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Of Course Camila Cabello Would Create A Telenovela Inspired Music Video For ‘Havana’

This is one steamy music video.

Camila Cabello has released her music video for “Havana” and it’s basically a short film filled with lots of twists and turns. The Cuban-Mexican pop star plays a nerdy, shy young woman named Karla who would much rather watch novelas with her abuela than go out on the town. But soon, something changes. Maybe it’s the constant teasing by her older sister. Maybe it’s the wise advice abuela gives her. Perhaps it’s the romantic movie she watches about Havana. By the end of the video, this little wallflower makes a major transformation.

“Havana” starts with a magnificent telenovela-style opening scene.

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It’s filled with all the ridiculous plot twists and melodrama we’ve come to expect from novelas. There’s a love triangle, a surprise twin, and a proposal all in a matter of seconds.

We’re then introduced to a quiet, shy Karla, who is obsessed with the novela.

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Karla’s obsession with novelas concerns her abuela… and annoys her sister. But she doesn’t care.

Abuela drops some major relationship advice on Karla.

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“I know you’d rather be home but life isn’t going to come knocking on your door. You need to learn to start living your life.”

That’s when Karla goes off on her own and watches a movie.

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That’s right. Karla’s idea of a fun night out on the town is to go to the movies alone. Of course, she chooses a romantic move about Havana.

Finally, Karla lets herself envision a world in which she is fun, carefree, and living.

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Get it, girl. You better live, honey.

And, yes, you’ll get to see Cabello dance because it is a Cuban-themed movie.

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If you would like to see the rest of the movie, make sure you check out the video.

Young Thug is the one singing while Cabello’s movie character tears up the dance floor with a sexy stranger.

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Karla’s older sister, played by Lele Pons, is proud to see Karla come out of her shell.

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Isn’t it so adorable when you watch them grow up before your eyes?

LeJuan James really knows how to bring an abuela character to life.

Camila Cabello / YouTube

You guessed it, she pulls out the chancla on Karla and her sister.

Her love interest is played by Noah Centineo.

Camila Cabello / YouTube

Watch the end of the video to see how this love story wraps up.

If you watch until the very end, you’ll see an end card that reads: “This is dedicated to the Dreamers.” Cabello recently pledged all proceeds from the song to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), but it’s not confirmed if that’s the point of the shout out. Cabello said she chose to make that donation to the ACLU due to their work with undocumented youth.


READ: Some Music Artists Like To Keep Their Jobs Strictly Professional, But For Camila Cabello It’s The Complete Opposite And Here’s Why

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Yes, Beyoncé Really Did Run Into Selena Quintanilla At A Mall Back In The Day

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Yes, Beyoncé Really Did Run Into Selena Quintanilla At A Mall Back In The Day

Part 2 of Netflix’s “Selena: The Series,” is currently streaming, which means fans of the late Tejano singer are getting a chance to learn more about her origin stories. In the second part of the series, fans can expect to see more of the icon’s tragically brief but beautifully successful life. The new episodes chronicle Selena Quintanilla’s rise as a superstar and will no doubt make fans of the singer feel a deep sense of love for her.

Particularly when it comes to one episode in particular!

Part 2’s episode 6, called “Lo Más Bello,” sees the lives of two superstars collide.

The endearing episode sees Selena, played by Christian Serratos, on a shopping trip to an outdoor mall with her mother and sister. It’s then that the young singer catches the eye of a young girl who is also with her mother and sister.

Perhaps it’s real seeing real, but in either case in this episode, the young girl stops to gaze at Selena. She’s star-struck. In the episode, the young girl’s mother asks who she’s looking at and the girl replies, “Selena, a famous singer. Be quiet!”

Knowing that her daughter is a singer herself, the mother encourages her to introduce herself. Of course, the young girl is too shy to say hello but she does wave.

When Selena walks away, the young girl’s mother reveals a fun twist when she says “Beyoncé Knowles, you better learn not to be afraid of people if you ever want to be famous too.”

Like we said…

Real recognizing real.

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While it might seem like the producers took creative liberty, it turns out they actually didn’t. And it makes sense. Fans of Selena and Beyoncé know that the two singers are Texan-icons.

In a recent interview for MTV Trés, Beyoncé revealed that she actually did see Selena, in the Galleria Mall in Houston. “I didn’t say much to Selena because I wasn’t a celebrity,” Beyoncé said in an interview for MTV Trés back in the day. “I just saw her and said hello and kept it moving. Definitely growing up in Texas I heard her on the radio, and I think listening to her album, even though I didn’t know exactly what she was saying, it helped me in the studio with my pronunciation.”

Fans of the Texan starlets might also remember how Beyonce, in a 2007 interview with People en Español, spoke about her love of Selena.

At the time, Beyoncée was celebrating her re-release of six Spanish-language tracks. “I listened to Selena all the time” she recalled at the time of the interview. “She’s close to me because of where I’m from.”

Both “Selena: The Series” Parts 1 and 2 are streaming right now on Netflix! Check them out!

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Shakira Dyed Her Hair Red And It Will Give You Major ‘Ojos Asi’ Vibes

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Shakira Dyed Her Hair Red And It Will Give You Major ‘Ojos Asi’ Vibes

Twenty years have passed since Shakira released her fourth studio album ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? which featured her song “Ojos Asi.”

The music video for the hit song featured Shakira belly dancing with a vibrant red hair look that so many of us spent the early aughts attempting to emulate. The video won the International Viewer’s Choice Award (North) at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards and the hair won a place in our hearts.

Now, it’s 2021 and Shakira has returned to the red color.

The Colombian singer-songwriter showed off her dyed locks in a post shared on her Instagram on Wednesday.

The post showed Shakira preparing for a recording session and saw her dressed in a chic green-and-white outfit. She teased her upcoming project with the caption “Ready to leave my house to go to my first in-person studio session to meet with some awesome collaborators thanks to safety measures and vaccines. I can’t wait!”

Shakira made waves earlier this month on Instagram that weren’t about her hair.

In an effort to highlight Earth Day, Shakira signed a letter written by Earth shot Prize Council which called on people to tackle our planet’s current climate crisis with the same tenacity used to fight Covid-19.

In a post shared to her Instagram and Twitter pages the singer wrote “As a Member of The @EarthshotPrize Council, I’m calling on the world to Give the Earth a Shot. This #EarthDay, let’s be inspired by the innovation of the past year & work together to repair our planet.”

She also attached a link to the full letter which underlined how “People everywhere have worn masks, stayed at home and made sacrifices for the greater good. The availability of vaccines after just a year is both a triumph of science and a victory for collaboration. There is a long way to go. None of us are safe until everybody is safe. But we have learned what it means to pull together in the face of a truly global crisis. These lessons apply not just to pandemics but to the most pressing challenge in human history: stopping the climate emergency. If we do not act in this decade, the damage to our planet will be irreversible, impacting not only those of us alive today but threatening the future of generations to come.”

Shakira’s upcoming album is most anticipated by her fans. It will be her first studio album release since the 2017 release of her album El Dorado.

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