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Usher as a mom-ager again.

Following a public dispute and dissolution of their professional relationship in 2007, the singer has rehired mother Jonetta Patton as his manager.

Usher in The Netherlands

"Usher has dissolved his management arrangement with Benny Medina and has re-engaged Jonnetta Patton as his manager," his representative said in a statement Wednesday.

According to a last month story in The New York Daily News, Usher was disappointed that his CD "Here I Stand" sold just 433,000 copies in its first week. As a result, the idea of making up with the woman that brought him into this world was broached.

"People have been telling Usher to listen to his mother," an insider told The New York Daily News. "Nobody knows how to sell him better than she does."

Wife Tameka Foster may take issue with that statement; but fans of Usher have taken issue with Foster since she had the gall to marry their heart throb.

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Usher may takes his job as a singer very seriously, but it's nothing compared to how focused he is on raising his 9-month-old namesake, Usher Raymond V.

The latter makes his public debut on the August cover of Essence magazine, as the former talks up the responsibility of fatherhood.

Brad, Angelina and Six Kids!

"Now I represent what he is to become," Usher says about his son. "He's gonna admire me, he's gonna look up to me. He's gonna say, 'I wanna be' or he should say 'I wanna be like my father. I wanna be a man of valor. I wanna possess what my father has as a man.'"

As for advice Usher and wife Tameka Foster have for other parents, the musician says:

"You should never abandon that responsibility, which is to be there, reading with your child, being supportive of your child's growth."

We have one other piece of advice: you should never debut your child the same day Jamie Lynn Spears comes out with her first photo with Maddie Briann.

Come on, Usher and Tameka. Little Usher simply can't compete with Maddie for publicity.

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While the Tameka Foster bashing has quieted over the last few months, Usher still feel the needs to defend his wife and his marriage.

"I'm very happy, and in a great place being a married man, but still obligated as an artist to service and have the relationship that I built through music with my fans," the R&B star recently told the Associated Press.

Early Show Performance

With a new album and a new baby in his life, you'd think the man with such amazing abs would wear a perpetual smile. And he's trying to. But critics sometimes get Usher down.

"If you respond to negativity, there is really no positive that you can get out of it. Unfortunately, no matter how real something is to you, of course people are going to always have an opinion," the musician said of his marriage to Foster.

In closing, Usher took a shot at celebrity gossip blogs:

"Unfortunately, opinions matter for some reason. Bloggers have an opinion, and now people quote what they read from bloggers, but it's not a testament of what the reality is."

The truth hurts, doesn't it, Perez Hilton?

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While Usher fans continue to hate on Tameka Foster, this couple continues to impress us with its normalcy.

In a recent interview with Page Six, the music icon said he'd never consider selling off photos of his new baby, a lesson other celebrities should heed (are you listening, Jennifer Lopez?)

Tameka Foster and Usher

"In no way would I ever pimp out my child for money. I am livid that people talk about my child," Usher said.

Usher also defended his wife against the rumors that she doesn't get along with, well, everyone.

"I stand by her as a man loving my wife and being there for my child... Opinions are like assholes. Everybody's got one. What I will say is, this is my wife and I would hope that [people] would respect my wife and my marriage and who I have chosen to spend my life with."

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It's been many months since Tameka Foster and Usher really made any entertainment news headlines. The couple appears to have gotten married and settled into a calm, normal routine.

So, here's our question to Usher fans/Foster haters: do you still possess the sort of venom for Tameka that Britney Spears has for underwear, or Lauren Conrad unleashes toward Heidi Montag?

Tameka Foster Photograph

Earlier this week, Foster and Usher enjoyed a meal together, critics be damned...

Tameka, do you want the Everybody Hates You Combo? Or the Leave Usher Alone Pu Pu Platter?

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Ah, Tameka Foster.

One of the celebrity gossip world's most hated can always be counted on to stoke the passions of the haters just when things start to cool down.

Photo of Tameka Foster

Foster was "domineering" and displayed her trademark "Tameka wrath" during a video shoot for Usher's song, "Love in the Club," the New York Post says.

Tameka was visibly upset when she found out stunning singer / songwriter Keri Hilson was personally picked by Usher to play his love interest in the video.

"It was supposed to be a sexy video shoot," a Post spy said.

"Tameka was there the entire time guarding like a watchdog. It was ridiculous. She knows Keri and knows she's no video ho or Karrine Steffans."

Nicknamed "Superhead," Karrine Steffans wrote the book, "Video Vixen," about her alleged flings with Usher, Bobby Brown and other artists.

"Tameka Foster is very insecure," the source said. "Even in rehearsals she was weird and not happy that Keri is so gorgeous. Tameka threw a lot of attitude. The day of the shoot, Tameka dressed Keri very badly - like an extra. Tameka wouldn't let Keri have her hairdresser there - she had to use the hairdresser who was doing the extras."

Tameka Foster also has taken a serious dislike to Usher's longtime choreographer, Jamaica, and has apparently gone so far as to banish Jamaica from the set.

Then, when Usher and Tameka Foster were spotted at the Beverly Hills Hotel last week, "They barely said one word to each other."

The two have a choppy past to say the least. After they got engaged, Usher fired his mom, Jonetta Patton, as his manager and also axed his publicists. "Tameka was the one and only one to call the shots," spies said.

They were supposed to wed last summer at L.A. Reid's Hamptons estate - but the wedding was called off at the last minute. They wed a week later in Atlanta, and Foster gave birth to their son, Usher Raymond V, in November.

Usher's album, which may be called Regret, was supposed to come out last year but was delayed due to his wedding and baby. It is expected by June.

Usher's manager, Benny Medina, said via e-mail
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"Keri could not have been happier with Tameka's choices in styling, hair and makeup ... Jamaica was flown out and arrived a day late to do Keri's choreography, and was on-set at all times. The shoot itself went brilliantly."

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We're sad to report that Usher's father, Usher Raymond III, passed away at an Atlanta hospital on Friday.

The cause of death isn't known at this time, but the funeral will take place later this week at the Taylor funeral home chapel in Chattanooga, TN.

Usher in France

Even the most ardent Tameka Foster haters have to sympathize with this couple after such a tragic loss.

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Despite a rumored feud with Tameka Foster, Jonnetta Patton is excited that her daughter-in-law has given birth to a beautiful, healthy baby.

Indeed, Usher's mother said that Usher Raymond V is God's gift to her son and his wife, just in time for Kwanzaa and Christmas.

"I'm extremely excited and filled with joy about the birth of my grandson, Usher Raymond V," Patton told People magazine. "He is beautiful, precious, healthy and such a blessing. I'm very happy for my son and his wife. God has truly blessed them with a special gift. This will be an amazing holiday season for all of us."

Foster gave birth to Usher Raymond V on Monday night, joining her husband in a statement that read: "We are so happy and proud of our beautiful son."

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Beyonce could sing her hit "Baby Boy" to Usher and his new wife, Tameka Foster, right about now.

The controversial couple welcomed a son, Usher Raymond V, into the world last night, multiple sources are reporting. Hewas born in Atlanta at 9:55 p.m., and weighed in at 7 lbs. 9 oz.

Photo of Tameka Foster

"We are so happy and proud of our beautiful son," the couple said in a statement. "What a blessing!"

While reps for Usher and Foster were not immediately available for comment, one insider says Usher was with Foster and the new child Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital; the family is expected to head home on Wednesday.

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As an African-American, to be there for my child is so important when there are so many young African-American kids without their fathers. I just want him to grow up to be as wise as he can possibly be, kind and open hearted. [Fatherhood] changes everything about me.

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Women have started to become lovers of each other as a result of not having enough men.

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