Selena Gomez Nabs Emmy!

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And the Emmy goes to…Selena Gomez! Well, sort of. The Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, starring Gomez, was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program this past Saturday at the Creative Arts ceremony. (That’s the event before the actual Primetime Emmys on August 29.)

The accolade hasn’t distracted the 18-year-old Texan from putting the finishing touches on her next album, A Year Without Rain, out September 21. The record includes the current single “Round & Round,” the title song “A Year Without Rain,” the Katy Perry–penned track  “Rock God,” as well as “Off the Chain” (which may or may not feature Miley Cyrus), and “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow.”

If the title of the last song is any indication, Gomez is definitely maximizing her time as the reigning tween queen. And that includes lending her voice to different causes. On October 23, she’ll join other musicians, including Christina Aguilera, to perform at the Justin Timberlake & Friends benefit concert in support of the Shriners Hospitals for Children at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casinos’s Theatre for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas.

Way to go, Selena!

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Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Queens, New York, where more languages are spoken than anywhere in the world, Grace Bastidas is Latina’s Deputy Editor. She oversees lifestyle content, including topics as diverse as career, health and relationships, and occasionally writes about her own experiences in The Good Life section. As a writer, Grace’s work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. She is fluent in Spanish.

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