Shakira Says Our Leaders Lack Love

Shakira commented on her anti-war video that she has added to her current tour. “We forget that bombs and missiles don’t fall on cardboard dummies,” she tells Rolling Stone magazine. “Our leaders are lacking love, and love is lacking leaders.”

Avoiding Media Overkill Helps Shakira

January 26, 2003 – Despite Shakira’s sales, she hasn’t reached media overkill, according to Lisa Thomas, music director of Dallas’ KDMX-FM/Mix 102.9. “I don’t think she’s as mass as [Christina Aguilera] or [Britney Spears] — and that can help in that she hasn’t become tainted,” Thomas tells Dave Ferman of the Star-Telegram. “It happened to Ricky Martin — there was overload and people just said, ‘Enough.’ She’s not so omnipresent that it’ll hurt her.”

Shakira Spotted Dining And Dancing In Chicago

January 21, 2003 – The Chicago Sun-Times reports Shakira, who was in town Saturday doing a concert at the United Center, was spotted dining and dancing at Nacional 27 on Friday night with her bodyguards and two pals.

Shakira Doesn’t Want To Be Compared To Cinderella

January 20, 2003 – While some might compare Shakira’s rapid success internationally to the story of Cinderella, she doesn’t like the short-lived comparison. “I certainly don’t want to identify with Cinderella,” she tells the Chicago Sun-Times. “She had a dream that lasted only until midnight. I want to last until at least 3 a.m. But luckily, my career has developed in such a way that I had the chance to assimilate all the changes in my life. Life has been very benevolent to me.”

Shakira Tour Is The Production Of Her Dreams

January 20, 2003 – While Shakira’s 2001 English debut ‘Laundry Service’ vaulted her into global superstardom, it also gave her the resources to put together a world-class concert. “It’s the production of my dreams,” she told Ramiro Burr of the Houston Chronicle. “It took 13 or 14 years of my career to get to this point. It’s wonderful to have this team of people working on my production. They’re the same people who’ve produced U2 and Rolling Stones. It’s everything I wanted to have artistically, and it really allows me to express myself the way I want to.”

Shakira Won’t Be A Clothes Washer

January 17, 2003 – Star magazine quotes Shakira saying, “Women who don’t fight for their place in society really don’t want it. I’m just not a woman who would wash her husband’s clothes every day.”

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