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My New Motivation: Watching These Stars Fall Mid-Performance And Pick Themselves Up Again

These 2016 concert fails will make you laugh and cringe at the same time.

You’ll catch J.Lo slipping while running across the stage and Selena Gomez laughing at herself after she loses her balance and falls on stage. If you thought it couldn’t get worse, Demi Lovato’s voice cracks in the middle of a song and Mariah Carey gets hit by a huge object on stage. But none of that stopped these fab stars from getting back up and continuing with the show. That should serve as motivation for all of us in 2017. ????


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Tejano Music Icon Selena’s Murderer Is Asking For A New Trial After Accusing Prosecutor Of Hiding Evidence

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Tejano Music Icon Selena’s Murderer Is Asking For A New Trial After Accusing Prosecutor Of Hiding Evidence

Yolanda Saldívar, the woman convicted of killing the iconic singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, is demanding a new trial. In an exclusive interview with Radar Online, the late “reina de Tejano music’s” former fan club president alleges there is evidence that could free her from her lifetime sentence for the 1995 murder.

Saldívar claims that the prosecutor in her case, Carlos Valdez, has been holding exculpatory material evidence.

According to Saldívar, it is proof that is favorable to the defendant and shows that Valdez did not disclose to the defense or the jury in the trial for Selena’s 1995 murder more than two decades ago. She says that Valdez discussed the alleged evidence, a pair of high top white Reebok sneakers and a black baseball cap, during an interview with Spanish-language media.

“The Petitioner paraphrases Mr. Valdez’s media interview where he stated that he and the defense counsel, the late Mr. Douglas Tinker, discussed what [evidence] would or would not be introduced to the jury,” reads court paperwork of a Second Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by Saldívar on March 28, 2019.

“How could this be? It is the jury, no less, that would decide the fate of the Petitioner, between [life] in prison and [freedom]. The jury, NOT the defense or the prosecutor is the trier of fact of all relevant material evidence and they alone should and DID determine between conviction and acquittal,” she writes.

In layman terms, Saldívar contends that allegedly relevant evidence in her case wasn’t presented to the jury.

This information is obligatory, and suggests that leaving out the information was “a nefarious attempt to obscure a verdict against the Petitioner.” According to her, including the hat and shoes in the evidence could impact the case against her.

In the interview, Valdez passively says that Saldívar was wearing the bloody hat and sneakers. He attests that Saldívar stepped in Selena’s trail of blood as she followed the late singer running for her life. However, Saldívar, who claimed the shooting was accidental, asked that if the shoes and bloodstains on them could prove she committed the crime, then why did the prosecution exclude them as evidence.

“The prosecutor, Mr. Valdez, presented evidence of the trail of blood he states the victim left behind as she ran 130 yards (390 feet) from the room to the front lobby of the motel,” the court papers read. “The ‘withholding’ of the victim’s shoes (i.e. White Reebok Tennis Shoes) are of a great consequence because if it is as Mr. Valdez claimed in his March 16, 2018 interview that the Petitioner ‘stepped’ on victim’s blood as she followed the victim, then ‘intent’ would have been proven or disproven. For 23 years, the jury nor the defense knew that such shoes existed.” 

She continued, saying she had “no doubt” the prosecutor “impaired the verity of the evidence by not only withholding the evidence but claiming that those tennis shoes belonged to the defendant, inciting and infecting the public’s sediment even more against the Petitioner before, during and now with his recent media interview.”

Saldívar went as far as accusing Valdez of knowing “those tennis shoes belonged to the victim” and said “withholding them helped get the conviction of the Petitioner practicing a travesty of justice to the rule of law and violating the constitutional rights of the Petitioner.”

Despite her demands, however, Saldívar’s case was dismissed without prejudice because the Petitioner filed the petition in district court and must seek permission from the Fifth Circuit.

Saldívar, a former nurse, founded Selena’s fan club in San Antonio. She became the club’s president and was later also promoted to manager of the late artist’s clothing boutiques, Selena, Etc. 

In 1995, six years after Saldívar had started the club, Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, was receiving complaints from fans that they weren’t receiving their paid items and heard rumors from fellow employees that Saldívar had been embezzling money from both the fan club and the boutiques. As a result, Saldívar was fired. 

On March 31 of the same year, Selena met with Saldívar at a Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi to retrieve financial records Saldívar had been refusing to give to the Quintanilla family. While the “Como La Flor” singer was leaving the motel room, Saldívar shot her in the back, severing an artery. Selena, in critical condition, ran toward the motel lobby. Before collapsing, an employee claims the songstress named Saldívar as her shooter.

Selena was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. 

At the time, she was 23 years old. Soon after, at the Days Inn, Saldívar was in a nine-hour-long standoff with the police, calling the shooting an accident and threatening to kill herself before she was arrested.

On October 23, 1995, jurors found Saldívar guilty of first-degree murder. Three days later, she was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility for parole in 30 years — the maximum prison term in Texas at the time. She is currently serving her time at the Mountain View Unit in Gatesville, Texas. She will become eligible for parole on March 30, 2025.

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These Quesadilla Fails Will Make You Wonder How It’s Possible For People To Mess Up A Tortilla With Cheese

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These Quesadilla Fails Will Make You Wonder How It’s Possible For People To Mess Up A Tortilla With Cheese

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How can you perfect Mexican food? You can start by not attempting to change it. Experimenting with food is fun, yes, and can be quite adventurous but be aware it won’t taste the same. It’s no surprise that Mexican food is beloved by all, so people have taken liberties when it comes to making their own kind of Mexican dish. However, what ends up happening is quite the opposite of Mexican food. The result is a whole big mess. We’re not advising to not be creative when it comes to cooking, we’re saying Mexican food — when made authentically — is so damn delicious so why fix what isn’t broken? Watch just how many ways people can screw up a tortilla with melted cheese.

Deep-fried BBQ pizza quesadilla disaster.

Early last month, Twisted, a UK-based, food website, published a video that included a detailed recipe on how to make a deep-fried BBQ pizza quesadilla. In other words, how to combine three dishes into one. The result was a grotesque meal that could perhaps equal to a heartache. People on social media were blown away by how ridiculous food creators would go to make something so unappealing. We know you’re curious to try it so if you’d like to make it, be our guest, but you can easily purchase a deep dish pizza and it’ll be the same thing. 

A quesadilla-ranch dressing mess.

We love ranch dressing too, but on a salad not on a damn quesadilla. This dude included pre-cooked chicken, with bell peppers, mozzarella, and ranch dressing all inside the tortilla before cooking it. It might sound like a healthy quesadilla, but it’s not, especially not after you add half the bottle of dressing. Why must people always add ranch to everything!?

If your tortilla falls on the ground, don’t eat it.

As we said before, cooking is fun. We love playing music and dancing along while making dinner. It just makes the act of cooking so much more enjoyable. The issue with this guy in the video is that he’s having way too much fun. He’s cooking his quesadilla as if he were making a pizza. He starts flipping and tossing the tortilla as if it was pizza dough and then bam…right on the floor. 

Protip: Lower the heat. 

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We know you’re hungry and want food to prepare asap, but that doesn’t mean turning up the heat to high. Tortillas are delicate, so adding a high heat will only create a sad and pathetic quesadilla like the one above. But hey, go ahead and eat it because you don’t have much of a choice. 

People are so funny and terrible at doing basic things.

To make a quesadilla, the only thing you need — aside from a tortilla and cheese — is a skillet or a comal. You certainly do not need to trouble yourself with a quesadilla maker! But as a side note, whoever invented the quesadilla maker is seriously ripping people off. Then again, it’s a perfect gadget for people who don’t know how to flip a tortilla because it might be too hot like it was for this guy. 

This “Cheesy Chicken Layer Quesadilla” is not a quesadilla.

It’s totally fine if you want to add a whole bunch of ingredients into your quesadilla, but the more you add the less quesadilla it is. Take this layered-quesadilla. It has chicken, corn, beans, and cheese. So basically what you have here is an enchilada or an enchilada lasagne. If you need a fork to eat your quesadilla, then it’s not a quesadilla!

This is not a quesadilla, it’s a fajita!

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We don’t know where to start with this mess. It’s sort of a fajita, but then they added shrimp, so forget the whole thing. It’s just a meal inside of a tortilla. 

Here’s how you truly make an authentic Mexican quesadilla.

Please follow these directions. All you need is a flour (or corn) tortilla, cheese (any kind you like!) and that’s it. A little bit of butter or oil on the comal and you’ll have yourself a tasty quesadilla, but please make more than one because one will not be enough. 

Happy cooking! And remember the fewer ingredients you have, the better your food will be. 

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