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Shakira's Tax Fraud Case Is Over Before It Began

Colombian singer settles with Spanish prosecutors over tax evasion of alleged $16M

(Newser) - Shakira's tax fraud trial began Monday, and it lasted a whopping eight minutes before it came to a close. That's according to the AP , which reports that the Colombian pop star reached a deal with prosecutors in Barcelona, Spain, over what they'd alleged was a failure to...

Shakira's Tax Trouble Is Getting Deeper

Spain has charged Colombian star with a 2nd offense

(Newser) - Shakira is due to stand trial in November on tax fraud charges in Spain—but even if the Colombian pop star is acquitted, her legal troubles will be far from over. The 46-year-old "Queen of Latin Pop" has been charged with tax evasion a second time, the BBC reports....

Shakira's New Hit Takes Direct Aim at Ex

Singer goes after former soccer star Gerard Pique, breaks a YouTube milestone

(Newser) - Former soccer star Gerard Pique is learning the hazards of breaking up with a songwriter. Shakira is out with a "savage" new single that doesn't hold back against her ex, reports the Guardian . The song is called “BZRP Music Session #53,” and in it, the Colombian...

Prosecutors Want Shakira in Jail for 8 Years
Shakira Must
Stand Trial,
Faces Hefty

Shakira Must Stand Trial, Faces Hefty Sentence

Prosecutors want to jail pop star for 8 years over tax-fraud allegations

(Newser) - Update: Pop star Shakira must stand trial in a tax-fraud case that could put her in prison for eight years. A Spanish court on Tuesday ordered the Colombian mega-star to go on trial over allegations of unpaid taxes, reports NDTV . No date has been set. The 45-year-old denies any wrongdoing...

Shakira: I Was Attacked by Wild Boars

Singer says hogs stole her bag in Barcelona

(Newser) - Shakira says she was attacked by a pair of wild hogs. The Colombian singer described the apparent attack in a Barcelona park, where she was walking with her son, on Wednesday in videos posted to her Instagram stories, which are no longer visible. The Grammy winner, who is married to...

Shakira's Tongue Provides a Cultural Lesson
Provides a
Cultural Lesson

Shakira's Tongue Provides a Cultural Lesson

People missed the significance of her 'tongue thing' during halftime show

(Newser) - At one point during her Super Bowl halftime performance, Shakira looked straight into a TV camera and got the world talking about her tongue. Watch it here . The musical moment quickly became, in the words of CNN , the meme of the night. But many of those initial memes didn't...

In Halftime Show, J. Lo Makes a Statement
In Halftime Show, 
J. Lo Makes a Statement
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In Halftime Show, J. Lo Makes a Statement

Her 'cape' featured the Puerto Rican flag

(Newser) - “Let’s show the world what two little Latin girls can do," Jennifer Lopez wrote on Instagram to Shakira before their Super Bowl halftime show, notes People . Early reviews suggest the two performers did just that. The Hollywood Reporter says Lopez "stunned," calling attention to one...

Spanish Prosecutors Want $16M From Shakira

They say she lied about living in the Bahamas in tax evasion scheme

(Newser) - Her " Hips Don't Lie ," but her lips might. Spanish prosecutors are charging pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than $16.3 million in tax on her worldwide income between 2012 and 2014, reports the AP . The charges published Friday allege...

11 Stars Who Own Private Islands

Must be nice

(Newser) - It's no surprise for a celebrity to own a fancy car or a huge mansion—but these 23 celebrities rounded up by Ranker kick it up a notch or two: They own private islands. A sampling:
  1. Johnny Depp: He owns a 45-acre island in the Caribbean, and seems to

7 Lip Syncing Scandals
 7 Lip Syncing 

7 Lip Syncing Scandals

Some stars didn't even try to hide the fact they were mouthing along

(Newser) - Ever since Milli Vanilli made lip syncing infamous back in 1990—they were stripped of their Grammy when it was revealed that other singers actually recorded their hit song—many a singer has been accused of mouthing along to his or her own song, at least while performing. Radar rounds...

10 of Hollywood's Shortest Celebs

The tallest among them: Tom Cruise

(Newser) - No one ever said you have to be tall to be famous—as these 20 stars rounded up by Radar definitely prove. The best part: Famously short Tom Cruise is actually the tallest person on the list. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete list...

The Latest in Strange Baby Names of the Stars

There were quite a few before North West...

(Newser) - Did Kim Kardashian and Kanye West take the prize for Weirdest Baby Name of All Time when they named their daughter North West? You be the judge: ETOnline rounds up the latest in strange celebrity monikers:
  • Poppy, daughter of Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. (Moyer's has a daughter from

11 Artists Accused of Stealing Music

Madonna should maybe lay off the Gaga accusations...

(Newser) - Even such a legendary band as the Beatles once found itself in a copyright infringement mess, when the band was accused of pilfering the beat and lyrics for "Come Together" from a Chuck Berry song. Huffington Post rounds up 11 musicians who have been accused of stealing parts of...

Shakira Rejects Ex-Boyfriend's $100M Lawsuit

Antonio de la Rua wants money for 'managing' her career

(Newser) - Shakira and her truth-telling hips have finally responded to a $100 million lawsuit filed by an ex-boyfriend last year, reports the Huffington Post . Antonio de la Rua, the son of former Argentine President Fernando de la Rua, claims the pop superstar owes him for managing her career during their 11-year...

Shakira Welcomes Son, Names Him...

Her new baby with Gerard Piqué is named Milan

(Newser) - Singer Shakira is a new mom, People reports. She gave birth to Milan Piqué Mebarak, her son with beau Gerard Piqué, last night in Spain. "The name Milan means dear, loving, and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification," the couple wrote...

25 Celebrity Babies We'll Welcome This Year

We bet you can hardly contain yourself

(Newser) - Can't stop thinking about Baby Kimye ? What will Kim Kardashian and Kanye West name their little one? Will it be a boy or a girl? And more importantly, will it have its own reality show? Well, that's far from the only celebrity baby to look forward to...

Mariah: No Idol Feud ... Yet

These things take time, Carey says of problems with Nicki Minaj

(Newser) - Anyone hoping for catfights on the upcoming season of American Idol will be sorely disappointed: Mariah Carey says the rumors of a feud between her and fellow diva-judge Nicki Minaj are false, at least for now. "How are we gonna feud in two days? I think a feud takes...

Rihanna Dissed by... 60-Something Rocker?

Gene Simmons slams Ri, while Katy Perry disses Beyonce

(Newser) - Apparently Gene Simmons hasn't heard that people who live in glass houses—and make sex tapes with their socks on—shouldn't throw stones: While announcing an upcoming tour his band is co-headlining with Motley Crue, the KISS frontman noted that the rockers would be keeping it real. "...

Obama's Newest Education Adviser: Shakira

Colombian singer joins education advisory board

(Newser) - The newest member of the Obama administration is ... Shakira. Yes, the hip-shaking singer will be appointed to a position on the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics because of her education reform activism, the Huffington Post reports. Shakira started a foundation in 1995 to fund schools in...

'Hide Your Wife' Vid Year's Most Popular on YouTube
'Hide Your Wife' Video Year's
Most Popular on YouTube
best of 2010

'Hide Your Wife' Video Year's Most Popular on YouTube

61M fans watch Antoine Dodson go ballistic

(Newser) - A young Alabama man's over-the-top, unintentionally funny anger at his sister's near sex-assault in their home is the most popular YouTube video of the year, with a whopping 61 million views. "Hide your kids, hide your wife cuz they rapin' everybody out here," snaps Antoine Dobson. YouTube tallied...

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