INTERVIEW: Selena Gomez Hits The Slot Machines At Tour Stop

Ralphie Aversa  —  10/31/2013 — Leave a comment

Selena Gomez brought her “Stars Dance Tour” to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. on Saturday. The former Disney star had not performed at the casino and resort since turning 21, so she took the party post-show to the slot machines and an upscale lounge.

“I attempted to do the slot things,” Gomez attempted to explain in an interview that aired on “The Ralphie Show” Monday night. “I don’t know anything about it. I just put something in and pressed buttons and it just… I couldn’t do it.”

In Gomez’s defense, some of the newer slot machines can be a little confusing, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing.

“I think I should actually spend time to learn but I just got excited and we ended up just being in a lounge dancing to like Destiny’s Child, so we were fine,” Gomez said of the rest of her evening. A number of dancers and tour members joined the starlet at Mohegan Sun’s Vista Lounge at Wombi Rock – a venue she called “beautiful” earlier in the interview.

On stage, there were no mishaps for Gomez, who is in the midst of a trek that last seemingly through the year’s end when holiday radio shows are added in. Last week, the artist found herself on TMZ for reasons that did not involve her personal life; rather a small misstep in which she slipped and fell off stage. No pun intended, Gomez seems to be taking it all in stride.

“I was actually really happy, because honestly, four years of performing and that was the first time ever (that it happened),” Gomez revealed. “It’s probably going to happen again anyways but, it was funny because I got off going, ‘Well, four years and I did it.’”

The blooper may serve the purpose of showing her fans that she’s just like them. Gomez already plays this role well – whether it is during a mid-show confessional to thousands of screaming teens or playfully posing for a selfie with a girl backstage in a meet-and-greet. The singer also noted that she shops in the same places that the girls buying her album probably frequent.

“I just go shopping and if I see cute tops… I don’t know. Plus, every girl goes to Forever 21 or like Urban Outfitters,” Gomez said. Obviously with her celebrity status, Gomez doesn’t exactly qualify as “every girl,” but she scoffed at the notion that she isn’t shopping for her own clothes.

“What do you think I do?” she asked. I responded that perhaps someone does her shopping or the stores send clothes to her. “I mean I do get really awesome gifts every now and then but I like to shop.”

Amidst all of this singing, dancing, and shopping – Gomez also finds time to act in movies. She has two films set to be released in 2014, and will be involved in the anticipated adaption of “Thirteen Reasons Why” novel.

“A lot of my fans have been wanting to know because I’ve had that book for a while,” she said. “It’s just that books are so hard to translate in to something that will do the book justice. It’s always the, ‘Oh OK, this is not as good as the book.’ So, we want to do it justice; for the author, for these kids because it’s such a powerful message. It is still happening. We’d just rather it be great than rush it.”

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