Russell Simmons attends ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on July 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes and Russell Simons attend “Mansome” Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 21, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Russell Simmons attends a Screening Of “Virginia” hosted by The Cinema Society & Shiseido with Grey Goose at Crosby Street Hotel on May 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Russell Simmons and Leila Lopes attend The Cinema Society With Rachel Roy & Circa Host A Screening Of “Trishna” at IFC Center on July 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Alan Cumming and Russell Simmons attend the Cinema Society with Bally & DeLeon hosted screening of LD Entertainment’s “Killer Joe” at the Tribeca Grand Hotel – Screening Room on July 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
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From EURWeb: Over the weekend, Russell Simmons, along with his bother, Danny Simmons, hosted the 13th Annual ART FOR LIFE East Hampton Benefit [the proceeds of which go to the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation].
This year’s event honored recording artists Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Betsy Z. Cohen (Bancorp Inc.), Tamia and Grant Hill (The Grant Hill Foundation), and Marc J. Leder (Sun Capital Partners Inc.).
CNN’s Soledad O’Brien hosted the evening, while Star Jones was on the mic MC’ing the Rush Kids Auction. Musical performances included Anita Baker, Salt-N-Pepa, Melanie Fiona and Diggy Simmons.
See great photos of the event and read the rest of this story at EURWeb.com.