Watson’s World News no. 1/2013

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Rock Star Shakira, Soccer* Star Piqué Have Baby

Colombian pop star Shakira (35) gave birth to a baby boy in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday.

The Proud Parents

The Proud Parents

The singer, who has had such hits as “Whenever, Wherever” and “Hips Don’t Lie,” announced* the birth on her website in a statement* published in English, Spanish and Catalán:  “We are happy to announce the birth of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 22nd at 9:36pm, in Barcelona, Spain.”
Gerard Piqué, a star footballer for FC Barcelona, is exactly ten years younger than Shakira.  They have the same birthday, February 2nd.
Piqué and Shakira first met while she was making the video for “Waka Waka” (This time for Africa), which became the theme song for the 2010 World Cup. Piqué appeared* in the video.
At Shakira’s request, the entire*
medical team helping with the birth was made up of women.  The women had to sign an agreement of confidentiality,* to avoid the press getting any photos of the new baby.
“Everything was organized, down to the smallest detail,” someone who knows Shakira well said.
Last week the couple released* a photo posing semi-nude together.  It was on an invitation to their fans to a special baby shower.* The purpose* of the event was to raise funds for UNICEF, a United Nations program that helps children worldwide.
This  was the 1st child for both Shakira and Piqué.
Vocabulary:
soccer – fotbalový
announce – oznámit
statement – prohlášení
appear – objevit se
entire – celý
confidentiality
avoid – vyhnout se
release – uveřejnit
baby shower – girly party to celebrate the upcoming birth of a child
purpose – účel
raise funds – získat peníze
Question for discussion:
Are you a fan of Shakira? Gerard Piqué?  Both?

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