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Usher promises to be a good mentor as a judge on ‘The Voice’

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Usher just announced this week that he’ll be joining The Voice as a judge on the show’s upcoming spring season, but the R&B star already has his game face on. “Obviously the competitive nature of the show is just raging,” he told Rolling Stone this weekend at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. The art of recruiting plays a big part in the competition, with each coach trying to get the best contestants on his or her team. Filling in for Cee Lo, Usher will be going up against two solid salesmen in Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. (The fourth coach will be Shakira, taking the place of Christina Aguilera.) Usher definitely doesn’t lack confidence when it comes to his ability to entice the vocal talent to join his side. “I don’t know if they’re really ready for my pitch,” he said. “I’m probably doing too much right now even talking about it because I don’t want them to have any clues, any direction what my process is.” His confidence seems well founded, based on his track record helping Justin Bieber. “I just say this: Let the record show that as a mentor it’s something that I do, let’s just leave it at that,” he said, laughing. In addition to serving on The Voice next spring, Usher said that he will be returning to the road with the Euphoria tour next year. And there will be more new music as well. “I’m coming with another single, ‘Numb,’ really soon and doing some incredible online viral stuff that I think you guys should really check out,” he said. “I’m gonna continue to be creative.”]]>

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Did insurance agency owner, Stephen Ira Adams lie about Ghanaian scamming him?

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Stephen Ira Adams, who owns an insurance agency in central Louisiana, has gone viral since a feature on his unlikely relationship with a young Ghana was broadcast on CBS Mornings.

According to him, in 2016, he got a call that unexpectedly moved him. He heard a pain that he knew all too well. “Something in that young man’s voice, I felt like I could hear him through the phone that he was a broken person,” Adams told “CBS Mornings” lead national correspondent David Begnaud.

The man on the other end was at a call center in Ghana, Africa. He asked Adams to purchase a gift card.

“I said to him, ‘What you’re doing right now is a scam. You know, you are targeting elderly Americans and it’s not right,'” Adams said. “And I said, ‘When you get off, call me.'”

The man called him back. “He did not ever ask me for any money ever again. Nope, he did not. He asked me for mosquito nets, malaria drugs, educational things,” Adams said.

That man was Prince Anderson, who is from a small village in Ghana. As the oldest son in the family, he took on the duty of caring for his sick mother and supporting his younger brother through school after his father died.

It’s now been five years since Adams and Anderson first spoke and they still keep in touch via FaceTime.

“The kind of love he showed me, the things he sends me, the money, and the care and love with my mom and everything — the love he showed me, it’s overwhelming,” Anderson said.

Adams, a 41-year-old father of two boys, said he sees himself as a father figure to 25-year-old Anderson.

“I told him to quit that call center, and he never went back because he found out what it was about,” Adams said. “Some of the people working there, I found out, don’t even know what’s going on. His next job after he quit that call center, he was washing windows at the airport.”

But it seems there is a different account to the story that has gone viral, and Stephen Ira Adams may be on to something deceitful.

After we shared the video from CBSMornings on Instagram, an account under the name “Bossc_hairman” commented on the post denying Adams’ story. The account went ahead to post the conversations that ensued between Prince and Adams via social media in 2016.

According to the screenshots, Prince reached out to Adams after seeing details of him on the website of Northwestern State University. There was no phone call to scam Adams as he suggested in the interview.

 

 

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Rapper Vic Mensa arrested for carrying a stash of mushroom on his return to US from Ghana

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According to a TMZ report, rapper Vic Mensa’s return to the United States is not going well because U.S. Customs Agents have arrested him for allegedly returning with a stash of mushrooms. (more…)

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Kanye West thanks Travis Scott for giving him location of daughter’s birthday party

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Kanye West almost missed out on his daughter Chicago’s birthday party. (more…)

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Kanye West named as suspect in criminal battery investigation

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Kanye West, also now known as Ye, has been named as a suspect in a battery report taken by the Los Angeles police department in the early hours of Thursday morning, following an incident outside the Soho Warehouse, a members-only club. West has not been arrested, Variety confirmed on Thursday. (more…)

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Woman, 74, and her late boyfriend are exonerated of 1987 rape and murder of her 4-year-old great niece after spending 27 years in prison

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A 74-year-old woman and her late boyfriend have been exonerated of the 1987 rape and murder of her four-year-old niece after spending nearly 30 years behind bars. (more…)

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Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet split after 4 years of marriage

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A shocking turn of events. Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet have split after four years of marriage. (more…)

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