Usher Bids $12,000 to Get New Puppy

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Usher is the proud owner of an adorable new puppy after beating out other bidders by paying $12,000 during a charity auction. 

The R&B star outbid all other parties vying for the brown goldendoodle puppy during last night's Pencils of Promise Gala in New York City. 

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The Pencils of Promise charity -- which is also heavily supported by teen pop sensation Justin Bieber -- raises money and builds schools for underprivileged children around the world. 

Usher's initial bid of $10,000 was topped by fellow gala attendee Jessica Szhor, who pledged $11,000, according But he seemed thrilled after winning the bidding war and the dog also seemed to get attached very quickly, even whining when the singer left his table to make a speech.

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