Eliza Gold
April 23, 2016 11:18 am
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Selena Gomez arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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If there’s one thing you can rely on each day, it’s the circulation of a new Selena Gomez rumor. Is she back with Justin Bieber? Is she really BFFs with Taylor Swift? Is she mad Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift had dinner together? It’s entirely possible that each piece of gossip is purely fiction, but according to Billboard.com, Lifetime is about to clear it all up.

In a newly released slate of the network’s upcoming female-driven projects, Executive Vice President Liz Gateley confirmed that there’s going to be a scripted series about Selena Gomez’s life and we cannot wait!

The 23 year-old multi-talented artist was born in Grand Prairie, Texas and made her acting debut on Barney and Friends. She then went on to star in the Disney Channel hit show, Wizards of Waverly Place, which led to a fully fledged film and music career, as well as modeling campaigns for Adidas and Pantene.

However, whether or not the forthcoming show will focus on a certain period of Gomez’s life or cover every step since the beginning is still unknown. All that is currently confirmed about the exciting project is that the 23-year-old Texas native has signed on to produce, along with Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti.

Gomez’s prodigious story is an excellent fit for the “fempire” that Lifetime is establishing. With this new slate of shows, Lifetime is hoping to satisfy viewers’ desire for more women-driven programming. Other projects in the lineup include movies as well as scripted and unscripted series produced by female powerhouses such as Serena Williams, Janet Jackson, Eva Longoria, and Amy Schumer.

According to Gateley, the “fempire” call to action was a semantically disputed topic at its inception. Earlier conversations focused on the word “feminism,” but some folks at the network were concerned the 35+ audience would resist embracing that term.

“We wanted a word that [all ages] would hear and not have to fear it meant we’d be preachy or earnest with our fists in the air,” Gateley told Billboard.

Well our fists are down and our DVRs are ready! Let us be the first to sign up for a one-way ticket to the Fempire!

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