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Shakira Designed World Cup Charity Tees with UNICEF and Mango

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Shakira has teamed up with UNICEF and Mango to launch a line of T-shirts just in time for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The shirts will benefit the Barefoot Foundation, a charity that Shakira founded, which works on providing education worldwide. Proceeds from the sale of the shirts will go towards early childhood education initiatives in South Africa. Shakira says: The true spirit of this World Cup means making a lasting contribution. We can add to its legacy by using this historic...Read Full Story

Shakira Plastic Surgery

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Has Shakira had plastic surgery? The Colombian beauty was in the strange position of denying rumors about plastic surgery that she herself started. In September of 2009, in an interview with Colombia newspaper El Tiempo about whether she had ever had plastic surgery, Shakira replied, "Mis senos definitivamente no, la nariz puede ser.” Translated, that means, "Definitely not for my breasts. For my nose, maybe."Which led many to wonder whether Shakira had just admitted to getting a nose job...Read Full Story

Shakira On Making It Big, Then Giving Back

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Shakira and her family became poor during her childhood, and from that point on, she vowed to become successful, and to help those still in need. Well, we'll go out on a limb and say she's done just that -- and then some. She said: "My dad went bankrupt when I was eight years old. I remember the day I realized that pretty much all of the comfort of our lives was gone. We had had very decent lives, two cars, my dad had a successful business, and then from one day to the next we lost...Read Full Story

Shakira: Meeting Fiance Was 'Like Winning the Lottery'

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Shakira met her fiance Antonio De La Rua 9 years ago, and she knew right away he was the guy for her. They got engaged 4 years ago, but don't have any big plans to walk down the aisle -- she just wants to grow old with him, and maybe even start a family after she finishes her latest tour and album. Those are the important things to her now. She said: "Do I have any plans for children? Little wolves? Yeah, of course. I'd really like to have kids, but first I need to go on tour and release...Read Full Story

Shakira: 'I've Worked My Butt Off to Look Like This'

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You wouldn't know it from seeing her performance outfits, but Shakira says she has low self-esteem when it comes to body issues. The sexy songstress even started seeing a therapist in 2001 to overcome her negative feelings about her figure. She said: "It helped me so much with every aspect of my life, from body image to relationships. My therapist told me why I behaved in certain ways and not to feel so pressured. It's incredibly liberating to spend an hour talking to someone and not...Read Full Story

Shakira Loves Being on the Move

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Shakira doesn't mind that she doesn't stay put in one place for long -- she said she likes living like a gypsy. The pop star is engaged to lawyer Antonio de la Rua, and somehow she makes their relationship work even though she's constantly on the move. Talking about her new single, "Gypsy," she said: “It’s how I live my life, like a nomad. Ever since I became famous, I’m constantly traveling, which is great as I get to see so many different cultures and traditions. But I definitely live...Read Full Story

Shakira Gets Steamy with Rafael Nadal in New Video

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(Getty Images | Inset from "Gypsy" video)When looking for eye candy for her latest video, Shakira went straight to the top ranks of tennis stardom and brought in Rafael Nadal. The tennis champ, who is currently ranked third in the world, strips his shirt and rolls around with the scantily-clad Colombian singer for her new single, "Gypsy." “I thought that maybe I needed someone I could in some way identify with. And Rafael Nadal is a person who has been totally committed to his career...Read Full Story

Shakira Is 'Addicted' to Chocolate

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Getty ImagesShakira sticks to a strict diet and fitness plan to stay fit, but she believes you still have to splurge on your favorite snacks occasionally. She said: “I think it is important that you are in balanced. I really like to eat, I love chocolate and all kinds of sweets. I’m absolutely addicted to it.” Shakira, 32, also revealed she is constantly changing as a person and if her new album She Wolf seems to be focused on sex it’s because she is a more sexual person than she was in...Read Full Story

Shakira Just Wants Her Lyrics to Rhyme, Not Make Sense

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Getty ImagesShakira's songs include some weird lines like “I’m starting to feel just a little abused like a coffee machine in an office,” but she doesn't really mind. In fact, the singer admits she struggles to explain the meanings behind the words in her songs, because she includes them for rhyming purposes. She is quoted by the Daily Telegraph newspaper as saying: “It’s hard to explain my lyrics because sometimes I just write things because they rhyme. I found this metaphor, and I...Read Full Story

Shakira Talks Education, World Politics at Oxford University

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Shakira took the stage at Oxford University yesterday to say that education is the key to overcoming poverty. The singer revealed: “That is how I want the youth of 2060 to see us: That our mission for global peace consisted of sending 30,000 educators to Afghanistan, not 30,000 soldiers. That in 2010, world education became more important than world domination.” She added: “I strongly believe that the best is yet to come. I cannot subscribe to the idea that the older days were better days...Read Full Story