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Demi Lovato


Stop the presses. We have a Demi Lovato sighting.

For the first time since her meltdown nearly two months ago, the troubled Disney star has finally surfaced in public from her treatment for "personal issues."

So what's she been up to?

According to National Photo Group, which snapped the pics, the 18-year-old Lovato stepped out for a trip to Chicago's Hollywood Blvd Cinema, Bar & Eatery, an upscale movie theater touting a "full-to-your-seat food and beverage service."

The Sonny With a Chance actress was spotted in a parking lot accompanied by her family and sporting dark shades, a leopard print coat, black clothing and black boot, dark nail polish and lipstick, and holding what appeared to be a cup of tea or coffee.

The excursion comes just a few days after she reached an undisclosed settlement with a Jonas Brothers dancer. It was the altercation between Lovato and the dancer, Alex "Shorty" Welch, that precipitated the trip to treatment.

She was reportedly given a holiday weekend pass from the Illinois facility where she is being treated for "emotional and physical issues."

For her sake, lets hope she stayed away from Black Swan.

(Originally published Dec. 27, 2010, at 12:03 p.m. PT)