by Mischalova at . Comments

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.

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.

by Mischalova at . Comments

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.

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.

by Mischalova at . Comments

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.

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