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Gomez dodges Bieber questions

Gomez dodges Bieber questions

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- Actress-singer Selena Gomez dodged David Letterman's questions about her rumored romance with Justin Bieber during her "Late Show" visit in New York.
Jagger to perform at the Grammys

Jagger to perform at the Grammys

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- British rock icon Mick Jagger is to perform live on the Grammy Awards for the first time, The Recording Academy said Thursday.
Elton John to joins People's Choice lineup

Elton John to joins People's Choice lineup

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- British pop star Elton John has joined the lineup of performers for the People's Choice Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS announced Monday.
'Bullets' tops U.S. album chart

'Bullets' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Toby Keith's "Bullets in the Gun" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Give' tops the U.S. album chart

'Give' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Zac Brown Band's "You Get What You Give" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Gomez, Kmart team up for clothing line

Gomez, Kmart team up for clothing line

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 31 (UPI) -- U.S. retailer Kmart has announced it is working with actress and singer Selena Gomez on a line of fashion clothing and accessories.
Tussauds gets wax statue of Selena Gomez

Tussauds gets wax statue of Selena Gomez

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Madame Tussauds says it plans to unveil its wax sculpture of teen actress and singer Selena Gomez at its Washington location.
Guetta joins 'Rockin' Eve' lineup

Guetta joins 'Rockin' Eve' lineup

NEW YORK, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- DJ and music producer David Guetta has joined the lineup for the U.S. TV special "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2010," ABC said.
'Answer' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

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

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Barbra Streisand's "Love is the Answer" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Gomez set to star in Sears clothing ads

Gomez set to star in Sears clothing ads

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and singer Selena Gomez has signed up to star in Sears's back-to-school clothing ad campaign, aimed at teens and tweens, the retailer said.
Disney stars crash prom in Canada

Disney stars crash prom in Canada

TORONTO, June 21 (UPI) -- Teenage Disney stars Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato crashed a prom in Toronto for students of the Etobicoke Collegiate Institute, a witness says.
Gomez and Lautner break up

Gomez and Lautner break up

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Selena Gomez confirms she and actor Taylor Lautner are no longer dating.

Disney star Gomez explains Twitter post

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Selena Gomez, star of the Disney series "Wizards of Waverly Place," says there was no particular reason for her Twitter post about tough times.
Longoria makes People en Espanol list

Longoria makes People en Espanol list

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- People en Espanol's 2009 list of the 50 most beautiful Hispanic celebrities includes Eva Longoria, Ricky Martin, Selena Gomez and Freddy Rodriguez.
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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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