No wonder they erected a giant statue of Shakira in Colombia. She's good people.

The gorgeous singer has launched a star-studded foundation to combat child poverty: the Latin America in Solidarity Action, whose Spanish acronym is ALAS, or "wings."

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Shakira once sung about how fortunate it was her breasts were "small and humble."

Maybe the real ones are. But now that Barranquilla, Colombia has erected a six-ton statue of the homegrown pop diva, all her metal body parts can be seen from space.

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No, they don't. And neither do those hips. Oh no, those things are oh-so-truthful. And can they dance! Here, Colombian singer Shakira takes flight during a special performance, kicking off the MTV Video Music Awards Latin America in Mexico City on Thursday.

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The other day, while sitting in the T.H. Gossip headquarters and listening to Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" for the 847th time , it occurred to us that we might as well buy the damn thing. Well, we were astonished to discover that no fewer than 15 songs are currently outpacing our Colombian princess on iTunes' most downloaded list. Which gave us the idea to tell our readers what those songs are.

Below, you'll find the Top 19 most downloaded songs on iTunes as of right this minute. Some you will definitely expect. Others will surprise you. Others still will nauseate you and possibly make you contemplate suicide. One is from a duo who takes its name from a former NBA star. In any event, it's a good list...

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Not only don't her hips lie, they get nominated for awards! Proving that sexy and catchy really do garner popularity (who knew?), Shakira led the list of nominees for the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers tied the Brazillian bombshell with seven noms for their song, "Dani California." It will go up against the hips of Shakira, "Ain't No Other Man" by Christina Aguilera, Madonna's "Hung Up" and Panic! At The Disco's "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" for video of the year.

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Sunday's World Cup final between Italy and France in Berlin, Germany, will be more than a match to decide the world's best football team. It will be a party, a celebration for all the citizens of our planet to revel in.

"We don't want a rigid, serious ceremony but instead want to show that Germany is a country where you can dance and celebrate," said Dieter Brell, the man who developed the concept of the World Cup's closing ceremony. "I think it's time to ignite that flame."

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Shakira Biography

Shakira Fashion Shakira is pretty much as sexy as it gets. In case you haven't heard, her hips do not lie. This is the highest-selling Colombian-born... More »
Born
Birthplace
Barranquilla, Colombia
Full Name
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll