Usher's 5-year-old son is in the hospital, People reports.
Usher Raymond V, the singer's eldest son with his ex-wife Tameka Foster (their youngest son, Naviyd Ely, is 4), was taken to the hospital on Monday after a pool accident at the singer's home.
According to TMZ, Usher's son attempted to retrieve a toy in a pool drain when his arm got stuck. A supervising adult as well as a maid tried unsuccessfully to rescue him.
According to the report, two male employees working inside the home eventually freed the child, who was given CPR and then rushed to an Atlanta-area hospital, where Foster and Usher are said to be keeping vigil at his side.
"Tameka got a call from one of Usher's staff members and rushed to the hospital," a source tells People. "She almost collapsed when she heard the news."
Only last July, the family suffered a tragedy when Foster's 11-year-old son Kile Glover died after being struck by a jet ski while on an inner tube in Georgia's Lake Lanier.
"She's still not over Kile, and now this happens," the source says of Foster. "She is not going to leave his side now. ... We're all lifting him up in prayer."
In the upcoming issue of Latina magazine, which hits newsstands on Aug. 13, cover girl Cote de Pablo opens up on her decision to leave her hit television show "NCIS" after eight seasons, E! News reports.
"It was not an easy decision, not one taken lightly," she confessed in an interview with the glossy. "I feel like I am leaving my family. What I want to say most of all is thank you to the fans and to the people who have been so supportive of me and of the show, who have made the show the great success that it is."
But we're guessing the brunette beauty, who treasures family time and makes it a point to visit her native Chile, won't have any trouble enjoying her newfound downtime.
"My priority is to hang out with the ones I love -- my family, my loved ones," de Pablo explained when asked about why she avoided the Hollywood club circuit popular among other celebs. "And then I go back to the set."
And given the fact that she has handsome boyfriend and fellow actor Diego Serrano to come home to, we can't say we blame her for skipping the party scene!
But could a family be next for the former "NCIS" star now that she's taking a break from filming? It's a question she's already fielding from curious relatives.
"The last time I was home visiting Chile, I was grilled about having kids and about whether I would baptize a child when I have one," she said.
But don't expect de Pablo to blast the news via Twitter if she does decide to start a family.
"I'm not on Facebook. I'm not on Twitter. I know a lot of celebrities who go around complaining how little privacy they have. And then my question to that is always, well, how much of yourself are you putting out there? If you are everywhere, then you've sacrificed the very thing that you are complaining about, which is your own privacy."
She's a multimillionaire with her own TV empire, but Oprah Winfrey put all that aside when she stepped onto the set of her new movie, Lee Daniels' "The Butler," People reports.
"Lee doesn't care what your name is," she tells V magazine. "The fact that he can make me -- for a dance scene that now lasts less than 40 seconds -- dance for six hours straight, and is going, 'Faster! Faster! More! More!' I think he gets a kick out of it."
The film, opening Aug. 16, tells the real-life story of Eugene Allen, who worked at the White House from 1952-86. His name has been changed to Cecil Gaines for the movie (he's portrayed by Forest Whitaker), and Winfrey plays his flamboyant wife, Gloria.
"My character progressively becomes an alcoholic and there was this scene where -- good LORD today -- Lee is saying, 'Drunker! Do the line, she's drunker!' And at one point I go, 'Lee, if she's any drunker she's not sitting up anymore.' And he's like, 'DRUNKER!' I'm like, 'Oh my God, what is happening here?' " Winfrey says.
"But anyway, I suppose it would surprise a lot of people that I can take direction so well, because it's very hard for me to stay out of it!"
Had it been up to Daniels, things would have gotten even crazier for Winfrey's character.
"If it were up to him, I'd have had three love scenes and been naked on the couch, smoking marijuana!" Winfrey admits. "But I talked him out of it."
Acclaimed crime novelist Elmore Leonard is recovering at a hospital following a stroke last week, The Associated Press reports.
Leonard's longtime researcher, Gregg Sutter, said Tuesday that family members are guardedly optimistic about the 87-year-old author's condition.
Leonard, who lives in suburban Detroit, has written 45 Westerns, crime novels and mysteries. Sutter says Leonard has been at work on No. 46.
Many of his books -- notably "Out of Sight," "Get Shorty" and "Be Cool" -- have become films. "Life of Crime," based on Leonard's "The Switch," is to be screened at the Toronto Film Festival next month.
Leonard was given an honorary National Book Award last year.
Mary McCarthy's "The Group," a racy best-seller and National Book Award finalist from the '60s, is coming out as an e-book, the AP reports.
The 1963 novel is one of 14 books being released Tuesday in e-format by the digital publisher Open Road Integrated Media.
Others now on sale include Mary Gordon's "The Company of Women" and Jessica Hagedorn's "The Dogeaters." All are part of a new Open Road program called "The Essentials," highlighting past National Book Award finalists.