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It’s All About Selena Gomez: What You Never Knew About Her



Selena Gomez was born on July 22, 1992, and her big break came when she was only 10 years old, according to Insider. From there, her rise to stardom was rapid, especially after she began playing Alex Russo on Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” in 2007. She began her career in music in 2009 with the album “Kiss & Tell,” and she’s been one of Hollywood’s most famous stars for years.

Gomez is one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood, as well as one of its most loved. Since her Disney days, Selena Gomez has maintained her good girl reputation and has become a renowned philanthropist and activist, in addition to becoming a target for scandal. In 2009, she was named a UNICEF Ambassador (the youngest in the United States!), which involved her working on behalf of underprivileged youngsters all around the world. Continue reading to learn more about this interesting celebrity.

She was named after the singer Selena Quintanilla

Selena Gomez is named after another famous Selena: Selena Quintanilla, the Queen of Tejano Music who rose to fame in the 1990s. According to Biography, Quintanilla was known as the “Queen of Tejano Music” until she was killed by her fan club’s founder in 1995. Gomez is of Mexican heritage and grew up in Texas, just like Quintanilla. Like Quintanilla, Gomez would go on to have a successful music career, although her parents could not possibly have known that she would become a star in her own right when they named their daughter after one of their favorite singers.

“I grew up and I went to her grave,” Gomez once told radio station 100.5 about the singer she was named for (via Teen Vogue). “I got to go to her house. … I remember I got to meet her family and I just got super emotional.”

Her Disney past still haunts her

As a youngster, Selena Gomez was cast on “Wizards of Waverly Place,” which meant she spent her early years on the Disney Channel and put her in the public eye. In a 2021 interview with Vogue, Gomez recalled the pressure she felt as a Disney kid to be perfect and how invasive the paparazzi was when she was growing up. She recalled her first trip to the seaside at the age of 15, when she was followed by a strange man. “grown men with cameras” snapping pics of her “in her swimsuit,” which she described as “a violating feeling.”

She told The New York Times in 2015, “I was being held to this expectation of being the good girl” While she was still playing a juvenile, she was modeling for teen idols. This is an image that has been difficult for her to shake since she has moved on to more mature parts. She’s all grown up now, but she still worries that people regard her as a kid. “I still live with this haunting feeling that people still view me as this Disney girl,” she admitted to Vogue.

That being said, she’s grateful for her time with the network. “I’m beyond proud of the work that I did with Disney as well,” she told the Television Critics Association (via RadioTimes). “It kind of shaped who I am in a way.”

She refuses to Google herself

While most of us have probably Googled ourselves at least once to find out what’s going on about us, Selena Gomez avoids doing so because she knows that not everyone on the internet is nice.”I’m strong in a lot of ways, but I think I just have way too much of a sensitive heart,” she admitted to Allure.

She also doesn’t read feedback on social media, and she doesn’t manage her own very popular Instagram account (as of this writing, it has 283 million followers) herself; instead, she hires someone to run her socials for her. Since 2017, when she told Elle that she wanted to devote more time to important things. While she gives her assistant images and descriptions, she has no idea what the password to her own Instagram account is, claiming, “I don’t have it on my phone, so there’s no temptation.”

Gomez explained to Vogue, “I was tired of reading horrible things,” so she decided one day to stay away from social media. She’s been a lot happier since then, saying, “After that decision, it was instant freedom.” Her real-life connections have also improved due to her absence from social media. When asked why she would want to go back, the actress responded: “I had a lot of fun doing it. I think that when you’re on social media all day long and you don’t have any other human contact, that there is a disconnect from real life connections with people when you do that.”

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Netflix Is Getting Involved In The Meghan And Harry Saga



Fans of the British royal family were ecstatic when it was announced in May that Netflix will release an “At Home With” style documentary series focusing on none other than royal rebels Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex (via Page Six). The pair, who now live in California with their two children, struck a lucrative distribution deal with Netflix to share their life story.

According to several sources, the film’s release date has been evolving for weeks; will Netflix be able to air it in time with Prince Harry’s much-anticipated memoir, which is set to be published this fall, or will it not appear on screens until next year? A rep for Netflix stated at the time, “The announcement has not been made yet, and things are still in flux” (Page Six).

However, new information suggests that Netflix is attempting to capitalize on the fuss surrounding the royal family by releasing Meghan/Harry, a documentary series at the same time they release the next season of their blockbuster hit, “The Crown.”

What Netflix is aiming to do

Netflix is working “extremely hard” to release the docuseries about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex by the end of the year, according to an inside source, in order for it to be available on living rooms throughout the world in time for both Prince Harry’s upcoming tell-all book and the network’s own royal drama “The Crown.”

“There’s a lot to organize and a lot of things going on here,” said one source to Page Six. “Netflix wants to make sure they don’t get scooped by Harry’s book, so they’re coming in hard.” The fifth season of “The Crown” is set to premiere on Netflix this November (via BTV). The final season will pick up in the 1980s, focusing on the marital issues faced by Princess Diana and Prince Charles, Harry’s parents.

It’s uncertain whether Netflix will be able to actualize this mythical combination, but we’ll keep you informed!

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Instagram knows you don’t like its changes. They don’t care.



Instagram has released numerous improvements in recent years in an attempt to transition from a social media platform to an e-commerce behemoth, messaging application, and, most recently, a short-form video discovery platform comparable to TikTok.

Now this public identity crisis is bleeding into its user base.

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, addressed the situation on Tuesday morning in a bid to prevent further damage. Wearing a bright yellow pullover and facing the camera, he attempted to quieten a mounting rebellion from prominent Instagrammers.

On Sunday, Kim Kardashian West and other high-profile personalities shared a black-and-white image that read: “Make Instagram Instagram Again. (Stop trying to be TikTok I just want to see cute photos of my friends.) Sincerely, everyone.” The viral story, written by a 21-year-old influencer named Tatiana Bruening, has more than 1.9 million likes as of Wednesday morning.

In the video, Mosseri explained that the app was in transition and that some features, such as a full-screen feed, were simply tests. “There’s a lot going on on Instagram right now,” he said. “We’re experimenting with a number of different changes to the app, and so we’re hearing a lot of concerns from all of you.” But the rapid succession of new features and tests has prompted even its most devoted users to ask if Instagram itself understands what it’s doing.

“Instagram has become overcrowded with so many different types of content happening at the same time,” Bruening said. “Everyone has been feeling the same thing at the same time, but a lot of people have been too afraid to say anything.”

Many changes to the app have been made, including but not limited to: eliminating chronological timelines, elevating photo posts, and downplaying algorithmic discovery. A petition initiated by Bruening aims to restore many of these features, including a chronological timeline, priority for photo postings, and removing the Reels video tool. By Wednesday morning, it had more than 190,000 supporters.

Instagram, which has more than 1 billion monthly active users as of 2021, is still vulnerable to competition from TikTok, which boasts about 400 million monthly active users. While Instagram continues to outpace TikTok in terms of total number of users, short-form video app use has exploded in recent years. In 2020, TikTok became the most-downloaded app in the world, and its young user base began spending more time on it than Instagram and Facebook. The earnings report from Instagram’s parent firm Meta is expected to be published on Wednesday, and it will show if TikTok has harmed its market share.

The Instagram controversy has spilled over into the physical realm. Last Saturday, several dozen content producers gathered outside the firm’s New York headquarters to protest its restrictive community standards and modifications that make locating new users difficult.

How to fix your ‘trash’ Instagram feed — at least temporarily

However, the organization is attempting to move closer to the entertainment world. According to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Instagram owner Meta is establishing an advisory board that will include top entertainment executives, managers, and publicists. The plan has been in the works for over a year, but outreach to possible board members began this week. The board will not focus on specific product improvements, but rather on how Meta may collaborate with the entertainment industry more closely. Others, on the other hand, believe Instagram’s intentions may yet be validated because only the platform has the data to see what is and isn’t working.

The fact that Instagram is putting out so much effort to challenge its basic purpose of connecting with friends and relatives, according to some pundits, speaks to how radically social media has evolved. “Making that content harder to access shows the competitive landscape they’re in right now,” said Matt Perault, director of the Center on Technology Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “It might be totally necessary that they pivot, but that doesn’t mean that they’ll succeed in this new world.”

Instagram will have to pay attention to the proper people and navigate the fallout from either side if it wants to weather the storm. “There’s a war between people who want Instagram to be more like Snapchat and people who want it to be more TikTok,” Woodbury said. “Right now the former group is larger and louder.”

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Inside Khloé Kardashian’s Huge Baby News With Tristan Thompson



Sources tell TMZ that Khloé Kardashian is expecting a baby via surrogate with her ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson. According to a spokesperson for Kardashian, the news is true. Us Weekly reported that the confirmation read: “Khloé is incredibly grateful to the extraordinary surrogate for such a beautiful blessing. We’d like to ask for kindness and privacy so that Khloé can focus on her family.” The baby was conceived in November, implying the surrogate should deliver any time between August and September.


Kardashian and Thompson already have a daughter named True, but the good news is somewhat tempered by the fact that the pair are no longer together. More so, Thompson stated that he had cheated on Kardashian with fitness trainer Maralee Nichols during the pregnancy – and that he fathered a kid with her (via The U.S. Sun). “Khloé, you don’t deserve this,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “You don’t deserve the heartache and humiliation I have caused you.”


Unfortunately, Thompson’s vow of fidelity proved to be as insincere as his relationship with Kardashian. Just months later, the couple called it quits after a model accused him of getting too cozy with her, according to Page Six. He was also photographed attending a soiree at which he entered a notorious “hookup room” with three other females. Many people thought the two had split up following these things, but the latest statement has them wondering where they stand now.

Are two-time parents Khloé and Tristan back together?

In the case of Khloé Kardashian’s pregnancy, history is repeating itself. In early 2022, when she was recording “The Kardashians,” Khloé experienced one of the most difficult periods in her life, discovering Tristan Thompson’s latest indiscretion. After years of marriage, it was revealed that four years ago, he had been cheating on her while she was pregnant with their daughter True, who is now three (via Insider). Not to mention, with her younger sister Kylie’s best friend, Jordan.


Although she is concentrating on having a second kid, Kardashian is focusing on becoming a mother for the second time. According to ET Online, a source said, “The two have long said they wanted True to have a sibling, and Khloé even told her family she’d do it without Tristan if she needed to.” Her doctor, according to Us Weekly, informed her that if she tried to conceive naturally again, she was at high danger of having a miscarriage. Which is why Kardashian and Thompson decided to move forward with a surrogate. Page Six has also reported that the pair will be welcoming a baby boy, as “Khloé has always wanted a little brother for True.”


Fans want to know if this means Kardashian and Thompson are back together. No, according on the ET source: “The two aren’t together and Khloé will have the baby full time, but Khloé wants Tristan in both the kids’ lives as much as he wants to be.” The two had already been cordial for the family’s sake. The pair not only watched True’s dance recital together on Father’s Day 2022, but they also had lunch with the rest of the extended Kardashian family afterwards, as reported by TMZ.

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