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Demi Lovato Is Taking Steps To Recovery And Fans Are Showering Her With Love

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Demi Lovato is back home after completing 90 days of in-patient treatment for her sobriety. Lovato has been open about her addiction and recovery for years now, and has helped humanize and destigmatize the disease. We know that she’s attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and very, very slowly stepping back into her life.

Lovatics are screaming for her return, so here are the breadcrumbs of what we know about her sobriety, where she’s been spotted around Los Angeles, and who she’s stanning on the gram.

The disease of addiction almost killed her in July.

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Her assistant found her unconscious body with blood on her pillow and immediately thought she was dead. She was hospitalized for almost two weeks before she was released for her overdose.

This is the last photo she posted before overdosing.

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That same night, we know that she overdosed and was taken to the hospital via ambulance. The 26-year-old eventually posted another photo thanking her fans and discussing her recovery but has since deleted it.

Last week, Demi posted for the first time in over three months urging her fans to get to the polls.

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Caption: “I am so grateful to be home in time to vote! One vote can make a difference, so make sure your voice is heard!🗳 🇺🇸 now go out and #VOTE!!!!”

Lovato is starting fresh with a new phone number.

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Needless to say, 70.5 million followers saw this and immediately DM’ed her. Clearly, she’s drawing personal boundaries from scratch and her fans are here for it.

Case in point:

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TMZ has reported that Lovato is splitting her time between home and a sober house, which is quite common for strong addiction recovery facilities. There is no cure for addiction, but strong, clear accountability by professionals with strong support systems by other recovering alcoholics has been proven effective.

Lovato liked Christina Aguilera’s post promoting her Liberation tour.

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Then, the Lovatics swarmed in on @xtina’s post. Literally the whole comment feed is full of folks celebrating Lovato’s return to social media.

The internet is thirsty for Lovato content.

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It’s easy to be a fan and move on with your life without realizing that Lovato has been going through some serious physical and mental health recovery all along. She may be making a soft re-entry into social media, but she is still very vulnerable.

TMZ has reported that her ex, Valderrama has been a major support for her.

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An insider told Us Weekly that, “Demi and Wilmer are still in constant communication,” and that they “speak over the phone pretty much every day and see each other often.” They haven’t been seen publicly yet.

Back in 2015, Lovato said that she “really wouldn’t be alive today without him,” according to the LA Times.

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She captioned a photo celebrating her third year of sobriety saying, “He’s loved me the way I never thought I deserved to be loved and with this day marking my 3rd year sober… After sharing my ups, putting up with my downs and supporting my recovery… he still never takes credit and I want the world to know how incredible his soul is.”

That said, she was spotted at a Japanese restaurant in Beverly Hills with designer Henry Levy.

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. TMZ. 14 November 2018.

A source told People that “Henry has been helping Demi stay on the right path.” You do you, boo.

She’s also been spotted hitting the gym and stopping by an office building.

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. TMZ. 14 November 2018.

A different People source added, “He has a bit of a troubled past as well, but is doing well now. He will be great at supporting Demi’s sobriety. He is kind of an eccentric guy, but sweet. Demi won’t be bored with him. He is very creative and passionate about life.”

These are the freshest photos of Demi in months and Lovatics are panicking.

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Prepare yourself because what you are about to hear is going to make you very, VERY angry. You’ve been warned.

Some people have already started body shaming the recovering singer.

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We’re not going to honor the trolls or the basura they spew by quoting anything here, but we will say that her fan base does not disappoint. Ejemplo: “Demi, the #lovatics love you. You look amazing. Please do not listen to these ignorant, mostly male, haters. God bless you.”

You’ve never looked better, mija.

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This is what health looks like. I’ve never stanned harder.

While we don’t have as much Lovato content, at least we have each other. ❤️

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“We got dragged together by Demi” 😂 It’s true. Her fearlessness, honesty and vulnerability in everything she does is the most compelling thing on the internet. During these dark times, we need Demi now more than ever.

Even though she’s been off social media for months, fans are blowing internet kisses.

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We hope the only content she’s consuming is this.

So Demi, if you’re reading, here’s all the mushy content you need.

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Raise your hand if you’re one of the Lovatics that are proud of her for prioritizing her health. When Lovato shows up for herself, she shows us all how to do the same.

Your health is all we’re looking at.

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It’s hard because we miss you so much, but also know that all this attention is probably not what you need right now. We’re shipping you all the positive energy to keep that healthy glow going.

Some of us are getting tatted to show her support.

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Lovato’s last post had said, “I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting.”

Stay strong, Demi.

Demi, we see you, we’re here for you, y te amos.

CREDIT: @ddlovato / Instagram

Haters? What haters? All we see is love y respecto for this process you’re going through. When you’re ready for the onslaught of love, you know where to go.


READ: Demi Lovato’s Mom Shares Her Story On Her Daughter’s Overdose And Sobriety

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This Is What Mean Girls Would Look Like Recast With Latino Actors

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This Is What Mean Girls Would Look Like Recast With Latino Actors

Mean Girls from 2004 has survived the test of time as a classic coming-of-age story that follows the conventions of teen movies and rom-coms, but adds a quirky and delicious twist. The story of an innocent girl who lands in a high school ruled by the clique The Plastics was innovative in its portrayal of body image issues, gender representation and revolutionary girl power. The movie was scripted by Our Lady Funny, Tina Fey, so it is not a surprise that it feels so fresh and current even today.  It is hard to believe that this timeless classic is almost 15 years old!

But… and this is a big but…. Mean Girls scored pretty low on the diversity scale, so we need to give it our world famous “recast with Latinos” treatment. In today’s popular media plenty of Latino talent has made their voice heard in the United States and other markets like Latin America, Spain and even Asia. It was hard for us to choose this imagined cast! We chose both upcoming and established faces in the deep well of Latino talent of the entertainment industry.

As us Latinos say: Pa luego es tarde! 

Cady Heron (originally Lindsay Lohan)

Credit: Mean Girls. Paramount Pictures.

The heroine of the story. Sweet-sixteen Cady was homeschooled in Africa and now has to face the menacing jungle of a public school full of a new kind of predatory animal: teenagers! Lohan was at her best here: the unassuming Hollywood princess before the glamour of Tinseltown derailed her life and career.

Our Latino Power choice: Belinda

Even though Belinda was born in Spain, her singing and acting career has taken off in Mexico. She is talented but can look deceptively tame, a quality that is key in Cady. We can totally picture her standing up for what she believes in.

Regina George (originally Rachel McAdams)

Credit: Mean Girls. Paramount Pictures.

The leader of The Plastics, a group of rich cabronas who rule over everyone else with an iron Prada fist. McAdams went on to build a stellar career in Hollywood with movies like the tearjerker The Notebook (confess, we have all cried watching it), but we will always remember her as the queen bee of The Plastics.

Our Latino Power choice: Naya Rivera

Credit:  Glee. Fox Television.

In a way, she has already played this role in Glee, where she played the mean girl cheerleader Santana Lopez. She can sing and dance, alright? If the famously strict showrunner Ryan Murphy fell for her charm, so do we!  She is sassy and wears her Puerto Rican heritage on her sleeve. She would add depth to Regina and make her transformation believable.

***FETCH ALERT***

BTW, if you’re still trying to make “fetch” happen, we’re betting you’re still wearing army pants and flip-flops because Cady H wore army pants and flip-flips. This can only mean one thing which is that you’ve got one of those wardrobes that could use a mitú-style Plastics makeover. Regina George tip #1: start with the concha shirt and work your way down. Get in on it Loser.

Ms. Norbury (originally Tina Fey)

Credit: Mean Girls. Paramount Pictures.

The dorky and loving calculus teacher everyone adores but no one truly respects. Fey is at her best here: the same smart but modest charisma that she displays in 30 Rock as Liz Lemon (the quirky dork par excellence!).

Our Latino Power choice: Jessica Alba

Credit: Fantastic Four. Twentieth Century Fox.

It has been a while since we have seen this true Hollywood starlet in a funny and easygoing role. She looks gorge in glasses and is extremely smart, so she would be perfect as Ms. Norbury. We love Tina Fey, of course, but Alba would be a fantastic option.

Mrs. George (originally Amy Poehler)

Credit: Mean Girls. Paramount Pictures.

Regina’s mom, a true wreck who thinks that parenting is a walk in the park… or a picnic in the park full with a glass of wine or two. Mrs George wants to be a cool mom, but forgets that teenage girls crave limits. Pobrecita, la verdad. Poehler gives a slapstick quality to the character that is infamously engrained in our memory.

Our Latino Power choice: Christina Aguilera

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An intriguing choice, but we can totally picture the diva being funny. Just remember her persona as a judge in The Voice, where she was lovely but tough. It would be amazing to see Christina in a more relaxed role, wouldn’t it? She would sure have tons of fun and she would be a commanding presence on the set.

Janis Ian (originally Lizzy Caplan)

Credit: Mean Girls. Paramount Pictures.

The epitome of the emo, artistic, poetic girl. She quickly becomes Cady’s friend. Her antagonist is obviously the spiteful Regina. Caplan is an amazing actress who is a bit underused in this movie and we got to witness her true capacities in the amazing TV show Masters of Sex (if you haven’t watched do it now: it is like steamy Mad Men).

Our Latino Power choice: Dulce Maria

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We first fell in love with this Mexican dynamo when she played a rebellious and independent teen in the super popular telenovela Rebelde, which happened in a fancy boarding school with similar social dynamics to Mean Girls. Like Caplan, Dulce Maria is a brunette with an air of gothic beauty.

Karen Smith (originally Amanda Seyfried)

Credit: Mean Girls. Paramount Pictures.

The most airhead member of The Plastics. She is equally clueless (get it, get it?) and loyal to The Plastics. Seyfried went on to become an A-lister and go-to actress for important directors like Armenian-Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan.

Our Latino Power choice: Jasmine Villegas

Credit: jasmine-villegas-press-2015-billboard-650. Digital image. Billboard.

Let’s think outside the box: the R&B singer Jasmine V would be an intriguing Karen. She is beautiful like Seyfried and her voice would give renewed energy to the character.

Gretchen Wieners (originally Lacey Chabert)

Credit: Mean Girls. Paramount Pictures.

Picture un perrito faldero (a lap dog) and you will understand Gretchen’s relationship with Regina. She is willing to do lo que sea to get Regina’s acceptance. Get some dignity, girl! Her most infamous quote: “Oh my God, Karen, you can’t just ask people why they’re white”. Ugh.

Our Latino Power choice: Alexa Vega

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We first saw her as a kickass power puff girl in Robert Rodriguez’s franchise Spy Kids. She re-teamed with Rodriguez for the cult Machete Kills, a mexploitaition masterpiece, as well as in Sin City, where she plays a fierce lady.

Damian Leigh (originally Daniel Franzese)

Credit: Mean Girls. Paramount Pictures.

A 2000s teen movie would not be complete without a trusted gay BBF, and Damian is exactly that for Janis and their new pal Cady. Damian is proud of his identity, but we don’t really get to know his tribulations.

Our Latino Power choice: Rico Rodriguez

Credit: Modern Family. ABC.

Rico Rodriguez has achieved international fame as the child-in-an-old-man’s-body Manny Delgado. Rodriguez has impeccable timing for comedy and her interactions with our imagined Latino cast of Belinda and Dulce Maria would be witty and charming. We just hope that Rico can escape being cast in Manny-like characters only, he deserves better than that.

Aaron Samuels (originally Jonathan Bennett)

Credit: Mean Girls. Paramount Pictures.

Regina’s ex-beau and Cady’s love interest. She just can’t resist the primitive urge to munch on this All-American boy. Cute but kinda lame, the standard romantic partner in any high-school-themed comedy. Perhaps Tina Fey wanted to make fun of the stereotype when she wrote the script.

Our Latino Power choice: Michael Trevino

Credit: The Vampire Diaries. Warner Bros. Television

This heartthrob of Mexican descent captivated us as a sexy werewolf-vampire hybrid in The Vampire Diaries. He has that vulnerable bad boy vibe that is so hard to find and only the likes of James Dean and Robert Pattinson possess.

And we would also choose a director: Tanya Saracho

This Mexican female director led the awesome TV show Vida for Starz. She is great at capturing the nuances of Hispanic identity in the United States.

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