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Usher Squeezes In a Big Vegas Tradition After Super Bowl

Superstar weds longtime partner Jenn Goicoechea after headlining NFL championship game

(Newser) - Usher and longtime partner Jenn Goicoechea married in Las Vegas just hours after the R&B superstar's headline appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show by an officiant known to dress as an Elvis Presley impersonator. The couple married Sunday at Vegas Weddings, according to a marriage certificate made...

Usher's Halftime Show Called 'Electric'
Usher's Halftime Show
Called 'Electric'
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Usher's Halftime Show Called 'Electric'

Alicia Keys made a surprise appearance, as did others including Ludacris

(Newser) - Another Super Bowl halftime show is in the books, with Usher headlining while getting a surprise assist from Alicia Keys (watch here ) and big-name cameos from guests including H.E.R.,, Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon, and Ludacris. The early reviews are strong.
  • "It was an

Super Bowl Halftime Show Star Announced

And it's Usher

(Newser) - When Super Bowl LVIII is played at Sin City's Allegiant Stadium next year, Usher will be ushering in halftime. A series of announcement videos from Apple Music, which is sponsoring the halftime show along with Roc Nation, feature various people (including Kim Kardashian , Odell Beckham Jr. , and even Usher...

Usher to Check Major Bucket List Item
Jay-Z Selects
Super Bowl Act

Jay-Z Selects Super Bowl Act

Usher says he's checking off a major bucket list item

(Newser) - Usher had said that he'd "be a fool" to turn down an invitation to perform during a Super Bowl halftime. So he's apparently demonstrated his good sense in accepting the gig. The show's sponsors announced Sunday that Usher Bowl will be the halftime headliner when the...

T-Pain Says Usher Remarks Started Long Depression

'That's the very moment that started a four-year depression for me,' rapper says

(Newser) - T-Pain says remarks from fellow musician Usher ushered in years of pain. In the upcoming Netflix series This Is Pop, T-Pain says he fell into a four-year depression after Usher criticized his use of Autotune, saying he had "really f---ed up music for real singers," Entertainment Weekly reports....

Usher Faces More Herpes-Related Lawsuits

Three more people have sued the singer

(Newser) - More bad news for Usher: Three more people are stepping forward to accuse the eight-time Grammy winner of failing to tell them he had herpes before they had sexual contact, People reports. Lawyer Lisa Bloom says she plans to file a lawsuit in California Monday on behalf of "Jane...

Ariana Grande Announces Star-Clogged Manchester Benefit

Show to be held Sunday with Bieber, Perry, Coldplay, Pharrell, and more

(Newser) - Ariana Grande is not only returning to Manchester for a charity concert in the wake of the deadly bombing that followed her last show in the city, she's bringing basically every pop star one could think of. Grande isn't waiting around, either, and announced Tuesday that the show...

John Oliver Gathers Stars for Important Election Message

'Don't use our songs'

(Newser) - Donald Trump's entrance at the GOP convention last week to Queen's "We Are the Champions" didn't make Queen very happy —and there are lots of stars who apparently feel the same way about political campaigns pilfering their music. Toward that end, John Oliver has...

Justin Bieber, Usher Face $10M Copyright Suit Over Song

Judge thinks 'Somebody to Love' is a little familiar

(Newser) - Justin Bieber and Usher might be on the hook for $10 million after being accused of ripping off a song. An appeals court in Virginia today ordered the pair to stand trial over "Somebody to Love." An R&B singer named De Rico claims that he and his...

Get the New Usher Song... in Cheerios Boxes

'Clueless' single available in select boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios at Walmart

(Newser) - Commonly found at the bottom of cereal boxes: cheap plastic toys and, now, Usher singles? Yes, a code to download Usher's new song, "Clueless," will be available inside select boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios at nationwide Walmart stores, Billboard reports. No one's sure if the exclusive...

5 Celebrity Wedding Singers
 5 Celebrity Wedding Singers 

5 Celebrity Wedding Singers

...who you probably can't afford

(Newser) - Need a wedding singer? Well, if you have the cash, maybe you can hire one of these celebrities rounded up by ETOnline , all of whom have performed at weddings:
  • John Legend: Sang "All of Me" at Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's wedding this year.
  • Andrea Bocelli: The Italian

10 Celebs Gone Vegan
 10 Celebs Gone Vegan 

10 Celebs Gone Vegan

Bey, Jay are hardly trendsetters

(Newser) - Jay Z and Beyonce are currently eating vegan (although Beyonce's certainly not letting that affect the way she dresses ), but they're not exactly trendsetters. The Huffington Post rounds up 15 more celebs who eschew all animal products. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out...

Judge Sides With Usher in Child Custody Battle

Wife Tameka Foster Raymond wanted son after near drowning

(Newser) - A judge in Atlanta has dismissed an emergency request by R&B singer Usher's ex-wife seeking temporary custody of their two children. Tameka Foster Raymond had requested the hearing earlier this week after their 5-year-old son got caught in a pool drain while in the care of the Grammy...

Usher's Son Nearly Drowns
 Usher's Son Nearly Drowns 

Usher's Son Nearly Drowns

Scare comes about a year after his ex lost her 11-year-old son

(Newser) - It's been a rough year or so for Tameka Foster. Usher's ex-wife lost her 11-year-old son in a tragic boating accident last July; then on Monday, another son and another water-related calamity. Usher Raymond V, 5, nearly drowned after getting partly stuck in the drain of the swimming...

Celebs Boycotting Florida Over Zimmerman Verdict

A whole slew reportedly joining Stevie Wonder

(Newser) - Because really, who hasn't been tempted to boycott the Sunshine State in its entirety ? Stevie Wonder started it last week, when he announced he was done with Florida in protest of George Zimmerman's acquittal and the state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law. Until the law...

AMA's Big Winner: a Canadian
 AMA's Big Winner: a Canadian 
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AMA's Big Winner: a Canadian

Justin Bieber dominates the night with 3 awards

(Newser) - The big winner at last night's American Music Awards was ... a Canadian. Justin Bieber won artist of the year, which he also grabbed in 2010, as well as favorite pop/rock male artist and favorite pop/rock album. "I want to say this is for all the haters who thought...

11 Stars Who've Been Robbed
 11 Stars Who've Been Robbed 

11 Stars Who've Been Robbed

One even had to help his carjacker...

(Newser) - Poor Rod Stewart. As if it wasn't bad enough that his Porsche got stolen years ago, he actually had to help the carjacker when the guy couldn't start the car and asked him for help—at gunpoint, the rocker revealed recently. Celebuzz rounds up 10 more celebrities who...

This Week in Insanely Pricey Celeb Purchases...
This Week in Insanely
Pricey Celeb Purchases...
$12K for what?!

This Week in Insanely Pricey Celeb Purchases...

Usher buys a $12K puppy, Kim gets a $2K wig...

(Newser) - In case you had forgotten that celebrities are not just like you, we have a bunch of recent evidence for you:
  • Madonna’s daughter Lourdes turned 16 recently, and as we all know, 16 is a big deal. So of course her mum bought her … an apartment, the Daily

Mariah: No Idol Feud ... Yet

These things take time, Carey says of problems with Nicki Minaj

(Newser) - Anyone hoping for catfights on the upcoming season of American Idol will be sorely disappointed: Mariah Carey says the rumors of a feud between her and fellow diva-judge Nicki Minaj are false, at least for now. "How are we gonna feud in two days? I think a feud takes...

Usher's Stepson Dies After Accident

11-year-old taken off life support after jet ski tragedy

(Newser) - Usher's 11-year-old stepson died this morning after being taken off life support, reports TMZ . Kyle Glover had been deemed brain dead since being hit by a jet ski on July 8 in Georgia. A family friend apparently lost control of the device, which struck Kyle, who was in an...

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