Showing posts with label Shakira. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shakira. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Christina Aguilera Hilariously Impersonates Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Cher, Sia And Shakira For "The Voice"

Christina Aguilera has impersonated her fellow female pop stars on The Voice's season eight finale on Tuesday.

Aguilera, 34, did her best impressions of Cher, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Shakira and Sia in the hilarious clip.

Christina recreated the celebrities' well-known appearances.

For Miley, she copied the "We Can't Stop" image. For Lady Gaga, she played on her 2009 VMAs look. 

For the Shakira part, she mimicked her accent and her periphrastic reviews. For her "Burlesque" co-star Cher, she imitated her straightforward personality and her "If I Could Turn Back Time" look. 

For the Sia bit, she wore a huge blonde wig and was joined by a mini-me. For her former "Mickey Mouse Club" Britney Spears, Christina donned an outfit inspired by Spears' "Baby One More Time" video and presented the Princess of Pop as easily pleased, dumb and absolutely confused. 

There is no doubt that Aguilera's singing career always depended on her amazing voice, but it seems that hitting high notes isn't her only vocal talent.

Check out the funny video below… 

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Shakira Welcomes Second Child With Gerard Pique

Shakira welcomed her second child with her boyfriend Gerard Pique.  

Shakira, 37, gave birth to a baby boy on Thursday in Barcelona, Spain.

"We are happy to announce the birth of Sasha Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 29 at 9:54pm, in Barcelona," a statement on Shakira's website read, adding: "The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means "defender of mankind" and "warrior."

The hospital confirmed that both mother and child are fine.

Pique's father also opened up about the birth.

"He's called Sasha which is Alexander in Russian," Amador Bernabéu revealed to reporters (via Hello), adding: "They've told me he looks like Gerard. Milan looked like Shakira when he was born but this one looks more like his father."

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shakira Pregnant With Second Child

Shakira has confirmed she is pregnant!

Rumors ran wild for weeks that Shakira, 37, and her husband Gerard Piqué, 27, were expecting their second child together and now the singer has admitted her pregnancy.

Shakira revealed the great news to the Spanish version of Cosmopolitan.

In the upcoming issue of the magazine, Shakira declared: "Yes, I'm pregnant."

The outlet teased the full interview on stands on September and, in fact, claimed the pair were expecting a son.

Shakira also gushed that her affair with Piqué is flawless and they couldn't be more in love.

Shakira was quoted as saying: "Seeing me in love is a constant state, there are no questions as the answer is simply there."

Shakira and Piqué already have 19-month-old son Milan together and are thrilled about the prospect of becoming parents again.

Colombian singer Carlos Vives, a close pal of Shakira, let their exciting news slip during an interview on Fox News Latino in July, claiming: "Yes, she is pregnant and she's very happy."

The pregnancy rumors had began after Shakira seemed to be flaunting a baby bump during the World Cup.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Shakira Feels Grateful To Perform At FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony

Shakira feels absolutely grateful to perform at FIFA World Cup Closing Ceremony.

"I just feel so grateful for the opportunity to come back to perform at the closing ceremony of this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil. It feels right," Shakira, 37, recently confessed to THR, adding: "The fans have shown the most incredible support for this song, and I can't wait to perform it for them."

Just in case you have missed it, Shakira is going to sing her track "La la la (Brazil 2014)" at the 2014 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony on Sunday (July 13).

Are you looking forward to watching Shakira's performance?

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Shakira Performs "Empire" At Billboard Music Awards 2014 (VIDEO)

Shakira took the stage to sing a brand new track at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.  

Shakira, 37, performed her new smash hit "Empire" from her latest self-titled album, which is available in stores.

Check out the video below… 

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Shakira Walks Red Carpet Before Her Big Performance At the Billboard Music Awards 2014 (PHOTOS)

Shakira impressed the crowd as she arrived appearing absolutely stunning at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.  

Shakira, 37, is scheduled to perform tonight at the big music event.

"TONIGHT Shakira will perform Empire at the @OfficialBBMAs! U.S. folks can watch on ABC at 8/7c" Shakira's team posted on twitter earlier in the day.

Check out more photos below…

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Shakira On Joke About Gerard Pique: "Jealousy Has Never Been An Issue"

Shakira sets the record straight about recent remarks that made it look like boyfriend Gerard Pique was possessive and controlling.  

In a Billboard interview, Shakira, 37, was quoted as describing Pique, 27, as "very territorial" and stating he "no longer lets me do videos with men."

But Shakira cleared up any misunderstanding about the pair's relationship in a new post on facebook.

Shakira wrote: "Hey guys - I recently said in some interviews that my man could be territorial. For the record, I was being humorous and now I see that some press took it very literally!"

"The reality is that we have a beautiful relationship of mutual trust, and jealousy has never been an issue on either side," Shakira went on, adding: "Next time I promise, I'll be more careful when attempting to use my sense of humor, as clearly it can be easily misinterpreted!"

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Shakira: "Gerard Pique Won't Let Me Do Music Videos With Men Anymore"

Gerard Pique won't "let" Shakira do music videos with men anymore and she claims that she is ok with it.  

In a Billboard cover story, Shakira, 37, revealed she asked Pique, 27, for permission to film her racy "Can't Remember to Forget You" music video with Rihanna.

"He's very territorial, and since he no longer lets me do videos with men, well, I have to do them with women," Shakira was quoted as saying, laughing in the interview.

Shakira went on: "It's more than implied in our relationship that I can't do videos like I used to. It's out of the question - which I like, by the way."

"I like that he protects his turf and he values me, in a way that the only person that he would ever let graze my thigh would be Rihanna," Shakira added.

The pair welcomed son Milan Piqué Mebarak on January 22, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain, where the family lives.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Shakira And Rihanna Release "Can't Remember to Forget You" (AUDIO)

Shakira and Rihanna have debuted "Can't Remember to Forget You." 

Shakira and Rihanna's highly anticipated duet is an upbeat tune.

Do you find it infectious?

Check out "Can't Remember to Forget You" below... 

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Shakira Birthday

Just in case you are curious about when is Shakira's birthday, Shakira (full name: Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll) was born on 2 February 1977, which means she is 36 years old.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Shakira Leaves "The Voice Season 5"

Shakira's inaugural season on "The Voice" isn't over yet, but the new coach is aware she will not be coming back in the fall.

"It was a hard decision for me to make, because I'm really fond of the coaches, the people in production and everybody around me," Shakira told E! News.

"And I really enjoyed "The Voice," but I also have a musical career and I'm also a mother now and my poor baby's so tired flying such long distances," Shakira explained, adding: "He already has more miles than any pilot."

"So I think I have to give him a little break," Shakira revealed, "and we'll see what happens in the future."

Christina Aguilera is expected to return for the music competition's fifth season, but according to reports Shakira could come back after that.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shakira And Adam Levine NBC Universal Summer 2013 Press Day For "The Voice"

Adam Levine, 33, and Shakira, 36, attend the NBC Universal Summer 2013 Press Day closing panel for their show "The Voice" held at the Langham Hotel on Monday (April 22) in Pasadena, California.

It has to be mentioned that Levine and Shakira were joined by their fellow coaches: Usher, Blake Shelton, host Carson Daly, social media correspondent Christina Milian and producer Mark Burnett.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Shakira's Baby Photo: Fans To Donate To Charity

New parents Shakira and Gerard Pique passed on a big payday for the first shots of their week-old baby son Milan Piqué Mebarak, sharing the coveted picture for free online, with requests for fans to donate to the charity UNICEF.

Shakira and
Piqué posted a photo of father and baby on WhoSay, writing: "We hope that, in his name, other less privileged children in the world can have their basic needs covered through gifts and donations. Thank you for sharing this unforgettable moment with us."

It has to be mentioned that Shakira, 35, became "very emotional" and started crying when she gave birth to the 6-pound, 6-ounce baby on January 22.

If you want to donate to UNICEF,  please visit:

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Shakira Welcomes A Son

It's a boy for Shakira and Gerard Piqué.

"We are happy to announce the birth of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born Jan. 22nd at 9:36 p.m. in Barcelona, Spain," the pair announced on Shakira's website.

"The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification. Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth."

In detail, Milan weighed  6 lbs., 6 oz., and the hospital claims that both mother and child are in excellent health.

Earlier in the day, Shakira had requested good thoughts from fans as her son's delivery approached. "I'd like to ask you all to accompany me in your prayers on this very important day of my life," Shakira, 35, wrote on twitter.

It has to be mentioned that Shakira and
Piqué, central defender for FC Barcelona, announced the pregnancy in September and the sex of the baby in October. Earlier this month, Piqué, 25, and Shakira celebrated their baby shower, with all proceeds benefitting UNICEF.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

"Ruben Valentino": "Madonna's Founder" Bullies Madonna Fans And Gives A Fake Concert Using Celebrities' Name

To all the Madonna fans out there, I have to inform you about a very serious situation caused by a person called  "Ruben Valentino" (this is not even a real name!)

This guy has many fake Facebook profiles and pages. In detail, it is estimated that he has almost 1000 fake accounts. (That's too much!!!) He doesn't only use Madonna's name, but also Shakira, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry etc.

As for Madonna, he says that he has discovered her, she owes him everything and sells  tickets and music (this is where he sells: ) by using Madonna's name. He calls himself "King" and if you happen to argue with him, you will get serious death threats. As a very good friend of mine (and of course Madonna fan) Danny Pfalz stated: "He threatened with FBI, CIA, police and even threatened with physical injury. And he does with all his FB Profiles that may now be over 1000. With me he did it to and threatened me with jail and he said he is coming to my home. Some friends delete me this time because they believe him. But I'm not a young person and so I know he is just crazy. But there are also young people and I don't know whats happened when young people get such threat".

"Ruben Valentino" is supposed to give a live concert on Monday 07 September 2015 in Pasadena Rose Bowl with special guests: Madonna, Britney, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry. 29 people will go to this "show"…Tickets are on sale… No doubt it is a hoax! I bet none of these artists and their managers and publicists know anything about it! So, this guy makes a living and a "name" by using celebrities and their fans! 

Madonna fans are very angry and demand all his Facebook pages and profiles being deleted by Facebook but I insist there is more to that as this has to do with FRAUD!

I have to say that I have never believed that guy. It was obvious that he wanted to gain publicity using Madonna's name...I searched for him on the web and there is no one by this name connected to Madonna (in fact there is no one by this name existed!). If he was so close to Madonna (as he continuously claimed), Madonna would refer to him some time or at least see his pic with her (not photoshopped)… As for his website, it is distasteful! Madonna would never have collaborated with someone with such a bad taste! If you happen to hear his "music", you will figure out that an amateur could do better than that! It is more than clear that he is not aware of the importance of sound design… 

Madonna fans asked Madonna's manager, Guy Oseary, on twitter about Ruben Valentino but they didn't get a response…They are seriously thinking of reaching Madonna's publicist, Liz Rosenberg, because they feel betrayed and used… What is done by Madonna fans right now is join a cause: "Let's report and delete Ruben Valentino and all his fake profiles from Facebook, HE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MADONNA!" If you want to support, please do! If you happen to have a similar experience or you happen to know anything about this sick person, please express your opinion in the comments below this blog post or even go to the Facebook page: "Madonna's Light" or to the group: "Madonna's Army", where you will get the chance to share and discuss with all the Madonna fans about Ruben Valentino.

Hope you spread a word about it as many people who are fans of Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Shakira, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez are getting ready for "Ruben Valentino's concert" with these artists as guests! Take your stand and share this blog post! Let's pray that managers and publicists will know about it! Make your voice count and let's uncover this person's true identity!!! We deserve it!

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Shakira Quotes

1. I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when I will give my heart.

2. In this life, to earn your place you have to fight for it.

3. You're a song written by the hands of God.

4. I am trying to make my accent so it won't bother anyone, but I am not going to drive myself crazy trying to pretend I am an American girl when I am from Colombia.

5. I don't go out without make up. I'm a woman, you know.

6. It doesn't bother me to talk about my private life, it doesn't bother me to talk about anything. My life is like a glass of water, transparent.

7. Fame isolates people from reality. That happens to many artists, and I don't want it to happen to me.

8. Everyone can know what is in my heart because I find it hard to conceal myself.

9. I admire Madonna because she always did whatever she felt like doing. She went through some controversial periods when people rejected her, but she kept on reinventing herself.

10. I always believed that women have rights and that there are some women that are intelligent enough to claim those rights. There are some others that are stupid enough not to.

11. I admire a person who, for the love of art, is able to take off their clothes in front of a camera. But I'm not capable, I'm too cowardly for that.

12. I remember the first time I saw the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video. I will never forget that day. I just wanted to see Kurt Cobain's face. I had a feeling he was very cute. But, I couldn't see his face. When I finally did see him, he was even cuter than I imagined!

13. I think my dad is the only Arabic descendent who is an unsuccessful businessman.

14. I love reading about history. Sometimes, I feel I was born in the wrong era. There was more creativity in the air when people were still discovering new worlds.

15. I was unaware of the dispute in Brooklyn. I would never knowingly wear any clothes or support any company who produced clothing with alleged wage and labor violations.

16. I want some day to be able to love with the same intensity and unselfishness that parents love their children with.

17. I'm Colombian and nothing will change that.

18. I'm like a mosquito, I love humidity. I don't sweat.

19. I'm lucky to have family around me. Otherwise, I'll be taking the risk of falling in love with myself.

20. I'm more afraid of marriage than death.

21. It's not easy to work with me, I recognize that. It's not easy if those people aren't as perfectionistic as I am.

22. My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body.

23. My songs are the reflection of how I think and how I feel in that moment. But I'm conscious of the fact that artists have a responsibility before the masses and they have to take care with their words.

24. My team and I have reunited two elements that coexist with difficulty: respect and affection, because when they love you they don't respect you and when they respect you they don't love you.

25. People think I like to expose my body. But I don't. It's just because the dance moves require it.

26. The worst frustration for a singer is choosing a career in making music and then not being able to make music because you're always giving interviews.

27. The worst mistake of a woman is to go to the kitchen, because then she never gets out of there.

28. You can't achieve anything in life without a small amount of sacrifice.

29. Writing songs has a therapeutic effect, and it either kills off love or wins the heart of the lover.

30. Writing in English was a major challenge. I didn't want other songwriters to write for me. I wanted to preserve the spirit of my songs in Spanish. I am the same Shakira in English as I am in Spanish.

31. You want to be skinny and have a good body? You have to work out every day and say no to certain foods.

32. I expect my beloved to be kind, generous, I expect him not to lie so I can look him straight in the eyes, and I expect him to fall in love with me 10 times a day.

33. I'm a believer. I try to be near God, because when I feel that there's a certain distance, everything begins to look like a blur. It makes the road somewhat smoother. When I feel that I'm without God, I have to make an effort to drag my feet to keep on going.

34. The leaders are lacking love and love is lacking leaders.

35. Earlier I tried not to show my stomach, because I thought it wasn't perfect and I would have seemed fat. I would have died! But that does not bother me anymore. Like my dad says there is nothing more beautiful than some meat on the bones.

36. For several years I worried a lot about protecting an image, but today I have understood that the image cannot be preconceived.

37. Lucky that my breasts are small and humble, so you don't confuse them with mountains.

38. I don't like the competition part of soccer. It's a war in short pants. I prefer art.

39. I think that that's why I am probably a romantic and a passionate person. But I also have a very disciplined side, very disciplined and very demanding. Sometimes my sense of responsibility is my worst torturer.

40. This city sounds like jazz. (on New York)

41. I had a big collection of fried eggs that I painted.

42. The opportunity to change the arrangements of the songs, and present them to the audience in a different way - the simplest way, which is the acoustic format.

43. I think that we see war as a virtual thing and we even get to believe that bombs fall on top of cardboard cutouts and stuff like that. They don't. They kill real people, real children, real mothers and millions of innocent people.

44. I just feel that there are always pacifist solutions, and I think that the leaders know the exit to the conflict, it's just that sometimes they don't want to use them. They just want to continue playing their little game of power. And I feel that us people have the responsibility and also the obligation to demand to our leaders to give us the pacifist solutions. To give us a world in peace.

45. You can laugh, but since I was a child I knew that I was going to be a well- known singer/songwriter; that was something I had no doubts about. It was almost like a prophecy.

46. I had my first boyfriend when I was 12, and my parents knew about it. My dad was very jealous. I had an older sister in medical school and he would not let her wear tight jeans.

47. I cannot expect that I will be successful my whole life. We live so caught up in the moment, it's important to get some perspective. Ultimately, I know I've been very lucky.

48. I do feel that there is a difference between - especially the visual part - what I used to do in Latin America and what I do now. This album (Laundry Service) came out and all of a sudden I saw myself surrounded by 20 stylists, makeup artists, hairdressers, directors, assistant to the director, assistant to the assistant to the director. I try to be in control because some of your essence kind of gets a little hurt. That's why it's so important for me to do these live shows. On the stage, there's no tricks, there's no way to fool anybody, so you either like what you see or you hate it, that's it. It's just the bare truth.

49. Colombia is a country of victims and not of murderers.

50. In any woman's life there's a moment when we stand in front of a mirror and we're not happy. It might be when we're 32 and we think about what it will be like being 36, or when we're 36 we might think of being younger. We're never content with the way we are and the way we look. But, if you start loving yourself the way you are, and accepting yourself the way you are, your outlook totally changes.

51. I've gone through everything with the paparazzi, where they are even hanging from the trees trying to get a picture. But I have a wonderful relationship with the press. I don't feel mistreated. There is great communication between me and the media and that makes me feel so lucky because I see how an artist can suffer. But I also live a life a journalist would find very boring. I've been dating the same guy for six years. I'm not a party animal, and you never see me shopping because I hate shopping.

52. When I perform, I find myself exorcised of everything that keeps me trapped in my everyday life.

53. The industry is a bit more visual oriented (more) towards something to the eyes than something to the ears. That's a bit of a contradiction. We can't forget that, at the end of the day, what really matters here is music. I must confess that sometimes I have been a victim of that.

54. I certainly don't want to identify with Cinderella, she had a dream that lasted only until midnight. I want it to last until at least 3 a.m.

55. I think in every artist's life, when, right after a performance, we get to feel a certain loneliness and solitude. After receiving so much attention and love from your fans, suddenly everything stops.

56. I was born close to the ocean and live close to it. I spent all my Sundays on the ocean, and to me it will always be a magical place. I can always find different memories in my head, but special moments were on the ocean or staring at the sea-falling in love, playing, or just talking to myself. It kind of seduces you. But lately I've been fearing it a little bit because of the sharks, the attacks, you know? But then again, they were there first.

57. In some moment, I came to fall into the claws of moralism. Something very typical for a Latin-American woman, who has lived in a culture of repression. I thought I had all the answers, I was full of hasty judgments. Today I feel more liberated and open. I'm more tolerant. I respect ideas different to mine. Moralism is a disease. It shouldn't be exactly related to religion, but it is true that my view of religion has also changed lately.

58. When you fall in love, you prioritize everything. It's like cleaning up and putting things in place.

59. My celebrity arrived gradually and this is why I am not too much shocked or am not traumatized. In spite of that, I am always surprised when I see myself on TV.

60. A bed is still the first thing I look for when I have 20 free minutes. I still read a book if I have a free hour, and go to a movie if I have four.

61. I want to learn how to live in the present with my eyes open. Because, you know, we always go through the present blindfolded with our hearts in the past and our minds in the future. And that way we never enjoy the here and now.

62. Nationalism is cured by traveling.

63. I think I look like a chipmunk.

64. I never went through an adolescence when kids become rebels and do drugs. I was always the good girl.

65. Videos come definitely after the music has been created, but I have always felt, and especially today, that videos are vital in the album process. I think that we live in a very visual era and if you make a mistake with a video, those images will accompany the song forever. There is no way to divorce the image from the music once the video has been filmed and exposed.

66. My belly dancing represents me - it's a trademark. I've tried to incorporate it in original ways in modern songs. But sometimes it bugs me a bit that people resort to (saying) that I'm shaking my ass with a huge sexual charge, instead of recognizing it as a move that, yeah, it's loaded with sensuality, but it's also part of an artistic expression.

67. I am a pop star, but I also have an opinion. I grew up in a country that has existed under the whip of violence for 40 years, so how can I not? You know in my country, a 5-year-old knows not only of Disney and Mickey Mouse but of guerrillas and paramilitaries. You grow up with that kind of awareness, of what the world is really like. To be political in my country doesn't mean you want to run for presidency, to be political simply means to have an opinion.

68. The cobra is deadly but mongoose can overcome it. We all have possibility to defeat prejudiced and resentment in our lives. Fear is the thing that makes us attack, that makes us strike. We must overcome it. We must.

69. I guess there's many ways to become an enlightened human being, but I guess the shortest path is always through love. And the shortest path to becoming a better person is always through loving someone. If you don't know how to treat the ones that you love then how are you going to treat those that you don't know, or those who are your enemies?

70. I have learned that I am an adult already. And to grow with something is sometimes painful. And its great; I don't say it's a bad thing-but many things change, and many more responsibilities come, and you have more closure in your life, and more possibilities. It's just that it's not as pink as before, but its more interesting.

71. I always tried not to touch that subject, because it would really give me existential anxiety. Death is not only related to the physical death of the body, it's also related to the death of relationships or feelings. Every day, I feel a little bit older, a little less alive, more alive with the possibility of being less alive, closer to death.  (on death)

72. I make music and i wear sexy clothes, I don't make poorly lit porn photos in hotels like Paris Hilton.

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