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Richard Simmons

Milton Teagle Simmons (born July 12, 1948), known professionally as Richard Simmons, is an American former actor and now fitness personality, who promotes weight-loss programs, prominently through his Sweatin' to the Oldies line of aerobics videos and is known for his eccentric, outgoing and frequently flamboyant personality. Currently, he also provides the voice of Coach Salmons on the Disney Channel animated series Fish Hooks. Simmons began his weight-loss career by opening a gym called Slimmons in Beverly Hills, California, catering to the overweight, and he became widely known through exposure on television and through the popularity of his consumer products. He is often parodied and is a frequent guest of late night television talk shows, such as the Late Show with David Letterman. Simmons continues to promote health and has broadened his activities to include political activism, notably in support of a bill mandating non-competitive physical education in public schools as a part of the "No Child Left Behind" Act. Simmons was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Simmons was born to show business parents and raised Catholic in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. He enjoyed

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Richard Simmons -- Friends Call BS on 'Spin' That He's OK

Richard Simmons
Friends Call BS On 'Spin' That He's OK

Richard Simmons' close friends are now mad, in addition to being extremely concerned for his welfare ... because they believe his spokesperson is shoveling crap with the story that Richard's… READ MORE >

Richard Simmons -- Beloved Dog's Death Triggered Emotional Crisis

Richard Simmons
Beloved Dog's Death Triggered Emotional Crisis

The death of Richard Simmons' dog played an important part in the depression that has turned him into a shut-in ... a dog he considered his child.TMZ broke the story ... Richard hasn't been… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Richard Simmons -- DISAPPEARED From Sight ... Injury and Depression

Richard Simmons
DISAPPEARED From Sight Injury and Depression

2:40 P.M. PST -- Richard just posted a message on his Facebook page:Something is seriously wrong with Richard Simmons ... he disappeared for almost the entire year ... and we're told there's a… READ MORE >

- 16 days ago
Richard Simmons -- But, Pirate?

Richard Simmons
But, Pirate?

Looking like an androgynous Captain Morgan with blonde hair, a lipsticked Richard Simmons stepped out in L.A. Tuesday, inexplicably wearing this borderline insane red costume.Kinda reminds us of… READ MORE >

- 472 days ago
Richard Simmons Run Over By Wheel of Misfortune

Richard Simmons
RUN OVER By Wheel of Misfortune

Richard Simmons got flat-footed by a driver who, well, let's just say propagated an age-old stereotype.Richard was outside his Hollywood Hills home Thursday -- chatting with passengers from a tour… READ MORE >

- 701 days ago
Chaz Bono & Richard Simmons -- Who'd You Rather?

Chaz Bono vs. Richard Simmons
WHO'D YOU RATHER?!

Former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Chaz Bono and "Sweating to the Oldies" guru Richard Simmons made nice outside the "Wendy Williams Show" in NYC on Tuesday.Question is ... More Who'd You… READ MORE >

- 1109 days ago
Richard Simmons -- Down and Dirty PLANKING

Richard Simmons -- Down and Dirty PLANKING

Fitness guru Richard Simmons clearly doesn't waste his life on the Internet -- because this weekend, the 62-year-old planked for the FIRST TIME EVER in his entire life ... on a filthy L.A.… READ MORE >

- 1237 days ago
Someone Still Finds Richard Simmons Funny

Someone Still Finds Richard Simmons Funny

You didn't think Richard Simmons would just quietly walk through a TSA checkpoint at LAX, did you?  READ MORE >

- 1267 days ago
Richard Simmons Goes Gaga

Richard Simmons Goes Gaga

Looking like a bizarro extra from "Black Swan," eccentric weight loss guru Richard Simmons traded his trademark short-shorts for checkered tights and some frilly Lady Gaga-inspired outfit and… READ MORE >

- 1377 days ago
Jack LaLanne Honored By Three Fitness ICONS

Jack LaLanne Honored By Three Fitness ICONS

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Richard Simmons each brought their legendary physiques to Jack LaLanne's memorial service in L.A. yesterday to honor the late, great "Godfather of… READ MORE >

- 1396 days ago

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