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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... [FishbowlDC]

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... [FishbowlDC]

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]

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]

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]

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: 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]

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, ... [FishbowlDC]

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. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

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. ... [FishbowlNY]

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]

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