Usher's Son is In Intensive Care After Almost Drowning
USHER'S 5-year-old son USHER RAYMOND THE FIFTH is in intensive care at an Atlanta hospital, after almost drowning on Monday.
Usher the Fifth was at the bottom of his pool trying to get a toy out of the drain when his arm got stuck. An aunt who was watching him at the time dove in to save him, but couldn't free his arm. A maid then tried to help, but couldn't get him free, either.
Finally, two men working at the house dove in and got him out of the pool. The boy was given CPR and rushed to the hospital. Doctors say he's going to be okay.
Usher and his ex-wife TAMEKA are at the hospital with him . . . but they're not exactly putting on a united front.
TMZ says Tameka has filed legal documents asking for an emergency custody hearing for Usher the Fifth and his younger brother.
Usher has primary custody, but Tameka says their kids are in danger because he's abdicating his parental responsibilities to other people . . . including this aunt, whom Tameka apparently has a problem with.
Tameka's anger is understandable. This was almost the second child she had to bury. Her 11-year-old son from a previous relationship was killed in a boating accident last year.
Al Roker Overslept and Missed His Own Weather Channel Show "Wake Up with Al"
AL ROKER has to be in front of a camera at 5:30 in the morning, which is PRETTY early. Still, in almost 40 years, he's NEVER been so late to work that he missed a taping . . . until yesterday.
At 5:41 A.M. yesterday morning, Al Tweeted, quote, "After 39 years, it happened. I overslept and missed a show."
It was NOT the "Today" show. Al hosts an even EARLIER show on the Weather Channel, which is ironically titled "Wake Up with Al". (It airs from 5:30 to 7:00 in the morning, Eastern Time.)
Al's Weather Channel co-hosts had to cover for him . . . but Al DID make it on-time for the "Today" show, where they ranked on him during their BREAKING NEWS talk.
The co-hosts had some fun with it . . . and even Al joked that they're changing the name of "Wake Up with Al" to "Al, Wake Up!!!".
MATT LAUER said that he Tweeted, quote, "Rip Van Roker", and some of his followers initially thought he'd said "R.I.P. Al Roker." That's when SAVANNAH GUTHRIE chimed in, quote, "It's just a deep sleep, that's all."
Mark Wahlberg's Advice to Justin Bieber: "Stop Smoking Weed, You Little Bastard"
MARK WAHLBERG had some advice for JUSTIN BIEBER during an interview with a British newspaper. He said, quote, "Justin, are you listening? Don't be so naughty, yeah?
"Be a nice boy, pull your trousers up, make your mom proud and stop smoking weed, you little bastard."
He added, quote, "He's a nice enough kid and you're going to be a teenager, but if you're being a teen in the spotlight you're going to be criticized for it. This career can be short-lived . . . you might as well be the best you can while you're doing it."
Dustin Hoffman Was Successfully Treated for Cancer
DUSTIN HOFFMAN'S rep announced yesterday that he has been successfully treated for cancer. She said, quote, "It was detected early and he has been surgically cured. Dustin is feeling great and is in good health."
There's no word what kind of cancer Dustin had, but his rep said he'll continue to undergo preventative treatments so it doesn't come back. Dustin is 75 years old.
"Percy Jackson" and "We're the Millers" Hit Theaters Today
1. "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" (PG) Trailer
Logan Lerman returns as Percy Jackson, the mortal son of the god Poseidon. In this one, he and his friends undertake a mission to go into the Bermuda Triangle to find the Golden Fleece . . . which they need to save their home, Camp HalfBlood.
Anthony Head from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" takes over as the centaur Chiron, which was played by Pierce Brosnan in the first movie. And "Castle's" Nathan Fillion also makes an appearance as Hermes, the messenger of the gods.
2. "We're the Millers" (R) Trailer and the Red Band Trailer
Jason Sudeikis plays a small-time drug dealer who gets his stash stolen. His supplier, Ed Helms, tells him that in order to set things right, he'll have to personally smuggle their latest shipment across the border from Mexico.
Jason doesn't want to get caught so he gets a stripper, a runaway, and a horny virgin to pose as his family while he makes the trip. Jennifer Aniston is his stripper "wife", Emma Roberts is his runaway "daughter", and Will Poulter from the Narnia movie "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" is the kid posing as their son.