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Usher Bids $80,000 on Photo at N.Y.C. Auction, Loses to Lorraine Schwartz

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Usher Bids $80,000 on Photo at N.Y.C. Auction, Loses to Lorraine Schwartz

Originally posted 10/31/2013 06:30AM

Usher isn't afraid to cough up dough for charity.

The singer bid $80,000 on a Richard Avedon photograph at the Gabrielle's Angel Foundation Angel Ball in New York City on Tuesday night. But unfortunately for him, that wasn't enough!

Celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, who designed Kim Kardashian's engagement sparkler, outbid the hit maker and forked over $85,000 for the piece.

And it was all for a good cause. Money from the auction will help fund cancer research, and celebs all came out to support the foundation.

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Usher Compares His Divorce to Lindsay Lohan's Problems | Usher

Usher Compares His Divorce to Lindsay Lohan's Problems

Originally posted 10/15/2010 03:20PM

It's been over a year since Usher filed for divorce from Tameka Foster, but the singer says he thinks the turmoil in his personal life actually benefited his career.

"In an era when sensationalism is more prevalent than anything, yeah, [the split helped my popularity]," Usher, 32, tells Playboy in its November issue, on newsstands now. "People love a train wreck. Lindsay Lohan – everybody is eager to see how that comes out. This is somewhat the same thing."

The Raymond v. Raymond singer says he's not ready to think about settling down again. "Seeing how marriage didn't work out for me the first time, I'm in no rush to do it again," he says. "Maybe I can find a couple of women who are open-minded. Look at how Hugh Hefner does it, with a harem of women."

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Oprah on Obama's Election: 'It Feels Like Hope Won'

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Oprah on Obama's Election: 'It Feels Like Hope Won'

Originally posted 11/05/2008 09:20AM

Oprah Winfrey has long been Barack Obama's No. 1 fan, so it's no surprise she wasted little time in speaking out about the Democrat's historic victory Tuesday night.

"It feels like hope won," the TV icon told Britain's BBC. "It feels like there's a shift in consciousness. It feels like something really big and bold has happened here, like nothing ever in our lifetimes did we expect this to happen."

The talk-show host was on hand in Chicago to watch Obama's victory speech, along with Brad Pitt and Jesse Jackson.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Courteney Cox and hubby David Arquette hosted a Barack Obama victory party Tuesday night at their Beverly Hills home, E! Online reports. Jennifer Aniston, Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher were reportedly among the guests.

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Usher, Stylist Girlfriend Are Engaged | Usher Raymond

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Usher, Stylist Girlfriend Are Engaged

Originally posted 02/23/2007 04:40PM

Usher is engaged to his stylist girlfriend, Tameka Foster, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

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