Usher may be raking it in on The Voice (please do not bring him back next season, NBC), but he’s not paying up alleged overtime wages owed to a former nanny who looked after his two kids, aged 4 and 5 at the time, from 2010 to 2011. The new Larry David now faces a lawsuit from the nanny, which is apparently bullshit (as so many of them are).
Cecilia Duncan is suing the singer, claiming Usher hired her as a part-time nanny back in December 2010 and she worked her ass off caring for his two sons (aged 4 and 5) often exceeding 40 hours per week.
According to the lawsuit, Cecilia felt like she was being overworked without being paid overtime … and expressed her concerns to Usher in 2011 that she was being shafted.
Cecilia says Usher ignored her complaints for more than a year … and finally fired her ass last September without paying her overtime money.
She’s now suing for wrongful termination, failure to pay wages, and more — demanding unspecified damages. Sources close to the lawsuit tell us she wants in the six-figure range.
May 14, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
I don’t know what possessed Usher to say this shit, but he turned up on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and started making pretending that he’s led by his spirit animal before insisting he’s just a misunderstood comedian. You know, like Larry David. –__–
“My humor doesn’t always connect… I’m the new Larry David.”
“I’m kind of misunderstood. I curb your enthusiasm.”
I think that’s not… I mean, I’m not sure that works how you think it does, Usher. I love Larry David and I don’t have any feelings about Usher (even though I’m seeing a lot more of him now that The Voice is back), but I don’t think he’s ever made me laugh. He’s a singer. Just sing, man.
March 28, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
A couple of weeks ago, we learned that Usher‘s stepson, Kyle, the son of Tameka Foster, had been declared brain dead after a jet ski accident. At the time, it was unclear if Tameka had decided whether or not to take her son off of life support, but this morning, she made the difficult decision.
Usher’s 11-year-old stepson has passed away this morning from injuries suffered in a tragic jetski accident in Georgia earlier this month … TMZ has learned.
Doctors removed 11-year-old Kyle Glover from life support after it was determined the injuries were too severe to overcome. We’re told Kyle’s mother, Tameka Foster, struggled tremendously with the decision.
According to our sources, Tameka is understandably devastated.
Glover was injured on July 8 … as he was riding in an inner tube that was connected to a pontoon in Lake Lanier. According to authorities, a family friend who was riding a jetski behind the pontoon lost control and collided with Glover’s tube.
The accident is currently under investigation.
Obviously, this is tragic news, and I really don’t know what else to say about it, so let’s all just agree to take a few moments to send some good thoughts to Usher, Tameka, and everyone else in the world who is having a horrible, awful day, all right?
July 21, 2012 at 11:00 am by Emily
For any of you guys who might have missed it this past weekend, Usher‘s eleven-year-old stepson (the son of soon-to-be ex-wife Tameka Foster) was struck by a jetski while he was floating on an inner tube on Lake Lanier in Atlanta, Georgia.
Usher’s 11-year-old stepson has been declared brain dead by doctors following the accident Friday when he was struck by a jet ski … TMZ has learned.
According to our sources, Kyle Glover (son of Usher’s estranged wife Tameka Foster) has not experienced any brain activity since he was admitted to the hospital. We’re told there has been no decision yet as to whether or not to take him off life support.
Our sources say Usher arrived at the hospital last night and Tameka has not left the hospital since she got there.
As TMZ first reported, Kyle was struck in the head by passing jet ski while riding on an inner tube on Lake Lanier in Atlanta, GA.
This is seriously heartbreaking. At eleven years old, this child is going to die? I shake my head in sadness and disbelief. I also can’t fathom the decision that Tameka is going to have to make in taking her son off of life support, even though there’s no chance that her son will ever gain consciousness again.
What a nightmare, guys. Say some prayers of strength for the family and thankfulness that you’ve got whatever it is you’ve got, because this is just another showcase of how things can happen in the blink of an eye and change your life forever.
July 9, 2012 at 9:30 am by Sarah
Confidence is an amazing thing. If you’re able to look in the mirror and say “hey, self, you’re a beautiful, amazing person,” then that’s fabulous. And of course it’s an attractive quality in other people, but I think we can all agree that there’s a point when someone’s confidence can cross over into arrogance. And that’s annoying as hell.
Usher thinks everything he does is ”genius”.
The ‘OMG’ hitmaker considers it important to live his life to the full and always believe in everything he tries his hand to.
He said: ”I live every day like it’s my last. I approach everything I ever do as though it’s the most genius thing ever, regardless of whether it is or not.
”I really do believe something incredible is happening every moment I’m able to continue to do this. So I wanna live in it. Enjoy every waking moment. And I really do.”
Usher is happy to be good looking and enjoys the fact he is attractive to women.
He added: ”If I could turn [being] this good-looking down, I mean, I don’t know that I would. I was fortunately blessed with these good looks, I may as well do something with them, you know what I mean? I think we’re all just trying to live up to Sean Connery, the epitome of cool.”
The singer admits he has always had a strong sense of self belief.
He added to Q magazine: ”As a kid my mother would say, ‘You should stop running around telling people you’re gonna be a superstar!’ It was too much for people but I needed something to believe in.”
See, I was kind of on the fence for the first half of the interview. Approaching everything you do like it’s genius sounds ok, as long as you understand that sometimes it really isn’t. And if you’re as famous and wealthy as Usher is, then it’s great that he enjoys every moment of his good fortune. But when he started talking about how impossibly good-looking he is? Please. Who are you, Megan Fox? Ugh.
June 4, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Emily
0Justin Bieber is Intent on Ruining the Entire Holiday Season, Christmas Classic by Christmas Classic
So you guys all know how upset I was when I found out that bitch-ass Bieber and Mariah Carey were teaming up to desecrate “All I Want for Christmas (Is You)”, and I’m here to tell you flat-out – it does not get better. It does, however, get worse. Bieber and his mentor, Usher, have gotten together, those knuckeheads, to ruin “The Christmas Song”, as in “Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire …”
You know, this is killing me, friends. I positively live for Christmas, and Justin Bieber is making everything – EVERYTHING! – all about him. The nerve!
Also, does no one else see the irony of Bieber singing of “tiny tots” with their eyes “all aglow”? No? Alright then.
Oh. And nice, uh, cameo, Usher.