USHER TIES THE KNOT ( Usher)

The 28-year-old singer and Tameka Foster - who are expecting their first child together - tied the knot in his lawyer's offices in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday (August 3, 2007).

The couple's basic nuptials come just a week after their original ceremony at record executive L.A. Reid's Hamptons estate was canceled at the last minute.

The R'n'B star called off the lavish wedding just two hours before last Saturday's ceremony (July 28, 2007) allegedly because his mother and former manager Jonetta Patton - who was believed to have been left off the guest list because of her ongoing feud with Tameka - didn't approve of the union.

However, 37-year-old Tameka - who already has three children - rubbished the rumors, saying the wedding was delayed because she was hospitalized with a pregnancy scare.

She said: "I was pushing myself way too hard. But I am fine and the baby is fine."

The couple had reportedly spent $10,000 on the invites alone for their original wedding.

They also hired top chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten to cook for their 100 guests, including Beyonce Knowles and her boyfriend Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, and Ashanti.
( Usher [08/06/2007])