Posts Tagged ‘Usher’
When Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green said that they were taking a year break from The Voice to focus on their music, they were told that they would always be welcomed back… but they didn’t expected the replacement judges to do just as good of a job, if not better, than they did.
So of course, the two former judges are ready to return. Can’t let the replacements dominate in their chairs for too long.
And the execs are holding up their promise to take them back. Christina has already signed her new contract for $12.5mil, but she could be making up to $17mil “with incentives”. And Cee-Lo is in “advanced negotiations” to return.
Which batch of judges do you prefer to see in those swivel chairs?
I did my best to tell you the crazy story about the Notre Dame linebacker, Manti Te’o, and this dead girlfriend hoax.
He said that his girlfriend Lennay Kekua died, sometime after a car wreck and getting leukemia, just six hours apart from his grandmother’s death. He talked about this tragedy a lot in the media and ends up, this girlfriend never existed.. It was a fake online romance drummed up by his supposed buddy, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo.
Well Ronaiah had used a similar sob story before in front of the judges on for the upcoming season of The Voice. When he auditioned to be on the show, he told the producers that “he and his cousins started a Christian band together, and were on their way to perform at a youth conference in Nevada when they got into a ‘massive’ car accident.” He said that a truck smashed into their vehicle and sent them ‘flip-flopping all over the freeway’. The doctors thought one of them might have been brain dead but miraculously, everyone ended up being ok.
The producers bought into his story but the judges, including the new sit-in judges Usher and Shakira, did not buy into his performance. He sang Matisyahu’s “One Day” but none of the judges turned their chair around.
Now we don’t know if any of this is true or if Ronaiah just made it up in hopes to get him some camera time but the show is suspicious since he’s connected to the Manti hoax. Show sources say that he passed the background check and psych evaluation and they didn’t find anything suspicious about the story at the time.
Christina Aguilera announced that she was going to skip out on the next season of The Voice to focus on her music. She’s releasing a new album and going on tour. (Listen to her new song ‘Your Body’ here.. Think she should quit her day job?)
The producers said that if their artists needed to take off a season to do some music, they would always be welcomed back. Blake Shelton sounded like he was on the outs too. He said he wanted to return to his music before he became a TV person…. But he’s not the 2nd judge to bail out on next season.
Cee-Lo Green is making a grand exit alongside Christina. He’s working on two albums and developing an NBC sitcom about his life, so he’s a little too busy for a karaoke show right now.
But don’t worry. Two stars leave and two big stars bum rushed to take their spots. Shakira is stepping in to take over for Christina. This could be the best thing for her career since her sex tape leaked a few weeks ago. Nothing will boost your career faster than a sex tape or an over-exposed singing show.
And kinda surprised to hear that Usher will be taking over for Cee-Lo. Great choice just really didn’t peg him as someone to join a singing competition show. At least he’s gonna be with a respectable one and not joining Idol.
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will return for another season but may decide to take time off the following season.
It’s been an ongoing, nasty custody battle between Usher and ex-wife Tameka Raymond.
Tameka and Usher have been battling it out in court over custody of their two sons.. and throwing out lots of nasty accusations. She claimed that Usher was an absentee father that was too absorbed in his career and he used drugs in front of the kids. Usher said that Tameka was inattentive and irresponsible.
Finally, the judge came to a decision. He awarded Usher with primary custody of their two sons. Tameka is being a sore loser and says that Usher only won because of his money. She tweeted, “Money can buy many things…But in the end. Truth & goodness will prevail. I must continue to believe this. Stand firm.”
She also says that the judge was bias. Usher’s attorneys threw an election fundraiser a few years ago for the judge that presided over the trial and she’s afraid that their relationship may have affected the ruling.
She can’t believe that the judge awarded Usher, who spends a lot of his time on the road, primary custody when she has a more stable schedule and permanent residence. She plans to file an appeal and hopes to regain custody of her two sons.. and probably a sizable child support check.
Tameka Raymond issues a public statement that contains both poignant insights about the gift of her son and his untimely death and some blatant JABS at Usher for continuing to DRAG her through their custody battle, even while mourning the loss of her beloved child.
Do you think Tameka is just speaking from the heart and expressing her feelings? Or is she ‘using’ her 11-year-old son’s tragic death to make Usher look bad so that he’ll back off from his custody cursade?
To begin, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the countless number of people who opened their hearts, extended their prayers, well-wishes and remained hopeful for my son Kile during the last weeks of his life. I truly believe that he has always been an Angel from birth and the World was just too small to contain a spirit so vast. I’m thankful and blessed to merely be the vessel that carried him and humbled that God gave him to us to love. I also feel humbled by everyone’s show of concern, and knowing that Kile Glover touched the lives of so many has given me strength during my worst & darkest hour … Again I THANK YOU ALL!
Sadly, I remain in the unfortunate position of having to respond to and attend court proceedings that were not initiated or begun by me. I did not file this custody case (January 2011) and was content with the ‘joint custody’ arrangement that we share.