Leaked Selena Trailer Rocks Fans: "It Looks Like A Horror Film"

To add insult to injury. 

Not only are Selena Quintanilla fans furious with Telemundo’s effort to adapt journalist María Celeste Arrarás’s book El Secreto de Selena – believed to be filled with lies and centered on her killer's voice – into a television production. To add insult to injury, a leaked trailer from the series emerges a gory sight, and fans of the Queen of Tejano are up in arms about it, chin-checking the folks behind the show for the graphic depiction of their reina.

The two-minute teaser opens with Yolanda Saldivar shooting the Tex-Mex superstar. What follows next, depicted in security-style footage, shows Selena walking out of a hotel room and into the lobby for help—her clothes drenched in blood.

YouTube commenters were appalled to say the least. Fans reacted with serious distaste, calling the clip "trash" and a "betrayal." Some were so disturbed, they described the blatant "disrespect" as watching a "horror film."

"Couldn’t [María Celeste] have at least left out all the blood?” one YouTuber asked.

The book, which also alleges Selena had an affair,  is denounced by family members of the late singer.  Celeste Arrarás’s responded to the backlash, taking to Instagram with a open letter to Selena fans.

Carta abierta a los fans de Selena: Con todo respeto los invito a que no se dejen cegar por personas que llaman a un boycott de mi libro El Secreto de Selena y de la mini serie basada en el libro que verán en el futuro en las pantalla de televisión. Ese boycott está basado en la premisa errónea de que escribí el libro basándome en el testimonio de la asesina Yolanda Saldivar y que lo hice para ganar dinero explotando la memoria de la querida Selena. Ambas premisas son completamente falsas y la mejor evidencia de ello es que Yolanda Saldivar se enfureció muchísimo tras leer el libro que la delata como la persona que le mintió y manipuló a Selena hasta su último respiro. Para aquellos que,tal vez, no lo recuerdan desde el primer día done 100% de las ganancias de el libro. No recibí un solo centavo. Aunque no estaba en la obligación de hacerlo, fue mi decisión para demostrar que el libro es producto de una investigación seria y extensa,nunca fue un vehículo para obtener dinero. Lo escribí escuchando la música de Selena de fondo y con todo el respeto que su memoria merece. Todo lo que sale en el libro fue confirmado con varias fuentes,no con una ni con dos. Por eso nadie jamás ha podido demandar. Llevo 30 años de carrera porque siempre me he destacado por la seriedad que le pongo a mis proyectos. Mi meta con el libro fue compartir las conclusiones de mi investigación que incluye miles de documentos legales,testimonios,informes policiales y entrevistas. Todo eso me dio una idea clara de que llevo a Selena a su trágica muerte de cómo fueron sus últimos días y de por qué Saldivar le disparo. No soy la primera ni la única periodista que escribe un libro basado en su trabajo. Se han publicado infinidad de libros sobre famosos que han muerto y sobre las circunstancias de su muerte. Por ejemplo hay libros sobre las muertes de John F Kennedy,Marilyn Monroe,Natalie Wood-entre otros. Tengo la conciencia tranquila de que escribí el libro para proveerle un cuadro completo de lo que vivió Selena a sus millones de fans. No hay una sola página que le falte el respeto ni manche su nombre. (Ojo-comentarios ofensivos serán borrados y la cuenta del usuario será bloqueada)

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No matter where you land on the furious spectrum, the show will go on as part of Telemundo's 2017-2018 lineup.

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According to the New York Daily News, Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa was one of the witnesses called to the stand during the 61-year-old's criminal preceding in the States. Chapo is being hit with a laundry list of charges including money laundering, conspiracy, firearms and international distribution of cocaine, meth, heroin, and marijuana.

Cifuentes confessed Chapo went behind his back and made a deal with his siblings who are also involved in their illegal activities to be a source for methamphetamine so that he can turn a profit in his business.

Cifuentes said that Chapo neglected the fact that meth is extremely addictive and can damage the physical and mental state of young people who consume it and purchased from his sister and brother, the drug's precursor ephedrine.

“Don Joaquín knows I (didn’t) like to f**k around with ephedrine,” Cifuentes said in the courtroom.

It wasn't until after a plane that carried Colombian-imported cocaine crashed on it's trip to Mexican that Cifuentes' siblings came clean and admitted they took a deal with Chapo as it the ephedrine was also in the cargo of the aircraft.

Cifuentes escaped to Venezuela in 2010 around the time these incidents were going down and changed his mind regarding meth out of desperation for money, saying that “Hunger made me change my mind."

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Miss Spain Angela Ponce Becomes First Trans Miss Universe Contestant

Angela Ponce didn’t walk away with the crown during last night’s Miss Universe pageant (Dec. 16), but she did end up being a winner in her own right. Ponce, who represented her country of Spain, is the first transgender woman to compete in the Miss Universe pageant.

“This is for you, for those who have no visibility, no voice, because we all deserve a world of respect, inclusion and freedom,” the model wrote on Instagram Friday (Dec. 14). “And today I am here, proudly representing my nation, all women and human rights.” Catriona Gray, the 24-year-old Miss Philippines, walked away with the crown over models from South Africa and Venezuela, who came in second and third.

Ponce, 27, was crowned Miss Spain back in June, beating out 22 contestants for the win. At the time of that win, she told The Associated Press, “If my going through all this contributes to the world moving a little step forward, then that’s a personal crown that will always accompany me.”

The pageant, formerly owned by Donald Trump, lifted its ban on transgender contestants in 2012. This is the same year that Jenna Talackova of Canada threatened legal action against the organization, who was rejected because she was not a “naturally born” female.

Congrats on making history, Miss Spain.

 

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Que honor y orgullo poder ser parte de la historia de @missuniverse. Esto es por ustedes, por aquellos que no tienen visibilidad, ni voz, porque todos merecemos un mundo de respeto, inclusión y libertad. Y hoy estoy aquí, representando con orgullo a mi nación, a todas las mujeres y a los derechos humanos. • #missuniverse #missuniverso #confidentlybeautiful #thailand #bangkok #roadtomissuniverse #67thmissuniverse #angelaponce #spain #preliminar

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This includes J Balvin being one of the most streamed artists on Spotify, Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy scoring stellar Grammy nominations, the rising appeal of Harlem rapper Melii, the return of Wisin Y Yandel and Bad Bunny sprinkling the gift that is Latin trap on your getting ready playlists.

But there were also artists who took big risks like Kali Uchis' coy yet forward voice in R&B, Jessie Reyez's dynamic voice and collaborations with the likes of Eminem and many more.

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