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Russell Simmons Enters Mogul Wormhole

Def Jam: Icon party. Ultra, 37 W. 26th St., nr. Broadway, 8 p.m. Funkmaster Flex, Russell Simmons, Paul Wall, Method Man, and Redman are scheduled to be among those celebrating the third iteration of the be-a-hip-hop-mogul video game. Which is interesting because Simmons is a hip-hop mogul who’s making money off this video game. So one presumes that a good move in the game is making your own video game, and on and on into infinity.

The Namesake premiere. Chelsea West Cinemas, 333 W. 23rd St., nr. Eighth Ave., 6:30 p.m. Star Jacinda Barrett and director Mira Nair are expected along with Jhumpa Lahiri, Steve Buscemi, Sofia Coppola, Jim Jarmusch, Donna Karan, and others. There will also be a number of Bollywood stars (making English-language turns in the film), but sadly not as many elaborate dance numbers.

Or check out our Agenda listings for tonight, selected by New York’s culture editors.

Russell Simmons Enters Mogul Wormhole