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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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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 >

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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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Richard Simmons Comes Out of the Bushes

Richard Simmons Comes Out of the Bushes

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Richard Simmons -- GaGa Over Anderson Cooper!

Richard Simmons
GaGa Over Anderson Cooper!

Anderson Cooper was outed as a Lady GaGa fan last night -- and the eternally short-shorted Richard Simmons didn't miss a beat challenging him to a "Just Dance" dance-off.Cooper didn't take the… READ MORE >

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Richard Simmons: Loud and Proud

Richard Simmons: Loud and Proud

Trading his signature short-shorts for some spandex, Richard Simmons put a traffic cone where his mouth is at LAX on Thursday.The 60-year-old frizztastic fitness freak really knows how to stand… READ MORE >

- 2024 days ago
I Am... Sasha Simmons

I Am...
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Richard Simmons kindly terrorized everyone at LAX over the weekend, kissing every working stiff he could gets his lips on ... and then performing the shorty shorts remix of "Put A Ring On It" for… READ MORE >

- 2132 days ago
Richard Simmons -- Tiny Shorts, Huge Heart

Richard Simmons
Tiny Shorts, Huge Heart

Only Richard Simmons could get away with singing "Loosen up my buttons, baby" in Daisy Dukes too short for the Pussycat Dolls. The fitness guru raided Mrs. Claus' closet and handed out cash to the… READ MORE >

- 2219 days ago
George to Richard: Time to Go-Go

George to Richard:
Time to Go-Go

What's George Michael got against diminutive fitness guru Richard Simmons? // Yesterday, Georgie whammed Little Richard, his short shorts and his Congressional field trip in DC. But a diss from a… READ MORE >

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