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Selena Gomez Is Producing A “Latina Empire” For TV And We Are So Blessed

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Selena Gomez is executive producing an upcoming TV drama that’s being described as a “Latina Empire,” which: YES. Yes. Also, yes.

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The still-untitled show centers around an 18-year-old girl who is “destined for greatness,” Deadline reports.

Gomez’s executive producing partner, Aaron Kaplan, was inspired to create the series after hearing a speech given by LA high school student Ana Cobarrubias about her aspirations, the stereotypes her generation faces, and her life growing up in East LA. He was so impressed, in fact, that he’s called on Cobarrubias to be a consultant on the show.

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Deadline has a video of her speech, which is definitely worth your time. She’s not only super driven and accomplished, but funny as hell.

The show is still looking for a writer, so hey. Here’s hoping that’s a path for other young Latinos destined for greatness to make that greatness a reality.

READ: Gina Torres Is Going To Star In A Brand New Show About A Cuban Badass

So: You gonna watch? And how good was Ana’s speech, right? Talk to us in the comments.

Demi Lovato And Nick Jonas Put Smiles On The Faces Of Kids At A Children's Hospital

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Demi Lovato And Nick Jonas Put Smiles On The Faces Of Kids At A Children’s Hospital

What happens when Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas come to CHLA? SMILES! Thanks for coming, singing and having a great time with our patients!

Posted by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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“They, like, lit up. It’s really great to be able to have those moments.”

The kids at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles got a nice surprise recently when pop superstars Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas showed up to give them a private show. After greeting several kids and taking lots of selfies, Lovato performed her song “Confident,” with Jonas on guitar. Jonas then launched into one of his songs, “Jealous,” which led to hand claps and a bit of dancing.

Lisa Cies, a Child Life Specialist from CHLA, said it was a fun change of pace for the kids: “When they’re in the hospital for so much, they think they’re left out from a lot of ‘normal’ things, whether it’s school, seeing their friends – but they got their own concert here today.”

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