Selena Gomez Is That Friend That Isn’t Afraid To Throw Shade In Your Defense

Behind every queen, there’s a goddess giving her strength.

Taylor Swift credits her squad for helping her become the queen she is today. A major part of that troop is this goddess down here, Selena Gomez.

No big deal just rolled up with the hottest date. @selenagomez #grammys

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They’re literally attached at the hip.

She pumps up her friends, even through the silly dancing.

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We all have need that friend.

Selena fights shade with shade all in the name of defending her bestie.

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That was her reaction when she was told she should go up on stage Kanye-style and sing.

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Nothing says you have your girl’s back more than this…

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Mmm hmm, *finger snap*

She celebrates her BFF’s success…always.

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It’s as if she had won that Grammy. #Winning

When rough times hit, Selena is there to pick up the pieces.

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That was Taylor after her performance. She shed a tear because she missed a note, but…

This is Taylor after Selena’s hug.

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All the feels.

Ugly crying face? Who gives a sh*t? Selena’s BFF just won.

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These happy tears are the best gift a friend could give.

She knows just what to say, without saying anything at all…

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This is Bestie Code.

Selena can shut down her girl’s haters with just a raise of a finger.

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Kanye, I’m not gonna let you finish.

And she’s cool with giving her friend some space…

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Since it’s her time to shine.

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Because she knows…

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This is the army we all need.

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Selena Gomez Will Play Trailblazing Gay Mountaineer Silvia Vasquez-Lavado


Selena Gomez Will Play Trailblazing Gay Mountaineer Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

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Selena Gomez is ready to make mountains into movies

The Texas-born singer, actress, and producer has set her sights on a big-screen biopic about Peruvian mountaineer Silvia Vásquez-Lavado who became the first Peruvian woman to summit Mount Everest. Vásquez-Lavado is also the first openly gay woman to scale the Seven Summits in their entirety.

In the Shadow of the Mountain is an upcoming biopic based on Vásquez-Lavado’s memoir of the same name.

The Seven Summits challenge encourages climbers to climb the highest mountain on each continent.

Vásquez-Lavado’s story of pursuit and inspiration will be produced by Scott Budnick’s impact-focused co-finance company One Community. The company is a film, television, and digital content co-financing company that “harnesses the power of storytelling to inspire and encourage positive change in the world.” The film aligns with One Community’s efforts given the fact that Vásquez-Lavado’s story follows her childhood experience of assault and neglect. According to Vásquez-Lavado mountaineering proved to be a source of healing.

Vásquez-Lavado’s memoir In the Shadow of the Mountain is scheduled to be published in winter 2022.

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I am so humbled and grateful to share this thrilling news, which has been in the works for the last 10months, that an all-star team has optioned my upcoming memoir In The Shadow of the Mountain (to be published 02-2022 by @madelinecjones Holt/Macmillan) for a movie adaptation. I am so honored and touched for the bold, talented, and brilliant @selenagomez in taking the starring role and as producer; To her incredible team @zackmorgenroth and @aleenkeshishian; Grateful to have the groundbreaking visionary #DonnaGigliotti and her Tempesta films involved; For the talented @elginnjames on the helm for screenplay and direction; And the support of @onecommunity films led by the trailblazer @scottbudnick1 and @lauren_denormandie None of this would have happened without the faith of my amazing family at @ideaarchitects, my incredible agent and dearest friend @laralovehardin, #dougabrams and my sweet family at WME led by #sylvierabineau and #carolinabeltran And to all of my family and friends, thank you for all your words of encouragement and support along this road. I can’t wait to share more! Link on my bio!

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Vásquez-Lavado’s work in survivor circles has been heralded, particularly her efforts to organize treks to Mt. Everest’s base camp for other women who have endured abuse.”

Oscar-winner Donna Gigliotti who is set to produce the film, called Vásquez-Lavado “a force of nature.” Scott and I are so excited to work with Elgin and Selena to tell this story of resilience, courage, adventure, and humanity.”

Gigliotti has worked on acclaimed films such as best picture Oscar-winner Shakespeare in Love, she also produced films such as The Reader, Silver Linings Playbook, and Hidden Figures.

“We are thrilled to get to work bringing Silvia’s incredible and inspiring story to life onscreen,” Budnick said of the film.

Gomez will produce the film through her July Moon Productions. Vásquez-Lavado will executive produce.

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Selena Gomez Explains Why She Didn’t Vote In The Last Election Amid Backlash


Selena Gomez Explains Why She Didn’t Vote In The Last Election Amid Backlash

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Voting is as much of a civic duty as it is a right.

In many ways (considering the various people who are citizens of our country and are unable to vote and those people who aren’t citizens and unable to do so in their own countries) making the conscientious decision to not vote is an extremely privileged action. So when singer and actress Selena Gomez admitted to giving up her vote in 2016, fans were quick to call her out.

As a result, the actress and mental health advocate is explaining her decision to vote for the first time this year and why she didn’t in the past. Truthfully, it is understandable.

For the very first time, Gomez sat down to talk about the upcoming election with Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris.


Speaking with Senator Harris in a video chat that was shared on Instagram, Selena explained that she didn’t vote because of a lack of education and mental health resources.

“To be honest, I think in the past when I was younger, I wasn’t very educated on the voting process,” she told Harris. “The past four years I’ve experienced a lot. I just feel that my vote counts more than ever. As a citizen, as someone who truly, truly cares about their country, not voting is just not an option.”

During their conversation, Harris commended Selena for an “incredible voice on the issue of lupus.”

“My sister wrote this year about the fact that she has lupus. It’s something that we have been, as a family, dealing with for many, many years. There are so many women of color who have lupus, and are still struggling to get the kind of attention and treatment that they deserve,” she explained. “That’s one of the things that Joe and I are fighting for, which is to hold onto the Affordable Care Act and expand it—including what you’ve talked a lot about: mental healthcare.”

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