Morning Links: Demi Lovato Wants Out of Disney, Death Threats for Rebecca Black

● Fresh from a stint in rehab for “body issues,” Demi Lovato announced her departure from the Sonny With a Chance show yesterday. Disney, not yet ready to relinquish the starlet’s fans, has decided to turn So Random, the fictional show-within-a-show on Sonny, into an actual sketch comedy series, thereby spinning a web of alternate realities in which to catch their next victim. [ArtsBeat/NYT] ● So we can all agree, Lil Wayne is the cutest rapper doing it, right? This Carter IV cover [pictured left], following up on the last, couldn’t be sweeter. [You Heard That New] ● You might think that Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” sounds similar (very, very similar) to Madonna’s “Express Yourself,” but Gaga thinks “That’s retarded.” “I feel like honestly that God sent me those lyrics and that melody,” she said through tears. “There’s no way for something that pure to be wrong.” So much for the mentally disabled! [NME via ONTD]

● Rebecca Black has entered the scary stages of meme-dom, finding herself on the receiving end of several death threats from people who are not quite “so so excited” about her music. To play with the internet is to play with fire. Please be warned. [E!] ● Even NBC thinks Donald Trump’s presidential dreams are a publicity stunt. Besides, while ratings for Celebrity Apprentice have been up 20% this year, if Trump does decide to run, campaign rules stipulating equal television time for all candidates might mean the end of his reality TV reign. [NYDN] ●Paz de la Huerta apparently tried to talk her way out of charges stemming from her fight with model/The Hills character Samantha Swerta by proving her worth to the police. “I’m a real actress on HBO,” she explained, perhaps hoping the arresting cops were Boardwalk fans. [NYP]

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