Fans of Selena Gomez, the charming and exceptionally talented young Disney starlet, best known for her role on the Disney Channelâ€™s Emmy-winning, Wizards of Waverly Place, launched her very own â€œOfficialâ€ website on Christmas day.
Gomez, in addition to her acting career, recently branched into musical recording territory and signed with Hollywood Records, releasing her freshman album, Kiss & Tell on September 29, 2009, and now has launched a new website that is currently under construction, which is part of a three phase building stage according to a statement made to the press by Market Wire, on Christmas Day.
Gomezâ€™s new â€œauthoritativeâ€ website, which is being constructed by Galt Mile Media encompasses, â€œa jukebox for her fans to listen to her music online,â€ as well as a place to â€œadvertise her songs and videos that are for sale at iTunes.”
The site will also be the definitive source to â€œfind out about the next upcoming show.â€
There will be a second stage to the website that â€œwill take approximately one month to complete and will consist of a custom content management system with a login administrator panel to edit the site.â€
Finally, “Phase 3″Â will add full social media capabilities â€œsuch as a Facebook style wall commenting system and chat features right on the websiteâ€
The website is targeted to wrap up completion towards the end of 2010, as it is estimated that there are approximately 260 programming hours needed.
According to a summation statement to the press, â€œThe goal of this website is to make it the hub of activity that will eventually replace her Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. â€œ
A wise move for the seventeen-year old performer whose fans are much younger and often look for â€œOfficialâ€ information rather than rumors about the entertainer.
Gomezâ€™s new website, which she herself owns is: www.OfficialSelenaGomezOnline.com.
Check it out as they already have posted the â€œNaturallyâ€ video from Selena Gomez and the Scene, which several days ago had been leaked online.
As far as Gomezâ€™s plans for new recordings, there have been â€œsome talks about about getting back to her roots and going country for her next album.â€
Either way, Gomez says, “I want an album that is passionate, fun, and empowering.”
One of my all time favorite Christmas tales is Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas from HBO. Here is a special clip when Kermit meets the Riverbottom Gang.
A father and son reunited after an international custody battle planned to spend their first holiday season together in five years at Disney World in Florida, a family friend said.
David Goldman and his 9-year-old son, Sean, arrived at Orlando International Airport just after 6 p.m. Thursday after meeting earlier at the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Sean Goldman had been living in Brazil since 2004 when his mother, Bruna Bianchi, took him to Rio de Janeiro for what was to have been a two-week vacation. She never returned, instead remarrying there and retaining custody of Sean. She died last year in childbirth.
The Goldmans will spend their first holiday season together in five years at Disney World, a family friend told CNN.
Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey, who flew to Rio to support constituent Goldman, called the father-son reunion “extraordinary” in a conference call with reporters.
The lawmaker said “there were lots of smiles, hugs” when the two were reunited. “They talked about basketball, the snowfall in New Jersey just recently and how much fun it is to play in the snow.”
The Christmas Eve reunion follows a five-year battle that involved U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and numerous Brazilian courtrooms.
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights can be seen nightly during the Christmas season at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here the lights dance to “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano.