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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...

Simmons Condemns Dog-fighting

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is urging sponsors of American football player MICHAEL VICK to stop supporting the sports star after he was arrested for operating an illegal dog-fighting operation. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Vick was indicted...

Simmons Steps Out With Reality Beauty

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is dating a U.S. reality TV star less than half his age, according to U.S. reports. The 49-year-old Def Jam co-founder is reportedly romancing Star Search beauty Porschla Coleman, who is...

Simmons Sues In Touch

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS and his estranged wife KIMORA LEE SIMMONS are suing U.S. magazine In Touch, according to reports. The Def Jam Records founder and fashion designer filed a libel lawsuit in New York...

Simmons: 'Leave Rappers To Sing What They Want'

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has called for calm in the ongoing debate about offensive lyrics in rap music, insisting musicians should retain the right to sing using whatever language they want. Simmons recently recommended the...

Call To Rid Music Of Racist Language

Misogynistic and racist words need to be removed when music is broadcasted, leading industry figures have claimed.Russell Simmons and Dr. Benjamin Chavis argue that words such as 'ho', 'n****r' and 'b***h' are derogatory and disrespect...

By on 24 April 2007

Simmons Calls For Ban On Rap Curse Words

Music mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has called upon the recording and broadcast industries to completely ban "extreme curse words" like "bitch", "ho", and "n**ger". The Def Jam founder - who held a Hip-Hop Summit Action Network...

Simmons Holds Hip-hop Summit Over 'Sexist' Rap Lyrics

Music mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS called a meeting of his Hip-Hop Summit Action Network on Wednesday (18Apr07) to discuss the sexist and misogynistic lyrics found in some rap music. The Def Jam boss was one of...

Kimora Lands Reality Series

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS' estranged model wife has landed her own cable reality show in America. Fashion designer KIMORA LEE SIMMONS will star in Kimora this summer (07). The show revolves around the fashion queen...

Simmons A Living Doll

Style queen KIMORA LEE SIMMONS is to be turned into a doll by toymakers Mattel. The Baby Phat designer and estranged wife of hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS will create a clothing line for her mini-me,...

Simmons: 'More Money, More Problems'

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has reaffirmed the age-old mantra that money doesn't buy happiness. Simmons, who founded Def Jam Records - the label responsible for launching the careers of rapper LL COOL J and BEASTIE...

'Hypocrite' Simmons Hits Back At Jewish Critics

Music mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has hit back at Jewish leaders who branded him a "hypocrite" last month (FEB07), because he believes the only way to fight racism is to communicate. The Def Jam founder came...

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