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Simmons Can't Celebrate

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is a self-confessed party pooper - because he refuses to celebrate anything. The Def Jam Records co-founder recently upset friends when he left a Barack Obama election night party just as...

Simmons Proud Of Hip-hop Youth

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has praised the hip-hop community for helping to elect BARACK OBAMA the 44th President of the U.S. The Def Jam founder-turned-style guru has released a post-election statement, in which he celebrates...

Simmons Sets Charitable Example

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has vowed to donate his millions to charity despite the U.S. economic downturn - insisting he'd rather give away his money than spend it on pampering himself. The American entrepreneur has...

Simmons' Protege Jinx Da Juvy Shot

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS' protege JINX DA JUVY is recovering at his New York home after he was shot in the head. The 22-year-old rapper, real name Derek Carr, was involved in a violent altercation...

Simmons Defends Sartiano Over Racism Claim

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has leaped to the defence of nightclub king SCOTT SARTIANO after former employees accused him of racism. Sartiano - who split from Sopranos star Jamie-Lynn Sigler in April (08) - is...

Simmons' Ex Defends Split

RUSSELL SIMMONS' former girlfriend has blasted reports the hip-hop mogul's controlling ways led to their split - calling him her "best friend". Former Star Search model Porschla Coleman came to Simmons' defence on Friday (11Jul08),...

Lee Simmons Granted Sole Custody Of Kids

LATEST: Model and fashion designer KIMORA LEE SIMMONS has been handed sole custody of her two children with estranged husband RUSSELL SIMMONS. The estranged couple split in 2006 after eight years' of marriage, but Lee...

Simmons' Wife Asks For $480,000-A-year For Kids

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS' estranged wife KIMORA LEE SIMMONS is demanding $480,000 (GBP240,000) in child support as part of the couple's divorce settlement. In documents filed on Wednesday (25Jun08) at Los Angeles Superior Court, the...

Jay-z And Simmons Bridge Political Gap With Obama

Music moguls RUSSELL SIMMONS and JAY-Z are bridging the gap between hip-hop and politics thanks to an unlikely fan - U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate BARACK OBAMA. The Illinois senator has praised the pair as "great...

Simmons Employee Has $15,000 In Gems Stolen

A spokesman for RUSSELL SIMMONS has denied reports the hip-hop mogul has had $15,000 (GBP7,500)-worth of jewellery stolen, insisting it was one of his New York employees who was the unfortunate victim of thieves. The...

Simmons Challenges Estranged Wife Over Custody Bid

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS' divorce from KIMORA LEE SIMMONS has just turned nasty after the former model filed for sole custody of the couple's young daughters. The Def Jam Records co-founder has challenged his estranged...

Mariah Carey's Friends "Shocked" At Secret Wedding

News of the surprise wedding between Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon has "shocked" her friends and associates, according to a US magazine.A source from the pop diva's camp told People that she was "shell shocked"...

By on 04 May 2008

Simmons Encourages The Young Vote

Music mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has called on his celebrity pals to help encourage youngsters to vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential elections. Simmons will launch the National Hip-Hop Team Vote 2008 campaign in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...

Simmons' Wife Kimora Files For Divorce

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS' estranged wife KIMORA LEE SIMMONS has filed divorce papers in Los Angeles. The couple separated in 2006 after 15 years of marriage and both are now in serious relationships with other...

Lee Simmons Wants Diamond From Dog's Ashes

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS' ex-wife KIMORA LEE SIMMONS wants to honour her late dog by turning the pet's remains into a diamond. The Baby Phat model and fashion designer is in mourning after 18-year-old bitch...

Simmons' New Girl Praises His Ex

Fashion mogul KIMORA LEE SIMMONS has found an unlikely supporter in her ex-husband RUSSELL SIMMONS' new girlfriend. Model Porschla Coleman has defended the Baby Phat label boss in a new magazine interview, in which she...

Simmons Slams Pregnancy Rumours

LATEST: Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS' ex-wife KIMORA LEE SIMMONS has slammed rumours she is pregnant with the child of actor DJIMON HOUNSOU. It was reported the model-turned-fashion queen was expecting a third child with the...

Lee Simmons Pregnant?

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS' ex-wife KIMORA LEE SIMMONS is reportedly pregnant - with the child of actor DJIMON HOUNSOU. The model-turned-fashion queen - who has two children, Ming and Aoki, by Def Jam Records founder...

Hip-hop Great Russell Simmons Backing Barack Obama

Def Jam legend Russell Simmons has confirmed his endorsement for US presidential hopeful Barack Obama.Hugely influential in the black community, Simmons' backing will provide a boost to the Illinois senator's campaign ahead of crucial primary...

By on 04 March 2008

Simmons Donates To African Charity

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has donated more than $300,000 (GBP150,000) to an African empowerment charity. The Def Jam Records co-founder presented a cheque for $311,535 (GBP155,767) - made via his Simmons Jewelry Company - to...

Kimora Lee Simmons Strips Off For Peta

RUSSELL SIMMONS' estranged wife KIMORA LEE SIMMONS will bare all in a new advertising campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The model-turned-fashion designer is the latest star to strip off for...

Simmons Sues Web 'Fraudster'

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is suing a Californian man for allegedly using a website to steal people's identities. Simmons claims that Daniel Adams' website, rushmecredit.com, and his company Devoted Inc. falsely used his image to...

Kimora Lee Simmons Wants Kids With Hounsou

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS' estranged wife KIMORA LEE is planning children with her new man, actor DJIMON HOUNSOU. The couple have been dating since the model-turned-designer ended her eight-year marriage to Simmons. And she is...

Simmons Speaks Out About Dog Fighting

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has filmed a new public service announcement for the Humane Society, denouncing dog fighting. The Def Jam co-founder-turned-designer and entrepreneur fronts the disturbing new TV ads, which feature a muzzled pet...

Simmons Calls For Peace Between Muslims + Jews

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is hosting a major U.S. summit calling for an end to the hostility between Muslims and Jews. The 49-year-old Def Jam co-founder has teamed up with The Foundation for Ethnic...

Simmons Impressed By Hilton's Fashion Show

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is in awe of designer NICKY HILTON and impressed by her passion for the fashion industry. Hilton made her debut at New York Fashion Week on Sunday (09Sep07), giving the audience...

Simmons Steps Down From Phat Fashions

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has resigned his post as CEO of Phat Fashions. Simmons founded the company in 1992 when he launched his Phat Farm fashion line. Despite selling Phat Fashion to Kellwood for $140...

Simmons Raises $1.4 Million For New York Kids

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has helped to raise $1.4 million (GBP700,000) for New York's underprivileged children, as part of the Art For Life Not So Mellow Yellow fundraising event. The Def Jam founder was joined...

Akon: 'Hip-hop Doesn't Need Offensive Words'

R+B singer AKON has echoed music mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS' call for hip-hop to be censored for broadcast, declaring the urban scene is "talented enough to write lyrics" without curse words. Simmons believes recording and broadcasting...

Simmons Fears For The Future Of Rap

RUSSELL SIMMONS fears for the future of rap after discovering not one of the top selling songs in the US this year was hip hop. The mogul adds that emerging rap talent isn't helping the...

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