Usher’s son hospitalized, Al Roker sleeps in

August 6, 2013
Usher arrives with his sons Naviyd Ely Raymond (L) and Usher Raymond V (R) at the premiere of the documentary film "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," in Los Angeles in 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Usher, center, with his sons Naviyd Ely Raymond (L) and Usher Raymond V (R).

– Usher’s 5-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, is in intensive care after a swimming accident Monday. The boy was playing in the pool with his aunt when he dove to retrieve a toy underwater and got stuck in a drain, reports USA Today. His aunt and a maid unsuccessfully tried to release the boy; he was freed by two workers and was rushed to an Atlanta hospital. Last year, Usher’s 11-year-old stepson died after a jet ski accident in Georgia.

TV personalities Al Roker and Deborah Roberts attend the "Blue Jasmine" New York Premiere at MOMA on July 22, 2013 in New York City.
Al Roker and his wife, Deborah Roberts.

– For the first time in 39 years, Al Roker overslept. The iconic “Today” weatherman missed his 6 a.m. Weather Channel show Tuesday morning when his alarm failed to go off. (Just one alarm? Roker said that he didn’t have a backup because he never needed one. ) Only slightly sheepish, he showed up in time for his “Today” gig.

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