Usher Raymond was just one of many attendees for the premiere of Open Road Films’ ‘Justin Bieber’s Believe,’ held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California last night (on December 18, 2013).
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Raymond, who produced the new film along with Scooter Braun, kept his infamous mini-fro under wraps while rocking a derby but that didn’t stop people from noticing his slimmed down frame.
[PHOTOS: First Look! Usher as Sugar Ray Leonard in 'Hands of Stone'…]
Director Jon M. Chu calls the new film a “transition movie,” giving audiences an inside look at Justin Bieber’s life as he records, tours and attempts to evolve under intense media scrutiny.
“This was about him transforming and growing,” Chu told MTV News about the film which is a follow-up of Bieber’s ‘Never Say Never.’
More photos from the premiere below… Continue Reading…
In the first photos released from his upcoming movie role in ‘Hands of Stone’, Usher Raymond finally reveals what that baby fro he’s been rocking is all about.
Having shed at least 30 pounds, the superstar crooner grew out his mini-fro and even covered up his many tattoos (with the help of a bit of movie makeup).
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Photos of Usher portraying boxer Sugar Ray Leonard taken on the Panama film set over the weekend prove that the months of hard work the 35-year-old father of two has put into transforming his body has clearly paid off! Raymond was forced to drop 34 pounds for the flick, shrinking from 180 pounds to Leonard’s usual fighting weight of 146 pounds.
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Sugar Ray Leonard, now 57 and long retired from the ring, was the first boxer to win over $100 million during his career. He won titles in five weight classes, from welterweight to light heavy weight. Usher and Sugar Ray are also both 5′ 10” and with his slimmed down frame, Usher is almost the spitting image of the legendary boxer.
Check out more stills from the set of the film PLUS photos Usher shared while visiting the tiny Central American county below… Continue Reading…
poses above with her handsome son Ryan Glover, Jr.
In honor of her deceased son, Kile Glover, Tameka held a 5k run/walk event last Saturday morning (November 30, 2013) and hundreds of friends, family members and supporters turned out in freezing weather.
Kile Glover was only 11 years old when he was killed in an unfortunate boating accident on Lake Lanier in July 2012. The talented youngster had a love of music & the arts so Tameka dealt with her grief by honoring her son by forming The Kile’s World Foundation in January 2013.
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Proceeds from the race will support Kile’s World, whose mission is to give underprivileged kids access to the arts. It is Tameka’s hope to one day build a school in honor of her deceased son.
Supporters included: Cynthia Bailey & Peter Thomas of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Syleena Johnson and Monifah of R&B Divas, several of Tameka’s family members and many more.
More photos + video from the event below… Continue Reading…
is hosting a 5k fun run/walk in honor of her son, Kile Glover, who was killed in a jet ski accident in 2012.
Raymond has been on a mission to keep her son’s memory alive and launched her ‘Kile’s World’ foundation earlier this year.
[READ: Tameka Raymond Launches 'Kiles World' Organization (PHOTOS)]
Raymond has been through a lot this past year, but she’s seeking solace by keeping busy and has held several events and fundraiser’s for her new foundation, which strive to ‘offer comprehensive art education to children ranging from ages 10‐17; focusing on music, performance, fine and applied art’.
[READ: Tameka Raymond's 'Kile's World' Foundation Hosts Summer Camp (PHOTOS)]
Details about Tameka Raymond’s 5k run walk, affectionately nicknamed ‘Kile’s Miles’ below: Continue Reading…
Usher Raymond is no stranger to legal issues.
The superstar singer has been involved in domestic legal issues, entertainment copyright issues and more, so his attorneys always keep very busy.
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Now… the singer is ‘caught up’ in yet another lawsuit stemming from his 2002 song of the same name.
Three men are claiming that they wrote the song “Caught Up” in 2002, played it for someone at Arista, who then played it for L.A. Reid. While they never cut a deal for the song… years later they heard it on the radio being sung by Usher.
Details about Usher’s latest song scandal+ watch a ‘Caught Up’ flashback performance below… Continue Reading…