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Selena Gomez adopts puppy

Selena Gomez adopts puppy

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Selena Gomez adopted a 10-week-old puppy after she and boyfriend Justin Bieber visited a local animal shelter in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the shelter said.

Queen to receive MTV Global Icon Award

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The rock band Queen will be presented with the Global Icon Award at next month's MTV Europe Music Awards.
Gomez stalker has criminal history

Gomez stalker has criminal history

DES PLAINES, Ill., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A former Illinois man accused of stalking Disney star Selena Gomez has a history of stalking, police said.
Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars to perform at EMA show

Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars to perform at EMA show

LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Pop stars Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars have been booked to perform at the 2011 MTV EMA show in Belfast, organizers said Monday.
Red Hot Chili Peppers to play EMA show

Red Hot Chili Peppers to play EMA show

LONDON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers has been booked to perform at next month's 2011 MTV EMA show in Northern Ireland, the cable TV network said.
Selena Gomez to host MTV EMA show

Selena Gomez to host MTV EMA show

LONDON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and singer Selena Gomez will be the host of the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards show in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the cable network announced Monday.
Bieber takes Gomez on special date

Bieber takes Gomez on special date

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Pop star Justin Bieber took over Los Angeles' Staples Center to watch "Titanic" alone with his girlfriend, actress and singer Selena Gomez.
Gaga, Gomez to highlight MTV video gala

Gaga, Gomez to highlight MTV video gala

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Lady Gaga announced she will kick off the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles with the broadcast premier of her "You and I" video.
'Potter,' 'Diaries' win big at Teen Choice Awards

'Potter,' 'Diaries' win big at Teen Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," "The Vampire Diaries" and "Glee" were big winners at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles.
Cuoco tapped to host Teen Choice Awards

Cuoco tapped to host Teen Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Kaley Cuoco has signed on to serve as host of next month's Teen Choice 2011 Awards show, Fox announced.
'21' is No. 1 on the U.S album chart

'21' is No. 1 on the U.S album chart

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Adele's "21" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for an 11th non-consecutive week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Red' tops the U.S. album chart

'Red' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- Blake Shelton's "Red River Blue" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'4' is still No. 1 on U.S. album chart

'4' is still No. 1 on U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) -- Beyonce's "4" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second consecutive week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'4' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

'4' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, July 6 (UPI) -- Beyonce's "4" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Selena Gomez 'feeling much better'

Selena Gomez 'feeling much better'

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Selena Gomez said via Twitter Monday she is "feeling much better" after a brief hospitalization last week.
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Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American actress, singer, and entrepreneur, best known for portraying Alex Russo in the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program. She made her starring theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus.

Her career has expanded into the music industry; Gomez is the lead singer and founder of the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene, which has released two RIAA Gold certified studio albums, Kiss & Tell and A Year Without Rain and spawned two RIAA Platinum certified singles, "Naturally" and "Who Says". As of April 2011, The band has sold 1,354,000 albums in the United States. Gomez has also contributed to the soundtracks of Tinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story and Wizards of Waverly Place after signing a record deal with Hollywood Records. In 2008, Gomez was designated a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas. She is the daughter of former stage actress Mandy Teefey (née Cornett) and Ricardo Joel Gomez. Her father is Mexican American and her mother is of Italian descent. Regarding her Hispanic heritage, Gomez said: "My family does have Quinceañeras, and we go to the communion church. We do everything that's Catholic, but we don't really have anything traditional except go to the park and have barbeques on Sundays after church." Her birth parents divorced when she was five years old, and she was raised as an only child by her working mother. In 2006, Mandy remarried Brian Teefey. She is named after Tejano singer Selena. In a 2009 interview with People, Gomez mentioned that she developed an early interest in acting from watching her mother prepare for and act in theater productions. She earned a high school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010.

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