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Usher’s stolen sex tape is on the black market

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If you weren’t interested in Usher‘s exclusive Cheerios single, maybe this will be more up your street: someone stole a sex tape he made and now it’s making its way around the black market, looking for a buyer. This, of course, is illegal and considered stolen property, but the seller doesn’t really seem to care about all that.

From TMZ:

TMZ broke the story … someone broke into Usher’s car in ATL back in 2010 and stole 2 laptops, 2 video cameras and a million bucks in jewelry.

Turns out … a sex tape featuring Usher and wife Tameka Raymond was on one of the laptops.

Someone tried selling the tape shortly thereafter but no one would touch it. But in the last few days the tape has resurfaced and someone is trying to hawk it.

Whoever’s trying to sell it is not going to adult film companies … there’s no way they would touch it because they would never get a sign-off from Usher. So the sellers are going right to the blogs.

We know famed lawyer Mark Geragos is repping Usher and is aggressively on the hunt to find the person who’s trying to cash in.

When will people learn? Like, honestly. Yes, let’s shoot a sex tape and put it on my laptop, which we’ll then leave in my celebrity car. Come on! Also, I’ve never really understood the draw of making a sex tape, anyway. You’re having sex, it’s hot, that’s it. It takes a particular type of narcissism to get off on watching yourself have sex all over again. Dudes – care to explain?

In any case, I doubt this will ever see the light of day, which is a blessing for us all.

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Usher releases new song exclusively in… boxes of Cheerios at Wal-Mart

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I know things are getting a little seedy in the music world because people aren’t wanting to pay for music and we’re all just downloading everything, but it seems like times are really getting desperate for Usher, who released a new song exclusively in boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios sold at Wal-Mart. LOL, okay.

From Billboard:

A new song by Usher will be the prize at the bottom of select cereal boxes. Starting Tuesday, a exclusive single will be available for download with specially-marked Honey Nut Cheerios packages purchased at Walmart stores across the country.

The track is called “Clueless” and comes amidst a prolonged wait for the singer’s new album, UR.

Well, that’s… awesome for him, I guess? Frankly, I’d toss the music and just eat all the Honey Nut Cheerios. They’re so, so good – I haven’t had them in years!

What do you think is happening here? Is releasing a song in a box of cereal a smart marketing move or the sign of a career in decline? Something tells me it’s the latter…

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Usher will punch Justin Bieber in the chest if he has to

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No one seems to be controlling Justin Bieber, or even offering him some friendly advice and guidance on how not to be a total dickwad for the rest of his life. His mother’s too busy cashing the checks and spreading her pro-life message across the country, Scooter Braun is too busy contemplating how he’s a grown man with a nickname after a toddler’s bike and Usher… well, he’s finally ready to step up to the plate. He’ll beat the shit out of Justin… you know, if need be.

From Billboard:

Usher is realizing there are limits to his influence, especially when it comes to Bieber’s current behavior. “Our relationship is more man-to-man now,” he says. “He’s making his own decisions and it’s important to show support. I can say I’m not happy with all the choices my friend has made, but I’m supportive of him. I try my hardest to give as much positive reinforcement as I can. I’ll punch him in the f—ing chest when I need to, and give him a hug and kiss when I need to. It’s more than just mentoring. I love the kid.”

Well… okay. I guess there are sometimes when you just need to “punch [someone] in the fucking chest” or whatever. Sure, I’ll go for that. That will definitely work. Sounds like a bit of the blind leading the blind here.

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Music Video: Usher – ‘She Came to Give It to You’ featuring Nicki Minaj

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Usher has always thought he was Michael Jackson reincarnate (even before MJ was dead), so it’s no surprise to me that he’s continuing to try to morph into the King of Pop. It’s not happening, of course, but that doesn’t seem to discourage him. His new single is called ‘She Came to Give It to You’, which is like ‘Blurred Lines’ redux. Because we needed another ‘Blurred Lines’, of course.

Nicki Minaj features in the song/video and Drake is even there, splurging on a bunch of bags of chips (well, he was there behind-the-scenes, anyway). Live large, man.

This song is awful.

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Usher says Justin Bieber isn’t a racist, so…

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Usher‘s the man responsible for bringing Justin Bieber into our lives, so we only have him to blame thank, right? You’d think he’d be pretty disappointed from all of the revelations about Justin happening lately – from the racist jokes, to the glee over talking about killing “n****rs”, JB is really a class act.

Surprisingly, most of the black people in Justin’s public life don’t seem to be all that bothered about it – though that sorta makes sense considering how much money they have to lose by severing ties with the little prick. With that in mind, Usher offered a message of support and insisted that his little protegee is totally not racist at all, he was just “naive”.

Usher posted the above photo with the following message on his Instagram page this weekend:

At my core, I am a person that supports growth and understands without judgement, that growth often comes as a result of pain and continues effort. As I have watched Justin Bieber navigate difficult waters as a young man, I can tell you that he hasn’t always chosen the path of his greatest potential, but he is unequivocally not a racist. What he was 5 years ago was a naive child who did not understand the negative power and degradation that comes from playing with racial slurs. What he is now is a young man faced with an opportunity to become his best self, an example to the millions of kids that follow him to not make the same mistakes.

Ay carumba. Again, I find it hard to listen to any of these assholes coming out and supporting him – especially when their motivations are not about tolerance about financial gain. NOPE.

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Usher Is Staging an Intervention for Justin Bieber Down In Panama

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Usher was Justin Bieber‘s mentor for many years, so he presumably cares about his well-being (and may or may not have a financial stake in it). Since Justin has been getting in all sorts of trouble and it’s getting serious now since arrests are involved, Usher’s decided to take a break from… whatever it is he’s doing these days to fly down to Panama, where Biebs is currently sunbathing away from the American press, to stage an intervention.

From TMZ:

Sources tell us Usher flew to Panama for a serious come-to-jesus with JB on the heels of his arrest in Miami.

We’re told Justin’s manager Scooter Braun, and Justin’s childhood friend Ryan Butler, are also there for the sit-down. Scooter got roped in for a pic with a Belieber at the resort where they’re all staying.

We haven’t heard this word used, but this meeting has all the earmarks of an intervention.

Well, fair enough, but I doubt an intervention of any kind is going to help this kid at this point. Maybe they should have intervened for the past six years to keep him from getting this way. But no, that would have been too easy and might have stopped the money flow! Couldn’t have that now, could we? Fuck that.

I do think Justin needs to get into rehab stat and get off the Sizzurp and pills and all that, but what difference will rehab make when he gets out and starts hanging out with the same people? When the damage of being a child star who’s been exploited for all of his teen years still hasn’t dealt with all that properly? Nice try, but I think it’ll take more than a measly sit-down in Panama to fix all this, and too many paychecks are involved to make it worthwhile.

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Best, Worst, And WTF Of Golden Globes Fashion

Jennifer Lawrence at her most Jennifer Lawrenciest.

Jennifer Lawrence at her most Jennifer Lawrenciest.

The Golden Globes happened last night and man, what a trainwreck! People were drunk and cursing all over the place. And Clooney wasn’t even there.

But you know what was there? The best, worst, and most WTF celebrity fashion had to offer. Let’s take a look through all these GG outfits and pick out which ones were deserving of BEST, WORST, and WTF.

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