Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television producer. After appearing on the children's series Barney & Friends (2002–2004), she received wider recognition for her portrayal of Alex Russo on the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place, which aired from 2007 until 2012.
Gomez also starred in the films Another Cinderella Story (2008), Princess Protection Program (2009), Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009), Ramona and Beezus (2010), and Monte Carlo (2011). Thereafter, she focused on more mature roles in Spring Breakers (2012), Getaway (2013), The Fundamentals of Caring (2016), and The Dead Don't Die (2019). She voices the character of Mavis in the Hotel Transylvania film franchise, and serves as an executive producer of the Netflix television drama series 13 Reasons Why (2017–present) and the Netflix documentary series Living Undocumented (2019).
Thania Garcia Beyoncé paused her Renaissance tour stop in Paris on Friday to honor Tina Turner, an artist she has routinely referred to as her greatest influence, in the wake of the singer’s death earlier this week. “I just want to take a second and honor Tina Turner,” Beyoncé told the crowd at the Stade de France. “If you’re a fan of mine, you’re a fan of Tina Turner.
I wouldn’t be on this stage without Tina Turner, so I want you guys to just scream, so she can feel your love. I feel so blessed that I was allowed to witness her brilliance.” Beyoncé was heavily inspired by Turner’s artistry and authenticity.
As Beyoncé said during her 2005 tribute to Turner at the Kennedy Center Awards, “Every now and then, when I think of inspiration, I think of the two Tinas in my life — that’s my mother, Tina, and of course, the amazing Tina Turner.” Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s firstborn, Blue Ivy also stood beside her mother on stage in Paris dressed in a metallic jumpsuit that matched the squad of dancers.
The 11-year-old served a few moves of her own during Beyoncé’s performance of “My Power,” while the crowd responded rapturously.Read more on variety.com