by Mischalova at . Comments

We hope Usher doesn't try to shut down this celebrity gossip site next.

The singer is on a mission to quell all negative talk surrounding his fiancee, Tameka Foster. And there's a whole lot of it!

Usher and Tameka Foster in a Car

It's even emanating from Usher's number-one fan site, usherforever.com. The woman behind the site, Erika Jackson, doesn't seem to care for Foster. And she's unafraid to express that view, sort of like how we aren't scared to call out Britney Spears on her poor parenting.

"He's had his lawyer send her papers," an insider said of Usher's actions.

Hands off! Tameka Foster makes it clear Usher is all hers.

Tameka has proved unpopular with many fans. She's reportedly fired her man's mother, Jonetta Patton, as his manager and has the audacity to have been married before. She's a regular Simon Monjack!

Usher penned an open letter recently regarding the flak the couple has receiving, saying: "It's disturbing that the media and bloggers (under the guise as 'fans') continuously speculate on the personal aspects of my life."

The talk seems to have affected the singer's career, too. The New York Daily News says Usher is likely to miss an August deadline to deliver his next album, meaning it won't be available in gift-friendly November.

However, a spokeswoman for Jive Records said a release date had never been set.

The truth probably lies somewhere in between. But we do know this: Alexis Phifer is getting off easy compared to the wrath Foster has endured.

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It's hard to say who celebrity gossip readers hate more: Spencer Pratt or Tameka Foster?

Okay, the answer is most likely the awful fiance of Heidi Montag. But the woman Usher is set to marry isn't exactly a fan favorite, either.

Therefore, the singer felt the need to pen an open letter to People magazine in which he defended his relationship and criticized all the false celebrity news out there regarding it.

One issue: The report by the New York Post that the couple is planning to marry at the end of July in the Hamptons. While Usher won't divulge a wedding date, he says: "Since my wedding day will be special to Tameka and I, this is information that we would like to keep private."

Another topic is radio host Tom Joyner's claim that Usher threatened him. According to the New York Daily News, Joyner said Usher threatened to "whup my a--" after he joked about rumored tension between Foster and Usher's mother, Jonetta Patton. Says Usher: "I have never threatened or harassed anyone from any media format."

Finally, Usher wants to make it clear that Foster is not running his life; she isn't the alcohol to his Britney Spears. If you can follow that metaphor.

"I am happy, excited, completely clear and independent on my direction, feelings, decisions and I am not being led."

The full text of Usher's letter follows:

"It has already been announced that I plan to marry this year. However, since my wedding day will be special to [Tameka Foster] and I, this is information that we would like to keep private. It's disturbing that the media and bloggers (under the guise as 'fans') continuously speculate on the personal aspects of my life, therefore making assumptions and wrong insinuations that my fans are subject to believe.

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What was previously celebrity gossip can now be classified as celebrity news: Tameka Foster is pregnant.

Just a week after hinting that babies could be in the future for herself and Usher, the engaged couple has announced to the Associated Press and People that they're expecting their first child together, due in the fall.

Tameka Foster and Usher

"We are extremely excited at this point in our lives planning our wedding and the joy that comes with expecting our first child together," Usher and Foster said in a statement released to the Associated Press Wednesday. "We hope people will be happy for us and respect our privacy during this happy period in our lives."

A controversial fianceee, Tameka Foster hasn't exactly been welcomed the arms of her true love's fans. They call her a gold-digger and an ugly person, insults typically reserved for Heather Mills.

"What people don't realize is that Usher and I were friends for nearly seven years and I worked as his personal stylist for five years. I was the only female friend he felt he could talk to," Tameka recently told Essence magazine, as she tried to defend their relationship.

When asked about plans for babies like little Sam Alexis Woods, Foster added: "Yes, I do plan to have children with Usher. This is the man I love and plan to spend the rest of my life with, so why wouldn't I want to share that bond of bringing another life into this world with him?"

This will be the fourth child for Foster as she attempts to rival Shar Jackson for largest litter.

How will Usher's fans react to the news? Probably as well as Trista Sutter reacted to the idea of cameras filming her pregagncy.

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Tameka Foster is hated on.

We're talking about someone that almost makes Simon Monjack seem appealing to most our readers.

Foster, Tameka

It's hard to pinpoint the exact reason, but fans of Usher believe he's making a grave mistake by marrying this supposed home wrecker. With that in mind, Essence magazine sat down with Tameka recently.

Essence.com: Do you and Usher spend a lot of time together?
Tameka Foster: Usher and I are friends. We are road dogs. We hang out like friends. We shop, laugh, work out, get mad in the middle of the day about what we want to eat, debate about what's fattening in a smoothie and just do regular things.

Essence.com: How does Usher get along with your three sons?
Foster: Usher loves my children. My ex-husband and I have joint custody. It's a wonderful arrangement that allows me time to do things with Usher one-on-one and to spend time with the kids. I'm not looking for a father for my kids because they have one. They just happen to be lucky enough to have two strong men in their lives.

The Hollywood Gossip note: Critics treat Tameka worse than other famous fiancees, such as Alexis Phifer, because they believe she is looking for a new, rich father for her kids.

Essence.com: You've been labeled a "poor mom" because, supposedly, you're never with the kids. Your reaction?
Foster: Do you think Usher would really be engaged to a woman who would leave her kids? My children are with us much more than people think. They've gone to the Bahamas with us and attended play-off games. I purposely keep my children out of view. I don't want them scrutinized and talked about because that would be a problem. Everyone wants to know, "Where are her kids?" Out of these pictures, that's where.

The Hollywood Gossip note: It's a course of action Britney Spears tried to use with Jayden James, too.

Essence.com: Shifting gears a bit, is it true that Usher's mom fired you as his stylist and you in turn convinced Usher to fire her as his manager?
Foster: I never worked for Usher's mom; I worked for Usher. Now, I don't know if she persuaded him to feel certain ways about me, but she never fired me.

Essence.com: So does that mean you and future mother-in-law have beef?
Foster: No, we do not. Any mother with a son as successful as Usher is going to have raised eyebrows about any woman who comes around. I'd be the same way about any one of my sons. His mother and I have a great rapport. There are no hard feelings and I had nothing to do with his decision to no longer have his mother manage him.

So there you have it, people. Are you still against Tameka? Might she get a bad rap? Or, like Blake Fielder-Civil, is it just normal for those marrying celebrities to face a bit of scrutiny?

by Mischalova at . Comments

Not every Hollywood couple is as beloved as Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek.

Some pairings generate a great deal of controversy among celebrity gossip followers. Perhaps none more so than Usher and Tameka Foster.

Recently, the engaged twosome were shopping for sunglasses at the Solstice Sunglass Boutique in Beachwood, Ohio. The sexy singer bought five new pairs of aviator shades, all of which he had the chance to model at the recent 30th birthday party for good friend Kanye West.

Usher and Tameka were just two of the numerous guests in attendance, as West and fiancee Alexis Phifer actually performed together.

Also appearing as a united front in public last week? Isaiah Washington and his wife, Jenisa.

Days before the actor was dropped from Grey's Anatomy, People magazine reports that he and his lady dined at Santa Monica's One Pico restaurant at the Shutters on the Beach hotel, enjoying an ocean view at their table as they talked passionately over red wine and Pellegrino.

Maybe they were even talking about another celebrity couple that's hated on by the public.

After all, if Isaiah can go off on T.R. Knight, it's easy to see him bashing the heck out of Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, isn't it?

Let's just hope he left Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery alone. Those two have enough to deal with as they battle her anorexia rumors.

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Fans have been clamoring for Usher to see the old, ugly, gold-digging light for weeks now.

They've been bombarding our celebrity gossip site with rude comments directed at fiancee Tameka Foster, along with advice for the hip hop star to ditch this supposedly money-hungry, knocked-up social climber.

Tameka Foster Photograph

We haven't received so many opinions since we bashed the heck out of Greg Laswell.

While insulting Tameka Foster like mad, numerous readers also recommended that Usher go back to his lovely ex-girlfriend, Chili (left).

The former member of TLC has been out of the news for awhile, as recent photos of her are about as difficult to come by as Jayden James pics.

But we tracked down a shot of her with Usher (right). And we paired it with one of the singer and Foster (below). Now it's up to you, Tameka haters: Which do you prefer?

by Mischalova at . Comments

Tameka Foster is sporting some impressive company these days.

Just look at that rock on her finger! Oh, and that's fiance Usher walking alongside the stylist, too.

Tameka Picture

Despite receiving harsh rebukes from fans, Tameka doesn't look phased. Many readers of The Hollywood Gossip have compared Foster with Heather Mills, accusing her of marrying Usher just for his money (and killer abs, of course).

But why is Tameka on the receiving end of such criticism? While other famous fiancees, such as Alexis Phifer get off with nothing but congratulatory phone calls? It may have something to do with the fact that Foster is pregnant ... but not in the typical, loving way someone such as Elisabeth Hasselbeck is.

Instead, Tameka is carrying the child of her ex-husband. That's always awkward. And leads some to believe she is simply desperate for a (preferably rich) man in her life.

But who are we to judge? The Hollywood Gossip didn't accuse Katie Rees of getting involved in some serious girl-on-girl action just because she craved attention and was filled with insecurities.

So we're not gonna say a negative word about Foster and Usher now. We wish them the best.

by Mischalova at . Comments

Tameka Foster is taking over.

First, of course, the stylist is forcing Usher to take her hand in marriage... despite the fact that she's pregnant with another man's baby! The nerve.

Photo of Tameka Foster

Now, reports are surfacing that Foster is forcing her man to fire the woman that's been his manager from the beginning: Jonetta Patton, aka his very own mother.

"They definitely don't get along," says one source of Mama Usher and Foster, who is ten years older than the R&B superstar and who left her husband for him.

But who would replace Patton as Usher's manager? Tameka, of course. No wonder execs at Jive Records are concerned. Foster knows as much about music as Keira Knightley knows about eating.

For now, this is just making the celebrity gossip rounds. The story may not be true. But if it is, we know one thing for sure:

Other fiances, such as François-Henri Pinault - and Ryan Piers Williams once he actually commits - would never act like this.

by Mischalova at . Comments

Let's put aside rumors that Usher's fiancee, Tameka Foster, is pregnant for a moment.

And let's instead send congratulations to Usher's mom, Jonetta Patton.

Divorced Duo

Following the lead of Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault, Mrs. Usher is engaged!

Even more impressively, it's reportedly to a hot younger guy.

"His name is Eric," says a close source.

"He is a former boxer from Houston, and he's 36."

Way to go, Jonetta. Eric is probably no Gabriel Aubry, but could be quite handsome nonetheless.

Neither Usher nor Foster, meanwhile, commented on the talk that Tameka got knocked up by her ex, Ryan Glover. Guess we'll need to wait a few months and see if a baby bump develops.

In the meantime, our celebrity baby jones will need to be satisfied with those adorable Larry Birkhead and Dannielynn photos from yesterday.

by Mischalova at . Comments

The Hollywood Gossip has already been receiving hate mail regarding Tameka Foster.

For whatever reason, many readers feel as though this stylist simply isn't good enough for singing - and abdominal - sensation, Usher. With that already being the case, we're afraid to see how fans will respond to this news:

Usher and Tameka Foster in a Car

Foster, who already has three children and is recently divorced from her first husband Ryan Glover, is allegedly four months pregnant with his Glover's child. It's like the case of Salma Hayek ... only Tameka isn't marrying François-Henri Pinault or even her baby's daddy at all.

Usher and Foster were reunited in February after a brief split. His spokeswoman announced the engagement a few weeks ago, while a source claims the hasty proposal took place due to the pregnancy.

We have no idea. But we do wonder if this will be a Dannielynn-like situation and if Usher will claim the child as his own. Stay tuned to find out.

Tameka Foster Biography

Divorced Duo Tameka Foster is the wife of Usher. She's also the mother of two of his children - and the enemy of most Usher fans. They don't think... More »
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