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Richard Simmons' Brother: 'He's Not Sick, Everything's Fine'

Richard became a household name in the ‘70s thanks to his eccentric personality and wardrobe choices and his dedication to getting people fit. He opened his own gym, Slimmons, in Beverly Hills in 1974, but...

Richard Simmons' Iconic Exercise Studio Closes Its Doors

The Beverly Hills studio, called Slimmons, hosted its final class on Saturday (19Nov16) at 11.15am, and almost 60 people travelled from across the U.S. to take part. Fitness fans aged from...

Richard Simmons' Iconic Exercise Studio To Close

The studio, called Slimmons, is based in Beverly Hills, California, and will shut its doors next month (Nov16). Simmons' manager Michael Catalano confirmed the news on Friday (21Oct16), telling Entertainment Tonight, "He just hasn't taught...

Richard Simmons Speaks Out On Rumours He Is Transitioning

Fitness guru Richard Simmons has addressed rumours that he is transitioning, after the National Enquirer published a story earlier this month saying he was now living as a woman named Fiona. The 67-year-old caused concern...

Richard Simmons' Manager Blasts Sex Change Report

The colourful U.S. TV personality hit headlines on Wednesday (08Jun16) when National Enquirer bosses published an article all about Simmons' alleged transition, just days after the 67-year-old was hospitalised in Los Angeles....

Dehydration To Blame For Richard Simmons' Health Scare

The colourful TV personality, 67, was hospitalised at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles late on Friday night (03Jun16) after exhibiting bizarre behaviour in front of his longtime friend and housekeeper, TMZ reported....

Richard Simmons Released From Hospital

The 67-year-old was reportedly taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for observation just before midnight on Friday (03Jun16), after exhibiting bizarre behaviour. But sources tell TMZ, he was sent home on Saturday (04Jun16)....

Fitness Guru Richard Simmons Reportedly Hospitalised For 'Bizarre Behaviour'

Fitness Guru Richard Simmons was reportedly hospitalised on Friday night (June 3) for ‘bizarre conduct’. According to TMZ, Simmons was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Friday after someone in his...

Richard Simmons Speaks Out After Reports Claim He's Being Held As A Hostage In His Home

Fitness guru Richard Simmons has spoken out to assure fans he’s not being held as a hostage in his own home. The 67-year-old gave a phone interview on the ‘Today’ show Monday, after an article...

Richard Simmons Blasts Kidnap Allegations

The 67-year-old former fitness guru sparked concern among fans after not being seen in public for two years. One of the most controversial reports surrounding Richard's absence from the public eye was that he was...

Richard Simmons 'In No Danger' Says Rep

The former fitness guru has sparked concern over recent years due to his decision to retreat from the spotlight. Rumours then swirled that Simmons was being kept from friends and family by his...

Richard Simmons Gives Up Fame For Charity Work

The star disappeared from public life in 2014, and earlier this year (15), police officers were called to his home in Los Angeles after a friend voiced concerns for the 67 year old....

Police Visit Fitness Icon Richard Simmons Amid Elder Abuse Allegations

Veteran fitness guru Richard Simmons had unexpected visitors on Friday night (23Jan15) after police officers stopped by his Hollywood Hills home to investigate allegations of elder abuse.Officials at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Elder...

Richard Simmons Speaks Out Over Depression Claims

Richard Simmons has reached out to fans and thanked them for their concern after a recent report suggested the fitness guru had sunk into a deep depression and become a virtual recluse.Editors at Tmz.com reported...

Simmons' Rep Denies Fitness Guru Is Ill

A representative for Richard Simmons has assured fans the beloved exercise guru is fit and well after his gaunt appearance on U.S. TV show Dancing With The Stars sparked concerns for his health.The eccentric fitness...

Richard Simmons Appears In Flight Safety Video

Richard Simmons features in a new in-flight safety video for 'Air New Zealand'.Richard Simmons, the American fitness guru and television personality, asks passengers to "stretch it up" when they put their travel bags overhead in...

Jane Fonda Hosts Fitness Day

Jane Fonda is to host the first-ever World Fitness Day.The 72-year-old actress - whose workout videos were a huge hit in the 70s - wants to promote the event in Atlanta's Georgia Dome on May...

Kevin Smith Too Fat To Fly

Kevin Smith has been kicked off a plane - for being too fat. The 39-year-old director-and-actor - who played Silent Bob in his 'Clerks' movies and who has battled his weight for years - usually...

Movie Reviews Hamlet 2

After five days in limited release, Hamlet 2 is opening wide today (Wednesday) but ticket sales for it are likely to be as lackluster as the reviews for it, analysts suggest. The movie follows the...

Simmons Furious About Kfc Lies

Hip-hop mogul RICHARD SIMMONS is to join black rights leader REVEREND AL SHARPTON in an explosive new anti-KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN commercial after learning he was duped by the company's marketing men. KFC bosses met...

Simmons Assault Charges Dropped

An assault charge against celebrity American fitness guru RICHARD SIMMONS has been mysteriously dropped. Simmons, 55, was accused of slapping cage fighter CHRISTOPHER FARLEY in an altercation at an Arizona airport in March (04)....

Arquette Brands Simmons' Alleged Attack A 'Good Career Move'

SCREAM star DAVID ARQUETTE believes fitness guru RICHARD SIMMONS' alleged "bitch slapping" of a man in an airport is a "good career move" for the flamboyant star. Simmons, 55, was ticketed for misdemeanour assault...

Fitness Icon Richard Simmons Cited For Slapping Man

Flamboyant fitness guru RICHARD SIMMONS has been cited by authorities in Arizona for allegedly "bitch slapping" a man in an airport for poking fun at his exercise videos. Simmons, 55, was ticketed for misdemeanour...

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