Shakira Shakes Hips, Wins Awards, Donates to Charity

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Politicians love Shakira.

Soon, exiled children in Colombia will, as well.

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The hip-shaking beauty will donate proceeds from a concert in her hometown to build an arts school for 1,800 children forced to flee their homes by Colombia's civil war.

The concert, part of her worldwide Oral Fixation tour, will held Nov. 15 in the Caribbean port city of Barranquilla. It's being billed as a festive homecoming for the international superstar, who last month was nominated for five Latin Grammy awards.

That's about the same number of men's jaws that break every day from dropping over Shakira pictures.

The English and Spanish bilingual school will bear the name of Shakira's Pies Descalzos (Spanish for "Bare Feet") foundation and have an emphasis on arts education, the foundation said Thursday in a statement.

The school will be located in La Playa, a poor suburb of Barranquilla where 45 percent of the residents are minors, only about half of whom attend school.

It's nice to see celebrities donate to charity, isn't it? Shakira focuses on schools, Jake Gyllenhaal offers his pants. There's something for everybody, really.

Meanwhile, in Mexico, the singer won five prizes at Premios Oye!, a Mexican music award ceremony hosted Thursday. Top among them was Song of the Year for "Hips Don't Lie."

Following the naming of Scarlett Johansson as the Sexiest Woman Alive, we'd say the people in charge of awards are on top of their games this week.


Shakira Biography

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Barranquilla, Colombia
Full Name
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll