Selena Gomez Meets Contest Winners Backstage After Soundcheck

Selena Gomez joined two of her biggest fans in a pair of new YouTube videos. Join Dream Out Loud contest winners Jessica and Lisa as they embark on the trip of a lifetime to a Selena Gomez concert, where they’re treated to special VIP access to Selena’s soundcheck.

Episode one features the girls, each joined by a friend, talking about the contest and their entries, questions they’d have for the singer and actress, and highlights from the soundcheck. The second episode has the girls going backstage and getting a bit tongue-tied when she asked if they had any questions. They then took some photographs with the star and talked about the experience meeting their idol.

Watch both episodes below.

Selena Gomez Talks About Ryan Gosling Crush, Plots Surprise Encounter

Selena Gomez is happy

Selena Gomez spoke with Johnjay and Rich on Friday (October 14), helping the morning DJs announce their 2011 ‘Phooson’ concert in December. During the interview, Selena revealed she has a little crush on Ryan Gosling, preferring him over fellow actor Ryan Reynolds. “I think Ryan Reynolds is really funny and very attractive, but for some reason I kinda go with Ryan [Gosling’s] quirky, kind of cool look,” Gomez explained. The teen added that despite her own fame and ability to meet just about anyone famous, she “doesn’t want to be that creepy person that’s like ‘Let me get my connections’ or something like that, I just kinda want it to be natural like if I go to a premiere and see him I think that would be way cooler to have that surprise factor as opposed to having it set up.” Download and listen to the interview here.

Simon Cowell Backstage With Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber At ‘The Tonight Show’

Bryan Branly of ‘The Tonight Show’ spoke with Simon Cowell after his chat with Jay Leno the other night. ‘The X Factor’ judge talked about the new show and the time he told his boss off. Simon says expect “tears, tantrums, talent, no talent” on the FOX show when it premieres Wednesday.

Selena Gomez came on later after performing her new single ‘Love You Like a Love Song’. The singer and actress gave Bryan’s big hair a feel saying she loves it. Then she pulled off her shoes and said “they’re pretty but they’re very, very painful.” Selena described ‘Love You Like a Love Song’, saying, “It’s really fun. It’s kind of repetitive. It doesn’t leave your mind in a good and bad way.”

The video ended with Simon greeting Selena and her boyfriend Justin Bieber. When Cowell said “Look after him,” Bieber responded by saying, “I’ll look after her.”

The clip at NBC.com has since been removed.

Selena Gomez Aggravated By Her Lack Of Privacy

Selena Gomez, currently starring in ‘Monte Carlo’, was on the phone with the syndicated radio morning show “Johnjay and Rich” on Tuesday (July 5) to play her new single and talk about the movie and her latest album ‘When the Sun Goes Down’. During the interview, the topic turned to the recent picture of Selena and boyfriend Justin Bieber where Justin is seen massaging Selena’s foot.

“That was someone who took a picture and it got online somehow,” Gomez said. “It’s very aggravating. Not just about that, but about pictures in general. I mean I can be out to eat and now everyone has camera phones and everything and people are taking pictures of you when you’re eating and it’s just like you always have to be aware, and it’s very annoying because you have to look around and be paranoid in a way and I don’t want to live my life like that.”

As for how she addresses rumors – or not – Selena said, “A rumor is a rumor and it will be gone in a week and it won’t even matter. It makes it worse if you sit there and acknowledge it and dwell on it. Then it becomes a topic of discussion and it’s just really annoying.”

The interview audio at johnjayandrich.1047kissfm.com has since been removed.

Action Item Take Credit For Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Romance

The guys of Action Item hung out in the Popstar! offices before heading out on tour. They talked about meeting Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber when they opened for both artists. “We actually like to think that it was our music that made them fall in love with each other,” Anthony Li explained. “That’s what we tell people, we’re pretty convinced. We were sound checking, they met. It was very romantic, it was kind of like a movie. You’re welcome Justin and Selena.” Watch the commentary below.

Selena Gomez: ‘Monte Carlo’ Co-Stars Are Like My Older Sisters

CBSNews.com’s Ken Lombardi spoke with Selena Gomez at the New York red carpet premiere of her film ‘Monte Carlo’, where the 18-year-old singer and actress was joined by her boyfriend Justin Bieber, whose attendance was in doubt because of an altercation with a plain clothes police officer.

“It was insane. It was beautiful,” Gomez said about filming ‘Monte Carlo’ in Europe. “I got to go to Budapest and Paris and Monte Carlo and I worked with the two best girls in Hollywood. I mean they are just wonderful.”

Expdaning on her relationship with co-stars Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy, Gomez said, “They’re like my older sisters. They know everything about me.”

Watch the report via Cnet.com below.

Justin Bieber Tells Selena Gomez: I Love You

A source tells E! Online gossip writer Marc Malkin that when Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez shopped at an A|X Armani Exchange store in New York City on Tuesday night (June 28), the Canadian pop star professed his love for his 18-year-old girlfriend, to which Selena responded likewise.

“They both said ‘I love you’ to each other, but Justin said it first,” the source blabbed. Selena and Justin repeatedly said they loved each other while holding hands and occasionally kissing. Selena purchased some Pima T-shirts for Justin during the retail jaunt.

Selena Gomez “Really Happy” Dating Justin Bieber

Selena Gomez tells E! News correspondent Marc Malkin that she’s not a fan on the ongoing media coverage of her romance with Justin Bieber. “It’s horrible,” the 18-year-old said. “It’s just horrible.” But when Malkin suggested she looked happy with the Canadian pop star, the singer and actress agreed. “I am happy. I’m really happy,” she said. “I just focus on my fans, music, acting and the people that make me happy.”

Pink Not Happy With Selena Gomez’s Pink Painted Horses

Pink on a motorcycle

Pink checked in with her Twitter followers (@Pink) on Thursday (May 19), sounding off after seeing a music video being shot featuring horses painted pink, angering the PETA activist. The video ended up being for Selena Gomez’s song ‘Love You Like A Love Song’, meaning fans of the Disney star directed some return fire at the 31-year-old. Pink writes:

If there are any animal activists around Malibu- at Leo Cabrillo State Beach, there are horses being painted for a stupid music video. Shame

Artists should be more aware and responsible for their actions.

Oh lord, THAT’S whose video it was? Disney fans unite. Here we go. RT @PinkFans_ NEWS: @SelenaGomez fans are angry with @Pink.

Whether you are a fan of mine or whomever’s, I won’t stop speaking out about animal cruelty. I’ve taken responsibility in the past, so should she.

Selena’s people have since responded to the controversy, saying that the pink substance was “non toxic, vegetable based powder paint.”

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