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The Hotel Transylvania franchise comes to an end with its fourth and final installment, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania -- but star Selena Gomez may be thinking about making a new one after two children bribed her.

Speaking with Yahoo! Entertainment for its Kid Gloves bit, Selena was grilled by elementary school-aged girls who asked why the beloved animated franchise was coming to an end.  The "Lose You to Love Me" singer appeared coy about whether the movie series was definitely over and teased, "You know what, you never know what’s gonna happen."

But, that wasn't enough to comfort the young reporters because they offered up the contents of their piggy bank -- a whopping $30 -- as a bribe.  Selena politely declined, saying, "I would never take your money," but things changed when the offer was bumped up by a whole dollar.  The Grammy nominee appeared enticed by the prospect of bringing back Mavis the vampire and vowed, "I’m gonna call Sony," which is the studio behind the franchise.

The interviewers also asked the singer where she would be in life had she not embarked in a career in music and acting.  "I think that I would try to be a chef.  I don't know if I'd be good, but I love cooking and I love making people happy," she answered. 

When discussing her cooking show, Selena + Chef, Selena added, "I sometimes make mistakes and they're pretty funny."  One of those mistakes was when she attempted to grab a knife that was falling off the table and her finger caught the business end of the blade.

"I was so dramatic," Selena recalled of her injury. "It was a little cut and it scared me, but I was okay!"

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Ahead of the final installment of the Hotel Transylvania franchise hitting the streaming world on Friday, star Selena Gomez lets fans in on what kind of monsters are cool in her book.

Speaking with Pop Sugar alongside co-star Andy Samberg, the "Lose You to Love Me" singer was grilled on the type of monsters she would rather become.  

When faced with the choice of turning a loved one either into a vampire, like her character Mavis, or a mindless zombie, Selena selected the former option.  "I would rather someone turn into a vampire -- even if they were threatening to eat me because I don't care," the Grammy nominee deadpanned. 

Selena would also rather be covered in hair than fish scales, noting "it would be fun to braid" her new, luscious locks.  When faced with picking centaurs or mermaids as the better half-human monster, the 29-year-old selected the sea creatures because, "I love the ocean."

Most hilariously, when posed with the question if she'd "rather turn into a skeleton that can play xylophone on its bones or just be really good at drums," Selena wanted to become the latter because, "I think that'd be cool."

And, finally, when forced to choose what eight-legged monster she'd rather be turned into, the Rare Beauty mogul said she'd want to become a giant spider.  "I would like to be a spider," she mused, but admitted that choosing between that and a giant kraken was "hard."

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is available to stream on Amazon Prime starting Friday, January 14.

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Not long ago, Selena Gomez revealed that she'd gotten a huge new tattoo on her back that depicts a rose -- and that her friend Cara Delevigne had gotten the same tattoo on her side.  Now we know why.

Appearing on Live with Kelly & Ryan on Monday, Selena explained that Cara, who she describes as "one of my best friends" and who she says she's known since she was 16, calls her by the nickname "Rosebud."  "I've always wanted a rose, and now I got one and I love it," Selena laughed.

But it turns out that Cara, who'll be appearing in the second season of Selena's show Only Murders in the Building, isn't the only one with whom Selena is tattoo-twinning.

"I have, actually, multiple tattoos with people who have honestly left a significant mark on my life," she revealed. "I have one with Julia Michaels" -- who co-wrote many of Selena's hits -- "my mom and my best friends."

And in a case of art imitating life, in Only Murders in the Building, Selena's character, Mabel, and her friends all happen to have the same tattoo.

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When she decided to thank the people who work with her on her Rare Beauty cosmetics line, Selena Gomez went big.

The singer and actress took out a full-page ad in the Sunday New York Times' Styles section to publish an open letter, in which she gives props to her team for "all your hard work in making the brand such a beloved part of our community." Rare Beauty launched in September of 2020.

Selena wrote, "If you're wondering why you're seeing this letter in the New York Times, it's because I wanted to give your accomplishments the platform they deserve...Rare Beauty is so much more than just one person."

“My goal with Rare Beauty was to launch a brand that helped shape the dialogue around the beauty of self-acceptance and embracing your uniqueness — something that has been desperately needed in the beauty space," she wrote. "The heart of this brand is in recognizing that we’re not meant to look a certain way, and that we’re all unique and different and that’s something that should be celebrated.”

Selena then went on to specifically thank the team for "making an impact" with the Rare Impact Fund, which aims to raise more than $100 million over the next 10 years to deliver mental health resources to underserved areas.  So far, it's donated $1.2 million.

Selena also thanked the team for "building a community," for "prioritizing mental health in the workplace," and, "of course, for developing an amazing line of vegan, cruelty-free products for all to feel good in."

She concluded, "With over 200 products at Sephora locations...and 16 awards and counting -- there's no stopping us!"

You can read the full letter on Selena's Instagram.

 

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Selena Gomez opened up about the difficulties she has with her mental health and how she advocates for herself.

Speaking to InStyle, the "Lose You to Love Me" singer candidly spoke about how the pandemic affected her thoughts and feelings, which she now manages with self care and therapy.

"I became aware that my little world is complicated, but the picture is much bigger than the stuff I deal with," Selena said when assessing the past two years. "I have problems with depression and anxiety, and I found it difficult for me to be me."

While she grappled with her mental health, Selena said she also made strides in becoming a better version of herself.

"At one point Instagram became my whole world, and it was really dangerous. In my early 20s, I felt like I wasn't pretty enough. There was a whole period in my life when I thought I needed makeup and never wanted to be seen without it," she admitted. Selena said she learned to "take control of what I was feeling" as she grew older, and worked on her self-confidence -- and that involved "taking a break from social media."

She said that "was the best decision that I've ever made for my mental health."

"The unnecessary hate and comparisons went away once I put my phone down," Selena explained. "I'll have moments where that weird feeling will come back, but now I have a much better relationship with myself."

The Grammy nominee says she is a "big believer in therapy" and revealed that "taking care of myself" allows her to know when she is "not in the best headspace."  Now, she is working on "changing the narrative of mental health" with her new platform, Wondermind, adding that she has "big aspirations for that field.

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While some people may dread turning 30, Selena Gomez says she's looking forward to celebrating her milestone birthday on July 22.

Telling People she's "excited" to turn the big 3-0, Selena declares, "I love growing up.  When I was younger, I was scared of it, and I thought by now my life would look so different."

Now, says Selena, "I'm like, 'Wow, this is not what I ever expected, and I couldn't be more thrilled.'"

The Grammy nominee said she has good reason for being enthusiastic about getting older: "I stopped caring about what people have to say, and that's been wonderful."

Looking back at how much she's grown since turning 20, Selena remarked, "A lot has changed for me in a lot of good ways."  One of those good changes, she says, is finally being able to call herself a Grammy nominee after her Revelación album was nominated for Best Latin Pop Album.

"I'm so excited," she declared. "I couldn't be more proud."  The Only Murders in the Building star also notes the positive effect the Grammy honor had on her music, which was that it lit a "good fire under my a**."   

Selena, who says she "put my heart and soul" into Revelación, also reveals she is working hard on her next studio effort -- although she admits that Grammy nod has now made her "more nervous" about her new work.

Selena did not reveal the title or release date of her upcoming studio album. 

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Selena Gomez has become an investor in a new grocery delivery service called Gopuff, reports Fortune magazine.

The Philadelphia-based company, which as been valued at $15 million, is setting itself apart with super-fast deliveries.  In addition to her financial stake in the startup, Selena will also serve as a "strategic partner."

Unlike other delivery services, Gopuff owns the inventory it offers, and keeps the products at 550 micro-fulfillment centers across the U.S. and the U.K. It promises that it can deliver everything from diapers to COVID-19 tests to snacks 24/7, in 30 minutes or less.

“The first time I heard about Gopuff was one night when I was hanging out with some friends at home. We needed something from the store, but no one wanted to hop in the car and drive, so someone suggested Gopuff," Selena tells Fortune. "I was blown away by how quickly our order arrived."

Selena is also a co-owner and partner in the ice cream company Serendipity Brands, and as part of the deal, Gopuff will deliver the ice cream to its customers.  It's the latest business venture for Selena, who launched her Rare Beauty cosmetics line in 2020 and is also starting a media company focusing on mental health.

Selena says after Rare Beauty partnered with Sephora, she was "was beyond thrilled and it really piqued my interest in the other aspects of business and investing."

She adds, "As for what is next, I have a few things up my sleeve.”

Selena also has something on her back: Famed tattoo artist Bang Bang posted a photo of her with her back to the camera, showing off what appears to be new ink that starts at her neck and continues down between her shoulder blades.

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Selena Gomez just added an exciting new producing credit to her sprawling resume.  For the first time in her career, she is set to take on a Spanish show.  The 29-year-old singer has partnered with Univision to helm a true crime docuseries for its upcoming streaming service.

Selena, along with her July Moon Productions company, will produce the series Mi Vecino, El Cartel (The Cartel Among Us) with eOne's Blackfin.  The series explores the murder of Juan Guerrero Chapa, an attorney for a powerful cartel who lived a dangerous double double life as an informant for the U.S. government. His death not only rattled the town of Southlake, Texas, it also launched a years-long international investigation that exposed the dark underbelly of the drug-smuggling world.

"As a true crime fan, I was immediately captivated when I heard the story surrounding the homicide of Juan Guerrero Chapa. Not only did it take place close to my hometown in Texas, but it was also a story unlike anything I’ve ever heard," Selena said in a press release. "I am excited to partner with Univision and really pull back the layers of his double life."

Mi Vecino, El Cartel, as well as Univision's global streaming platform, is set to launch in 2022.

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Selena Gomez is still processing that she can finally call herself a Grammy nominee.  The singer, who began releasing music in 2008, scored her first nod this year -- Best Latin Pop Album, for Revelación.

The 29-year-old admitted to Entertainment Tonight that she was overwhelmed by the honor. "I cried like a little baby. I was very excited," she revealed.  She also reflected on the significance of having her first Spanish-language EP recognized by the Recording Academy, declaring, "I worked really hard on that project, so it was a lovely surprise.  I'm very excited!"

Selena released Revelación in March, featuring the songs "De Una Vez" and "Baila Conmigo."  She previously said that every song on the EP, except one, was written by her because she wanted to honor her heritage.

The singer isn't taking any time off to celebrate her first Grammy nomination, however. In addition to promoting her fourth and final Hotel Transylvania movie, she's starting work on season two of her Hulu series, Only Murders in the Building.

Selena spoke with Extra and teased the new twists that await fans in the upcoming season, which welcomes Cara Delevingne as a new character.  She and Cara are longtime friends but never worked on a major project  together, until now. Selena, who's also an executive producer of the show, said she gave the showrunners "a little push" after learning they were interested in having Cara star in the second season.

"It's so much fun working with your friends," Selena raved. "We had never worked together -- or, actually, we did a long time ago -- but something completely different.  It's so fun!  We were just dying of laughing most of the time because we just know each other so well."

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Getting out of bed is something people do every day, but that task can sometimes feel impossible for those struggling with their mental health.  Selena Gomez understands that battle all too well and shared the steps she takes to get herself out from under the covers. 

"Sometimes I'm not good at it.  It just happens where I'll wake up and... l struggle," the Grammy nominee confessed in a new Instagram post. 

Selena, who has previously opened up about her depression and anxiety, continued, "What helps me, first and foremost, [is] just picking up the phone and calling someone."

She also says understanding why this happens also helps, which is why she will "constantly try to fill myself with knowledge of what it is that I am feeling and the triggers that happen to me." Selena says doing that allows her to "take a step back and think of all the tools I've learned and try to implement them in my everyday life."

The "Lose You to Love Me" singer also encouraged her followers to exercise, even though she's not a fan of it herself. "I hate working out!," she quipped. "It is not fun."

Despite how she feels about working up a sweat, Selena said taking "intense boxing classes" helps her mentally because she's able to release her pent -p frustration and energy.  "It feels so good," she added.

The video was a teaser for Selena's upcoming mental health platform, Wondermind, which launches next year.

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