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Reverend Run To Launch Mobile App

10/25/2013 3:28pm EDT
Rev Run
Renowned rapper Reverend Run is set to launch social media app called VOWCH, which will allow users to share their interests with friends and family members.

The Run-DMC legend has teamed up with DJ Steph Floss and DJ Shawty Slim to promote the digital product, which prompts the social media savvy to tip others about the best new music and apparel.

A statement from DJ Shawty Slim, reads, "The thing about is my digital thumbs up on the world around me."

Co-creator David Parker, adds, "We wanted to build a platform that in 30 seconds or less allows you to quickly give your friends a ri...

Rev Run Fronts Diabetes Awareness Crusade

11/27/2012 3:03pm EST
Rev Run
Hip-hop legend Joseph 'Rev Run' Simmons is fronting a campaign to help raise awareness of diabetes in the country.

The It's Tricky hit-maker is the star of a new initiative produced in conjunction with leading pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk. The Ask.Screen.Know. drive encourages regularly screenings for the disease, which affects a patient's ability to regulate sugar levels within the body.

The Run-D.M.C. star has signed up to appear in a series of public service announcements for the cause, which is close to his heart as his father suffered from diabetes.

He says, "At this stage...

Run-DMC Reuniting For Jay-Z's Music Festival

7/31/2012 11:27pm EDT
Legendary hip-hop stars Run-DMC are bringing forward their big reunion to perform at Jay-Z's Made In America music festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in September.

The "King Of Rock" hitmakers, who split in 2002 following the murder of producer Jam Master Jay, recently announced plans to reform for what was expected to be a one-off performance at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas in November, but now surviving members Joseph 'Rev Run' Simmons and Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels will also join the "Empire State of Mind" hitmaker on the bill for his inaugural event this autumn.

Rapper Drake,...

Starpulse Snapshots: The Svedka & Yoni Goldberg Halloween Party

11/2/2011 4:39pm EDT
Black Cards
Celebrities packed The Svedka & Yoni Goldberg Halloween Party at Good Units in New York City for a night full of musical surprises!

First surprise performance of the night was taken by Pete Wentz's new band Black Cards, where Pete even dressed in a hooded sweatshirt and necktie, donning a warewolf mask for his costume! Following his set, Pete made a point of staying so he could say hi to Rev Run who was deejaying with DJ Ruckus later in the night.

MC Hammer, was then joined by 12 dancers, coming out just before 1AM to do a surprise four-song performance highlighted by "U Can't Touch This...

Angela Simmons Strips For PETA

9/27/2011 4:00pm EDT
Angela Simmons for PETA
The daughter of rap legend Reverend Run has bared all for a new PETA advertising campaign.

Fashion designer Angela Simmons has stripped to encourage fans to follow in her footsteps and adopt a vegetarian diet in the animal rights group's 'Eating Meat is a Sin' ads.

The 24 year old was inspired to cut meat out of her diet by her uncle, vegan hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, and she insists she hass never felt better.

She says, "I'm happy with it. I feel lighter - it's a good feeling...

"I really want people to know what happens to animals... Animals have feelings, and I think it's importan...

Snoop Dogg Attempting Twitter World Record

8/23/2011 11:42am EDT
Snoop Dogg
Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg is eyeing a new record - he wants to outdo rap rival Reverend Run by sparking four million messages on Twitter.

The Gin and Juice hit-maker will send out a message to his followers on the site on Tuesday and is urging them all to 're-Tweet' it - meaning to send it on to their own online pals.

And he hopes his four million fans on the site will oblige, setting a new world record and beating the previous best set by former Run-DMC star Run last year.

Snoop tells, "Hitting four million Twizzles (followers) is a big moment for me and I want to thank a...

Nicole Richie And Joel Madden Married By Rev. Run

12/13/2010 4:20pm EST
Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden exchanged vows before hip-hop royalty on Saturday - they were married by rap legend Reverend Run.

The couple became man and wife during a romantic ceremony at the socialite's father Lionel Richie's Beverly Hills estate, in front of family and friends including Gwen Stefani and Ashlee Simpson. Madden's twin brother Benji served as best man, while DJ Samantha Ronson was among the bridesmaids.

However, there was another special guest at the lavish event - Run-DMC icon and practicing Pentecostal minister Joseph 'Rev. Run' Simmons officiated the ceremony, accord...

Spotlight On The 10 Hottest Women On Reality TV

1/8/2009 9:22am EST
Julianne Hough
Reality shows have been a huge success on television for the last 10 years. Many networks like VH1 and Bravo TV devote the majority of their schedule to reality programs. Reality shows like "Rock of Love," "Top Chef," "Survivor," and "American Idol" attract a wide audience. The competitions, verbal and physical arguments, and funny moments keep audiences tuned in every week to these shows. But what attracts the audience even more to these reality programs is the women who are on them.

Reality TV has some of the hottest women on television. No need to watch dramas or sitcoms for hot wo...

50 Cent Adds 2nd Free DVD Movie To New Album Package

11/17/2008 6:00pm EST
50 Cent
50 Cent knows hard times. So in these difficult economic days, the artist who debuted with Get Rich Or Die Tryin' is giving something back to his fans by adding a free DVD of a full-length original movie to his fourth major label album, Before I Self Destruct (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope), releasing early 2009.

The album move comes as 50 Cent was rushing to get his album finished for a December release, however it is not complete. With the deadline to secure advertising and retail placement for the album imminent, he decided to move to a date in early 2009.

50 Cent featured in U...

Kid Rock's 'Rock And Roll Revival Tour' Kicks Off January 25

1/15/2008 2:13pm EST
Kid Rock
While "Rock 'N Roll Jesus" continues to rack up massive sales, Kid Rock is taking the party to the streets this winter with his most ambitious tour to date. The greatest show on earth, featuring a different kind of caged animal, is going to be unlike any tour in recent rock 'n roll history-- a true revue, featuring a huge Kid Rock show of new and greatest hits, with special guest performances by the legendary Reverend Run, Peter Wolf, and Dickey Betts. These stars are expected to join Rock not as opening acts, but on stage together with Kid's expanded 11-piece Twisted Brown Trucker Band. ...

'Who's House? Run's House!' Season 4 of 'Run's House' Premieres Thursday Night On MTV

10/24/2007 11:27am EDT
Welcome back to the house that hip-hop built, held together by the faith of the one and only Rev Run. Yup, season 4 of Run's House is here, and the Simmons family will once again open their home to MTV's cameras.

This season, the whole family -- Run, Justine, Vanessa, Angela, JoJo, Diggy and Russy -- is back under one roof, and what they experience together will change their lives forever. Rev Run and his wife, Justine, continue to teach their kids to celebrate success and endure pain with their unique outlook on life. You'll once again find yourself laughing at their everyday lives a...

Run-DMC's DMC To Release Debut Solo Album

2/4/2006 4:52pm EST
Darryl McDaniels, or DMC as most of the world knows him, helped transform the musical landscape as one-third of the trailblazing, multi-platinum rap group Run-DMC. They sold more than 30 million album and singles worldwide and the rest is now a matter of musical history. Since forming the legendary band with Joseph (Rev. Run) Simmons and the late Jason (Jam Master Jay) Mizell, DMC has remained in the public eye. He is recognized as a pioneer in stoking the popularity of rap and hip-hop into the best-selling and most influential musical genre that it is today.

DMC will release the fi...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 14

11/14/2005 3:00am EST
Travis Barker of Blink-182
Happy Birthday to Blink-182 drummer and reality TV star Travis Barker (1975), Steps singer Faye Tozer (1975), R&B singer Adina Howard (1970), Matchbox 20 bassist Brian Yale (1968), Joseph 'Rev Run' Simmons of Run-DMC (1966), Red Sox legend Curt Schilling (1966), Just Shoot Me star Laura San Giacomo (1961), Greek musician Yanni (1954), Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (1954), Styx guitarist James Young (1949), Prince Charles of Wales (1948), screen siren Veronica Lake, and French Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840).