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Demi's good advice...

Singer Demi Lovato thanked her fans at a concert for supporting her after she entered rehab last year and encouraged young girls to seek help if they are dealing with similar problems.

"A year ago today I was not in a good place," the 19-year-old said at her concert Saturday night. "I needed help, and I want anybody in this audience to know that if you're struggling with one of the issues that I dealt with or a different issue, that you can get help, that you can recover, and it's possible if you just tell someone."

Lovato entered a treatment facility for three months last year to deal with "emotional and physical issues." The singer-actress said that as an 8-year-old who faced bullying she had an eating disorder and later started cutting her wrists to vent her despair.

She performed a show in New York's Hammerstein ballroom just days ahead of the release of her third album, "Unbroken." Lovato was beginning to play her latest song, "Skyscraper," when she stopped to address the crowd.

"There are so many beautiful girls in this audience that don't know that they're beautiful, but they just are," she said. "So I want to thank you guys for being there for me every single day I was away. I wouldn't be here without you guys today."

Concertgoers screamed "I love you" while Lovato spoke, and one girl held a sign that read: "Demi makes me strong!"


Fox escapes charges...

Cleveland prosecutors will not charge Matthew Fox on a complaint that the star of the former "Lost" television series punched a private bus driver last month.

City spokeswoman Andrea Taylor said in a statement Friday the decision was made "after a thorough review of the facts."

Bus driver Heather Bormann, of Cleveland, had said Fox hit her early Aug. 28 after she blocked him from boarding a chartered party bus she was driving. She said Fox wanted a ride to his hotel and appeared intoxicated.

Bormann referred a call Friday to her lawyer, J. Norman Stark, who said the city's decision is a "miscarriage of justice."

"I disagreed most strenuously with the city prosecutor, who failed to see that this is, after all, a criminal act. It is not a simple civil act," Stark said. "And I'm disappointed, as my client is, in the fact that the prosecutor did not see fit to enforce the law."

Bormann filed a civil lawsuit against Fox in Cuyahoga County last week, alleging Fox engaged in "intentional, aggravated felonious assault and battery" and inflicted intentional emotional distress.

The lawsuit seeks at least $75,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.


Sinise won't forget...

Ever since playing Lt. Dan -- the character in the movie "Forrest Gump" who lost his legs fighting in Vietnam -- actor Gary Sinise has devoted time and treasure to helping the nation's military personnel and first responders.

Over the weekend, he returned to South Carolina's Low Country, where much of the 1994 film was shot, for the second annual Lt. Dan Weekend, a gathering of military personnel and vets who were severely wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Volunteers raise donations so the vets have a chance to get away. Sinise's Lt. Dan Band scheduled a benefit concert on the Beaufort waterfront Friday night.


McCartney to wed...

Paul McCartney is set to tie the knot at the venue where he first married more than 40 years ago.

Officials said Friday that the former Beatle and fiancee Nancy Shevell have posted a notice of intention to marry in London's Marylebone Town Hall.

The Westminster Council, which oversees the venue, said the notice was posted Wednesday, meaning the couple could marry anytime after Sept. 30. They have a year to hold the ceremony.

The document lists the musician under his full name, James Paul McCartney, and describes him as a "business executive." It gives the couple's address as McCartney's London home.

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