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Selena Gomez cancels Australian tour: 'I need to spend some time on myself'

Selena Gomez cancels Australian tour: 'I need to spend some time on myself'

Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The pop star's abrupt decision to cancel her tour down under has enraged some of her fans.
Kate Stanton
Miley Cyrus introduced by Lindsay Lohan at Z100’s Jingle Ball

Miley Cyrus introduced by Lindsay Lohan at Z100’s Jingle Ball

Dec. 15 (UPI) -- After an introductory boost from another former Disney Channel star, a post-rehab Lindsey Lohan, Miley Cyrus rocked Z100's annual Jingle Ball.
Kate Stanton

YouTube releases list of 2013's biggest videos

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Here are the top-trending videos that defined 2013.
Kate Stanton
Marie Avgeropoulos and Taylor Lautner hold hands, each other at Jay Z concert

Marie Avgeropoulos and Taylor Lautner hold hands, each other at Jay Z concert

Dic. 11 (UPI) -- Taylor Lautner was once again spotted holding hands with Marie Avgeropoulos.
Veronica Linares
Selena Gomez drops F-bomb, walks off stage during Jingle Ball performance

Selena Gomez drops F-bomb, walks off stage during Jingle Ball performance

Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Selena Gomez's Jingle Ball set didn't go as smoothly as planned.
Kate Stanton
Selena Gomez upset with Justin Bieber's acting out

Selena Gomez upset with Justin Bieber's acting out

(UPI) -- Justin Bieber has gotten in a bunch of trouble lately while on his world tour, and his old flame, Selena Gomez, is reportedly upset over the stories of his misdeeds.
Gabrielle Levy
People's Choice Awards nominations announced

People's Choice Awards nominations announced

Nominations for the fan-voted People's Choice Awards in film, television and music categories were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Selena Gomez may have to pay perfume company more than $1M

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Selena Gomez may pay more than $1 million to settle with a perfume company that sued her for failing to be its spokeswoman, court documents said.

Concert organizers: Russia denies visa to Selena Gomez

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Concerts by U.S. star Selena Gomez in Moscow and St. Petersburg were canceled when she was refused a Russian visa, organizers said Friday.
Selena Gomez to take a break from recording to focus on film

Selena Gomez to take a break from recording to focus on film

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Selena Gomez says she plans to take a break from recording music so she can focus on her acting career.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke tops U.S. album chart

'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

Selena Gomez' 'Stars Dance' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) -- Selena Gomez's "Stars Dance" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 22, 2013.
By United Press International
'Glee' star Cory Monteith, 31, found dead in Vancouver hotel

'Glee' star Cory Monteith, 31, found dead in Vancouver hotel

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 14 (UPI) -- Canadian actor and singer Cory Monteith, best known as Finn Hudson on "Glee," has been found dead in a Canadian hotel, Vancouver police said late Saturday.
'Blurred Lines' tops U.S. record chart for a fifth week

'Blurred Lines' tops U.S. record chart for a fifth week

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" featuring T.I. and Pharrell is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a fifth week, Billboard.com reported.
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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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