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Usher FILES MOTION To BLOCK Tameka’s Request For Child Custody RE-TRIAL

With Tameka Raymond hoping to reopen their child custody battle that she lost recently, singer Usher has filed a motion that he hopes will prevent that from happening. Deets inside…

According to TMZ, Usher Raymond has filed a motion he hopes will stop Tameka Raymond’s bid to get a new trial in their child support case.  

Tameka is claiming that since Usher’s lawyer previously gave campaign contributions to the judge in their case, his ruling was biased.  So she wants another shot at proving her case. 

Usher cried foul claiming that her motion was "an assault on the integrity of the court."  He argues that it would be time-consuming for every judicial case to be reversed simply because of campaign contributions.  

He added that the motion "constitutes a continuum of [Tameka's] vile and unsupported claims that every person who dared testify against her … is biased and tainted."

Goodness.  We’ll see how this turns out…… 

Solange, Usher & Liya Kebede STAR In Fashion’s Night Out’s 2012 Promo + Azealia Banks LANDS Own MAC LIPSTICK

Celebs like Usher, Solange and Liya Kebede recently shot a promo for 2012 Fashion’s Night Out. Watch it inside and get deets on Azealia Banks’ new lipstick.

Fashionistas lke Usher, Solange, Liya Kebede, Chanel Iman and Marc Jacobs all participated in this year’s FNO promo. The gang of celebs all lip-synced to a remake of Madonna’s "Dress You Up."

Watch the promo here:

Fashion’s Night Out, which kicks off Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, goes down in NYC September 6th.

And speaking of FNO:

Fashion darling/rapper Azealia Banks has teamed with MAC to launch Yung Rapunxel–a deep plum, cream Lipstick with an amplified, semi-matte finish. The lipstick is named after Banks’ alter ego and is the deep rich color she rocks often. It will be available September 5, 2012 (Online) and September 6, 2012 (NYC MAC Stores) at MAC and will premiere during MAC’s big FNO party. 

 

2012 BET AWARDS PERFORMANCES: Kanye West, Usher, MMG, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj & More ROCK THE STAGE

Hitting the stage to perform "Climax," Usher was joined by music’s finest from Kanye West and Maze to Nicki Minaj and Chante Moore who all graced the stage for the 2012 BET Awards.  Watch performance clips and check the pics inside…..

 

Tonight’s 2012 BET Awards started off with a stellar performance by the G.O.O.D. Music Group who kicked off the show with their performance of "Mercy."  Lots of energy.  And Kanye’s semi-freestyle was something for the books.

 

And the planned "surprise" from Hov during The Throne’s acceptance speech (and hilariously interrupted ‘Ye later).

 

Rick Ross and his Maybach Music Group also hit the stage and performed hits including "Bag Of Money."

Melanie Fiona killed her performance of "The Wrong Side Of Love."  Chick’s peformance game has definitely been upgraded over the last couple of years.  One of my fave performances of the night honestly.

Another fave–Maze featuring Frankie Beverly performed on tv for the first time ever (WTF took so long–they are royalty!).  And a tribute to the group included performances by Joe, Tyrese and Faith Evans. 

A shirtless Chris Brown, who had half of his body painted like a robot, performed "Don’t Wake Me Up" including a series of stunts and acrobatic moves.

Chante Moore did a hot tribute to Donna Summer where she performed "Bad Girls" and "Love To Love You Baby."  And don’t miss the super high note she hits at the end.

Also…….

D’Angelo made an anticipated return to the stage where he performed "Untitled" & more.  Unfortunately….the shirt stayed on.  But he sounded like he never left.

Kevin Hart‘s Real Husbands of Hollywood returned starring Kevin and Samuel along with Anthony Anderson and Faizon Love.  Fun-ty. 

Nicki Minaj showcased her ASSets during a performance of "Beez In The Trap" where she was joined by a cadre of sexy female dancers.

For the Whitney Houston tribute, Monica performed "I Love The Lord" while Brandy sang "I’m Your Baby Tonight" & "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."  Loved her channeling young Whitney.  The ladies were followed by an emotional tribute from Nippy’s brother Gary Houston and her mom Cissy Houston. Cissy left everyone in tears with her take on "Bridge Over Troubled Water."  Afterwards, Chaka Khan came out to perform "I’m Every Woman."  The tribute kicked off with an openng from Mariah.

Tyga also hit the stage to close out with "Rack City" and Cash Out.

Watch the 2012 BET AWARD performances here (will be updated throughout the night):

 

VIDEO FAB: Usher Ft. Rick Ross “Lemme See” + T.I.’s “Love This Life”

Usher & Rick Ross’ brand new video for their track "Lemme See" just dropped.  Check it inside, plus T.I.‘s new "Love This Life" vid….

Usher’s brand new Philip Andelman-directed "Lemme See" video is his newest visuals off his upcoming seventh album Looking To Myself. Check out Ursh and Ricky’s mansion based vid above.  And look out for the video for their other collabo track, "Lemme See," dropping soon.

And T.I. also dropped his new video for his single "Love This Life."  The "Kang" keeps it dapper in the newest visuals off his Trouble Man  album dropping September 4th.

You feelin’ the vids?

VIDEO FAB: Usher RELEASES “Scream” + Trey Songz DROPS “2 Reasons” Ft. T.I. + Ne-Yo’s EXPLICIT “Lazy Love”

Usher had dropped a video for "Scream" which is already proving to be a summer hit.  Watch it inside and see the "2 Reasons" clip starring Trey Songz and T.I.

Usher, shown above going into Radio 1 Studios today in Maida Vale, London, has dropped a new video under the direction of BBGun. Usher dons a dapper white suit and sings his "Scream" song to throngs of fans in his latest clip.  “Scream” is the second released from Looking 4 Myself, in stores now.

  

Watch "Scream" here:

 

Ne-Yo dropped his explicit video for "Lazy Love". Check it below in case you missed it:

His leading lady is model Yoncee, in case you were wondering.

 

And in other new videos…….

 

We told you earlier about Trey Songz’s "2 Reasons" track featuring T.I. and now he’s released a visual for the track. The Benny Boom-directed clip features the duo popping bottles with a few ladies and there’s even a red cup or two thrown in. Trey’s Chapter V disc drops August 21.

 

Photos via INFPhoto

Tameka Raymond SPEAKS OUT About Drama Filled Custody Battle, Says Usher Is Manipulating The Media

Tameka Raymond is PISSED!  And after you see her latest rant, you may not totally blame her.  As we all know she and ex-husband Usher have been in dramatic custody hearings all week over their two sons Usher V and Naviyd.  But things came to a head today as Tameka noticed Usher posted the above pic DURING the hearing–just to make her look bad. 

 

See what she spills about how Usher’s been manipulating the media inside…

Tameka tweeted her feelings today–which were clearly bubbling over–about how Usher is attempting to gain sympathy with the public and media.  And doing so in a slick way.

She claims he sneakily snapped the above pic and is behind it getting out–and he made it seem like she was taking joy in making him break down on the stand yesterday.  She says this was actually during a break where she was minding her business drinking her Crystal Light…and their phones were supposed to be turned OFF.

Tameka says folks shouldn’t fall for his antics and his hype, because he’s just manipulating everyone and slanting things his way.  She told her twitter followers today:

I hope u know that was during a break & him sneaking a text on his cell. Different day from the ‘sad’ day. Its mischaracterized
the ‘machine’ is real…
He’s playing a mass media game, hence TV appearances that lead to favorable coverage. It complete bulls**t. #Slant

She continued on about how he’s manipulating the media:

he’s trying garner sympathy. Hmm how did he get that pic the same day to post it???? That was posted during court!

I don’t think they’re seeing it, because most are blinded by his bright star. He’s posting pap pics on his Facebook! Sincere?

And she went on to blame the media for how this custody battle has been spun in what she believes is his favor:

Media is an amazing machine.. so easily bought by politics, money & popularity. Truth is rarely sought.. they show one sided accounts 2 sway
I pray that the truth finally gets out. I didnt start this battle, I filed in response. Research, pls use ur brain & not the obvious show
Signing off for a minute.. the lies are annoying me & yall know I dont hold my tongue much. Im as transparent as they come & I despise lies

Meanwhile, earlier today, TMZ released video of Usher on the stand attempting to defend himself–in a half assed way–when he was accused by Tameka & her lawyer of sleeping with Tameka’s bridesmaid Maya Fox Davis…while Usher & Tameka were stil married:

Thankfully, the custody hearing is in recess till July.

NAUGHTY GIRLS: Usher ACCUSES Tameka Raymond Of ATTACKING And SPITTING At His “Girlfriend” + Wendy Williams EMBRACES Plastic Surgery, Says Black Women Are JEALOUS

Usher testified in court today that things once got physical between his girlfriend Grace Miguel and ex-wife Tameka Raymond with Tameka spitting at her.  Get the deets inside and find out what Wendy Williams has to say about black women and plastic surgery.

Who knew Tameka Raymond was "Bout it Bout it?"  

Earlier today, Usher testified in court that the day he showed up at Tameka’s house with his girlfriend Grace Miguel (he called Grace his "girlfriend" under oath but seems to deny it to the media), Tameka went HAM hitting him, throwing food and spitting at his girlfriend.

As the ex-couple continues to battle for custody, Usher said Tameka approached him and Grace and "wanted to fight."  He said that Tameka walked up to the car and said,  "I’m gonna kick your ass. Bitch get out of the car. How dare you bring this woman into my subdivision in my house?" He added, "She continued to spit. At this point she pulled the door open, tried to swing at her."

Deep sigh.  He alleges that after he got out of the car to calm her, Tameka hit him. THEN, "she threw a plate of food at the car!" He added that one day, Tameka told Grace, "I will f**k you up."

Watch the video here:

 

There’s three sides to every story.  We do know that.  But we can’t say we wouldn’t be surprised if every bit of this was true.  Maybe not the full story, but true.

Also…….

Wendy Williams may have been spotted munching on hot dogs and BBQ while taping her show earlier, but if the pounds ever start to load up…she knows how to get them off.  During a recent interview with XO Jane, Wendy expressed her love of plastic surgery and addressed her critics.  Wendy (who is open about her liposuction, breast implants and tummy tucks) said black women are just JEALOUS of her post-surgical body because they think you’re supposed to be natural.

"They are jealous.  Because if I said to that person, ‘I got the doctor and I’m going to pay for it. Choose three things you want to do,’ believe me, they would get it done. They are very jealous and scared. Scared of what their other friends would say, or to break out of the box and be different. And being Black? Ugh, please. My people will not go for any kind of surgery. We are supposed to be natural. Ugh, whatever."

Oh Wendy….

She also addressed her "wig" haters saying, "If you do wear a wig, everybody wants you to take off the wig and show your hair. That’s what Tyra [Banks] did on her show years ago. Because she was running out of ideas trying to shock her audience."

 

Watch Wendy behind the scenes here:

BONUS:

 

Bobbi Kris stole our hearts last night during the 2012 Billboard Awards’ tribute to her mother Whitney Houston.  But she also spent part of the weekend breaking the law as video has surfaced of she and Nick Gordon at the slot machines of the MGM Resort and Casino on Saturday.  Because Nick is 22, his presence was fine….but 19-year-old Bobbi Kris at the slots was a no-no!  If she would have won any money–she wouldn’t have been allowed to receive it as casinos require an ID stating you’re over 21 in order to receive a payout.  And they’ve got cameras EVERYWHERE.  The casino is now launching an investigation.

Watch Bobbi Kris gambling here.

 

Earlier in the evening……

Bobbi Kris posed for a flick with Wiz Khalifa.

 

Photos via INF/Michael Crawford / Video via TMZ

PERFORMANCE FAB: Usher ROCKS OUT To “Scream” At The 2012 Billboard Awards

Usher hit the stage at the 2012 Billboard Awards Sunday night to perform "Scream."  Watch it inside….

 

Usher hit the stage tonight at the 2012 Billboard Awards to perform "Scream" which appears on his upcoming seventh studio album Looking 4 Myself.   With a performance that had elements of opera and drama, he danced with his split image at one point (a background dancer who was made in his image) for a segment that looked like he was dancing with himself in a mirror.

Watch it here:

DO WE LOVE IT?! Rick Ross Ft. Usher “Touch ‘N You”

Rick Ross & Usher teamed up yet again for another banger that will appear on Ricky’s upcoming studio album.  Check out "Touch ‘N You" inside and decide if we love it…

One of the first tracks to be released off Ricky’s God Forgives, I Don’t (July 31) has been touched with Usher’s sexy vocals.  "Touch ‘N You" is a sexy mid-tempo track produced by Kane Beatz.  And it’s the follow up track to "Lemme See," the track the two collabo’d on for Ursh’s upcoming Looking To Myself album.  So…

DO WE LOVE IT?!

TV FAB: Naomi Campbell SET TO STAR In Oxygen’s “The Face” + Usher PERFORMING At The Billboard Awards, Heads To Court With Ex-Wife

Legendary beauty Naomi Campbell is heading to reality tv as a coach on Oxygen’s "The Face."  Get the deets inside and find out about Usher performing at The Billboard Awards and fighting Continue reading