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Russell Simmons, Zoo Boycott: Music Mogul Compares Animal Attraction to Slavery

Russell Simmons won't be bringing his two children to the zoo or circus anytime soon. The man who helped launch Def Jam Records is seeking for a global boycott of the attractions, and compares the treatment of animals there to slavery.

The 54-year-old vegan, wh

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Russell Simmons Compares Israeli-Palestinian Conflict to ‘Rap Beef’

To hip hop and fashion mogul Russell Simmons, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is like "a rap beef" that can be resolved through dialogue and understanding.

"A little trust, and it's over," he said.

The cofoun

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Russell Simmons, Rihanna: Hip-Hop Pioneer Calls Out Drake, Chris Brown

Although Rihanna has adopted a blithely unconcerned attitude of late, the "Cockiness" singer has been notably quiet in response to the various barbs thrown her way by her ex, Chris Brown, and sometime beau Drake. However, hip-hop's elder statesman Russell Simmons has come to her defense, tweeting on Mother's Day (

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Nas, Diddy and Russell Simmons’ Child Support Payments Are Revisited

NEW YORK (AP) - Supermodel Linda Evangelista and billionaire French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault have reached a settlement in their child support fight over the care of their 5-year-old son. Details weren't available, but Evangelista had said in court papers that she was spending $46,000 a month on his expenses, including bodyguards and a 24-hour nanny

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George Zimmerman Arrested: Trayvon Martin’s Killer Charged With Second-Degree Murder

A month and a half after he was shot to death while walking home with a Snapple and a bag of Skittles, 17-year-old Florida teen Trayvon Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, has officially been charged with second-degree murder.

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Russell Simmons, Milk Ban: Mogul Wants to ‘Pull the Plug’ on Drink

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Music mogul Russell Simmons wants New York's governor to pull the plug on milk from cows.

The hip-hop impresario writes in a letter to Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) that milk shoul

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Queen Latifah Congratulates Beyonce, Jay-Z on Blue Ivy

As the celeb world took to Twitter yesterday to congratulate Beyonce and Jay-Z on the birth of their baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter, one regal well wisher was notably absent. Busy promoting 'Joyful Noise,' her new film with Dolly Parton,

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Russell Simmons Blasts Lowe’s, Supports ‘All-American Muslim’

After blasting hardware retailer Lowe's for pulling its ads from 'All-American Muslim,' a TLC reality series that has drawn flack from conservative groups, Russell Simmons took his fight a step further yesterday.

"I am putting my money where my mouth is," the hip-hop mogul tweeted, revealing plans to buy up all of

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Russell Simmons Appears on PETA Postage Stamp

Russell Simmons has become the first member of the hip-hop community to appear on a postage stamp.

On Tuesday (Nov. 29), Animal rights advocacy group PETA released a series of stamps, featuring the 20 most influential vegetarians, and Rush, a 13-year vegan, has been chosen, along with Sir Paul McCartney, Ellen DeGeneres, Natalie Portman, Morrissey and historic figures like Gandhi, Leonardo da Vinci, Leo Tolstoy and Pythagoras.

"These are very influential people, and not everyone knows that t

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Russell Simmons Backs Constitutional Amendment

Hip-hop mogul and Occupy protest supporter Russell Simmons was in Boston yesterday to introduce a constitutional amendment he says would keep corporations from interfering in American politics.

Authored by an anonymous "leading senior congressman,

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