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November 21, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kimora Lee Simmons and actor Djimon Hounsou have separated after 5½ years together, she confirmed Wednesday on Twitter. "There have been quite a few hurtful rumors circulating," she wrote . "The truth is Djimon+I have been separated for some time. We have remained happy, loving, co-parenting friends+family. We all have much to be thankful for. #HappyThanksgiving" Simmons' rep confirmed the split with People , noting that although "Gladiator" actor Hounsou, 48, and Simmons, 37, never married, they have one child together, 3½-year-old Kenzo.
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February 20, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Kimora Lee Simmons is off the market and has been for a while now, according to her ex-husband, Russell Simmons.  The runway model/designer/author, 38, has secretly married Goldman Sachs investment banker Tim Leissner, whom she has been linked to since last year, according to E! News. However, it is unclear when the nuptials actually took place. "All of us love @OfficialKimora but the fact is she is happily married," Russell Simmons, 56,  tweeted  Wednesday. "Tim is has been family for a while now. #gossipcop....
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October 11, 2012 | By Robert Abele
It's not only Americans who can make leaden, video game-style exercises in dumb war action. French import "Special Forces" whips up a lot of the same swirling camerawork, macho theatrics and fast-cutting mayhem we expect from testosterone-fueled Hollywood as it tells the tale of a tight-knit band of Gallic soldiers - led by a stoic Djimon Hounsou - tasked with rescuing a war correspondent (Diane Kruger) from Taliban captivity in the tribal areas of Pakistan. Writer/producer/director Stephane Rybojad likes his Islamic fundamentalists childishly ruthless, his Afghani victims helpless and his first-person-shooter heroes full of spit, vinegar and martyr-laced bravado.
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November 21, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kimora Lee Simmons and actor Djimon Hounsou have separated after 5½ years together, she confirmed Wednesday on Twitter. "There have been quite a few hurtful rumors circulating," she wrote . "The truth is Djimon+I have been separated for some time. We have remained happy, loving, co-parenting friends+family. We all have much to be thankful for. #HappyThanksgiving" Simmons' rep confirmed the split with People , noting that although "Gladiator" actor Hounsou, 48, and Simmons, 37, never married, they have one child together, 3½-year-old Kenzo.
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February 20, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Kimora Lee Simmons is off the market and has been for a while now, according to her ex-husband, Russell Simmons.  The runway model/designer/author, 38, has secretly married Goldman Sachs investment banker Tim Leissner, whom she has been linked to since last year, according to E! News. However, it is unclear when the nuptials actually took place. "All of us love @OfficialKimora but the fact is she is happily married," Russell Simmons, 56,  tweeted  Wednesday. "Tim is has been family for a while now. #gossipcop....
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February 11, 2007 | Elizabeth Snead
THERE were no power tables at the 79th annual Oscar Nominees Lunch on Monday. "This is a power room," academy prez Sid Ganis told the Beverly Hilton ballroom filled with 140 nominees including 1. Martin Scorsese, Eddie Murphy, Abigail Breslin, 2. Will Smith, Clint Eastwood, 3. Leonardo DiCaprio (greeting Djimon Hounsou) 4. Forest Whitaker, Steven Spielberg and Mark Wahlberg. 5. Jennifer Hudson was first on the scene in an empire waist beige frock, signing autographs outside the ballroom.
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November 9, 1997 | Bruce Newman, Bruce Newman is an occasional contributor to Calendar
It is late afternoon and the sun has begun to plummet from the sky, draining all but a faint glow--and the little warmth that remained--from the day. A small gale is blowing in off the waters of the Mystic Seaport, luffing the sails of a two-masted clipper ship that has been tied up at the end of the dock. Up and down the quay, oil torches are lit and in the raw March twilight a group of black men begins to help put shackles on each other's arms and legs.
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December 10, 2006 | Paul Cullum, Special to The Times
IF it's a truism that everyone in Hollywood comes from somewhere else, then Djimon Hounsou may well have come the furthest. Born in Benin, a French-speaking, key-shaped country on the underside of western Africa, the 6-foot, 2-inch (not 6-foot-4, as some profiles have it) actor first glimpsed his destiny in the Gary Cooper and John Wayne westerns that filled the small rural cinema of his youth.
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February 11, 2007
"I hope my head isn't shiny." -- Eddie Murphy | "Eddie's head is so shiny." -- Djimon Hounsou | "I hope my head isn't shiny." -- Alan Arkin | "Alan's head is so shiny." -- Jackie Earl Haley | "Why am I the only one with hair?" -- Mark Wahlberg Best supporting actor nominees pose for Oscar photographer Todd Wawrychuk at the academy luncheon last week at the Beverly Hilton.
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November 15, 2008 | Greg Braxton
Two-time Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou will provide the voice of the Black Panther in the BET animated series about the Marvel Comics superhero. The series is being developed by former BET President of Entertainment Reginald Hudlin, who has written for the comic series. "It's a blessing for African Americans and minorities to have a superhero they can identify with," said Hounsou, who was nominated for supporting roles in "In America" and "Blood Diamond." The series is scheduled to premiere next year.
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October 11, 2012 | By Robert Abele
It's not only Americans who can make leaden, video game-style exercises in dumb war action. French import "Special Forces" whips up a lot of the same swirling camerawork, macho theatrics and fast-cutting mayhem we expect from testosterone-fueled Hollywood as it tells the tale of a tight-knit band of Gallic soldiers - led by a stoic Djimon Hounsou - tasked with rescuing a war correspondent (Diane Kruger) from Taliban captivity in the tribal areas of Pakistan. Writer/producer/director Stephane Rybojad likes his Islamic fundamentalists childishly ruthless, his Afghani victims helpless and his first-person-shooter heroes full of spit, vinegar and martyr-laced bravado.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2007 | Elizabeth Snead
THERE were no power tables at the 79th annual Oscar Nominees Lunch on Monday. "This is a power room," academy prez Sid Ganis told the Beverly Hilton ballroom filled with 140 nominees including 1. Martin Scorsese, Eddie Murphy, Abigail Breslin, 2. Will Smith, Clint Eastwood, 3. Leonardo DiCaprio (greeting Djimon Hounsou) 4. Forest Whitaker, Steven Spielberg and Mark Wahlberg. 5. Jennifer Hudson was first on the scene in an empire waist beige frock, signing autographs outside the ballroom.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2006 | Paul Cullum, Special to The Times
IF it's a truism that everyone in Hollywood comes from somewhere else, then Djimon Hounsou may well have come the furthest. Born in Benin, a French-speaking, key-shaped country on the underside of western Africa, the 6-foot, 2-inch (not 6-foot-4, as some profiles have it) actor first glimpsed his destiny in the Gary Cooper and John Wayne westerns that filled the small rural cinema of his youth.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 1997 | Bruce Newman, Bruce Newman is an occasional contributor to Calendar
It is late afternoon and the sun has begun to plummet from the sky, draining all but a faint glow--and the little warmth that remained--from the day. A small gale is blowing in off the waters of the Mystic Seaport, luffing the sails of a two-masted clipper ship that has been tied up at the end of the dock. Up and down the quay, oil torches are lit and in the raw March twilight a group of black men begins to help put shackles on each other's arms and legs.
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January 5, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
Helen Mirren ("The Queen"), Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls"), Djimon Hounsou ("Blood Diamond"), Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland") and Will Smith ("The Pursuit of Happyness") are among the honorees at this year's Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which opens Jan. 25 with George Hickenlooper's Edie Sedgwick-Andy Warhol saga "Factory Girl."
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November 22, 2006 | Elizabeth Snead
WHAT'S AHEAD DEC. 4: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett and Tobey Maguire are expected at the premiere of Steven Soderbergh's "The Good German" at the Egyptian Theatre at 7 p.m. Also: If music is your thing, head to Vegas for the Billboard Music Awards. DEC. 6: Don't expect any sparkly bling on the carpet at the premiere of "Blood Diamond" at Grauman's Chinese at 7 p.m.
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