Why Selena Gomez Skipped the 2017 MTV VMAs

She's far, far away from Los Angeles.

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Tonight, Selena Gomez is nominated for two VMAs—one for the best dance song category ("It Ain't Me" with Kygo) and one for best collaboration (for her and Charlie Puth's "We Don't Talk Anymore"). But Gomez won't be at the show in Los Angeles tonight—and hinted so much during a radio interview August 18. "I don't know if I will [go to the VMAs]," Gomez said then. "I might be shooting but I cannot believe I got nominated, which is really cool, and I'm very upset that I won't be there."

Gomez is instead on the other side of the country, in New York City where she's filming her new Woody Allen film with Elle Fanning and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name). She gave her two costars an Instagram shoutout yesterday:

And Fanning responded back that she can't wait to shoot with Gomez:

Fanning and Chalamet are already in the city. They both shared Instagram stories of Manhattan yesterday:

Chalamet's Instagram story

Gomez's assistant Theresa Mingus also documented their flight to New York and the fact they left Saturday.

Gomez on the plane.
Mingus's Instagram story a couple hours ago, from Manhattan's Chelsea Market.

Gomez last attended the VMAs in 2015 with Taylor Swift:

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