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Shakira welcomes 1st child

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Shakira is a mama.

A spokeswoman for the 35-year-old Colombian singer says Shakira Mebarak and 25-year-old soccer star Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona welcomed son Milan Pique Mebarak on Tuesday at 9:36 p.m. in Barcelona, Spain.

A statement posted on the pop star’s site in English, Spanish and Catalan says that “just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth.”

Milan is the couple’s first child.

McGraw in focus

Tim McGraw will be the focus of this year’s Academy of Country Music concert special.

“ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night” will be recorded April 8, the night after this year’s ACM Awards.

The two-hour concert will be filmed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and aired later on CBS. All proceeds go to the ACM Lifting Lives charity.

McGraw is poised to release a new album, “Two Lanes of Freedom,” on Feb. 5 and will tour later this year.

Timberlake to sing

Justin Timberlake will appear in his first concert in more than four years the night before the Super Bowl.

Timberlake has signed on to perform during “DIRECTV Super Saturday Night,” Feb. 2 in New Orleans.

The singer recently released a single and will release an album this year.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Ray Stevens is 74. Singer Aaron Neville is 72. Singer Neil Diamond is 72. Singer-songwriter Becky Hobbs is 63. Comedian Yakov Smirnoff is 62. Actress Nastassja Kinski is 54. Actor Ed Helms is 38. Actress Tatyana Ali is 34. Actress Mischa Barton is 27.

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