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Kanye West Goes to 'Occupy Wall Street' Protest with Spokesman Russell Simmons: VIDEO


A very serious Kanye West kept uncharacteristically quiet at the Occupy Wall Street protest.


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Tracy Morgan Speaks: 'I Would Love [a Gay Son] Just as Much as if He Was Straight'

30 Rock star Tracy Morgan speaks to Russell Simmons in a new interview at Global Grind.

Morgan Says Morgan: "I guess the reason I am successful is because I am so unfiltered. And sometimes as a result I say really stupid s**t. The truth is if I had a gay son, I would love him just as much as if he was straight ... I might have to try to love even more because I know of the difficulty that he would have in society."

Morgan adds: "Of all the sicknesses, there is probably none more abusive than homophobia. My heart is committed to giving everyone the same rights that I deserve for myself."

Morgan says that the controversy has helped him understand "how hurtful his words were" and tells Simmons that he supports marriage equality and would attend a rally in support of it:

"I believe everyone deserves the right to be happy and marry who they want too; gay, white, black, male or female. Let me know where the rally's at Russ. I'm there!"

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #855

RUSSELL SIMMONS: Rev. Al Sharpton presents Simmons with the "Excellence in Media Award" from GLAAD at the org's recent awards in NYC.

RECOVERY: NASA releases first-ever close-up HD video of recovery of Space Shuttle's booster rockets.

BLOODY LOCO: Crazy dude flips out on the NYC subway.

POLE DANCING FOR JESUS: Can I get an Amen? (via)

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Watch: Russell Simmons is a New Yorker for Marriage Equality


Says the hip-hop mogul in a new spot for New Yorkers for Marriage Equality: "I'm happy that we're coming to a time where we can make a change."


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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #677

BP BLOCKAGE: Days after BP denies it is blocking the media, a reporter is harassed.

CYNDI LAUPER: Sings 'Early in the Morning' on Letterman.

RUSSELL SIMMONS: Launches the NOH8 Shake.

ADM. MICHAEL MULLEN: L.A. journalist Karen Ocamb gets a DADT question in at a USC appearance.

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Russell Simmons Tweets Support of Dan Choi, DADT Repeal


Support for gays in the military from hip-hop magnate Russell Simmons.


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