Shakira, Salma Hayek Help Dora The Explorer Celebrate Anniversary. Dora the Explorer is calling on Shakira and Salma Hayek, among others, to help celebrate her 10th anniversary. Who knew the Spanglish-speaking animated tyke had such hot friends? The two Latin stars are among the celebrities joining Dora for her milestone, which is being anchored by an all-new hour-long TV movie, “Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure.” John Leguizamo, Rosie Perez, and Hector Elizondo are all lending their voice talents to the upcoming animated movie. In “Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure,” Dora and Boots explore the Magic Storybook Land and take a page out of “The Wizard of Oz,” where they encounter La Bruja (the witch), voiced by Perez, the Flying Monkeys (Leguizamo) and the Wishing Wizzle (Elizondo). Shakira, Hayek, and others, including Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd of “The View,” will be among the celebrities featured on a special 12-minute Dora 10th Anniversary tribute executive-produced by Academy Award- nominated Brett Morgen. The mini-documentary features the show’s creators and celeb commentators discussing the series’ cultural and educational impact. “For the past 10 years, Dora the Explorer has been a pioneer – a symbol of empowerment, diversity and education,” said Brown Johnson, President of Animation for Nickelodeon. “She has captured the hearts of millions of fans around the world and will continue to inspire and entertain preschoolers for many years to come.” “Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure,” along with the special tribute, premiere Sunday, August 15th, at 8:00 pm ET/PT on Nickelodeon.
When she’s not making people go “Waka Waka” with her hit World Cup anthem, Shakira is expanding her international brand. She recently unveiled her new fragrance, simply titled S, which is sure to smell like success. S is said to contain notes of benzoin, amber, vanilla, as well as fresh woods and Indian jasmine Sambac. “Like a song, a perfume is composed of different individual notes, which together form a harmony,” Shakira said about her new fragrance. The fragrance is set to hit stores worldwide later this year. Also set to hit stores later this year is her follow-up to last year’s “She Wolf.” The spanglish album is said to be influenced by sounds from Dominican Republic and Colombia, as well as more rock sounds. It’s due in September.
Shakira is addicted to chocolate. The ‘She Wolf’ hitmaker admits she only realised how strong her cravings for the sugary treat were when she woke up tearful after dreaming of it while dieting to get in shape for a music video. She said: ‘I love chocolate. I’m addicted to it. Do you know when I realised that? Shortly before we started shooting the video for ‘She Wolf.’ ‘I needed a whole month to get back into shape. I danced, worked out and had to stick to a strict diet – only fish, spinach and a specially-prepared dessert with tofu. For the first time in my life I was dreaming of chocolate and cake and always woke up with tears in my eyes.’ However, the Columbian-born beauty made sure she made up for her deprivation as soon as filming the video was complete. She added to website Tagesspiegel.de: ‘When we finished shooting the video I went to a cafe in Los Angeles and had five pieces of chocolate cake in one go!’