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Rage Against The Machine's Morello Returns To Wall Street

13th October 2011

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello is to perform in New York on Thursday (13th October 2011) as part of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Morello, winner of the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award,...

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Kanye West Joins Russell Simmons At Occupy Wall Street Protest

11th October 2011

Outspoken rapper Kanye West became the latest celebrity to show support to activists protesting against big business at New York's Occupy Wall Street initiative by joining hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons on the front line on...

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Melissa George Opens Up About 'Lovely' Russell Simmons Romance

23rd September 2011

Australian actress Melissa George has confirmed she is dating veteran hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons following months of speculation.The Def Jam Records co-founder, 53, was spotted out and about with the 35-year-old beauty several times over...

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Swizz Beatz Donates To Russell Simmons' African Fund

20th September 2011

Superproducer Swizz Beatz has pledged $50,000 (£31,250) to hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons' African education charity.Simmons hosted a fundraiser in Hong Kong on Monday (19Sep11) to benefit his Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.), an organisation he founded...

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Stars Outraged By Death Row Prisoner's Clemency Rejection

20th September 2011

Country singer Chely Wright, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and author Salman Rushdie have been left appalled after Georgia authorities denied clemency to a Death Row prisoner whose murder case lacks solid evidence linking him to...

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Fascinating Fact 11946

17th August 2011

Pop superstar Beyonce performed the second of four sold out dates at New York's Roseland Ballroom on Tuesday (16Aug11) in front of a star-studded crowd - her rapper husband Jay Z was joined in the...

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Russell Simmons Delays Plans To Talk To London Riot Ringleaders

10th August 2011

Rap mogul Russell Simmons has postponed plans to fly to London and help calm tensions following three nights of rioting in the U.K. capital.The city has seen its worst riots in 20 years following the...

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Angela Russell Simmons Launching 'Couture' Fashion Collection

4th August 2011

Russell Simmons' niece Angela is following in the rap mogul's footsteps and launching her own high end fashion line.Angela Simmons, the daughter of Run-D.M.C. rapper Joseph 'Rev. Run' Simmons, already co-owns Pastry Footwear with her...

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Russell Simmons And Melissa George 'Make Public Debut'

2nd August 2011

Music mogul Russell Simmons fuelled speculation of a romance with Melissa George as they stepped out together in New York at the weekend (30Jul11).The Def Jam Records co-founder and the Australian actress appeared to make...

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Blige & Norton Honoured For Charity Work

1st August 2011

Mary J. Blige and Edward Norton were celebrated for their charity work at Russell Simmons' annual gala on Saturday (30Jul11).The music mogul hosted the Art For Life benefit event for the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation...

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Pharrell Joined By Hip-hop Royalty At Liqueur Launch

21st July 2011

Hip-hop heavyweights Jay Z, Swizz Beatz, Russell Simmons and Q-Tip helped superproducer Pharrell Williams celebrate the release of his new liquor by joining him for the launch party in New York.The N.E.R.D. star teamed up...

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Russell Simmons Hails 50 Cent's Poverty Pledge

19th July 2011

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has applauded rap superstar 50 Cent's pledge to feed one billion African people, comparing his efforts to that of civil rights leader Malcolm X.The In Da Club hitmaker grew up in...

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Russell Simmons Urges Donations To Improve South Sudan Healthcare

12th July 2011

Rap mogul Russell Simmons has pledged to donate $2,500 (£1,563) to model/activist Christy Turlington's charity to send much-needed medical supplies to clinics in South Sudan.Citizens in the east African country voted for independence in a...

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Ed Norton & Blige Set For Simmons Honour

11th July 2011

Ed Norton and Mary J. Blige are set to be feted at Russell Simmons' annual gala to recognise stars' achievement and charity work.The music mogul will host the Art For Life East Hampton benefit gala...

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The Things They Tweet 1708

5th July 2011

"praying for Nicki Minaj and her family." Rap mogul Russell Simmons sends his love to the rapper after her cousin, Nicholas Telemaque, was shot and killed in his native Brooklyn, New York in the early...

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Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Join Russell Simmons On Yacht

4th July 2011

Justin Bieber and his girlfriend Selena Gomez spent the Independence Day weekend aboard a 155-foot yacht moored in the Sag Harbour Marina in New York, according to the New York Daily News. The celebrity couple...

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Gwyneth Paltrow And Russell Simmons Honoured At Yoga Benefit

16th June 2011

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and rap mogul Russell Simmons have been feted at a New York yoga benefit for raising awareness about the benefits of the exercise.Both stars are longtime advocates of the relaxing and stress-relieving...

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Tracy Morgan Claims To Support Gay Marriage

14th June 2011

Tracy Morgan, the '30 Rock' star who stunned fans with a homophobic rant at a comedy show last week, claims he supports same-sex marriage. Tracy Morgan has already apologised for his anti-gay remarks, but the...

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Russell Simmons Fumes At Cheeky Blog Post

8th June 2011

Rap mogul Russell Simmons threatened to fire a writer on his entertainment blog after they defied his orders and posted photos online of a model he's rumoured to be dating.The Def Jam Records co-founder attended...

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Russell Simmons Lands Major Business Award

2nd June 2011

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is set for another major business honour - he has been named the recipient of the first Difference Maker accolade at the American Business Awards.The Def Jam Recordings co-founder will be...

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The Things They Tweet 1621

25th May 2011

"Congrats to my friend Kim Kardashian on her engagement!" Rap mogul Russell Simmons sends his best wishes to the newly-engaged socialite, who is set to marry basketball star Kris Humphries.

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The Things They Tweet 1567

5th May 2011

"Happy birthday to my wonderful baby's mother @OfficialKimora." Rap mogul Russell Simmons sends his best wishes to his ex-wife, model Kimora Lee Simmons, as she celebrates turning 36 on Wednesday (04May11).

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Ashley Judd Explains Hip-hop Attack

11th April 2011

Actress Ashley Judd has reached out to rap mogul Russell Simmons to clarify comments published in her memoir after she accused hip-hop stars Snoop Dogg and Sean Combs of providing the "contemporary soundtrack of misogyny".The...

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Russell Simmons Defends Beleaguered Chris Brown

25th March 2011

Music mogul Russell Simmons has spoken out in defence of troubled singer Chris Brown, comparing his current struggles to those of Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears and urging the public to "give him a break".Brown's...

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Russell Simmons And Hugh Jackman Helping To Fight Child Obesity

22nd March 2011

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and Aussie actor Hugh Jackman are spearheading a new health campaign to fight child obesity in the U.S.The stars are teaming up with TV doctor Mehmet Oz for the Fresh from...

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Russell Simmons Lands Major Gay Honour

2nd March 2011

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is to be honoured at the 22nd annual Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (Glaad) Awards.The Def Jam Records co-founder will receive the Excellence in Media Award at the ceremony in...

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Simmons Hints At Hopes For Future Irwin Romance

28th February 2011

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has hinted he'd like to date JOHN MELLENCAMP's estranged wife ELAINE IRWIN - but not until her divorce comes through.Irwin separated from the veteran musician after 18 years of marriage last...

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The Things They Say 20261

10th February 2011

"I woke up one morning (and) I said, 'F**k it, I'm not doing no more coke, no more drinking, no more smoking cigarettes, none of that s**t,' and I took control... That was 23 years...

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Simmons 'Hijacks' Myspace

25th January 2011

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has "hijacked" social networking website MySpace.com for the week (begs24Jan11) after taking over as guest editor.The Def Jam Records co-founder alerted fans to his temporary new job via his Twitter.com blog...

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The Things They Tweet 1363

20th January 2011

"Seargent (sic) Shriver was one of our greatest advocates for peace and justice. VERY LITTLE coverage of in media of this great American." Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is disappointed by the lack of press coverage...

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