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Usher Wins Primary Custody Of His Two Sons

August 25th, 2012 10:26am EDT
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Usher has won his custody battle with ex-wife Tameka Foster after she attempted to portray the singer as an absentee dad who was more interested in his career than their sons in court.

The former couple has been locked in a bitter custody battle over its two sons for months, but a judge in Georgia ruled in Usher's favor on Friday and awarded him primary custody of Usher, four, and Naviyd, three. Foster has been granted custodial rights which have yet to be revealed.

The surprise decision comes just days after the same judge ordered Usher to reopen his ex-wife's credit card account at de...
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Judge Denies Usher's Request To Delay Hearing In Custody Battle

August 4th, 2012 12:35pm EDT
Usher
Usher's bitter custody battle with his ex-wife Tameka Foster will resume on August 13, despite the singer's request to postpone the hearing following his stepson's death last month.

Foster challenged her former husband's stall plea, insisting his call for sympathy was "bogus" - and the judge overseeing the case has agreed there's no need to hold up proceedings.

In court papers filed this week, Usher suggested the hearing would cause "unnecessary stress and strain" for himself and his ex.

But the case will continue in Fulton County court in Georgia as planned.

Usher is expected to return...
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Usher's Former Stepson Laid To Rest

July 28th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
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The funeral for singer Usher's former stepson Kile Glover was held on Friday in Georgia. Friends and family paid their last respects during a service in Atlanta.

After he was knocked unconscious during a jet ski accident on Lake Lanier on July 6, the 11-year-old son of the star's ex-wife Tameka Foster was declared brain dead. Last weekend, his parents - Foster and entrepreneur Ryan Glover - took the child off life support.

Photos obtained by TMZ.com show the child's white casket decorated with red flowers as it was carried outside the church behind a sole escort, playing the trumpet. Hi...
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DILFs: 30 Hot Celebrity Dads - 2012 Edition

July 21st, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Cam Gigandet
Last week we put together a pictorial of 30 hot celebrity moms to the enjoyment of many that browsed. Not to let the ladies down, we thought it only fitting to do the same for the sexy celebrity dads. We did our best to throw in a few shirtless surprises, so click through our list of hot celeb dads. If we missed someone who'd be on your list let us know. Enjoy!

Cam Gigandet

Usher

Scott Disick

Brad Pitt

Chris Hemsworth

Colin Farrell

Will Smith

Orlando Bloom

Ben Afleck

David Beckham

Clive Owen

Josh Holloway

Jay-Z

Eric Dane

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10 Celebrity Death Hoaxes

July 12th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Eddie Murphy death hoax
Eddie Murphy has joined the death hoax club. Online rumors swirled on Wednesday that the actor tragically died in a snowboarding accident in Switzerland.

The manner of his death should have indicated it was a hoax. Other stars who have "died" in snowboarding incidents include Keanu Reeves, Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey.

Jeff Goldblum and Tom Hanks both met their maker after allegedly falling from cliffs in New Zealand. In April, Ryan Gosling reportedly died while filming in Austria and falling from a cliff.

Let's face it - tons of celebrities have been victims of death hoaxes, particularl...
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Usher's Ex-Wife Tameka Foster Asks Fans To Pray For Son

July 11th, 2012 10:37pm EDT
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R&B star Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster has asked fans to continue to pray for her son in the wake of his tragic jet ski accident on Friday.

Kile Glover,11, was hospitalised after he was hit by the watercraft while sitting on an inflatable raft on Lake Lanier in Atlanta, Georgia.

The youngster has since been declared brain dead, and now Foster and the boy's father, Ryan Glover, have broken their silence, requesting all good wishes be sent their way as they continue to pray for a miracle recovery.

A statement from the family reads, "We know God's in control, and (we) are leaning on our fai...
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10 Stars Besides Adam Lambert Who'd Be Great Judges On 'American Idol'

July 10th, 2012 11:04am EDT
Taylor Swift
"The X Factor" is starting its second season this fall with two brand new judges: Britney Spears and Demi Lovato. And it appears that "American Idol" is looking for some fresh blood too. Jennifer Lopez has hinted she might not return for a second season, and execs may be looking to completely shake up the judging line up.

Rumors suggested Adam Lambert was in talks to return to the show for the upcoming 12th sesason, and he is thrilled by the possibility. But would he be a good fit?

What about Taylor Swift? She released her first album at age 16. Her sophomore album "Fearless" went gold i...
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Usher Granted Restraining Order Extension Against Phony Wife

July 9th, 2012 5:31pm EDT
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R&B singer Usher has landed a one-year restraining order against a fan who insists she is his wife.

The Papers Hit-maker won a temporary ban against Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw last month after she showed up uninvited at his Georgia home and demanded to be let in.

She was arrested the following day when she returned to the property, telling cops she was Usher's wife and had misplaced her keys.

The singer was in court on Monday and breathed a sigh of relief after a judge agreed to make the ban more permanent by barring Jones-Rakestraw from approaching Usher and his children for one year,...
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Stars Show Support For Usher After Stepson Is Declared Brain Dead

July 9th, 2012 9:00am EDT
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Doctors have declared Usher's 11-year-old stepson brain dead after a jet ski accident on Saturday, and officials have launched an investigation into the incident.

Kyle Glover, son of the R&B star's estranged wife Tameka Foster, was hit while sitting on an inflatable raft on Lake Lanier in Atlanta, Georgia.

Glover suffered a head injury and has shown no brain activity since the accident, according to TMZ.com. At press time, it wasn't determined whether the boy would be taken off life support.

The Department of Natural Resources' Critical Incident Response Team plans on recreating the acci...
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Usher's Stepson Is Fighting For His Life Following Boating Accident

July 8th, 2012 8:42am EDT
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Usher's 11-year-old stepson Kyle Glover is in critical condition after a boat collision outside Atlanta, Georgia.

A man in a jet ski hit a boat pulling Glover, 11, and a 15-year-old girl riding in a inner tubes at Lake Lanier on Friday afternoon. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident, according to a Department of Natural Resources spokesman.

The children were air lifted to Children's Healthcare at Egleston Hospital, and a source told TMZ.com that Glover remains unresponsive and is in critical condition.

Glover is the son of Usher's estranged wife Tameka Foster. The singer reportedly c...
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Usher Gets Restraining Order Against Stalker Who Claimed She Was His Wife

June 29th, 2012 9:52am EDT
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Usher has obtained a temporary restraining order against a fan who claimed she was his wife.

Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw, 26, appeared uninvited to the R&B star's Georgia home on Saturday, pounded on his front door, and demanded to be let in, according to court documents.

Usher called the police. They told Jones-Rakestraw to move on. She did but retured the next day, according to TMZ.com. Officers once again went to Usher's house, and the trespasser tried to convince them she was the singer's wife and had simply misplaced her keys.

Jones-Rakestraw was arrested, and Usher filed for the rest...
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Usher Shocked By Ex-Wife's Lawyer During Nanny Questions

May 23rd, 2012 10:24pm EDT
Usher
Usher was left blind-sided in an Atlanta, Georgia courtroom on Wednesday when his ex-wife's lawyer accused him of sleeping with another woman during a cross-examination about the reinstatement of a nanny.

The singer was on the attack over his former wife Tameka Foster's decision to hire a babysitter, who had left the couple's employ during their marriage, without his knowledge when the attorney suggested he had a hidden motive to keep the woman away from his kids.

She suggested the nanny had "traveled to Miami (Florida)" with Usher and he had left after he was "discovered in bed with Maya...
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Usher Breaks Down In Tears Testifying In Court

May 22nd, 2012 8:20am EDT
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Usher broke down in tears in court over implications he prefers to go out partying instead of looking after his children.

The Yeah! hit-maker took to the stand in his custody battle with Tameka Foster in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, and he wiped his eyes with a tissue after his ex-wife's attorney presented photos of the singer partying in Europe in February. Usher tried to explain the photos, but was told by the judge to let his lawyers do the talking for him.

The singer was also subjected to several questions over his alleged drug use, admitting he has smoked marijuana in the past, but ...
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Justin Bieber Wins 'Disruptive Innovation' Award At Tribeca, Greets & Kisses Fans

April 28th, 2012 9:43am EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber took some time out of his busy schedule to greet fans at the Tribeca Film Festival yesterday where he accepted an award for "Disruptive Innovation."

The pop star received the award for disrupting "the traditional gatekeepers of the music industry." Bieber famously got discovered after posting his performances on YouTube. A talent agent helped Bieber land an audition with R&B star Usher, who - along with Island/Def Jam chairman L.A. Reid - gave the 15-year-old a recording contract.

The singer wore a varsity jacket and sunglasses as he kissed fans and took pictures with them ...
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Katy Perry Wears A See-Through Dress At Coachella - See More Star Photos From The Festival!

April 15th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Katy Perry at Coachella
Katy Perry attended the Coachella festival on Saturday wearing a transparent 60s style dress, combat boots and sunglasses. The pop star didn't seem to care that fans could see her black bra and grandma underwear.

A bunch of celebrities attended the event this weekend. Reality star and socialite Paris Hilton wore a white bikini top as she walked around the grounds. She attended the festival with Dutch DJ boyfriend Afrojack and friend Brandon Davis.

"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson got cozy with a mystery male companion while listening to Radiohead late on Saturday evening.

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Taylor Swift Joins Justin Bieber On His New Album 'Believe'

April 13th, 2012 11:54am EDT
Justin Bieber & Taylor Swift duet
It's a music match made in heaven. Teen pop stars Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift have collaborated on a song together.

Yesterday Bieber told U.K.'s Capital FM Radio that his new album "Believe" will feature a tune with the country songstress.

He explained, "You know, the whole album is just so different, there's so many different people collaborating. I mean I even wrote a song with Taylor Swift, so the whole album ranges differently."

His third album also features Kanye West, Drake, Timbaland and Usher.

Bieber's new single "Boyfriend" debuted at number two thanks to the second biggest ...
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Usher Flexes His Muscles To Prove Death Reports Are False

April 10th, 2012 9:42pm EDT
Usher
R&B star Usher has reached out to fans online to assure them than sick rumours suggesting he had been killed in a car crash are wrong.

Gossip about the Confessions hitmaker's wellbeing began spreading across the internet this week with a hoax article from Global Associated News alleging he was involved in a fatal accident on a highway in New Mexico.

The report stated, "Usher died in a single vehicle crash on Route 80 between Morristown and Roswell. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics responding to the vehicle accident and was identified by photo ID found on his body."

But U...
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Usher To Play Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard

March 22nd, 2012 10:03pm EDT
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R&B singer Usher is stepping into the ring to play boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard in an upcoming film.

The "Confessions" hitmaker will portray the now-retired champion in Hands of Stone, a new biopic about Panamanian fighter Roberto Duran, played by Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal.

And although the Grammy Award winner has yet to meet Leonard, Usher admits he's already begun honing his skills.

He tells BBC News, "If you see me in the corners boxing... I'm in preparation for a very incredible role. If you guys see me running around London that's what it is."

The movie, which is set to b...
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Happy 18th Birthday, Justin Bieber! (Fun Facts & Pics)

March 1st, 2012 9:30am EST
Justin Bieber
Pop wonderkind Justin Bieber turns 18 years old today. In just a few short years in the spotlight, Justin has turned millions of girls around the world into Beliebers, racked up a truckload of trophies and seen his debut album "My World" go double platinum. Not bad for a kid from Canada who was discovered on YouTube!

He's got superstar collaborations with Mariah Carey and his mentor Usher under his belt, and with a third album, "Believe," on the way, it's clear the new prince of pop's reign has only just begun.

Justin was given a birthday surprise when his manager presented him with a bra...
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Kids' Choice Nominations Announced - Katy Perry, Taylor Swift & More Make The List

February 17th, 2012 9:27am EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Daniel Radcliffe are among the top nominees for the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

The boy wizard franchise's eighth and final film, "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2," will compete against "The Smurfs," "The Muppets" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" for Favorite Movie, while Radcliffe will face off against Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Jim Carrey (Mr. Popper's Penguins) and Adam Sandler (Jack & Jill).

Radcliffe's Potter co-star Emma Watson is shortlisted for Favorite Movie Actress alongside Kristen Ste...
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Usher's Ex-Wife Wants Him To Cover Her Legal Costs

February 12th, 2012 4:33pm EST
Usher
Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond has asked a judge to order the singer to pay her legal costs in their ongoing custody dispute.

The R&B star's former partner filed paperwork in December demanding full custody of their sons Usher Raymond V, four, and three-year-old Naviyd, and an increase in her child support payments.

The stylist accused Usher of failing in his parental duties, but he responded by lodging his own legal papers asking a judge to deny Raymond's request because the allegations are false.

But now his ex is stepping up her fight for more cash, filing more documents at Fulton Cou...
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Tyrese Gibson & Chilli A Couple?

February 11th, 2012 6:00pm EST
Chilli
Tyrese Gibson is romancing Usher's ex-girlfriend, Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas, according to a new report.

Editors at In Touch Weekly claim the pair grew close after Gibson asked the former TLC star to portray his love interest in his steamy new video for "Nothing On You" - and now they've started dating.

A source tells the publication the "Transformers" actor had harbored affections for Chilli prior to the video shoot, "But she ignored him - until now."

Usher dated Chilli for two years before they split in 2003. She also featured in the hitmaker's promos for "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad."
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Usher Responds To Ex-Wife's Child Custody Claim

January 2nd, 2012 6:30pm EST
Usher
Usher has filed legal documents asking a judge to dismiss his ex-wife's demand for full custody of their kids.

The R&B star's former partner Tameka Raymond filed paperwork in Georgia last month demanding a change to their current arrangements, in which the former couple share joint physical custody of their two children.

Raymond accused the singer of failing in his parental duties by allegedly neglecting to ask her permission before travelling with the kids outside the state and before hiring nannies. She asked for full custody and an increase in her child support payments.

Usher has now...
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Adele's '21' Is America's Best-Selling Album Since 2004

December 28th, 2011 3:29pm EST
Adele
Adele's 2011 has ended on a high note after it emerged she's sold more albums in 12 months than any artist since Usher seven years ago.

The singer released her second disc, 21, in January and, boosted by a show-stopping performance at the Brit Awards in February and the worldwide success of lead single Rolling in the Deep, it enjoyed a long run in charts on both sides of the Atlantic.

Now, sales figures for the year show 21 has shifted 5.28 million copies in the U.S. alone - the highest annual sales since R&B star Usher's Confessions in 2004.

Lady Gaga's much-hyped Born This Way trail...
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U2's Tour Is Highest-Earning Of 2011

December 21st, 2011 2:39pm EST
U2
U2's 360 world tour was the highest-earning trek of 2011, according to newly released statistics.

The rockers' series of concerts, which began in 2009, grossed $293 million across 44 shows this year, according to Billboard Boxscore.

Bon Jovi, who were the highest-earning act in 2010, took second place with earnings of $192 million for their 68 shows across 2011.

Take That's Progress tour, in which original member Robbie Williams rejoined the line-up, was the third highest-grossing trek, with $187 million taken across the European shows.

Roger Waters and Taylor Swift completed the to...
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Rihanna Named Facebook.com's Most-Liked Star Of 2011

December 14th, 2011 8:22am EST
Rihanna
Rihanna has beaten Bob Marley to the top of Facebook.com's most liked list in 2011.

The Umbrella singer was the most sought after celebrity on the social networking site, while We Found Love, her collaboration with DJ Calvin Harris, was the most listened to song on the website.

Marley was second on the most-liked list and Avril Lavigne has come in third.

Also making the top 10: David Guetta, Enrique Iglesias, Usher, Lady Gaga, Metallica, Green Day and the Black Eyed Peas.
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Kanye West, Adele, Foo Fighters And Bruno Mars Dominate 54th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations

December 1st, 2011 8:24am EST
2012 Grammy Nominations
Kanye West, Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars will be the ones to watch at the 54th annual Grammy Awards after each landing a slew of top nominations.

The Stronger rapper leads the way with seven nods - his star-studded collaboration All of the Lights is up for Song of the Year and Best Rap Song, while he also earns a nod in the latter category for his Jay-Z duet Otis. The hip-hop stars' Watch The Throne album will also go head-to-head with West's solo disc, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy for Best Rap Album.

Adele is in the running for six honors and her critically-acclaimed project...
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Usher's Ex-Wife Demands Judge Strip Him Of Child Custody

November 30th, 2011 3:00pm EST
Usher
Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond has taken the singer to task with a list of claims that she says should strip him of physical custody of their two children.

TMZ obtained court documents in which Raymond alleges Usher failed to obtain her permission to travel outside the state of Georgia with their kids, failed to get her approval hiring nannies, give her custody during the Summer and during Christmas break, among other claims.

Usher also closed a Saks 5th avenue credit card she was using, and she claims he said he would not close the account. There is also the matter of the $5k Usher owe...
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Justin Bieber Wears An Ugly Christmas Sweater Jacket On 'Today' Show

November 23rd, 2011 11:00am EST
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber and special guest Usher performed on "Today" this morning as part of NBC's concert series at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Bieber got into the holiday spirit by wearing a red, white and beige Christmas sweater/jacket. There are entire websites devoted to ugly Christmas sweaters, and people hold parties celebrating the wacky tradition. On the ugliness scale we give Bieber a 3 out of 10 (10 being the worst). What do you think?

Check out Justin & Usher ringing in the holidays in the video below:
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Taylor Swift Dominates The 2011 American Music Awards

November 21st, 2011 8:10am EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift and Adele dominated the 2011 American Music Awards on Sunday after walking away with three trophies each.

The Love Story hit-maker ruled the country music categories, taking home the Favorite Female Artist accolade and Favorite Album for Speak Now, as well as the coveted Artist of the Year honor.

Accepting her award, a stunned Swift told the audience, "I wrote this album while I was on the Fearless tour and so I ended up writing lots of these songs at four in the morning in hotel rooms... And the fact that you would honor it in this way, you just have no idea what this mean...
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