In 1984, Winfrey relocated to Chicago to host WLS-TV's low-rated half-hour morning talk show, AM Chicago, after being hired by that station's general manager, Dennis Swanson. The first episode aired on January 2, 1984. Within months after Winfrey took over, the show went from last place in the ratings to overtaking Donahue as the highest-rated talk show in Chicago. The movie critic Roger Ebert persuaded her to sign a syndication deal with King World. Ebert predicted that she would generate 40 times as much revenue as his television show, At the Movies. It was then renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show and expanded to a full hour. The first episode was broadcast nationwide on September 8, 1986. Winfrey's syndicated show brought in double Donahue's national audience, displacing Donahue as the number-one daytime talk show in America. Their much-publicized contest was the subject of enormous scrutiny. According to Time magazine in August 1988:
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, with Lovato reprising her role as Mitchie Torres, premiered on September 3, 2010. Critics were ambivalent about the film's plot, and it has a 40-percent approval ratingon Rotten Tomatoes. However, Lovato's performance was called "dependably appealing" by Jennifer Armstrong of Entertainment Weekly. The film premiered to eight million viewers, the number-one cable television movie of the year by the number of viewers. Its accompanying soundtrack was released on August 10 with Lovato singing nine songs, including "Can't Back Down" and "Wouldn't Change a Thing". The soundtrack debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 41,000 copies. Jonas Brothers: Live in Concert was reworked to incorporate Lovato and the rest of the film's cast; it began on August 7, two weeks later than planned. The Sonny with a Chance soundtrack was released on October 5; Lovato sang on four tracks, including "Me, Myself and Time". It debuted (and peaked) at number 163 on the Billboard 200, her lowest-selling soundtrack. In November 2010, Lovato announced her departure from Sonny with a Chance, putting her acting career on hiatus and ending the series; she later said that she would return to acting when she felt confident doing so. Her departure led to the actual spin-off series So Random! with the Sonny cast, featuring sketches from the former show-within-a-show. The series was canceled after one season.
Lovato had suffered from bulimia nervosa, self-harm, and being bullied before her first stint in rehab at age 18. On November 1, 2010, Lovato withdrew from the Jonas Brothers: Live in Concert tour, entering a treatment facility for "physical and emotional issues". It was reported that she decided to enter treatment after punching backup dancer Alex Welch; her family and management team convinced her that she needed help. Lovato said she took "100 percent, full responsibility" for the incident. On January 28, 2011, she completed in-patient treatment at Timberline Knolls and returned home. Lovato acknowledged that she had bulimia, had cut herself, and had been "self-medicating" with drugs and alcohol "like a lot of teens do to numb their pain". She added that she "basically had a nervous breakdown" and had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder during her treatment. She later commented that she used to use cocaine several times a day and smuggled cocaine onto airplanes. In a 2022 interview on the podcast Call Her Daddy, Lovato added that she began using opiates at the age of 13 after a car accident and "was already drinking" by that time. She said that this eventually led her to use cocaine at the age of 17.
Hopefully you're not trying to brag. From 1910 to 2010, the largest growth in distribution of Christians worldwide has occurred in Sub-Sahara Africa with an increase of 22.2% according to Pew. Would you really characterize the predominantly Christian nations of Sub-Sahara Africa as "leading the way to more freedom for others"?? Need I remind you of what's going on is some of these countries as I write?
Pleased that CNN finally produced an intelligent article on Muslims. I've been going to Muslim countries for years, and 9/11 aside, I've not seen the violence prevail that is advertised 24×7 on American TV. Sure, just like we have gun deaths, they have problems too, but the countries are packed full of people, full of humanity, and it's a shame that they are so badly stereotyped as uncaring and evil. It's really not true, and it's time to break out of the mold, just like black americans did years ago.
I understand Ahmed not wanting to be involved with movies that demean his beliefs. He is devote and wants those to not have the preconceived notion that all muslims are evil terrorist. Their are alot of muslims that have no violent intent and just want to live in peace. However when people are making movies that are fact based on muslim terrorist group or individual muslim person. that do commit crimes of violence, or real life scenarios as long as its truthful, there is no harm in it. Im not in denial that most Hollywood movies twist the truth. Which I dont agree with. Its no different than a movie being made about christians that think their doing work of God killings or evil actions because they self interpret scripture to suit their own agenda. Or their just plain lunatic. I agree their are many of them. Like Hitler for example. If its true then so be it. But honestly Hollywood stick to the facts. Regardless of whatever movie your making no need to lie just to sell movies. God bless Ahmed. Peace. 2b1af7f3a8