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July 13, 1999 | KEVIN BAXTER and ALISA VALDES-RODRIGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A controversial documentary that explores the life and legacy of slain tejano singer Selena Quintanilla will air tonight on KCET-TV despite protests from the singer's family, which earlier led to the film being pulled from CineFestival in San Antonio, where it was scheduled to close the nation's oldest Latino film festival.
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March 7, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, together again? Well, it seems they were for a couple of hours Friday morning in Texas. Just days after Bieber posted an Oscar-night photo of ex-girlfriend Gomez on Instagram , captioning it "Most elegant princess in the world," the two were caught on camera leaving a perfume store in downtown McAllen, Texas. That after hitting up a Starbucks and Don Pepe's Mexican restaurant, where according to south Texas newspaper the Monitor they spent $153.
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January 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
A three-hour concert to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Tejano singing star Selena has been set for Houston's Reliant Stadium this spring. Gloria Estefan and Thalia are among the performers who will participate in the event, to be broadcast live April 7 by the Univision Network. Houston was the site of Selena's final concert. She was fatally shot at a Corpus Christi, Texas, motel in March 1995.
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March 3, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Is Justin Bieber longing for simpler times? The off-the-rails pop star on Monday posted to Instagram a photo montage of ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, taken upon her arrival at the Vanity Fair bash Sunday after the Oscars. "Most elegant princess in the world," he captioned it . Of course what pops to mind is a previous Vanity Fair arrival shot - one taken in 2011 - that showed Bieber and Gomez, then 17 and 18, respectively, together in public as a couple for pretty much the first time.
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July 18, 1995 | STEVE BENNETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Things seem normal at Q Productions, a former body shop turned recording facility near the airport of this South Texas coastal city. Big semis loaded with musical equipment churn up dust in the chalky parking lot. Over the roar of the engines, men yell at each other in Spanish. A tejano band is in the studio, putting final touches on an album of the accordion-based music that dominates the region. In the front office, the phone rings constantly.
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October 28, 1995 | Associated Press
Hit with death threats ever since her arrest, Selena's killer will do her time alone, in a small cell, for her own protection. Yolanda Saldivar, 35, was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for murdering the Tejano singing star in a falling-out over business. The founder of the Selena fan club won't be eligible for parole for 30 years. Some of the most vocal warnings have come from the Mexican Mafia, a prison gang, which had vowed revenge for Selena's death regardless of the trial's outcome.
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June 11, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The weapon used to kill Tejano singing star Selena was destroyed under a judge's order, despite protests from historians who said it was a priceless piece of Mexican-American history. The .38-caliber Taurus revolver was sawed in pieces and thrown into Corpus Christi Bay. Selena, 23, was killed seven years ago, just as she was on the verge of crossing over to the English-language market. Yolanda Saldivar was convicted of murder and is serving a life sentence.
NEWS
October 27, 1995 | From Associated Press
A jury sentenced the killer of Tejano singing star Selena to the maximum penalty of life in prison Thursday, meaning Yolanda Saldivar will be locked up until at least 2025 before becoming eligible for parole. A cheer went up outside the courthouse from fans of the Grammy-winning singer, and car horns blared. The jury deliberated nine hours over two days before deciding among seven punishment options, ranging from probation to the life sentence.
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October 17, 1995 | From Associated Press
A hysterical Yolanda Saldivar held a gun to her head, her finger on the trigger and the hammer cocked, during a standoff with police after she fatally shot Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez, two officers testified Monday. But one officer, undermining defense claims that Selena's slaying occurred when the gun went off accidentally, said Saldivar knew enough about the weapon to manipulate the firing mechanism during the 9 1/2-hour standoff.
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April 1, 1995 | JESSE KATZ and STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Latin music sensation Selena, a 23-year-old Grammy winner who delighted audiences with her unpretentious blend of bouncy pop and tender ballads, died Friday afternoon after being shot twice at a Days Inn hotel here, allegedly by the former president of her fan club. In a bizarre standoff with police, the woman suspected of shooting Selena locked herself inside a red pickup truck in the hotel parking lot for more than nine hours, threatening to commit suicide.
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February 5, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Selena Gomez spent about two weeks in rehab in January, though the "Come & Get It" singer wasn't there to be treated for substance abuse, her rep said Wednesday. "Selena voluntarily spent time at Meadows, but not for substance abuse," her rep told The Times, declining to comment on why specifically Gomez had entered the facility. The rehab news was  first reported by RadarOnline , which said Wednesday that Gomez had voluntarily checked into rehab Jan. 5 at Dawn at the Meadows , a facility in Arizona that specializes in patients ages 18 through 26 struggling with emotional trauma, addiction and other problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2014 | By Jason Song
An Arizona man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of trespassing at the home of actress and singer Selena Gomez, authorities said. Los Angeles police received a 911 call at 9:25 a.m. reporting an intruder on the grounds of Gomez's home in the 19800 block of Wells Drive in Tarzana, according to a police spokeswoman. The suspect, Juan Daniel Garcia, 19, of El Mirage, Ariz., was taken into custody. It was unclear if Gomez was home at the time, the spokeswoman said.  Gomez starred in the film "Spring Breakers" and several Disney Channel television series.
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December 20, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Selena Gomez is taking a bit of a hiatus from music. For real. The "Stars Dance" singer has canceled her upcoming tour dates in Australia, her rep told The Times. The dates would have begun in February and included five stops Down Under. "My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them," the 21-year-old said in a statement. "But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be. " PHOTOS: Selena Gomez's career highlights It's unclear how long the singer will be on hiatus, but Gomez is scheduled to perform in Japan, China, Malaysia and the Philippines through January 2014.  After that, her last scheduled performance was set for Hidalgo, Texas, on March 8, 2014.
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December 9, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Selena Gomez slipped an F-bomb into her set during KIIS-FM's annual Jingle Ball concert in Los Angeles due to some frustration over sound problems.  Audio and microphone malfunctions rattled the former Disney star and eventually led to her walking off stage Friday night at Staples Center. "Sorry, the sound isn't working!" Gomez told the crowd, according to Us Weekly and an amateur video shot at the concert. "Are you guys having a good night? I promise, a lot cooler people are gonna come out tonight.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Selena Gomez has conjured up a public image we can actually get behind: Actually setting a wholesome example for young girls - unlike many of her infamous Disney-wrought contemporaries. The "Stars Dance" pop star covers Teen Vogue for the fourth time and on Tuesday, the mag revealed some teasers from her interview with Danielle Nussbaum. "I'm just getting started," the coverline reads, "There's so much truth that I haven't shared yet. " Color us curious. However, what we do know is that whatever that unshared information is, it's private and she's putting up a mature front.
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September 20, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Selena Gomez has canceled a series of her concerts in Eastern Europe after reportedly being denied a visa by Russia. The pop star/actress had to cancel concerts in Belarus set for Friday and additional stops in Ukraine and the entire Russian leg of her "Star Dance" tour, according to Billboard. It is unclear if the cancellations in Belarus and Ukraine were related to the visa; however, Gomez's rep confirmed to E! News that she'd no longer be visiting Russia for concert stops in St. Petersburg on Monday and Moscow on Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1997 | Steve Hochman
At the beginning of this documentary about the slain tejano music star, narrator Edward James Olmos seems about to cast Selena alongside Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley as one of the "global legends who passed away prematurely." But reason prevails, and Olmos (from a script by John Lannert) instead states that even if her artistic legacy may not stand so tall, her death brought "unprecedented awareness of Latino culture in the U.S."
NEWS
October 14, 1995 | From Reuters
Tejano singer Selena, mortally wounded and terrified, identified her killer as she lay dying on the floor of a motel lobby, a witness said Friday in the trial of the woman accused of murdering her. Shawna Vela, a desk clerk at the Days Inn in Corpus Christi, Tex., told the jury the last words of Selena Quintanilla Perez were "Yolanda . . . 158" after she was shot by Yolanda Saldivar on March 31 in what prosecutors said was a business dispute.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
When a production benefits the Bulgarian economy as much as "Getaway" apparently did, it might seem mean-spirited to knock it. And when its wall-to-wall car stunts are the real, metal-on-metal deal, shot in the streets of the capital city, that's worth noting. But unless you're a demolition-derby fetishist or a connoisseur of vehicular mayhem, none of that will buy you a thrill in this video game posing as a movie, a preposterously plotted kidnapping story starring a high-performance Mustang.
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July 27, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Followers of celebrity gossip have seen a lot of Selena Gomez's driveway over the last few months. Located off a winding residential street in Tarzana, it's where paparazzi have snapped countless pictures of the former Disney Channel star and where her on-again/off-again boyfriend, Justin Bieber, was photographed one night after a reported argument between the two tween idols at a restaurant in Encino. Arriving home first, Gomez apparently locked the gate in the driveway, leading to a widely circulated image with this immortal TMZ caption: "Biebs Denied.
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