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Arthur Accused Of Terrorism

28th May 2004

The GOLDEN GIRLS star BEA ARTHUR has been branded a "terrorist" for aggressively leading a PEOPLE FOR ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA) campaign against fast-food chain KFC. Senior KFC executive JONATHAN BLUM attacked...

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Simmons Tells Hip-hop Fans To Vote

24th May 2004

Hip-hop honcho RUSSELL SIMMONS has told American rap fans to vote at this year's (04) Presidential elections, to show the world they are the "most powerful generation" ever. The DEF JAM boss urged the...

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Eminem To Attend Hip-hop Summit

20th May 2004

Hip-hop superstar EMINEM will play a key part in Michigan's DETROIT HIP-HOP SUMMIT for the second year in a row on Saturday (22MAY04). This year (04), the LOSE YOURSELF rapper is hosting the event...

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Run Loses Poet Laureate Bid

27th April 2004

LATEST: RUN DMC star REVEREND RUN is devastated after learning he's been denied the status of poet laureate in Queens, New York. The winner is noted Korean-American poet ISHLE YI PARK who appears on...

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Shyne Signs With Def Jam

18th April 2004

SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS' former protege JAMAL 'SHYNE' BARROWS has signed a record deal with veteran rap label DEF JAM - despite being in prison. Shyne, who was sentenced to 10 years behind bars...

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Vintage Supermodels' Subtle War Of Words

24th March 2004

Supermodels JANICE DICKINSON and KIMORA LEE SIMMONS are in the middle of a subtle war of words after falling out over claims in Dickinson's new book. The former lover of SYLVESTER STALLONE has reportedly...

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Simmons Launched Radio Rap Success Show

6th February 2004

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is launching a new radio show about how to succeed in the tough world of the hip-hop business. Each daily episode of HIP-HOP LAWS OF SUCCESS will feature...

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Kimora Lee Simmons Launches Jewellery Company

29th January 2004

RUSSELL SIMMONS' wife KIMORA LEE SIMMONS is adding to her fashion portfolio, by launching her own jewellery company. The leggy beauty has teamed with jewellery and diamond giant M FABRIKANT + SONS to create...

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Russell Simmons Urges Blacks And Jews To Join Together

18th January 2004

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is urging African Americans to join forces with Jews to fight anti-Semitism in Europe and America. The seminal DEF JAM record company founder has teamed up with RABBI MARC SCHNEIER...

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Simmons Sells Phat Farm

12th January 2004

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has sold his super successful PHAT FARM urban clothing line for a staggering $140 million (GBP82.35 million). The DEF JAM co-founder has agreed terms with KELLWOOD CO. in America, in...

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Simmons' Cribs Show Becomes 9/11 Tribute

10th December 2003

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has agreed to let MTV bosses show off his old dream home on their CRIBS programme - as a tribute to those who lost their lives in 9/11. Simmons and...

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Russell Simmons Slammed For Defending Eminem

25th November 2003

LATEST: Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has been branded "irresponsible" for defending EMINEM after a row erupted over a racist track the STAN star recorded a decade ago. DAVID MAYS, co-founder of THE SOURCE magazine...

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Russell Simmons Accepts Eminem's Apology

23rd November 2003

LATEST: Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has stepped in to support EMINEM over the row about his racist rap lyrics. The rap superstar was branded racist by the editor of American music magazine THE SOURCE,...

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50 Cent Wins Big At Vibe Awards

21st November 2003

50 CENT had three reasons to celebrate at last night's (20NOV03) VIBE AWARDS in California - he picked up statuettes for Artist of The Year, Dopest Album (GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN') and Hottest Hook...

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Eric B + Rakim Not Paid At All

21st October 2003

ERIC B + RAKIM frontman ERIC BARRIER is preparing to "sue everyone" for unpaid royalties from his ground-breaking 1987 album PAID IN FULL. As the record label plans to re-release the remastered long player,...

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Rifle Association Fires At Celebrities

20th October 2003

JULIA ROBERTS, OPRAH WINFREY, SARAH JESSICA PARKER, BRITNEY SPEARS, MICHELLE PFEIFFER, RUSSELL SIMMONS, HARVEY WEINSTEIN and JERRY SEINFELD are facing boycotts for their stance against guns. America's NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION (NRA) has compiled a...

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Simmons Plans Hip-hop Institute In New York

17th October 2003

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is teaming up with community leaders in New York to build a hip-hop institute, cultural centre and museum in Jamaica, Queens. DEF JAM co-founder Simmons, along with CHARLES FISHER, founder...

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Pharrell Leads Vibe Award Nominations

10th October 2003

THE NEPTUNES star PHARRELL WILLIAMS leads the VIBE AWARDS with five nods. The ceremony, which will be held on 20 November (03) at the SANTA MONICA CIVIC CENTER in California, will be hosted by...

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Reverend Run To Run Phat Farm Athletics

5th October 2003

Rap legend JOSPEH 'REVEREND RUN' SIMMONS has been made president of American fashion line PHAT FARM ATHLETICS, after heading up PHAT FARM FOOTWEAR. The PHAT FARM division, which is owned by his brother rap...

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Simmons' Wife At The Centre Of Sacking Row

10th September 2003

Rap mogul-turned-designer RUSSELL SIMMONS' wife KIMORA regrets reprimanding an over-zealous shop assistant, after learning the clerk has been sacked. The former model complained when she felt she had been "verbally harassed" by a clerk...

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Carly Simon Fights For Jailed Pal's Freedom

4th September 2003

CARLY SIMON is fighting to get a musician pal out of jail because she believes he was wrongly convicted of drug dealing. JOHN FORTE, who produced THE FUGEES debut album, was handed a 14...

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50 Cent Chills Out With Yoga

2nd September 2003

Rapper 50 CENT has discovered yoga after being introduced to a top New York teacher by pal LIL' KIM. The IN DA CLUB star has become the latest in a long line of rap...

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Russell Simmons Selling Half Of His Fashion Empire

27th August 2003

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has put half of the clothing division of his PHAT FASHIONS empire on the market for a whopping $150-200 million (GBP93.7-125 million). The sale will include the popular PHAT FARM...

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Russell Simmons Joins Kfc Boycott

21st August 2003

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is supporting PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA)'s call for a boycott on fast-food chain KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN (KFC). Simmons appeared in a full-page advertisment in THE COURIER-JOURNAL...

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Russell Simmons Defends Wife

18th August 2003

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS was so infuriated with jibes about his designer wife KIMORA LEE SIMMONS' taste and spending habits, he fired off an angry letter to her critics. The DEF JAM co-founder put...

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Judge Suspends Russell Simmons Investigation

8th August 2003

LATEST: An investigation into whether rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS violated lobbying laws while trying to reform New York's drug statutes has been suspended. The hip-hop mogul had faced a 20 August (03) deadline to...

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Russell Simmons Faces Subpoena

1st August 2003

Officials have ordered RUSSELL SIMMONS to hand over documents as part of their probe into whether he violated lobbying laws while trying to reform New York's drug statutes. The hip-hop mogul faces a 20...

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Def Jam Mogul Under Investigation

26th June 2003

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has landed himself at the centre of an investigation - due to his allegedly aggressive political lobbying efforts. The DEF JAM boss is suspected of using extreme lobbying in an...

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Love Knows No Age Boundaries For Simmons

20th June 2003

When hip-hop entrepreneur RUSSELL SIMMONS first met his future wife, he had no idea just how young she was. Back in 1993 Simmons, then 35, met 17-year-old model KIMORA at a fashion show, where...

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Def Jam Mogul: Dissenters Out

20th June 2003

DEF JAM RECORDS founder RUSSELL SIMMONS is fed up with all the meek-mannered people in the music business. American Simmons, who launched names including METHOD MAN and JAY-Z on the world, says there is...

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