Quickies: Selena Gomez & Meghan Trainor!
SELENA GOMEZ REVEALS REGRET OVER ALBUM COVER: Selena Gomez has revealed the regret she’s faced over her 2015 album cover, Revival. During the Hollywood Reporter’s Comedy Actress Roundtable, comedian Amy Schumer spoke on how Selena was sexualized at a young age. The singer, “I felt like it was very difficult for people to take me seriously. I have slowly pushed through that, and I’m really glad, but it was very frustrating. I felt like a joke, you know? I actually did an album cover and I was really ashamed after I did it. It was a choice that I wasn’t necessarily happy that I made but I think I’ve done my best at least. I’ve tried to be myself.” She continued, “I’m not an overly sexual person, sometimes I like to feel sexy but that doesn’t mean it’s for somebody else, it’s for me.” Gomez added, “I took control of the narrative of my life once I started becoming older because, growing up, I didn’t really have a choice. Now I understand that there are certain boundaries that I need to set for myself, and I respect and adore so many people, but I’ve got to do what’s best for me.”
MEGAN TRAINOR IS IN MOM-MODE FOR NEW ALBUM: Meghan Trainor is embracing motherhood in her new album, Takin It Back, which comes out on October 21st. According to Rolling Stone, Meghan said, “She’s a motha! I feel like my songwriting is much better since I had a C-section.” She welcomed her son Riley with actor Daryl Sabara in 2021. Takin It Back will be Meghan Trainor’s first album since 2020.