Fans gone wild

Many had a good time at Friday's parade, while others ended up in cuffs.

By Lorraine Gennaro
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There were 60 arrests citywide during the Phillies celebration extraordinaire Halloween and more than a half-dozen apprehensions happened here.

One incident in particular involving a horse didn't occur during the parade, but is certainly connected to the Phillies World Series victory: At about 10:10 p.m. Oct. 29, the night the Boys of Summer clinched Game Five and the title, a 17-year-old from Clifton Heights was arrested after grabbing the tail of a Pennsylvania State Trooper's horse on the 1000 block of Pattison Avenue, Detective Nancy Morley of South Detectives said.

"[Another trooper] saw the guy come up behind the horse, grab the tail, pull it and shake it side to side, harassing the animal," Morley said.

As innocent as the act may appear, it is a felony under Pennsylvania Code, which states it is unlawful for anyone to "taunt, beat, strike," etc., a police animal, the detective noted.

The teen was charged with taunting a police animal.

The day of the parade there were plenty of colorful incidents in and around Broad Street, where more than two million fans packed the route.

Shortly before noon on the 3600 block of Broad, a woman was arrested after she allegedly spit in the face of a female police corporal -- not once but twice, Morley said.

While trying to keep the crowd behind a barricade line, the officer told the suspect several times to move, to which she replied, "Don't f---g touch me," and spat on the officer, Morley said. When attempting to place the woman under arrest, she allegedly spit again and it took several cops to subdue her.

Frances Engle, 34, from Williamstown, N.J., was charged with aggravated assault on police, resisting arrest and recklessly endangering another person.

At about 3 p.m. at Darien and Hartranft streets a man broke a cop's right hand when the officer and others were breaking up a brawl, the detective said.

The officer was on bike patrol when Patrick McLaughlin, 20, from 3500 block of Meridian Street, allegedly ran out of the crowd and smacked the cop's hand with an unknown object. The victim went to Hahnemann University Hospital.

Then at about 7 p.m. -- hours after the celebration ended -- an 18-year-old police said was high on marijuana rammed two cops' dirt bikes and hit several parked cars in a confrontation with police. Demi DiClaudio from the 2300 block of South 12th Street was charged with driving under the influence and two counts each of aggravated assault on police, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and possession of an instrument of crime, in this case, the vehicle, Morley said.

The officers on the bikes spotted DiClaudio in a 2008 Jeep backing up on the 2600 block of Rosewood Street, where she struck a parked car. With cops in pursuit, the suspect drove to the 1500 block of Moyamensing Avenue, where one cut DiClaudio off in front and the other in the back. At that point, the teen put her Jeep in reverse and struck the officer behind her, then pulled forward and struck the one in front, Morley said. Neither officer was injured, but DiClaudio managed to go around the front officer and take off with both in pursuit despite their bikes being banged up.

At 12th and Ritner streets, where she hit a couple of parked vehicles, the cops took her into custody but not before one had to break her driver's-side window with a baton to pull her from the car, Morley said.

According to police, the arresting officer noticed the strong smell of marijuana inside the vehicle. The teen went to Methodist Hospital, where she was treated and released for minor injuries sustained in the debacle.

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1. Ginessica Johnson said... on Jan 6, 2009 at 12:53PM

“I would just like to say that this is biased, untrue, and demeaning to this up and coming songstress, Demi DiClaudio. How dare you publicize this highly critical and subjective article and yet still claim to be a reporter? You are clearly jealous of Ms. DiClaudio's natural talent and beauty. It is sad to see Philadelphia the way it is and you "reporters" are doing nothing to help the cause. First you had the libraries closed, now you are disgracing young women in the city. You are a bigot and anti-women. I, for one, am pleased to have been in the company of Ms. DiClaudio on many occasions. She is a class act young lady with future ahead of her that is sure to be filled with momentous talent. i wish her happiness and success. I am also disgusted that people like you are the reason Prop-8 was passed, preventing Ms. DiClaudio and her partner to be properly wed. You really need to look in the mirror, reexamine yourself, and realize that at the end of the day, you are just a writer for the South Philly Review. ”

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2. Lana Pizzo said... on Jan 6, 2009 at 12:55PM


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3. Jean Baylor said... on Jan 6, 2009 at 01:02PM

“Hello my name i Jean Baylor. I know Demi very well. God Bless this poor childs heart. God giveth and God taketh away. Get well sweet heart! Your fans love you. Amazing grace, how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now I'm found. Was blind, but now I see. ”

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4. Craig White said... on Jan 6, 2009 at 01:04PM

“I had the beautiful chance to work with Ms. Demi. When i discovered her not three years back she was a beautiful wide-eye angel. ”

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5. HlBrunner said... on Jan 7, 2009 at 03:45PM

“Thats really sad to see such a young life gone wrong like that. I watch this young girl perform at an event and i went to search her name and found such a devastating report such as this one. I really hope she is able to find her inner strength and gets her life on track because the offense against her are quit serious considering she could have taken some ones life. I hope God bless her and her family while they get through this difficult period. ”

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6. Tina Williams said... on Jan 10, 2009 at 12:43PM

“I cant believe this. This girl is quite famous and talented and its sad to see such a young life gone terribly wrong. Is she going to jail for such serious charges? I hope she is able to quit drugs and get her life together. We must keep her in our prayers. ”

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7. Jocasta said... on Jan 10, 2009 at 01:31PM

“Dem u gotta be kiddin me hahahahaha ”

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8. Regan Lear said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 05:44PM

“i had the privilege of meeting Ms. Demi at a night club. She was just coming back from a masquerade party she attended. Her costume was amazing! I envy her creative fashion sense. you are beautiful in every single way don't let words bring you down! you're beautiful, no matter what they say! laaa you girlyy <3 love, ray ray”

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9. Matty Blue Eyes said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 05:48PM

“yoooo dem, you gotz ta holla at my boi Jumbyy”

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10. Creon said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 05:54PM

“yOu SeE Me Hi HaTa Hi HaTa ! DiZ shIiI F%$&ed Up In sO mAnY WaYz StAy StRoNg DaDdY DeM Cr3oN DiRtY SoUtH Hu$tl@ 1-6 1j8 Fj”

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11. Jk Rowling said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 05:59PM

“Please free this artist from the confines of prison before all of her creativity has vanished This is a plea from the wizarding world! I order this action at once, death eater”

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12. Emma Geiger said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:00PM

“Jean Madeline is not the same without you

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13. Jumby said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:00PM

“young demi D. !!!$!!!!!!!$!!!!!!!$ grl you beautiful. i just want chu ta know, u my favorite grl hit me upL *#7##00>4^32&()91"”

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14. Quinkles_Posa said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:01PM

“Why is "Free Demi" on all of my desks?”

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15. Fat Naked Kristen said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:03PM

“oh my goodness! this poor girl, stop all the ridicule and harsh tones. she has feelings just like the rest of us! - don't cha hate it when your boobs itch? =/ MEOWWWW .. i'm going to make a new naked blog about you on youtube demi! don't stop, believin' <3”

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16. Shaniqua Hamilton said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:05PM


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17. KrissyKremePooh said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:06PM

“What if God was one of us Just a slob like one of us Just a stranger on the bus Trying to make his way home If God had a face what would it look like And would you want to see If seeing meant that you would have to believe In things like heaven and in jesus and the saints and all the prophets And yeah yeah god is great yeah yeah god is good yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah What if God was one of us Just a slob like one of us Just a stranger on the bus Trying to make his way home He's trying to make his way home Back up to heaven all alone Nobody calling on the phone Except for the pope maybe in rome”

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18. Lauren Cam'Ron said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:10PM

“Aw damn just crashed another bike .. aw sheesh wow shamwow”

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19. Edward Cullen said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:11PM

“~~~~~ Warning ~~~~~~~ A vampire who goes by the name S. Cox is on the lose and I am hearing stories that she will be replacing me in the new Twilight books. Please write in fan mail to my fan mail address and protest this casting change!!!!”

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20. Scooby Dooby Doo loves KKPooh said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:13PM

“demi stole my scooby snacks :'(”

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21. Michael A said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:13PM

“I really despise Demi because she would make fun of me if she saw my blue bang ”

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22. Ting Tran said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:14PM

“Michael I love your blue bang and so do all of us love the national art hr society”

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23. Gyna Bear said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:31PM

“although she has a few skeletons in her closet, demi diclaudio is the most well known, successful recording artist of the 21st century you can't argue that”

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24. "hottest girl in south philly" said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:35PM

“i love u dem ”

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25. Sr.Chadwick said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:37PM

“and bless mrs.demi girlfriend and mom”

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26. Sr.Chadwick said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:37PM

“Hey gang Jesus Mary and Joey this is shocking! Oh my Jesus this poor child I will pray for this precious song bird. Sr.Cosmo and Sr.Zachary were just playing Crash Bandacot after our pet Pepsi, the convent pet funeral when I came across this article. I was mind boggled! Demi the internet phenomenon gone WILD! Hex no there has to be much more to this story! i just don't understand. We are such big fan its sad what this city is doing to these poor celebrity teen and closing all the libraries! How are me and Sr.Zachary are suppose to videoblog then? Huh? gang do not be tricked by this article the devil has many faces! Okay gang well I g2g back to my carving! BY! GOD BLESS YOU DEMI AND MY THE GOOD LORD TAKE YOU WITH HIM INTO HIS KINGDOM OF HEAVEN RIP PEPSI THE CONVENT CAT YOU WILL BE LOVED AND MISSED GOD ALSO BLESS AMERICA AND ME AND SR.ZACHARY AND SR.COSMOS VLOG AND MY MYSPACE THAT IT GETS 100000 HIS AND 20,000 FRIENDS MY YOU ALSO LET THE EAGLES WIN THE SUPERBOWL BLESS THE POOR IN SPIRT MAY THEY SEE GOD ”

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27. Suzanne Carter said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:38PM

“demi, i just measured a picture of you with my water bottle !!!”

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28. Sr.Chadwick said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:38PM


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29. Sr.Chadwick said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:41PM


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30. Sr.Chadwick said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:41PM


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31. Sr.Chadwick said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:42PM


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32. Sr.Chadwick said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:44PM


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33. MiStY PePeRs said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:48PM

“HeY ThIs A SeRiOuS ThInG I aM a 4o YeAr OlD mOtHeR oF tO It ThInK pEoPlE NeEd To StArT aCtInG tHeRe AgE nOt YoUr ShOe SiZe I hAtE gIrLz”

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34. St.Patricia said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:49PM

“Cough. Cough.”

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35. Nani Packman said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:50PM

“girl listen to me dont listen to this crapbola! I”

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36. Nani Packman said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 06:51PM


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37. Nani Packman said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 07:04PM

“i've created a slide show on how to achieve the same SAT/ACT scores as Ms. Declaudio contact me if you are interested, the price is $19.95”

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38. Strapper Joe said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 07:21PM

“DEmi you are hot i love you dont stop livin the dream for haters!! Good luck on your new album ”

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39. Ashley White said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 07:28PM

“I am enterrested. How long it take?”

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40. Ronald Doe said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 07:29PM

“I wrote this poem after a good friend of mine hit two police officer with her jeep wrangler from an overdose of "marijuana." "Just Say No" is a lot harder than people without the disease of addiction think. Unfortunately for we addicts when we don't say "no" we are essentially saying "yes" to many hardships and potentially parade accidents. The Queen Of Pain by Ronald Doe The Queen of Pain, Her Royal "Highness". An Evil Dictator, Who doesn't care less. If a faithful servant, Who worships her throne. Dies like a pauper, In the cold all alone. The Queen of Pain, Makes bowing enticing. And honoring her, Seem so inviting. Each faithful servant, Is lead by the "arm". And "stuck" in a Kingdom, Of make believe charm. The Queen of pain, The Almighty Fraud. A flirtatious wink, Followed up by a "nod". A "pointed" smile, A shortness of breath. A devious laugh, As you're laying near death. The Queen of Pain, A villain and knave. A Master of Lies, Who loves to enslave. But each faithful servant, Can put an end to her reign. By refusing to bow, To The Queen of Pain.”

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41. Momma Pooh said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 07:34PM

“demi girl im so sorry i havent called you they took the phone away from me its making me even more depressed not being able to hear your elegant, high pitched voice you light up my life”

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42. Taffy Hilton said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 07:38PM

“Hey toots. They are doing to you what they did to my daughter jealousy is a disease of the mind. Just be strong sweety.”

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43. Pooh said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 07:39PM

“Im sorry mama I never meant to hurt you I never meant to make you cry and tonight Im cleaning out my pockets.”

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44. Mickey Stalker said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 07:42PM

“baby pooh <3 i see you through your window, while im standin on a tree outside”

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45. Goneril Lear said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 07:48PM

“keep your head up gorgeous; people would kill to see you fall.”

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46. Obama Bama said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 07:53PM

“ I feel i have robbed the country from their rightful leader, Demi DiClaudio. I have no other choice but to resign and appoint Ms. DiClaudio the position of the first female president of the United States.”

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47. Marty Waterfall said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 07:54PM


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48. Stephanie Orlando said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 07:58PM

“demi SUX! HANNA MONTANA is effing awesome! dude, she rox my sox hardcore”

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49. Isaiah Beal said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 08:01PM

“i can't believe u did this to me. how could you?! how can u just up & leave your people like this? ”

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50. Ellie Deli said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 08:03PM

“Demi used to steal my oranges the truth is crippling ”

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51. Sima said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 08:05PM

“Orlando Bloom i made a friendship bracelet it says you sux Asian pride ”

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52. LANA PIZZA said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 08:06PM


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53. JEANIE said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 08:07PM


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54. CAROYLN DUCA said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 08:10PM

“Whats the big dealo with demi d? i Dont get it idk? someone fill me in? my feet are killing me”

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55. Sherry Gail Heim said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 08:12PM

“i miss u girl i wrote this for u wen u used to go out i love u DEMI With gyrating stance and seductive dance She takes her place on the stage With swaying hips she uses her lips To remove gloves while creating a rage She sends clothes in flight, to a man of the night In her erotic pantomime She spins down a pole with a hot sexy roll To music, she’s pumping in time With tassels a swirl, she’s a hot woman-girl As she tempts with all of her charms Donning fishnets and lace and a fresh made-up face She grabs money from high-flying arms She’s the maker of dreams, or that’s how it seems By the shouts she gets from the crowd With hot boastful pride, there’s not much she does hide While she struts for men begging out loud Beneath bright flashing lights she soars to new heights In her struggle for glory and fame She wants more than just awe, from her dance in the raw She wants men to remember her name Once done with her dance, maybe, perchance She’ll find a rich John in the place A man who is gallant and admires her talent Who’ll flash lots of cash in her face She hopes deep inside, it’s not just one more ride Maybe this one will give her a chance Perhaps this time she’ll find, a guy who’s gentle and kind And worth more than just sex and a glance Sherry Gail Heim May 1, 2005 ”

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56. Ben Gay said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 08:14PM

“use some Johngay to heal the pain, Carolyn”

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57. Sherry Gail Heim said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 08:14PM

“Life is silent i miss her things get violent babies cries is she alive or is she dead does she have an arrow in her head or is she a performer in the dance floor corner love u demi get well hey sister chadwick i mizz u”

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58. Sherry Gail Heim said... on Jan 12, 2009 at 08:19PM

“u want a piece of her ”

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59. Pink Elephant said... on Jan 13, 2009 at 05:28PM

“you can find me in the club, bottle full of bub”

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60. Maureen-Susan Cooke said... on Jan 15, 2009 at 01:08PM

“I have to say that i disagree with you on this topic Ginessica. I am a social worker for Hallahan High School and I deal with case similar to Demi all the time. This is out of control and you are an enabler like Lynne Spears. While I do pray for Demi from a Christian perspective, I can't agree with the choices she has made in her life. If she seeks help, she can come to the front office of Hallahan school and I will register her for the SATs. Or the ACTs if she prefers. ”

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61. Maureen-Susan Cooke said... on Jan 15, 2009 at 01:11PM


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62. Sophia said... on Jan 17, 2009 at 07:36PM

“Skool waz rellie hard sophia ate Tikki de claz lizord. Sophia lik de taste. Sophia lik de blood.”

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63. Ms.Pipsqueak said... on Jan 17, 2009 at 07:41PM

“Demi this is for you girl keep your chin up ya hear sweetness. I heard it on B101 in the office and it made me think of you. There were moments of gold And there were flashes of light There were things we'd never do again But then they'd always seemed right There were nights of endless pleasure It was more than all your laws allow Baby, Baby, Baby When you touch me like this And when you hold me like that It was gone with the wind But it's all coming back to me When you see me like this And when I see you like that Then we see what we want to see All coming back to me The flesh and the fantasies All coming back to me I can barely recall But it's all coming back to me now ”

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64. L.A.M.b. DOYLE said... on Mar 25, 2009 at 07:27AM

“Hi my name is L.A.M.B. Doyle, life time reader first time bloger! I thinks it totaly UGGie what the media is trying to do to this poor diva. I was at the Banana Repiblic buying pinstripped office pants when I ran into Demi's mother Loreale and she was so totally upset what the media did to her daughter and I was so upset becuase she was so upset, DAMN THE MEDIA you did this to Briteny as well. ”

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65. Sherry Gail Heim said... on Jan 1, 2011 at 10:32AM

“I DID write "The Stripper" poem, above, but I had nothing to do with the other comments shown next to my name. I do not know Demi and as far as I know, have never met her. I do appreciate having my poem posted, though.”

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66. Michael Jackson said... on Oct 29, 2011 at 12:50PM

“Because I think every child star suffers through this period because you're not the cute and charming child that you were. You start to grow, and they want to keep you little forever.”

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67. Anonymous said... on May 21, 2014 at 09:20AM

“Demi is a hoe! Gets gang banged daily”


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