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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.
July 22, 2010 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Thursday, Selena Gomez turns 18, officially entering into adulthood. But instead of partying, she'll be busy working, promoting her new film "Ramona and Beezus," which opens Friday and provides her first real movie role. Truthfully, Gomez has already been acting like a grown-up for a while. Four years ago, she began filming "Wizards of Waverly Place," the hit Disney Channel show about a girl with magical powers that has propelled her to the top ranks of teen stars. Today, like other young Disney powerhouses, she has become a bankable brand: She has a clothing line, is about to release her second album and is an ambassador to UNICEF.
April 7, 1997 | GREGORY RODRIGUEZ, Gregory Rodriguez, an associate editor at Pacific News Service, is a research fellow at Pepperdine's Institute for Public Policy and a contributing writer to Los Angeles Magazine and the Los Angeles Eastside Sun
My girlfriend loved Selena because the tejano star couldn't quite roll her Rs in Spanish. I liked her because she wasn't too proud to resort to English during Spanish-language interviews. "Como se dice cinnamon?" she once asked a Latin American TV reporter without a hint of embarrassment. After she was murdered, nobody seemed able to place her culturally. Tom Brokaw called the U.S.-born Selena the "Mexican Madonna."
August 9, 1995 | Associated Press
The murder trial of the fan accused of gunning down Selena will be moved out of the hometown of the beloved Tejano star. In granting the defense request Tuesday, District Judge Mike Westergren did not say where Yolanda Saldivar's murder trial would be held. Saldivar, 34, who founded the Selena Fan Club and managed the singer's San Antonio boutique, is accused of killing the 23-year-old star after an argument over money on March 31 at a Corpus Christi motel.
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.
September 2, 2001 | DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is The Times' theater writer
With the musical "Selena" losing more than $1 million in its spring and summer run at the Doolittle Theatre, the Ricardo Montalban Nosotros Foundation, which operates the theater, has learned a lot, said Jerry Velasco, chairman of the foundation's executive board and president of Nosotros, the community organization allied with the foundation.
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.
January 9, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Looks as if Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have called it quits again, for good. "They had another huge fight, and Selena won't forgive him," one of multiple sources told Us magazine. The couple, who have been on-again-off-again for two years, had set off for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to celebrate the New Year. But they got into a row about Bieber still seeing Victoria's Secret supermodel Barbara Palvin, who was said to be the cause of their original breakup in November, according to the New York Post's Cindy Adams.
April 7, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
A homeless man jailed last week for trespassing on Selena Gomez's property late in March was arrested again Friday on suspicion of doing essentially the same thing just hours after he was released from jail.  Che Thomas Cruz, 20, was charged Monday with one felony count of stalking and one misdemeanor count of violation of a court protection order, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.  Cruz entered a no contest plea...
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