Usher, the renowned R&B icon, was honored with the key to the city of Las Vegas in a celebration led by City Councilman Cedric Crear and Mayor Carolyn Goodman. Yesterday, October 17th, was officially declared Usher Raymond Day, marking a historic moment as he received the symbolic key to the city. Grateful for the recognition, Usher expressed his appreciation to the Las Vegas city officials for this significant occasion.
Adding to the excitement, Las Vegas city officials revealed their enthusiasm for Usher Day, as the city is set to host the Super Bowl for the first time in its history, with Usher headlining as the halftime performer.
In other entertainment news, the Smith siblings—Willow and Jaden, along with Will's oldest son Trey—express empathy for their father, Will Smith. Despite being accustomed to the limelight due to their parents' fame, the kids are reportedly feeling sympathetic towards their dad amidst recent challenges.
Jada Pinkett Smith's press tour for her new book, "Worthy," has shed light on private family matters, leaving the Smith children concerned for their father. The recent Oscar incident, where Will Smith slapped Chris Rock, has already taken a toll on his career, and the public revelations from the press tour are adding to the family's challenges.
Meanwhile, actor Jussie Smollett is seeking help through a rehab treatment facility as part of an outpatient program. In a statement from Smollett's representative, it was acknowledged that he has faced difficult years and is taking necessary steps for his well-being. Jussie, known for his role in "Empire," previously faced legal troubles after being found guilty of falsely reporting an attack in 2019.
Finally, during a recent interview on iHeart Radio, Cedric The Entertainer, one of the Kings of Comedy, discussed his approach to lending money to family members. Promoting his new book, "Flipping Boxcars," Cedric shared that he used to have a fund for the family, allocating $25,000 annually. However, due to increasing requests, he eventually had to discontinue the fund.