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Young Disney stars attend Radio Disney Music Awards

LOS ANGELES, April 28 (UPI) -- Disney stars Selena Gomez, Coco Jones and Maia Mitchell were in attendance at the Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles, officials said.
Selena Gomez sued by perfume-maker

Selena Gomez sued by perfume-maker

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Selena Gomez's attorney said a suit from a perfume company alleging the star failed to honor her obligation to be its spokeswoman is without merit.
Selena Gomez vists Justin Bieber in Norway

Selena Gomez vists Justin Bieber in Norway

OSLO, Norway, April 19 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Selena Gomez was waiting backstage at the end of ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber's concert in Norway this week, UsMagazine.com reported.
Selena Gomez wears bindi on 'Dancing with the Stars' amid criticism

Selena Gomez wears bindi on 'Dancing with the Stars' amid criticism

LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- Pop star Selena Gomez wore a bindi on her forehead on "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles amid criticism she was misusing the Hindu symbol.
Selena Gomez announces world concert tour

Selena Gomez announces world concert tour

LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- Singer and actress Selena Gomez has announced she will kick off her 56-city world tour Aug. 14 in Vancouver.
Singer Justin Bieber gets new side-swept, undershaved hairstyle

Singer Justin Bieber gets new side-swept, undershaved hairstyle

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- Canadian-born pop star Justin Bieber has been photographed sporting a new side-swept, undershaved haircut.

High number of 'swatting' calls probed

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police said they are investigating last week's particularly large number of "swatting" calls -- hoax 911 calls -- involving celebrities' homes.

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Swatting calls target Timberlake, Gomez ... DC Comics artist Infantino dies at 87 ... New Kids' Jon Knight bolts mid-concert ... Chris Brown back in court ... News from United Press International.
Swatting calls target Timberlake, Gomez

Swatting calls target Timberlake, Gomez

LOS ANGELES, April 6 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police said 911 calls they received reporting trouble at the homes of celebrities Justin Timberlake and Selena Gomez Friday were "swatting" hoaxes.
Selena Gomez discourages young fans from seeing 'Spring Breakers'

Selena Gomez discourages young fans from seeing 'Spring Breakers'

TORONTO, March 29 (UPI) -- U.S. singer-actress Selena Gomez says she is proud of her new R-rated thriller "Spring Breakers," but hopes her young fans don't go to see it.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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Gomez, Letterman joke about making Bieber cry

Gomez, Letterman joke about making Bieber cry

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- Actress Selena Gomez confirmed during a visit to "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York she and singer Justin Bieber are no longer dating.

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Katie Couric to interview Manti Te'o and his parents ... Michelle Obama wears blue Reed Krakoff dress to swearing-in ceremony ... Rosie O'Donnell pens poem for baby Dakota, posts photos online ... Justin Bieber's ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez sings 'Cry Me a River' ... News from United Press International.
Justin Bieber's ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez sings 'Cry Me a River'

Justin Bieber's ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez sings 'Cry Me a River'

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Singer-actress Selena Gomez, who broke up with pop star Justin Bieber this month, sang the song "Cry Me a River" at a weekend concert in New York.
Foxx, Aniston urge gun control in PSA

Foxx, Aniston urge gun control in PSA

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Dozens of celebrities, including Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Aniston, appeared in a public service announcement asking U.S. citizens to demand tougher gun control.
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Selena Gomez
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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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