Morning Robot: Pulitzer Prize, Demi Lovato, Nicolas Cage
Demi Lovato quits Disney, the NY Times and LA Times get two Pulitzer Prizes each and Nicolas Cage has support, despite recent arrest.
This morning, we’ve learned that Demi Lovato will not be returning to Sonny with a Chance. The Disney show was largely responsible for Lovato skyrocketing to stardom, but since returning for rehab, Lovato has other priorities. Next in news is Nicolas Cage, whose producers have stood by him despite his violent behaviour. Will Cage continue in a downward spiral, or will he clean up his act? Finally, we’ll discuss the Pulitzer Prizes that were recently awarded to both the LA Times and NY Times. Read on!
Demi Lovato has announced that she will not be returning to Sonny with a Chance, which will surely disappoint fans. However, it definitely seems like the right decision since Lovato says, “I don’t think going back to Sonny would be good for my recovery.” Demi Lovato was in rehab for “physical and emotional issues,” and Lovato’s decision to leave the show seems like a mature and well-thought out one. Lovato adds, “It makes sense for me to leave the show and focus on music.”
On a lighter note, The New York Times and Los Angeles times were each awarded two Pulitzer prizes yesterday. Barbara Davidson (photographer for LA Times) won a prize for her photography depicting innocent victims of gang violence. The LA Times also won the public service award for exposing Bell city’s corruption, which induced reforms. The New York Times’ David Leonhardt won a commentary award, and Clifford J. Levy and Barbara Davidson won a prize for international reporting. The Pulitzer Prize is quite an honor, and rewards each winner $10,000.
Nicolas Cage has been in the news lately for having been arrested on Saturday after an inebriated fight with his wife. The producers of the film he is shooting (Medallion) have maintained their support, however, and it sounds like it may be in part because they have quite a history with the actor. According to Avi Lerner, “This is our fifth film with Nic Cage. He’s a gifted actor and consummate professional.” He added, “He has our total support.”
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