Usher and his mother have reconciled, but he still wishes she hadn't boycotted his wedding three years ago.
In an interview with Vibe magazine, the 32-year-old says he was "very disappointed" that his mother decided not to witness his marriage to his former stylist, Tameka Foster. The two divorced last year.
Usher says he "wouldn't do that to my child." The singer says "parents should be able to have unconditional love for their children and their decisions, regardless of how they feel."
Usher and Foster have 2-year-old and 1-year-old sons. Usher's mother used to manage his career.
'Dog' injured on bounty hunt
It was a dog day afternoon for Duane Chapman on Saturday.
The "Dog the Bounty Hunter" star was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center after sustaining an injury while on a bounty hunt, his wife told TMZ.com.
Chapman felt pain and was sent to the ER "to avoid possible serious complications," according to RadarOnline.com.
His wife, Beth Smith, told TMZ.com that Chapman was treated for internal bleeding and tested for a possible blood clot.
"Duane is in very capable hands and we thank everyone for their prayers," she wrote in a statement on the 57-year-old reality star's website. He was released the same day.
Wahlberg single again
Donnie Wahlberg is the new single kid on the block.
Court records in Simi Valley, Calif., show the actor-singer and his wife of nearly nine years finalized their divorce on Sept. 28.
The pair each filed for divorce on the same day in August 2008 and reached an out-of-court settlement in the case, which was handled at a Ventura County courthouse about 38 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
They have two sons, were married in 1999 and separated in early 2008.
Wahlberg was a member of the boy band New Kids on the Block, popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The band has reunited in recent years.
The 41-year-old is also an actor, appearing in series such as "Band of Brothers" and the new police drama "Blue Bloods."
Another year older
Today's birthdays: "Family Circus" cartoonist Bil Keane , 88... actress Glynis Johns , 87... comedian Bill Dana , 86... actress Karen Allen , 59... writer-producer-director Clive Barker , 58 ... rock singer and famine-relief organizer Bob Geldof , 56 ... architect Maya Lin , 51 ... actor Daniel Baldwin , 50 ... actress Kate Winslet , 35... TV personality Nicky Hilton , 27... rhythm-and-blues singer Brooke Valentine , 25.