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).

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