Demi Lovato is certainly no stranger to dating a high profile boy band member, but the breakout X Factor judge has clamped down on rumors that her friendship with 1D's Niall Horan has taken a turn away from the platonic. Now I have friends who love me for who I am and don't care about what I'm doing. I'm in a place right now where I really need to focus on myself."But just because she's not in a romance doesn't mean we should expect her to be a nun."Obviously, I'm still going to like people—or love them—but I need to not be in a relationship for a while because I need to be OK with being alone, first," she said. I never thought it was possible to be happy because of how depressed I was my entire life. It's like living in a dream."Of course, it hasn't all been coming up roses for the singer, who admitted that her post-rehab life required her to cut loose some people she previously thought of as close pals."I did kind of a friend cleanse right after rehab, where I weeded out people who didn't have my best interests at heart. "People tweeted and either said really nice things or rude things," she said."More nice than bad, I guess -- but I dealt with that already with the Jonas Brothers, with being so close to them and then dating Joe." Do you think Demi misses being friends with Niall? Ross performed a medley of her hits including "I'm Coming Out," "Take Me Higher" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough.""I feel so humbled by this," Ross said, surrounded by her family on stage.The fan-voted American Music Awards show, televised on ABC, features performances from pop music's biggest names.The two stars have been rumored to be dating after Lovato admitted in an interview earlier this year she thinks Horan is "adorable." In June, Horan's bandmates picked Lovato as his perfect match during a round of "Rapid Fire Romance" on etalk.
Duff was both a small screen star and a radio regular, while Lohan was quickly working her way up the Hollywood movie ladder, but things got messy for both young women when it came to Nick Carter.While Horan is currently back home in London, before he jetted there he reportedly nabbed some private time with Lovato while he was in L. News that they were on an "intimate date." Interestingly enough, just before the VMAs went live last Thursday, he shared his feelings about the "Give Your Heart a Break" singer, telling "Access Hollywood" that Lovato is his celebrity crush. Rumors about a Niall/Demi romance kicked off earlier this summer, but back in June, they gave the old "we're just friends" line about their relationship status.While the twosome might now be in two separate countries, late Sunday they were still tweeting back and forth to one another. A month later, she once again brushed off any talk there was anything brewing between them. He's really sweet and he's one of my really good friends now. When there were rumors flying around about Demi Lovato dating One Direction cutie Niall Horan, nothing good came out of the situation for either of the two.From the beginning, Demi claimed they were just friends, but with everyone hounding her every time they hung out, she felt like she couldn't even be friends with him at all.Actress Viola Davis paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston and the 25th anniversary of Houston's film "The Bodyguard," as Christina Aguilera belted a medley of hits from the film.