

Chef Dayanny was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and grew up in a home where everything happened around the kitchen table. It was the kind of childhood where her mother always insisted she eat before she play and she was able to run outside and pick ripe mangoes straight from surrounding trees. Chef Dayanny credits this early association with fresh foods and the warmth of a lively kitchen with her decision to enter the culinary world. 

She first went to school to get a degree in hospitality management from Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic. It was here that she decided to move to the United States with her parents and pursue a career in culinary arts. After getting her degree in Grand Rapids, MI, the newbie chef accepted her first position in a kosher kitchen at the DoubleTree Hotel in Chicago — an experience that she says was one of the most difficult and rewarding of her career. 

It was during this time in Chicago that Chef Dayanny was exposed to the world of sports luxury entertainment. She quickly started building her resume with some of the most elite sports events in the US, such as the US open in New York, the Kentucky Derby and the NBA All-Stars. Chef Dayanny explained to FIERCE, the experience was a different challenge than what she was used to, but she was drawn to that difficult task.

Her experience eventually led her to Miami and the Hard Rock Stadium.

 As the executive chef, this means she would be in charge of the kitchen staff for each of these locations. Chef Dayanny also oversees the menus for each concession, kitchen and restaurant at the stadium, and ensures the quality of the food leaving the kitchen. Currently, the stadium has 7 kitchens, 167 suits, 7 all-inclusive clubs and 25 concession stands.

Among those responsibilities is a self-imposed rule that Chef Dayanny expects of her kitchens: to keep them extremely diverse. Listing Central America, South America, Africa and other countries as some of the sources of inspiration for the cuisine she serves, the chef explained to FIERCE that she not only includes her own Dominican flavors into her kitchens but she encourages the native flavors of her kitchen staff to be utilized as well. 

The road leading up to her high-profile career hasn’t been easy. Unfortunately, Chef Dayanna also experienced something many women — Latinas especially — experience coming up in her career.

Like in many industries, the culinary world is still very much a boys’ club. As such, women are given an especially difficult time when they enter the industry to gain experience. Sometimes the interactions are so traumatizing that women leave their industry completely to avoid facing more injustices. 

Chef Dayanny confirmed that as a Latina she bumped into the infamous glass ceiling several times before climbing up the ladder. However, it wasn’t her own struggle she was concerned about, but the struggle of the next generation of women. Acknowledging that we still have a ways to go in making strides in equality, Chef Dayanny explained, “If we are standing still, not moving forward, we aren’t clearing the way for the next generation.” 

As thrilled as she is about the upcoming Super Bowl, when asked how she feels knowing that she is somewhat responsible for feeding JLo and Shakira, Chef Dayanny left us with a reminder of what’s most important. 

Anyone who talks to Chef Dayanny can hear how much she loves to cook and how she adores food in general. So, to reach this point in her career where she receives this honor is obviously a big deal for her. In her interview with FIERCE, we hear in her voice how proud she is to land this role. While Chef Dayanny admitted she is excited about organizing the menus at the Super Bowl, for her, the real excitement comes when the party is over.