The queen of Tejano music is making her way to Netflix!
The streaming giant has teamed up with the family of Selena Quintanilla to create a series that tells the life story of the music legend. According to the official description, Selena: The Series will be a "coming of age story following Selena as her dreams come true and all the heart-wrenching and life-changing choices she and her family have to make as they navigate success, family, and music." The Quintanilla family have been involved in the project from the get-go and will serve as the series's executive producers.
"Selena will always have a lasting place in music history and we feel great responsibility to do justice to her memory. With this series, viewers will finally get the full history of Selena, our family, and the impact she has had on all of our lives," Selena's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, said in a statement. "We are excited to partner with Campanario and Netflix to give fans a never-before-seen glimpse at our story and highlight why Selena will remain a legend for generations to come."
Moisés Zamora, known for his work on Star and American Crime, has been tapped to pen the script and executive produce alongside the Quintanilla family and Campanario Entertainment President Jaime Davila. "Selena and the entire Quintanilla family are an inspiration to many and especially to me, a millennial of the same heritage," Davila said. "[Selena's] achievements are legendary, but our scripted series will focus on the incredible story of a Mexican-American family and how an extraordinary young woman transcended categories and borders to become a global star."
Netflix shared the news on the series's official Twitter page, with a brief teaser that calls out one of Selena's biggest singles, "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom." There's been no cast announcements (though we all know Jennifer Lopez still has the chops for the role) or ideas on a premiere date, but the excitement for the series is palatable.
Quintanilla, who was the first female Tejano artist to win a Grammy in 1994 for best Mexican/American album, sold over 60 million albums worldwide before she died in March 1995. Her fan base and legacy have thrived in the past two decades, with countless tributes in her name, the iconic Lopez-led biopic Selena from 1997, the MAC collection released in October 2016, her Madame Tussauds wax figure reveal in 2017, and her star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in late 2017. Obviously this is another win for Selena fans, and we cannot wait to see what this Netflix series will bring!
Meghan Markle's growing baby bump steals the show during surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards
A glowing, pregnant Meghan Markle made a surprise appearance Monday night at the British Fashion Awards to honor the designer of her wedding gown during the British fashion industry's big night.
The Duchess of Sussex presented the British Designer of the Year Womenswear Award to Clare Waight Keller, the first female artistic director of the fashion label Givenchy, at the Royal Albert Hall in London Monday, where she made an unannounced appearance during the awards show.
While her growing baby belly stole the spotlight, Meghan's fashion ensemble also turned heads.
She donned a black one-shoulder Givenchy velvet gown and had her hair pulled back in a sleek low bun for the occasion. The duchess also rocked gold bangles and bold, dark nail polish -- which many were quick to point out on social media breaks with royal tradition.
"As all of you in this room know, we have a deep connection to what we wear, sometimes it's very personal and sometimes it's emotional," she said during remarks before presenting the award.
"But for me this connection is rooted in really being able to understand that it's about supporting and empowering each other, especially as women," Meghan added.
Waight Keller gave the duchess a hug as she accepted the award, then told the audience she had to "take a moment" because she was so "shocked."
She also thanked Markle during her speech, saying, "this woman is so amazing."
"I've gotten to know Meghan on such a personal level, and you know, to have someone like that trust you in an incredible moment in their life, is something that is just the most unbelievable honor," Waight Keller said.
Millions around the globe tuned in to watch Meghan tie the knot with Prince Harry last May, where she donned Waight Keller's custom gown, made out of triple silk organza, featured an open bateau neckline with three-quarter-length sleeves.
Bollywood's golden couple are officially off the market! Deepika Padukone tied the knot with fellow actor Ranveer Singh in the most elaborate Indian wedding we've ever seen. The stunning couple jet-set all the way to Lake Como for their nuptials, and trust me when I say their outfits were straight out of a movie.
The festivities comprised a mehendi ceremony, a prewedding ceremony where the bride's hands and feet are decorated with henna, and two separate wedding ceremonies: a Konkani Phool Muddi for Deepika's faith and an Anand Karaj for Ranveer's. For the mehendi ceremony, Deepika wore a blush-pink traditional outfit by renowned Indian designer Sabyasachi. At their Konkani wedding ceremony, the bride wore a red and gold silk saree from The House of Angadi. Finally, for the Anand Karaj ceremony, Deepika wore a gorgeous crimson lehenga from Sabyasachi that was covered with intricate embroidery and took months to create.
If you're thinking that's when the celebrations ended, you're wrong. Once the happy couple returned from Italy, they were spotted wearing Sabyasachi ensembles while arriving at their home in Mumbai. Since the couple had to invite so many people, they hosted two separate receptions: one in Bengaluru, where Deepika is from, and another in
For the first reception, the actress wore a beautiful gold, silk saree from The House of Angadi, designed by K Radharaman. She then ended her wedding celebrations in Mumbai wearing a breathtaking white, embroidered ensemble that had a long train. Read on to see all of the stunning outfits.
Alessia Cara has done a lot of growing over the last couple of years. As she's made the transition form teenager to young adult, the Canadian-born singer/songwriter has certainly experienced The Pains of Growing, which is the title of her brand new album.
The Pains of Growing is Cara's second full-length LP and follows her 2015 debut album Know-It-All. The new record showcases 15 new songs, including singles like "Growing Pains" and "Trust My Lonely."
Alessia recently performed some of her new music during her exclusive iHeartRadio Album Release Party in Los Angeles, where she also got emotional as she opened up about The Pains of Growing. She said, "Anybody's life kind of changes in three years no matter what ... and I just needed to write about it and this album, the whole process, has felt like something I needed to do for myself. You never stop growing and that whole concept is always going to be relevant."
Speaking of which, the album title certainly reflects on the themes of her new music. During an interview with iHeartRadio, Cara explains, "The title of my new album comes from the idea that everything that we go through in life, and all kinds of pain, are things that we can grow out of and grow from. So I called it the 'Pains of Growing' because yes, things can be painful and growing up can be hard. But it just means you're growing, which I think is a positive thing, and there's the silver lining in that."
As for how Alessia has grown over the last few years since releasing her debut album, she explains, "Over the last three years, I've grown from being a teenager to an adult, and [there are] many different things that come with that. Each song on this album is an aspect of growing and an aspect of the pains of growing. Whether it's like a nostalgic kind of pain or some things that I've gone through, or even letting go of pain and happiness as well; that's in there."
The first song that Alessia shared from The Pains of Growing, was "Growing Pains," for which on the cover art (as well as the album cover art) she is wearing an oversized suit. Back in June, Cara explained during an earlier interview with iHeartRadio of the significance of her wardrobe choice, "I wanted the suit to almost be too big for me because I felt like I was trying to fit a role or fill a mold that I wasn't really ready for and that I was too little for."
The next song used to introduce Alessia's fans to her new album was "Trust My Lonely." The 22-year-old explained of the meaning behind the track, "'Trust My Lonely', to me, means letting go of anything toxic and anything negative. Whether that's a relationship, a friendship, negative feelings, voices of doubt, whether they're you're own voices of doubt or [from] other people. Just kinda giving them like a middle finger and being like, I'm okay on my own. And just trusting yourself and trusting being alone, because I think we tend to hold on to things that are toxic for us because we're afraid of being alone. People kinda tell us that being lonely is a bad thing, but I think a lot of us can be better and be happier when we just let those things go."
There were many songs that Alessia went back and forth with about whether or not to include on the album, especially one song in particular, because "it was too much." And although it does not appear on The Pains of Growing, she adds that fans may hear it one day. "Maybe on the next project or something when I'm a little bit farther away from it," she explains.
As for her favorite The Pains of Growing songs, they are all very important to Alessia, but she does call out one as being particularly close to her heart called "A Little More." She tells us, "It's really close to my heart, lyrically. I made that one in my basement and produced that one myself. So, it feels like the closest to me."
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are well on their way to a happily ever after.
The couple of the moment tied the knot in not one but two fittingly lavish ceremonies to represent their different cultures and faiths in Jodhpur, India, over the weekend.
Over the course of five days, guests from all over the world celebrated the pair with multiple pre-wedding ceremonies like a mehendi party and sangeet, which featured elaborate song and dance numbers featuring the bride, groom and extended family.
In the couple’s Western wedding ceremony on Saturday, the two, dressed in custom Ralph Lauren ― a callback to their 2017 Met Gala appearance together, when they attended as guests of the designer ― with Chopra sporting a 75-foot-long veil that five people helped carry down the aisle.
“Every girl dreams of being a princess on her wedding day,” she told People magazine about the big day. “But I never had a plan about what I wanted it to be.”
Chopra’s dress, the first Lauren has designed for a non-family member, featured emotional finishes, like lace from her mother’s wedding dress, the names of family members and traditional mantras that speak to their love, according to People.
Jonas, meanwhile, had a piece of Chopra’s gown embroidered inside his tuxedo lapel with the Urdu words “my jaan,” which translates to “my life.”
In a video of the ceremony, Priyanka Chopra ― whose father died in 2013 after a battle with cancer ― walks down the aisle with her mother, Madhu Chopra, as a tearful Nick Jonas awaits her at the altar with Kevin, Joe and Frankie Jonas by his side.
The Christian service was officiated by the brothers’ father, Paul Kevin Jonas Sr., who is a pastor.
The newlyweds shared portraits from the big day on Instagram, writing, “And forever starts now” in the caption.
The family reconvened for a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony on Sunday at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur in the state of Rajasthan.
“It melted my heart,” the “Quantico” star told People about the two ceremonies. “Being able to have two big weddings, in India, with our closest family and friends was unbelievably special.”
Chopra donned a stunning red sari for the occasion, with Jonas opting for a gold-colored royal outfit. He entered the ceremony on horseback wearing a turban, per Indian tradition, according to People.
Guests at both ceremonies included “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner (who is engaged to Joe Jonas), Jack McBrayer, Elizabeth Chambers Hammer and more.
Chopra and Nick Jonas got engaged in July after two months of dating, with him getting down on one knee the first time they met in person.