Usher

Nicki Minaj performs at the BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Minaj at BET Awards: I was recently near death

Nicki Minaj told the crowd at the BET Awards that she was close to death recently — an experience that has helped her be herself. The rapper rambled onstage when accepting her fifth consecutive win for […]

06/29/2014

In this photo combo, R&B singer Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, David Goldman)

Judge sides with Usher in child custody battle

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge in Atlanta on Friday dismissed an emergency request by R&B singer Usher’s ex-wife seeking temporary custody of their two children. Tameka Foster Raymond requested the hearing a day after the […]

08/09/2013

Frankie Thevenot, 3, plays with an iPad in his bedroom at his home in Metairie, La.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. DEADLY AL-QAIDA PLOT UNCOVERED, YEMEN SAYS The terror group planned to fire missiles at foreign embassies, according […]

08/08/2013

Usher accepts the golden note award at the 26th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/ASCAP, Phil McCarten)

Usher’s ex-wife granted emergency custody hearing

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has scheduled an emergency custody hearing requested by Usher’s ex-wife after one of the pair’s sons got stuck in a pool drain at the singer’s Atlanta home. A lawyer for […]

08/07/2013

Singer Usher Raymond (AP Photo)

Usher’s son nearly drowns in Atlanta pool

ATLANTA (AP) — The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher nearly drowned in an Atlanta pool and was in the hospital Tuesday, authorities said. Five-year-old Usher Raymond V on Monday fell to the bottom of […]

08/06/2013

Adam Levine (AP Photo)

Adam Levine says comment was just a joke

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Levine wants you to know he was just joking when he muttered “I hate this country” after America voted off two of his singers on “The Voice.” He’s been blasted on […]

05/29/2013

Singer Usher Raymond (AP Photo)

Usher gets ready for role as Sugar Ray Leonard

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Usher believes his dancing skills will help him in his upcoming role as Sugar Ray Leonard in “Hands of Stone,” a new boxing film about the great brawler Roberto […]

05/03/2013

Election officials defend special voting for Usher

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) – Election officials in the Atlanta area are defending their decision to allow singer Usher to bypass long lines and cast his ballot on Election Day, infuriating voters who had to wait. […]

11/09/2012

Celine Dion, Usher to perform for Houston special

NEW YORK (AP) – Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher will pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston in a one-hour TV special. “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston” will […]

09/27/2012