According to a credible source, Tameka Foster Raymond was paid $25,000 to speak exclusively with Entertainment Tonight. Foster’s exclusive interview with ET! airs tonight (Tuesday).
Foster, 42, recently lost her Motion for a new trial after losing primary custody of her 2 sons, ages 4 and 3, to her ex-husband Usher Raymond, 33.
During the interview with Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell, Foster seemed to forgive one of Usher’s bridesmaids for sleeping with him after Foster and Usher tied the knot in 2009.
“This is someone who was there when my children were born she took me to the hospital when I was in labor with one of [my children] but I hate to say but I somewhat empathize with her because I feel that she was vulnerable and she fell into somewhat of a trap,” Tameka told O’Dell.
“I think that she got very close to him as a result of being my friend and I feel as though he used it to his advantage. I think we all would admit that he’s very charming,” she went on.
But a source close to Foster’s camp tells Sandrarose.com that Usher slept with Foster’s close friend because he felt “emotionally deprived of affection” from the mother of 5. “She would withhold sex to [control him],” said the source. “Her a** is sneaky and he didn’t trust her.”
The confidential source continued: “[Usher’s] mother gave him the the Private Investigator’s report of Tameka’s past criminal history that she forgot to tell him prior to their marriage.
“Who did she think she was to believe mama Patton would allow her to get her paws on his fortune when she worked for so many years to help him amass such,” said the source, who added: “I admire [Jonetta Patton] for that.”
Troubled singer Rihanna drank herself under the table at a Las Vegas nightclub early Tuesday, The Sun reports. Rihanna was in a drunken stupor when the club’s bouncer saw her throwing up into a napkin. The bouncer said the Bajan singer’s bodyguard handed her a white towel to clean herself up.
Then Rihanna’s trusty sidekick, Melissa Forde, grabbed her arm and led her out of the nightclub as the paparazzi snapped away. RiRi is struggling with conflicting feelings between hating her ex Chris Brown’s past abusive behavior and loving him as a former boyfriend who was once kind and supportive of her.
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Halloween is more than a month away, but reality TV stars never need a reason to get dressed up. Celebs such as Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks (pictured above), Cynthia Bailey, and others turned out for Kenya Moore‘s “Forever Relevant” costume gala dressed up as film and song legends Pam Grier, Diana Ross, Dorothy Dandridge, Diane Carroll, singers Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt, Lena Horne, Tina Turner, and more legends! Nicole Garner of The Garner Circle PR organized the event.
Photos by: Robin Lori.
Over the weekend, Sean “Diddy” Combs and singer Cassie, finally confirmed what everyone else already knew — that they know each other.
“love.him,” wrote Cassie on her Instagram page. “I am blessed,” Diddy tweeted in response. Not exactly earth shattering revelations.
Not coincidentally, today, GQ magazine released pics from Cassie’s upcoming spread in the October 2012 issue.
Cassie, 26, posed for photographer Christian Anwander in a photoshoot that is typical of most of Cassie’s photo shoots. No matter what she wears — whether it’s oil or next to nothing — she always looks hungry, malnourished and uninspired.
Troubled singer Rihanna tweeted a photo of the cover for her upcoming single “Diamonds”. The black & white cover features the Bajan singer simulating rolling a blunt with diamond rocks instead of marijuana seeds.
Despite the obvious drug imagery, Rihanna, who exhibits symptoms of bipolar disorder, told Z-100’s Elvis Duran that “Diamonds” has a “positive” message.
“The lyrics are very hopeful and positive, but it’s about love and the gears are a little different from what people would expect. I’m excited to surprise them sonically,” she said.
Who knew Michael Jackson was opposed to abortion when he was alive? Recorded in the 1980s, the upbeat pro-life track titled “Song Groove (Abortion Papers)” is not on Michael’s posthumous Bad 25 album, the 25th anniversary of Jackson’s Bad album.
Like most of Jackson’s post-humous tracks, this song sounds overproduced and it obviously never met with Michael’s rigid standards.
Read the lyrics for “Abortion Papers” after the break.
Here is a rare photo of married couple Lala and Carmelo Anthony together. The couple, who are rumored to be “seeing other people,” dined with convicted felon Jacob Arabo AKA ‘Jacob the Jeweler’ (not pictured) at Cipriani Downtown Soho Restaurant in New York City over the weekend. Friends say Lala and Carmelo fit each other into their prospective schedules “for the sake of their son” Kiyan. Photo: Dario Alequin/INFphoto.com