Biography of Shakira

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in Barranquilla, Columbia on 2nd February, 1977. In Arabic, Shakira means “thankful”.
Her father was an American of Lebanese Italian descent and her mother was Colombian of Spanish-Italian descent.
Even though she speaks her native language, Spanish, she is also fluent in English, Portuguese, Italian and Arabic.
When Shakira was four years old, she wrote her first poem and since then never looked back.
After her brother was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident, she wrote her first song, ‘Tus gafas oscuras’ (Your dark glasses). She got this inspiration from her father who used to hide his grief over his son’s death by wearing dark glasses. She was eight years old at that time. She also started to learn belly dancing at that time.
When Shakira was 14 years old, she made her first studio album. One thousand copies were sold off the album and she went back to the studio for a second attempt. Even though the second album got better reviews, it didn’t do much to her career.
After Shakira graduated from high school, she made her third studio album, Pies Descalzos. This album gave her tremendous recognition and fame in Latin America. Over 5 million copies were sold off this album. After releasing two more albums, she became an international icon.

Her hit single with Wyclef Jean ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ was the most successful song in the year 2006.
In the year 2001, she began recording her fourth cross-over English album, Laundry Service, which sold over 13 million copies all over the world.
Needless to say, Shakira became a sensation ever since.

In the year 2005, the Oral Fixation was announced releasing Volumes 1 and 2. These albums were a stupendous success. She has won 2 Grammy Awards, 8 Latin Grammy Awards, 15 Billboard Music Awards, 3 MTV Music Awards, People’s Choice Award and has also received a Golden Globe nomination.

In the year 2006, she was named #20 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006”.
In the year 2000, she started dating Argentinean President’s son, Antonio De La Rua. They got engaged in 2001 and have made plans to marry in the near future.

Shakira has contributed a lot to charitable causes. According to reports, Shakira donates about $55,000 annually to charity.

Shakira is one of the 12 Highest Earning Hotties according to WallStreet Fighter.
Shakira is also voted #38 in the’s Top 99 Women 2008 Edition.
According to BMI, Shakira is the highest selling Columbian artist of all times having sold more than 50 million albums globally.
As the first Columbian to receive such an honor, Shakira will be awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Terminator Salvation - The End Begins

Terminator Salvation

Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Christian Bale Common, Helena Bonham Carter, Jadagrace, Moon Bloodgood, Sam Worthington
Directed By: McG
Written By: John Brancato, Michael Ferris
Produced By: Derek Anderson, Jeffrey Silver, Moritz Borman, Victor Kubicek
In Theaters: 2009-05-22
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

In the highly anticipated new installment of "The Terminator" film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row.
Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet's operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

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Samurai Deeper Kyo

This anime told the story in the 1600’s, the battle of Seikigahara is fought between the Western Army and the Ieasu Tokugawa’s Eastern Army. During the battle, two samurai face off, one known as Kyoshiro and the other known as Demon Eyes Kyo (which means killer of a thousand men). As the battle rages on, an unexpected falling star crashes into the ground overwhelming both samurai.

Years later in this Japanese animation, Kyoshiro, performs as a medicine man, roams the land with a past he can not recall. Soon, he realizes that he is not alone for his enemy’s soul, Demon Eyes Kyo, is now within him. When Kyoshiro encounters the bounty hunter Yuya Shiina, an unexpected turn of events occur causing the sweet Kyoshiro to retreat having the soul of Demon Eyes Kyo take over the body of Kyoshiro. The world will soon discover why Kyo is called a demon. This is another great sword fighting Japanese animation.

Jing : King Of Bandits

There is no priceless bauble or exquisite jewel safe from the leering eyes and stealthy hands of Jing, The King Of Bandits. With a heart of gold and a wisecracking, girl-crazy albatross sidekick, Jing steals his way through one exciting adventure after another. The unique thing in this anime is his bird sidekick named Kir. Jing use Kir as his weapon. This Japan animation told a tale about treasure hunter named Jing. Several of his adventures are the journey to the Capital of Thieves, The Ghost Ship of Blue Hawaii and The Adonis Capital of Time.

Ichigo 100 %

Ichigo 100 % anime (Japanese animation) follows the story of Junpei Manaka and his numerous love interest from the third year of his middle school to the end of his high school years. Junpei Manaka is a nice guy who gets caught up in many embarrassing but endearing romantic situations. His gentleness and kindness as well as his selflessness at times, is what attract girls to him. His dream is to make films as a director. While not academically gifted, he has great talent with cinematography that gradually develops as the story progresses.

One of Manaka’s friends from middle school who is the star player of the soccer team. His athletic abilities and good looks make him a magnet to girls. Because of his perceived experience with girls, Manaka goes to him for advice on his girl problems early in the manga (Japanese comic).

Howl’s Moving Castle

This anime told us a love story between an 18 year old girl named Sophie, cursed by a witch into an old woman’s body, and a magician named Hauru. Under the curse, Sophie sets to Hauru’s strange moving castle. In the castle, Sophie meets Hauru’s fire demon, named Karishifa. Seeing that she is under a curse, the demon makes a deal with Sophie if she breaks the contract he is under with Hauru, then Karushifa will lift the curse that Sophie is under, and she will return to her 18 year old shape. This Japanese animation is another beautiful work by Ghibli studio, a stunning work by Hayao Miyazaki. This anime story is very unique and enjoyable to watch.

Ghost In The Shell

This anime was based on the manga (Japanese Comic) by Masamune Shirow. The story takes places in the year 2029 when the obstacles to our world has broken down by the net and cybernetics it has brought new vulnerability of the human brain because of the brain hacking. When looking for a high degree of hackers known as “The Puppet master” it was involving them in politics. Article 9 was a group of cybernetically enhanced cops and they was called in to investigate and stop the Puppet master. The pursuit will call into question what makes a human and what is the Puppet master in a world where the distinction between human and machine is increasingly blurry.

This Japanese animation was Mamoru Oshii futuristic animated masterpiece. Ghost In The Shell is the perfect Japanese animation that seamlessly merging traditional cel animation with the latest computer graphic imagery.

Director : Mamoru Oshii

Screenplay : Kazunori Ito

Animation Director : Toshihiko Nishikubo

Key Animation Supervisors : Kazuchika Kise, Hiroyuki Okiura

Poduced by : Kodansha

Character Design : Hiroyuki Okiura

Upcoming Movie - Watchmen

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Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures

Release Date: March 6, 2009 (conventional theaters and IMAX)
Director: Zack Snyder
Screenwriter: David Hayter, Alex Tse
Genre: Adventure, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Carla Gugino, Stephen McHattie, Matt Frewer

Plot Summary:
A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, "Watchmen" is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society,

and the "Doomsday Clock" - which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union - is permanently set at five minutes to midnight.

When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes.

As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion - a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers - Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity...but who is watching the watchmen?

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Get Backers

This anime told a story about Ban and Ginji, you may not know them, but if you’re a victim of theft they’re your only hope to get your things back. Ban and Ginji are the Get Backers, they live by a simple motto “If it was taken, we’ll get it back.” No one will be refused well at least not until that huge tab they’ve run up gets paid off. Prepare to meet your heroes in this Japanese animation. The guys who will restore order where crime has run free. They are the Get Backers. They are one phone call away and they are ready to take your case.

Final Fantasy Unlimited

This anime told the story about Ai and Yu and their journey to find their lost parents. Ai and Yu is are twin, twelve years after the gateway to another world appears Ai and Yu ride the phantom subway at the Day of Conjunction to find their parents. They traveled a wonderful and chaotic world filled with beautiful things and thrilling danger. During their stay at another world they met and accompanied by Lisa and they also meet Kaze, a stranger with demon summoning gun. In this Japanese animation the Twins begin an incredible journey that will lead to the mysterious heart of wonderland.

Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children

This anime was adapted from the famous Final Fantasy VII games. Two years after the events in Final Fantasy VII a disease called Seikon-Shoukougun” or Geostigma is spreading through the planet. This disease is believed to have been caused by the body fighting off foreign material that invaded the body two years earlier, at the end of Final Fantasy VII. Guilt ridden and haunted by his past, ex soldier Cloud Strife has decided to live secluded, solitary life away from his friends while maintaining Strife Delivery Service, whose headquarters is located in Tifa Lockheart’s bar, the Seventh Heaven. Tifa’s bar serves as an orphanage for children stricken with geostigma. This 3 D animation has great battle scene and story just like the game.

Dragon Ball GT

The Dragon Ball GT anime is the continuation of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. Goku is accidentally transform back into his child form thanks to Pilaf trying to use the black star dragon balls. Now Goku along with grown up Trunks and his granddaughter Pan, must travel the universe to search for these Black Star Dragon Balls and return them to the earth within one year, or the earth will be destroyed. Of course it’s not going to be easy, but with the help of a robotic friend named Giru they’re sure to succeed. The bigger question is what new danger will await our heroes in space and when they return to earth.

It’s just feels like a flashback of the movie when Goku is still 14 year old with a new graphic and characters, but I can’t wait to see the new evolving Super Saiyan in this anime series. Originally the Dragon Ball manga (Japanese comics) was created by Akira Toriyama, it only last until the Dragon Ball Z, you can’t find Dragon Ball GT story on the manga.

Dragon Ball Z

This is a second season of Dragon Ball Anime, the story continued and show us the story around Goku life, his friends and his family. This time Goku and his friend must faced the evil Vegeta, Raditz and the most powerfull alien Freza at Planet Namec. After returned from planet Namec Goku must faced the evil Cell and the Android which created by the former enemies the Red Ribbon on earth. After the Cell chapter Goku must defeat new enemy the evil Buu which have the ability to absorbs his enemy ability.

Dragon Ball

This anime revolved around Son Goku an alien raised by an old man. Goku meet Bulma and the adventures is started to collect all the seven dragon ball. The next thing this Japanese animation show how Goku defeat the army of Red Ribbon. After that the story evolved around the World Martial Arts Tournament (Tenka Ichi Budokai). Goku learn a move called Kamehameha from the old man to defeat all the fighter. Goku meet a lot of friend on his journey and then he must defeat the Evil God Picolo.


This Japanese animation is based on the hit video game by Nippon Ichi. After two year slumber, Laharl, the prince of the Netherworld, finds the Netherworld in chaos after the death of his father, King Krichevskoy. Not wasting any time, Laharl with the help of his father’s former vassal Etna, sets out to conquer the netherworld and proclaim himself Overlord. I loved the Super Deformed character in this anime, they have funny and cute design just like the video games.


The story of this anime revolved around Hideki. Hideki is a typical 20 year old slacker. He didn’t get into college straight out of high school, so he’s working a dead-end job, can’t find a girlfriend and is perpetually broke. If only he had a persocon (a humanouid robot) to keep him company, perhaps things wouldn’t be so bad. The problem with persocon is they are incredibly expensive and it would take Hideki a lifetime to afford one. Then, one day Hideki finds a particularly cute female persocon dumped in a pile of trash, so he decides to take her home. As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Persocon that Hideki found was a special one with special ability.

Castle In The Sky

The magic touch of master animator Hayao Miyazaki is visible from start to finish in Castle In The Sky. This anime is an imaginative tale full of mystery and adventure. The high-flying journey begins when Pazu, an engineer’s apprentice, finds a young girl, Sheeta, floating down from the sky, wearing a glowing pendant.

Together, they discover both are searching for the legendary floating castle, Laputa, and vow to unravel the mystery of the luminous crystal around her neck. Their quest won’t be easy, however. There are air pirates, secret agents and astounding obstacles to keep them from the truth and from each other.

The American version was filled with spectacular animation, a fabulous musical score and the voice talents of Anna Paquin (Sheeta), James Van Der Beek (Pazu), and Cloris Leachman (Dola), this sensational anime will become a classic entertainment for the entire family.

Blood The Last Vampire

The story of this anime takes places in Japan at the year 1966. Saya is the main character, she was part of a secret team destroying daemons. She is sent undercover as a student at the Yokota Air Base in Fussashi, Tokyo. Just before Halloween, she discovers that two of her classmates are vampire in disguise just as they are preparing to attack the school nurse, meanwhile her colleagues have discovered another vampire acting as a bartender in the local red light district. A spectacular battle is begin to demolished the vampires.

Arc The Lad

Seeking Whitehouse, Elk and Lieza find themselves lost in the desert, but being rescued may turn out to be an even worse fate. An unlikely ally comes to their aid and at long last Elk begins to learn the truth about the enigmatic Arc and the genesis of the Chimeras. But truth can be a bitter pill and there’s a horrifying revelation lying in store for our heroes. This Anime told a story about Elk and Lieza journey with great story, cool airship and magic.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

After his son is tricked into awakening a cursed Chinese emperor, Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) and his family seek a way to send the megalomaniac and his 10,000 warriors back to their graves.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor has one huge thing going for it. That "thing" is that it's aware of the rules. It creates Yet, it's out of thin air and makes up plot points to get from scene to scene but it doesn't make monkeys the central attraction.

There are other parallels. Mummy 3 has a terrible accent too, because Maria Bello is to Rachel Weisz as I am to Muhammad Ali. The Mummy: TotDE also has that "cartoon violence" feel with the tacit understanding that everything will work out just fine. The only difference is the pedigree. Indy was set up in the real-life archaeological world with elements of the fantastic interspersed.

Mummy is set up in the made-up archaeological world with fantastic elements carrying the entire plot. So then, we must give Mummy much more leeway when it comes to idiotic points. Fine. Let's do that. There, that's done. But let's get away from Indy and get down to some "serious" criticism. You've waited this long. Let's first tackle Luke Ford, the son of Fraser and Bello, first.

I don't know whether to blame the script or him -- but either way the whole subplot of "healing the father-son relationship" hurts me like fire. It's painful.
But the whole Roadrunner/Wile E. Coyote aspect of this film was done well in the first two editions and done well enough so that you don't black out in this one. As for Chinese history and culture ... well, everything takes a header. It doesn't really matter that the movie takes place in Shanghai. They really do make up things like "Well, he'll be immortal if he gets to that cave, EXCEPT for if we stab him with this KNIFE!" (cut to shot of knife in Brendan Fraser's meaty paw).

But it has some nice action, and it's fine enough for a summer actioner. Just found this quote: "Rachel Weisz announced that she will not be reprising her role of Evelyn due to different interests with the screenplay." Yes, I can see her point. But The Mummy has to be considered slightly better than average because it's not actively offensive. You might feel dumber for having watched it but you'll never get the sense that they think they are fooling you. The film has simple goals and it meets them.
Fine for a matinée, Fine for a family, fine to get us into early August. Not fine up against real movies with plots, and not good enough to rave about afterwards. Brendan Fraser continues his epic journey on the vanilla highway and Rachel Weisz proves that she's worth at least a letter grade to any film she appears in. Other than that, this one is really slippery. There's not much either way to latch on to ... unless of course you're passing the grain alcohol around while those bright lights assault your senses. Then I suppose this would be a hell of a good time.

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