The Sun reports Shakira has hired a body double after receiving death threats, stemming from reports Colombian drug gangs have targeted her because of her high profile and estimated $45 million fortune. The singer had already employed bodyguards for protection.
Mr. Blackwell’s 2002 Worst Dressed List
January 8, 2003 – Contributed by Jerseline:
Fashion critic Mr. Blackwell has just came out with his annual worst and best dressed celebs of the year list. He held no punches, as he dissed such famous singers such as Pink, Shakira, Christina Aguilera, and even Kelly Osbourne. He also put huge actors on this list, such as Meg Ryan and Cameron Diaz. Surprisingly, no musicians made the best dressed list this year. He also spared his favorite target, Madonna, a place on the bad list this year. He did however take a pot shot at her recent film ‘Swept Away’.
Shakira’s Tour Rehearsals To Be Held In The Quad Cities
January 8, 2003 – Contributed by bailey03:
According to All Hit 98.9’s “Malibu Mark Manuel,” Shakira will be rehearsing for her new tour at The Mark of the Quad Cities, located in Moline, IL. He announced this information today on his morning show.
Shakira Gets A Letter From The Cure Frontman
December 22, 2002 – WENN reports Shakira was given tips on the music business from The Cure frontman Robert Smith. “She couldn’t believe it when she got the letter from Robert,” says a pal. “Shakira is a huge fan of The Cure so for him to write like that was absolutely thrilling. Now she can’t wait to meet him because he is one of her heroes.”
Shakira Donates Shoes To Children
December 20, 2002 – Associated Press reports Shakira returned to her hometown of Barranquilla to donate 10,000 pairs of tennis shoes — she has a deal with Reebok — to impoverished children. She sang for the children Thursday night and urged them to take part in sports.