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The Body By Milk campaign — famous for putting white mustaches on celeb endorsers — has teamed up with five-time Grammy winner Usher for the Body By Milk got noise? music video program.       

       Twenty lucky teens will get the chance to direct and produce music videos for Usher, collaborating with the star from video concept to final cut.      

       “I am so excited to be the first artist involved with the Body By Milk got noise? music video program, as it gives me another way to give back, inspire young people and also reinvent music videos,” said Usher. “It also sends out a message to my fans about the importance of healthy living. That’s something I believe in and want teens to recognize.”      

       Through Jan. 31, teens ages 13 – 18 can apply online at http://www.bodybymilk.com. No experience is necessary, and participation is free.      

       Usher will be on set to collaborate and perform with the two teen crews, who will get seven days to create, shoot and edit his music video. After shooting wraps, the two teen-created music videos and the original studio-created version will then be showcased online at http://www.bodybymilk.com       

       America will view and vote for their favorite music video from April 1-30, 2009. In addition to bragging rights, the winners will score V.I.P. Usher concert tickets, Final Cut Pro editing software and Apple MacBook Pro laptops to continue creating after the final cut.


Usher Welcomes Baby No. 2 December 11, 2008

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It’s a boy – again! 

Sources confirm to PEOPLE that Usher and his wife Tameka have a new addition to the family: a baby boy born on Wednesday. 

The new Raymond (whose name has not yet been released) joins older brother Usher Raymond V, who turned 1 on Nov. 26. The couple married in 2007. Tameka, 37, also has three sons from a previous relationship. 

A source says Usher was at his wife’s side during the delivery. 

Last month, he told Access Hollywood that his soon-to-arrive baby was “one of the best Christmas gifts there is to have.” 

“I’m so proud to be a father by the time I’m 30,” Usher (who hit the big 3-0 in October) told PEOPLE back in August. “I’d hate to be 80 years old and not be able to run with my kids. I need to still be able to do flips when they’re in high school!”



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A collection of Mariah Carey’s best-selling slow songs are now available on one CD.      

       “Mariah Carey: The Ballads,” due Jan. 20 from Sony, features 18 of her biggest hits, including nine No. 1s – among them “Hero,” “Vision Of Love,” “One Sweet Day” and “Dreamlover.”      

       The disc marks the first time that all of Carey’s most popular ballads have appeared on one CD.  Below is the track listing:

One Sweet Day (Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men) 
Vision of Love 
Without You 
Can’t Let Go 
Love Takes Time 
I’ll Be There (Featuring Trey Lorenz) 
Thank God I Found You – Make It Last Remix (Featuring Nas & Joe) 
Endless Love (Featuring Luther Vandross) 
I Still Believe 
My All 
The Roof 
When You Believe (Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston) 
Anytime You Need A Friend 
Always Be My Baby 
How Much (Featuring Usher) 



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During an interview with Stevie Wonder on his morning radio show in Los Angeles, Usher announced the sex of his second child with wife Tameka Foster, as well as the baby’s due date.


      Doctors told the couple that they’re having another boy, and he’s due to arrive on Dec. 15, just in time for the holidays.


       Usher told Access Hollywood that their new bundle of joy will be “one of the best Christmas gifts there is to have.”       

       “There are a few names,” he told Access. “But if you guys have any unique one, please feel free to hit me up. Let me know.”       

       It was around this time last November when Usher and Tameka welcomed their first child together, Usher Raymond V. He turns one on Wednesday (Nov. 26).


Usher’s Mother Under Police Investigation November 20, 2008

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Limo driver claims Jonnetta Patton scammed him

Police have launched an investigation looking into whether or not Usher’s mother and former manager, Jonnetta Patton, scammed a limo driver during the recent BET Awards. 

A freelance limo driver says that Patton used his services for her Atlanta-based transportation company, but never paid him his $1,668 for services. He has since filed a complaint. According to TMZ, Patton’s camp is currently mum regarding the complaint and investigation. Dekalb County detectives are actively looking into the case. 




Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz and Sean “Diddy” Combs were among the celebs who flew down to Miami’s South Beach on Saturday for the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.


      The trio all scored front row seats to the runway extravaganza, which took place this year at the Fontainebleau Resort with a musical performance by Usher.


       Other famous faces in the audience included Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Martha Stewart and John Stamos – all in the front row – and Aubrey O’Day, who sat in Row 5, according to E! Online.


       “At the official after party at LIV, Diddy, Terrence Howard and the VS models had their own VIP area on the stage, while all other stars in attendance had to settle for tables on the dance floor stocked with bottles of Belvedere,” E! Online reported.


       “Heidi Klum opted to avoid the packed club, instead heading to Blade with hubby Seal. The lovey dovey duo held hands and sipped champagne as they hung with Usher and Lenny Kravitz. And although A-Rod skipped the VS show, he made a late night appearance at Blade.”      

       Among the VS Angels strutting the runway were Heidi Klum, Alessandria Ambrosia, Miranda Kerr and Karolina Kurkova. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs Dec. 3 on CBS.



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In a very candid Q&A with Essence.com, TLC’s Chilli sets the record straight about a number of issues, including her “brief” relationship with CNN anchor T.J. Holmes.


      Rumor had it that he was still married when the two began dating in Atlanta.


       “No, let’s clear this up right now,” Chilli tells writer Kenya N. Byrd. “T.J. Holmes was divorced and had been divorced. It wasn’t a situation where he was going through a divorce and still married. I would never date a man that is legally separated or tied to another woman.       


       “We dated, but it was brief. I’m a godly person and try to do all the things that God wants me to do. I have a conscience; I could never do that. Besides, I want to get married and present a healthy wonderful relationship for myself and my 11-year-old son.”


            Chilli also discusses her new handbag collection (Bags by Chilli), her new business ventures, and her relationship with Usher and his wife Tameka in the Essence.com interview here.