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Will Demi Lovato be breaking corn bread with her family on Thanksgiving? The 18-year old hopes so, but any timetable for the singer's release from a Chicago area rehab facility will be based on her progress and nothing else.

She's "getting better," a source told E! News this week. "She doesn't want to be in the center for Thanksgiving and wants to go home."

Taking a Music Break

Until that day comes, insiders say Lovato will try to make herself feel at home. She plans to watch friend Miley Cyrus perform Sunday night at the American Music Awards.

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At this point, it's no secret that Demi Lovato has been dealing with a number of issues for a very long time.

How did those problems affect this singer's relationship with Joe Jonas? Greatly, according to the latest issue of People.

A source tells that publication Joe had little choice but to end things because “Demi’s attitude and behavior were out of control.” This insider goes on to refer to Demi as “a tortured mess."

Lovato's struggles hit a climax on a plane out of Peru, as has already been detailed. She believed backup dancer Alex Welch had tattled on her partying habits and, according to this story:

"Walked onto the plane, did not look at the girl, then suddenly punched her in the face and threatened her with a slew of expletives. Demi’s manager asked her, ‘Are you in control at all?’ She said, ‘Sorry, I just lost it.’”

From there, Demi agreed to seek treatment - and now we're all rooting for her to get better.

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While Demi Lovato focuses on her personal issues in rehab, producers behind her Disney Channel series have been forced to make changes of their own.

Those behind Sonny with a Chance will temporarily adjust the focus of the series while its star recovers, placing the spotlight on the program within the program, So Random!. The switch means production on season three will begin in January.

Happy, Healthy Demi Lovato

"[This] allows [Demi] 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."

There is no timetable for Lovato's return to singing or acting. Sources continue to debate the reasons behind her downfall, but THG simply wishes this young star a full, healthy recovery.

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"Demi is not in treatment for drugs. She is there to deal with emotional and physical issues she's been battling her whole life."

These are the words of family friend, shooting down recent rumors that Demi Lovato entered a rehab facility due to a problem with cocaine and alcohol.

So, is there a specific issue that forced this young singer to leave her Sorth American tour and seek help? Possibly, reports Star Magazine

Performing for Thousands

In July, an aspiring musician named David Osborn died in a tubing accident. An insider claims Lovato had grown close to the rocker, who she met at a mutual friend's party in December. Soon after his passing, Demi Tweeted:

"Can't wait to see you again in heaven... Texas isn't the same without you... RIP Dave Osborn."

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It hasn't taken long for random people to come forward with unproven allegations, trying to cash in on the recent downfall of Demi Lovato. To wit:

A pair of reports have been published today that charge the 18-year old singer with rampant drug and alcohol use.

First, a Texas college student named Brian Payne tells Life & Style he partied with the star on December 28 and watched her snort cocaine at a mutual friend's house party.

Before the Downfall

"She was doing line after line like a pro," Payne says. "I just remember her doing it as if she had been doing it for a long time. It didn't seem like something new to her."

An anonymous witness, meanwhile, takes things a step further.

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Demi Lovato is receiving treatment at a facility outside of Chicago.

Gossip Center spies say they saw the singer's family members at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center over the weekend, which is located in Lemont, Illinois.

Mice and Demi

Information about patients is kept private, of course, but the facility's website says residents get involved in local causes at "nursing homes, animal shelters, children's hospitals and veteran's organizations.

"Volunteer work is an important part of residential treatment because it reinforces the ability to connect with others," reads the site. "It also helps them realize that they are not the only ones who face lifelong challenges and need the assistance of others in this world to live a healthy and fulfilling life."

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No wonder Demi Lovato is in need of treatment.

A new story in The New York Post says the young singer was dating serial celebrity banger Wilmer Valderrama immediately prior to checking into rehab last month. The two reportedly first connected when they filmed a public-service spot together in Chile for earthquake relief in March.

"The two started seeing each other in May right after her breakup with Joe Jonas," a tour source told the newspaper. "She would show us pictures of them together."

Valderrama has dated around... A LOT.

He claims to have swpied Mandy Moore's virginity, done the nasty with Lindsay Lohan, referred to Ashlee Simpson as being loud in bed and rated Jennifer Love Hewitt as an eight out of 10.

** UPDATE: A rep for Valderrama says this report is "false."

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Her father won't stop blabbing to the press, and the backup dancer she allegedly punched is considering legal action.

But there is good news on the Demi Lovato front: a friend tells E! News this troubled young singer is "doing great" in rehab and "is getting help and on her way to getting better."

D. Lovato

A contingent of fans around the world are excited to embrace Demi Lovato when the time is right.

But where is she, exactly? That remains a secret, although the insider confirms it's not at Promises or any of those "Hollywood-type centers" that treat patient as celebrities first and addicts second.

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Move over, Michael Lohan. You've got competition for the award of Most Exploitive, Attention-Seeking, Self-Centered Father of a Troubled Young Star in Hollywood.

Days after daughter Demi Lovato sought treatment for personal issues and details of her confrontation with a dancer went public, father Patrick spoke to Radar Online and blamed "pressures" for the mess his daughter finds herself in.

Demi Dressed in Black

Disney reps and those close to the singer didn't appreciate public comments from a man who hasn't seen his child in three years, but Patrick went back on the record today, sounding like an even bigger moron and saying:

"This is the United States of America, I can talk anytime I want to."

Damn right you can, Patrick! Your legal rights are far more pressing here than the privacy of your daughter!

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Following Demi Lovato's admission that she's seeking treatment for numerous personal issues, details began to leak out over the incident that prompted this singer to take such a courageous step.

Almost all reports confirm that there was a confrontation at an airport in Peru between Lovato and a backup dancer on tour with her and The Jonas Brothers, with some sources claiming Demi blamed this girl for ratting her and others out for partying the night before.

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Now, TMZ has identified the victim of Demi's anger as Alex Welch, a member of Beat Freaks, which actually earned the runner-up title on season 3 of America's Best Dance Crew. She also appeared in Justin Bieber's "Somebody to Love" video.

Witnesses say Welch had a black eye from a punch thrown by Demi, and that Lovato felt "awful" after it all went down. She apologized, left the tour and, of course, is now entering rehab.

But TMZ also quotes an insider who says this might not be enough for Welch. She's reportedly having discussions with lawyers and is considering legal action. Let's hope she doesn't go through with it, as Lovato made a major mistake and appears to be taking the steps necessary to rectify it.

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