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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.
Selena Gomez under wraps at SoCal hospital

Selena Gomez under wraps at SoCal hospital

BURBANK, Calif., June 11 (UPI) -- Selena Gomez's weekend appearance at a Santa Monica mall was rescheduled after the teenage star checked into a hospital earlier in the week.
Ailing Selena Gomez hospitalized

Ailing Selena Gomez hospitalized

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- Selena Gomez's publicist says the 18-year-old actress has been hospitalized in Los Angeles after falling ill.

Tweet generates online St. Louis fight

ST. LOUIS, June 8 (UPI) -- A comment in a Twitter conversation between two young music fans erupted into an online St. Louis battle when a St. Louis County official picked it up.
P!nk peeved at pink horses in Gomez video

P!nk peeved at pink horses in Gomez video

MALIBU, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- P!nk may be seeing red, but Selena Gomez says the painted horses used in her new music video weren't in any danger.
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Gomez to host MuchMusic Awards

Gomez to host MuchMusic Awards

TORONTO, May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and singer Selena Gomez will be the host of Canada's 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards, organizers said.
Selena Gomez announces tour dates

Selena Gomez announces tour dates

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (UPI) -- Selena Gomez & The Scene say they will kick off their summer concert tour at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif.
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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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