Usher Opens Up on Oprah's Show
9/27/2012, 11:24 a.m.
Usher and his mother Jonetta Patton are the next celebrity guests on Oprah's Next Chapter and in the teaser promo Oprah promises that Usher will tell all about his marriage, his mother skipping his wedding and the down and dirty details of his child custody battle.
In addition to his thoughts on being granted primary custody of his two boys, Usher reportedly candidly addresses infidelity rumors and what really happened the night he walked off stage in Berlin and felt he may never perform again.
Winfrey also speaks with Usher's mother Jonetta Patton, who has remained silent throughout the custody battle, as Patton answers why she chose not to attend her son's wedding and the reason behind their reported rift.
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Wyclef Airs Love Child Drama with Lauryn Hill in Tell-All
Married Fugees founder Wyclef Jean says it was Lauryn Hill's lies about the paternity of her child that doomed the '90s hip-hop trio.
Jean claims Hill tricked him into believing her firstborn son was his, when, in fact, the father was Bob Marley's son Rohan.
"In that moment something died between us. I was married and Lauryn and I were having an affair, but she led me to believe that the baby was mine, and I couldn't forgive that," Jean writes in his memoir "Purpose," which hit shelves on Tuesday.
Jean says the betrayal by Hill led to the band's 1997 breakup.
"She could no longer be my muse," he wrote. "Our love spell was broken."
He came to his own defense after celeb news sites and blogs bashed him for writing about the alleged drama.
"It's important because at the end of the day, I'm not coming at (attacking) L (Lauryn)," Jean told MTV. "This is a period of my life, and that's how I felt. If anything, I just brought closure to a chapter - because at the end of the day, I didn't do (an album like) Mis-education, so there was no closure in my chapter. I don't think that I should've left it (affair with Hill) as a myth. If she was reading my book, I don't think she would want me to be any other way than honest with my book - because she's straight-up honest."
Houstons Get New Docu-Series
The indiewire.com blog, Shadow & Act claims that Lifetime will air a 1-hour special, Remembering Whitney on October 17 starting at 8pm. This will be followed by a new docu-series The Houstons: On Our Own at 9pm.
"The Houstons: On Our Own" follows the lives of the late R&B and pop singer's family, starting with Pat Houston, Whitney's sister-in-law and manager, and Pat's daughter Rayah, Whitney's brother Gary, daughter Bobbi Kristina and mother, Grammy Award-winning singer Cissy Houston. Those closest to Houston try to pick up the pieces after her untimely death. As the series follows Pat and her husband, Gary (Whitney's brother), viewers will watch them take on their greatest challenge, supporting and guiding Bobbi Kristina, who now faces the world without the one person she relied on the most, her Mother.