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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 Comes Out of the Bushes

Richard Simmons Comes Out of the Bushes

Ya never know when and where America's favorite frizzy weaved, bejeweled tank top and short-shorts wearing weight loss guru Richard Simmons is gonna pop up next.The 61-year-old was Sweatin' to the… READ MORE >

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 >

- 1851 days ago
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 >

- 1858 days ago
I Am... Sasha Simmons

I Am...
Sasha Simmons

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 >

- 1966 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 >

- 2054 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 >

- 2175 days ago
Simmons Shocks Congress With No Shorts

Simmons Shocks Congress With No Shorts

Richard Simmons went to speak in front Congress today, but forget the words coming out of his mouth, Mista is actually wearing a suit! You bettah work!insertBCSinglePlayer(1688297360);Simmons… READ MORE >

- 2181 days ago
Somers to Damon: I'll Master Your Thighs Any Day

Somers to Damon:
I'll Master Your Thighs Any Day

Second only to Richard Simmons, who better than Suzanne Somers to make a growing Matt Damon f***able again? //  READ MORE >

- 2199 days ago
Richard Simmons: Sweatin' on a Lawsuit

Richard Simmons: Sweatin' on a Lawsuit

A couple is suing fitness freak Richard Simmons -- and it's not because he wears those terrible shorty shorts.Susan and Daniel Dunlap are suing Fisher Price, Mattel, and the Bedazzled One for… READ MORE >

- 2231 days ago
Richard Simmons -- Clean Up on Aisle 6

Richard Simmons -- Clean Up on Aisle 6

If your weekend shopping list looked like this: Mother's Day card, laundry detergent and a photo with Richard Simmons -- then a Chicago Walgreens had you… READ MORE >

- 2254 days ago

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