The children of Kimora Lee and Russell Simmons will be well cared for financially under a custody agreement reached Friday.
The children of Kimora Lee and Russell Simmons will be well cared for financially under a custody agreement reached Friday. (Matt Sayles - AP)
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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Kimora Lee's Latest Deal

Fashion mogul Kimora Lee Simmons wants only the best for her two daughters with soon-to-be-ex-husband, Def Jam Recordings co-founder Russell Simmons-- and according to terms of a custody agreement reached yesterday, Ming Lee, 8, and Aoki Lee, 5, are certainly set for a while.

Papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday granted Kimora Lee, 33, sole custody of the girls, allowing their father one week of visitation out of every eight weeks and extra time for summer vacations and holidays, People magazine reports.

Furthermore, Russell Simmons, 50, must pay $20,000 per child per month in child support, which stops when each reaches the age of 19 1/2 -- or until the daughter is married, emancipated, becomes self-supporting, joins the armed forces or stops living with her mother. Once they can drive, he's required to buy or lease a car valued at $60,000 or more for each of the girls . . . once every 24 months.

Kimora Lee, CEO of the Baby Phat clothing line, cited irreconcilable differences when she filed for divorce from Russell in March after nearly 10 years of marriage. She recently said she is "kind of" engaged to her boyfriend, actor Djimon Hounsou.

Now She Tells Us

Almost a decade after the fact, Jennifer Lopez has been served with a subpoena to testify in a lawsuit over a New York City nightclub shooting involving her ex-boyfriend Sean "Diddy" Combs, the New York Post reports.

The subpoena came last week from lawyers for Natania Reuben, a woman who was shot in the face during a Dec. 27, 1999, incident at the now-closed Club New York. Reuben is mounting a $130 million lawsuit against Combs and Jamal "Shyne" Barrow, who both went on trial in 2001 on charges related to the shooting.

Lopez, now 38, was with Combs at the club on the night of the shooting but has never publicly recounted what she saw. She was not called to testify at the 2001 trial, where Combs was acquitted. Barrow was convicted of first-degree assault and other charges and sent to jail for 10 years.

Richardson the Winner

A handful of former Bill Richardson presidential campaign staffers joined attendees of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials' Edward R. Roybal gala Thursday night, where their former boss got the night's top honors.

Among the 1,000 or so guests at the Mellon Auditorium were Reps. Joe Baca and Lucille Roybal-Allard, daughter of the late California congressman. After accepting an award for his public service, Richardson (still sporting a well-groomed beard) said that four things stood in the way of his bid to be the Democratic presidential nominee: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, money and votes.

Making the Scene

For a hot and muggy end of the workweek, it was pretty lively around town. Spotted: Sen. Barack Obama (dark blue baseball cap, gray T-shirt, black pants) working out at the Washington Sports Club in Columbia Heights early yesterday morning; started with cardio, then moved toward the weights . . . At Nationals Stadium, a couple of rows behind the home-team dugout, Alberto Gonzales, the seldom-seen former attorney general, with Office of Management and Budget's Clay Johnson, a pal from their Texas days, when George Bush was governor . . . Washington Wizards point guard Gilbert Arenas sitting with his two kids at the opening of "The Lion King" at the Kennedy Center on Thursday night . . . Georgetown center Roy Hibbert getting a pedicure while waiting to hear his fate in the NBA draft at Totally Polished in Potomac on Thursday afternoon (he was snapped up by Toronto, likely to head to Indiana) . . . Former Pro Bowl NFL wide receiver and ESPN sports analyst Keyshawn Johnson, with several guests, lunching on tuna tartare and lobster mac-and-cheese at Zola on Thursday.

End Note

Engaged: Uma Thurman and Swiss multimillionaire boyfriend Arpad "Arki" Busson, People reports. The pair have spent much time on separate continents since becoming an item last summer. The wedding will be Thurman's third -- she was married to Gary Oldman until 1992 and has two children with more recent ex Ethan Hawke-- and the first for Busson, who has two sons with former girlfriend Elle Macpherson.

-- Marissa Newhall, from staff and wire reports

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