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Russell Simmons Proposes Amendment To U.s. Constitution

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has proposed a constitutional amendment banning private donations for U.S. politicians running for federal office.The Def Jam co-founder presented the legislation to anti-capitalist demonstrators in Boston, Massachusetts on Tuesday (15Nov11). The...

Leonardo Dicaprio Parties With 'Victoria's Secret Models, And His Mother

Leonardo Dicaprio was celebrating his 37th birthday in lavish fashion last Friday (November 11th 2011), as well he might, with the star currently enjoying a respite from filming 'The Great Gatsby' across in Australia. DiCaprio...

World Of Hip-hop Mourns Loss Of Heavy D

Nas, Common and rap mogul Russell Simmons are among the stars leading the tributes to hip-hop icon Heavy D, who died on Tuesday (08Nov11) at the age of 44.The rap veteran was reportedly found unconscious...

Russell Simmons Honoured For Charity Work

Rap mogul Russell Simmons was honoured at a glitzy gala on Thursday (20Oct11) for his work with an anti-slavery charity.Simmons has long supported the Somaly Mam Foundation, which aims to help women who have been...

Russell Simmons And Eliza Dushku Support Drug Charity Benefit

Rap mogul Russell Simmons and actress Eliza Dushku were among the stars who turned out to show their support for a drug addiction charity fundraiser in New York City on Monday night (17Oct11).Boardwalk Empire star...

Russell Simmons & Newsman Martin Bashir Clash Over Anti-jew Protests

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons took renowned interviewer and TV host Martin Bashir to task during a U.S. news show on Tuesday (14Oct11) when the Brit suggested the Occupy Wall Street movement had an anti-Semite slant.Simmons,...

Russell Simmons Calls On Police To 'Practise Restraint' With Protesters

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is urging New York authorities to "practise restraint" as they police the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests, because the majority of campaigners are "non-violent children".The rap icon has been a staunch...

Russell Simmons Wants Bruce Springsteen To Join Protest

Russell Simmons is calling on Bruce Springsteen to join the ongoing Wall Street protests in New York City as the rock veteran's backing would be a boost to demonstrators.The hip-hop mogul is among a number...

Russell Simmons Prepared For Jail To Support Wall Street Protesters

Rap mogul Russell Simmons is prepared to go to prison as he supports activists protesting against social inequality in New York.The star has been a staunch supporter of the Occupy Wall Street rally, which has...

Rage Against The Machine's Morello Returns To Wall Street

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,...

Kanye West Joins Russell Simmons At Occupy Wall Street Protest

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...

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...

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