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Zwick's Diamond Row With Russell Simmons

BLOOD DIAMOND director ED ZWICK has accused rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS of being a PR spokesperson for the diamond industry in Africa. Zwick's new film explores how diamond money is used to finance conflict in...

Simmons Launches Jewellery Line To Aid Africans

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS launched his new Green Initiative jewellery line on Tuesday (05DEC06) - with a percentage of proceeds going to help impoverished Africans. The 49-year-old will donate 25 per cent of profits from...

Nemcova Slams Blunt Break-up Reports

LATEST: British singer JAMES BLUNT and PETRA NEMCOVA are still going strong, despite recent reports the couple had split. Media reports earlier this month (NOV06) suggested supermodel Nemcova had hooked up with hip-hop mogul and...

Simmons In South Africa To Tour Diamond Industry

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS arrived in South Africa yesterday (27NOV06) to study the diamond trade and how it can improve the lives of black Africans. The 49-year-old is also visiting neighbouring Botswana to learn how...

Bono Slams Critics Over Wealth

U2 frontman BONO has denied being hypocritical by flaunting his wealth while still preaching the need for greater aid for the world's poor. The singer, renowned for his humanitarian work in Africa to promote awareness...

Keys Joins Bowie To End Rousing Benefit Show

ALICIA KEYS joined DAVID BOWIE for a showstopping jam session to close the Keep a Child Alive organisation benefit concert in New York on Thursday night (09NOV06). Keys, the charity's ambassador, acted as musical director...

Nemcova Slams Reports She's Split From Blunt

Czech model PETRA NEMCOVA has hit back at reports that she has left BEAUTIFUL singer JAMES BLUNT and taken up with hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS. Media reports claimed the model and the Def Jam records...

Vh1 Honours Hip-hop Icons

VH1 paid tribute to a host of hip-hop icons including AFRIKA BAMBAATAA, THE BEASTIE BOYS and WU-TANG CLAN at the network's third annual Hip-Hop Honors awards ceremony on Saturday night (07OCT06). EAZY-E, RAKIM, MC LYTE...

Simmons Urges Financial Planning For Kids

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is begging youngsters to think more carefully about their financial futures. Simmons worries kids are being given the wrong message about money by rappers boasting of their bling on music channels....

Spears Finally Sells Manhattan Home

Pop star BRITNEY SPEARS has finally sold her Manhattan, New York condominium after advertising for a buyer for more than two years. The apartment was sold for $4 million (GBP2.2 million), $1 million (GBP555,000) more...

Simmons And Lee Raise Sweet-smelling Cash For Keys Charity

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS and his estranged wife KIMORA LEE are teaming up to give ALICIA KEYS' charity foundation a sweet smell thanks to a new scent. The entrepreneurial couple have designed a new fragrance,...

Simmons Holding Out For Marriage Reunion

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is refusing to give up on his marriage to former model KIMORA LEE, even though many believe the couple is already divorced. The Def Jam Records founder insists the divorce rumours...

Simmons Plans Expensive Sanskrit T-shirt Line

Rap mogul-turned-designer RUSSELL SIMMONS is going back to ancient India for his new line of quality T-shirts. The Phat Farm founder's new project, RWS, involves ancient designs on top-of-the-line fabrics. He tells urbanwear designer MARC...

Tupac's Creative Legacy

MOS DEF, RUSSELL SIMMONS, Q-TIP and DANNY GLOVER are all coming to together to perform work from the late TUPAC's spoken word album THE ROSE THAT GREW FROM CONCRETE. The stars will take part in...

Simmons Becomes Un Goodwill Ambassador

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS will today (25JUL06) become a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations (UN). Simmons' new title will be Permanent Observer Missionary for CISRI-ISP, an inter-governmental organisation which fights against hunger and malnutrition...

Struggling Simmonses Join Forces To Help Chained Dogs

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS and his wife KIMORA LEE's troubled marriage has gone to the dogs - they're both committed to raising awareness about the dangers of chaining pets up outside. The couple, who recently...

Banks Exposes Simmons' Naked Ambition

Retired model-turned-TV presenter TYRA BANKS left best pal KIMORA LEE SIMMONS red faced during a chat on her US talk show last night (22MAY06) when she exposed the designer's penchant for nudity. Banks recalled showing...

Spears Slashes Price Of Penthouse

Singer BRITNEY SPEARS has slashed the asking price for her Manhattan, New York City, penthouse in a final attempt to sell it - two years after it was first listed on the property market. The...

Ll Cool J Tells Kids: 'Watch Your Money'

LL COOL J urged youngsters to be more responsible with their money at the Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment in New York City on Saturday (22APR06). The HUSH hitmaker joined fellow Urban stars ALICIA KEYS,...

Simmons Hopeful Of Saving Marriage

LATEST: Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has hinted his troubled marriage to his wife-of-seven-years KIMORA LEE SIMMONS can still be saved. The couple, who have two daughters together, announced their separation last Friday (31MAR06) after speculation...

Simmons Officially Splitting

LATEST: Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS and his wife KIMORA LEE SIMMONS are splitting after seven years of marriage. A representative for Kimora has confirmed the split and a formal announcement is expected later today (31MAR06)....

Simmons To Announce Separation?

LATEST: Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS and his wife KIMORA LEE will formally announce they have split this week (ends31MAR06), according to media reports in the US. The couple have been married for seven years and...

Simmons: 'We're Not Splitting'

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has slammed reports that his marriage to KIMORA LEE SIMMONS is in trouble and insists the couple would never split. The duo have been married for seven years and have two...

Ice-t And Simmons Contribute Artifacts To Smithsonian

Rappers ICE-T and RUSSELL SIMMONS are the first musicians to donate artifacts for a future hip-hop exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. The museum began gathering items for the collection yesterday (28FEB06),...

Simmons Honoured In Newark

Def Jam founder RUSSELL SIMMONS was yesterday (02FEB06) awarded a key to the city of Newark, New Jersey, in recognition of his work as a positive role model for young people. Simmons, 48, was...

Gotti Back On Top Of Hip-hop Hot List

The Inc record boss IRV GOTTI is back on top of the rap world after beating a lengthy money laundering battle - he's number one on the new The Source Power 30 List. The...

Foxy Brown: 'I've Been Deaf For Six Months'

LATEST: FOXY BROWN has been unable to hear for a staggering six months. The 26-year-old rapper was diagnosed with sudden hearing loss in May (05) while she was recording her upcoming album, and she...

Simmons Touts 'Functional' Reality Show

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has a major selling point for his brother REVEREND RUN's new reality show RUN'S HOUSE - it's about a functional family. Drawing direct comparison to expletive-laden MTV hit THE OSBOURNES,...

Reverend Run's Longrunning Injury

RUN-DMC star REVEREND RUN has endured decades of neck pains, after his older brother RUSSELL SIMMONS kicked a chair at him during a drug-fuelled fight. The 48-year-old hip-hop veteran, real name JOSEPH SIMMONS, says...

Hilfiger Hands Over A Fortune To Hurricane Victims

Fashion mogul TOMMY HILFIGER showed off his generous side on Friday night (09SEP05) when he donated cash, clothes and the BLACK EYED PEAS to a US telethon held to raise cash for the Hurricane Katrina...

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