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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 663 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 >

- 1071 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 >

- 1199 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 >

- 1230 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 >

- 1339 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 >

- 1358 days ago
That Kid in 'Glee' Is Richard Simmons?

That Kid in 'Glee' Is Richard Simmons?

Here's Josh Sussman, who plays Jacon Ben Israel on "Glee," at an event in L.A. on Sunday (left) -- and weight loss guru Richard Simmons back in January (right).We're just sayin'. READ MORE >

- 1598 days ago
Richard Simmons -- Like Never Before ...

Richard Simmons -- Like Never Before ...

... in a jacket, tie and, most importantly, PANTS!What is this world coming to? READ MORE >

- 1643 days ago
Bulletin: Richard Simmons Wears Pants!

Bulletin: Richard Simmons Wears Pants!

With his signature bedazzled tank top and short-shorts nowhere in sight, an almost unrecognizable Richard Simmons went to a doctor's office in Santa Monica on Wednesday wearing a men's t-shirt and… READ MORE >

- 1805 days ago

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