Selena Gomez Says BFF Taylor Swift Is Like Her ‘Big Sister’

Taylor Swift Is My 'Big Sister'!

Selena Gomez Gushes About BFF On Instagram!

Taylor Swift has been keeping so private lately it’s been tough to keep up with who’s still in her squad.

But Selena Gomez says she and Tay are closer than ever!

Photo: Karlie Kloss & Taylor Reunite

In an Instagram Live video over the weekend, Selly answered a fan who asked about her BFF, saying:

“How’s Taylor? Taylor’s awesome. I love her. She’s amazing. I talked to her today. She’s literally like my big sister, I tell her everything.”

Awwww! She must be a good person to talk to about EVERYTHING since Selena added:

“She’s so smart it freaks me out.”

Well that much is obvious!

We’re so glad these two are still besties. Hoping to see them on the red carpet together again!

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Selena Gomez Says She Doesn’t Want To Do Magazine Covers Anymore

Selena Reveals New Plan

Star Says She's Quitting Magazine Covers Forever, Will Talk To Fans Directly

Selena Gomez went on Instagram Live late yesterday for about 45 minutes and talked about a LOT worth running down!

The star — still visibly upset about her magazine cover issue with the folks from Elle — spent a lot of time dissecting that controversy, as well as talking about her humanitarian work, and more.

Related: Selena Claps Back At Hater With Clever Quip!

There’s a lot to take away from the video (which you can watch in full, below), but the main quote is this: Selena says she’s no longer going to do any magazine covers, apparently for fear of being misunderstood/misquoted, and she’s instead going to speak to her fans directly.

The singer said (below):

“I try to say things in an interview for an hour, I’m talking to someone and I’m thinking it’s really good, you’re here, you’re experiencing things and then next thing you know… it’s not anyone’s fault, people just want to get people’s attention but I don’t really understand why. I just wanted to be real with you. Cause I don’t feel like being on another magazine cover ever again. It just… it doesn’t matter.”

Uhhh… OK?

Watch the full livestream (below):

What do U think, Perezcious readers?!

Will U miss Selena on magazine covers??

Let us know in the comments (below)…

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Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin’s Engagement ‘Wasn’t Enough To Break’ Selena Gomez

Good For You

Selena Gomez Isn't 'Broken' By Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin's Engagement

It’s safe to say the dust has settled since  Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin announced their engagement back in July.

But don’t worry! Our girl Selena Gomez is doing just fine!

In her recent cover feature for Elle, Sel explained how she’s focused on herself and keeping her life as simple as possible.

Related: Selena Breaks Her Silence On Demi Lovato’s Reported Overdose

The Back To You singer told the publication that these days she spends her time interning at anti-human-trafficking nonprofit A21, and revealed that she’s “not on the internet.” Gomez says she only posts on Instagram from a friend’s phone.

An source told Us that the 26-year-old’s also been keeping her circle small, “hanging out with her close group of girl and guy friends” and “not actively dating.”

This is a stark comparison to Hailey, who seems to be a better fit for Bieb’s active lifestyle:

“Hailey likes to go out, go to clubs, hang in the studio. Selena is not that same person.”

The insider continues:

“Justin’s lifestyle didn’t match well with Selena’s. Selena is more focused on improving herself every day.”

And after dating on and off for so many years, one thing is clear:

“They learned a lot from their relationship.”

Looks like things turned out for the best for these former lovers in the end! Even though the news of her ex’s engagement was “a tough pill to swallow” for Gomez, “it wasn’t enough to break her.”

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Former ‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’ Star David Henrie Arrested For Bringing Loaded Gun To LAX

'Wizards Of Waverly Place' Star Arrested!

David Henrie Booked For Bringing A Loaded Gun To LAX! Oops!

UPDATE! 9:05 P.M. EST: On Monday, David released the following apology/explanation on Twitter:


This was probably a big headache for one of the stars of Disney‘s Wizards of Waverly Place — and no, we’re not talking about Selena Gomez!

David Henrie — who co-starred alongside Selena on the show — was arrested at LAX on Monday morning when he reportedly went through a TSA screening with a loaded gun in his bag.

Related: Selena Isn’t Happy With Elle Cover Story Portrayal…

According to TMZ, Henrie was at a routine screening before boarding a flight earlier today when authorities discovered the weapon; he was immediately detained and taken in for question.

Apparently the gun in question was a nine-millimeter handgun, and yes, it was loaded — so this could mean big trouble for Henrie, even if he merely forgot it was in the bag and brought it to the airport by accident.

Fans know Henrie from Wizards, where he was a star alongside Gomez for six years, as well as his high-profile appearances on How I Met Your MotherArrested Development, and a long-standing run on That’s So Raven.

From what we understand, Henrie has already left the jail, telling TMZ photogs he plans on releasing a statement later today.

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Selena Gomez Isn’t Happy With How ‘Elle’ Portrayed Her In Cover Story — Read Her Response HERE!

Not Happy!

Selena Gomez Posts Long Response To Portrayal In Newly-Released 'Elle' Cover Story

Selena Gomez isn’t happy!

The superstar singer is the focus of Elle‘s October 2018 cover story — which we got a look at earlier today, BTW — but to hear Selena tell it now, she’s not exactly happy with how she came across in the interview!

Related: Selena Reflects On Kidney Transplant With Inspiring Speech!

Written by Mickey Rapkin, the interview itself (read it HERE) touches on Selena simplifying her life, selling some of her mansions, moving to Orange County, and volunteering to fight against human trafficking.

It also touched on a few other topics (Demi LovatoJustin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, new music, how she doesn’t use social media, etc., etc.), but honestly, it was pretty tame — especially compared to how wannabe-edgy these contrived cover stories can get sometimes.

But Selena didn’t see it quite the same way.

Within the last hour, she posted a looooong message to her Instagram account biting back at some of the focus the cover story had on her church and her work against human trafficking.

Here’s the full post, including her LONG comment (below):

Alright. Speaking from my heart for over an hour to someone who puts those thoughts into paid words can be hard for me. The older I get the more I want my voice to be mine. This is all apart of my work within an industry that’s been around longer than all of us have been. The purpose of my interview was three fold. My work with A21, my new collection with Coach, and some new music. As I’m aware there will always be interests in one’s personal life because that’s the pace of our ‘social’ generation. I’m grateful for my position and I will always find ways to make my job more about others and giving back— all while having the best time with my music, fashion, film and my love for learning about the world that I’m eager to tap into more and more. Church is a name for something far more personal. There’s always agenda seeking information on such a subject and I understand why. Rarely do I mention church (and I didn’t) , but I’ll always feel comfortable talking about my values and beliefs. I respect that from everyone and anyone. I understand that reporters are working to grab the attention of a reader, however I will always work to ensure that what is public represents my truth. I’m a bit bummed but rarely surprised. Y’all know me and my heart. I can’t help it. So I’ll post some of MY photos from the collection and work with A21. My heart. And maybe edit my actual lyrics as you will all hear it soon 😊 I love you guys to the moon and back. For more information on the work I do with A21 please, please visit link in my bio. So much more on that soon!

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Uhhh… OK!

It appears the issue here is… Rapkin mentioned her church (Hillsong Church) by name, in passing, while Selena didn’t, because it’s more personal to her? And for some reason, because of that, she’s “a bit bummed but rarely surprised” that “reporters are working to grab the attention of a reader”??

Is this her very own Donald Trump-esque”FAKE NEWS!” moment???

Related: Selena Was ‘Very Upset’ By Demi Lovato’s Overdose

We’re honestly lost on the huge controversy here, Selena. Help! LOLz!!!

The only part where Selena comes across even remotely negative is a question posed to her in the piece about working with Woody Allen. Selena declined to comment, but as she quipped immediately afterwards, she’s not even on the internet herself any more to monitor the outrage machine.

And yet, suddenly, she re-joins the internet to blast this cover story? Inneresting…

Anyways, what about U, Perezcious readers?!

Do you think that Elle cover story deserved such a long, strong response from Selena?? Let us know your opinions about this little kerfuffle in the comments (below)!

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Selena Gomez Breaks Her Silence On Demi Lovato’s Reported Overdose — Reveals She ‘Reached Out Personally’

Breaking Her Silence

Selena Gomez Reveals In New Interview She Reached Out Privately To Demi Lovato After Overdose

Selena Gomez has spoken up publicly for the first time about longtime friend Demi Lovato‘s overdose and recovery.

The Back To You singer is featured on the October 2018 cover for Elle, and the accompanying interview includes Gomez’s thoughts about what Lovato is going through right now.

Related: Iggy Azalea Confident Demi Will Thrive

And though Selena was tight-lipped even in her public comments about Lovato’s drug battles for the mag, it’s clear she cares:

“All I’m saying is, I reached out personally. I didn’t do a public thing. I didn’t want to. I … I love her. I’ve known her since I was 7. So … it’s … that’s what I’ll say.”


Remember, Gomez and Lovato go back forever (they were on Barney & Friends together as little kids nearly twenty years ago!) so it’s normal that Gomez would feel strongly (and privately) about what Lovato has been going through.

And though their friendship has hit some rough patches at brief points, it’s clear there’s a lot of long-standing, deep love here (shout-out to that throwback BFF pic up top!).

Related: Selena Stuns In Bikini, Confirms Album Is Done!

No doubt the overdose was very difficult for Selena (and all of Demi’s friends, family, and loved ones) to process. Here’s hoping for great news out of rehab and a full recovery for Demi! It’s clear she has a LOT of people in her corner!

PS: If you want to read that cover story — all about the downsizing/simplifying taking place in Selena’s life right now — click HERE.

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