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Melissa George Opens Up About 'Lovely' Russell Simmons Romance

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...

Swizz Beatz Donates To Russell Simmons' African Fund

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...

Stars Outraged By Death Row Prisoner's Clemency Rejection

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...

Russell Simmons Delays Plans To Talk To London Riot Ringleaders

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...

Angela Russell Simmons Launching 'Couture' Fashion Collection

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...

Russell Simmons And Melissa George 'Make Public Debut'

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...

Blige & Norton Honoured For Charity Work

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...

Pharrell Joined By Hip-hop Royalty At Liqueur Launch

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...

Russell Simmons Hails 50 Cent's Poverty Pledge

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...

Russell Simmons Urges Donations To Improve South Sudan Healthcare

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...

Ed Norton & Blige Set For Simmons Honour

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...

Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Join Russell Simmons On Yacht

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...

Gwyneth Paltrow And Russell Simmons Honoured At Yoga Benefit

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...

Tracy Morgan Claims To Support Gay Marriage

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...

Russell Simmons Fumes At Cheeky Blog Post

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...

Russell Simmons Lands Major Business Award

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...

Ashley Judd Explains Hip-hop Attack

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...

Russell Simmons Defends Beleaguered Chris Brown

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...

Russell Simmons And Hugh Jackman Helping To Fight Child Obesity

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...

Russell Simmons Lands Major Gay Honour

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...

Simmons Hints At Hopes For Future Irwin Romance

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...

Simmons 'Hijacks' Myspace

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...

Simmons Condemns Oregon Mosque Fire

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has condemned the deliberate burning of a mosque in Oregon after it was linked to an alleged terror suspect.The Def Jam co-founder was horrified after police in the U.S. state confirmed...

Simmons: 'Kanye Has No Need To Apologise'

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has urged KANYE WEST not to change his ways following his disastrous interview on U.S. TV last week (ends12Nov10), encouraging him to "keep on" in an open letter to the embattled...

Love Brushes Off Simmons' 'Crackhead' Comment

COURTNEY LOVE has forgiven hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS for branding her a "crackhead" after she accidentally posted nude images of herself online.The Hole frontwoman was left red-faced last month (Oct10) after raunchy photos meant for...

Simmons Still Struggling To Reach Out To Love

COURTNEY LOVE is making RUSSELL SIMMONS grovel for her forgiveness - she has been ignoring the hip-hop mogul's calls to apologise for branding her a "crackhead" after she posted nude images of herself online.The Hole...

Simmons Apologises For Love 'Crackhead' Comments

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has apologised to pal COURTNEY LOVE after insulting the singer by calling her a "crackhead" for posting nude pictures of herself online.The Def Jam co-founder recently poked fun at Love for...

Simmons Blasts Website Blogger For Rihanna Gossip

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has threatened to fire a blogger writing for his entertainment website after they posted "dirty gossip" alleging RIHANNA was set to split from her boyfriend MATT KEMP.A writer blogging under the...

Strokes Pull In The Stars At Homecoming Gig

THE STROKES' long-awaited hometown gig in New York on Monday (13Sep10) was a star-studded affair - JENNIFER LOPEZ and RUSSELL SIMMONS were among the crowd.The Last Nite rockers played their first set in four years...

Simmons Files First Ever Lawsuit

RUSSELL SIMMONS has filed a $55 million (£37 million) lawsuit for fraud and breach of contract over a failed clothing deal - his first lawsuit in 30 years of business.The hip-hop mogul has accused executives...

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