Usher will be playing his first leading role as Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming feature film “Hands of Stone.”
In a recent interview, the award winning entertainer said he still needs to loose 25 more pounds before shooting begins in October and believes his dancing skills will help him transition from the stage to the ring.
“You couldn’t find a more stylized boxer than Sugar Ray Leonard,” Usher said. “He was an incredible motion guy, the way he moved around the ring, and I think my dancing will make it easier for me to pick up his moves. I’ve been working on familiarizing myself with the ring, sparring and just understanding how to move in the ring.”
“Hands of Stone” will be shot entirely in Panama and also stars Robert De Niro.
Read the FULL interview here
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Usher took to social media recently and shared this photo of himself hanging out in the oval office with Janelle Monae and some other folks.
“So what happens if we were in charge of the free world? Peace rally concerts that raise money to what is needed from education on down, Balls in the halls once a week. We’d raise a lot of awareness and have a good time doin it too!! Meet my Secretary of State of Funk Janelle Monae.”
Usher was photographed arriving at LAX airport in Los, Angeles yesterday (Jan 15) rocking a Hentsch Man K-Way Camo/Navy Jacket while carrying a Goyard umbrella.
The events will also include appearances by Alicia Keys, John Legend, Katy Perry, Marc Anthony, Mindless Behavior, Nick Cannon, Smokey Robinson, Soul Children of Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Brad Paisley, Far East Movement, fun., and members of the cast of Glee.
The fourth season of the hit NBC show, which returns on March 25 will feature veterans Adam Levine and Blake Shelton along with the 25-yr-old pregnant Latina singer who replaced Christina Aguilera. While, the R&B crooner who is responsible for the success of Justin Bieber have replaced Cee Lo Green. More >
Usher coves the December 2012 issue of DuJour magazine.
In the interview, the 34-yr-old dished on the next phase of his life, Whitney Houston and being the new judge on NBC’s hit show The Voice.
On Whitney Houston: “I knew her through Bobby,” the singer explains, referring to Houston’s former husband, Bobby Brown. “Not many people are aware of this, but his bodyguard, A.J. Alexander, was the guy who discovered me. I was just a little knuckleheaded kid from Georgia, trying to find my way, but whenever I was with Whitney and Bobby, they always made sure that I felt right at home.”
On joining NBC’s hit TV show on The Voice: “I’m a coach, not a judge,” he says. “That’s the difference between this show and the others. I’m going to be inspiring and nurturing talent.”
On what’s next: “I’m still promoting this record, but I’m also in the studio, picking up my bass, sitting at the piano, working out melodies,” he says. “I have so much inspiration that I have to get rid of it. Otherwise, I’ll drive myself crazy.”
Usher had an exciting evening at the 2012 American Music Awards in California. The entertainer who opened the show with a medely of his hits ‘Numb,’ ‘Climax,’ and ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop,’ WON the award for Favorite soul/R&B Male Artist.
Check out his performance below More >