It’s order’s up for Selena + Chef as HBO Max announced Thursday that the quarantine cooking show will return for season two. With the sophomore season, the singer can look forward to whipping up even more delicious and challenging dishes in the comfort of her home.
“Learning from some of the best chefs in the world has vastly improved my cooking skills but I have a lot more to learn. I am looking forward to challenging myself in the kitchen on the next season,” Gomez said.
The unscripted quarantine cooking show sees the “Lose You To Love Me” singer prepare a wide variety of dishes, while a slew of expert chefs virtually guide her through each and every step. Selena + Chef, which premiered on HBO Max earlier in August, featured Gomez teaming up with culinary masters including Antonia Lofaso, Ludo Lefebvre, Roy Choi and Tanya Holland. In each episode, guest chefs highlight a charity of their choosing.
Season two of Selena + Chef not only brings the show a new set of recipes ranging in difficulty, but also a new slate of culinary experts and charities to be highlighted.
During HBO’s leg of the virtual CTAM tour, Gomez and Selena + Chef producer Aaron Saidman revealed that the first season of 10-episode series was filmed remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The filming process entailed crew rigging cameras inside Gomez’s kitchen and living room and controlling the machines from outside.
The singer-actress also shared that participating in the show and rediscovering a passion for food and cooking has helped her get out of her quarantine rut.
“[The show] was an opportunity to make something that could make people smile,” she said at CTAM.
Selena + Chef is executive produced by Gomez via her July Moon Productions. Saidman, Leah Hariton and Eli Holzman also executive produce for Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation.
Gomez is represented by WME, Lighthouse Management + Media, Ziffren Brittenham LLP.
After weeks of teasing a new single with a feature from a high-profile musician, Blackpink has finally shared the name of the star who will join them on their forthcoming release, and just as was expected, its one of the biggest names in the business.
Pop superstar Sleena Gomez has just been revealed as the musician who will collaborate with Blackpink on their next single, which already has a release date…but somehow not a name. The tune is expected on Friday, August 28, but the band hasn’t yet shared the title of the track. That will likely come at some point in the not-too-distant future, as fans don’t need to wait long to hear what the five women have created in the studio.
The Blackpink/Gomez joint effort will serve as the second official single from the South Korean girl group’s forthcoming debut full-length Blackpink: The Album, which has been announced for October 2. So far, Gomez is the only featured act on the set, though the quartet hasn’t dropped the full tracklist, so that could change whenever they do share the information.
The as-yet-untitled song follows hot on the feels of “How You Like That,” the lead single from Blackpink: The Album, which arrived just a few weeks ago. The tune, a high-energy trap-pop smash, peaked at No. 33 on the Hot 100, tying their previously-set peak position. Coincidentally, the group had first reached the top 40 just a few frames prior to the launch of their own new single with “Soru Candy,” a collaboration with pop icon Lady Gaga.
Gomez joining Blackpink on their next single could mean they have major things in store. Her presence may help the tune hit new highs on a number of charts, and it could sway some who aren’t familiar with the group, both in and outside the music industry, to click play on the cut on streaming services and YouTube. In fact, the cut already tands a good shot at becoming a major win for all involved, and there’s no telling how high up the Billboard rankings it could climb.
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) August 12, 2020