ABOVE PHO: Mellody Hobson
By Florence Anthony
Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster Raymond
were at odds even before last week’s custody battle over their two kids. Earlier this month Usher filed legal documents asking a judge to decrease his
child support payments to Tameka. The singer had been paying $8,000 a month for their two sons and he says that the amount was set in an old agreement and
hasn’t been adjusted since he was given primary custody last year. A date has yet to be set for the hearing.
Los Angeles Clippers Forward Matt Barnes and his wife, VH1 Basketball Wives LA star Gloria Govan got married in Las Vegas
last September after previously canceling their wedding a few years ago. On August 12, at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California, the
parents of twin sons, finally had their dream wedding ceremony. The nuptials were attended by Matt’s teammates Blake Griffin, De Andre Jordan, Ryan Hollins and Willie Green, plus former teammate Ryan Gomes, whose wife was a bridesmaid, and former
NBA players Gilbert Arenas and Chris Webberand more. The wedding party walked down the aisle to Robin Thicke’s “Lost
Without You” and the bride glided down to Tupac’s “All Eyes On Me.”
In an effort to raise awareness and end childhood obesity, Michelle Obama will release a hip-hop album centered around the cause. Called
“Songs For A Healthier America,” the album will promote the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign, which works to fight child obesity. Ten music videos will
also be released following the album. The videos are set to be distributed to 40 schools in the New York City area prior to being circulated in other major
It’s raining babies. Newlyweds Mellody Hobson and George Lucas had a daughter, Everest Hobson Lucas via a surrogate on August 9. This is
the first biological child for both of them. George has three adopted children. May the force be with them. Meanwhile, “Extra” correspondent AJ Calloway and his wife Dionne also welcomed a baby girl into the world on August 12.
After suffering a non-epileptic seizure at the recording studio on August 9, Chris Brown was spotted on the basketball court smiling and
having a fun time over the weekend as he took part in the Los Angeles Unity Games at Locke High School. His team Symphonic Love Foundation Squad played
against the LAPD in a friendly game to promote unity in L.A. and gang intervention.