Usher Of Arabia

Wednesday, January 01, 2014    

Print this page Email A Friend!

Most celebrities are lounging on a tropical beach this holiday season. But not Usher. On Monday the adventurous 35-year-old singer took to his Instagram account to share several impressive pictures from a trip to Morocco. The set of snaps even included the singer riding atop a camel in the Sahara Desert. Though the afternoons were hot, as soon as the sun started to go down, a chill set in. That's why in most of the shot, The Voice judge was all bundled up in a knit grey shemagh head wrap, which is a traditional Middle Eastern headdress used to protect from the dust, sun, and cold nights.

Usher even made light of the desert temperature drops when he captioned one of the photos: "Foreal the sun sets the temp drops. Nope...Let me out! Sir, please fetch me my camel..." In addition to the shemagh, the Climax singer was draped in a black hooded long-sleeved sweatshirt, slim camouflage cargo pants, camouflage patterned socks, and a pair of boots. The marvelous views that Usher photographed of the desert included the stunning dunes of the Sahara, the shadows of their camel caravan on the sand, and an image of him pouring an absurd amount of sand out of his boot while sitting on the hump of the desert creature.

-- Daily Mail

Miley Cyrus sports a dramatic mohawk for the cover of LOVE

She is known for her shocking antics -- and Miley Cyrus certainly didn't disappoint when she posed for the cover of trendy fashion magazine, LOVE, recently. The 21 year-old star, who has spent much of 2013 being castigated by critics for her on-stage behaviour, sported a dramatic mohawk hairstyle for the shoot which features in the latest edition of the popular glossy. Photographed by Sheffield-born David Sims, who regularly contributes to Vogue, the Wrecking Ball star can be seen standing side-on to display her latest look.

Wearing an orange roll-neck top, the star poses with her eyes closed and lips pursed as she displays her partially-shaven head. The rest of it is styled into a free-standing spike, which falls to form part of a high-fashion fringe. In keeping with her dramatic appearance of late, Miley also seems to have tattooed the word 'LOVE' onto her right ear. The new edition of LOVE is available from 3 February.

-- Daily Mail

Beyoncé Knowles reveals she had 80 songs to choose from for new album

She shocked fans when she released her latest album BEYONCÉ with no warning on December 13. While most people had no idea Beyoncé Knowles was even recording new material, she has revealed she had 80 new songs to choose from when creating her self-titled record. Admitting she recorded the release over a year ago, Beyoncé said, I recorded about 80 songs but it was the songs that were more effortless to me that stuck around. 'The songs that I still love just as much as I did a year ago when I recorded them.' One of the songs which is most special to the 32-year-old singer is Drunk in Love, which she worked on with her husband Jay-Z. 'I freestyled the verse and then Jay went in and he started flowing out his verse,' she explained in Self-Titled Part 3, Run 'N Gun.

Self-Titled 'is a mini art feature comprised of several parts that give a glimpse into BEYONCÉ. It details Beyoncé's mind-set and artistic vision throughout the making of the entire project'. She added: 'We just kinda had a party. It wasn't about any ego, we weren't trying to make a hit record. We were just having fun, and I think you can hear that in the record.' Similarly, the video for the song, featuring herself and her husband on a beach together, was also organic and is one of her favourites. 'This is probably the most organic shoot I've ever done,' Beyoncé said. 'It was so much fun, it was just us two on the beach and I loved it. 'I wanted to carry this idea of being in the moment and embracing mistakes and effortlessness into the videos. I wish every video was like Drunk In Love.'

-- Daily Mail





1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus


Will you close your bank account because of Government's tax on withdrawals?

View Results »


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon