Tag Archives: Shakira

Hispanic TV Upfronts 2017: The Good, the Bad, the Beautiful

May is my favorite month of the year, and not only because it is my birthday, and spring is blooming and all that crap. It is because in addition to the very serious journalistic work I do everyday, I get to attend … Continue reading

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Shakira and Activia Partner to Promote Lego and a Brand of Mexican Milk

Call me crazy, but I believe Shakira’s latest World Cup video does little to beat the drum for sponsor Activia, a Dannon Company. Instead, La La La (Brazil 2014) sounds like the perfect song to sell products from this Mexican food giant…. or even these other guys…. Watch … Continue reading

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Shakira Launches Own Fragrance… Sadly Not Called “Waka-La”

Shakira (aka Legally Blond Part III) has finally launched her own fragrance, which according to her very tacky self is a “fresh, elegant and suave aroma, whose main ingredients are jasmine, vanilla and sandalwood.” The concoction goes by the name … Continue reading

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The ‘Waka Waka Gate’ Heats Up. Vargas Says Shakira Plagiarized a Song He Took from Someone Else

[ UPDATED: Wilfrido Vargas this week came forward to deny reports of a potential lawsuit against Shakira.] The Waka Waka Gate -which I am proud to have partly initiated– is about to become more interesting. Turns out Dominican composer Wilfrido … Continue reading

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Hip-Shaking Liberian Kid Outdoes Shakira AND Las Chicas del Can in Waka Waka Rendition

Thanks to some loyal followers of this blog, I was able to find this jewel in the depths of YouTube. Turns out Waka Waka is not only not exclusive of Shakira, nor Las Chicas del Can, but apparently it’s as … Continue reading

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Way Before Shakira Reached Puberty, the Waka Waka Was Called ‘El Negro no Puede’

If you are remotely familiar with Univision and it’s exclusive Spanish-language rights to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, I’m certain you have heard the now ubiquitous Waka-Waka, a melody everybody wants us to believe was written from … Continue reading

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CBS Wants you to Know Shakira is an Ivy League Graduate, Somehow Linked to ‘Sex and the City’

UPDATED: SEEMS LIKE SOMEONE AT CBSNEWS.COM READ THIS BLOG, SO THE COLUMBIA SLIP-UP HAS BEEN FIXED ONLINE. [THANK GOD FOR SCREEN GRABS] Turns out Univision’s CEO, Joe Uva, is not the only who is nuts about things hailing from Columbia. … Continue reading

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