01:41 PM EDT 10/22/2013
Originally posted 10/16/2013 09:30AM
Usher celebrated his 35th birthday Monday night at Los Angeles hot spot Bootsy Bellows.
Joined by friends Sean "Diddy" Combs, Justin Bieber, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ashley Benson, Jermaine Dupri, T.I., Blake Shelton, David Arquette, Miguel and Cassie, the R&B star arrived at the surprise bash around 11 p.m., and he was ready to party.
Dressed in a blue button-down, blue pants, pony-hair camouflage sneakers and a Gucci fedora, the birthday boy dominated the dance floor, according to onlookers.
Originally posted 10/09/2013 10:00AM
As a dancer, Usher could already float like a butterfly. And now, he can also sting like a bee.
Muhammad Ali's famous words certainly ring true for the R&B star, who underwent rigorous boxing training to prepare for the upcoming film Hands of Stone, in which he plays another legendary boxer: Sugar Ray Leonard.
"What he did as a boxer is no different from what I do as a dancer," the 34-year-old Usher says of Leonard, now 57, in the November issue of Men's Health, on newsstands Oct. 15.
Originally posted 08/18/2013 09:30AM
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Originally posted 08/14/2013 10:35AM
Tameka Foster says she doesn't blame her ex-husband Usher for a pool accident that sent her oldest son to the hospital on Aug. 5. But she is angry that it happened when he was away and she was not there to protect the boy herself.
Speaking to Good Morning America's Dan Abrams on Wednesday, Foster, 42, recounted the dreaded phone call she got from Usher, 34, saying it brought her back to the moment when she lost her son Kile Glover last year in a jet ski accident on Georgia's Lake Lanier.
"I said, 'I've had this call before,' " Foster said Wednesday. "I didn't blame him for it. I was just angry that it happened on his watch. Never have my children been injured on my watch."
Originally posted 08/13/2013 11:15AM
Usher's son has been released from an Atlanta hospital after being admitted to the ICU last Monday following a frightening pool accident.
Usher Raymond V, the singer's oldest son with his ex-wife Tameka Foster, "is going to be just fine," a source close to The Voice coach tells PEOPLE. "Doctors were taking every precaution to make sure Cinco was okay, but the danger looks like it has passed."
Days after the incident, the 5-year-old was sitting up, smiling, laughing and eating in his hospital bed after nearly drowning when his arm got stuck in a pool drain as he attempted to retrieve a toy.
Originally posted 08/10/2013 02:15PM
It turned out to be a week of make-up extremes, with readers treated to surprising new looks from two unexpected sources: Jennifer Aniston and Stacy Keibler.
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Originally posted 08/09/2013 05:00PM
Usher and his ex Tameka Foster faced off in an Atlanta courtroom Friday over the custody of their two sons, Usher V, 5, and Navivyd Ely, 4.
After an afternoon of emotional testimony, a judge dismissed the case, leaving the singer with primary custody of the children.
During the hours-long hearing, both Foster and Usher – along with his aunt, Rena Oden – took the stand to discuss the children and each Foster and Usher's parenting.
Originally posted 08/08/2013 05:15PM
Usher and Tameka Foster's oldest son, Usher V, is on the mend after a horrifying pool accident earlier this week and Foster couldn't be happier about his recovery.
Foster posted a pic of herself cradling her little boy in the hospital on Thursday.
"My favorite 5-year-old. What a blessing!" she wrote. "I have always loved and appreciated my sons but tragedies and close calls make this even more evident."
She also revealed earlier in the day that Cinco was "resting well" and that they'd "had a SpongeBob marathon ALLL night," because "he wouldn't go to sleep!"
Originally posted 08/07/2013 11:20AM
Two days after a scary pool accident sent Usher's oldest son, Usher V, to the hospital, the 5-year-old is doing "okay," according to his mother, Tameka Foster. But the drama may not be over yet.
Foster has requested an emergency child-custody hearing to regain primary custody of the couple's two children, Usher V and Naviyd, 4, reports TMZ.
"Now that it's sunk in, she is livid," says a source close to Foster. "Usher has custody and won't let Tameka have the kids, even when he's out of town. She feels like the kids are being raised by his family or by nannies, when they should be with their mother."
Originally posted 08/06/2013 02:35PM
Usher's 5-year-old son is currently in the hospital, PEOPLE has confirmed.
Usher Raymond V, the singer's eldest son with his ex-wife Tameka Foster (their youngest son Naviyd Ely is 4), was taken to the hospital on Monday after a pool accident at the singer's home.
According to TMZ, Usher's son attempted to retrieve a toy in a pool drain when his arm got stuck. A supervising adult as well as a maid tried unsuccessfully to rescue him.
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