Hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons, dressed in a bow tie, reflected upon President Obama’s speech at the 20th-anniversary conference of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network on the second-floor ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in midtown, his highest-profile speech since kicking off his 2012 reelection campaign. “[It] was O.K.,” he told The Observer. “But listen, Read More
A few hundred people rallied against Congressman Peter King’s upcoming Muslim radicalization hearings in Times Square yesterday, cheering a litany of interfaith speakers and carrying signs that said: “Today I am a Muslim too.”
One person who wasn’t in attendance: Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Bloomberg has been a strong voice for tolerance of the Muslim-American community–most Read More
Hayden Christensen, Eve and Russell Simmons were in the house for a Cinema Society party.
Although Cinema Society’s Vanishing on 7th Street’s screening afterparty at Beauty & Essex was not the official start to Fashion Week, it had the blessing of the God of Going Out himself, Russell Simmons. No Fashion Week could possibly begin Read More
At Fashion Week parties, a new method of courting has been catching on among the social set: Cheek’d.
A phenomenon that The New York Times called the “next generation of online dating,” Cheek’d is a service that gives its users black business cards that each have a personalized code on them that can Read More
“I don’t have as much estrogen as this storyline does,” David Lyons, the Australian actor who plays Ian in the Eat Pray Love adaptation, said last night on the red carpet of the film’s premiere at the Ziegfeld.
Then Lyons backtracked for a second. “And that’s not a bad thing-it’s about rediscovering yourself.”
The celluloid Read More
Radio is Gov. Paterson’s preferred medium. [NYT]
Obama calls BP heads to the White House. [Politico]
Guilds are worried about the Miramax sale. [NYT]
Party guests accidentally damage valuable art Russell Simmons‘ house. [NYP]
Electronics guy steals $1 million in Read More
Russell Simmons—who has some ties to Andrew Cuomo—is scratching his head over the Aqueduct deal, which is giving David Paterson a considerably large headache.
The project has, for some strange reason, also attracted the attention of another rap mogul, Jay-Z.
Anyway, on GlobalGrind.com, Simmons wrote: Read More
The Queens Aqueduct sounds like a tremendously depressing place. The parking lots are vacant, the horses race in front of mostly empty stands, and the people who do show up stand inside and watch simulcasts from other tracks.
“This isn’t a pretty place,” said Donald Rosen, whose horse, Boxitup, finished second in the Read More
The actress Eva Mendes arrived at Parsons the New School for Design 2009 Fashion Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday, April 29, in one of Calvin Klein‘s charcoal, minimalist dresses from the fall 2009 collection. Someone in the crowd had yelled out that they liked it. And Ms. Mendes, brushing a strand of hair Read More
David Lynch likes to swim in “an ocean of consciousness,” which he was describing to a sold-out crowd at Radio City Music Hall on the evening of Saturday, April 4.
“It is an ocean of infinite intelligence. Creativity. Happiness known as bliss. Infinite universal love. Energy. Dynamic peace,” mused the 63-year-old filmmaker, dressed in a Read More