09:27 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 08/31/2013 12:00PM
Soccer star Gerard Piqué must already be dreaming of a family legacy on the field.
Piqué, the FC Barcelona defender, posted a photo Thursday holding his sweetly grinning – and growing – son, Milan Piqué Mebarak, 7 months, with the Spanish Super Cup trophy at the team's Camp Nou football stadium.
Milan, born to Piqué, 26, and partner Shakira, 36, in January, has already adapted his father's sporting style. Just two days after his birth, the happy family posted a photo of his tiny feet, clad in white Nike sneakers, noting the baby was "a member of FC Barcelona at birth."
Originally posted 08/14/2013 12:20PM
Looking at Shakira's rock-hard abs, it's hard to believe that the singer delivered her first child earlier this year.
But the new mom, who's featured on the cover of the September issue of Self, tells the magazine that she didn't snap back into shape immediately after her son, Milan, was born in January.
"After the delivery, you look like a shar-pei!" the 36-year-old admits.
Originally posted 06/18/2013 11:30PM
The Voice has a new champ: Danielle Bradbery!
She was crowned at Tuesday's star-studded finale, which featured a rare performance by Cher and performances by Bruno Mars, Pitbull and Christina Aguilera, who'll be back in her swivel chair next season, along with fellow coach Cee Lo Green.
Bradbery, of Team Blake Shelton, beat out Michelle Chamuel of Team Usher, who came in second, and The Swon Brothers, Zach and Colton, of Team Blake, who nabbed third place.
Originally posted 06/17/2013 11:00PM
Will the winner of this season's The Voice be a little bit country? Or whole lot indie rock?
The three remaining acts on the singing competition made it tough for voters on Monday, each turning out distinctive performances on the show's energetic live final competition, which saw coaches Blake Shelton and Usher take heartfelt meetings with the artists and their families.
Predictions for the winner came directly from the judges themselves, with Adam Levine who quickly called it for Texas teen Danielle Bradbery, the show's youngest competitor. At just 16, she covered hits by a host of Nashville's powerhouse female singers including Patty Loveless, Pam Tillis and Sara Evans.
"I am insanely jealous of Blake for snagging you, from the beginning," Levine teased. "Your voice is so unbelievably powerful and perfect. I think Danielle is the winner of this thing."
Originally posted 06/17/2013 10:00AM
After a season filled with unique talent, The Voice wraps up its final night of competition Monday with two country acts squaring off against one inspiring indie rocker.
Will veteran coach Blake Shelton prevail again? Or will newcomer Usher take a win in his first season on the show?
Powerful performances are expected from Oklahoma's Swon Brothers, a duo known for sweet harmonies who last week was inducted into Oklahoma's Music Hall of Fame. But the Team Blake singers must fend off another country challenge from finalist Danielle Bradbery of Texas, the show's youngest contestant at 16, who has shown maturity in performance and praise for her pitch-perfect singing skills.
Originally posted 06/17/2013 03:15PM
The Voice judge celebrates Father's Day by posing with her main men, Gerard Piqué and son Milan
Originally posted 06/12/2013 10:15AM
She may be outnumbered by the male coaches on The Voice, but at home Shakira is on far more equal footing.
When it comes to Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué, 26, her partner since 2011, "He has his own world and that's actually one of the healthiest things about the relationship," the singer-songwriter and new mom, 36, tells Elle magazine in its July cover story.
"I know that he's the one person who is with me not because of any interest other than the love that unites us," she says. "There's nothing I can offer him beyond my womanhood – does that word exist in English?"
Originally posted 06/12/2013 07:55AM
They survived eliminations, bonded with their coaches and won over America with their talents and charm, but on Tuesday two of The Voice's five semi-finalists had to end their journey on the singing competition.
Team Blake's Danielle Bradbery and The Swon Brothers and Michelle Chamuel of Team Usher all advanced to the finals.
Saying goodbye: Team Shakira's Sasha Allen and Adam Levine's Amber Carrington.
Originally posted 06/11/2013 09:00AM
At 16, Danielle Bradbery may be the youngest singer left on The Voice, but on Monday Blake Shelton's contestant proved she has what it takes to beat her older competitors.
Shakira called her "a little star," while a gushing Usher used the word "amazeballs" to describe the Texas teen's near-flawless performances, including "Please Remember Me," the 1995 Rodney Crowell tune later recorded by Tim McGraw.
"What you possess is genuine and God-sent," Usher told Bradbery.
With five artists left, Bradbery added to the increasingly tough competition as the artists covered disco (Donna Summer), '70s rock (Loggins & Messina) and even German electronic dance music from the producer Zedd on Monday's show.
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