Selena Gomez Is Getting A Lifetime Movie, Naturally

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Lifetime movies are kind of like lifetime achievement awards—typically, you get one at the end of your career. Just don't tell that to Selena Gomez, who is joining forces with the revamped network to produce an autobiographical retrospective of her life...even though she's only just entering the prime of her career. Before we look at the guts of this announcement, let's do some housekeeping:

The as-yet-untitled project will in fact be a series, not a movie. Kevin Spacey (yes, that Kevin Spacey) will executive produce, along with Gomez and Dana Brunetti, whose resumé includes prestige fare like Captain Phillips and The Social Network, and not-so-prestige-but-still-popular fare like 50 Shades of Grey. Finally, Gomez won't be playing herself, because really, how much meta can we take?

As for what the show will be about, well, the official synopsis explains that it will focus on the "young actress' experience navigating a career in Hollywood as seen through the eyes of her friends." Wait, how young are we talking here? Will they go Barney & Friends young? Wizards of Waverly Place young? Making out with Justin Bieber in the ocean young? Actually, now that you mention it, despite being only 23 years old, Gomez has lived a pretty eventful life, especially after her recent Lupus-induced stint in rehab gave the star her first real taste of controversy. 

And, if you think that a show about a superstar navigating her way through Hollywood sounds a little too Entourage-y, Gomez's recent introspective comments about how difficult life can be in the public eye, especially for a child star, suggests that this will be something far more insightful than that HBO show about bros bro-ing in bro-town.

Wow, we just totally sold ourselves on this. The question is, did we sell you?




Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video)

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.


"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."