Three dating lessons we learned from Selena Gomez’s Vogue Australia cover story
Posted by admin           on Aug 8           tags: Article, Interview, Updates

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Our September cover star can’t keep everything to herself.

No stranger to the front row at Nicolas Ghesquiere’s shows for Louis Vuitton, Selena Gomez – Vogue Australia’s September cover girl – cemented her relationship with the French heritage brand in June, fronting their autumn/winter ‘16/’17 campaign lensed by Bruce Weber.

Anyone who fancies themselves an arbiter of proper modern pop culture (or is simply a frequent reader of this website) already likely knows a thing or two about Selena Gomez (she’s a former Disney star, most followed person on Instagram, all of that Bieber stuff, yada yada yada). But thanks to one very in-depth Skype date with Vogue’s Zara Wong, Gomez gave us insight to who she really is for our September issue cover story. Here are three things we learned about the multi-hyphenate stunner’s dating life that we didn’t know before reading the full story:

1. She doesn’t actually have time to date right now.
“But I like to have fun, I like to hang out,” she teases with an infinitesimal cock of the eyebrow. 

2. Super famous guys aren’t really her type.
“I’d be so stoked with a writer or producer or actor who is low-key, but those kind of guys are terrified of me!” 

3. She’s restricted dating to her own circle of friends.
“Because I think people would think it’s kind of dumb [to date me]. Nobody would want to throw themselves into that situation where it was so heightened publicly, like, why would they?” 

The complete nine-page feature, complete with a photo spread styled by Sally Lyndley and shot by Emma Summerton, is on sale August 15.



Selena Gomez: How I Became Instagram’s Most Followed Person (Without Really Trying)
Posted by admin           on Jul 14           tags: Article, Interview, Updates

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The singer-actress — with 89 million followers — doesn’t have a social media consultant or a method behind her backstage pics and well-lit selfies: Instead, “I go, ‘Oh, that would be great for Instagram.'”

In this age of competition for followers and likes, stars often hire digital consultants and carefully curate their social profiles. So it might come as a surprise how little thought Gomez gives to the Instagram feed that has become the app’s most followed. “It comes in a moment when I capture something happening, and I go, ‘Oh, that would be great for Instagram. I should post it.’ I know it’s boring, but that’s genuinely what I do.” Since bumping Taylor Swift from the top spot in March, Gomez has amassed 89 million followers at press time. “It wasn’t my goal to be the most followed person,” demurs Gomez, 23, but she’s not hiding how much she enjoys the app: “It’s my favorite social platform.”

Her feed is a mixture of professional photos, off-the-cuff videos and selfies. And her fans clearly love it. A June 25 shot of her drinking a bottle of Coke quickly racked up 4 million likes and is widely believed to be the most-liked photo on Instagram at the moment. “I’m not sure there’s a method to my madness,” admits Gomez, who shares a few tips, like: If a caption isn’t coming to you, use emoji and “let it be.”

Her current obsession with Instagram’s longer video product (she was one of the first to post a 60-second video of herself in the studio when the feature rolled out in March) has become clear, too. On the Fourth of July she posted a long shot of herself walking into the party she was hosting and then jumping into the pool. It has been viewed 9 million times.

Hopping from city to city as part of her 81-show Revival tour, Gomez uses Instagram to offer an inside look at her nonstop schedule: working on her new album out of the studio bus, meeting with fans after her concerts, watching The Big Bang Theory backstage. “I try to find a good balance of just being 100 percent myself and knowing when to post a really good selfie with good lighting,” says Gomez. But a recent photo, of her riding a shopping cart inside a market in Canada, had some fans wondering just how “real” her ‘grams are. The backstory: Her tour photographer tagged along on the excursion. “I’ve created this bond with him, so it’s super organic when he takes photos,” says Gomez. “We were in the grocery store, all shopping for the bus, and I always eat when I shop. I remember one of the comments said, ‘I cannot believe she rented out the grocery store for a photo shoot,’ and I died laughing. I was like, ‘Well, I didn’t.’ ”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter



Selena Gomez Sends Special Message To Fans For Supporting ‘Kill Em With Kindness’
Posted by admin           on May 28           tags: Updates, Video



How Selena Gomez Got Fit for Her Revival Tour—And the Secret to Her Eternally Good Hair
Posted by admin           on May 6           tags: Article, Interview, Revival Tour, Updates

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“I don’t know what day it is!” says Selena Gomez—understandably so. The 23-year-old pop star is calling amid a whirlwind week that saw her grace the Met Gala red carpet on Monday and then zip back to Las Vegas where her second solo tour kicks off today. Between sound check and final rehearsals, Gomez has a few minutes to chat before diving back into her five-act set. “We’re running the show back to back,” she says. “It’ll be good.”

It’s been a banner year for Gomez, who lately became the most followed person on Instagram, overtaking best friend Taylor Swift. There was her initiation into Nicolas Ghesquière’s girl gang, which saw her style take a turn toward leather Louis Vuitton crop tops and Vetements denim. She appeared at Sundance and, thanks to her supernaturally thick head of hair, became a face of Pantene, which is sponsoring the tour, while maturing as an artist, and taking a larger role in writing her sophomore album. “The past two years have been such a transition period for me,” Gomez says.

And with Revival set to take her around the world for six months, crisscrossing from Copenhagen to Kuala Lumpur, there’s certainly more to come. Here, she reveals how she gets world tour–ready, the secret to her bombshell blowout, and her ultimate juice recipe.

On kickstarting her fitness:
“I’ve never really had a personal trainer, but I started working with Amy [Rosoff Davis] last year. She’s incredible, I met her at Ballet Bodies in L.A., and we have a really fun friendship. About a month and a half ago is when I really buckled down, and at the moment, I’m training every day to build my stamina up for the tour. But don’t get me wrong—it was not like this before the tour [laughs].”

On learning to breathe (literally):
“Once we started rehearsing, I was doing Pilates, SoulCycle, every form of yoga. Basically, I wanted to mix things up because I get bored easily. I just try to keep it fresh. I love how Pilates makes me feel, like it opens me up. I have the hardest time breathing, weirdly enough. Even when I have conversations, I need to work on my breathing, so it’s something I enjoy because it’s peaceful and it helps me relax. And I’m doing two shows back to back [today], and that’s cardio in itself.”

On game-changing stage hair:
“Marissa [Marino], my hairstylist, is coming on the road with me. We wanted to create a unique touch for each look in the show—you see glimpses of the different sides of who I am. It’s exciting. We’re going to do a lot with the hair. I love being able to let it flow and be wavy because that’s my go-to look, but we’re going to try some fun things—incorporating braids and updos. I like to be adventurous. I’ll see along the way what inspires us, if we want to add some cool materials thrown in the hair with a braid. We’ll see.”

On maintaining a healthy mane:
“One of the most important things for me is my hair. I’ve always been about my hair, and I love that my mom and my nana taught me how to take care of it myself. It goes through a lot every day, but I try to keep it healthy. I have to admit, it can get a little dead on the ends. I like to leave conditioner on overnight sometimes—I’ll wrap it up and let it sit. I’m going to be able to do that on the road a lot, on the bus. I’m addicted to the Pantene Air Spray. There’s no alcohol in it, so I literally just coat my hair in it before I go on stage. I do my dramatic hair flip, and I just coat it. It doesn’t feel like it’s damaging my hair, I can tell.”

On staying hydrated, wherever you are:
“I always have water, tons of water. It’s even in my bathroom because I used to be so bad at drinking water and I want to stay hydrated. I have a juicer I’m staring at right now, so I always have my vegetables and my fruit for the juicer. I do two carrots, ginger, I do one piece of celery—I know, that’s lame, but one—and then half of a beet. Those are the things I always keep around.”

On curating the ideal dressing room:
“I love having the same aroma in every room because it makes you feel like you’re at home, no matter where you are. I have two humidifiers, and I mix eucalyptus and lavender oil for every room I come into—even my bus. I’m also about lighting, so everything has to feel very cozy and warm. I love to set the mood; that‘s kind of my thing.”

Source: VOGUE



Selena Gomez Donating Proceeds From Revival Tour to Lupus Research
Posted by admin           on May 5           tags: Article, Interview, Updates

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Back in 2013, Selena Gomez canceled parts of her Stars Dance Tour after she was diagnosed with lupus and had to undergo chemotherapy treatment. Now, nearly three years later, Gomez is about to hit the road again on the Revival Tour, and this time she’ll donate proceeds from each ticket sold to the Alliance for Lupus Research, according to her representative.

Based in New York, ALR is a national voluntary health organization whose mission is to find better treatments and ultimately prevent lupus. Gomez’s camp says ALR was selected because of its broad reach. Gomez revealed her lupus diagnosis in a 2015 Billboard cover story.

For her Revival Tour — which kicks off Friday in Las Vegas — Gomez is ready to be back on the stage and the center of attention. “This show is so centered around me, and I mean that in a way of confidence, of strength,” Gomez says. “It has a beautiful feel to it, but it is about me, so if I wanted to come in one day and say I want to change [a song in the show] or add this, I can do that. That’s the first time I’ve ever really been able to do that in my life. And I feel, I feel great about it. It’s not me making sure I hit all the dance moves.

“There’s so much I want to prove to myself for this tour and it’s just based on me, it’s based on my voice, it’s based on what I say to my crowd,” she adds. “That’s all I really want.”

With regards to the set list for the show, the pop star says she had a “clear vision” for the tour: “Seventy percent of my audience are the people that I’ve had with me from the beginning, but I know that a big portion of [the crowd] will be people who’ve never been to one of my concerts before, so I obviously kept that in mind.”

Gomez says she’s very “excited” for fans to hear the new version of “Come and Get It” that she’ll be performing during the show, which is mostly focused around the Revival album. “We just sprinkled in only three old songs, so it’s just the new material, which is how I wanted it to be. We may add in a few things as well, surprise-wise, but we’ll figure it out.”

Gomez’s globe-trotting Revival Tour has shows scheduled through Dec. 18, with dates in North America, Asia and Europe.

Source: Billboard



One Karl Lagerfeld-Designed Outfit Has Selena Gomez Super Pumped for Her Revival Tour
Posted by admin           on Apr 29           tags: Article, Interview, Updates

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With just a week away from the start of her Revival tour, Selena Gomez was beaming as she dished on what fans can expect and why she’s so excited for them to see the fashion in it.

“I have never cared about a tour as much as I cared about this one,” the “Same Old Love” singer told InStyle ahead of her rehearsals at the L.A. Sports Arena in Los Angeles Thursday. As she sat posed in an off-white Atea Oceanie ensemble and black pumps, Gomez added, “I spent a year and a half working on this album. I did not at all anticipate the success that it would have because it’s the first time I’ve actually really put myself out there. Now I’m putting it all together; it’s insane and it’s all in my control.”

Speaking of seeing her work come together, the former Wizards of Waverly Place star told us she was “overwhelmed with emotion,” when she watched the playback of her rehearsals for the first time Wednesday. She added, “I do want people to be connected to it and I want people to be surprised because I’m working really hard and I know that you can tell when I’m on that stage.”

As for how she’ll slay the stage with her attire during each show, Gomez smiled and danced in her seat as she started talking about the different looks, saying, “I am so excited about the clothes.”

“It’s incredible because I’m in such a different place in my life… It’s crazy because now I get to collaborate with designers that I’ve aspired to work with and all of the looks are so distinct and beautiful,” she continued. “I can’t wait for people to see them because they’re very different. Every single look has a feel to it and it takes you to a different place… I think people are really going to like the wardrobe.”

Gomez was particularly taken by one ensemble designed by Karl Lagerfeld. “That was one where I put on the actual costume when it was done and I was just completely blown away,” she said. “It makes me feel so badass. It’s the best feeling in the world.”

In addition to her tour, the triple-threat star has also teamed up with Coca-Cola for its #ShareaCoke campaign, which will replace the names on its labels with lyrics from her hits “Love Me Like a Love Song” and “Me and the Rhythm.”

 

 

Source: InStyle



UPDATE: ELLE – Selena Gomez Is Taking Control of Her Life
Posted by admin           on Sep 16           tags: Interview, Updates

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Selena Gomez has come into her own in more ways than one since making her major fashion magazine cover debut in ELLE in July of 2012. Now she’s back, on the cover of our October issue, and determined to tell her story, her way, with a gutsy new album, Revival, and the most powerful weapon of any social media-era star: authenticity.

And if you’ve seen Selena’s post on Instagram today you already know the interview is going to be good: “One of my absolute favorite interviews,” she wrote on Instagram after posting the first look at her cover. “Elle you always do me justice. Love you!”

We love you too, Selena. And we love the raw and honest interview you gave to ELLE’s Mickey Rapkin. This is a young woman who is taking control of her story, and her life.

The October issue doesn’t hit newsstands until September 22, but here’s what you Selinators can look forward to:

Yes, she talks about Bieber

Selena spoke openly about her relationship with Justin Bieber as it stands now, and how she thinks people “want it to be different.” She is dating again, but says, “finding somebody is not my main focus.” As for whether she’d ever get back together with Bieber? Her answer will surprise you. But you’ll have to pick up an issue to find out.

She’s calling the shots—even if it makes her “uncomfortable”

Selena has made a series of calculated moves in the past year to peel off the Disney labels once and for all: As Rapkin writes, “She split from her longtime manager—who also happens to be her mom. Said good-bye to Dream Out Loud, the eco-friendly clothing line she designed for Kmart that reportedly netted her $1 million annually. Parted ways—after three gold albums and a greatest-hits collection that included her first smash hit, ‘Love You Like a Love Song,’ and the 2013 top 10 number ‘Come & Get It’—with her old record label and inked a new deal with Interscope.”

She says she wants to be “a little uncomfortable,” adding, “that’s why I made all of these decisions within a year. I wanted to be my own person. I wanted to test myself. I wanted to see if I could really do it.”

And she’s got the support of her squad

It’s a well-known fact that Taylor Swift and Selena are tight, but we wanted to know what they talk about behind closed doors and got a rare look into their friendship. In the article, Taylor reveals to ELLE what she thinks about Selena’s big year, what they “talk about all the time,” and what ultimately matters to both of them. Taylor, who famously cast her old friend against type as an ass-kicking villain (alongside the rest of Swift’s It Nation) in this year’s “Bad Blood” video also tells ELLE, “It isn’t easy for her to put herself out there, knowing that a lot of the media will try and twist her lyrics into a headline about her ex-boyfriend. She doesn’t care anymore. Now she knows that good music rises above and outlasts the weekly cycle of ridiculous headlines.”

Source: ELLE



UPDATE: Revival available for pre-order on iTunes Australia
Posted by admin           on Sep 10           tags: Updates

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Selena’s upcoming album has finally been released for pre-order on iTunes Australia! The standard edition is $16.99 and the deluxe edition is $22.99.

The official tracking listing is:

  1. Revival
  2. Kill Em With Kindness
  3.  Hands To Myself
  4. Same Old Love
  5. Sober
  6. Good For You (feat. A$AP Rocky)
  7. Camouflage
  8. Me & the Rhythm
  9. Survivors
  10. Body Heat
  11. Rise
  12. Me & My Girls (Deluxe)
  13. Nobody (Deluxe)
  14. Perfect (Deluxe)
  15. Outta My Hands (Loco) (Deluxe)
  16. Cologne (Deluxe)

Also, if you pre-order the album, you can get Same Old Love instantly!

 

 



UPDATE: This Is My Revival….
Posted by admin           on Sep 10           tags: Updates

Selena just released her album artwork for her upcoming album Revival and let’s just say she looks absolutely stunning! Revival drops on the 9th of October! I hope you’re all excited.

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UPDATE: Nick Jonas appears to make Selena Gomez reference in new song ‘Area Code’
Posted by admin           on Sep 6           tags: Updates

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Is Nick Jonas telling a former girlfriend to “Come & Get It?”

The 22-year-old pop crooner dropped a surprise track titled “Area Code” on SoundCloud Saturday night – and some of the new tune’s lyrics have fans wondering if he’s reaching out to ex Selena Gomez.

“You say I never been good for you, you can’t deny I gave it good to you,” Jonas sings, in what appears to be a reference to Gomez’s summer hit “Good For You.”

Jonas only threw fuel on the fire when he favorited a pair of tweets from fans who made the connection between the new song and Gomez.

Nick Jonas favorited a pair fan tweets talking about his new song “Area Code” being about Selena Gomez.

“Oh my gosh. Nick. Selena,” one of the tweets read. “Never thought I’d be saying this again! Area Code references ‘Good for You.'”

“When u hang out with Selena Gomez,” read the other, which was attached to a link to Jonas’ new song.

The former Disney stars, who briefly dated in 2008, were linked together again earlier this summer after they were seen enjoying dinner in Los Angeles.

Jonas played coy when addressing the dating rumors during a radio interview with British DJ Max Akhtar.

“It was nice to connect and just catch up,” he told the Capital FM DJ. “I’ll leave it there.”

The singers reignited speculation last Sunday, when they were seen canoodling and giggling at a Video Music Awards after party in West Hollywood.

That speculation only seemed to grow this weekend once Jonas released “Area Code,” which talks about the pop star calling up an old flame when he’s in her neighborhood.

Jonas played coy when addressing the dating rumors during a radio interview with British DJ Max Akhtar.

“It was nice to connect and just catch up,” he told the Capital FM DJ. “I’ll leave it there.”

The singers reignited speculation last Sunday, when they were seen canoodling and giggling at a Video Music Awards after party in West Hollywood.

That speculation only seemed to grow this weekend once Jonas released “Area Code,” which talks about the pop star calling up an old flame when he’s in her neighborhood.

“I can’t believe nick wrote another song about selena,” a fan account of the two stars tweeted. “This is so good.”

Another user added: “Please tell me y’all getting back together. @nickjonas @selenagomez.”

This is the second time in the past week that Gomez has received an apparent shout-out from a former flame.

The 23-year-old artist’s name appeared to be spray painted on the wall of a skate park in Justin Bieber’s new “What Do You Mean?” music video, which debuted last Sunday after the VMAs.

Source: NY Daily News