After avoiding social media for most of 2014, Selena Gomez is making up for lost time. The 22-year-old went on a posting spree over the weekend (by her standards, at least) — dropping multiple hints about Zedd‘s new single “I Want You To Know.” The German DJ revealed the title last week, but his rumored love interest dropped a bombshell on Saturday (January 24) when she all but confirmed her involvement by posting the hashtag #IWantYouToKnow on Twitter and Instagram.
That was enough to trigger an avalanche of tweets from frenzied Selenators, who promptly declared that the collaboration would save music/heal the world. While “I Want You To Know” may or may not live up to those expectations, it’s certain to ramp up the excitement for Sel’s first LP for Interscope Records. Since swapping labels December, the triple threat has been diligently recording songs between acting commitments. See the fan reaction to her Zedd feature after the jump. More »
Did You Hear?
:: 2NE1‘s CL hit the studio with Florence + the Machine, according to rising songwriter Bobby Brackins (Chris Brown, Tinashe). “I couldn’t do it because it was the night before we were flying out to New York but that would have been crazy to work with Florence,” Brackins says. [Noisey]
:: Yuri of Girls Generation revealed that the K-pop group is readying a 2015 album. “We are working hard in order to show an even more mature image within the year. Please look forward to it,” she says. [Soompi]
:: Bjork is the subject of an upcoming Museum of Modern Art retrospective. The exhibition will feature artifacts from throughout her 20-plus year career, including instruments and costumes. [official site]
:: Damon Dash presented Kanye West with the BET Honors Visionary Awards, though with an awkward introduction: “My history with Kanye is [that] I didn’t respect him as a rapper because I was around the greatest rappers, but he has courage.” He and West clashed when both were at Roc-A-Fella Records. [HotNewHipHop]
:: Is that Zedd hugging Selena Gomez inside an elevator? [Instagram]
Find out below what music you can catch on TV today. More »
Well, this is really confusing. Selena Gomez appeared to have finally moved on from Justin Bieber when she dropped cathartic break-up anthem “The Heart Wants What It Wants” — complete with a video monologue about the pain he put her through — but she was snapped having dinner with the Calvin Klein model in Beverly Hills last night (January 15). According to TMZ, they then went back to Sel’s hotel room to, you know, watch TV or something.
I guess this puts the rumors that the pop diva is dating German DJ Zedd to rest. As expected, social media is already buzzing about the prospect of a Jelena reunion, but their get together could be completely harmless. Perhaps Selena was just advising Justin about that gay porn offer. In other news, the triple threat has signed on to make a movie with Paul Rudd and continues to work on her fifth LP. More »
Selena Gomez‘s first album for Interscope Records seems to be coming along nicely. The 22-year-old has been logging plenty of hours in the studio with German DJ Zedd (he produced songs on Lady Gaga‘s ARTPOP and recently collaborated with Ariana Grande on smash hit “Break Free.” However, Sel hasn’t turned her back the duo behind recent hit “The Heart Wants What It Wants.” As it turns out, she has also been cutting tracks with Rock Mafia.
“Working with @selenagomez… u ready ?” they tweeted last night (January 13). While the prospect of Selena exploring new sounds with Zedd is tantalizing, it’s great to hear that the triple threat is still working with Tim James and Antonina Armato. The hitmakers helped Sel tap into something raw and organic on “The Heart Wants What It Wants” — a track which subsequently became her (equal) biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100. See their tweet after the jump. More »
Nick Jonas is an exceedingly good sport. We know this because he spent a couple of minutes guessing pop star bulges in the name of promotion. Well, he might have topped that. The “Jealous” hitmaker was asked to play Lips, Wife And Leave — the polite version of ever-popular party game Fuck, Marry, Kill — on UK radio station Capital FM and played along. Despite the options being long-time friend Demi Lovato and ex-love interests Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus.
“Demi, obviously wife, because we’re like brother and sister and friends,” Nick admitted. “I’d prefer to spend life with her, as opposed to the others.” I’m not sure if that’s just candid or shady, but fair enough either way. And the diva he would prefer to make out with? That honor goes to Selena. That leaves poor Miley as the girl he’d rather excise from his life altogether. He did have some words of consolation, though. “I’ve got love for Miley. She’s great.” See the interview after the jump. More »
Selena Gomez was rudely snubbed by the Golden Globes for her star turn in straight-to-DVD classic Behaving Badly, but that didn’t stop her having an amazing time at the event. She took German dance producer Zedd as her date (they have been cooking up tracks for her Interscope debut) but the way they held hands indicates their relationship might be more than professional. The heart wants what it wants, as the future queen of pop once sang.
As well as spending time with Zedd, Sel also hung out with long-time BFF Taylor Swift and Lorde. (Their beef has obviously been resolved). She also took happy snaps with actors Jennifer Anniston, Justin Theroux and Paul Rudd. It’s great to see the 22-year-old looking so happy and relaxed after spending most of 2014 in hiding due to personal issues and a short stint in rehab. See the diva’s beautiful party pics up top. More »
Could Stars Dance pop cutie Selena Gomez be delivering her very own “Break Free” in 2015?
The “Come & Get It” singer posted a photo last night (above) of herself laying down and taking in the vibez. “Studio flow tho @zedd,” she wrote before quickly taking down the photo. Too late tho, girl! The Internet remembers everything. At the same time, Zedd himself also posted a photo of Selena playing with a bobblehead of Johnny from The Room. “@selenagomez likes Johnny from “The Room”… a lot!” he wrote.
The pretty pop princess has been hard at work recording her Interscope Records debut, having vowed to spend the next 4 months recording back in December. It sure looks like she’s keeping to that scheduling promise!
Are you excited by the prospect of a Zedd collaboration, Selenators? Check out his Instagram after the jump, and sound off in the comments below. More »
“The Heart Wants What It Wants” became Selena Gomez‘s second top 10 entry on the Billboard Hot 100 late last year after delivering a gut-wrenching live performance at the American Music Awards. It was a fitting end to the triple threat’s incredibly successful stint at Hollywood Records, but Sel has one last task before moving on to Interscope — conquering clubs with a batch of killer remixes.
The moving ballad has already been overhauled by DJ Kue, Cosmic Dawn and Ruff Loaderz. However, HWR unveiled a second remix package today (January 8) featuring edits from dance veterans Dave Aude and DJ Laszlo. The former remains faithful to the bleak moodiness of “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” while the latter revs up the BPM in a big room-friendly makeover and even delivers a trap remix! (It’s actually kind of amazing). Listen to Selena’s new club fodder after the jump. More »
Despite sparking online outrage for showing her ankle at a mosque, it looks like Selena Gomez had an amazing time in Dubai. The 22-year-old saw in 2015 in the Middle East metropole with a bunch of celebrity friends including Cody Simpson and model Gigi Hadid. They did the usual things — shopping, sightseeing and attending fancy gala events. (Ok, so the latter activity isn’t on every tourist’s itinerary).
The For You diva shared several pics from the glamorous vacation on her Instagram account, including a handful of sizzling snaps from New Year’s Eve. Selena hit the beach in a sequined dress with a plunging neckline for some post-party shenanigans with her friends. The “Heart Wants What It Wants” hitmaker, who is rumored to be working with Zedd (among others) on her first LP for Interscope, cuddled with Gigi and struck her best model pose. See Sel’s sexy Insta antics after the jump. More »
Selena Gomez recently posed for Instagram with her ankle showing at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi — photographic proof that she violated the mosque’s strict dress code. The snapshot caused so much anger that the Interscope signee deleted her post.
Gomez visited the place of worship with Kendall Jenner, Cody Simpson and model Gigi Hadid before New Year’s Eve, as shown a group photo (above). There, women are required to wear a headscarf and loose-fitting, ankle-length trousers, and all visitors must keep quiet.
Even though Gomez deleted the controversial photo, she and her friends are still being criticized for their behavior. (Remember: The mosque once kicked Rihanna out for her racy photo shoot there.) “r u guys in a club or a mosque?? show sum respect!” one commenter said. See the offending photo, plus other snapshots from her trip to Abu Dhabi below. More »