|05-14-2005, 12:22 PM||#1|
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Join Date: May 2003
Location: The Ville
Run DMC's Reverend Run has a MTV show.
Run DMC's Reverend Run, one of the most influential hip-hop artists of all time, has landed an MTV "Osbournes"-style reality "sitcom" about his family, "Run's House," slated to debut this fall. "My whole family is a bunch of hams," says Run, now an ordained reverend whose real name is Joey Simmons. He's the brother of hip-hop mogul (and the show's executive producer) Russell Simmons, who will also appear occasionally on "Run's House." On the show, Reverend Run and his wife, Justine, will balance recording his first solo album, "Run Love" — which was written and recorded in 10 days — with raising his five kids (ages 8-21) in tony Saddle River, N.J. Among the stories the show will follow are his oldest daughter, Vanessa — a Ford model and former Miss Teen New York — and his son Daniel, 9, (affectionately known as Diggy), an all-star junior league basketball player and aspiring rapper. "He gets driven to school in a Phantom Rolls Royce and wears a mink!" Russell Simmons says of Diggy.