Selena Gomez Releases New Trailer for Second Season of Her HBO Max Cooking Show “Selena + Chef”

It’s a family affair for Selena Gomez when it comes to the kitchen…

The 28-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has teased the second season of her HBO Max cooking show Selena + Chef with a new trailer, featuring the show’s second lead star, her grandfather.

Selena Gomez

Papa, who even has his own fan account according to his famous granddaughter, comically announces, “I’m back!” when asked about Gomez’s return to the kitchen for a second helping of the series, which returns to HBO Max on January 21.

“As you all know by now, I’m not the best cook,” she confesses during a voice-over in the clip. “But I’m not going to stop trying to get better. So I’m back in my kitchen to get schooled by the best chefs.”

Dance Again” from her Billboard 200 No. 1 album Rare, which just celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday, plays in the background of the trailer, but the pop star experiences another fiery misstep while cooking when something in a pan catches on fire and sets off the alarm.

The next course of Selena + Chef features Spanish tapas, a burger with brie and roasted garlic, Asian bananas foster, mole and more dishes she cooked virtually alongside professional chefs Aarti Sequeira, Curtis Stone, Evan Funke, Graham Elliot, JJ Johnson, Jordan AndinoJosé Andrés, Kelis Rogers, Marcela Valladolid and Marcus Samuelsson.

She and Sequeira prepared her Thanksgiving holiday special, “Selena + Aarti: Friendsgiving,” together in November, when the Indian chef and Food Network star helped Gomez cook a turkey for the first time as part of her Friendsgiving celebration with her grandparents and best friends.

The “Ice Cream” singer treated fans to the first season of Selena + Chef series last summer, where she prepared homemade-yet-gourmet meals with 10 master chefs from the comforts of their own home during quarantine. Gomez also donated $10,000 to a food-related charity of the professional chef’s choosing at the end of each episode.

Jennifer Lopez Ends 2020 with Powerful & Emotional “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” Performance

Jennifer Lopez has ended the year as the belle of the (crystal) ball…

The 51-year-old Puerto Rican superstar closed out 2020 with a powerful and emotional performance on Thursday night, while taking the stage in New York’s Times Square.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez, who headlined the 49th annual Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2021 on ABC. began by standing on a 20-foot tall column with a white coat covered in six large white feathered layers that cascaded all the way to the ground. JLo donned a glittery diamond head mask before taking it off, tossing off the massive coat, and showing off a glittering tight pants and a blazer with dramatic shoulders.

While performing her latest single “In the Morning,” J.Lo took a moment to reflect on the challenging year and remember the people we lost during the pandemic.

“2020 is almost over. We made it. We made it,” she said before getting teary-eyed. “If this year taught us anything, it taught us to be grateful for what we do have — to cherish every moment. We lost too many. Too many.”

Lopez also performed a montage of her hit songs, including “Dance Again” and “Waiting for Tonight,” and delivered a dazzling cover of Aerosmith‘s “Dream On.”

“Tonight we’re going to live, we’re going to love and we’re going to dance again,” she added, referring to her 2012 song “Dance Again.” “And we’re going to keep on dreaming. Twenty years ago, I sang this song, and we never needed it more than tonight.”

In addition to Lopez, the New Years Rockin’ Eve special also featured performances by Miley CyrusBilly PorterCyndi LauperNelly and others.

NCAA’s ‘March Madness’ Promo Features Selena Gomez’s “Dance Again” Track

Selena Gomezis feelin’ the March Madness

The 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress is giving at assist to the NCAA by offering her party-ready song “Dance Again” for a new promo for the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament.

Selena Gomez

“I kick-start the rhythm,” she sings before segueing right into the chorus of the single from her chart-topping new album Rare. “Feels so, feels so, feels so good to dance again.”

The clip, which Gomez shared on social media over the weekend, intersperses her dance moves with celebratory game footage ahead of the 2020 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament, which begins on March 17.

Lopez Releases Oh-So-Revealing Artwork for Her Latest Single “Booty”

“If you’ve got it, flaunt it!” It’s an expression Jennifer Lopez is taking to heart.

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and American Idol judge flaunts her oh-so-famous derriere while donning a daring monochrome bathing suit in the just released the bootylicious cover art for her brand new single “Booty.”

Jennifer Lopez Booty Artwork

Lopez released the revealing image, which was taken by photographers Steven Gomillion and Dennis Leupold, via her Instagram account on Wednesday morning.

She wrote alongside the picture: ‘#bootyfromtheblock #bootyandthebeat #naturalbooty #bootybootybootybootybootyeverywhere #jlobooty #LOL’.

Written by Chris Brown, Sam Hook, and Asia Bryant, the track features Lopez’s favorite collaborator Pitbull, who has rapped verses on her hit singles “On the Floor,” “Dance Again” and “Live It Up.”

Despite the risqué nature of the track, Lopez claims she penned the track for her young kids.

“There’s a song called Big Booty on the album. It’s a Diplo track. At first I said, “Never in my life will I do a song called Big Booty,” she explained during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in April. “But then I was in the car with my twins and as soon as they heard Big Booty they went crazy. They loved this song and because of that I recorded it.”

Even though Lopez hasn’t released the official music video for “Booty” yet, J.Lo is set to perform the track live on Fashion Rocks on September 9, airing on CBS.

Pitbull & Ke$ha’s “Timber” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard Dance Chart

Pitbull and Ke$ha haven’t been able to dethrone Eminem and Rihanna on the Billboard Hot 100 chart… But they still have plenty of reason to dance.

The 32-year-old Cuban American singer and Ke$ha’s high octane collaboration “Timber” has reached the No. 1 spot on this week’s Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Songs chart, which will be released on Thursday.

Pitbull and Ke$ha

The track, which duo wrote and recorded during their North American tour last May and June, was released on October 7, 2013 as the lead single from Pitbull’s second EP, Meltdown.

“Timber” has topped the charts in 10 countries including Sweden, Canada, Norway, Scotland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Austria and Germany and has peaked at No. 1 on the Hot 100. And the catchy song’s official music video, complete with donkeys, roosters and sexy line dancers, has registered more than 54.5 million views on VEVO.

It’s Pitbull’s latest dance-chart-topper…

His other dance hits include his three collaborations with Jennifer Lopez, “On The Floor,” “Dance Again” and “Live It Up.” His other No. 1 dance songs include “International Love” with Chris Brown and the remix to Enrique Iglesias’ “I Like How It Feels.”

Meanwhile, Pitbull’s collaboration with Christina Aguilera “Feel This Moment” peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

J.Lo Makes a Splash at the Premios Juventud, Receives World Icon Award

Jennifer Lopez knows how to get the party started…

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and her frequent collaborator Pitbull kicked off the 2013 Premios Juventud at the Bank United Center in Miami on Thursday night with a show-stopping performance.

Pitbull & Jennifer Lopez

Lopez and Pitbull took to the main stage to perform a medley of their dancetastic tunes: “On the Floor,” “Dance Again” and “Live It Up.”

The dynamic duo even made a big splash at their end of their performance, diving into a pool, clothes and all.

Later in the night, Lopez received with the World Icon Award.

“When I see all these images and your beautiful face, I feel very fortunate to be here tonight,” she told the audience. “What I have always wanted to do with my life is to create, dance, act and entertain; and be a good person.”

“I love what I do. I’m an artist. And I know that being a role model to my community means to be responsible for my actions,” added la Lopez. “I too am human, and I make mistakes. But I promise you that when I fall, I get up again. When I make a mistake, I learn the lesson and I am ready to confront the next challenge.”

“I accept this award with a lot of humility and I am enormously grateful.”

Lopez Releases New Single “Live It Up” Featuring Pitbull

Jennifer Lopez is livin’ it up with Pitbull… And, she’s urging you to do the same.

Only a few days after filming the music video in Florida, the 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress has released her new single “Live It Up“, the first single from her next album, which she’s currently working on with Chris Brown.

Jennifer Lopez

The 43-year-old entertainer teams up again with Pitbull, after two successful collaborations, “On the Floor” in 2011 and “Dance Again” last year, making “Live It Up” their third “annual” track together.

With the new four-minute up-tempo track, Lopez drops another potential dance floor smash, a lively RedOne production that features Pitbull’s bilingual rhyming skills delivered over a high-energy electro-beat.

While Mr. 305 preaches, “Make love. Don’t fight. Let’s f*** tonight,” J.Lo declares. “We can do anything we want / live it up / we ain’t stopping ’till we’re done / live it up.”

The lyric video makes for a fitting preview of the forthcoming music video, with all the tropical shots and colorful images shown in quick succession to go along with the fast beat of the new song.

Soon enough, fans will get to see J.Lo in her usual well-toned glory and Pitbull in his signature suit outfit with matching shades fit for the beach setting for the new music video they’ve shot with a sexy models like America’s Next Top Model alum Eva Marcille.

Lopez is expected to perform the new single when she appears on the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on May 19 and likewise on the American Idol season finale when she returns to the show as a musical guest in a couple of weeks.

Lopez to Perform on the “American Idol” Finale

Jennifer Lopez is heading back to the American Idol stage…

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress, who will perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, will reportedly return to American Idol for the first time since ending her judging stint last year.

Jennifer Lopez

La Lopez will perform on one night of this season’s two-part finale, according to E!.

Lopez will take the stage in front of current judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson on either May 15 or 16.

J. Lo shared the judges panel with Jackson and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler for two seasons.

While a song hasn’t been confirmed for the performance, Lopez will presumably play “Live It Up,” the first single from her next album, which will be released on May 8.

Like previous hits “On The Floor” and “Dance Again” — both of which were performed on the Idol stage — “Live It Up” was produced by RedOne and features Pitbull.

Lopez Collaborating with Chris Brown on Next Album

Jennifer Lopez is looking to get her old sound back… And she’s recruiting Chris Brown to help.

In an interview with Extra‘s Mario Lopez, the 43-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress confirmed that she’s teaming-up with the hip-hop superstar for her next studio album.

Jennifer Lopez & Chris Brown

The “Dance Again” songstress tweeted photos of herself with Brown inside the recording studio, one with her resting her head on the 23-year-old artist’s shoulder and another with the two posing for a snapshot with producer Cory Rooney.

“Yes, when we were in the studio, writing songs and just getting that ‘Jenny from the Block‘ flavor back,” la Lopez revealed about their work together. “We actually worked on a bunch of [title] ideas… and we talked about doing a duet together for his album.”

Although Lopez doesn’t have title for her upcoming album just yet, the former American Idol judge is determined to finish it for a summer release, choosing to focus on her new music and releasing it before she works on other projects.

“Every time I get a new song I’m like, ‘Oh, that could be a new title for the album’,” J.Lo said about her current title selection process.

Lopez will be returning the favor to Brown when she sings on a track on his forthcoming album X. Brown announced that he had a couple songs on his new album where she could make a smashing appearance. The talented singer/dancer also admitted how much he would like to make a music video with J.Lo, who’s known for her dancing skills as much as her singing.

Lopez Launches “J.Lo’s Christmas Gift” Drive

Jennifer Lopez isn’t looking forward to getting Christmas gifts this year… She’s actually excited about giving them.

“I love going and shopping for Christmas presents for everybody and making gifts for people and seeing their faces light up and surprising them; that’s where I get my joy,” says Lopez.

Jennifer Lopez

That’s why la Lopez launched her “J.Lo’s Christmas Gift” drive, asking her fans to donate to her three favorite charities (the Boys & Girls Club, the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the American Red Cross). In exchange, she’ll give someone two tickets to the last show of her Dance Again world tour in Puerto Rico on Saturday; she’ll even pay their airfare and hotel costs.

“It’s just that kind of doing something nice for somebody, and they do something nice back and kind of paying it forward,” she.

The contest, which was promoted on Twitter with the hashtag JLOSCHRISTMASGIFT, ended Monday.  She got the idea to use social media to encourage her fans to give back since becoming more involved in platforms like Twitter and Facebook and seeing how much response she’s received when she’s had contests.

“I thought, `What if every person I tweeted and asked for a follow donated a dollar?’ I have 13 1/2 million followers (on Twitter),” she said. “We can collect a lot of money for these charities that I work with that are literally close to my heart.”

Part of the reason Lopez chose the Red Cross is because of its relief work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated parts of New York City, where Lopez grew up. She hasn’t been back to New York since the October storm but her ex-husband, Marc Anthony, was affected.

“My babies (4-year-old twins Max and Emme) had to go there and visit their dad shortly after, and it was like, kind of a scary proposition to send them because I didn’t know what it was going to be like,” she said. “He was saying how his house had a tree fall in his front yard, and he couldn’t stay there and there was no electricity. Just knowing how so many people were affected by it and when you really hear the stats of it … there’s not enough you can do.”

Lopez will be heading home for the holidays; and she feels blessed to have been able to stage her first world tour, particularly spending much of it with her family: “It’s just been an amazing year.”