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Usher Feeling The Heat From Plagiarism Claim?

While fans may be used to Usher burning up with charts, the R&B veteran is the latest hitmaker feeling the heat – heading from the charts to the court over a plagiarism claim.  Joining Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Leona Lewis, the ‘My Way’ maestro will soon be making his way to defend his case after songwriter Ernest Lee Straughter convinced a judge that Mr. Raymond’s 2004 Jermaine Dupri-produced ‘Burn’ plagiarized a work of his.

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Last month, a California federal judge found there to be sufficient possibility that Usher and co-defendants who produced the song had access to Slaughter’s work, “Reasons,” created in 1998. The judge accepted a musicologist’s report that noted substantial similarity between the songs and denied a motion to dismiss the case on summary judgment.

Take a listen to both cuts after the jump and you be the judge:

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Hot Shots: Usher & Justin Bieber Get Silly In Atlanta

Peep Pop veteran Usher and close friend Justin Bieber striking a number of lighthearted poses at the 33rd Annual Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Awards at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center  in Atlanta, Georgia.

Enjoying each other’s company as well as that of the event’s other attendees, their appearance at  awards ceremony comes just days after they were spotted at Fashion’s Night Out in New York City.

More images of the creator and his most prized creation below…

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David Guetta Gushes Over Jennifer Hudson, Talks ‘Emotional’ Usher Record

MTV News caught up with famed DJ/super-producer David Guetta shortly after his show-stopping performance on ‘America’s Got Talent’ earlier this week.  And though the ‘When Love Takes Over’ hitmaker took time to dish on his latest project ‘Nothing But the Beat’ (Augusut 29th), which features an all star list of collaborators (Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Flo’ Rida), he spoke most proudly of Jennifer Hudson and Usher‘s contribution to the record.

The R&B singers contributed “Night of Your Life” and “Without U” respectively, with Guetta citing the latter as ‘the biggest record’ on the album.  Find out what other praises the producer showered on the singers after the jump:

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Watch: Usher Has ‘Confessions’ For Chelsea Lately

Peep ‘Nice and Slow’ maestro Usher putting the moves on late nite chat queen Chelsea Lately.  Mr. Raymond dropped by the show to dish on his latest endorsement with Belvedere Red as well as share about his sons Usher Raymond V and Naviyd Ely.

As ever, hilarity ensued.  See the two in action after the jump:

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Behind the Scenes: Romeo Santos feat. Usher – “Promise”

As we reported here, Usher was seen on set of a ‘mystery’ video.  Originally believed to be in support of an upcoming single of his own, footage recently arose proving otherwise.

Despite being in the studio working with Robin Thicke, Miguel, and others on the follow-up to his hotly selling ‘Raymond Vs. Raymond’, most recently the ‘My Way’ singer was seen making his way onto the set of famed Latin singer Romeo Santos“Promise”.

See the two in action behind the scenes after the jump:

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Hot Shots: Usher Films Mystery Video In NYC

Check out these hot shots of R&B veteran Usher on the set of a new music video yesterday in New York City.

Expected to support his upcoming LP, confirmation is yet to be given as what single the visual is in aid of but fans of the ‘Confessions‘ singer can reportedly expect to see the final product in coming months ahead of the album’s release.

More shots below, courtesy of The YBF…

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Hot Shots: Usher’s Paparazzi Surprise

Usher may have had a member of the paparazzi saying ‘O.M.G.’ when was he was spotted turning the tables on a photographer.   Check out more of the ‘interesting’ photos (courtesy of TheYBF) below.

Via YBF:

In related Mr. Raymond news, the ‘Nice & Slow’ singer is said to have recently been in the studio with fellow R&B crooner Robin Thicke and other top producers readying the follow-up to ‘Raymond vs Raymond’.

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