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Colombian pop star Shakira has been summoned to appear in a Barcelona court following allegations that she illegally avoided €14.5 million in taxes.

Spanish media reports claim the singer and philanthropist has been accused of tax evasion since December of last year.

Prosecutors argue that she falsely claimed to live in the Bahamas when she lived in Catalonia, and is due in court on June 12 over the claims.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In Spain, only trials are public, therefore her hearing will take place privately behind closed doors.

Spanish state prosecutors accused the mother-of-two of fraud last year, claiming she had pretended to live abroad and use an existing complex offshore corporate structure to prevent herself meeting tax obligations between 2012 and 2014.

She began dating former Manchester United defender Pique in 2011 and moved back to Barcelona, so should supposedly have paid taxes on her worldwide earnings to Spanish tax services.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shakira was previously a tax resident in the Bahamas but only registered in 2015 as a full tax resident. Those who spend over 183 days in a given calendar year in the country are obliged to pay tax as Spanish residents.

Tax inspectors have been following Shakira's finances for years, and she appeared in an investigation carried out by the Guardian in 2017 on offshore corporate finance. The Paradise Papers was carried out by other news organisations alongside the Guardian.

Despite paying the €14.5 million debt settlement, she hasn't been able to stop the case from going to court. Her lawyer insisted she had always fulfilled her tax obligations in accordance with the advice of her financial advisors in every country.

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Shakira rose to fame in 2005 with her hit single Hips Don't Lie, but allegedly her accounts might. 

The mum-of-two has been charged with tax evasion in Spain. 

The Colombian native has been alleged to have avoided €14.5m in tax.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Shakira is accused of avoiding tax by listing her place of residence as The Bahamas.

The charges claim she actually lived in Spain, with Barcelona as her primary residence rather than The Bahamas.

Shakira moved to Spain in 2015, but prosecutors claim she was already living in Spain from 2012. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As the charges have been applied, a judge will now decide if the songstress with face trial. 

The judge must asses if there is sufficient evidence stacked against the singer to apply a penalty. 

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We all know the deal. You're out with your other half and come across a pretty field/restaurant/background and you just HAVE to take a selfie there.

That's what happened when Shakira went on a road trip with her boyfriend Gerard Piqué. 

The singer shared a video of her struggle to get a good picture and you can hear the footballer making fun of her in the background.

"She's trying to take a photo. I've been here for half an hour already in the car waiting as she takes a picture."

Shakira then told him off for slagging her before she said, "What us girls have to go through to get a selfie."

I think all partners can completely relate to this (and we apologise, but if we don't take a selfie, were we really on a road trip in the first place??).

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The Queen of Facebook has been announced, according to the Guinness Book of World Records at least.

In the 2016 edition Colombian singer Shakira holds the record for the most ‘liked’ person on the social media website.

She has gathered 107,142,986 ‘likes’ making her the most liked individual. In second place comes Christiano Ronaldo with 102,782,118 ‘likes’. Shakira however has more likes only than two other pages on the site.

One of them is Facebook itself, and the other is Facebook for Every Phone which has 547,111,981 ‘likes’.

This isn’t the first time the singer has broken the record. Since July 2014 she’s held the title and became the first person to attract over 100 million likes on an official Facebook page.

~ Just got my 3 Guiness World Record framed! So, logically, I decided to chill next to them on my couch! 🙂 ~ Acabo de…

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Earlier this year Shakira had her records framed and shared a photo of them with her fans, on Facebook, naturally.

Other celebrities who have broken records this year include Taylor Swift and Jay-Z.

TSwift has the record for the “most million-selling weeks on U.S albums charts (three)” for the first-week sales of her albums Speak Now, Red and 1989.

Jay-Z also has “most debuts at No.1 on the U.S album chart by a rap artist” with a total of 13.

The American series of The Voice also holds the record for the “most-tweeted TV series in one minutes.” During the show’s live episode in May 2014 they set the record with 310,000 tweets during the semi-final.

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The Forbes list for the World's 100 Most Powerful Women was released today, and it contains some pretty heavy hitters.

Considered the annual benchmark for the females influencing and creating change over the last 12 months, the Forbes list doesn't lie.

This year's rankings are no different, and although German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the list for the fifth time in a row, there are some other names in there that we reckon could knock her off the number one spot next time around.

Aged just 25, Taylor Swift is the youngest woman to be included, and while she has a long way to climb, she is doing well for her first entrance in 64th place.

The singer is estimated to have a net worth of around €75 million, and her award-winning album 1989 had the biggest first-week sales of any record in a whopping 12 years.

As well as that, she still has time to chill with her BFFs… and document it all for us on social media.

 

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Further up the list is fellow singer Beyoncé at number 21, this year's highest-ranking entertainer.

Given that Bey and her husband Jay-Z managed to generate an incredible €85 million from just 19 US shows on their On The Run tour last year, we reckon Beyoncé is a pretty powerful female alright.

US Vogue editor Anna Wintour also made it into the top 50, ranking at number 28 this year.

The famously ruthless magazine queen joins other fashion heavyweights Diane Von Furstenberg (75th place) and Miuccia Prada (79th place) on the 2015 list.

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara might seem like an unusual inclusion at 57th place, but considering that she is currently the highest paid woman in television, we can see why she deserves a nod.

Sofia reportedly takes home €300K per 25-minute episode of the show, and that's not counting her film roles and endorsement deals.

Coming in just behind Angela Merkel in second and third place this year are US Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, along with philanthropist Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Other big names to make the list include Oprah Winfrey (12th place), Ellen DeGeneres (50th place),  Angelina Jolie (54th place) and Shakira (81st place).

That is quite a group of women!

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What a dote!

Singer Shakira gave birth her second child over the weekend, and today she revealed that he is just as handsome as his footballer daddy, Gerard Piqué!

The couple welcomed little Sasha late on Sunday night, the newest addition to their growing family which also includes their one-year-old son Milán.

Yesterday Shakira teased us by posting a sweet picture of Sasha's teeny tiny foot, with the caption, "I have Daddy's feet, it looks like I've been playing football my whole life":

And today the Hips Don't Lie singer finally shared a proper snap of the gorgeous little man, posting to Twitter with the message, "We'd like to introduce you to Sasha Piqué Mebarak."

Ah, so cute!

Shakira showed off the image of Sasha to promote her work with UNICEF World Baby Shower, a global initiative to help children in impoverished areas.

It's been a big week for Shakira and Gerard, who celebrated their joint birthday on Monday – we can't think of a better birthday present than a happy and healthy newborn son!

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Singer Shakira has remained silent on social media since giving birth to her second child over the weekend, but the star finally took to Instagram this evening to share a sweet first picture of the little one with her followers.

Shakira and her footballer husband Gerard Piqué already have one child together, one-year old Milán.

The couple welcomed their second son Sasha late on Sunday evening, and the Hips Don't Lie singer revealed he's already taking after his Daddy!

She shared a photo of Sasha's teeny foot to Twitter and Instagram with the caption, "I have Daddy's feet, it looks like I've been playing football my whole life," posting the same caption in Spanish too, for her legions of South American fans.

It's been a big week for Shakira and Gerard, who celebrated their joint birthday on Monday – we can't think of a better birthday present than a happy and healthy newborn son!

The couple were pictured leaving hospital in Barcelona on Monday afternoon, though they kept little Sasha safely hidden in the back of the car.

Shakira gave birth to Milán in the same Barcelona hospital last year. Just a few more sons and they'll practically have a family football team!

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Congratulations to Shakira and her husband Gerard Piqué!

The couple welcomed their second child last night in Barcelona, Spain and announced the news in a statement just before midnight.

Colombian superstar Shakira was admitted to hospital two days ago and gave birth to a baby boy by Caesarean section at around 7pm local time last night. A name has yet to be revealed but we're sure they'll pick something suitably lovely!

This is the couple's second child together – two year old Milan was born in the same hospital back in 2013. Shakira and Gerard announced in August 2014 that they were expecting a second boy.

Just last week, Shakira showed off her blossoming baby bump in an Instagram picture, as part of UNICEF's World Baby Shower project.

We're delighted to hear of her new arrival!

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Colombian singer Shakira is expecting a second baby with footballer boyfriend Gerard Pique.

The Hips Don’t Lie singer confirmed the wonderful news in an interview with Cosmopolitan Mexico, saying, “The truth is that yes, I am pregnant.” Congratulations!

There’s no word yet on the due date, but Shakira was already showing subtle signs of a bump when she performed at the World Cup closing ceremony last month. She looked spectacular in a revealing red dress, but many speculated it had been designed to hold in her growing tummy:

Shakira and Gerard already have one son together, 18-month-old Milan, who appeared in the music video for Shakira’s 2014 World Cup anthem along with his daddy Gerard.

Although she made an incredible body transformation after her first birth, the singer revealed recently that it wasn’t easy. “It was a shock, the first time I looked in the mirror after giving birth,” she told the German edition of Women’s Health magazine. “You wonder whether it’s even possible to look the way you did before.”

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It looks like baby number two could be on the way for Shakira. Columbian media outlets have been reporting that the singer and her boyfriend Gerard Piqué are expecting.

Rumours first began to circulate when Shakira showed off less skin than usual when she performed at the World Cup, hinting that she might be hiding something.

Apparently she is three months along and is taking a lot of precautions with her health and nutrition.

The couple, who already have a one-year-old son Milan, have yet to confirm the news, so we’ll just have to wait and see!

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Shakira is officially the most liked person on Facebook after becoming the first person ever to reach 100 million likes!

The superstar hit the staggering social media milestone yesterday and was delighted with the news.

“I am honoured and humbled about reaching this milestone,” the 37-year-old Colombian singer said. “Social media and specifically Facebook has helped myself and other artists bridge the gap between the stage and the audience.”

To mark her achievement, Shakira posted a video of her most important Facebook moments since joining the social network in 2008. The video includes pictures of her album covers, her baby bump and glimpses of her son, Milan.

She also posted a video thanking fans for their support.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was clearly impressed with Shakira’s popularity, writing “‘Congrats!” in a comment on her page. He added, “What an amazing milestone for an amazing person.”

The only other page to have more likes than Shakira is Facebook’s own brand page.

WOW!

Shakira has been in the spotlight recently thanks to her official video for her new World Cup 2014 song.

Congrats Shakira!  It must be lovely to be so well liked, and we’re not jealous AT all!

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You know that reaction when you’re seven-years-old and you see people kissing? Well, that was our reaction when we saw Shakira’s recent display of love!

The singer was super excited about her performance at the Billboard Music Awards that she leapt up on her husband Gerard Piqué, wrapped her legs around him and gave him a very lusty smooch.

The two were far from alone however and many people looked a little bit shocked.

Aww, it’s always nice to see a couple so much in love though. Keep up the good work guys!

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