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Russell Simmons' 'Harriett Tubman Sex Tape' Apology Didn't Go Over So Well - Posted August 16, 2013
Def Jam founder Russell Simmons has become something of a PR/media man extraordinaire, what with his digital marketing "don't call us an agency" company and his newly-launched YouTube channel All Def Digital. Seems like his team could sell water to a well, no? Unfortunately, this week he chose what might have been... [PRNewser]

Q&A: PR Vet, Profit with Purpose Author Teneshia Warner - Posted December 18, 2012
Teneshia Jackson-Warner built a long and successful career within the PR/marketing industry. After working with Russell Simmons on social change campaigns as general manager at RUSH Communications and creating a new role for hersel... [PRNewser]

Fox News: Sean Hannity Has Never Offered To Pay For George Zimmerman's Legal Fees - Posted July 17, 2012
Global Grind, the news website owned by hip hop mogul Russell Simmons, ... [TVNewser]

Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys Dead at 47 - Posted May 4, 2012
Yauch, also known as MCA, died today, May 4, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 47. Yauch is best known as a founding member of the trailblazing rap trio the Beastie ... [FishbowlLA]

Olbermann Named CEO of Global Grind? CNN Adding a Supercomputer Anchor? Nah, It's Just April Fools - Posted April 1, 2012
Never forget. Anything you read on the Internet on April 1 is probably fake. Trust no one. A pair of TV news related pranks have been making the rounds online, and as funny as they are, we cannot sit idly by while they continue to propagate across the Internet. ... [TVNewser]

Russell Simmons: Geraldo's Apology 'Is Bullsh*t!' - Posted March 28, 2012
Rap, fashion and media mogul Russell Simmons is a friend of Fox News Channel CEO Roger Ailes (don't believe us? ... [TVNewser]

Ben Lyons Jumps from E! to Extra - Posted March 2, 2012
Big news from the Hollywood press junket and red carpet fronts. When Ben Lyons next walks into a Beverly Hills Four Seasons interview suite or corrals ... [FishbowlLA]

Rupert Murdoch, Russell Simmons and Martha Stewart Partied Together on NYE - Posted January 3, 2012
(Via The Daily Mail) Ever wondered what media bigwigs do for New Year's Eve? If you read this blog... [Fishbowl NY]

Rupert Murdoch, Russell Simmons and Martha Stewart Partied Together on NYE - Posted January 3, 2012
(Via The Daily Mail) Ever wondered what media bigwigs do for New Year's Eve? If you read this blog... [FishbowlNY]

Soledad O'Brien Launches Foundation for Kids in Need - Posted August 17, 2011
CNN special correspondent Soledad O'Brien and her husband Brad Raymond launched their Foundation at a star-studded event Friday night in Bridgehampton, New York. ... [TVNewser]

Tracy Morgan Swears He Supports Gay Marriage, Would Love Gay Son Extra Special - Posted June 14, 2011
Comedian Tracy Morgan is in full damage control mode after a homophobic rant at one of his shows. He's already apologized for the ugly remarks, but now he's going further, by ... [FishbowlLA]

Manny Pacquiao Hijacks Myspace on Day of Shane Mosley Fight - Posted May 6, 2011
WBC Super Welterweight World Champion and WBO Welterweight World Champion Manny Pacquiao will get in the ring with Myspace Saturday, as t... [SocialTimes.com]

Simon Cowell & The X Factor Hijack Myspace - Posted April 13, 2011
The X Factor, the singing competition reality series featuring former American Idol judge Simon Cowell as its executive producer, may not be coming to Fox until this fall, b... [SocialTimes.com]

Russell Simmons on Producing (and Starring in) Reality Television - Posted February 2, 2011
Under his Simmons-Lathan Media Group, Russell Simmons has produced Def Comedy Jam, Def Poetry Jam, The Nutty Professor, and several hit reality shows starring his own family: brother Rev. Run (of Run-DMC) and his family on MTV's Run's House and Daddy's Girls, and Russell himself on Oxygen's Running Russell Simmons. Meanwhil... [FishbowlLA]

Russell Simmons: 'It's Unbelievable That the News Gets Away with Sensationalizing' - Posted February 1, 2011
After reading the Global Grind interview between Russell Simmons and his friend ... [Fishbowl NY]

Russell Simmons: 'It's Unbelievable That the News Gets Away with Sensationalizing' - Posted February 1, 2011
After reading the Global Grind interview between Russell Simmons and his friend ... [FishbowlNY]

Russell Simmons: Give Unconditionally to Become Super Rich - Posted January 31, 2011
You wouldn't expect a book from a music, fashion and entertainment mogul to cover meditation and "succeeding through stillness." But, in his sophomore title Super Rich, Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons attributes his success to focusing on hard work itself, not the financial rewards it might bring. And even... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

President Barack Obama Helps Russell Simmons Extend His Takeover of Myspace with a Special Message - Posted January 28, 2011
President Barack Obama has been quite the social-media star since giving a ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Russell Simmons to Bring a Taste of Hip-Pop to Myspace - Posted January 25, 2011
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons became the latest celebrity to "Hijack" Myspace, as he will use the social-networking site to host the Hip-Pop Challenge, a contest seeking unsigned hip-hop and pop artists, through Thursday. Simmons will choose all content to appear on the Myspace homepage, including music play lists, political and culture commentary,... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Russell Simmons: 'I think the media is nutty' - Posted January 17, 2011
During our 50-minute interview with Russell Simmons last week -- for an upcoming MediaBeat interview -- the music, media and fashion mogul talked about his friendship with politically polar opposite FoxNewsers including ... [TVNewser]

Russell Simmons on Roger Ailes: 'That's my man. I love him. I talk to him all the time' - Posted January 13, 2011
Earlier this week Russell Simmons talked with Fox News chairman and co-founder Roger Ailes on Simmons' GlobalGrind.com. The two talked about the shootings in Arizona and about whether... [TVNewser]

The Tucson Shootings: Media on Media Crime - Posted January 11, 2011
The cable opinion shows all came out last night, after Saturday's events in Tucson, and put the blame for the shooting spree squarely on Jared Lee Loughner -- but some also pointed fingers at each other for inflaming harsh political rhetoric that has become the bread and butter of cable news. ... [TVNewser]

Roger Ailes: 'I Told All Of Our Guys, Shut Up, Tone It Down, Make Your Argument Intellectually' - Posted January 10, 2011
Fox News Channel CEO Roger Ailes has weighed in on the talk of toning down political rhetoric in the wake of the tragedy in Tucson. Ailes spoke to hip hop legend Russell Simmons... [TVNewser]

Soledad O'Brien Book Party at Russell Simmons Pad - Posted November 14, 2010
TVNewser stopped by the book party for CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien Friday night at Russ... [TVNewser]

Rubenstein's Resolution for NYC - Posted January 4, 2010
In the Metropolitan section of The Times, Howard Rubenstein joins a number of quintessential New Yorkers including Russell Simmons, ... [PRNewser]

Oxygen Teams Up With Def Jam Creator - Posted December 7, 2009
This is weird: Russell Simmons has teamed up with women's network Oxygen to produce a show about his life. Why would women be interested in watching a me... [Fishbowl NY]

Oxygen Teams Up With Def Jam Creator - Posted December 7, 2009
This is weird: Russell Simmons has teamed up with women's network Oxygen to produce a show about his life. Why would women be interested in watching a me... [FishbowlNY]

Fox Scores The Big Guest - Posted April 16, 2008
Take a look at the list of VIPs attending tonight's Radio & TV Correspondents Dinner... One of the biggest non-political, non-media names is hip hop mogul Russell Simmons who is attending as a guest of Fox. ... [FishbowlDC]

Michael Vick-- Nobody's Best Friend - Posted July 20, 2007
Nike and the NFL have riled up local dog lovers by refusing to dump Atlanta Falcons Michael Vick, who has been indicted for running a dog fighting operation. Nike did suspend the Zoom Vick V shoe , but activists say "too little, too lat... [FishbowlLA]

Post-Imus Hip-Hop Meeting Still In Progress - Posted April 18, 2007
Today's meeting of record industry moguls organized by Russell Simmons to discuss the post-Imus state of hip-hop music is running longer than expected: We are postponing today's press availability as our meeting is still in progress. As you know, this is a complex issue that involves gender, race... [Fishbowl NY]

Post-Imus Hip-Hop Meeting Still In Progress - Posted April 18, 2007
Today's meeting of record industry moguls organized by Russell Simmons to discuss the post-Imus state of hip-hop music is running longer than expected: We are postponing today's press availability as our meeting is still in progress. As you know, this is a complex issue that involves gender, race... [FishbowlNY]

Imus Fallout: Russell Simmons, Hip-Hop And Record Industry Leaders Call Closed-Door Meeting In New York - Posted April 18, 2007
Russell Simmons and dozens of record industry executives and hip-hop moguls are scheduled to meet at 2:00PM today in New York to discuss the fallout from last week's Don Imus controversy. Participating in the closed door meeting at the Park Central Hotel include Simmons, US Recorded Music CEO Lyor Cohen... [Fishbowl NY]

Imus Fallout: Russell Simmons, Hip-Hop And Record Industry Leaders Call Closed-Door Meeting In New York - Posted April 18, 2007
Russell Simmons and dozens of record industry executives and hip-hop moguls are scheduled to meet at 2:00PM today in New York to discuss the fallout from last week's Don Imus controversy. Participating in the closed door meeting at the Park Central Hotel include Simmons, US Recorded Music CEO Lyor Cohen... [FishbowlNY]

BEA Announces Speakers List - Posted March 7, 2007
BookExpo America, taking place between June 1-3 at the Javits Center, has announced that documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, comedian Stephen Colbert, novelist Khaled Hosseini and Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus will be among the many notable personalities who will be speaking at BEA this year. In announcing the lineup of gue... [GalleyCat]

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