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No Pos Wow: Gomez Beaten By A Fan, Guillermo Del Toro’s Sequel And More

In today’s world, the news happens so fast that it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest, breaking developments. Here are five quick headlines to keep you up on the stories that might have gotten lost in the shuffle this week.

How well does Selena Gomez know herself? Find out in this Gomez vs fan showdown.

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It’s one thing to know a ton of trivia about your favorite celebrity, but imagine going head-to-head with that very person while they’re sitting directly across from you. Brooke, a true Selenator, found out earlier this week, the intensity is real! The trivia wasn’t easy, and even Selena couldn’t answer every question. So who won? Check out the vid.

Central America has solid gold beetles?

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For years, scientists and bug enthusiasts have been baffled by the scarab jewel beetle’s appearance, which sports a golden exoskeleton that would make this billionaire jealous. Found in Central American countries such as Costa Rica and Panama, scientists are still on the fence about the beetle’s unique appearance, which they believe is either effective in evading predators or possibly used for a mating. One thing scientists now understand is how it got its appearance. Check out the link below to get the full story.

MORE: Secret of why jewel scarab beetles look like pure gold, explained by physicists

Alex Rodriguez becomes first Latino guest to jump into the “Shark Tank.”

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A-Rod is no stranger to entrepreneurial endeavors. The 41-year-old ex-Yankees infielder has spent years developing his own brand — specifically A-Rod Corp — and now he’s all set to put his skills to good use on an upcoming episode of “Shark Tank.” Not only will he bring his own experience, but he’ll also be the first guest Latino Shark in the show’s nine seasons.

MORE: Alex Rodriguez Will Be First Hispanic Shark on Shark Tank

This $300 million chunk of emerald was just discovered in Brazil.


Weighing in at just under 800 pounds and standing 4.3 feet tall, this emerald rock probably contains enough jewels to pave a city block in Oz, if Oz were a real place. The massive stone was unearthed last month, in the Carnaiba Mine, located in the state of Bahia, in northeast Brazil. The rock’s owner is currently in hiding and says he’s moving the rock from one secure location to another in hopes of protecting the safety of his family. As the Daily Mail reported, the rock’s owner, who remains anonymous, said, “Extracting the stone was extremely difficult. It took ten of us more than a week to get it out because it was 200 meters down in the ground.”

MORE: Miner who discovered massive $300MILLION emerald weighing 800 lbs in Brazil goes into hiding because he fears thieves will kill his family to get it

Mexican director Jorge R. Gutierrez opens up about “The Book of Life 2.”

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In 2014, critics and moviegoers alike agreed that “Book of Life” was one of that year’s breakout movies. The film, produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, featured the voices of Eugenio Derbez, Diego Luna and Zoe Saldana. Fans of the first movie can rejoice, as Gutierrez just announced a sequel is in the works. As Gutierrez told Variety, “The sequel grew from that and people asking what was gonna happen with the characters, what’s gonna happen to the gods? The sequel embraces all these things and, in a weird way, is a continuation of the story with everybody you love from the first movie.”

MORE: Annecy: Reel FX, Jorge R. Gutierrez Announce ‘The Book of Life 2,’ Unveil ‘Kung Fu Space Punch’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Selena Gomez Flaunts Kidney Transplant Scar in Bikini Pic, Says “I feel Confident In Who I Am And What I went Through”

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Selena Gomez Flaunts Kidney Transplant Scar in Bikini Pic, Says “I feel Confident In Who I Am And What I went Through”

Selena Gomez won’t hide her scars from the world.

On Thursday, the Mexican American singer-actress posted a photo to Instagram that instantly made headlines. In the photo, she was wearing blue one-piece half-zip bathing suit from her friend’s new swimwear line La’Mariette.

But it wasn’t the bathing suit that turned heads, but the scar that Gomez proudly displayed on her right inner thigh.

In the caption, Gomez opened up about her body-acceptance journey, specifically in regards to the scar she received from emergency surgery after her 2017 kidney transplant surgery.

“When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar,” she wrote in her caption. “I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up. Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through…and I’m proud of that. T – Congratulations on what you’re doing for women, launching @lamariette whose message is just that…all bodies are beautiful.”

The photo is notable because Gomez’s scar was first captured by paparazzi in 2018 while she was on a boating trip in Australia.

Back then, Gomez didn’t have control over narrative or how her body was presented to the world. But now she does. And a change like that makes all the difference.

Fans immediately praised Gomez’s bravery, adding comments like “You are so strong and powerful” and “Thank you for showing our scars are beautiful and all bodies are beautiful!”

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A sufferer of lupus, Selena Gomez has had a long and difficult health journey. In 2017, she received a kidney transplant from her good friend and fellow Latina, Francia Raísa.

Gomez has previously been candid about how grateful she is to Raísa for saving her life. “My kidneys were just done,” Gomez explained in an interview with The Today Show. “That was it, and I didn’t want to ask a single person in my life. The thought of asking someone to do that was really difficult for me. [Raísa] volunteered and did it.”

But the scar that Gomez was displaying in her latest Instagram post was actually the result of an emergency follow-up surgery. According to Raisa, shortly after the kidney transplant, Gomez ruptured an artery. Doctors had to rush Gomez to the operating room to remove a vein in her leg and rebuild a new artery in order to keep the kidney in place.

As of now, Gomez’s body has healed, but as she implied in the caption above, she is still in the process of healing from the emotional trauma that comes with health problems. She truly is an inspiration to us all.

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Blames Indigenous Tribes For Amazon Fires

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Blames Indigenous Tribes For Amazon Fires

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President Jair Bolsonaro is blaming the indigenous community for the fires that raged in the Amazon. The fires set off international outrage as the rainforest faced unprecedented destruction by out of control fires. President Bolsonaro went against the rest of the international community during a speech to the U.N.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wants the United Nations to know that indigenous people were responsible for the Amazon fires.

In a remote session opening the U.N. General Assembly, President Bolsonaro spoke at length about the indigenous communities starting the fires. He also used the speech to speak out against the criticism his administration is receiving over his environmental policies and his response to Covid. Brazil is currently the second most infected country in the world with the second highest death rate.

The Amazon has experienced increased fires since President Bolsonaro took office.

For the first seven months of 2020, 13,000 sq. km. (5,019 sq. miles) of the Brazilian rainforest have burned. This year saw the second-highest level of fires on a global scale with fires raging across the Amazon, Australia, and the West Coast of the U.S.

President Bolsonaro openly contradicted expert findings to fit his narrative.

President Bolsonaro claims that the humidity of the forest contains the fires. According to President Bolsonaro’s speech, fires in the Amazon only happen in certain areas because of how well the humidity can keep the fires in check.

“The fires practically occur in the same places, on the east side of the forest, where peasants and Indians burn their fields in already deforested areas,” Bolsonaro said.

President Bolsonaro’s speech touches on the environmental record his administration is known for.

The Bolsonaro administration has made dismantling environmental and indigenous rights since taking power. The administration has worked to limit the amount of land available to indigenous people and to open up Amazonian rainforest to miners, loggers, farmers, developers, and other uses that are damaging and contributing to the fires. Deforestation by these industries are largely to blame for the out-of-control wildfires that burned for a very long time in the Brazilian Amazon.

Activists are getting ready to fight for the indigenous community and the rainforest.

“We must denounce this political catastrophe that destroys the environment and our future,” Sonia Guajajara, head of Brazil’s main Indigenous umbrella organization, to NBC News.

READ: Under Bolsonaro, The Brazilian Amazon Has Reached Record-Breaking Levels Of Deforestation

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