Russell Simmons Celebrates with Models, Family

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Back in August, Oxygen announced its Fall lineup of shows, including “Running Russell Simmons.”

Tuesday night in New York, the fashion entrepreneur and entertainment icon, celebrated at the launch party for the show.

The guest list included models Petra Nemcova and Selita Ebanks, Russell’s “Run’s House” family and Ashley Dupre (think: Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal).

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SCAD Honors Russell Simmons


It’s always cool when people outside the hip-hop world recognize the art form’s icons.

On Tuesday, Russell Simmons was honored at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s annual SCAD Style Etoile Awards gala.

Also receiving awards were Tony Award-winning Broadway costume designer William Ivey Long, Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion editor Robin Givhan, actress and philanthropist Cornelia Guest, and New York City Planning Director Amanda Burden.

Cynthia Rowley and model, Julie Henderson, were among the attendees.

Russell Simmons, Serena Williams on Black List

This month, being blacklisted isn’t such a bad thing.

Just ask Russell Simmons of Phat Farm fame and Serena Williams, tennis pro/fashion designer.

In celebration of Black History Month, Target has partnered with The Black List Vol. 1, exclusively bringing its customers copies of the acclaimed DVD at $9.99.

It also  showcases prominent African Americans, Chris Rock, Toni Morrison and Colin Powell, sharing insights on the struggles, triumphs and joys of black life.

Still not familiar with The Black List Vol. 1?

It was created by award-winning journalist Elvis Mitchell and renowned photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, and premiered on HBO in Summer ’07.

Look out for The Black List Vol. 2, which premieres with storytellers, including T.D. Jakes, Angela Davis and Laurence Fishburne on February 26 on HBO.

To see what else Target is doing for BHM, visit

The Simmons Dynasty…


A few posts ago, news broke of the Simmons Jewelry Spongebob collection.

Now two members of the Simmons dynasty are making another money-making announcement.

Vanessa and Angela Simmons have formed a partnership with August Accessories.

The company will design, manufacture, and sell the new Pastry Accessories line.

According to a statement, the girls will be a major part of the design and creation of the accessories, which arrive in stores fall 2009.

Look out for watches, hats, and cold weather accessories from the Daddy’s Girls stars.

They’ll  be available at “better department stores and specialty stores” nationwide.

Price points? $15.00 to $150.00. Not bad for us recessionistas!