Usher and Tameka Raymond in court

Moments ago, Judge John J. Goger denied Tameka Raymond's request for primary custody of her two sons with singer Usher Raymond.

After the judge gave his decision, Tameka and Usher hugged in open court. Tameka filed for an emergency hearing on Tuesday after one of her sons nearly drowned on Monday.

Both Usher and Tameka took the stand saying the other was unfit to raise their 2 children, Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 4.

But after hearing from both sides, Judge Goger let stand a previous judge's order giving Usher primary custody of his kids.

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Usher and Tameka Raymond in court

Singer Usher Raymond smiled as he arrived at Fulton County Courthouse court in Atlanta, Georgia earlier today to face his ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, in a new child custody battle after one of their sons nearly drowned in a swimming pool accident Monday.

Five-year-old Usher Raymond V, aka Cinco, is still recovering at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Hospital, according to the Tameka's lawyer, Lisa West.

Tameka took the stand this afternoon and said she was concerned there was no pool drain cover installed in the pool as required by law. She said there have been other incidents -- in addition to Cinco's near drowning this week -- that prove Usher is a bad dad.

Tameka also expressed concerns that Usher's aunt, Rena Oden, was incapable of caring for the 2 boys. Cinco almost drowned at Oden's house on Howell Mill Road in DeKalb County, north of Atlanta.

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Chris Brown

Singer Chris Brown reportedly suffered a 'seizure' at a Los Angeles recording studio early today.

TMZ reports the L.A. City Fire Department responded to an emergency 911 call placed from the Record Planet around 1:09 A.M. Friday morning. The caller reportedly said Brown, 24, suffered a quote-unquote seizure. According to TMZ, Brown refused treatment when medics arrived at the scene.

Which means he probably didn't suffer a seizure at all. Brown probably got ahold of a bad batch of Meth.

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Man posted photo of dead wife body on Facebook

Man posted photo of dead wife body on Facebook

A Miami man who shot his wife and posted a photo of her lifeless body on Facebook once wrote a self-help book on saving marriages, the NY Post reports.

Derek Medina, 31, posted the photo of his dead wife on Facebook Thursday morning after telling Facebook followers he was going to prison for killing her. "Rip Jennifer Alfonso," he wrote in the photo caption.

In his Facebook post Medina claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse.

"I’m going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys miss you guys take care Facebook people you will see me in the news," the post read. "My wife was punching me and I am not going to stand anymore with the abuse so I did what I did I hope you understand me."

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Niesha Stevens dead

The sister of deceased singer Natina Reed of the 90’s group Blaque was found dead in her DeKalb County home, Hiphopenquirer.com reports exclusively.

Niesha Stevens' body was discovered late yesterday by her 7-year-old daughter. Stevens' husband, Tim Stevens, was at work at the time. The couple married in February. DeKalb County police do not suspect foul play.

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Tameka Raymond Usher Raymond Judge Goger

This email came from a credible source within the Fulton County courthouse. The email concerns Fulton County Superior Court Judge John Goger who is presiding over Tameka Raymond's emergency hearing to request custody of her 2 sons with Usher Raymond.

Usher and Tameka's 5-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, nearly drowned in his aunt's swimming pool on Monday.

Usher Raymond V, aka Cinco, is still recovering in an Atlanta area hospital. The boy inhaled chlorine water into his lungs and required respiratory support when he first arrived in the ICU.

Yesterday, Tameka tweeted a photo of herself holding Cinco in his hospital room.

In the caption she wrote:

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

Judge Goger is the same judge who returned a girl to her millionaire father after the father was arrested twice for abusing her.

Read the email after the break.

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Oprah and Gayle King in Zurich

A Swiss high end boutique issued an apology to American media mogul Oprah Winfrey after a clerk there refused to show Winfrey a handbag because it was too expensive for her.

Oprah and her longtime Lover Gayle King were in Zurich, Switzerland to attend Tina Turner's wedding.

"Obviously 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' is not shown in Zurich," Oprah told Entertainment Tonight.

Oprah is busy promoting her latest film, 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'. By the way, many thanks to Saptosa Foster of 135th Street PR for the invite to last night's Atlanta screening of 'The Butler'!

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Gabourey Sidibe

Actress Gabourey Sidibe is one the stars featured in Harper's Bazaar September 2013 issue in Carine Rotfeld's "Singular Beauties" tribute to diversity in women fashion layout.

Gabourey is rocking a Tarun Tahiliani shawl, Loewe lambskin leather coat over Marina Rinaldi top and black leggings. Other celebs featured in the photo layout include singer/actress/model Zoe Kravitz (Lenny's daughter); actress Scarlett Johansson, model Liya Kedebe, former child star Dakota Fanning, Kenya Jones (Quincy's daughter), lesbian rapper Angel Haze, and more.

Photographs by Karl Lagerfeld

Calvin Battle charged with animal cruelty

A 26-year-old Atlanta man was arrested and charged with animal cruelty after he was caught on video viciously beating a dog in an animal shelter.

Calvin Battle was fired after a supervisor viewed a surveillance video that showed him using a metal bowl to beat a dog in a kennel at the DeKalb County Animal Shelter. Battle was an employee of LifeLine Animal Project, the organization which is contracted to manage the DeKalb County Animal Shelter.

Animals at the shelter are usually abused and abandoned by their previous owners.

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Mynique Smith and Nene Leakes

Chuck Smith's wife, Mynique, must be bored with her life as a football coach's wife and she needs some attention.

Mynique, pictured left with Nene Leakes, was spotted in Savannah, GA., filming an upcoming episode of Bravo's "Real Housewives of Atlanta". Mynique has 4 kids with Smith, the former defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons. I'm sure she has a story to tell about her husband's wandering eye and all the scandalous rumors surrounding their marriage.

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Gay divorce too expensive

It's only been a couple of months since the SCOTUS overturned DOMA and Prop 8 in California -- and now the gays are complaining that divorce is too expensive.

Gay people have a sense of entitlement that they should have everything heterosexuals have, but they don't want to pay the price.

Margaret Wenig, an author and rabbi in New York City, married her partner in 2008. Now the couple want a divorce that they can't afford.

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A teenager who molested a 4-year-old girl at a Queens, NY McDonald's Restaurant was arrested on Wednesday, NBC NY affiliate reports.

Police say the teenager entered the McDonald's about 6 p.m. Tuesday and lurked in the children's play area for 2 hours. Surveillance cameras captured the suspect loitering and pacing around the play area.

The girl and her mother entered the restaurant just before 8 p.m. The girl told police she entered the blue slide at 8 p.m. and encountered the teenager laying on his back at the top of the slide. "Do you want to be my best friend," she said the boy asked her.

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Beyonce

Beyonce removed her lacefront wig to let her own thinning hair breathe -- and her Stans lost their collective minds. The 32-year-old mother-of-1 posted a photo of her short hair on her Instagram account. Of course, the accolades from her Stans are over-the-top. What is wrong with them? She took off her wig! It's not like her own hair was long and she cut it short.

Beyonce should be praised for finding the confidence to take off the ridiculous lacefront wigs and wear her own hair for once. Maybe her Stans will follow suit and cut off their hair extensions. Aren't you ladies tired of imitating another race?

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  • Obama and Jay Leno

    President Obama hasn't always been the great crusader for gay rights. It wasn't that long ago when he was firmly against the idea of same-sex marriage.

    But how quickly times change when someone has a hidden agenda.

    “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage," said President Obama a few days before winning the election in 2008.

    Obama, who is rumored to be bisexual, waited until he was re-elected to suddenly flip flop on the issue of gay marriage and LGBT rights.

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    Tameka Raymond Usher Raymond Judge John Goger

    Fulton County Superior Court Judge John J. Goger granted Tameka Raymond's request for an emergency hearing on Tuesday -- one day after her 5-year-old son nearly drowned in his aunt's swimming pool in Fulton County. The emergency hearing is scheduled for Friday, August 9.

    Tameka Raymond is asking Judge Goger to reverse a previous court order giving singer Usher Raymond primary custody of their two sons, Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely, 4.

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    B. Scott sues BET Network

    BET Network will probably never hire celebrity blogger B. Scott to host another red carpet event. The flamboyant, openly gay blogger and media personality slapped the entertainment network with a lawsuit for forcing him to wear men's clothing.

    How dare BET demand that a contract employee dress appropriately on their set?

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    Rihanna gold grill

    This has not been a good year for Rihanna. First, Chris Brown, the man she thought was the love of her life dumped her for his longtime girlfriend, Karrueche Tran. Then Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour failed to sell out. Rihanna was reportedly so depressed over the poor ticket sales that she showed up 2 hours late for recent shows.

    Rihanna's concert promoter Live Nation threatened to cancel the tour if the troubled 25-year-old singer didn't get her act together and curb her alleged drug and alcohol addictions.

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    Signs For The Homeless

    The homeless and their crude, handmade cardboard signs blend into the cityscape at most major intersections and highway off ramps. But a group of artists in Massachusetts wants to make sure the homeless signs stand out so motorists won't look away.

    "Signs For The Homeless" a project started by artists Christopher Hope and Kenji Nakayama of Massachusetts invited artists to give homeless signs a colorful makeover. The objective of the "Signs For The Homeless" project is to humanize the homeless and make them stand out against the urban backdrop that they have become a part of.

    Rudolph West, 63, has been homeless for eight years. He told "Signs For The Homeless" he has trouble finding work due to his criminal record.

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    Queen Rosa and Chad Johnson

    Yesterday's Morning Glory featured Queen Rosa, a business woman who runs a tax service in two states. She is very successful and Her clients includes professional athletes and celebrities. Rosa says this may be the reason behind the false rumors that she is a groupie who dates several ball players.

    Read her emails after the break.

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    Jay Z and Liv

    Singer Beyonce says she rode her bike to the Barclays center for the final concert of her 3-night stand at the home of the Brooklyn Nets in Brooklyn on Monday.

    The 31-year-old mother-of-1 wrote "I biked to Barclays for my last show in Brooklyn!" If we're to believe Beyonce, she supposedly biked the grueling 3-mile trip from her home, through congested streets and across the Brooklyn bridge to the Barclays Center.

    Beyonce's husband, aging rapper Jay Z, 44, strolled onstage to steal her spotlight as she sang "Bow Down". Then Beyonce sang background for Jay as he rapped his single "Tom Ford" before kissing him on the cheek. The couple slow danced near the side of the stage then Jay Z waved goodbye.

    Beyonce is apparently ignoring the latest round of allegations against her husband for cheating with women who look suspiciously like Bey.

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    Pool entrapment law

    On Monday, singer Usher Raymond's 5-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, almost became another tragic pool drain statistic.

    The boy was playing in the pool with his aunt when his arm became caught in the pool's drain. His aunt, a nanny, and a housekeeper were unsuccessful in pulling the boy from the drain.

    Sound technician Eugene Stachurski, who was installing AV equipment in the house, heard the women's screams and dived into the pool. Stachurski pulled the boy from the drain and performed CPR on him. CNN reports that the child was "conscious, alert and breathing" when an ambulance transported him to a hospital. He was kept overnight for observation.

    "My son is OK, but I have no further comment at this time," the boy's mother Tameka Foster told CNN Tuesday. She answered "I have no comment" when asked about media reports that her lawyer filed an emergency injunction to remove her two sons from Usher's care on Tuesday.

    Usher and Tameka were lucky. Their son was saved by a quick thinking contractor. But an inexpensive pool drain cover could have prevented the near-tragedy from happening.

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    Usher son nearly drowns

    TMZ has obtained a copy of the 911 call placed by Usher's frantic aunt Rena Oden after Usher's 5-year-old son nearly drowned in a swimming pool at a private residence on Howell Mill Road in suburban Fulton County on Monday, Aug. 5.

    Usher Raymond V, aka Cinco, was pulled from the pool unconscious after his hand became stuck in a pool drain when he dived in to retrieve a toy. His aunt and a maid tried unsuccessfully to free the boy. Two men working inside the house heard the women's screams and dived into the pool. The men were able to rescue the child.

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    Don Ennis

    This story is very confusing, so read slowly. An ABC News editor who claimed to be a female trapped in a male's body now says he was mistaken. Don Ennis lived his life as a female for three months. He split from his wife of 17 years and asked his ABC News colleagues to refer to him as Dawn.

    But now, according to a report in the NY Post, Ennis suffered from a 2-day bout of amnesia that made him realize he wants to live life as a man again.

    Ennis explained his decision in an email to his ABC colleagues. In the email, obtained by the website Newsblues.com, Ennis said “I am writing to let you know I’m changing my name . . . to Don Ennis. That will be my name again, now and forever. And it appears I’m not transgender after all.

    Ennis denies that his mid-life gender switch was a joke or a cry for attention.

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    Usher's son nearly drowns

    Bad luck seems to follow Usher Raymond and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster-Raymond, everywhere.

    One year after her son, Kile Glover, died in a boating accident on Lake Lanier, another son, Usher Raymond V, is in a hospital ICU after nearly drowning in a pool at Usher's Alpharetta home, TMZ reports.

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    Pinellas County school bus attack

    A young boy was savagely beaten by three teenage thugs on a Pinellas County school bus recently. The 13-year-old boy suffered a broken hand and facial injuries when three thugs.

    But the bigger story here is the racist Pinellas County police department's decision to seek charges against the 64-year-old bus driver for not doing enough to stop the attack.

    We've all seen videos of similar incidents of violence on board school buses and city buses. The bus drivers rarely get out of their seats to intervene for fear of becoming victims themselves.

    It's clear that the police, prosecutors and the media are quick to judge James Moody because he is the same race as the three attackers.

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    Queen Rosa and James Harden

    Earlier I told you about professional ball players and rappers who routinely date the same groupies who have dated other ball players and rappers. The reason for this behavior is that men are collectors by nature. They are very competitive. They believe a groupie's value goes up exponentially if she has dated another ball player.

    So it isn't unusual for ball players to collect the same groupies the way they collect cars, guns, watches, sneakers, etc.

    Professional groupie Queen Rosa has already dated NFL star Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, LA Lakers star Jordan Hill, and Houston Rockets star James Harden. So she is considered a valuable catch for the next ball player or athlete who is waiting in line.

    Yesterday, Queen Rosa tweeted a photo of her daughter at a lunch date with James Harden. Mothers shouldn't bring men around their daughters, but groupies never play by the rules.

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    George Bush clogged arteries

    Former President George Bush underwent a procedure earlier today to place a coronary stent in a blocked coronary artery in his heart. The coronary stent will keep the artery open to allow adequate blood flow in his heart.

    The blockage was discovered during Bush's annual physical exam at the Cooper Clinic in Texas, reports Fox News. The procedure was performed at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital," according to a statement.

    Patients who undergo stent placements must take oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) for life to keep blood clots from forming around the stents. Patients are at risk of stroke from blood clots and a buildup of white blood cells around the stent. Coronary stents are typically used to prevent heart attacks in people who are diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease caused by Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries or clogged arteries).

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    Keri Hilson Serge Ibaka split

    Keri Hilson and Serge Ibama have reportedly gone their separate ways.

    This is welcome news to men who missed out on their chance to bag millionaire singer/songwriter Hilson after she dumped her longtime boyfriend last year. Hilson rebounded quickly with Ibaka, the Congolese power forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team.

    Now sources say Hilson and Ibaka have called it quits. Maybe it was their age difference? Hilson is 7 years older than Ibaka.

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    Oprah 3 pounds of weave

    Yes, Oprah is a narcissist who covers every issue of her own magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine. But this month Oprah went all out to promote her new flick 'The Butler' because it must do well at the box office or she will take the failure personally. The talk show maven wore 3 pounds of weave in a mammoth 1970s style afro on her head. The magazine's sub heading reads "Let's Talk About Hair!"

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