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Sorry, Tameka Foster haters. Your nemesis has officially made Usher an honest man.

The two reportedly exchanged vows in the Atlanta office of his lawyer â€" a far different affair than the event planned for last weekend at music mogul L.A. Reid's Sagaponack, N.Y., home. Usher and Foster had spent $10,000 on invitations alone, and had lined up singer Robin Thicke to perform and renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, along with Sylvia's of Harlem, to cook.

Divorced Duo

But Friday, in their home state of Georgia, the People magazine says the affair was much simpler.

WE DO!

The marriage came after speculation that the couple had called things off because of arguments involving everything from the wedding plans to the fact that Usher's mother, Jonetta Patton, didn't approve of Foster.

However, Tameka called this nothing but celebrity gossip, when the original nuptials were called off due a "pregnancy scare" for this woman whose five months along; which is just half as far along as Bridget Moynahan.

A source also told People that it was never a question that they would marry at some point and that Usher "wants to be there for a baby." Unlike Eddie Murphy.

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The haters are out in full force against Tameka Foster after her canceled wedding last weekend with Usher, even if the singer himself insists all is well.

"Tameka and the baby are fine," Usher told Us Weekly yesterday. "As of right now, we don't have a date, but we will let you know when we do."

Just after the wedding was scuttled, the New York Daily News reports that Usher flew home - alone - to be with his estranged mother, Jonetta Patton, in Atlanta.

This triggered the rumors that he couldn't go through with the ceremony without Jonetta Patton by his side. After all, says a source, "Usher has always been a mama's boy."

Later, Tameka Foster followed him to Atlanta, telling People that she had a baby scare during the tumultuous weekend.

Perez Hilton was the first to report that Foster, who is four months pregnant, had come into in pre-term labor.

But sources close to Usher's family say she used the supposed scare as a mere ploy "to get Usher to talk to her," and they are "unsure if there was a baby scare at all."

"Tameka is using a publicist and is trying to smooth this whole thing over in her favor," a friend told The Daily News' Jo Piazza.

Says another source in the anti-Tameka Foster faction:

"Usher wouldn't speak to Foster [on Saturday] â€" and that's when she told him there were problems with the baby. She just wanted to get him to talk to her again."

Usher and Tameka Foster flew back to New York together this week.

"She made sure those magazines got their photo op with her and Usher after they left the Mandarin Oriental yesterday," said the source.

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Just because Usher Raymond IV and pregnant fiancée Tameka Foster canceled their nuptials abruptly last Saturday, fans shouldn't count the couple out just yet!

Sad news for a lot of you, we know.

Foster, Tameka

The singer exclusively tells Us Weekly that he still loves Tameka and it's only a matter of time before he and Foster walk down the aisle.

"As of right now, we don't have a date, but we will let you know when we do," said the very handsome Usher.

The couple, who scheduled a July 28 ceremony at the Long Island home of music exec L.A. Reid, called off the wedding at the last minute with no explanation.

Multiple newspaper and celebrity gossip outlets speculated that the cancellation was due to bad blood between Foster and Usher's mom, Jonetta Patton.

Also rumored to be to blame for the debacle? Reports of Tameka Foster's criminal past, as well as her resistance to signing a pre-nup.

However, a source close to the couple dismisses the rumors.

"People are just hating," says the insider.

Earlier today, Foster herself hinted that the real reason they postponed the wedding was due to her pre-term labor, admitting that she and the baby "had a scare."

According to an Usher source, at noon on Friday, the four-months pregnant Tameka Foster was admitted to St. Vincent's Medical Center in N.Y. City after suffering cramping. There, "she learned it was just uneasiness brought on by the stress of the wedding."

At that point, the singer decided to postpone the ceremony. But no worries - when it comes to being a hot couple, Usher and Tameka Foster are solid as a rock.

"Everbody's fine. Tameka and the baby are fine," Usher himself told Us Weekly today, after the couple arrived via private plane in New York.

"We're good. We're all doing great now," Tameka Foster said.

Meanwhile, another friend of the couple assures the celebrity news magazine that there will be an "I do" do-over in the near future.

"There will be a second wedding ceremony," a pal of Usher's dished. "This is just a postponement. They are very much in love."

Usher, 28, and Foster, 37, got engaged in January after about a year of dating. The couple announced Foster's pregnancy in June. The baby will be Usher's first child, whereas Foster has three children from a previous marriage.

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The embattled Tameka Foster is finally speaking out about the swirl of rumors surrounding her canceled wedding to R&B singer Usher last Saturday.

"No one knows why we canceled the wedding, but I can tell you that all of the reasons that everyone is speculating and writing about are untrue," a defiant Foster told People.

Divorced Duo

She declined to reveal more about why the nuptials were abruptly called off.

Sources say that at the crux of the situation were family matters (Usher's mom and former manager, Jonetta Patton, was against the wedding) and fights between the bride and groom over wedding details.

Foster, 37, who is now in Atlanta (as is Usher, 28) does address one rumor that spread on local radio stations and blogs - that following Saturday's canceled ceremony, she was hospitalized and in pre-term labor.

"We had a scare," she says. "But, I am fine and the baby is fine."

The couple announced back in June (to the great dismay of many irate Usher fans) that they were expecting their first child together, due this fall.

Tameka Foster and Usher's nuptials were scheduled to take place this past Saturday in Long Island's Hamptons, at the residence of Island Def Jam CEO L.A. Reid.

But hours before the scheduled ceremony, the 70-100 guests expected to attend Usher's wedding were notified that it wasn't taking place as planned.

At the time, a publicist for the R&B singer, Patti Webster, said in a statement:

"It was announced today that the wedding of Usher Raymond IV and Tameka Foster has been canceled. No additional information will be given regarding the circumstances of the cancellation, but we hope the privacy of this matter will be respected."

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Perhaps the stress of her non-wedding debacle got to Tameka Foster.

Citing a deluge of emails from readers in the Atlanta area - home to the baby-faced R&B god and music mogul we know as Usher - Perez Hilton reports that his 37-year-old, pregnant fiancee has been hospitalized since yesterday.

Tameka Foster and Usher

The speculation? Tameka Foster is in pre-term labor.

Local radio stations in Atlanta are reporting that Usher's future bride, who he almost married Saturday, has been at the hospital since mid-day Sunday.

Usher, 28, and Foster were supposed to wed Saturday, until it was abruptly called off - apparently for many reasons, some frivolous and others … slightly less frivolous.

Our celebrity news readers, by and large, are not fans of Tameka Foster. But this news, if substantiated, would be very sad. What do you think. Are you buying it?

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As Usher fans celebrated the fact that their man did not go through with marrying Tameka Foster, celebrity gossip outlets were left with one question: Why?!?

At issue, reportedly, were family disagreements and the event itself.

Tameka Picture

"Usher's mother [and former manager, Jonetta Patton, whom he fired in May] is against the wedding. That is one of the main obstacles," a source told People magazine, who also added: "They only decided two weeks ago to have a wedding. They wanted to have it take place before the baby bump started showing."

Right. That's always awkward. The couple could not pull it off, though - and now the canceled wedding is getting almost as much attention as the Lindsay Lohan drunk driving case.

Usher and Foster, a stylist, also "had a lot of differences about the details. For example, the bride wanted barbeque, [and] he wanted to have [renowned chef] Jean Georges cook," said the source.

As a result of the differences, the wedding "was on again off again for the past few days. [Foster] was calling it off because she wasn't getting the things that she wanted. The mother was calling it off. ... Usher was calling it off."

Heck, Kate Middleton even called it off. Just kidding.

On Saturday, only hours before the afternoon ceremony was to take place at the Southampton, N.Y., estate of music mogul L.A. Reid, Usher's publicist Patti Webster issued the following statement:

"It was announced today that the wedding ceremony for Usher Raymond IV and Tameka Foster was canceled. No additional information will be given regarding the circumstances of the cancellation, but we hope the privacy of this matter will be respected."

According to the New York Post, the 70 to 100 guests who needed to be informed there was to be no wedding included couples Beyoncé and Jay Z, as well as Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri.

"The tents were up," an insider said. "And they paid all of the people, the vendors, so that wasn't an issue. ... Hotel rooms were an issue. Janet [Jackson] was coming, but she had eight security people. Ashanti and Nelly were coming."The source added that it was a possibility that the wedding may still come off. On Saturday, however, Webster would not comment on whether Usher and Foster were still engaged or even remained a couple.

So, fans, do you think these two will make it to the altar? Or are they headed the way of Diddy and Kim Porter instead?

by Mischalova at . Comments

Remember that piece of celebrity gossip we revealed about two hours ago?

It's been taken back. All of a sudden, People magazine is reporting that Usher and Tameka Foster are no longer getting married today.

Originally planned for this in New York's Hamptons region, the event has been canceled, a representative for Usher confirms.

A source also says that the 70 to 100 guests who were expected at the wedding are being advised that the event will not take place as originally planned. We haven't been this off guard by a turn of event since Nick Lachey nude photos hit the Web.

But, seriously, folks: In a statement to the Associated Press, publicist Patti Webster said:

"It was announced today that the wedding ceremony for Usher Raymond IV and Tameka Foster was canceled. No additional information will be given regarding the circumstances of the cancellation, but we hope the privacy of this matter will be respected."

So are they still engaged? Still seeing each other?

We have no further information on the matter at this time. But, fear not, readers: We'll provide you with this answer, along with the identity of that dude tanging the heck out of Lauren Conrad, as soon as we know more.

by Mischalova at . Comments

This may come as worse celebrity news to many readers than some random woman taking Blake Lewis off the market:

Usher will marry Tameka Foster at record executive LA Reid's home in New York's Hamptons later this afternoon. Despite rumors of her problems with the union, Usher's mom, Jonetta Patton, will be among the 70 to 100 guests expected at the private, outdoor celebration.

Foster, Tameka

Fans of The Hollywood Gossip have written in for months with complaints about Tamkea Foster. They hate her more than Simon Monjack!

The reasons for this? Tameka is older and not as good looking as Usher.

This stylist, who has worked with Lauryn Hill and Toni Braxton, also has three children with her ex-husband. Her and Usher are also expecting, just as Trisa Sutter and Ryan were before welcoming Maxwell Alson into the world this week.

The soon-to-be bride is trying to look on the bright side, however. She knows that her and Asia Nitollano are two of the most despised celebrities out there.

"He just accepted me for who I am," Foster, told Essence.com last month about her relationship with Usher. "I have flaws, I have an attitude problem. ... Overall, I have issues that a person could either love or hate, but he accepted me completely. And every day he still treats me like we just met.

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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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