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This May Be the Strangest Sony Leak So Far

It's a reply-all email chain featuring Natalie Portman getting annoyed

(Newser) - The latest bizarre email chain to be released thanks to the Sony hack involves Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Seacrest, Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, a whole bunch of other semi-famous people, and the Gaza Strip. Writing at Gawker , Sam Biddle calls it a "reply-all chain from hell" centered... More »

5 Celebs Who Pay Tons of Child Support

Linda Evangelista wanted $46K a month, but some have paid more

(Newser) - We don't know how much child support Linda Evangelista is getting now that she's settled with babydaddy Francois-Henri Pinault , but we know that she wanted $46,000 a month. That sounds like a lot, but the AP finds five more celebrities who found themselves paying quite a bit—... More »

Russell Simmons Leads Charge Against Lowe's on Muslim Show

He criticizes chain for bailing on TLC program

(Newser) - Lowe's is facing some heavy backlash over its decision to yank ads from the TLC reality show All-American Muslim. Hip-hop's Russell Simmons has been the most vocal, even offering to buy up any remaining ad space before Sunday's episode. As it turns out, that might not be... More »

Tiger Promises Haiti Donation

Embattled golfer's foundation won't confirm $3M, but plans relief

(Newser) - It might not be the $3 million Russell Simmons said it would be, but Tiger Woods indeed plans a donation for post-quake relief in Haiti. A rep for the embattled golfer’s foundation wouldn’t confirm the figure Simmons let slip yesterday on Twitter , but tells E! , “Our plan... More »

Simmons Bangs Drum for Black Entrepreneurs

Russell Simmons thrives during market mayhem

(Newser) - For the "Godfather of Hip-Hop," success on the streets is like winning in business: It's "all about believing in your vision," Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons tells the Economist. Now the music-mogul-turned-financier is trying to inspire go-getters with a new bestseller, Do You!—which... More »

Kimora and Djimon Share Mushy Details

Amid pregnancy rumors, 'couple of the moment' talks romance

(Newser) - Their timing couldn't be better. Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou earned Harper’s Bazaar's couple-of-the-moment title just as rumors began flying that Simmons is pregnant. “He’s a reality check for me, and I’m a fabulosity check for him,” says Simmons of her beau. The flamboyant... More »

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