Hanson is an American pop rock band from Tulsa, United States, formed by brothers Isaac and Zac. Supporting members include Dimitrius Collins, Andrew Perusi who have toured and performed live with the band since 2007, they are best known for the 1997 hit song "MMMBop" from their debut album released through Mercury, Middle of Nowhere, which earned three Grammy nominations. Despite the enormous commercial success of Middle of Nowhere, the band suffered from the merger that eliminated their label, Mercury Records; the group was moved to Island Def Jam Music Group, which they left after a conflict with the label. Hanson has sold over 16 million records worldwide and have had 8 top 40 albums and 5 top 40 singles in the US, as well as 8 top 40 singles in the UK; the band now records under 3CG Records. In the early to mid-1990s, Isaac and Zac sang a cappella and recorded such classic songs as "Rockin' Robin", "Splish Splash" and "Johnny B. Goode", as well as their own material, their first performance as a professional group took place in 1992 at the Mayfest Arts Festival in Tulsa.
They were known as the Hanson Brothers, before shortening the name to Hanson in 1993. Hanson appeared on Carman's Yo! Kidz: The Vidz, which cast Taylor as a young Biblical David facing Goliath, Isaac as an event announcer, Zac and other members of the family in the stands cheering on this "sporting event". All three boys started their musical careers as pianists, but Isaac started playing guitar and Zac started playing drums, while Taylor continued as the keyboard player; the band recorded two independent albums in their hometown of Boomerang and MMMBop. The latter featured the original version of the song "MMMBop", which would become the runaway single on their debut commercial record Middle of Nowhere; the band played in Austin during the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, which led to them being signed by manager Christopher Sabec. He shopped them to several record companies, most of which dismissed the band as either a novelty or fraud before Steve Greenberg, an A&R representative for Mercury Records, heard them play a set at the Wisconsin State Fair.
After this performance, they were signed immediately by Mercury. They soon became a worldwide sensation with the release of their first major-label album, Middle of Nowhere, produced by Stephen Lironi and the Dust Brothers. Middle of Nowhere was released in the US on May 1997, selling 10 million copies worldwide. May 6 was declared'Hanson Day' in Tulsa by Oklahoma's then-governor Frank Keating. Although'Hanson Day' was intended to be a one-time occurrence, many Hanson fans all over the world still recognize May 6 as Hanson Day every year. Hanson's popularity exploded during the summer of 1997, Mercury Records released Hanson's first documentary Tulsa and the Middle of Nowhere and their Christmas album Snowed In in the wake of their success. Hanson launched MOE, a fan club magazine that ran for 12 issues. After numerous unauthorized biographies of each of the brothers were published, Hanson turned to their close friend, Jarrod Gollihare of Admiral Twin, to write their authorized biography. Hanson: The Official Book reached number 9 on the New York Times Best Sellers List on February 1, 1998.
The band was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 1998: Record of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. During the summer of 1998, Hanson began a successful concert tour, the Albertane Tour, they performed a string of shows throughout stadiums and arenas in the US, targeting young audiences with a playful and energetic style. A live album, titled Live From Albertane, was released the following fall, as well as their second documentary The Road to Albertane. In response to the demand for their earlier work, Hanson re-released MMMBop as 3 Car Garage, minus four tracks, in May 1998. Three tracks from Boomerang and two of the remaining tracks from MMMBop were released on the first MOE CD sent to fan club members. During the Albertane Tour, Hanson wrote and demoed what would become the songs for their second major studio album, This Time Around. During this time period, Mercury Records, the band's label, had been merged with Island Def Jam. Following the changeover in May 2000, Hanson released their second album, This Time Around, but due to lack of promotional funding, sales were low and the label pulled funding for their tour.
The band toured through the fall of 2000 on their own funds. After a three-year struggle, the brothers left Island Def Jam Records to seek more creative freedom. Label executives had refused over 80 songs from the band, believing new material lacked marketability; the documentary film Strong Enough to Break follows these events. Hanson now records for 3CG Records; the label has distribution deals through Alternative Distribution Alliance in the United States, Cooking Vinyl in Europe, Sony Music in Asia and with various other distributors throughout the world. During the dispute with their former label, Hanson signed with the management company, 10th Street Entertainment, which manages artists such as Meat Loaf and Blondie; the band's Underneath Acoustic tour occurred during the Summer and Fall of 2003. Music included acoustic versions of songs from Underneath; the tour end
Hidden Hills, California
Hidden Hills is a city and gated community in Los Angeles County, California. It is located in the west San Fernando Valley, it is notable for being home to many celebrities. Hidden Hills is in the southern Simi Hills Transverse range near the Santa Monica Mountains, is located at 34°10′3″N 118°39′39″W; the community was designed and developed in the 1950s by A. E. Hanson, a renowned Southern California landscape architect and planned community developer, his earlier projects included Rolling Hills and Palos Verdes Estates, the 1920s Beverly Hills Harold Lloyd Estate'Greenacres.' It is a gated residential community with a total all land area of 1.7 square miles. An elementary school is publicly accessible at one of the three gates to the community; the city has a summer camp for children and children's theatre programs, annual parades, parties, welcome wagon, snow days, weekly community-wide barbecues all summer long. Hidden Hills is bordered on the north by the nature reserve and greenbelt of the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, a park with miles of equestrian and mountain biking trails.
Nearby to the south is the pioneer Leonis Adobe National Historic Landmark, with gardens and a historical Museum. It's across the historic El Camino Real of the Spanish Las Californias and Mexican Alta California eras, now U. S. Route 101; the city was the setting of a short-lived NBC sitcom called Hidden Hills, which aired in 2002–2003. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,875 people, 568 households, 506 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,135.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 592 housing units at an average density of 358.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 88.70% White, 0.44% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 2.71% Asian, 1.55% from other races, 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race 6.24% of the population. There were 568 households out of which 50.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.7% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 10.9% were non-families.
7.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.30 and the average family size was 3.39. In the city the population was spread out with 33.0% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 31.9% from 45 to 64, 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males. Females had a median income of $95,667; the per capita income for the city was $194,096. No families and none of the population were below the poverty line; the 2010 United States Census reported that Hidden Hills had a population of 1,856. The population density was 1,099.1 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Hidden Hills was 1,713 White, 37 African American, 3 Native American, 42 Asian, 1 Pacific Islander, 30 from other races, 30 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 123 persons.
The Census reported that 1,856 people lived in households, 0 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 0 were institutionalized. There were 593 households, out of which 269 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 453 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 40 had a female householder with no husband present, 24 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 9 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 6 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 61 households were made up of individuals and 39 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.13. There were 517 families; the population was spread out with 531 people under the age of 18, 125 people aged 18 to 24, 245 people aged 25 to 44, 660 people aged 45 to 64, 295 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45.8 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males. There were 626 housing units at an average density of 370.7 per square mile, of which 552 were owner-occupied, 41 were occupied by renters.
The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.4%. 1,743 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 113 people lived in rental housing units. According to the United States Census Bureau, Hidden Hills has a median household income of $203,199. No families and none of the population were below the poverty line; the Los Angeles Times found the median annual household income in Hidden Hills to be $203,199. Hidden Hills has been identified as being among the most affluent municipalities in the United States. In the California State Legislature, Hidden Hills is located within the 27th Senate District, represented by Democrat Henry Stern, in the 45th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Jesse Gabriel. In the United States House of Representatives, Hidden Hills is located within California's 30th congressional district, represented by Democrat Brad Sherman. Hidden Hills has traditionally been won by Republican candidates for public office. However, the 2016 United States Presidential election represented a substantial swing toward the Democratic Party in Hidden Hills, with Hillary Clinton carrying the town.
In the 2004 United States Pre
Enzo Ferrari (automobile)
The Enzo Ferrari is a 12 cylinder mid-engine sports car named after the company's founder, Enzo Ferrari. It was developed in 2002 using Formula One technology, such as a carbon-fibre body, F1-style electrohydraulic shift transmission, carbon fibre-reinforced silicon carbide ceramic composite disc brakes. Used are technologies not allowed in F1 such as active aerodynamics and traction control; the Enzo Ferrari generates substantial amounts of downforce, achieved by the front underbody flaps, the small adjustable rear spoiler and the rear diffuser working in conjunction, 3,363 N is generated at 200 km/h 7,602 N is attained at 299 km/h before decreasing to 5,738 N at top speed. The Enzo's F140 B V12 engine was the first of a new generation for Ferrari, it is based on the design of the V8 engine found in the Maserati Quattroporte, using the same basic design and 104 mm bore spacing. This design replaced the former architectures seen in V12 and V8 engines used in most other contemporary Ferrari models.
The 2005 F430 is the second Ferrari automobile to get a version of this new powerplant. The Enzo was designed by Ken Okuyama, the Pininfarina head of design, announced at the 2002 Paris Motor Show with a claimed limited production run of 399 units and a price of US$659,330; the company sent invitations to existing customers those who had bought the F40 and F50. All 399 cars were sold in this way. Production began in 2003. In 2004, the 400th production car was built and donated to the Vatican for charity, sold at a Sotheby's auction for US$1.1 million. Three development mules were built: M1, M2, M3; each mule utilised the body work of a 348, a model, succeeded by two generations of mid-engined V8 sports cars—the F355 and the 360 Modena—by the time the mules were built. The third mule was offered for auction alongside the 400th Enzo in June 2005, selling for €195,500; the engine the Enzo is longitudinally-mounted and the car has a rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout with a 43.9/56.1 front/rear weight distribution.
The powerplant is Ferrari's F140B aspirated 65° V12 engine with DOHC 4 valves per cylinder, variable valve timing and Bosch Motronic ME7 fuel injection with a displacement of 5,998.80 cc generating a power output of 660 PS at 7,800 rpm and 657 N⋅m of torque at 5,500 rpm. The redline limit is 8,200 rpm; the Enzo has a semi-automatic transmission using paddles to control an automated shifting and clutch mechanism, with LED lights on the steering wheel telling the driver when to change gears. The gearbox has a shift time of just 150 milliseconds; the transmission was a first generation "clutchless" design from the late 1990s, there have been complaints about its abrupt shifting. The Enzo has four-wheel independent suspension with push-rod actuated shock absorbers which can be adjusted from the cabin, complemented with anti-roll bars at the front and rear; the Enzo has 15-inch Brembo disc brakes. The wheels are fitted with Bridgestone Potenza Scuderia RE050A tires; the Enzo can reach 161 km/h in 6.6 seconds.
The ¼ mile time is about 11 seconds, on skidpad it has reached 1.05 g and the top speed has been recorded to be as high as 355 km/h. It is rated at 7 miles per US gallon in the city, 12 miles per US gallon on the highway and 8 miles per US gallon combined. Despite the Enzo's performance and price, the 430 Scuderia is capable of lapping the Ferrari test track just 0.1 seconds slower than the Enzo. The Porsche Carrera GT was 1.12 seconds faster in direct comparison on the only 0.98 miles long Autodromo del Levante near Bari. Evo magazine ran a 7:25.21 lap time. The Enzo in the test had a broken electronic damper, they tested it at Bedford Autodrome West circuit where it recorded a 1:21.3 laptime, 1.1 seconds slower than the Porsche Carrera GT, but faster than the Litchfield Type-25. In 2004, American magazine Sports Car International named the Enzo Ferrari number three on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 2000s. American magazine Motor Trend Classic named the Enzo as number four in their list of the ten "Greatest Ferraris of all time".
However, the Enzo Ferrari was described as one of the "Fifty Ugliest Cars of the Past 50 Years", as Bloomberg Businessweek cited its superfluous curves and angles as too flashy the V-shaped hood, scooped-out doors, bulbous windshield. Before being unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, the show car was flown from Italy to the U. S. to be filmed in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. It was driven on a beach by actress Demi Moore. After filming was complete, the Enzo was flown to France to be at the Motor Show; the Enzo Ferrari is briefly featured in the 2007 American film Redline. The Enzo Ferrari is featured in the cover art for the WWE wrestling stable Evolution. Ferrari decided to use some of the technology developed for the Enzo in a small-scale program to get more feedback from certain customers for use in future car design as well as their racing program; the core of this program is the Ferrari FXX. It was loosely based on the Enzo's design with a tuned 6.3-litre version of the Enzo's engine generating a power output of 800 PS.
The gearbox is specially developed
Are You the One?
Are You the One?, sometimes abbreviated as AYTO?, is an American reality television series on MTV, in which young singles try to find love. A group of men and women are secretly paired into male-female couples by producers, via a matchmaking algorithm. While living together, the contestants try to identify all of these "perfect matches." If they succeed, the entire group shares a prize of up to $1 million. Over the course of each season, the contestants have the opportunity to pair up in different combinations to compete against each other to win dates, as well as the opportunity to learn in the "truth booth" if a given couple is a correct match. At the end of each episode, the contestants pair up in a "matching ceremony" and learn how many perfect matches they have, but not which matches are correct. From season 3 onward, the prize was reduced any time that the house failed to identify any matches other than those confirmed via the truth booth. On March 22, 2017, spin-off Are You The One: Second Chances premiered.
10 perfect matches from previous seasons returned to compete in tasks designed to test the strength of their bonds. Each week, teams could add to their potential winnings, but individual contestants had the opportunity to take their team's winnings from their partner and remove their team from the game. Filmed in Hawaii Season one premiered on January 21, 2014. Notes Name Confirmed Perfect Match Name Unconfirmed Perfect Match In Week 5, Ryan Awarded the house 2 Truth Booths, which gave the house their first perfect match in Dillan and Coleysia. Chris T. and Paige were a confirmed match in episode 6, but due to his relationship with Shanley, the episode ended with a "to be continued..." instead of a Match-up Ceremony. Week 9: Wes and Kayla didn't win the challenge, but Ryan Devlin mixed things up saying that the members not going on the dates would be the ones up for the truth booth. Week 10: Dre was the ultimate winner of the massage challenge, therefore he was given the power to either send himself with a woman of his choosing or he could choose 2 others from the previous ceremony to send to the truth booth.
He chose John and Jacy who were not a match. Baby Special and Reunion aired on September 29, 2014. During this reunion, the gender of Ethan and Amber's baby was revealed to be a girl. Both parents-to-be got emotional. There were conflicts between Scali and Jacy and Chris T, Ryan and Adam; the end of the episode resulted in most conflicts being resolved. Jacy stated that she would be moving to New York and they would take their relationship from there. Brittany told the camera. Shanley McIntee appeared on the U. S. version of the MTV dating show Ex on the Beach. Filmed in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Season two premiered on October 6, 2014, it was set in Puerto Rico. This time, one guy has two matches, but only ten boys. Christina is revealed as the first girl of the threeway couple, it is a race between Christina and another girl to find her perfect match and be confirmed as such in the Truth-Booth. The first couple of the threeway-couple to do so will end up in the honeymoon-suite; the other girl will have to leave empty-handed.
Notes Name Confirmed Perfect Match Name Unconfirmed Perfect Match N/A This girl was not chosen in the match-up ceremony Once the truth booth confirms a perfect match, that couple will go to the honeymoon suite and will automatically be paired up for the remainder of the match ceremonies. Nathan "Nate" Siebenmark & Ellie Puckett returned for the Are You The One?: Second Chances and finished in 9th place. Challenge in bold indicates. Filmed in Kona, Hawaii. Season three premiered on September 21, 2015. Notes Name Confirmed Perfect Match Name Unconfirmed Perfect Match Once the truth booth confirms a perfect match, that couple will go to the honeymoon suite and will automatically be paired up for the remainder of the match ceremonies. Due to the blackout in Episode 2, the whole cast lost $250,000, lowering the total money at the end to $750,000, instead of $1,000,000. In Episode 9, Mike was removed from the competition due to an altercation that turned violent with Amanda. Kiki was automatically paired with Mike.
In the end it turned out that Kiki were perfect matches. Mike Crescenzo was a cast member of the 32nd season of Real World, Real World Seattle: Bad Blood. Devin Walker-Molaghan & Rashida Beach returned for the Are You The One?: Second Chances and finished in 1st place earning themselves $170,000. Challenge in bold indicates. Note: Despite winning Final Reckoning, Hunter did not get any money due to his partner, keeping the money to herself. Filmed in Maui, Hawaii. Season four premiered on June 13, 2016. Notes Name Confirmed Perfect Match Name Unconfirmed Perfect Match Once the truth booth confirms a perfect match, that couple will go to the honeymoon suite and will automatically be paired up for the remainder of the match ceremonies. Due to the blackout in Episode 8, the whole cast lost $250,000, lowering the total money at the end to $750,000, instead of $1,000,000. Asaf Goren & Kaylen Zahara, Cameron Kolbo & Mikala Thomas, Giovanni Rivera & Francesca Duncan and Morgan St. Pierre & Tori Deal returned for the Are You The One?: Second Chances.
Rivera and Duncan finished in 8th place. Goren and Zahara finished in 6th place. Kolbo & Thomas finished in 4th place. St. Pierre and Deal finished in 2nd place earning themselves $25,000. Cameron Kolbo appeared on the U. S. version of the MTV dating show Ex on
Kimberly Noel Kardashian West is an American media personality, businesswoman and model. Kardashian first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton, but received wider notice after a 2003 sex tape with her former boyfriend Ray J was leaked in 2007; that year and her family began to appear in the E! Reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, its success soon led to the creation of spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami. In recent years, Kardashian has grown an online and social media presence, including tens of millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram, she has released a variety of products tied to her name, including the 2014 mobile game Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a variety of clothing and products, the 2015 photo book Selfish and her eponymous personal app. Her relationship with rapper Kanye West has received significant media coverage. Time magazine included Kardashian on their list of 2015's 100 most influential people, while Vogue described her in 2016 as a "pop culture phenomenon."
Critics and admirers have described her as exemplifying the notion of being famous for being famous. She was reported to be the highest-paid reality television personality of 2015, with her total earnings exceeding US$53 million. Kardashian was born on October 21, 1980, in Los Angeles, the daughter of Robert and Kris, she has an older sister, Kourtney, a younger sister, Khloé, a younger brother, Rob. Their mother is of Dutch, English and Scottish ancestry, while their father was a third-generation Armenian-American. After their parents divorced in 1991, her mother married again that year, to Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Summer Olympics decathlon winner. Through their marriage, Kardashian gained step-brothers Burton "Burt", Brody, she attended a Roman Catholic all-girls school in Los Angeles. In 1994, her father represented football player O. J. Simpson during his murder trial. Simpson is Kardashian's godfather. Kardashian's father died in 2003 of cancer. In her 20s, Kardashian was the close friend and stylist of socialite Paris Hilton, through whom she first garnered media attention.
In 2006, Kardashian entered the business world with her two sisters and opened the boutique shop D-A-S-H in Calabasas, California. In February 2007, a sex tape made by Kardashian and Ray J in 2003 was leaked. Kardashian filed a lawsuit against Vivid Entertainment, she dropped the suit and settled for a reported US$5 million. In October 2007 Kardashian, in addition to her mother Kris Jenner, her step-parent Caitlyn Jenner, her siblings Kourtney, Khloé, Rob Kardashian, half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, began to appear in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians; the series proved successful for E!, has led to the creations of spin-offs including Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. In one of the episodes, Kim discussed an offer from Playboy to appear nude in the magazine; that December, Kardashian posed in a nude pictorial for Playboy. In 2008, she made her feature film debut in the disaster film spoof Disaster Movie, in which she appeared as a character named Lisa.
That same year, she was a participant on season seven of Dancing with the Stars, where she was partnered with Mark Ballas. Kardashian was the third contestant to be eliminated. In January 2009, Kardashian made a cameo appearance during an episode of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, in the episode "Benefits". In April, she released a workout DVD series through her television production company Kimsaprincess Productions, LLC which has seen the release of three successful workout videos, Fit in Your Jeans by Friday, with trainers Jennifer Galardi and Patrick Goudeau. Kardashian played Elle in four episodes of the television series Beyond the Break. Kardashian became a guest host of WrestleMania XXIV and guest judge on America's Next Top Model in August of that year. In September, Fusion Beauty and Seven Bar Foundation launched "Kiss Away Poverty", with Kardashian as the face of the campaign. For every LipFusion lipgloss sold, US$1 went to the Foundation to fund women entrepreneurs in the US; the following month, she released her first fragrance self-titled "Kim Kardashian".
In December 2009, Kardashian made a guest star appearance on CBS's CSI: NY with Vanessa Minnillo. In 2010, Kardashian ventured into several new endorsement deals, including endorsing various food products for Carl's Jr. In January 2010, she starred as Summa Eve in the film Deep in the Valley. In April, Kardashian sparked controversy over the way she held a kitten for a photograph, holding it by the scruff of its neck. With sisters Kourtney and Khloé, Kardashian is involved in the retail and fashion industries, they have launched several clothing fragrances. Animal rights organization PETA criticized Kardashian for wearing fur coats, named her as one of the five worst people or organizations of 2010 when it came to animal welfare. June saw Kardashian guest star with Khloé and Kourtney as themselves on the season three premiere episode of the series 90210. On July 1, 2010, the New York City branch of Madame Tussauds revealed a wax figure of Kardashian. In November, Kardashian served as producer for The Spin Crowd, a reality television show about Command PR, a New York City public relations firm, run by Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck.
The show followed them. That month, she appeared on season ten of The Apprentice. Kim and Khloé wr
Kimora Lee Simmons
Kimora Lee Leissner, known professionally as Kimora Lee Simmons, is an American fashion model and fashion designer who took over Baby Phat after Russell Simmons and was CEO/creative director through 2010. She had her own reality television shows Kimora: Life in Kimora: House of Fab. Kimora Lee Perkins was born in Missouri, her mother, Joanne "Kyoko" Perkins, was born in Korea to a Japanese mother and adopted by a U. S. serviceman during the Korean War and raised in the U. S, she worked as an administrator for Social Security. Kimora's father, Vernon Whitlock Jr. is African American. Her father worked as a Federal Marshal, an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigator, a bail bondsman and became a barber in St. Louis, he was sentenced to prison. It was substantiated in the U. S. District Court that government agents attempted to recruit Whitlock as an informant in exchange for probation, but he vehemently refused, he was refused probation and was taken off his $500,000 bond and was given the 24-year sentence.
Her parents split up and she was raised by her mother. Growing up in the northern St. Louis suburb of Florissant, Kimora was the target of schoolyard bullying and teasing, because of her height, as she was 5 feet 10 inches tall by the time she was 10 years old and mixed ancestry. To give her confidence because of her height, Simmons's mother enrolled her in a modeling class when she was eleven years old. Two years she was discovered by Marie-Christine Kollock at a Model Search in Kansas City and sent to Paris. Simmons is a graduate of Lutheran North High School in Missouri. Just after her fourteenth birthday, Perkins was awarded an exclusive modeling contract with Chanel and went to work under the tutelage of Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, she gained attention in the fashion world when she closed Lagerfeld's haute couture show in 1989. "Everything people thought was weird about me before", Perkins told People Weekly, "was now good". Perkins soon walked for designers including Fendi, Emanuel Ungaro and Yves Saint Laurent.
Perkins has been featured on the cover of the German, Indonesian and Malaysian editions of Harper's Bazaar. In 2004, Simmons' husband Russell Simmons sold his clothing line Phat Farm to Kellwood Company for $140 million; when Russell stepped down as CEO of Phat Fashions LLC in September 2007, Simmons—who was creative director of Baby Phat —was promoted by Kellwood to president and creative director of Phat Fashions. It was her goal to turn fashion label Baby Phat, launched in 1999, into an "aspirational lifestyle brand", her high-end sportswear line, KLS, launched in fall 2007. On September 1, 2010, Simmons parted ways with its management company, Kellwood; the details as to why Simmons was removed as creative director have not been clear. After the split, Simmons planned to Kouture by Kimora Brands, she had an exclusive brand coming to Macy's that would offer stylish clothes for under $40. On September 14, 2011, Simmons announced on her website that she was the new creative director and president of JustFab, a personalized shopping website.
She ended her employment with JustFab in May 2015. In June 2015, Simmons relaunched her KLS label as a high end line, opening its first boutique in Beverly Hills. In 2016, the line began being carried at Bloomingdale's in the Aventura Mall. Simmons has appeared in small roles in television and films including Beauty Shop, Brown Sugar, Waist Deep, she has appeared in music videos for Ginuwine and Rich Gang in the 2013 song "Tapout". In 2003, Simmons appeared as one of the judges on America's Next Top Model, Cycle 1, she was scheduled to return but chose not to. She has been a co-host of Sony Television's syndicated talk show Style. On August 5, 2007, season one of her reality TV show, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, premiered on Style Network; the show routine as a mother and then-CEO of Phat Fashions. Simmons wrote a self-help book, Fabulosity: What It Is and How to Get It, published by HarperEntertainment in February 2006; the book is set to function as a'lifestyle manual' on everything from spirituality and finances to fashion and beauty.
She has launched five perfumes for women: Goddess, Golden Goddess, Seductive Goddess, Baby Phat Fabulosity, Love me, the last fragrance she put out from her time with Baby Phat, Dare Me. Simmons sponsored the KLS Rushcard, which included her own line of purple Rushcards. Simmons, a philanthropist, feels a sense of responsibility to give back to communities because of everyone in her childhood that gave her a chance to prove herself. Charitable work is not something she does for fun, she states specifically: "Whose life have you changed? Who have you helped move forward and progress?" Simmons established the Kimora Lee Simmons Scholarship Fund at her high school alma mater in St. Louis to provide college tuition support for academically successful girls with financial needs and is an active member of youth advocacy organizations including Amfar, The G&P Foundation, Keep a Child Alive, Hetrick-Martin Institute and Rush Philanthropic where she is on the board of directors; the mayor of St. Louis presented Simmons the key to the city and named March 18, 2008 "Kimora Day" in St. L