8@8: Your Morning Scoop

Selena is finally getting behind the camera

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Today is...

National Bell Bottoms Day! We dig it.

News of the Day:

+ Selena Gomez announced that she'll be adding producer to her resume soon with a new show for Freeform (the channel formerly known as ABC Family). The still-untitled drama will be set in L.A., and will follow a low-income, 18-year-old Latina girl who is "destined for greatness." Oh, and it's based on a real story. Here's hoping it lives up to the network's descriptions as a "Latina Empire."

+ Dream collab alert: perfect person Ellie Goulding has just confirmed that she'll be coming out with a new single with Calvin Harris any day now. The two haven't released any more details, but we're expecting amazing things.

Get ready for what may be the most bizarre designer collaboration of all times: Alice + Olivia and the Grateful Dead. Yes, you read that correctly. Next Wednesday, the brand is holding a "see now, buy now" fashion show in L.A. that will feature the collection. We're not exactly sure what to expect, but it's bound to be interesting.

Technology can help accomplish incredible feats, creating our favorite music not least among them. That's why we're pumped about Music x Technology, a new initiative by Microsoft to showcase fresh collabs made possible by the company's innovations. First up: Neon Indian, Phantogram, and DJ/producer Matthew Dear.

+ Ultimate cool girl Suki Waterhouse directed the music video for Clare Maguire's dreamy new track, "Elizabeth Taylor," and we're betting it'll be the most hauntingly beautiful thing you see and/or hear all day.

Deal of the Day:

Take up to 70 percent off of designer items at Opening Ceremony.

Advice of the Day:

"You have to not only live your life in spite of people who don’t understand you—you have to have more fun than they do.” —Taylor Swift

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