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Simmons Plans Expensive Sanskrit T-shirt Line

10th August 2006

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...

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Tupac's Creative Legacy

25th July 2006

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...

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Simmons Becomes Un Goodwill Ambassador

25th July 2006

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...

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Struggling Simmonses Join Forces To Help Chained Dogs

10th July 2006

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...

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Fascinating Fact 1734

6th July 2006

RUSSELL SIMMONS' non-profit group the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network is hitting the road to inform people about voting and economic empowerment. The discussion on voter registration and the US economy will take place on 12...

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Fascinating Fact 1675

21st June 2006

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS marked the fifth anniversary of his non-profit group the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network by opening the American electronic stock exchange Nasdaq last week (ends16JUN06) by ringing the opening bell.

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Banks Exposes Simmons' Naked Ambition

23rd May 2006

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...

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Spears Slashes Price Of Penthouse

3rd May 2006

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...

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Ll Cool J Tells Kids: 'Watch Your Money'

24th April 2006

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,...

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Simmons Hopeful Of Saving Marriage

4th April 2006

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...

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Simmons Officially Splitting

31st March 2006

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)....

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Simmons To Announce Separation?

29th March 2006

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...

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Simmons: 'We're Not Splitting'

16th March 2006

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...

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Ice-t And Simmons Contribute Artifacts To Smithsonian

1st March 2006

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),...

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Simmons Honoured In Newark

3rd February 2006

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...

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Gotti Back On Top Of Hip-hop Hot List

1st February 2006

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...

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

16th December 2005

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...

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Simmons Touts 'Functional' Reality Show

11th October 2005

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,...

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Reverend Run's Longrunning Injury

16th September 2005

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...

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Hilfiger Hands Over A Fortune To Hurricane Victims

11th September 2005

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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Fascinating Fact 150

9th September 2005

MARIAH CAREY and DIDDY are among the first stars to record new songs for a Hurricane Katrina relief album being funded by rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS....

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The Things They Say 168

8th September 2005

"He's a hero in the black community... Saying what a lot of poor people think is not a crime. We have freedom of speech... I think it's important that rappers say what poor people don't...

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Simmons Gets Behind Another Katrina Telethon

8th September 2005

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...

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Kimora Lee Simmons Placed On Probation

11th August 2005

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...

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Generous Diddy Sponsors Art For Life Children

2nd August 2005

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...

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Simmonses Plan To Adopt Malaysian Baby

2nd August 2005

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,...

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Usher Tops New Pop Power Poll

25th July 2005

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...

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Simmons Still Hoping For Jackson Live 8 Performance

1st July 2005

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...

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Bono Hails Simmons For Live 8 Involvement

21st June 2005

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...

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Usher To Launch Menswear

20th May 2005

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...

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