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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...

Simmons Gets Behind Another Katrina Telethon

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is the brains behind a hip-hop telethon planned for Friday night (09SEP05) to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The DEF JAM co-founder has persuaded JAY-Z to come out of...

Kimora Lee Simmons Placed On Probation

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS' wife KIMORA LEE SIMMONS has been placed on six months probation after pleading guilty in a New Jersey court to careless driving. The statuesque model entered her plea in Bergen...

Generous Diddy Sponsors Art For Life Children

SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS donated a generous $5,000 (GBP2,800) to children's arts education at a star-studded charity event headed by fellow hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS. But Combs, who attended the Art for Life fundraiser...

Simmonses Plan To Adopt Malaysian Baby

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS and his socialite wife KIMORA LEE SIMMONS are adopting a Malaysian baby. The couple already have two natural-born daughters, but Kimora is keen for a big family. She says,...

Usher Tops New Pop Power Poll

USHER has topped a new poll to find the most powerful voice in pop music in 2005. The R+B star beat ALICIA KEYS, COLDPLAY and EMINEM to claim the top spot in the Los...

Simmons Still Hoping For Jackson Live 8 Performance

Live 8 organiser RUSSELL SIMMONS is still hoping troubled popstar MICHAEL JACKSON will perform at the Philadelphia leg of tomorrow's (02JUL05) charity extravaganza. The hip-hop mogul insists memories of the THRILLER star's recent child...

Bono Hails Simmons For Live 8 Involvement

U2 frontman BONO has praised hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS for getting America involved with the LIVE 8 cause. The Irish rocker had tried to emulate SIR BOB GELDOF by rousing the US into action...

Usher To Launch Menswear

R+B star USHER is taking advantage of the latest musical trend by launching his very own clothing line. The singer wants to style his line on the formal designs of menswear giants PRADA, GUCCI...

Run Dmc Star Gets Real For Tv

RUN DMC star REVEREND RUN is the latest celebrity to open up his household to reality TV cameras. The day-to-day exploits of the Reverend, his wife JUSTINE, and their five children will be the...

Nelly Selling Off Jewels For Charity

Hip-hop star NELLY is selling off a range of bejewelled items to raise more cash for leukaemia sufferers. The HOT IN HERRE rapper, who recently announced plans to auction off two Pimp Juice promotional...

Simmons Gets Financial

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is bringing financial literacy to young Americans through his non-profit organisation the HIP HOP SUMMIT ACTION NETWORK - which works towards solving problems prevalent in US urban youth culture. The...

Usher Concentrates On Building His Own Empire

R+B star USHER is more focused on his growing business empire than his career as a chart-topping artist. The YEAH! singer admires the entrepreneurial skills of MARTHA STEWART and RUSSELL SIMMONS and is...

Simmons Mediated Between Kfc And Peta

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS took on a mediatory role as fast food giants KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN (KFC) tried to make peace with animal rights activists PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA). PETA...

Simmons Returns To Def Jam

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has burst back onto the music scene with a triumphant return to DEF JAM RECORDS. Simmons, who created the record company with RICK RUBIN in 1984 and sold it in...

Simmons Launches Tax Initiative

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has launched a new initiative to help people file their taxes efficiently. The DEF JAM RECORDS co-founder has joined forces with TURBOTAX to create ROCK YOUR REFUND, a website which...

Simmons Encourages Rappers To Take Up Yoga

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has plans to promote positivity in the realm of hip-hop - by encouraging rappers to take up yoga. The DEF JAM co-founder is currently preparing to release RUSSELL SIMMONS PRESENTS...

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