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Appeals court gives same-sex marriage green light in Virginia

Appeals court gives same-sex marriage green light in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 13 (UPI) --A U.S. appeals court refused Wednesday to delay same-sex marriage in Virginia, days after a judge ruled that Tennessee can continue to ban it.
Frances Burns
Russell Simmons says Kimora married investment banker beau

Russell Simmons says Kimora married investment banker beau

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. model, fashion designer and author Kimora Lee Simmons has married investment banker Tim Leissner, her ex-husband announced via Twitter.
Kimora Lee Simmons married Tim Leissner

Kimora Lee Simmons married Tim Leissner

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Kimora Lee Simmons is a remarried woman, and ex-husband Russell Simmons confirmed her new marriage on Twitter.
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Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Grammy Awards: Miley Cyrus, Lorde play pre-Grammys Clive Davis gala [PHOTOS]

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The iconic mogul's annual gala drew a cavalcade of stars headed for Sunday night's Grammys.
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Montgomery rapper Doe B killed in bar shooting

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A shooting at a Montgomery, Ala., restaurant killed Hustle Gang rapper Doe B and a Troy University student, police said. Six others were injured.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
By United Press International

Sweatshirt as history: what becomes of Trayvon Martin's hoodie?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Interested parties who include a Trayvon Martin Foundation board member are asking about the hoodie Martin wore when he was killed in Sanford, Fla.

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Al-Jazeera to buy Al Gore's Current TV ... 'Argo,' 'Beasts,' 'Pi' up for top producing prize ... Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana break up again ... 'Red' tops U.S. album chart for a seventh week ... News from United Press International.
'Argo,' 'Beasts,' 'Pi' up for top producing prize

'Argo,' 'Beasts,' 'Pi' up for top producing prize

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Django Unchained" are among the Producers Guild of America's nominees for Best Picture of 2012.
Kim Kardashian pregnant by Kanye West

Kim Kardashian pregnant by Kanye West

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- TV personality Kim Kardashian is pregnant and the father is rapper Kanye West, her family said Sunday night.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.
By United Press International
Jean, 50 Cent attend Lighty wake in N.Y.

Jean, 50 Cent attend Lighty wake in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Russell Simmons, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and 50 Cent were among the mourners at the open-casket viewing for hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty in New York Wednesday.
Usher's stepson Kile Glover dies

Usher's stepson Kile Glover dies

ATLANTA, July 22 (UPI) -- Pop star Usher's 11-year-old stepson Kile Glover has died from injuries sustained in a watersport accident in Georgia, his family said.

Hip-hop artists support gay performer

NEW YORK, July 7 (UPI) -- Music critics said the mostly positive reaction to U.S. hip-hop artist Frank Ocean coming out as gay is due to a cultural shift in values.
MCA, Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, dead at 47

MCA, Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, dead at 47

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- Adam Yauch, a founding member of the Beastie Boys, has died, the New York hip-hop group announced Friday on its Web site. He was 47.
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Russell Simmons
Religious symbols and messages in the windows of the home of music producer Russell Simmons are displayed facing Ground Zero in New York City on August 25, 2010. UPI/John Angelillo
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Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American entrepreneur, the co-founder, with Rick Rubin, of the pioneering hip-hop label Def Jam, and creator of the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics.

Russell Simmons is the younger brother of Daniel Simmons, Jr., and he is the older brother of Rev. Joseph Simmons, better known as "Run" of Run-DMC, and son of Daniel Simmons, Sr, a public school administrator and Evelyn Simmons, a New York City park administrator. His brother Daniel Simmons, Jr., is an accomplished abstract artist.

Russell Simmons has been vegan since 1998, and advocates the adoption of practicing Ahimsa and veganism citing animal rights along with the environmental and health benefits.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Russell Simmons."
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