Bindi-less Selena Gomez pleases critics
May 9th, 2013
05:33 PM ET

Bindi-less Selena Gomez pleases critics

For her new music video, Selena Gomez chose to be more culturally sensitive than she was during her recent MTV Movie Awards performance.

The 20-year-old singer drew criticism after she sang her new single "Come & Get It" at the April ceremony because she wore a bindi on her forehead.

The President of the Universal Society of Hinduism, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, called Gomez out for her use of the spiritual symbol, saying in a statement that "as a renowned performer, she should get acquainted with the basics of world religions."

It seems Gomez noted the negative reaction, as she appears sans bindi in her music video for "Come & Get It." In a statement on May 8, Zed praised the decision.

Gomez herself, meanwhile, has been busy talking about - who else? - her on-again, off-again beau Justin Bieber.

Their breakup, the singer/actress tells InStyle in its June issue, was "crazy and very intense."

As for their future, Gomez sounds like she's taking it day-by-day.

"It's uncomfortable that everywhere I go, people know," she says.  "I don't like that. But Justin and I never really focused on the attention. You can't help who you date. So I wouldn't swear off that or say that's what I want again. I don't know. I'm a kid, and a breakup is normal. I have to go through the emotions and feel it out. I'm doing my own thing, being with my friends, and he's doing very well too."


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  1. Stephen Daugherty

    I think the reporter who wrote this story would do well to explain what a bindi is.

    May 24, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. This is about the sausage....talk too me please...

    thank you

    May 13, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. :P ж

    ж

    May 13, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. .

    May 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. May I come over

    her boobs?

    May 13, 2013 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. THAT STORY WAS ABOUT HER BY THE WAY...

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    May 13, 2013 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. DOWSIDE OF BEING DRY...

    MEETING ME..

    May 13, 2013 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. M.A.P.

    Nothing better than hearing a big fat old man taking a poop in the morning. Ahhh plop!

    May 13, 2013 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. PRINT THIS ENTIRE THING OUT AND MATCH DO DRIVE AND BLOG NAMES.

    THANKS

    May 13, 2013 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  10. GULF FILE

    THANKS

    May 13, 2013 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  11. YOU ALL THE CAT FILES FROM PREVIOUS COMPS RIGHT?

    ..

    May 13, 2013 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. SHE IS STILL PLAYING WITH US...THANKS

    OVERNIGHT MACHINE

    May 13, 2013 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  13. SHE HAS ADDED MORE FILES ON....BEST SCENARIO TO OVERNIGHT THIS MACHIN

    THANKS

    May 13, 2013 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  14. We can overnight this machine...let me knw...

    =

    May 13, 2013 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  15. Can we overnight this machine?

    ===

    May 13, 2013 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  16. "Outside" machines for quick discussion

    meeting too discuss selena tickets too her show

    May 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  17. mgloss c

    she is georgous

    May 11, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  18. dew c

    conf monday

    May 11, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  19. skie in C

    selena is lovely and i'm so happy she has established herself in her music career.

    May 11, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Crack is BACK!

    Hoes!

    May 11, 2013 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  21. Lizard Lance

    I can't stand Justin Beiber. The fact he has been boinking Selena Gomez makes me hate him even more!!!!

    May 11, 2013 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  22. PlinyFan

    anybody see cat today...so much to talke about

    May 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Report abuse on Pliny comments ... CNN mods are on it.

    hack into IP to confirm. thanks.

    May 10, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  24. M.A.P.

    Wow Jenifer Lopez looks much younger after her full body surgery! It must've hurt!

    May 10, 2013 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  25. I'M OUT OF THIS NOW...JUST CONFIRM AND GET IT...DONE...

    GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE...COM WILL BE ON YOUR DESK TOMORROW MORNING...STOP THE BLACKBERRYS ALREADY

    May 9, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  26. accounts, sticky finger, ebt all point to same person

    thanks

    May 9, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  27. BANGING BRIBE...NOT FOR LONG KITS..

    CONFIRM HER AND GET RID OF HER.

    May 9, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  28. TREE FILES.

    -

    May 9, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  29. A BUNCH OF QUEENS FILES....

    ====

    May 9, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  30. CONFIRM HER AND GET RID OF HER...

    thanks

    May 9, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  31. can we open lot pics?

    all of it...

    May 9, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Figure out who cat is ... i'm gonzo...we did it...

    selena is a no talent

    May 9, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Figure who cat is and we're done...thanks

    lmao

    May 9, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Have a good weekend Ann

    thanks a million

    May 9, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Ann

    She does seem like a Hispanic version of Jennifer Lopez.

    May 9, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  36. all printed..

    this child is gift from god.....great dancer, singer, beauty...she reminds me of jennifer lopez

    May 9, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lucifer

      Actually, J-Lo was my idea. The Man Upstairs had nothing to do with it. She signed a contract with me. So did Lilo, Beyonce, & Nicki Minaj. Jokes on them. They're all gonna end up like Whitney, and they'll be mine for eternity.

      May 9, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • take care cat...

      nice knowing you...baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

      May 9, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Katfiles

    she has an amazing voice...all the bedst

    May 9, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  38. SPLOOOOOOOOOOOGE !!!!!!!!!

    .

    May 9, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  39. M.A.P.

    HAHAHahahahah!!!! Thanks for the great tipp!

    May 10, 2013 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  40. Pliny

    How very "mature" of you. Not! What are you, 12? Please, get back to class and let the adults blog in peace.

    May 10, 2013 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  41. Lizard Lance

    Apparently your mind stopped maturing when you were...FOUR? You are an idiot.

    May 11, 2013 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  42. M.A.P.

    Your friend Lynn sounds like a big loose w h o r e!

    May 10, 2013 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |

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