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Selena Gomez And George Shelley Reportedly Hang Out

Popstar Gomez cancels Russia shows over ‘anti-gay’ visa woes

Completing her look was a trendy pair of ripped boy jeans that she cuffed around her ankles, adding a youthful touch to her confidently sexy ensemble. A break: The 21-year-old appeared to be enjoying some time-off after the Russian leg of her tour was cancelled Salute: The Come And Get It singer waved to her fans outside of her hotel Meanwhile, the Come & Get It singer was scheduled to host a pair of shows later this month, but Russian officials turned down her visa application, forcing her to cancel the concerts. Their reason for the refusal is reportedly fear that the star will follow in the footsteps of Madonna and Lady Gaga and speak out about gay rights during the show. Selena had been set to play at St. Petersburg’s Ice Palace on September 23 and Moscow’s Olimiisky stadium on September 25, but a rep told E! News that she will no longer be attending. Quite the adventure: The star was mobbed by fans outside of the Milanese couture shop Hands full: Selena looked to have had a successful day of retail therapy Russian conservatives attempted to file lawsuits against both of those pop phenomena in the spirit of the controversial and vaguely worded law banning the promotion of ‘nontraditional sexual relationships’ to minors, which Russia adopted in June, reported the Moscow Times . The Material Girl and the Poker Face singers each gave very public shout outs in 2012 against the laws to show their support of the LBGT community, leading to the threat of prosecution by the former Eastern Bloc government. But Selena may have had other things to occupy her thoughts as she perused the various shops in the city of Milan. Giving her time: Gomez posed for mementos with a mob of her Italian fans The Italian mob: The young woman cuddled up to her admirers Squeezed in: Selena almost disappeared in the sea of fans She made headlines in June when she flirted with teen idol George Shelley during an interview. And now it seems Gomez is dating the Union J singer as the two enjoyed a romantic evening in Portugal together last week. According to The Sun , the Spring Breakers star flew out young George along with his bandmates to be the opening act for her performance in Portugal on Wednesday last week. Coming through: The former Disney princess was escorted through the crowd Making her way: The star was overwhelmed with fans as she walked back to her hotel Good sport: Gomez gave a good deal of her time to the Milanese fans The paper reports that after the sold out show Gomez spent the evening with Shelley alone in her hotel room. ‘Everyone else left the room at 2 a.m.

Selena Gomez Cancels Russian Concerts After Being Denied Visa Amidst Anti-Gay Speculation

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) 2013 Billboard Music Awards – Show LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 19: Singer Selena Gomez performs onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Selena Gomez Singer Selena Gomez backstage at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for MTV/AP Images) Selena Gomez IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR MTV – Singer Selena Gomez perform onstage at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for MTV/AP Images) Selena Gomez IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR MTV – Singer Selena Gomez perform onstage at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for MTV/AP Images) MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 – Show BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – NOVEMBER 06: MTV Europe Music Awards Hostess Selena Gomez performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images) 2011 People’s Choice Awards – Show LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 05: Singer Selena Gomez onstage during the 2011 People’s Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for PCA) Selena Gomez U.S. pop singer Selena Gomez, center, performs during a concert in Montevideo, Uruguay, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico) Selena Gomez Performs At Mandalay Bay In Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 10: Singer Selena Gomez performs at the Mandalay Bay Events Center September 10, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Selena Gomez Performs At Mandalay Bay In Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 10: Singer Selena Gomez performs at the Mandalay Bay Events Center September 10, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) 2011 Teen Choice Awards – Show UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – AUGUST 07: Singer Selena Gomez of Selena Gomez & The Scene perform onstage during the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2010 – Show LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 05: Selena Gomez performs at the KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2010 on December 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images) Z100’s Jingle Ball 2010 Presented By H&M – Show NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 10: Selena Gomez performs during Z100’s Jingle Ball 2010 at Madison Square Garden on December 10, 2010 in New York City.

Hands full: Selena looked to have had a successful day of retail therapy

“I respect the LGBT community full heartedly, but I implore the world not to boycott the Olympic Games because of Russias stance on LGBT rights or lack thereof.” Click here for the full story. Lady Gaga “The Russian government is criminal,” the Mother Monster tweeted in August. “Oppression will be met with revolution. Russian LGBTs you are not alone. We will fight for your freedom.” She also noted: “Sending bravery to LGBTs in Russia. The rise in government abuse is archaic. Hosing teenagers with pepper spray? Beatings? Mother Russia?” Click here for the full story. Blake Skjellerup The New Zealand speed skater, who is openly gay, told HuffPost Live’s Josh Zepps that a boycott would hurt the athletes themselves more than Russia. “I don’t support a boycott at all,” he said. “I believe the greatest way to bring about change is to have a presence. Being present in Sochi is going to be greater for the cause than not being there at all.” Click here for the full story. Cher The legendary singer-actress said she turned down the chance to perform at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi because of Russia’s anti-gay law.

Gomez has cancelled concerts planned in St. Petersburg and Moscow for Monday and Wednesday because delays meant she would not receive her visa in time, organisers said. “Up to the last moment, we thought the problem would be resolved, but it turned out that things aren’t so simple in our country,” a representative of the concert’s organisers, Russian Entertainment Academy, told the RIA-Novosti news agency. Russia introduced stricter visa rules for pop stars arriving on tour after US stars Madonna and Lady Gaga used their concerts to make strong statements backing gay rights. Gomez, 21, who was a child star in Disney films and television shows before becoming a pop singer, this year reportedly attended the Los Angeles gay pride festival. The tightening of the visa regime for pop stars came after complaints from an outspoken Russian lawmaker, Vitaly Milonov. Milonov was also one of the key backers of a new law banning promotion of homosexuality to minors, which has prompted international outrage and criticism from stars such as openly gay British actor Stephen Fry. President Vladimir Putin in June signed the law, which activists say can be used to ban any gay-themed event. Milonov asked prosecutors to investigate the visa rules for foreign stars giving concerts after Madonna handed out pink ribbons symbolising gay rights and Lady Gaga told fans “You can be gay in my house” at shows in Russia last year. Until recently, stars on tour received visas from the Russian culture ministry in a simplified procedure. Russia then outlawed the practice, leading to confusion and wrangles between concert producers and the migration service. After a period of confusion in which it was not clear what type of visas performers could apply for, one of the producers of Gomez’s concert, Andrei Agapov, told Business FM radio it was agreed she could apply for a business visa. However by then it was too late for the singer to get her paperwork in order. Milonov denied any responsibility for the cancellation of Gomez’s concerts, however.

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