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Colombian pop superstar Shakira is being sued for $100 million by ex-boyfriend Antonio de la Rua, who claims he acted as her business manager for years.

He claims he was the "principal architect" of a business plan that turned her into an icon and seeks to "recover his share of past and future partnership profits."

Shakira and Antonio De La Rua

In a separate case, Shakira is suing de la Rua for misappropriation of funds.

Her legal case, filed in the Bahamas in October, accuses him of paying himself an unauthorized bonus and using funds from their business for personal expenses.

Antonio de la Rua denies the allegations. His legal papers, however, provide a rare insight into the intricacies of sustaining a global pop career such as Shakira's.

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Shakira recently posted an adorable Instagram photo of herself rocking no makeup, an adorable baby bump and one content boyfriend, Gerard Pique.

Here's the cute, expectant couple at home today:

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The new Voice mentor, 35, and soccer player Gerard Pique, 25, sure look happy. "I could have another nine months like this," the Colombian singer wrote.

He got Shakira pregnant earlier this year.

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A judging spot on The Voice is not the only exciting thing on the horizon for Shakira.

The singer confirmed the great news today: She's pregnant!

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Leaving a message on her Facebook page, the artist wrote that she and boyfriend Gerard Pique are expecting.

"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 of the promotional activities planned over the next few days."

Shakira and the FC Barcelona soccer player have been an item for about 18 months.

She needn't worry, either, about no one reading this announcement: Shakira has over 54 million Facebook followers.

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The Voice Season 3 just got underway, but is there already a casting shake-up in the works for Season 4? According to a new report, at least, there may well be:

Usher and Shakira are replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.

Alleged insiders say Shakira and Usher would take the place of Christina and Cee Lo alongside Adam Levine and Blake Shelton at the end of the current season.

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Earlier this month, Aguilera opened up to Ryan Seacrest about the show, admitting she once viewed her job as a coach on The Voice "kind of like a side project."

"[I thought], 'It'll keep me close to my son [Max, 4] in L.A. I don't have to travel," the Grammy winner said. "Then it kind of took off, and there goes my free time!"

The Voice sources say Christina will use her break from the program to focus on tours and promotional duties surrounding the release of her new album, Lotus.

Christina Aguilera's "Your Body", the first single from the upcoming record, is already out. Green, for his part, is currently working with NBC on a new show.

The rumor comes just as speculation surrounding American Idol's revolving door ends: Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban will join Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey as judges.

What do you think? Should Usher and Shakira join The Voice?

 

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Her hips may not lie, but do they print money?

About two years since splitting with long-time boyfriend Antonio de la Rúa, Shakira is now facing a lawsuit from her ex... for $250 million!

Shakira and Antonio De La Rua

According to Mexican newspaper El Universal, de la Rúa says in legal documents that he resigned as a publicist while dating the gorgeous singer, eventually growing into her business manager.

As a result, he believes he's entitled to 18 percent of Shakira's $100 million deal with entertainment giant Live Nation. He also wants chunks of estates owned by the estranged couple in Uruguay and New York.

Shakira and de la Rúa broke up in August 2010 and went public with that news in January 2011.

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Warning to Kate Upton: Shakira is seeing your Cat Daddy dance and raising you the following music video for "Addicted to You."

The pint-sized artist has come out with the video for her latest single and, as always, it's far from unsexy. Watch now, as Shakira - with a shorter haircut than usual - shakes her hips and dances with that belly:

“Me besaste esa noche/Cual si fuera el último día de tu boca/Cada que yo me acuerdo/Yo siento en mi pecho el peso de una roca,” Shakira sings in the song, lyrics that translate to:

“You kissed me that night/As if it were the last day of your mouth/Everytime I recall/In my chest I feel the weight of a rock.”

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Shakira and the Obama Administration have announced that she will be a member of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

Seriously. The White House said in a statement:

“I am grateful that these impressive individuals have chosen to dedicate their talents to serving the American people at this important time for our country ... I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

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More than a wildly successful singer and celebrity news staple (Shakira and Gerard Pique have reportedly called things off), her list of accomplishments include:

  • Founding the Barefoot Foundation in 1995, which operates schools & educational projects for over 6,000 children in Colombia, South Africa, and Haiti.
  • Collaborating with the World Bank and the Barefoot Foundation to craft initiatives to distribute Latin American educational and developmental programs. 
  • Becoming a founding member of Latin America in Solidarity Action, a coalition of artists and business leaders seeking to promote early childhood policies.
  • Serving as Honorary Chair of Global Campaign for Education Global Action Week.
  • Serving as U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for the Children's Emergency Fund

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Shakira has reportedly dumped her footballer boyfriend, FC Barcelona star Gerard Pique, after he could not keep it in his pants. While dating Shakira. Amazing.

During his girlfriend's absences from Spain, Pique reportedly cheated on her with a younger woman. She somehow found out about this and they broke it off.

She and Gerard Pique have been dating for six months and quickly became "the most obnoxious couple in football," according to Spanish celeb gossip sites.

Shakira and Gerard Pique

They were constantly seen kissing and cuddling and were attached at the hip all summer. But evidently things went south, and she wasn't messing around.

Unlike most WAGs, Shakira doesn't need a soccer star for attention. She's the more famous half of that couple, not to mention older (34 to Gerard's 24).

Being cheated on with a younger woman couldn't have been fun to learn about, but at least the Colombian singer stood up for herself and dumped Pique.

We have some interns who are staff members, S. Just saying.

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While Eminem's "A Kiss" is sure to get people talking, Shakira's "Rabiosa" will leave tongues wagging. A great many of them, we're guessing.

Shakira is known for her sexy hip-shaking, but she really ups the ante with this effort, channeling her inner pole-dancer and gyrating away!

The 34-year-old Colombian singer smolders as a blonde and dons a new look - a brunette bob - in the new video, which features Pitbull.

"Rabiosa" is the third single from her album, Sale El Sol. Watch/drool below:

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Shakira and Antonio de la Rua have split up after 11 years together.

It actually happened months ago, but the notoriously private star did not go public with the news until confirming it on her blog this week.

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"In August 2010, we made a mutual decision to take time apart from our romantic relationship," she writes. "We have continued to work together hand in hand, have remained close and have kept the details absolutely private until now."

However, Shakira, who called her romance with the investment banker "the most wonderful years of our lives" hinted that they could reconcile in the future.

"We view this separation as temporary, a time of individual growth as we continue to be partners in our business and professional lives," she wrote.

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