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“Harriet Tubman Sex Tape” Parody Posted To Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital YouTube Page, Is Removed Following Backlash

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If you’ve been on Twitter in the last 24 hours, you might have noticed something interesting — “Harriet Tubman” is trending. Why? The famous abolitionist, who escaped from slavery and then helped over 300 other slaves escape using the Underground Railroad, was the subject of a “spoof” video that was posted to Russell Simmons’ new All Def Digital YouTube channel yesterday. “Harriet Tubman Sex Tape” features YouTube actress Shanna Malcolm, as Tubman, having sex with her white “Massa” (master) while a fellow slave records the encounter to use as blackmail, so that Tubman can run the Underground Railroad.

“This our only chance to getting freedoms,” Malcolm, as Tubman, tells her fellow slave.

Yesterday, Simmons promoted the video on Twitter, describing it as “the funniest thing I’ve ever seen,” but the backlash was swift and fierce, and Tubman’s name started to trend as critics expressed their outrage that the video desecrated the abolitionist’s memory, and made light of the rampant rape and sexual abuse that went on during slavery. Eventually Simmons pulled the video from YouTube and posted an apology of sorts to his website Global Grind. Critics, including the NAACP, said the video  Keep reading »

After Lowe’s Bails, Russell Simmons Steps In To Save Muslim Show

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After conservative groups complained, home supplies company Lowe’s pulled its commercial support of a new TLC program called “All-American Muslim.” And just a day later, music mogul Russell Simmons stepped in and purchased the advertising space necessary to keep the show on the air.

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Fall TV Guide: The Clueless Interns Of “Running Russell Simmons”

Most professionals have paid their dues while advancing their career, and oftentimes this includes internships. I’ve been an intern several times, including here at The Frisky, and while I took some internships more seriously than others, I don’t think I’ve done anything as egregious as the interns featured on Oxygen’s “Running Russell Simmons.” This new reality show, which premieres tonight at 11 p.m., focuses on the women who keep mogul Russell Simmons on track. For the most part, it seems Russell would be nowhere without his competent staff, but his interns are completely clueless. Peep the video above in which Sagen gives rapper T.I. a “Basic Instinct”-style crotch-shot, then check out two more videos after the jump, especially the one in which the interns get stuffed in Russell’s bathroom as he’s about to get it on with a hot babe. [Oxygen] Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Ryan Phillippe Maybe Procreates With Reese Look-A-Like

  • Ugh, did Ryan Phillippe knock up Stop Loss costar Abbie Cornish? Lame. [Lainey Gossip]
  • Richie Sambora, Heather Locklear’s ex and Bon Jovi band member, was arrested for a DUI yesterday, while his daughter was in the car. Something tells us Heather is going to be pissed. [DListed]
  • Kimora Lee officially filed for divorce from Russell Simmons. The two remain amicable business partners within Phat Farm/Baby Phat and parents to their two daughters. [People]
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