"Selena Gomez saw a ghost once"

When I ask her where she’ll be at 26, Selena Gomez says, “I hope that I’ve left a bigger impact,” calling to mind a meteor crater or blast site, the imploded ruins of old Vegas hotels. A ten-year plan? “Oh, God. I don’t know,” she says. “I hope that I’m really happy by 30.” Her mother has always told her that 30 was the best year of her life and she hopes to follow in the footsteps of the woman who tore her baby from the Cracker Barrels and Days Inns of North Texas and drove them both to a land where her daughter’s face could build an empire. “I’m hoping I’m super satisfied with who I am.”

SELENA GOMEZ ENJOYS READING INSPIRATIONAL BOOKS such as The 48 Laws of Power. She is also reading 15 scripts for auditions. She still lives at her parents’ house, which is getting uncomfortable. She’s started looking for a place to live. One can imagine Mandy wandering the property in robe and slippers, searching for her daughter. Is she resting on the chaise in the guest foyer? Is she suspended upside down in the workout nook? Is she crouching in the dollhouse on the hillside? Selena Gomez does not appear to be anywhere.

SELENA GOMEZ AND HER MOTHER WATCHED EVERY ONE OF HARMONY KORINE’S MOVIES BEFORE SHE WENT TO AUDITION FOR SPRING BREAKERS. Her mom is intimately familiar with Korine’s catalog and even pulled up the man’s old Letterman interviews before they made the trip to his home in Nashville. A road trip mix to a Spring Breakers audition at Harmony Korine’s house might include “Lunacy” from the Swans album The Seer and maybe that Taylor Swift song about a girl on the bleachers.

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