The great Selena Gomez drought of 2014 is almost over! The 22-year-old drove her fans into a frenzy this morning (October 30) by writing two simple words in her Instagram bio: “Next month.” It’s still not clear what exactly is coming in November but it’s a safe bet that her Hollywood Records swan song — a greatest hits collection to fulfill her contract — will be part of the diva’s comeback.
But that’s not all. There are also persistent rumors that Selena has signed on for another television show, which could also be announced soon. And then there are those mysterious pics from a desert location that keep popping up on her Insta. Are they from a fashion shoot or is she giving us a behind-the-scenes glimpse at one of her new projects? Whatever the case may be, the speculation has her social channels humming overtime. That has earned her the number one spot on Billboard’s Social 50 chart — not bad for someone who hasn’t released music in over a year. See her announcement after the jump. More »
It’s time for our quarterly round-up of raunchy pop diva pics! And, as usual, the leading ladies of music did not disappoint. In further proof that 2014 is the year of the nude, it was almost an embarrassment of the riches with everyone from 19-year-old newcomer Niykee Heaton to 56-year-old pop legend Madonna losing their clothes in the name of self expression/free publicity.
The usual candidates are all represented. Outtakes from Rihanna‘s iconic Lui magazine shoot surfaced online and got everyone clicking, while Miley Cyrus‘ Instagram account remains a valid alternative to PornHub. Honorable mentions go to Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea for proving that rap divas do it better. Peruse the (semi-NSFW) gallery up top. More »
Selena Gomez set Instagram on fire earlier this week when she posted pics from a photo shoot with Aris Jerome. The 22-year-old modeled a revealing, lace-up bodysuit in the sexy black-and-white images, which showcase her killer curves and growing confidence. Today (October 22), the photographer posted more snaps from his session with Sel and they are just as striking.
One new portrait finds the Stars Dance diva rocking tiny denim shorts and a purple tank top. In other pics, Selena wears the same eye-popping bodysuit. The general consensus is that the former teen queen has never looked better. It will be interesting to see if this is the first hint of what to expect from her new era at Interscope Records. See the sexy shoot after the jump. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Taylor Swift has a message for all her haters out there! When asked about the critique of her always writing about ex-boyfriends, she stated “I think frankly that’s a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life and no one raises a red flag there.” [via MTV News]
:: Speaking of Taylor Swift and her love life…the singer recently gave some advice to friend Selena Gomez. During her appearance on The Talk, Gomez said this about Swift: “[Taylor] was actually at my house the other day and we were sitting by the fire and I was talking about relationships and business in my life and she just kind of looked at me, and she supports me and never judges me for anything, and she was like, ‘Selena, if you’re the smartest person in the room, I think you’re going to be in the wrong room.’” [MTV]
:: Legendary reggae singer John Holt has passed away at the age of 69. He is known for being a member of The Paragons, and for songs like “The Tide Is High” and “Stick By Me.” [The Guardian]
:: Chris Brown, T.I., Trey Songz, J. Cole, and Tinashe are all added to Power 106 FM’s “Cali Christmas” annual concert. It will take place on December 5 at The Forum in Inglewood, CA, and tickets go on sale this Thursday. [Rap-Up]
:: Ever wondered what it would be like if Jay Z, DMX and Ja Rule created a rap super-group? Well it almost happened! In the late ’90s, the three artists recorded separately under Irv Gotti‘s Murder INC. label and even had some collaborations together. But it didn’t work out, as Jay Z and DMX’s relationship became tense. [MTV News]
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If you needed another reminder that Selena Gomez is (literally) leaving Disney behind, look no further than her Instagram account. The 22-year-old whipped fans into a frenzy by posting three black-and-white pics over the weekend that cast her in a sexy new light. Shot by Aris Jerome, the eye-popping snaps find Sel rocking a black lace-up bodysuit that reveals her killer cleavage. No wonder they have almost a million likes each!
Apart from snatching wigs with her flawless beauty, the “Slow Down” diva is working on a secret project (she has confirmed that it’s music related) and is widely rumored to be releasing a greatest hits collection called For You in November/December. The release marks the end of Selena’s stint at Hollywood Records. She inked a new deal with Interscope earlier this year. See the rest of her raunchy shoot after the jump. More »
The ever-adorable Selena Gomez is continuing to make the talk show rounds.
After dishing about walking around naked in her new home and dealing with her BFF Taylor Swift‘s incessant pleas to join her in NYC on The Ellen Show, the Rudderless starlet appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to do some more #RudderlessPromo — and talk selfies, of course.
The Stars Dance pop starlet discussed her massive social media following, as well the all-important selfie and the artistry involved in taking the perfect pic with fans…as well as the lack of interaction once they take the photo. “They’re immediate! It’s like filter, Twitter, post, got it,” she joked with Jimmy. And while Selena might be part of the Twitter generation, she’s not so much for texting. When asked how many texts throughout the day she sends, she laughed: “Oh man, like 8? I’m a horrible texter, you can ask anyone!” She prefers talking on the phone (what?!) — such an old fashioned kind of gal.
Watch the cute video up top. And, after the jump, watch Selena talk about her Rudderless crush Billy Crudup, as well as hoarding Kit-Kats in her new mini fridge. More »
After steering clear of the spotlight for most of 2014, Selena Gomez has returned to the talk show trail to promote new movie Rudderless. (She officially unveiled soundtrack cut “Hold On” last week). Interestingly, the adorable diva spent more time talking to Ellen DeGeneres about her new apartment and personal wellbeing than her budding film career.
The double threat revealed that she likes to walk around her new apartment naked and confessed that she won’t be following Taylor Swift to New York any time soon. Sel also opened up about her personal issues — she completed a quick rehab stint earlier this year — and rated her current state of health/happiness as 7 out of 10. Oh, and Ellen sneakily confirmed the 22-year-old’s label switch. Watch the cute interview up top. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Ariana Grande spent an entire day recording at a studio in London, less than two months after she released her sophomore album My Everything. Could she be working on its follow-up? [Twitter]
:: Selena Gomez confronts Billy Crudup in a dramatic preview of the musical drama Rudderless. The film hits theaters and Video on Demand on October 17. [MTV]
:: Jessie J has done an acoustic rendition of “Ain’t Been Done,” the opening track of her third studio album Sweet Talker. Recently, she gave Sam Smith‘s “Stay with Me” the same stripped-down treatment. [MTV]
:: Rap minimalist DJ Mustard hopes to work with Disclosure, Sam Smith and Calvin Harris sometime in the future. He’s already had experience branching out — after conquering hip-hop/R&B radio, he toured with and opened for Skrillex. [Los Angeles Times]
:: Justin Bieber was reportedly cleared of allegedly stealing a fan’s cell phone at a Dave & Buster’s in Los Angeles. The Believe pop star lunged for the device, as the fan was attempting to take photos of him and on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez. [Billboard]
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Did someone say…#secretproject? (No, not you this time, Madonna!)
Way back at the beginning of the year, Rudderless diva Selena Gomez posted a rather intriguing photo in front of a vanity with the caption “secret project.”
Plenty of time has passed since then, but she hasn’t forgot forgotten about that little tease to fans. In a new interview with E! during her Rudderless press junket (have you seen her video for theme song, “Hold On”?), the singer-actress-superstar revealed that the photo (1) is indeed music related and (2) will make sense very soon. Read on after the jump to read Selena’s latest hint. More »
The great Selena Gomez drought of 2014 comes to a close today (kind of) with the release of a new music video. (Try not to weep as you celebrate this glorious occasion with multiple views!) The much-missed diva, who recently inked a deal with Interscope Records, teams up with indie singer/songwriter Ben Kweller for “Hold On” — the theme song from Sel’s new movie Rudderless.
Directed by actor William H. Macy (he also helmed the film), the cute and casual clip begins with Ben strumming his guitar in a sunny lounge room while Selena fixes him coffee. The “Slown Down” hitmaker then channels her inner folk chick as she settles down for a sing-a-long, which is interspersed with footage from the movie. It’s great to see Justin Bieber‘s main squeeze looking so happy and relaxed. Watch up top. More »