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Singers often look into their own personal lives as inspiration for songs. These 15 artists got very heartfelt and emotional by singing about the joys of parenthood and their children. Here are some of our favorite songs singers wrote for their children.
Superstar singer Beyonce is normally a private person but after having her first child, Blue Ivy, the former Destiny’s Child member has opened up about the joys of motherhood. In addition to sharing intimate photos of mother and child, Beyonce penned the song “Blue.” In the song, which is on her latest album Beyonce, Blue sings about feeling alive when she looks into her daughter’s eyes. At the end of the song, Blue Ivy joins in and sings with her mommy before asking if they can go see daddy.
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Earlier this month, we reported the horrific near-death incident that happened with Usher’s oldest son, Usher V. While playing in the pool with his aunt, he noticed one of his toys fell in the pool drain and when he tried to get it out, his arm got stuck. Although Usher V was rescued and recovered from his injuries , his mother Tameka Raymond initiated a request for temporary emergency custody, saying Usher was leaving their sons in the care of others, which made her uncomfortable. Unfortunately for Foster, the judge denied her request and allowed Usher to continue to have primary custody of their children.
But if you thought Tameka Foster losing the custody hearing against Usher would shut her down, think again! According to Hip Hop Enquirer, Foster revamped her legal team and showed up to court again to gain custody of Usher V and Naviyd, the two children she had with Usher. As Tameka was ready to fight for her motherly rights, Usher was nowhere to be found in court. Since Usher was a no-show, the Judge requested Tameka, her lawyers, and Usher’s legal team have a meeting in chambers.
The meeting in chambers concluded with rescheduling a hearing for sometime in October, at which time Usher is expected to show face. We’ll be watching to see if he does.
Do you think this custody battle is necessary?
It was exactly one week ago when we first reported that R&B singer Usher Raymond’s son, Usher Raymond V (Cinco) was involved in a terrible pool accident at the singer’s home. 5-year-old Raymond nearly almost drowned after his arm got stuck in a pool drain after he dove into the pool, hoping to recover a toy that he saw in the drain. Both his aunt and the housekeeper jumped into the pool in an effort to save him, but unfortunately, they were unsuccessful. Thankfully he was rescued by one of the men who worked in his home, but the incident was so traumatic, he spent days in the intensive care unit.
We’re happy to report that Cinco was recently discharged from the hospital and appears to be doing much better. According to TMZ, this past Monday, the little trooper was spotted at Mighty Jumps, an indoor playground in the Atlanta area. We hear that he was really enjoying himself as he indulged in games and fun his little brother Nayvid as their granny looked on.
It’s so great to see that Cinco was able to quickly recover after the frightening experience.
Earlier this week we reported, that Tameka Raymond filed an emergency custody hearing after their eldest son fell into Usher’s pool and nearly drowned.
The hearing was held today and after a very emotional testimony from Tameka, TMZ reports that Usher will retain primary custody.
In court today, Tameka claimed that the incident with Usher V represented negligence on Usher’s part who employs inattentive caretakers, Usher’s Aunt Rena.
Usher’s attorney argued that the boys are thriving with him and Usher claimed that the accident could have happened to anyone.
While their son is still in the hospital, Tameka took the stand today, breaking down thinking about her initial reaction to learning that their son was being rushed to the hospital. Tameka said initially she didn’t know if her son would suffer from permanent brain damage.
In the end, the judge decided Usher should maintain primary custody.
After the judgement was ruled, Usher walked
Watch Tameka’s testimony in the video below and their hug on the next page.
A couple of days ago we told you about a frightening pool accident involving R&B singer Usher Raymond’s 5-year-old son, Usher V. In case you missed it, little Usher was playing in the pool at his home when his arm got stuck in a drain. Thankfully, he was rescued by two men who work in his home, Eugene Stachurski and Ben Crews and rushed to a nearby hospital, where he is still currently being treated in the intensive care unit. The “Rest of My Life” singer recently spoke out regarding the incident in a statement released by a representative. In the statement he thanks fans for their love and prayers, as well as the men who were involved in the miraculous rescue of his son. The statement reads:
“I am blessed and fortunate to say that my son Usher V is doing well and is recovering. I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers, love and support for my family’s well-being. I would like to thank my Aunt Rena as well as the doctors and nurses who are working with us around the clock. I would especially like to thank the two men who saved my son’s life, Eugene Stachurski and Ben Crews. They are true heroes and I am deeply grateful to them.”
Tameka Raymond also released an update regarding Usher V via her Twitter page.
We’re glad Usher V is doing okay!
Unfortunately, we have some extremely sad news to report on today. The oldest son of R&B singer Usher Raymond, Usher Raymond V is currently being treated in the intensive care unit of a Georgia hospital after he was involved in a serious accident at the singer’s home yesterday evening.
According to TMZ, around 6 p.m. yesterday, 5-year-old Usher was playing in the pool with his aunt when he saw one of his toys in the drain. When he dove down into the pool to get the toy, his arm got stuck in the drain. His aunt quickly acted, diving in after him, but unfortunately, she was unable to get his hand out. Noticing what was happening, the maid also jumped in, hoping to rescue the child, but she was unsuccessful as well. The maid then screamed for help and two men who were working inside of the house reportedly jumped in and were able free him.
The younger Usher was then rushed to the hospital where doctors continue to run tests on him. Although 34-year-old Usher was not home at the time of the incident, he quickly rushed to the scene when he learned of the accident and rode in the ambulance with his son to a nearby hospital. Although the child is still being observed, thankfully, doctors say he will be okay.
These days, the intended goal of reality television producers is not to simply produce a successful reality show, but to build an entire franchise of successful reality shows. The latest “unscripted” television program to that is reportedly in the pre production phase of putting out a spin-off show is VH1′s Hollywood Exes.
According to a recent report by Star Magazine, the network is currently putting cast members in place for an Atlanta-based spin-off of the show, which documents the lives of women following divorces from their very famous husbands. Sources tell the publication that among the famous exes being courted for the show is Usher’s ex-wife, Tameka Foster, and Cee Lo Green’s ex-wife, Christina Johnson. Word on the street is both of the men are a bit apprehensive about it.
“[Cee Lo] joked that his ex may spill some of his dirty secrets,” the insider said.
“Usher and Tameka don’t get along, and he knows she’ll be happy to talk about his personal life so that she can become the star of the show. Usher’s concerned because she’s still bitter. Tameka is having financial problems and feels like this could be her meal ticket.” the source added.
While I’m not a faithful viewer of Hollywood Exes, if these two ladies were added to the cast, I just may have to change that! Most of us are pretty well versed on Usher and Tameka’s tumultuous relationship, but Cee Lo Green’s saga is a little less known. The story of his marriage and divorce reportedly ends with arrests, domestic disputes, assault charges and broken Jaguar windows.
The spin-off has yet to be confirmed or denied by the network, but we will continue to keep you posted as this story develops.
Would you watch Hollywood Exes: Atlanta if Tameka and Christina joined the cast?
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Death is a part of life, but it is not the natural order of things for a parent to bury a child. These 15 celebrities had to survive the unthinkable pain of burying a child.
Bill Cosby is known as one of America’s favorite dads largely because of his role as Heathcliff Huxtable on the hit television series, “The Cosby Show.” In real life, the father of five lost his only son, Ennis, in 1997. The 27-year-old Columbia graduate was changing a flat tire on an early January morning when he was murdered. The killer was caught and sentenced to life without parole. The role of Theo Huxtable, played by Malcolm Jahmal Warner, was based on Ennis.
Sounds Fishy: Judge Who Ruled In Usher’s Custody Hearing Is Being Investigated For Bias In Another Case
The credibility and fairness of Fulton County Superior Court Judge, Bensonetta Tipton Lane became somewhat questionable last year when she granted R&B crooner, Usher Raymond custody of his two sons as opposed to their mother, Tameka Foster. Foster’s attorney, Lisa West revealed that when she learned that the judge had failed to disclose Raymond’s attorney, John Mayoue had prior dealings with her, she motioned that the judge order a new trial due to the clear conflict of interest. According to reports Mayoue had assisted her in her 2008 campaign, raising 83 percent of donations. CBS Atlanta is reporting that this isn’t the only case where the judge’s ethics are being questioned.
“I see no reason why she shouldn’t have been forthcoming with that information,” said Georgia State University College of Law professor, Clark Cunningham of Lane’s failure to disclose.
Robin Fisher also revealed that the manner in which many decisions in her 2008 divorce were handled left her questioning whether or not the judge was bias in her rulings. She expressed that Lane didn’t allow any evidence that would’ve been harmful to her husband’s case in addition to other questionable rulings, which included prohibiting her from speaking about her divorce two years after it ended.
“I couldn’t get justice. She took away my First Amendment right. My freedom of speech,” Fisher said.
Fisher’s ex-husband was represented by John Mayoue as well. She expressed that just when she was about to give up fighting in court, she learned that CBS Atlanta had been investigating the exact same judge for allegations of bias.
“It was a light bulb went off. It didn’t have anything to do with her hating my attorney. It had nothing to do with her hating me. It had to do with her connection to John Mayoue,” Robin said.
When CBS Atlanta asked the judge whether or not she always ruled in favor of John Mayoue, she responded:
“Only when he’s right.”
Gracie Ortiz Terrett also believes thats Judge Lane ruled unfairly when it came to her divorce case due to the fact that her ex-husband used to work at the Fulton County Superior Court. She expressed that Lane greatly diminished the time in which she is allowed to spend with her children for no actual reason, as there were never accusations of abuse or neglect.
“Children are affected by the decisions [Lane] makes. And if she’s going to make decisions based on relationships, financials, based on campaigns, then she doesn’t belong there,” she said.
Look’s like Tameka and her attorney may not have been crying wolf after all.
Check out footage of the full report on the next page. What do you think of this?
It has been a rocky road for some of Hollywood’s most notable names when it comes to their children. Custody battles aren’t exactly a rarity in Hollywood, but it it’s not often that judges rule in favor of men and award them custody of their children while offering their ex-wives visitation and sometimes no rights at all. That’s the situation all of these celebrity women found themselves in as they had to relinquishment their position as sole guardian and try their best to co-parent from afar.