Posted in Celebrity Breakups, Celebrity Couple No More, Divorce, Tameka Foster, Usher

Celebrity Breakups: Usher & Tameka Head to Divorce Court

Usher‘s marriage to his former stylist Tameka Foster has hit a stumbling block. The R&B singer has filed a divorce from his wife of 2 years after living separately for one year.

The 30-year-old “Confessions” hitmaker filed the papers in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday. No details were given regarding the split.

They have two sons together: 18-month-old Usher Raymond V and 6-month-old Naviyd Ely Raymond. Foster, 38, also has two children from a previous marriage and another one from a teenage pregnancy.

The split took fans by surprise as Usher had been adamant in defending his marriage to the older woman. It was reported then that his mother quit as his manager after disapproving his son’s marriage to Foster. His mother came back as his manager last year.

In May 2008, he launched an impromptu attack against people against his marriage last year during a live telecast of MTV’s “TRL.”

He said during a segment of the show, “I love my wife very, very much. There was a little rumor earlier this week about us separating. It ain’t true. We in love. Get outta here.”

“Matter of fact, I’m tired of people continuing to talk so much trash about me, know what I’m saying? Any my relationship. My wife is not 40 years old. I love her to death and I’m a black, strong man in America standing up for my people – as a man to my wife, to my son, to my family.”

He interrupted host Damien Fahey again to refute reports that his wife had anything to do with his firing his mother.

Foster suffered a heart attack after undergoing liposuction in Brazil earlier this year, with rumors emerged that Usher did not even know his wife was having the procedure in the country.

The first hearing on their divorce is scheduled on July 15.

Take a look back at their relationship…[more photos below]

Posted in Bodo Loerke, First Look, Jeff Goulding, Lee Ashworth, Rough Justice Footwear, Shoe Love

Shoe Love: First Look at Rough Justice Footwear

Rough Justice Footwear

Founded by Bodo Loerke, Jeff Goulding and Lee Ashworth, Rough Justice is a premium designer, marketer, and wholesaler of sexy and sophisticated shoes. In offering a varied range of boots, platforms, sandals and shoes, Rough Justice articulates a high profile celebrity style of footwear through quality materials and superior craftsmanship.

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New footwear collection Rough Justice, dubbed “junior couture” by its design team, is making its debut this spring, with a larger collection slated for fall ’09.

The Hollywood, Calif.-based line, founded in 2007 by Bodo Loerke, Jeff Goulding and designer Lee Ashworth, is inspired by celebrity style and couture fashion, Loerke said. It is handmade from American materials in China.

“Rough Justice is the new junior couture, which is a great way to explain the image we’re going after,” Loerke said.

The collection includes a range of footwear styles, from sandals to boots, priced between $150 and $350 at retail, and has been picked up by Fred Segal Feet, Nordstrom, and several boutiques, including Sole and Gary’s of Newport Beach, Calif. About 15 styles were launched for spring and will be followed with a larger push of 25 styles for fall.

The brand, Loerke said, also plans to expand into handbags, apparel and accessories within the next year and is launching a lower-priced juniors’ collection for fall ’09. That line, Wallflower, will retail for about $50 to $100.

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Posted in Billionaire Mafia, Fashion News, First Look, Lana Fuchs

Fashion News: First Look at Billionaire Mafia

Billionaire Mafia

Created by enterpreneur Lana Fuchs, Billionaire Mafia  is a flashy, daring line of eye-catching men’s and women’s apparel, hats, jewelry and toys that appeal to young tastemakers who “express their individuality through music, art and fashion”. They state: “Our mission is to inspire with all mediums of self-expression and break the mold of conforming to one standard. Evolve with us”. Growing up in the streets of Brooklyn, NY, Lana Fuchs created Billionaire mafia to embrace her love for music, art and fashion while paying homage to her family history of self-made entrepreneurs. Hot, haute stuff!

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