The judge presiding over the contentious Raymond vs Raymond child custody hearing called an emergency meeting after closing arguments today. This, according to my confidential source who was seated in the courtroom during closing arguments.

The confidential source told there were two high points in the closing from both sides in this case: Tameka wants her child support to increase by 3k monthly, she also wants her nanny pay to be reimbursed to her in the amount of 34k. She doesn’t want Usher to have over night guests while the kids are with him, and she is adamant about having him return her Sak’s Fifth Avenue credit card back to her.

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Singer Usher Raymond's family -- including his mother, grandmother and brother -- arrived in court today to show support for the 33-year-old singer. Usher is seeking full custody of his two young sons with ex-wife Tameka Foster-Raymond, who called him a "control freak."

According to my confidential source, Foster-Raymond's attorney Lisa West spoke first. In the dramatic closing argument by attorney West, she said "Why are we here? Why are we here? We are here for Usher's latest performance."

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According to a confidential source, both sides rested in the Usher Raymond vs Tameka Foster-Raymond child custody case. Closing arguments for both sides will begin tomorrow. The case will go to the judge for her her decision at the end of closing arguments.

Usher, 33, filed for full custody of his two sons with Foster-Raymond, citing her unstable mental health. Foster-Raymond testified Tuesday, accusing Usher of being a "control freak," and citing her concerns for her children's safety after a stalker was arrested outside Usher's home last month.

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  • Day 2 of the second phase of Usher Raymond and Tameka Foster-Raymond's bitter child custody hearing continues today. Foster-Raymond took the stand yesterday to give stirring testimony about Usher's controlling behavior. Foster-Raymond also said she fears Usher's deranged stalker will harm their children, according to my confidential source.

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    Less than a month after the death of her 3rd born son, Usher's ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, returned to a Georgia courtroom today to give explosive testimony about Usher's controlling behavior. Tameka's son, Kile Glover, 11, died on July 21 after being taken off of life support at a local hospital. A judge denied Usher's request to delay the child custody hearing due to the child's death.

    Tameka Raymond said the Usher's sympathy for her son was "bogus." She called the 33-year-old singer a "Control Freak" who only filed for custody of their two sons because he believed she was going to file first.

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    The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that two women have been arrested after brazenly targeting Atlanta area police and firefighters in an alleged ID theft scheme.

    Atlanta PD spokeswoman Kim Jones told the AJC that Cintia Ximena Pedone, 30, and Dawnetta Patrice Underwood, 23, were arrested Friday and charged with multiple counts of identity theft and racketeering.

    The two women pulled off their identity theft scheme by masquerading as insurance agents for AFLAC insurance, which holds contracts with the city of Atlanta.

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    Tameka Raymond is reportedly upset with her ex-husband, singer Usher Raymond, for allegedly using her son Kile Glover's death to delay their contentious child custody hearing.

    As I told you previously, Usher only visited 11-year-old Kile Glover "once" in the 3 weeks he stayed in ICU at a local children's hospital. Kile died of traumatic brain injuries sustained in a boating accident on Lake Lanier. Family members were upset that the media continued to describe Kile as Usher's "stepson" when Usher wasn't in Kile's life after his divorce from Tameka.

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    According to a source within Tameka Foster-Raymond's camp, the grieving mom will never take her son off a ventilator "as long as there is life in him."

    Kile Glover, 11, was critically injured on July 6 when he suffered closed head trauma in a Jet Ski accident on Lake Lanier. Kile is the son of Tameka Foster and local businessman Ryan Glover. Foster is the ex-wife of singer Usher Raymond.

    "He's not dead," the source told She said Kile responds to painful stimuli but not tactile stimuli (light touching) -- and that's enough for Tameka to keep Kile on a ventilator which breathes for him.

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    Remember Brandon White, the effeminate, skinny jeans-wearing Atlanta man who was assaulted by a gang of thugs on Feb. 4? The 3 gang members who brutally beat White, and videotaped their actions, were slapped with 5-year prison sentences on Friday. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jackson Bedford also sentenced the thugs to 5 years probation each.

    According to the AJC, a fourth suspect, Javaris Bradford, 24, who allegedly videotaped the beating, is still on the lam.

    The crime made headlines worldwide because of the media attention on anti-gay bullying. (White, 20, is an out and proud gay man.)

    But in a strange twist, several local gay activists wrote a letter to the judge asking for leniency for the 3 men.

    Project Q Atlanta published the letter which was signed by local politician, state Rep. Simone Bell, who is an out and proud lesbian. Ms. Bell asked the judge to release the convicted men on probation -- so two of them could finish high school.

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    A woman says she was raped by two male strippers at a northwest Atlanta gay strip club.

    According to Channel 2 Action news, citing a police report, the incident occurred in June in a VIP room at Swinging Richard’s gay strip club on Northside Drive.

    “We wish we would’ve got it the very next day,” APD Major Crimes Commander Darryl Tolleson told

    Tolleson told Channel 2’s Mark Winne that delays have not hurt the investigation. After a judge initially denied a court order, Tolleson said the club voluntarily gave police access to what they wanted on July 3 and Tuesday.

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    Singer Usher Raymond is so distraught over his ex-stepson Kile Glover's critical injury that he has pulled out as a presenter at tonight’s ESPY awards, the NY Post is reporting. Kile is the son of Usher's ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, and local businessman Ryan Glover.

    Kile, 11, was critically injured when he was hit by a speeding Jet Ski during an outing on Lake Lanier last weekend. Kile, and a 15-year-old female companion who was also injured, were airlifted to Egleston Children's hospital in Atlanta Friday.

    Gossip website, citing unnamed sources, reported that doctors declared Kile brain dead on Sunday.

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    Atlanta police have released surveillance video of a man they believe shot a 85-year-old woman during a home invasion Friday.

    The video shows a man prowling an apartment complex in the 1800 block of Campbellton Road in southwest Atlanta around 6:30 a.m. The gunman, wearing a white short sleeved shirt and tan slacks, is seen going from door to door until he gains entry into Evelyn Atwater's apartment.

    Police tell the Atlanta Journal Constitution that Atwater fought with her attacker who shot her once in the head before fleeing on foot.

    "We thought it was just a beating, and when they got her here to Grady [Memorial Hospital], they did a CAT scan and said, 'Your mother has a bullet in her head. She's been shot. And we were just devastated,'" daughter Wendy Atwater Truitt told Channel 2.

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    Tameka Raymond's family has released a statement asking the public to pray for 11-year-old Kile Glover, who was critically injured in a boating accident.

    "We know God's in control, and are leaning on our faith in him and his word at this most difficult time," the family said in a statement to CNN on Tuesday. "We firmly believe in the power of prayer and ask that you all continue to pray and lift Kile up, as it's the best way we can all support him now."

    The statement seems to confirm rumors that Tameka, ex-wife of singer Usher Raymond, is unwilling to remove her son from life support.

    Citing unnamed sources, gossip blog has reported that Kile's brain shows no activity, but hospital officials at Egleston Children's hospital in Atlanta have declined to release any information on the child's condition, citing HIPAA privacy regulations.

    Kile and an unidentified 15-year-old girl were injured around 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon on Lake Lanier when a man on a personal watercraft collided into them. Two Georgia Department of Natural Resources officers witnessed the accident and rescued the girl, who suffered a broken arm and a laceration on her head.

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    Former heavyweight boxing champ recently lost his sprawling $10 million dollar mansion to foreclosure. The 54,000 sq. ft. Fayetteville, Georgia mansion sold at a loss for $7.5 million on the courthouse steps on March 6, according to

    According to his senior advisor, Holyfield was "confident that an amiable agreement" would be reached so he could stay in his home that was fit for a king. But he lost that fight. So today was moving day.

    A loyal reader snapped a pic of Holyfield's prized 1984 Corvette secured to the back of a tow truck rolling down Jonesboro road just moments ago. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, my spy spotted eight huge 18-wheelers parked on the property. Moving men were busy loading the trucks with Holyfield's worldly possessions.

    There's no word on where Holyfield is moving to.

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    On Sunday it was reported that the 11-year-old son of Usher Raymond's ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, was declared brain dead in an Atlanta hospital.

    Kile Glover and a 15-year-old female companion were struck by Jet Ski as they sat in an inner tube on Lake Lanier around 3 p.m. Friday.

    Kile was unresponsive when he was airlifted to Egleston Children's hospital. According to gossip website, diagnostic tests determined that Kile was brain dead. There has been no confirmation from Tameka or Usher's camps.

    The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Kile remains in critical condition as of this morning.

    Read more » is reporting that the 11-year-old son of Tameka Raymond, ex-wife of Usher Raymond, has been declared brain dead.

    Kile Glover and a 15-year-old girl were injured on Lake Lanier when a Jet Ski collided into them as they sat on an inner tube Friday afternoon.

    The term brain dead technically means the only thing keeping Kile's heart and lungs functioning are the machines. Sources tell that Usher arrived at the hospital last night and Tameka has not left the hospital since she got there.

    It is routine for doctors to ask the parents of children on life support if they would consider donating the deceased child's organs. If Tameka agrees, Kile will remain on life support until his organs are harvested.

    Tameka and Usher's divorce was finalized on November 4, 2009. Tameka divorced Kile's dad, local businessman Ryan Glover, in 2007.

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    A son of singer Usher Raymond's estranged wife, Tameka Foster, is in critical condition and unresponsive in an Atlanta hospital following a jetski accident on Lake Lanier Friday.

    Gossip website reports that Kile Glover, the 11-year-old son of Foster and her ex-husband Ryan Glover, was air lifted to Children's Egleston hospital in critical condition with severe head injuries. The boy was unresponsive at the scene of the accident. (Usher is pictured holding Kile in a photo taken in 2008.)

    Glover and a 15-year-old girl were riding in an inner tube being towed by a friend in a rented pontoon when a man in their party on a rented jetski collided into the children.

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    According to a very reliable source, Usher Raymond's stalker, Darshelle Jones Rakestraw, is a lot more dangerous than Usher realizes.

    Rakestraw was arrested at the R&B singer's mansion inside a gated community on June 24. She was taken to Emory Johns Creek hospital and later released.

    During a 911 call obtained by Usher told the dispatcher Rakestraw was ringing his doorbell. "She's obviously a fan of some sort," he said.

    Usher took out a restraining order on Rakestraw which she proudly displayed in a home video that she uploaded to

    According to my source, Rakestraw has reportedly been arrested more then 25 times in the past. Her alleged crimes range from robbery, burglary, and aggravated robbery to identity fraud, and stalking.

    All of Rakestraw's alleged crimes (except the stalking) occurred outside of Georgia. According to my source, Rakestraw poses a serious danger to Usher and his estranged wife Tameka Foster.

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    The deranged stalker, Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw, 26, was arrested Sunday morning after John's Creek cops found her using her iPad on Usher's front porch. Police charged Jones-Rakestraw with disobeying a criminal trespass warning issued to her the day before.

    Sources tell TMZ Tameka is scared for her kids' safety since Jones-Rakestraw was able to get all the way to Usher's home, even though he lives in a gated community and has a security team.

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    Dennis Byron of Hip Hop Enquirer blog reports that last Friday, Jason Geter (founder and CEO Grand Hustle Recordings) and Bu Thiam held a private event at the Mandarin Hotel (John Travolta's Hangout spot) to celebrate both of their accomplishments in the music business.

    As you may already know Bu is VP at Def Jam Records, where he A&R'd Kanye and Jay Z's Watch The Throne album. He also dates Diana Ross' daughter Tracee Ellis Ross.

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    Pictured above L-R: Karlie Redd, Mimi Faust, Erica Dixon Mona Scott-Young, and K.Michelle

    Loyal reader Saptosa Foster of The 135th Street Agency writes:

    Last night in Atlanta, Monami Entertainment - along with NFGTV, Nuvo and Cintron Energy Drink - threw a TK premiere party for VH1's highly-anticipated reality spin-off "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta."

    Cast members Rasheeda, K.Michelle, Mimi Faust, Erica Dixon, Karlie Redd, Joseline Hernandez, Momma Dee, Stevie J, Lil Scrappy, Kirk Frost and executive producers Mona Scott-Young (Monami) and Stephan Marley (NFGTV) were the stars of the evening, as over 300 guests packed Frank Ski's Restaurant to preview the first episode.

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    Over the weekend rumors were running rampant that Sean Comb's landmark Justin's Restaurant was closing its doors. The AJC finally confirmed the rumor yesterday. But rumors have swirled for years that Justin's was closing down.

    Justin's restaurant was never really profitable in the 14 years since it opened to much fanfare on Peachtree Road in midtown. Rumor had it that Combs was just a minority owner who fronted for the real owners of the restaurant.

    Justin's business really took a hit when V-103 Morning Show co-host Frank Ski opened his popular restaurant a block away from Justin's last year. Franks Ski's was the nail in the coffin for Justin's Restaurant as the Frank's eatery attracted celebrities and other VIPs.

    Combs opened the restaurant in 1998 when he and his family maintained homes and a presence in the Atlanta area. Combs and Kim Porter's children attended private schools in Atlanta.

    Porter moved to California when local socialite Sarah Chapman gave birth to Combs' first daughter.

    Justin's restaurant's namesake, Justin Dior Combs, made headlines last week when he graduated from high school amid angry reports that his $54,000 free ride to UCLA could have gone to someone less fortunate.

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    The Bible preaches using the rod sparingly to subdue and "train up" an unruly child.

    But Fayette County police allege that Creflo Dollar, the charismatic founder and leader of World Changers mega-church in Stone Mountain, skipped the rod and, instead, used his bare hands and fists to beat his youngest daughter into submission.

    What should have been a private family discussion exploded onto the national headlines and fueled debates on how far parents can go when disciplining their own children.

    Dollar, 50, was arrested early Sunday morning after his 15-year-old daughter, Lauren Dollar, called Fayette County police at 1 a.m. to report that her father choked and punched her during an argument that escalated out of control. Police noted "superficial abrasions" on the teen's neck.

    Dollar admitted he "restrained" his daughter after she "became very disrespectful" when he told her she couldn't attend the party.

    Lauren told police the altercation wasn't the first incidence of violence in the Dollar home, and that she felt threatened in the home.

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    World Changers Pastor Creflo Dollar was arrested and charged with simple battery, family violence and cruelty to children in Fayette County early Friday.

    Dollar was booked into the county jail at 2 a.m., according to Channel 2’s Tom Jones. He was released on $5,000 bond Friday morning.

    When police arrived at the Dollar home they found a 15-year-old girl who told them Dollar choked her when she tried to leave the home to attend a party. Creflo and his wife, Taffi, built a custom home in Fayette County in 1996.

    According to public records the 7401 square foot mansion is valued at $1.2 million. The Dollars paid $21,367 in property taxes in 2011.

    Dollar is the founder and senior pastor of World Changers Church in College Park. The megachurch has over 30,000 members. Dollar made headlines last year when he refused to accept former members of embattled preacher Bishop Eddie Long's church after Long settled a lawsuit with four men who accused him of sexual misconduct.

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    Two mourners are dead and 2 are critically injured after a gunman opened fire at the funeral of a gang member who broke into the home of the gunman and assaulted his mother two weeks ago.

    "Gunshots went off and people were just running and falling," one witness told Channel 11 News. "Next thing you know there was shooting and fighting. Everybody started running everywhere, hiding and ducking," said another witness.

    The violence erupted Thursday at the funeral for 19-year-old Ryan Devon Guider (pictured above) at Victory for the World Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, just north of downtown Atlanta. Witnesses tell channel 11 news an argument broke out in the parking lot of the church as mourners were walking to their cars.

    Police stopped a car fleeing the scene and arrested 3 occupants inside the car. It isn't known if the shooter is among the 3 suspects in custody.

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    Last week, a close friend of local attorney Phaedra Parks reached out to me via phone to ask, "Why are they saying Phaedra and Apollo broke up?"

    She was referring to the blog chatter and Twitter rumors that reality TV personality Phaedra Parks's husband, Apollo Nida, moved out of Phaedra's house.

    Phaedra's friend wondered why the blogs were writing these things about Phaedra and Appollo breaking up when they are still together.

    One blogger in particular, Michelle, of Straight From the A blog, wrote a post suggesting that Apollo is tweeting random groupies from an apartment somewhere in Buckhead. But Apollo doesn't have a job, so how can he afford to pay the rent on an apartment?

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    Two weeks after a DeKalb County police officer's wife was brutally assaulted and robbed outside their home, he was arrested for obstruction while a search warrant was being executed on his girlfriend’s residence.

    According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the unidentified wife of DeKalb Police Sgt. Jerry Banks was enjoying an evening out with a friend on May 13. She called Banks around 2 a.m. to tell him she was on her way home after dropping her friend off.

    At 3 a.m. the couple's daughter remembered leaving the garage door open and went to close it. She alerted her father that her mother's car was in the driveway.

    Banks, who was at home with his daughter and her boyfriend, said he followed a trail of blood from the garage to the spot on the front lawn where his wife lay critically injured. She was transported to Grady hospital where she remained in intensive care on Monday.

    The 3 occupants inside the home say they heard nothing outside, according to police reports.

    Police do not consider Banks a suspect in his wife's attack -- despite the fact that he was taken into custody on Friday for being "boisterous" and "disobedient" when he was ordered to leave his girlfriend's home.

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    More exclusive details from the ongoing Raymond vs Raymond child custody hearing.

    According to Dennis Byron, of, Tameka Foster's attorney Lisa West resumed her grilling of singer Usher Raymond on the witness stand today as the media was allowed back into the courtroom.

    Usher lost his cool when Tameka's attorney asked him a question about a deposition. "I'm not finished speaking," said Usher, interrupting West's objection. But the judge set him straight, saying "You have to stop talking when the attorney objects."

    "I'm sorry," said Usher sheepishly as he lowered his head.

    Watch the Exclusive video, courtesy of, after the break!

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