Russel Simmons Eyeing TV


Russell Simmons has revealed that he plans to make a power move into television. The Wall Street Journal reports that the mogul is looking at buying a television network with a focus on diversity.

Simmons says that most network ‘diversity’ amounts to ‘segregation’–particularly as it pertains to Black culture.

“Instead, there’s all these cultures that should be more integrated properly…Instead of giving Paris Hilton a show, for example, you could do one with Amber Rose,” Simmons said in Hong Kong. “You’d be better off. One is hot, the other is not.”

Simmons is working with Brian Grazer, the producer behind the films 8 Mile and American Gangster and acclaimed-director Ron Howard.

“Now you’ve heard about it,” Simmons said. “It’s going to happen.”

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