Usher celebrated his birthday on Monday in Los Angeles at a club surrounded family and friends. His guests included: Diddy, Ben Vereen, Justin Bieber, Sugar Ray Leonard, Jermaine Dupri, Blake Shelton, and Miguel. Read more
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In case you haven’t had your fill of reality shows, here comes another. We’ve already seen Hollywood Exes now we’re getting Atlanta Exes. The new show will star Kevin Hart’s ex-wife Torrei Hart, Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Raymond, Cee Lo’s ex-wife Christina Johnson, and Idris Alba’s ex-wife Kim Elba. It is also rumored Ne-Yo’s ex-fiancee Monyetta Shaw will join the show.
Torrei chatted with Hip Hollywood about why she’s doing the show and what Kevin had to say it.
“I just feel like it’s a way to see who I am. In the past I’ve been put out in the press, people have this assumption about me, and it’s a way for people to really get to see who I am. I want to do the show. I think it’s a great opportunity. It’s a great platform, and I’m excited about it. And the women that are on the cast, I really love the women. I think we can empower women, and they can see that reality TV can be positive, it’s not just fighting and negativity…I did talk to my ex about it and at first he just wanted to know why I wanted to do it, and I just told him I think it’s something I need to do for me. At first he was a little apprehensive about it but once I told him ‘I assure you I will not be fighting, I will not be cussing, I will not embarrass our kids, our family, you have nothing to worry about, he was like okay go for it, do it.”
Usher covers the November 2013 issue of Men’s Health showing off his toned physique. The singer has been training to play boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and he discusses his training regimen with the fitness magazine.
“I train like an athlete every day, believe it or not… My commitment to this character demands that I not only physically get ready, but also become him. The hair, the personality, the manner he conducts himself in—all that. He’s an incredible man.”
Check out a few photos of Usher working it out:
The issue hits stands this month.
Tameka Raymond lost her bid for emergency custody of her two sons with Usher. The judge ruled that the situation was not an emergency following the near-death accident involving their son Cinco.
Tameka gave emotional testimony claiming Usher is an absentee father who passes his parental duties off on others. She said the describes the day their son almost dies as chaos. Read more
Usher and Tameka Raymond are both feeling extremely lucky today as their son Cinco narrowly escaped death on Monday and is recovering in a hospital. Tameka posted this photo hiding the child in the hospital and expressed her gratitude.
“My favorite 5 year old. What a blessing! I have always loved and appreciated my sons but tragedies and close calls make this even more evident. URV had an angel named Kile Ishmael and our Lord and true savior to look after him. Words cannot express the relief and how thankful to God I truly am. Thank you Jehovah God, Jesus and Kile????…also The AV worker that saved my son is my Hero!!! Period”
Meanwhile, Usher released a statement thanking the men who saved his son and his aunt who was babysitting the child: Read more
The singer, who was granted primary custody of the boys last year, was not home when the in ident occurred. Tameka says in her court filing that he is not with the boys 85 percent of the time. At the time of the accident the boys were with Usher’s aunt who Tameka previously complained let a stalker into the home. She says their son was unsupervised when he almost drowned.
You may remember that Tameka’s son Kile died following a jet ski accident last year.
The emergency hearing on custody hearing is scheduled for Friday.