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December 3, 2000 | DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is The Times' theater writer
The Doolittle Theatre in Hollywood will remain a professional venue, at least for now. Assuming negotiations are completed successfully, union contracts will be in effect when a reworked production of "Selena Forever," the musical about the slain tejano singer, reopens the theater in January--the first production under the auspices of the theater's new owner, the Ricardo Montalban Nosotros Foundation.
April 3, 1997
Friday: My boyfriend and I usually have friends over. We rent videos. I usually cook Mexican food, but I've been trying to apply what I've learned from the Oprah Winfrey "Cooking With Rosie" cookbook. I have been experimenting a lot, to all of my friends' dismay. We rent a lot of foreign movies, a lot of old classics. We like very campy stuff, like "Valley of the Dolls." Saturday morning: I go to my spinning class, the latest workout craze. It's sort of like a stationary bike and there's music.
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.
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.
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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