The “Without You” singer decided a few years back that he was better off without ex-wife Tameka Raymond, but [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Usher[/lastfm] can’t and won’t be able to do without his two children, Usher V and Naviyd Raymond. Thus is the basis for the ensuing legal battle between Usher and Ex, Tameka.
[photogallerylink id=126507 align=right]The former Mrs. Raymond recently filed for sole custody of their two children citing that Usher has repeatedly broken the terms of their co-parent agreement, which were settled when the divorce was finalized in 2009. She strongly believes that Usher is compromising the children’s safety while they are in his care.
The impending court date was set for yesterday, November 30th. According to court documents, Usher has repeatedly not obtained permission from Tameka when taking the children out of state and she claims he disallowed custody of the children during Christmas 2010. This on top of the $34,000 she says Usher owes for nanny services. But this is just the beginning of the lawsuit against Usher.
Tameka is also seeking more money from the international pop/R&B singer, As in more in child support, of course. She refers to Usher’s “substantial change in income” as reasoning, i.e. “Without You” is blowing up the charts. Though she remains that her children’s safety is the main purpose for the legal fight, Tameka is also seeking her Saks 5th Avenue Card to be reactivated.
Her attorney, Lisa West, had this to say: “Ms. Raymond desires nothing more than for Mr. Raymond to have a relationship and spend quality time with their two children as consistently as possible,” West tells reporters “She, however, has never been willing to sacrifice their children’s safety and welfare in her efforts to forge such a relationship and has vigorously fought to ensure the children are reared in a stable home environment.”
We will keep you posted. We hope they can sort this out quickly, quietly, and neatly, if for no one else but the children. Can’t we all just get along?
“Confessions Part 2” by Usher
The once mighty Queen of Pop, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Britney Spears[/lastfm], is looking for good old downtime these days and that includes quality time with her boys, Sean Preston and Jayden James, not to mention good-guy boyfriend Jason Trawick.
[photogallerylink id=105514 align=left]In a recent interview with Stylist magazine, Britney told reporters that her ideal holiday would be a low key family vacation, “It would be with my children, of course, and my boyfriend Jason, and really that’s it,” she says. “We’d probably just go skiing somewhere really beautiful and have hot chocolate – in a cabin.”
Honestly, that doesn’t sound too hard to obtain given Britney’s resources. Hopefully the paparazzi will allow her the vacation time flash free. Doubtful, but we can ask, can’t we?
In related news, Britney has been reading Mexican spiritualist author Don Miguel Ruiz, who wrote The Mastery of Love, a book of love and meditation. The pop star says the book is “basically an analysis of love and what it means to love.” she continues, “It goes through all the different aspects of love – who you are as a person, knowing yourself before you even attempt to love anyone else, that sort of thing. It’s really well-written and thought-provoking.”
Look it up if you want. She recommends it, even.
“Toxic” Britney Spears
[photogallerylink id=65592 align=left]Remember that pretty boy from Duke University that kept trying to tell us we were cooler than him? Well [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mike Posner[/lastfm] has had some down time in his dorm room to work on his latest projects and you can expect a brand new album from the college graduate in early 2012.
The new album, Sky High, features his newest single, “Looks Like Sex” which will be available on itunes and other retailers on December 6th. The raspy crooner also just released a free mixtape, The Layover, to warm the pallets of his fans.
The free release features remakes of classic songs like “Rocket Man” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elton John[/lastfm] and “Wonderwall” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Oasis[/lastfm] but also includes a collage of new songs and exciting features.
While we don’t know much about the upcoming album thus far, Posner has promised to devolve more information at his New Year’s Eve Red Bull Sound Clash concert going down in Miami.
His first album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff,spawned hit singles, “Cooler Than Me,” “Please Don’t Go,” and “Bow Chicka Wow Wow.” If his first album can even match the success of his first, we should expect to hear much more of the Michigan-born singer right here on AMP!
Be sure to check out The Layover FREE download right here!
“Cooler Than Me” by Mike Posner