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Bono Hails Simmons For Live 8 Involvement

U2 frontman BONO has praised hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS for getting America involved with the LIVE 8 cause. The Irish rocker had tried to emulate SIR BOB GELDOF by rousing the US into action...

Usher To Launch Menswear

R+B star USHER is taking advantage of the latest musical trend by launching his very own clothing line. The singer wants to style his line on the formal designs of menswear giants PRADA, GUCCI...

Run Dmc Star Gets Real For Tv

RUN DMC star REVEREND RUN is the latest celebrity to open up his household to reality TV cameras. The day-to-day exploits of the Reverend, his wife JUSTINE, and their five children will be the...

Nelly Selling Off Jewels For Charity

Hip-hop star NELLY is selling off a range of bejewelled items to raise more cash for leukaemia sufferers. The HOT IN HERRE rapper, who recently announced plans to auction off two Pimp Juice promotional...

Simmons Gets Financial

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is bringing financial literacy to young Americans through his non-profit organisation the HIP HOP SUMMIT ACTION NETWORK - which works towards solving problems prevalent in US urban youth culture. The...

Usher Concentrates On Building His Own Empire

R+B star USHER is more focused on his growing business empire than his career as a chart-topping artist. The YEAH! singer admires the entrepreneurial skills of MARTHA STEWART and RUSSELL SIMMONS and is...

Simmons Mediated Between Kfc And Peta

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS took on a mediatory role as fast food giants KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN (KFC) tried to make peace with animal rights activists PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA). PETA...

Simmons Returns To Def Jam

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has burst back onto the music scene with a triumphant return to DEF JAM RECORDS. Simmons, who created the record company with RICK RUBIN in 1984 and sold it in...

Simmons Launches Tax Initiative

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has launched a new initiative to help people file their taxes efficiently. The DEF JAM RECORDS co-founder has joined forces with TURBOTAX to create ROCK YOUR REFUND, a website which...

Simmons Encourages Rappers To Take Up Yoga

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has plans to promote positivity in the realm of hip-hop - by encouraging rappers to take up yoga. The DEF JAM co-founder is currently preparing to release RUSSELL SIMMONS PRESENTS...

Simmons' Anorexia Confession

Model-turned-businesswoman KIMORA LEE-SIMMONS is battling eating disorder anorexia. The BABY PHAT clothing boss, who is married to rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS, tells VANITY FAIR magazine she has been fighting her eating problems ever since...

Simmons' Wife Warns Off Other Women

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS' wife has warned lusty women infatuated with her husband to steer clear - or face the violent consequences. Amazonian KIMORA LEE SIMMONS has been raised to respect relationships, and she...

Simmons Joins Anti-kfc Campaign

LATEST: Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has joined the BEASTIE BOYS and PAMELA ANDERSON to slam KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN (KFC) over their treatment of chickens. The DEF JAM RECORDS chairman, a committed Vegan, has threatened...

Simmons Fights Animal Abuse

DEF JAM RECORDS founder RUSSELL SIMMONS has joined forces with the AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (ASPCA) in a campaign to help abused pets. The hip-hop mogul will appear in...

Dupri To Head Up Virgin Urban

Hip-hop mogul JERMAINE DUPRI is set to add VIRGIN boss to his impressive resume after taking charge of the urban arm of RICHARD BRANSON's record company. Hot on the heels of JAY-Z's new...

Simmons Recruits Stars For Yoga Promo

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has enlisted a group of celebrities to star in an infomercial aimed at encouraging America to practice yoga. The DEF JAM founder is a strong advocator of the fitness regime...

Simmons Attacked Over Drug Law

DEF JAM founder RUSSELL SIMMONS has been branded a "nightmare" who "destroyed" attempts to get the Rockefeller Drug Law penalties repealed, by the man who led the movement. Governor NELSON ROCKEFELLER passed the controversial...

Good Vibes For 50 Cent Among Prizegiving Violence

50 CENT was the big winner at a violence-marred inaugural VIBE MUSIC AWARDS in Santa Monica, California, last night (15NOV04) after claiming three of the ceremony's prizes. The rap star took home honours for...

Suge Knight Linked To Vibe Awards Violence

LATEST: Rap mogul MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT's bitter feud with DR DRE has been linked to the 20 minutes of stabbing, punching and furniture throwing at last night's (15NOV04) VIBE MUSIC AWARDS ceremony. Knight fell...

Simmons' Wife Grieves For Cat

DEF JAM founder RUSSELL SIMMONS' wife KIMORA is grieving after her beloved cat MAX passed away last week (08OCT04). The TV host used the 21-year-old black feline as the inspiration behind the logo for...

Simmons Attacked After Pulling Out Of Event

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has come under fire from the owners of hip-hop magazine THE SOURCE, after he pulled out of speaking at an event. The publication's co-owners DAVE MAYS and RAY BENZINO are...

Wyclef Urges Rich Pals To Get Involved With Haiti Benefit Show

WYCLEF JEAN is trying to persuade rich friends like TOMMY HILFIGER, 50 CENT and boxing promoter DON KING to invest in Haiti - to help his homeland recover from recent storms. The FUGEES star...

Drew Makes Her Directorial Debut On Mtv

DREW BARRYMORE made her directorial debut in America last night (21SEP04) when her politically-charged documentary THE BEST PLACE TO START aired on MTV. The CHARLIE'S ANGELS star spent the last year travelling around America...

P Diddy's Voter Group In Trouble

Hip-hop mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS' nonpartisan organisation CITIZEN CHANGE appears to be in financial trouble after failing to raise enough money. The BAD BOY RECORDS boss visited both the Republican National Convention (RNC)...

Onyx Star Producing Movie On Jam Master Jay

ONYX rapper FREDRO STARR is set to produce a movie based on the life story of his mentor and late RUN-DMC DJ JAM MASTER JAY. The script is being written with a cousin of...

Simmons Cancels Anti-republican Protest

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has cancelled his anti-US President GEORGE W BUSH protest in New York next week (30AUG04) after the costs of the march spiraled out of control. The DEF JAM RECORDS founder,...

Simmons Hails Jordan

RUN DMC founder JOSEPH SIMMONS is singing the praises of self-proclaimed "prophet to the stars" E BERNARD JORDAN after the religious man gave him the confidence to become an entrepreneur. The rapper credits Jordan...

Nelly Attends Hometown Hip-hop Summit

Rap superstar NELLY has urged youngsters in his home town of St. Louis, Missouri to vote in the November (04) presidential elections at a HIP-HOP SUMMIT on Friday (20AUG04). The DILEMMA hitmaker joined fellow...

Lil' Kim Hails 'Role Model' The Notorious B.i.g

Rap beauty LIL' KIM credits late lover the NOTORIOUS B.I.G. as being her central "role model" who taught her "a lot of things". The 29-year-old singer - who is currently facing a trial on...

Simmons' To Battle Designer In Court

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS and his model wife KIMORA LEE are in more legal hot water after a New York designer claimed the couple stole his ideas and created the BABY PHAT PINK clothing line...

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Melissa McCarthy has taken a stand against the fashion and shopping industries...