Proud parents-to-be Shakira and Gerard Pique posed for a revealing shoot together to help promote the virtual baby shower for their first child. Along with UNICEF, the shower will give fans a chance to purchase "Inspired Gifts" like mosquito nets and vaccines to help poverty stricken children around the world.
"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," the couple said. The gifts are pretty affordable, for instance a $10 polio vaccine could help up to 17 children or $110 could buy a peanut based paste that can save a malnourished child. More useful than a diaper genie, right?
Shakira has been a global ambassador for UNICEF since 2003, and announced her pregnancy last September. She has never revealed a due date, but the pictures definitely put the rumors that she has already given birth to rest. The link to Shakira and Gerard's World Baby Shower is HERE.
On top of all that, she is set to work on an album and will join Usher as one of the new coaches on 'The Voice' for it's fourth season.
Written by: Brittani
Looks like Xtina couldn't even wait until next week's episode of The Voice to throw some major shade and bitchface, as Brittani, Ana and I all predicted. Honestly. THIS bitch. Take a look at the hate she spewed about some of the past winners from the show that PAYS her to look like she does:
"[My former act] Chris Mann, prime example," she said. "Came in fourth last year. It's like, ultimately, who's the real winner? Who's Javier [Colon]? Who's Jermaine [Paul]? At this point, I think it's all about Chris Mann, thank you!"
Aguilera added that she believes Duron can be successful without a talent show, citing her own experience of losing Star Search in 1990.
"I lost [a talent show] myself earlier on in my career," she said. "I've gone on to do much bigger and better things - some people don't even know what Star Search was! I'm sure Dez will say the same in his own way one day."
Really? My eyes are rolling like a casino slot machine, Xtina.
I will never say that Xtina can't sing. We all know she can--and she makes sure we know by telling us every gotdamn week, how-bloody-EVER. Her bitter, bored and bitchy demeanor is absolutely intolerable at this point. I'm actually dreading watching her NOT CLAP for contestants after their performances. (Has anyone else noticed that?) Then she'll look down at her "notes", not make eye-contact with the nervous contestant in front of her, berate then dismiss them. I'm already grinding my teeth, you guys.
Christina Aguilera has become incredibly unlikable the older she gets, which really isn't good for business. Her level of malevolence about "The Voice" in general leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Personally, I won't miss her when she's gone next season while she "creates new experiences" for herself and "see [her] fans one-on-one"--whatever that crap means.
Good luck with all that, girl.
Oh, Lordy. I'm not gonna lie. I've been a little on edge about who was getting sent home on The Voice tonight, so I had to peek at the east coast feed. I hate surprises for the most part; I love spoilers and I USED to peek at my Christmas presents when I was little. It's just in my nature to need to KNOW what's up.
First off, we got to see Amanda Brown and Trevin Hunte perform another cool duet. This time they tackled, Lady Gaga's Marry the Night. Not as dramatic as their first time taking the stage together when they KILLED IT with Mariah Carey's Vision of Love, but still. They seemed to have fun.
Cee Lo GREEN and Kermit brought a tear to our eyes with It's Not Easy Being Green. That song does it every time, right? Miss Piggy and
Donatella Versace Janice were looking great, weren't they?
Okay. Stay on task, sister.
The saved contestants are as follows:
Cassadee Pope (Team Blake)
Amanda Brown (Team Adam)
Melanie Martinez (Team Adam)
Nicholas David (Team Cee Lo)
Terry McDermott (Team Blake)
Trevin Hunte (Team Cee Lo)
Notice anyone's name missing up there? Well, besides Cody Belew and Dez Duron? Yep. Ms. Christina Aguilera doesn't have a contestant in the competition any longer (see Dez Duron again). This latest event will most certainly cause her to wear her bitch hat even harder, particularly with the remaining gals. I just can't with Christina's alternately disinterested and coarse demeanor toward singers she doesn't enjoy. She cannot even bring herself to be courteous and it's shameful, really.
As I may have mentioned last night by horning in on Brittani's post, Christina has been jumping up and down on my last nerve more than usual this season. I think her haughty and superior attitude may have hurt her in terms of votes for her singers, or maybe I'm just reading too much into the fact that her team was never as good as the other judges.
Bottom line: America got it right by sending Cody Belew and Dez Duron home.
Just a couple of days after announcing that she will be sitting in Christina Aguilera's big, shiny swivel chair next season on "The Voice" , Shakira has posted on her own website that she is indeed pregnant with her first child, also confirming the cancellation of her performance in Las Vegas this weekend.
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!
Como muchos de uds saben, Gerard y yo estamos muy felices esperando la llegada de nuestro primer bebé. En esta ocasión hemos decidido darle prioridad a este momento único en nuestras vidas y es por esto que hemos decidido postergar las actividades promocionales de los próximos días.
Agradezco a mis fans por el cariño y la comprensión de siempre y estoy segura que este fin de semana en Las Vegas será espectacular, estaré siguiendo muy de cerca el concierto de iHeartRadio y todo lo que pase allí.
Un beso muy grande,
Nos vemos pronto!
I love Shakira and hope she has an easy and enjoyable pregnancy (IS there such a thing?). I also look forward to seeing her on "The Voice".
Seems like it--sort of anyway, that Christina and Cee Lo will be leaving The Voice after this season.
GossipCop.com is reporting:
Christina Aguilera is leaving “The Voice” at the end of this season, Gossip Cop confirms. “She is taking one season off for her music,” a source close to the singer tells us. Aguilera will be busy promoting and touring in support of her new album “Lotus,” which hits stores in November.
We’re told Aguilera is slated to return to the hit NBC singing competition series for its fifth season.
It’s also rumored that Cee Lo Green will leave the show because he’s set to star and executive produce a comedy for NBC loosely based on his real-life relationship with his ex-wife and kids.
On the short list to replace Green and Aguilera — and join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches — are Usher and Shakira, says our insider.
Since I hate change of any kind, UGH! I LOVE Cee Lo, for one thing, and I'm not that big of an Urrrsher fan. I'm not sure how I feel about this sitch--how 'bout you?