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Spotlight: Selena Gomez's Charity Work

Selena Gomez is taking the world by storm; she has already gained world-wide recognition for her role in the Emmy Award winning show ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ on the Disney Channel and has since starred in numerous films such as ‘A Cinderella Story’ and ‘Princess Protection Programme’. Not only can she act, but the young star can sing as well, fronting her band ‘Selena Gomez & the Scene’, which has had two platinum singles and sold over 1,350,000 albums in America alone. The teenage phenomenon has not only done all this but has also become Unicef's youngest ever Goodwill Ambassador, when she was made spokesperson for the Trick or Treat campaign which worked to raise awareness of the plight of children in Ghana and has done a huge number of other activities for the charity.

Selena has travelled to the Congo with the Enough Project to witness firsthand the difficulties that
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Andy Kindler to Star in Dark Comedy ‘The Fiddling Horse’

Andy Kindler to Star in Dark Comedy ‘The Fiddling Horse’
Andy Kindler will star in the dark independent comedy “The Fiddling Horse” from filmmaker C.J. Wallis.

“The Fiddling Horse” follows a woman who inherits a racehorse, and in an attempt to elevate her failing status within her high society circle, teams up with an ex-celebrity jockey to secretly execute a long-con to cash in on the monetary and social winnings at the racecourse. Kindler will be playing the role of Barry Bitterman, an former celebrity jockey turned horse trainer.
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This Disney Channel Reunion Will Make You Draw Mouse Ears in the Air With Nostalgia

When focusing on their current projects, it's easy to forget that some of your favorite stars started out on Disney Channel - until they have an epic reunion, that is! Demi Lovato, Cole Sprouse, Alyson Stoner, Debby Ryan, and Matthew Scott Montgomery all gathered for an album release party on Wednesday for their former Disney Channel costar Hayley Kiyoko (who was on Wizards of Waverly Place and in the Disney Channel original movie Lemonade Mouth), and it sent millennials into a Twitter frenzy.

Related: Former Disney Star Alyson Stoner Pens Heartfelt Essay About Her Sexuality: "Dare to Be Yourself"

Between The Suite Life, So Random!, Sonny With a Chance, and Camp Rock, it feels like all the late-2000s Disney Channel bases were covered during the epic reunion. Considering that Cole was just exploring Paris with Riverdale costar Lili Reinhart and Demi Lovato just wrapped her Us tour in New Jersey,
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10 Cancelled Disney Channel Shows That Should Be Brought Back

With hundreds of successful movies, shows, and theme parks, Disney holds a special place in all our childhood hearts. However, amongst all the famous shows, there are a handful that stick out. The ones that blew the audience away with laughs and made the fans tear up when they were canceled. Hilary Duff brought the lovable teen, “Lizzie McGuire,” to life with her spunky attitude. “Kim Possible,” led us through adventures that showed us how to be brave. And “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” made us dream of living in a hotel. What other shows were canceled prematurely? What show did Shia Labeouf start his massive movie star career out of? Where will Selena Gomez practice her magic if not on “Wizards of Waverly Place”? And in 2017, why was “Girl Meets World,” suddenly finished?
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Inside Jennifer Aniston and Selena Gomez's Surprising Friendship: What They Have in Common

Inside Jennifer Aniston and Selena Gomez's Surprising Friendship: What They Have in Common
They’re not the likeliest of Hollywood besties, but Jennifer Aniston and Selena Gomez have developed a tight cross-generational bond over the years.

Gomez, 25, first opened up about her relationship with the Friends star, 49, in 2015, telling Ktu’s Carolina Bermudez that they met through mutual management during a radio interview.

“We met through my management — they manage her as well — so it was kind of like a friendly meeting and instantly she’s, like, inviting me to her house,” the singer revealed, according to E! News.

“She has a pizza oven. Like, we’ve made pizzas at her house,” she added.
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Selena Gomez In "Puma"

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Sneak Peek new images of actress/singer Selena Gomez ("Spring Breakers") as 'the face' of "Puma" sneakers:

Gomez began her career starring in the children's television series "Barney & Friends" (2002–2004). She then rose to fame playing the lead 'Alex Russo' in the Disney Channel TV series "Wizards of Waverly Place" (2007–2012). Gomez co-starred in the features "Another Cinderella Story' (2008), "Princess Protection Program" (2009), "Ramona and Beezus" (2010), "Monte Carlo" (2011), 'Spring Breakers" (2012), "Getaway" (2013) and "The Fundamentals of Caring' (2016).

She also voices the character of 'Mavis' in the "Hotel Transylvania" film franchise.

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Selena Gomez Revisits Childhood Texas Home: It "Could Have Been Better Than My Life Today"

Selena Gomez Revisits Childhood Texas Home: It
Selena Gomez got a strong whiff of nostalgia this weekend. The songstress took a walk down memory lane—figuratively and literally—when she visited her childhood home in Grand Prairie, Texas. In a photo shared on social media on Saturday night, the star took a seat on the house's front steps for some reflection. "The home I grew up in, from birth to 13... (no one was home when I knocked this time lol) I visit this place every chance I get," she wrote online. The now-25 year old would go on to land her breakout role on Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place two years later. The star was clearly pondering her life's course as she made a poignant...
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Selena Gomez on Taking Justin Bieber Back and Staying Friends With The Weeknd

Selena Gomez on Taking Justin Bieber Back and Staying Friends With The Weeknd
Time is finally on Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber's side. Gomez has been named Billboard's Woman of the Year, and in the magazine's cover story (out Thursday), she opened up about Bieber's reentry into her life. "I'm 25. I'm not 18, or 19, or 20. I cherish people who have really impacted my life. So maybe before, it could have been forcing something that wasn't right. But that doesn't mean caring for someone ever goes away. And [that goes for] people in general," the former Wizards of Waverly Place said, citing Disney Channel alums Miley Cyrus, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato. "We've gone through seasons in our lives. I don't think it's as serious as people make...
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See Selena Gomez's Evolution in Et's 'When We First Met'

See Selena Gomez's Evolution in Et's 'When We First Met'
After opening up about her kidney transplant and splitting up with The Weeknd, Selena Gomez is focusing on her music. 

With a headline-making performance at the 2017 American Music Awards and reportedly two albums on the way, the 25-year-old singer's career is on the up and up... as is her rekindled relationship with Justin Bieber. Et's new original Facebook Watch series, When We First Met, showcases the star's highs and lows, from her days at Disney to Hollywood and social media domination. 

While Gomez couldn't be more of superstar now, she actually came from humble beginnings. 

"I am from Texas, Grand Prarie, Texas. When I was about 6 or 7 years old, I asked my mom if I could be on the TV, and she said, 'All right. We'll try it,' and I've been here ever since,'" Gomez told Et in 2008, one year after we met her for the first time. 

Yes, it was the
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Selena Gomez's Bff Francia Raisa Reveals Why She Decided to Give Her a Kidney: 'There's No Guarantee I'll Wake Up'

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Selena Gomez's Bff Francia Raisa Reveals Why She Decided to Give Her a Kidney: 'There's No Guarantee I'll Wake Up'
Watch: “I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life.” @selenagomez & @therealfrancia speak out on kidney donation process pic.twitter.com/tj1Ri1dED8

— Today (@TODAYshow) October 30, 2017


Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa are ready to talk — together.

The “Wolves” singer, 25, shocked fans in September by announcing that, due to lupus complications, she’d received a kidney transplant from her best friend Raisa over the summer. The two pals sat down with Today for a joint interview about the surgery, recovery and the months since.

“My kidneys were just done,” Gomez told Savannah Guthrie.
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Wizards of Waverly Place Turns 10! Where Is the Cast Now?

Wizards of Waverly Place Turns 10! Where Is the Cast Now?
Destination, time recreation! No, unfortunately we didn't just travel through time to get to 2017—though it does feel like it after we realized today marks the 10-year anniversary of Wizards of Waverly Place (!!!). Yes, 10 years ago today, the Disney show brought us the wizards we came to know as the Russo family, including Alex (Selena Gomez), Justin (David Henrie), and Max (Jake T. Austin) as well as their parents Jerry (David DeLuise) and their mortal mother, Theresa (Maria Canals-Barrera). The magical series aired from 2007 to 2012, bringing us all sorts of spells, twists and turns. So since today marks the 10-year milestone of the first time it aired, we couldn't help but look...
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You Definitely Won't Be Sulkin' When You See These Sexy Photos of Gregg Sulkin

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Gregg Sulkin has been making us swoon since he debuted as Alex Russo's werewolf boyfriend on Wizards of Waverly Place, but the actor has undergone quite the glow up since his Disney days. Now 25 years old, Gregg has starred on shows like Pretty Little Liars and MTV's Faking It and has another TV stint on the way: a role in the new Hulu series Marvel's Runaways. It's easy to see why Gregg has such a devoted fan base - besides his badass acting skills and captivating onscreen presence, he's undeniably drop-dead sexy, with washboard abs I'd gladly scrub my clothes on and a smile so dazzling that you'll reach for your sunglasses. Oh, and did we mention he has a British accent? Yep, there's that. In case you're on the hunt for a new #McM, the 29 flame-emoji-worthy Instagram pictures of Gregg ahead should certainly convince you that he's the perfect candidate.
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Inside Former Disney Channel Star Tiffany Thornton's Life After Heartbreak

Tiffany Thornton made headlines Sunday when she walked down the aisle to marry family friend and youth pastor Josiah Capaci.

The ceremony came less than two years after Thornton’s first husband, Christopher Carney, was killed in a car crash in Arkansas on Dec. 4, 2015. He was 35. Carney was in a vehicle with his friend, 37-year-old Ezekiel Blanton, when Blanton swerved and hit a tree, Kthv reported. Blanton also died in the crash.

“This. This is love. That all encompassing, enduring, accepting, near perfect love,” Thornton, 31, wrote on Instagram — defending her decision to remarry. “The kind that trumps my need to
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‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’ Alum Jennifer Stone To Topline ‘Santa Girl’

‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’ Alum Jennifer Stone To Topline ‘Santa Girl’
Exclusive: Jennifer Stone, best known for her role as Harper in Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place, has been tapped to star in Santa Girl for Capital Arts Entertainment, alongside fellow Disney alum Jason Dolley (Good Luck Charlie). Blayne Weaver (6 Month Rule) is attached to direct the film about the adventures of Santa's teenage daughter, Cassie, as she leaves the North Pole for the first time to attend college. She must navigate this strange new world while…
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Selena Gomez Remembers "Feeling Really Violated" When She Was a Disney Star

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Selena Gomez Remembers
Selena Gomez got her start on Barney & Friends way back in the day, but it wasn't until she landed her breakout role as Alex Russo on the Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place that the world started paying close attention. Her Disney days might have looked ideal, but the now-25-year-old recently opened up to Business of Fashion about what was really going on behind the scenes and the moment she realized her public image wasn't about her work anymore. "I think it changed when I started getting known for things that weren't [related to] my work. That's when my passion started to feel like it was going further and further away. And that scared me. When I was younger, it was all fun to me. When I did state fairs and 100 people would show up, I was stoked. That was the best feeling in the world. But when I got older,
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Selena Gomez Recalls Feeling ‘Violated’ By Paparazzi During Her Disney Days

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Selena Gomez is one of many pop stars to have gotten her start via Disney, an impressive roster of entertainers that includes Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake. Yet for the former “Wizards of Waverly Place” star, the fame she found during her teen years brought about a down side, such […]
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Selena Gomez Recalls Feeling ''Really Violated'' Throughout Her Disney Days

Selena Gomez Recalls Feeling ''Really Violated'' Throughout Her Disney Days
Selena Gomez first real brush with stardom was not a positive one.  The pop singer became a household name as a teen starring on Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place, but as she explained in a new interview with Business of Fashion, she still harbors negative memories from that time in her life.  Gomez said she first questioned the fame game when individuals began noticing the actress more for her looks and less for her talent. "I started getting known for things that weren't [related to] my work," the 25-year-old recalled. "That's when my passion started to really feel like it was going further and further away. And that scared me." Performing for 100...
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Disney Channel Battle: Vote in the Final Round for Your Favorite TV Series

It's the final round of E! News' Disney Channel Battle, and each vote counts more than ever. The third round of the competition ended this morning at 5 a.m. Pt and eliminated five of the network's most popular series: Girl Meets World, Good Luck Charlie, Jessie, Phineas and Ferb and Wizards of Waverly Place. As a result, the final five has been narrowed down to Hannah Montana, Kim Possible, Lizzie McGuire, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and That's So Raven. Which of the series, which were on the air at varying points between 2001 and 2011, will win? Cast your vote now: The contest began Aug. 18 with 40 series, including Austin & Ally, Best Friends Whenever, Bizaardvark, K.C....
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