Selena Gomez (born 22.07.1992)
Selena Gomez is an American actress and singer best known for her role as Alex Russo in the Disney Channel's 'Wizards of Waverly Place'.
Net worth: Selena Gomez net worth was estimated at $10 million according to Networthq (2014).
Childhood: Selena Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her parents are Amanda Teefey, a stage actress, and Ricardo Gomez but they divorced when she was 5 and she was then raised by her mother. She was named after Mexican singer Selena and she developed an interest in acting from watching her mother act. She was homeschooled as a child. Her first acting roles were on children's TV program 'Barney & Friends' and 'Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over'.
Acting career: Selena Gomez had small roles in 'Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire', 'Brain Zapped', 'The Suite Life of Zack & Cody' and 'Hannah Montana' after being scouted by the Disney Channel. She was cast in 'Wizards of Waverly Place' in 2007 as Alex Russo and the show immediately became a hit. In 2008, she appeared in 'Another Cinderella Story' alongside Drew Seeley and had a minor voiceover role in 'Horton Hears a Who!'. In 2009, she starred in Ramona and Beezus and made an appearance in Demi Lovato's show, 'Sonny with a Chance'. They were then both in 'Princess Protection Program' which became the third most watched Disney Channel Original Movie of the time. Also in that year, she shot 'Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie'. In 2010, 'Wizards of Waverly Place' won an Emmy award and the movie later won then another. In 2011, she was reported to be making a cameo appearance in the Muppets film and the final season of 'Wizards.' ended. In that year she also co-hosted the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards and the 2011 MTV EMAs. In 2012 she voiced the character of Mavis in 'Hotel Transylvania'. In 2013, appeared in 'Spring Breakers' alongside James Franco. She had a brief role in the Eli Roth horror 'Aftershock' that same year, and joined Ethan Hawke and Jon Voight in the thriller 'Getaway'. She was also in the film 'Rudderless' directed by William H. Macy.
Other career ventures: Selena Gomez recorded four songs for the 'Wizards of Waverly Place' soundtrack. She also recorded a 'Cruella de Vil' cover in 2008 for compilation album 'DisneyMania 6' as well as 'Tinker Bell' soundtrack song 'Fly to Your Heart' and signed up with Hollywood Records. In 2009, she formed a pop band called Selena Gomez & the Scene. They released a Gold certified debut album called 'Kiss & Tell'. In 2011, the band was reported to have sold 1,354,000 albums in the US. In 2012, the band took a hiatus so Selena could focus on her acting career. She then released a single called 'Better Without You' on March 18th 2013 which she and Taylor Swift wrote. Single 'Come & Get It' soon followed, and then solo album 'The Stars Dance' which became her first number one. She was part of Sears back-to-school fashion campaign. In 2008, she launched the production company, 'July Moon Productions', and became a spokesperson for Borden Milk and State Farm Insurance. In 2010, she launched her new fashion line, 'Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez', using eco-friendly materials and teamed up with designers Tony Melillo and Sandra Campos. In 2011, she started development of her own fragrance with Adrenalina. In 2012, she partnered with Case-Mate creating fashionable custom phone cases. She has been involved with many charities including DoSomething.org, RAISE Hope For Congo, environment campaign Disney's Friends for Change, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and UNICEF for which she was named spokesperson in 2008 and participated in projects such as going to Ghana in 2009 to witness the poor standard of life for children in poverty.
Personal life: Selena Gomez used to date 'Twilight' star Taylor Lautner after meeting him while filming 'Ramona and Beezus'. In 2011, she was confirmed to be dating teen popstar Justin Bieber. However, their relationship ended in 2012; though, there was a brief reconciliation before they split for a second time. As of Spring 2014, it seems the couple had reunited once again. Selena is an animal lover and owns six rescue dogs. She cancelled her Stars Dance Tour dates in Australia and Asia stating that she needed to spend time with her family. It was later reported that she had been receiving therapy at a treatment center in Arizona, but it was stressed that substance abuse was not the reason behind it.
Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez will attend the Met Gala together.
The Hands to Myself singer revealed the news in a recent interview, adding she cannot wait for the annual fashion event at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (02May16).
"It’s gonna be the best," the 23-year-old told Access Hollywood. "We (Taylor and I) are going together! It's so fun. It’s kinda like prom for fashion... I love going and I love going because everyone feels great."
However, Selena refused to name the designers she or Taylor will be wearing to the fundraising gala, which benefits the Met's Costume Institute.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift And Selena Gomez To Attend Met Gala Together
Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber were the big winners at the Radio Disney Music Awards on Saturday (30Apr16).
A host of famous faces hit the red carpet at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California, as the biggest stars in music were honoured for their work.
Ariana Grande, who won Best Song to Dance To for her hit Focus, performed her number one song Dangerous Woman at the awards show on a James Bond-themed stage.
Justin Bieber, who picked up the award for Best Song to Lip Sync To for What Do You Mean, was shown in a video at the ceremony visiting a high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after its music funding was put under threat.
Continue reading: Gwen Stefani Hailed A 'Hero' At Radio Disney Music Awards
Selena Gomez is planning to tone down her dance routines for her upcoming tour so she can show off her vocal abilities.
The Come and Get It hitmaker is gearing up for her Revival Tour, which kicks off in Las Vegas on 6 May (16), but she reveals her rehearsals have been less about choreography and more about focusing on nailing every note to really put her musical talents on display.
"I just wanna perform," she told Us Weekly. "I'm not trying to dance as much as I did the last run. I really - I just wanna sing. And I wanna show people that I can sing."
The 23-year-old's new trek is her first since 2013's Stars Dance Tour, which was marred by a number of cancelled shows during the Australian leg in 2014.
Continue reading: Selena Gomez Wants Her Voice To Shine On New Tour
French Montana is moving in to Selena Gomez's old home after purchasing the Calabasas, California mansion at a discount.
The pop star placed her dream house on the market for $4.5 million (£3 million) in November (15), after less than two years in the property, following a stalker scare.
She later slashed around $1 million (£683,700) from the asking price, and now she has managed to offload the pad to rapper French. He reportedly paid $3.3 million (£2.26 million) for the new space, $150,000 (£103,000) less than it was listed for, according to TMZ.com.
The Mediterranean-style home boasts five bedrooms and six bathrooms, a large outdoor swimming pool, a screening room, and a wine cellar, and is located not far from the hip-hop star's ex-girlfriend Khloe Kardashian's property.
Continue reading: Selena Gomez Offloads Mansion To French Montana
Selena Gomez is giving fans the chance to copy her body ink by selling temporary versions of her tattoos on her upcoming tour.
The Come and Get It star is heading out on her Revival Tour next month (May16), and has been teasing her followers on Instagram with shots of what they can expect when they see her in concert.
Among the sneak peeks are snaps of the merchandise which will be available for purchase at the gigs, and on Wednesday (20Apr16), Selena revealed her minimalist tattoos will be part of the swag.
She posted a photo of herself next to a sheet of the faux body ink, while the star lifted up her shirt to show off the real tattoo on her back, which is the phrase "love yourself first" in Arabic.
Continue reading: Selena Gomez Selling Her Tattoos On Tour
The scripted drama project, as yet untitled, will also feature Kevin Spacey as an executive producer.
Selena Gomez is set to work as an executive producer on an upcoming scripted drama series about her life, new reports have confirmed.
Entertainment Weekly was the first to break the news on Thursday evening (April 20th), confirming that the 23 year old pop star’s meteoric rise to stardom will be told in a new series for Lifetime. Other executive production credits will go to Kevin Spacey (who has worked behind the camera on his ‘House of Cards’ Netflix series) and Dana Brunetti (The Social Network) among others.
Selena Gomez's life is to be made into a Lifetime series - with the singer herself as exec-producer
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Singer/actress Selena Gomez is teaming up with Kevin Spacey to executive produce an autobiographical TV show.
The untitled project is in the early stages of development and Selena and Kevin are reportedly searching for a screenwriter. According to Deadline.com, the show will be inspired by Selena's rise through the eyes of her friends.
Her mother, Mandy Teefey, has also landed a producer credit.
Selena has been padding up her resume as a TV producer of late with several projects lined up, including a show about a young woman living in a low-income Latino neighbourhood, working to realise her dreams.
Kendall Jenner and Jordan Clarkson's relationship is "getting more serious".
The 20-year-old model was first spotted with 6ft 5in Jordan, 23, on a night out at restaurant The Nice Guy in West Hollywood last month (Mar16) following reports the two have been dating for months.
Over the weekend (16-17Apr16), they were seen on Snapchat together, and now an insider has revealed their romance is going from strength to strength.
"They keep things low-key when they're in public, but in private they're very much together and affectionate," a source told People.com. "He's really into her."
Continue reading: Kendall Jenner's Romance With Jordan Clarkson Is 'Heating Up'
Selena Gomez has reportedly been banned from performing in China due to her association with the Dalai Lama.
The Come & Get It singer had announced earlier this month (Apr16) that she would be playing two concerts in China as part of her Revival tour, which begins in May (16) in the U.S.
However, her concerts in Guangzhou and Shanghai on 6 and 8 August (16) have since been removed from her website.
The shows have been cancelled because Chinese authorities have allegedly blocked Selena from performing in the country because of her connection to the spiritual leader, according to a report in Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper.
Continue reading: Selena Gomez's China Shows Scrapped - Report
Selena Gomez is urging the media to stop fixating on her past struggles.
The Come and Get It singer/actress hit a personal low in 2014 when she had to cancel a string of dates on her Australian tour, drawing criticism as she claimed she needed to spend some time on herself in order to "be the best person I can be".
She subsequently checked herself in to the Dawn at The Meadows treatment centre in Arizona to seek help, amid rumours she was battling substance abuse problems, but last year (15), she revealed the real reason for her rehab stay as she went public with her lupus diagnosis.
Selena has since bounced back from her health issues, and her career is now going from strength to strength, and she is keen to move the conversation on from her past problems.
Continue reading: Selena Gomez Frustrated By Media's Rehab 'Fixation'
Date of birth
22nd July, 1992
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