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The Voice Season 3 just got underway, but is there already a casting shake-up in the works for Season 4? According to a new report, at least, there may well be:

Usher and Shakira are replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green.

Alleged insiders say Shakira and Usher would take the place of Christina and Cee Lo alongside Adam Levine and Blake Shelton at the end of the current season.

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Earlier this month, Aguilera opened up to Ryan Seacrest about the show, admitting she once viewed her job as a coach on The Voice "kind of like a side project."

"[I thought], 'It'll keep me close to my son [Max, 4] in L.A. I don't have to travel," the Grammy winner said. "Then it kind of took off, and there goes my free time!"

The Voice sources say Christina will use her break from the program to focus on tours and promotional duties surrounding the release of her new album, Lotus.

Christina Aguilera's "Your Body", the first single from the upcoming record, is already out. Green, for his part, is currently working with NBC on a new show.

The rumor comes just as speculation surrounding American Idol's revolving door ends: Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban will join Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey as judges.

What do you think? Should Usher and Shakira join The Voice?

 

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Usher finally has primary custody of his children, and he's finally opening up about his three-year battle with Tameka Foster to achieve that status.

"This will be the only time that I've ever chosen to speak about it. I've been a man of integrity throughout the entire process, which I hope my boys will understand," the singer said last night on Oprah Next Chapter. "That's the way to go. That's the way to be."

So, what did the well-sculpted artist reveal?

He wasn't prepared for marriage in 2007: "I wanted to give her the wedding that she wanted. But I wasn't quite ready. I impregnated this woman, we were in a relationship, we were in love... I was taking responsibility."

The union started to fall apart once Usher V was born: "After that, I did get a great sense of the insecurities that were there and the fact that she wasn't coping well with being in this position, being married to Usher, and all that came with that."

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A judge may have ruled, but the legal battle between Usher and Tameka Foster appears to have no end in sight.

Late last month, the singer won primary custody of the two children he shares with Foster, only for his ex-wife to appeal the decision on the grounds that the judge was biased because Usher raised funds for his campaign in 2008.

And now Usher has filed a motion in response to that appeal.

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In documents submitted last Wednesday, the artist urges the court to deny Foster's request because it is "an assault on the integrity of the court."

He argues that the granting of a new custody trial would create a slippery slope in which all decisions could be a reversed if an attorney contributed to a judge's campaign.

Usher alleges that Foster's legal maneuvering "constitutes a continuum of [Tameka's] vile and unsupported claims that every person who dared testify against her ... is biased and tainted."

No word from the judge regarding either filing yet, but we have a feeling we have not heard the last from either of these parties. Not by a long shot.

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The legal battle between Usher and his ex-wife is far from over.

The singer won primary custody of the two children he shares with Tameka Foster last week, but sources tell TMZ the latter plans to file an appeal because she smells corruption, pointing to a fundraiser thrown in 2008 by Usher's attorney's law firm for the judge that presided over this case.

It raised $1,278.

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Foster simply doesn't understand how the judge could have ruled in Usher favor, considering how frequently he is on the road. She's already interviewing attorneys for her planned appeal in fact.

The custody battle has grown exceedingly ugly as time has gone on.

Most recently, Foster accused her ex of using her stepson's death - 11-year Kile Glover died this summer following a jetski accident - to delay proceedings in his favor. She has also alleged that Usher had an affair with his nanny and that he took drugs in front of his kids.

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It's been long and it's been ugly, but for Usher Raymond, it's all been worth it:

A judge has awarded the singer primary custody of the two children he shares with ex-wife Tameka Foster.

The case has gone back and forth for months, with Foster alleging that Usher was an irresponsible father who took drugs in front of his kids. Accusations of infidelity, inattentiveness and a great deal of name-calling have also been tossed around by both sides. Usher even cried once on the witness stand.

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But the court has now sided with Usher and the former couple's sons will spend a majority of time with their father.

Foster will receive some custodial rights, but it's unclear at the moment just how the arrangement will work.

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Score two for Tameka Foster in her ongoing legal battle against Usher.

A judge held the singer in contempt this week and forced him to re-open his wife's Saks Fifth Avenue card, which Usher had shut down last year as part of his custody/alimony war against Foster.

The court agreed with Tameka that she needs that item in order to perform her job as a stylist.

Usher on Stage

Usher and Foster squared off in court yesterday despite the former's request to delay the hearing out of respect for Kile Glover, Foster's 11-year old stepson who passed away last month from injuries suffered in a jetski accident.

But Tameka objected to that request and stated Usher was only making it for self-centered reasons.

She then won a second victory after the court awarded her $1,300 to help pay a nanny bill.

There are still many long-term custody and child support issues to be worked out, but for one day at least, Usher was unable to exit the courthouse screaming "Yeah!" over any of the decisions made inside of it.

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Kile Glover, the 11-year old son of Tameka Foster and stepson of music superstar Usher, was taken off life support and passed away on July 21, days after his inner tube was struck by a jet ski.

You'd think such a tragedy would bring the feuding exes together - but, sadly, you'd be mistaken.

Usher Takes a Stroll

Despite Usher reportedly spending a lot of time with Tameka during her time of need, and despite his request to delay the pair's next child custody hearing out of respect for the tragedy, Foster has fired back in a new legal document, accusing Usher of being a selfish sham artist.

Foster alleges that Usher is simply afraid that no judge would rule against a grieving mother and is delaying the process out of his own self interests. He's worried about her "stress" levels, as he claims?

HA, Foster writes, that is "BOGUS."

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Tragic news today for Usher and his estranged ex-wife, Tameka Foster:

Kyle Glover, Tameka's 11-year old son from a previous relationship, has been taken off life support and has passed away two weeks after suffering irreversible brain damage in a jet skiing accident.

Usher and Family

The fatal injury occurred on Lake Lanier in Atlanta on July 8, as Kyle was riding on an inner tube when he was struck by a passer-by in a jet ski. That individual is named Jeffrey S. Hubbard and is in under investigation for his actions.

Doctors quickly determined that Kyle was medically brain dead and he had been on life support in the hospital until this morning.

The tragedy took place while Usher and Foster were engaged in a contentious custody fight for the two kids they share. But that court battle has now taken a backseat to the sad circumstances surrounding Glover.

We send our thoughts and prayer to his family.

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The sad situation in which Usher now finds himself with ex-wife Tameka Foster may soon grow a lot sadder:

According to TMZ sources, Foster may be forced to take her 11-year old son off life support as early as next month, with medical bills piling up and her insurance company only promising to pay them for a set period of time.

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The tragedy by now has been well-documents:

Kyle Glover was placed in a coma and considered medically brain dead last week, following a jet skiing accident in which his inner tube was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

A family friend of Usher's is under investigation for the accident.

While Usher has remained by Tameka's side during this terrible time, and while insiders say he has eased up in their custody dispute, TMZ reports the singer has NOT offered to foot any medical bills and Foster is likely on her own when it comes to coverage.

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

It's the tiniest sliver of a silver lining, but it looks like the tragedy that will most likely take the life of Usher's stepson will also lead to a custody settlement between the singer and ex-wife Tameka Raymond.

As previously reported, 11-year old Kyle Glover - Tameka's child from a previous relationship - has been declared brain dead following a tragic jet skiing accident in Atlanta last week.

Usher and Tameka Raymond

In response, Usher has been spending a lot of time over the past few days by Tameka's side - and TMZ sources say the sides have softened in what has been a contentious back-and-forth regarding custody of the two children they had as a couple.

Usher met with his attorneys this week and advised them to give Tameka "a majority" of custody, insiders claim, while the artist is also now willing to "significantly" up his child support offer.

No comment yet from lawyers on either side, but the settlement is labeled as "reasonable" by those in the know, as Usher feels terrible for all his ex is going through at the moment and reportedly has no interest in dragging out their fight any longer.