911 Call Released In Usher’s Son’s Drowning Accident, Ex-Wife Seeks Emergency Custody Hearing [AUDIO]
Category: Entertainment Written by NewsOne Staff
Usher Raymond V, the eldest son of R&B singer Usher with ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond, has been hospitalized after a serious pool accident at the singer's home, reports People.com. The former couple also have a 4-year-old son, Naviyd Eli (pictured left).
The singer's 5-year-old namesake attempted to retrieve a toy trapped in a pool drain when his arm got stuck.
Adults on the scene attempted to rescue him, but were unsuccessful. Fortunately, two male employees were able to free him. Usher V received CPR before being rushed to an Atlanta hospital, where his parents remain by his side.
"Tameka got a call from one of Usher's staff members and rushed to the hospital," a source tells PEOPLE. "She almost collapsed when she heard the news."
As previously reported by NewsOne, Usher's 11-year-old step-son Kile Glover, son of Tameka Foster Raymond and ex-husband Ryan Glover, was declared brain dead by doctors on July 8, 2012 following a jet-ski accident on Atlanta's Lake Lanier. He died from his injuries on July 21,2012.
Jeffrey Simon Hubbard, the jet-ski operator and family friend who allegedly ran over Kile, was arrested and charged with Homicide by Vessel, Serious Injury by Vessel, as well as Reckless Operation of a Vessel.
Usher and Foster Raymond had been involved in a fierce custody battle at the time of Kile's death, with Usher ultimately winning primary custody.
In an exclusive statement to NewsOne at the time, Foster Raymond said that she would "fight tooth and nail to keep all of my sons together as a family," and apparently she is now attempting leverage this current tragedy to that end.
TMZ reports that she has filed legal documents asking for an emergency hearing later this week because she feels that her children are not being properly supervised while at Usher's home — a complaint she brought up during the contentious custody hearing. There have been no confirmed reports on Usher V's current condition.
Listen to the devastating 911 call:
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 10:23
Category: Entertainment Written by Derrick Lane, BDO Contributing Writer/ NewsOne
D'Angelo, the "Brown Sugar" and "How Does It Feel" singer that we've grown to love (and whose comeback we anxiously await) is unfortunately making some of of us wait a little longer.
Apparently the neo-soul singer is suffering from a mysterious ailment that has resulted in the cancellation of several show dates for his 2013 summer tour."It's serious, but he should be OK," D'Angelo's agent told a House of Blues executive, while Live Nation said the singer "expresses his sincere regret due to this unfortunate circumstance."
D'Angelo canceled his appearance in Baltimore this weekend and headliner of the show, Erykah Badu, teamed up with Common to fill that slot. His upcoming show in Chicago at the House of Blues is now canceled. In addition, his shows last week in New York and San Diego were also cancelled. His Friday show in San Francisco is still on...for now.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 10:00
Category: Entertainment Written by Myeisha Essex/ Hello Beautiful Staff
For the next three years, Kevin Hart will be on probation, and for the next three months, he will have to sit through a series of alcohol education classes — all consequences from his recent DUI arrest.
According to TMZ, this is the comedian cut a deal with Los Angeles authorities and plead no contest to one count of driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. In exchange for his plea, one of Kevin's two counts was dropped and he won't have to spend anytime behind bars. Along with probation and alcohol education classes, the 33-year-old was order to pay a $390 fine.
As we reported earlier, the Let Me Explain funny man was arrested by the California Highway Patrol back in April for driving 90 mph on the 101 freeway and failing a sobriety test. He spent a few hours in jail before being released on bail.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 14:08
Category: Entertainment Written by Danielle Young, Associate Editor/ Hello Beautiful
Terrence Howard's ex, Michelle Ghent allegedly showed up to court with a black eye after complaining for a physical altercation with the actor in Costa Rica. TMZ is reporting that Terrence's side of the story is very different!
He's claiming Michelle maced him, his adult daughter and another family member. He insists he never laid a finger on her.
Evidently, Terrence has threatening text messages from Michelle that go from, "I would start hiding if I were u" to I'd be careful when u leave your place."
Michelle has admitted to Terrence before that she is "insane" and has been to a "crazy institute." Is Michelle crazy enough to frame Terrence?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 14:17
Category: Entertainment Written by BET-Staff
Known as a virtuoso in his field, Duke was a multifaceted musician in jazz, funk, R&B and fusion and, and produced and composed for Miles Davis, Gladys Knight, Anita Baker and Johnny Gill, among many others. He collaborated with Jill Scott and Frank Zappa. And, he created more than 30 of his own solo projects, including his most recent album, DreamWeaver, which was dedicated to his wife Corine, who died of cancer just last year.
Duke also worked as music director, including for the 1989 Nelson Mandela tribute concert in London and NBC's music performance program Sunday Night.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 11:45
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