Congrats to Shakira and her soccer star boyfriend Gerard Pique — because we assume they wouldn’t trick us twice on this. “We are happy to announce the birth of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 22nd at 9:36pm, in Barcelona, Spain,” reads a note on Shakira’s website, adding that mother and baby are in excellent health. While we immediately thought back to all the other celebrity babies named after famous places (hello, Brooklyn and Tennessee), the new parents have a different explanation for Milan: “The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.”
Thankfully, they follow that bit up with a more lighthearted statement about the new arrival: “Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth.” We just wonder what the players for AC Milan think of this? (Oof, our sports jokes never work!)
Related: Shakira’s Maternity Portrait With Gerard Pique Is Not Only Super Hot, But For A Good Cause Too!
There’s been sporadic news about Shakira through her pregnancy. We’ve seen adorable pictures of her baby bump, but not as many as we’d like. More, please? We’ve also been punked with a fake birth announcement by her hot footballer, babydaddy, boyfriend, Gerard Pique. Now, the beauteous couple has combined their gorgeous, soon-to-be-parental coupledom for a pre-natal portrait that is drop-dead amazo, and a call for a good cause. Shakira sent a tweet out yesterday that read, “We’d like to celebrate the imminent birth of our first child with all of you.” The picture you see of them above was attached to the tweet and the link led to a beautifully illustrated UNICEF page that said, “Join Shakira & Gerard Pique’s world baby shower to help UNICEF save children’s lives.” Donate, and you’ll receive a personalized thank you from the couple. It’s a lovely gesture, we think. The singer’s added message also reads, “To celebrate the arrival of our first child, 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. Every expectant parent around the world shares all the same hopes and dreams for their children that we do,” adds Shakira. “Yet many don’t share the same opportunities. Together we know we can change that.” Anyone else want to hug Shaki, right about now? We do!
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“Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thanks to all for your messages!” Barcelona soccer star Gerard Pique tweeted last night, announcing the slightly premature birth of his and girlfriend Shakira’s first child.
And the congrats started pouring in for the beautiful couple … until, er, he posted another message a few hours later:
When we posted Shakira‘s adorable (but hazy) baby bump picture, we thought we were going to have to wait a while till we got another glimpse. The singer herself posted the photograph up on her Facebook page a week ago, writing, “Now I don’t have a six pack, only one pack!!” What we didn’t realize was that we’d be treated to more clear shots of her rocking out while performing in Azerbaijan so soon after! Just look at her — she looks amazing! She shimmied her way through a number of her biggest hits like Waka Waka at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2012 Final between France and Korea DPR at the Tofig Bahramov Stadium in Baku on Saturday. She sent out this adorable tweet, right before the performance, that read, “In a few minutes it will be our baby’s first time on stage and precisely at a football event! Magic Shak.” Fans were treated to a number of tweets right after, including one that said, “I felt awesome on stage! We really enjoyed tonight! Shak” which had the sexiest baby bump picture ever. That felt so wrong typing that, but it’s true! Just look at the picture!
[Photos: Splash News Online/ Twitter]
Related: Shakira Releases The First Photograph Of Her Burgeoning Baby Bump
One Direction heart-throb Niall Horan is having a pretty crappy week. Not only is Demi Lovato insisting that they’re not dating, but he’s also nursing injuries sustained by a particularly brutal squirrel attack! That’s rough dude, but it happens to the best of us. Right guys? Or maybe it just happens in John Hughes movies. Despite being seen having an “intimate” dinner at L.A.’s Pick Taco following the VMAs on September 6th, Demi basically gave Niall the “Let’s Just Be Friends” talk via Teen Vogue.”He’s a really awesome, sweet guy, but not my boyfriend,” she says. “I’m in a place right now where I really need to focus on myself. Obviously, I’m still going to like people – or love them – but I need to not be in a relationship for a while because I need to be okay with being alone, first.” The newly minted X Factor judge has been shooting down dating rumors left and right in the past few weeks. Is it for real, or does the lady protest too much?
Rejection’s gotta sting, but probably not as much as Niall’s squirrel injuries. The boy band singer was seem limping out of a London television studio on crutches, and has recently undergone surgery to repair torn ligaments in his knee as the apparent result of a squirrel run-in. “I got attacked by a squirrel in Battersea Park,” he told a British magazine. “They’re dangerous. It’s rare. I’ve torn most of the ligaments in my knee.” What the hell kind of squirrel was it!? We’re kind of thinking (wondering, hoping) that Niall is kidding about the whole squirrel thing, otherwise we’re going to have to think twice every time we go for a stroll in the park. But for now, we’re going to add it to our list of celebs who have gone head to head with the wild…and lost. Check out more bizarre celebrity animal injuries in the gallery below!
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We’ve been so excited with the news of Shakira‘s pregnancy. We can’t wait to see her little bebé because you know she or he is going to be ridiculously adorable. It’s not just Shakira‘s genes, it’s also her gorgeous boyfriend, soccer player Gerard Pique‘s, genes. This baby is all set! The singer announced her pregnancy with a letter on her website, saying, “As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby! At this time 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.” This obviously started the watch for the baby bump, and the wait is over, thanks to Shaki herself. She posted a photograph on her Facebook page, wearing a cute purple sundress that very clearly showed off the bump! The caption for the picture read, “Now I don’t have a six pack, only one pack!!” We can’t wait to see the rest of her maternity wardrobe — you know she’s only going to get lovelier. Now, if only whoever took this picture had better camera skillz because while we’re happy to get a shot of her, we wish it had been clearer and not so granulated!
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Related: Shakira Announces That She’s Pregnant, Will Drop Out Of Music Festival
Shakira is joining the ranks of celebrity moms, as the Colombian singer announced this afternoon that she’s expecting her first child! Unfortunately for her fans, it means that they won’t be able to see her perform in Las Vegas at the iHeartRadio Music Festival this Friday, but we have a feeling that they’ll be more than forgiving! The 35-year-old is well on her way to starting a family with her boyfriend, soccer player Gerard Pique.
The lovely blonde with the truthful hips released the following statement on her website today:
As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby! At this time 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.
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 and I will be closely following everything that happens there!
I’d like to thank Clear Channel and my fans for their constant love and understanding.
And will see you very soon!
Congrats to the soon-to-be mom and dad! Will this affect her role as a newly minted judge on The Voice this winter
? We’ll have to wait and see!
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No wonder Usher agreed to an emotional sit-down with Oprah! He wanted America to remember what a handsome, sexy dad he is before (allegedly) taking a coach’s spot on The Voice! Smart man. According to Us Weekly, an inside source reports that the “Scream” singer and “Hips Don’t Lie” chanteuse are set to take over for Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera after the show’s third season this fall. As for how Shakira should prepare to join the ratings giant…nope, she doesn’t have to do a single thing to shimmy back in our hearts. She’s been there the entire time! Shakira, Shakira!
While the rumor is merely gossip at this point, we think it adds up. Cee Lo is currently developing a sitcom with NBC, while Christina has been vocal about the intensity of the show’s schedule, telling Ryan Seacrest just last week that she had initially thought the show would be “kind of like a side project.” As Xtina explained on Ryan’s KIIS-FM show, “[I thought], ‘It’ll keep me close to my son in L.A. I don’t have to travel. Then it kind of took off, and there goes my free time!” No word yet as to whether Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will stay put, but they probably will. We mean…they get to work alongside Shakira. What could they possibly have going on that’s more important?
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The MTV Video Music Awards are known for having one of the most varied guest lists in showbiz, creating mind-blowingly random Hollywood juxtapositions. Many unexpected duos are tapped to present awards together, and sometimes folks are feeling friendly and just want a picture with their secret celeb crush.These unexpected pairings sometimes could be the musical collaboration of our dreams, much like Lady Gaga and Cher appearing side by side (with a side of beef) back in 2010. Or they could be the nightmare we wish would end, like the legendary meeting of Kanye West and Taylor Swift in ’09. Who would have thought teen sweetheart Mandy Moore would want to be hugged up with the creepy Marilyn Manson? The VMAs have given us some insanely wonderful worlds colliding moments over the years, so we’ve made a gallery to celebrate our favorite. Head down bellow to check out our 20 Most Unexpected VMA Pairings of All Time. Let’s hope we can have another 50 Cent and Paris Hilton moment this Thursday!
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Terror never looked as adorable as when Shakira was attacked by a sea lion over the weekend! The hip-shaking singer was touring Cape Town, South Africa, when she spotted the cute but not-so-cuddly creature nearby. As she bent down to say hello, the animal apparently thought that her cell phone was a fish and sprang out of the water with its teeth out. The sea lion took a bite out of her hand before her brother was able to come to her rescue and pull the two apart. Both humans suffered scraped hands and arms. No word on the sea lion’s condition, but we imagine it’s doing all right.
Shakira posted pictures of her injuries to her Facebook in an album hilariously titled “Special Report: Attacked by a Sea Lion.” In the captions she dramatically recounts the incident in vivid detail. “One of [the sea lions] jumped out of the water so fast and impetuously that it got about one foot away from me, looked me in the eye, roared in fury and tried to bite me,” she wrote. She made sure to thank her brother “Super Tony” for saving her life and “taking me away from the beast.”
Sure, the whole ordeal seems like a freak accident, but animals tango with famous people much more often than you might think. Check out the gallery below for more celebrities who have survived awkward run-ins with wildlife!
[Photo: Shakira's Twitter]