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Russell Simmons Leads Rally Against Donald Trump's Immigration Ban

The Def Jam Recordings co-founder orchestrated the rally, named I Am A Muslim Too, with Imam Shamsi Ali and Rabbi Marc Schneier to show solidarity with Muslims, who were affected by Trump's executive...

Russell Simmons Renounces Decades-long Friendship With Donald Trump

The Def Jam Recordings co-founder has been a huge critic of the reality TV star-turned-Leader of the Free World ever since Trump first began campaigning for the White House in 2015.“Not anymore,” Simmons declares to...

Russell Simmons Selling Rushcard

Bosses at Green Dot have purchased the parent company of RushCard, UniRush, for $147 million (£117.7 million), according to Billboard. Simmons launched RushCard in 2003. In 2015, he was hit with...

Russell Simmons Gears Up For Yoga Studio Launch

The hip hop tycoon, best known as a founder of Def Jam Recordings, discovered yoga in 1994 when his intern at Def Pictures dragged him to a class. He has since become hooked on the...

Russell Simmons Writes Open Letter To Donald Trump

The hip-hop impresario has known Trump for nearly 30 years, and describes the real estate mogul as a "real friend". However, he voiced his concern for Trump's time in office in a letter published on...

Russell Simmons Reaches Settlement Over Rushcard Lawsuit

Last year (Oct15), many of those who experienced financial hard times due to technical issues, launched a class action lawsuit against Simmons, claiming they had experienced difficulty accessing their funds. They also...

Cyndi Lauper: 'My Teachers Thought I Would Die'

The singer said that she was voted "most likely to fail" during her speech as she accepted an award for her philanthropic works at Russell Simmons’ annual Rush HeARTS education luncheon on Friday...

Creed And Straight Outta Compton Are Big Winners At Russell Simmons' New Awards Show

The Def Jam label founder created the ceremony to honour films and actors who have been unrecognised at the Academy Awards, which was been criticised for its lack of diversity after black or...

Will Smith And Norman Lear To Be Honoured At Russell Simmons' Inaugural Awards Show

The Men in Black star will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Lear will be honoured with the Vanguard Award for his career contributions at the All Def Movie Awards on 24 February...

Russell Simmons Creates Oscars Parody Awards Show

The Def Jam label founder has created the inaugural All Def Movie Awards, which will be held as part of the All Def Comedy Live showcase to honour films and actors who are...

Mark Wahlberg Thanks Russell Simmons For Water Aid

The Def Jam Recordings co-founder has been among the celebrities bringing awareness to the dirty water crisis in the city in recent weeks, and he was on the ground to help volunteers deliver...

Stars Turns Out For Russell Simmons' Festive Fundraiser

The music mogul threw the bash at a hotel in St. Barts on Monday (28Dec15) to bring in money for The Heart Fund, which helps children suffering from heart disease in developing countries....

Russell Simmons Is Godfather To Ex-wife's Baby

The Def Jam label founder and former model were married for nearly 10 years before finalising their divorce in 2009. The split was amicable and they share custody of their two daughters, Ming...

Russell Simmons Orders Donald Trump To 'Stop Fuelling Fires Of Hate'

Trump has been courting controversy in public speeches since he announced plans to run for the White House in June (15), but he came under fire on Monday (07Dec15) when he called for...

Russell Simmons Establishing Fund For Rushcard Users

Earlier this month (Oct15), users experienced difficulty accessing their funds and took to social media to express their frustrations. They also filed a class action lawsuit on Friday (23Oct15), claiming they were informed...

Russell Simmons Facing Lawsuit Over Rushcard

Earlier this month (Oct15), users experienced difficulty accessing their funds due to technical issues and took to social media to express their frustrations. They also filed a class action lawsuit on Friday (23Oct15),...

Sean Combs And Snoop Dogg Join Million Man March

Fellow hip-hop stars Chuck D, Young Jeezy, Jay Electronica and Common were also among the thousands who joined Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to demand racial equality as part of the Justice…Or...

Will Smith Makes Donation To Help To Feed Homeless At Christmas

The acting couple was among the guests attending the organisation's 26th anniversary fundraiser at rap mogul Russell Simmons' Hollywood home last week (30Sep15), when The Hunger Games star Jeffrey Wright was honoured for...

Def Jam Biopic In The Works

Executives at Universal are working on an as-yet-untitled movie based on Simmons' 2002 tome, Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, + God, according to Deadline.com. Reports suggest Fruitvale Station star Michael B....

Laverne Cox And Rob Lowe Applaud Caitlyn Jenner For Espys Speech

The former Olympic gold medal-winning athlete made her first major public appearance since her transition from male to female at the annual sports prizegiving to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, given to...

Families Of Rev. Run And Master P To Be Featured In New Reality Tv Series

Master P's actor/singer son Romeo Miller, Rev. Run's daughter Angela Simmons, Damon Dash's son, El DeBarge's niece, Pepa's daughter, and the late Jam Master Jay's son will be featured in Growing Up Hip...

Russell Simmons Apologises For Insulting New York Mayor

The Def Jam records co-founder branded the politician a "punk" and a "b**ch" during a heated discussion on U.S. radio station Hot 97 in which he accused de Blasio of failing to push...

Russell Simmons: 'Kim Kardashian Would Be A Better President Than Donald Trump'

The real estate tycoon announced his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday (16Jun15), and a number of celebrities have since spoken out against the wannabe politician, including Simmons, who counts...

Kimora Lee Simmons Welcomes Fourth Child

Kimora Lee Simmons has given birth to her fourth child.The 39-year-old model and investment banker husband Tim Leissner confirmed they welcomed their son, Wolfe Lee Leissner, into the world today (14.04.15).In a statement, the couple...

Russell Simmons Developing Hip-hop Musical For Broadway

The Def Jam Recordings co-founder has recruited author and hip-hop expert Dan Charnas to write the story for The Scenario, which will celebrate the "golden age" of the genre, from the 1980s to...

Russell Simmons Defends Kanye West's Fashion Show

Russell Simmons has come to the defence of his friend Kanye West after the rapper's latest clothing collection was mauled by fashion critics.The hip-hop star launched his new designs for sports brand Adidas at a...

Nas And Russell Simmons Demand Justice For Police Killings In New York Protest

Rapper Nas and hip-hop moguls Russell Simmons and Kevin Liles joined forces on Saturday (13Dec14) to hit the streets of New York as part of a demonstration against a spate of recent police killings of...

Frank Ocean's Father Sues Russell Simmons

Singer Frank Ocean's father is suing Russell Simmons for $142 million (£83 million) over comments allegedly posted on the music mogul's website.Calvin Cooksey has issued a lawsuit claiming he was falsely portrayed as a poor...

Ll Cool J And Russell Simmons Visit New York Jail

Actor/rapper Ll Cool J and hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons paid a visit to inmates at a New York jail as they launched an anti-violence program for local youths.The pair visited New York City's famous Rikers...

Rita Ora Teases Roberto Cavalli Campaign

Rita Ora has landed a new deal with Roberto Cavalli.The 'I Will Never Let You Down' singer confirmed rumours she had signed up to star in the Italian fashion house's new autumn/winter 2014 ads with...

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