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Selena Gomez Is Launching a Cooking Show

The businesswoman is making the most of her cooking sessions by turning them into a 10-episode unscripted series for HBO Max.


Steven Klein

Celebrities are slowly but surely finding ways to still get a paycheck while quarantine. (The Biebers even made reality TV out of an afternoon on a row boat.) But no one has been as smart about it as Selena Gomez, who’s making the most of her at-home cooking sessions by turning them into a 10-episode unscripted series for HBO Max. An added bonus: She’ll also pick up some “invaluable” tips and tricks from a range of “master chefs.”

“Like many of us, while being home I find myself cooking more and experimenting in the kitchen,” Gomez said in a statement. “I’ve always been very vocal about my love of food. I think I’ve been asked hundreds of times in interviews if I had another career, what would I do and I’ve answered that it would be fun to be a chef.”

Gomez will both star in and executive produce the series, which HBO describes as an “unapologetically authentic cookalong.” And since she “definitely” doesn’t have any formal training, HBO Max is providing backup. “Despite her many talents, it remains to be seen if cooking is one of them,” the streaming service noted. They’ve arranged for different master chef to join Gomez remotely each episode, which will also highlight a food-related charity.

Against all odds, business is booming for Gomez during the pandemic. The singer, actress, and entrepreneur is also forging ahead with Rare Beauty, which she announced in February. In fact, the innovative makeup and wellness line seems to be the only company on Earth that’s currently hiring.

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