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Independence Day has come and gone but remnants of a successful holiday still remain. While many are chowing down on leftovers from a good barbecue, celebrities are remembering the good times they had through pictures. From patriotic hats to t-shirts with stars and stripes, celebs let their pride for America shine through. Check out how these stars celebrated their Independence!

Diggy Simmons, OMG Girlz, Jacob Latimore, and Katlyn Nichol helped break a record for most concert ticket sales at the Rye Playland on July 2.

After the concert, all of the young performers stayed around until the park, that is located a few miles north of New York, closed. The acts rode rides and hung out with fans and visitors.

OMG Girlz, Katlyn Nicho l,and Diggy all kicked off the Essence Festival on July 5th in The Big Easy, New Orleans on the “New & Next” stage for rising young talent. Jacob Latimore is touring with BET’s Award winning band Mindless Behavior on their #1 Girl tour.

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“The Hunger Games” star Amandla Stenberg,14,  poses for V Magazine’s upcoming “Youthquake” issue. The young actress was among the many stars to be photographed by legendary megastar Drew Barrymore for the fun magazine spread.

In the issue, Amandla talks about landing a role in film The Hunger Games. “When my agent called to tell me I was going to play Rue, I literally started running around the room and hyperventilating. I kept shouting, ‘I’m Rue, I’m Rue!’” she says. “My mother had to get me a glass of water and tell me to take deep breaths. We have it all on tape. It’s funny to watch.”

Also featured in the issue is Victoria Justice, Nicole Laliberte, Isabelle Fuhrman, Maika Monroe, Taissa Farmiga, and Haley Bennett.

Check out more of Drew’s handiwork of Amandla Here

Photo: Vmagazine


Usher Raymond wants to be the father that he never had. He recently told Robin Roberts of ABC News that “a father is important in a child’s life. No one knows your child like you do. And it is taking the time to actively be there. It’s a day in, day out process. I’m actively doing it every day that I possibly can, and being the father to them that my father was unable to be to me,” said the singer.

Although he is currently in a custody battle with ex-wife Tameka Raymond, Usher believes that having full guardianship over his children will allow him to mold them into positive society contributors. “To have the time that I’ve had with them has made them the young men that they are,” says Raymond. “I want to raise them to be responsible future adults.”

When not singing or spending time with his kids, the R&B crooner mentors troubled teens through his New Look Foundation.

“Why it’s so important for me to serve and why I have so much fun,” Harris said, “is because I know what service did for me. And I know and recognize that I would not be where I am today without someone reaching back their hand to me.”

Usher and Tameka are parents to Naviyd,3, and Usher V,4. The couple divorced in 2009 after two years of marriage.

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