RUSSELL SIMMONS IS IMPRESSED WITH ASHLEY DUPRE’S TALENT
Tommy Hilfiger might ban Eliot Spitzer call girl Ashley Dupre from his parties, but Russell Simmons has taken her under his wing and he’s “mentoring” her career. (Friends suspect there’s more than “mentoring” going on, but that’s a matter of opinion.) For whatever reason, Simmons, after meeting Ashley in a yoga class, has decided to help her develop a singing career. So he says. Not only that, but he’s trying to sell an Ashley Dupre reality show to either E! or MTV where he has connections.