The Show Must Go On

The Disney Channel is giving Demi Lovato all the time she needs to recover from being a stereotypical child star. Per Variety:

With Lovato off receiving treatment for personal problems, Disney and “Sonny’s” producers have decided to rework the series (at least temporarily) to focus on its show-within-a-show, the comedy/sketch/music-variety “So Random!”

That means writers on “Sonny,” which had been picked up for a third season, will center their writing efforts on “So Random!” sketches. “So Random!” will feature guest stars, comedy sketches, musical performances and digital shorts.

Move will allow the show to resume shooting in January, as planned, even if Lovato isn’t available.

“This allows her the time she needs to get well, without distraction or pressure,” a Disney Channel spokeswoman said. “Again, we extend our ongoing support to Demi and her family as she works to overcome personal issues.”

Meanwhile, Demi’s also been replaced on her Brazilian tour with the Jonas Brothers. Radar Online says:

The Jonas Brothers are using Brazilian Demi Lovato look-alike Juliana Vasconcelos Povoas (known as Jullie) to stand-in for the Disney favorite while she is being treated in rehab, can reveal

And while Lovato receives treatment, Brazilian beauty Jullie is stepping-up to the plate to fulfill her obligations by performing with the famous brothers in South America.

On Saturday, November 6, at their concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Joe Jonas was seen hugging Jullie before introducing her to the crowd where she performed Lovato’s original hit song with him Wouldn’t Change A Thing.

That’s awfully nice of Disney. There’s no better way to a rapid recovery than knowing you’re immediately replaceable by a gong or a Brazilian chick who’s by default hotter than you. You know what’s irreplaceable? Fathers. But in case Demi wants to keep trying, the line of dicks starts to leff.