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Demi Lovato

Born, Demetria Devonne Lovato, this young woman has amazing talent as a singer and actress. She was born on August 20, 1992, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has been acting since she was a young girl. Her first role was for Barney & Friends. In 2008, Lovato was cast by Disney in the hit Camp Rock. She was so popular; they cast her in her own show, Sonny with a Chance, the following year.

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Photo credit: Portal Focka / Foter / CC BY-ND

He debut album was also released in 2008, called Don’t Forget. The album did very well overall, with several of the songs becoming hits. The Jonas Brothers are credited with helping her to write several of the songs on that album. She can play both the piano and the guitar. Kelly Clarkson is her role model for music while Hilary Duff is her role model in the acting realm.

Growing up, Lovato didn’t care for meat much, and by the time she was a teenager, she was a vegetarian. She does eat some meat now due to the protein it offers her body. She admitted in 2010 that she had an eating disorder but works closely with dietary professionals now. She does allow herself some indulgences though – M&Ms and Rice Crispy Treats.

Lovato often speaks against bullying. She shares that school was very hard for her early on and she was picked on. When she started junior high, she begged her mom to allow her to do home schooling. She agreed because Demi was so miserable all the time at public school.

She isn’t the only one in the spotlight. Her mother is a former Dallas Cowboy cheerleader. Her sister is also an actress. Her primary role was on Desperate Housewives as one of the children of Eva Longoria’s character.

It hasn’t been all a fairy tale though for Demi Lovato. The young woman has been in rehab for alcohol abuse. She has also been receiving treatment for bipolar disorder. She believes her dependency on alcohol was a form of self medicating to treat her underlying mental health concern.

She is now an advocate for youth that may be experiencing similar issues. She has a tattoo on each wrist as a reminder to take it one day at a time – “stay” on the left and “strong” on the right. She once met Sir Paul McCarthy, but not under the best of circumstances. In 2012, she almost ran him over while trying to park in Los Angeles.

Calvin Harris

The birth name of Calvin Harris is Adam Richard Wiles. He was born January 17, 1984. He is both a songwriter and a movie producer. He is the owner of Fly Eye Records. His first album was released in 2007 and featured several top 10 singles. His second album was released in 2010 and it also did very well.

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Photo credit: fiberfib / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

Harris writes songs for other artists as well. Some of the artists who have been very successful with his writing including Kylie Minogue and Rhianna. He is very selective about who he will write music for. In fact, he has a complete list of people that he won’t write for or that aren’t allowed to listen to his demos.

Harris had difficulties while on tour with Katie Perry. There were too many changes and not enough things where they should have been for his liking. He dropped out of the shows saying if things were going to look like crap, he would sound like crap, and if that were the case it was best if he didn’t perform at all.

Harris is good friends with Chris Brown, but that hasn’t always been the case. In fact, Harris was once very upset that one of Brown’s songs sounded too similar to one of his. The two had heated discussions about it and then later became very close.

He stated in 2010 that he was done being the front man. He was going to focus his time and attention on writing and producing for others. However, it seems that he has changed his mind and that he has been working on his own materials for quite some time.

Calvin Harris released an album in March of 2014 that has done very well. He plans a very large tour and it is expected that he will have sold out crowds at some of the best venues. He was banned from the show X Factor when he went on stage while someone was performing. He had a pineapple balanced on his head. While the crowd laughed, the performer and the judges weren’t thrilled by it.

Since 2013, he has been dating Rita Ora. He is 7 years older than her but neither seems to mind. She is busy with her modeling, singing, and acting.