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Exclusive: Valery Ortiz Remembers Selena On Anniversary Of Death

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Hit the Floor star Valery Ortiz says Selena Quintanilla-Pérez inspired her to finish what the late singer started.

On Tuesday, the 20th anniversary of the Selena’s death, HipHollywood caught up with Ortiz on the set of her VH1 show to talk about how the pop star changed her life as an entertainer. “I’m Latina and to see somebody again, gone too soon who was just on the brink of taking over the world.”

“People like Stephanie [Moseley], like Selena, so many countless others, they’re the ones who inspire us and keep that light in us to be like ‘you know what, they started something,” the Puerto Rica native said, also referring to her late co-star Stephanie Moseley who was shot and killed by her husband in December 2014.”I’m going to use what they put out there, that energy, and like ‘lets do this.'”

Season 3 of Hit the Floor is set to air this fall.

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Reports: Mariah Carey Signs With Jay Z’s RocNation

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We know Mariah Carey changes managers like she changes clothes, but her next move could be her best move. According to Page Six Carey is in talks with Jay Z’s Roc Nation to manage her career.

Roc Nation manages Rihanna, Shakira, J Cole and DJ Khaled to name a few.

Apparently, the pop diva is hoping Hov and his team can put her back on top now that she parted ways with former manager Stella Bulochnikov earlier this month.

Sources tell HipHollywood Carey is cleaning house, and has also fired her publicist, assistant and attorney Darrell Miller.

But one person who hasn’t gotten the boot is her back-up dancer boyfriend Bryan Tanaka. Rumors were swirling that she hired Tanaka to take over her day-to-day management, but he’s actually her creative director.

Carey just released her holiday movie Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, and is slated to bring her Christmas concerts back to the Beacon Theater in NYC this month. She hasn’t however dropped a new album in almost four years.

Fingers crossed this new partnership with Roc Nation brings about new music, and a Mariah / Jay Z collaboration. The two did make magic back in 1999 with their #1 single “Heartbreaker.”

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