Shakira Gives Birth

Shakira Attends Father William Mebarak Chadid's "Al Viento y Al Azar" Book Signing at Casa del Libro in Barcelona on January 14, 2013
Shakira is now the proud mother of a bouncing baby boy! The Colombian singer and her Spanish footballer Gerard Pique welcomed their first child together in Barcelona. Shakira revealed via a tweet that her son’s name is Milan Pique Mebarak. In addition, a statement on Shakira’s website read; “Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth. The hospital confirmed that the couple’s first child weighed approximately 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and that both mother and child are in excellent health.” Congrats to the new parents!

Shakira’s Pregnant!


Shakira is going to be a mom! The Latin songstress took to her personal Facebook account to announce that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend and soccer player Gerard Pique. She wrote “As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby!” She continued on with some disheartening news for her fans; “We have decided to give priority to this unique moment in our lives and postpone all the promotional activities planned over the next few days,” Shakira continues. “This means I will not be able to be a part of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, but I’m sure this weekend in Las Vegas will be spectacular!” The baby announcement comes just days after the news broke that she would be replacing Christina Aguilera for the fourth cycle of The Voice. Congrats to the soon-to-be-parents!

The Voice Gets Two New Coaches

The Voice Gets Two New Coaches
Although The Voice is one of the newer reality singing competitions, that doesn’t mean its too early to start shaking things up. The hit NBC reality show announced that Usher and Shakira will replace Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera as coaches when the series returns next spring for its fourth cycle. But fans of the original coaches need not worry, Robert Greenblatt chairman of NBC Entertainment has assured that they will be back. In a statement Greenblatt said; “Doing two back-to-back cycles of this show requires a tremendous amount of time, and we are happy to accommodate the commitments made by Christina and Cee Lo. The participants on our show benefit from our coaches’ expertise and their continued success in the music business allows for significant new contributions to the contestants when they return.” Basically Christina and Cee Lo have prior commitments they need to fulfill so Usher and Shakira will take over for the fourth cycle until Xtina and Cee Lo return for cycle five. What do you think of this temporary replacement?