We knew Selena Gomez was working on new music, but Hollywood Life has just learned that her best friend Taylor Swift has been helping out with the songwriting.

Swift reportedly sat down with Gomez on a few occasions to talk about the writing process, and she's also made some suggestions that Gomez liked and has included. Gomez has written some of her own songs in the past -- nine off her last four albums -- but none of them became huge hits.

Swift is one of the most successful songwriters in the business, so her input should help Gomez come up with a few big songs.

Short 'Degrassi' recess

"Degrassi" lives on.

Although TeenNick announced the cancellation of "Degrassi: The Next Generation" on Thursday, the franchise will continue on Netflix with "Degrassi: Next Class" beginning next year.

DHX Media, which distributes the teen series, made the announcement Tuesday. Entertainment Weekly reports that Netflix and Canada's Family Channel will air 20 new episodes of "Degrassi" next year. Netflix tweeted to fans to "meet the next class."

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