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  1. Russell Simmons: Outrage Over Harriet Tubman Sex Tape Parody 'Broke My Heart' (Video)

    6:57 pm 8/17/2013

    The mogul says he didn't realize how the video would be perceived by African-American women in particular.Read more

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  2. Russell Simmons Issues Apology for Harriet Tubman Sex Tape Parody

    11:35 am 8/15/2013

    "I thought it was politically correct," the media mogul says of a video that depicted the iconic U.S. abolitionist having sex with her white slave master in an effort to blackmail him.Read more

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  3. Russell Simmons, Steve Rifkind, Brian Robbins Launch All Def Music Label

    2:12 pm 7/23/2013

    The Universal label's sole focus is the promotion and development of artists via the medium of YouTube.Read more

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  4. Chris Pine, Lea Michele Help Raise $1.4 Million at Chrysalis Butterfly Ball

    10:02 pm 6/9/2013

    "Star Trek's" Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, CAA's Josh Lieberman and Chernin's Katherine Pope were honored at the event, which aims to help Los Angeles' homeless become educated and employed. Read more

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  5. Russell Simmons Inks Overall Deal With HBO (Exclusive)

    2:22 pm 5/23/2013

    Under the two-year pact, he'll develop new projects for the cable network formerly home to "Def Comedy Jam."Read more

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  6. IMS Engage to Feature Skrillex, Russell Simmons, Lady Gaga Manager in Un-Moderated 'Conversations'

    9:00 am 3/28/2013

    A six-year staple of Ibiza, where it's known as “the TED of music conferences,” the EDM gathering will make its U.S. debut on April 17 in Hollywood. Read more

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  7. Activist Stars Attend Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Hearing, While Hollywood Tweets Support

    7:58 am 3/26/2013

    After years of leading campaigns for marriage equality, the entertainment industry will be well-represented at the Prop 8 hearing, with Dustin Lance Black at the forefront.Read more

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  8. Russell Simmons Urges Lawmakers to Pass Assault Weapons Ban

    6:40 pm 2/26/2013

    The Def Jam Records founder says he will do all he can to "end our epidemic of gun violence."Read more

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  9. Russell Simmons to Receive Producers Guild Visionary Award

    9:19 am 11/29/2012

    He will receive his honor at the Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 26.Read more

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  10. Russell Simmons on Denzel Washington's 'Flight': 'Don't Boycott, Take Your Friends'

    12:30 pm 11/5/2012

    Says the hip-hop impresario and soon-to-be Angeleno in a guest post for THR: " 'Flight' is a perfect example of how Hollywood can embrace a new American reality, where black people are pilots of airplanes and have problems just like white people."Read more

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