Russell Simmons and Goldie Hawn talk education
August 16th, 2011
03:22 PM ET

Russell Simmons and Goldie Hawn talk education

Hollywood icon Goldie Hawn has lately been a lady about town.

The actress recently met up with her pal Russell Simmons (who knew?) who tweeted a pic while they were hanging out yesterday. “Goldie Hawn is in my office on a mission ‘Mind up’ selling Neuro science of learning ‘mindful intelligence,’" the star shared.

What does that mean? It turns out MindUP is an educational program through the actress' Hawn Foundation.

The initiative incorporates positive psychology to “provide children with emotional and cognitive tools to help them manage emotions and behaviors, reduce stress, sharpen concentration, and increase empathy and optimism.” So now you know what Goldie Hawn and Russell Simmons discuss when they hang out.

Simmons, 53, and Hawn, 65, both participated in the Newark Peace Education Summit, a three-day event that took place in New Jersey this past May. His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV also attended the summit, which highlights “peacemaking as a way for individuals, communities and nations to resolve conflicts and problems.”

Hawn seems to be making the rounds with hip-hop heavyweights - she lunched with 50 Cent just last week. Fiddy tweeted their encounter: “I had lunch with Goldie Hawn she is complete sweetheart.”

"Goldie was having lunch with a friend who asked him to join them," Hawn's rep, Brad Cafarelli, told E! News. "They talked about philanthropy in education and how to give back to help kids in schools succeed and she thought he was a wonderful person."

"Lunch was especially sweet today cause I met @50cent," Hawn tweeted. "His smile lit up the room."

Looks like the actress is seriously spreading the word about her education foundation.


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  3. arch

    All of a sudden she is into education! Maybe it is, "into", her business! Did either one of them graduate from high school! She is into eastern meditation, (lkor is that medication!!), that is why the lama was there. It is amazing what money does to change people's minds about attending certain meetings/fundraisers. I feel for her kids. Being raised by a person who even before becoming a so-called practicing buddhist, was a flipped out chick, and now she is teaching her kids to be Jewish buddhists! I just don't see her partner practicing buddhism! Maybe while she is humming, (not with him), he is putting down a couple beers or more. One thing money can do is get you on boards and get you a lot of friends that if you didn't have the money they wouldn't give you the time of day. I'm sure Simmons is into this! The only thing he gets into is the ex piece of lard he was married to and stuff that makes him more money. Good pairing.

    August 16, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • MSBJC

      arch, don't know why you are hating on Goldie, but FYI, her kids are grown, 34 and 32 years old! And yes, they both graduated from high school.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. 23 years old

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QQtq7lQKqI&w=640&h=390]

    August 16, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Chucklehead

    Goldie Hawn, rollin' with the homies...........who knew?

    August 16, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Observer

    The only thing that Russel Simmons should know about education is how to get some. That man is a blithering idiot in any interview I have seen him in.

    First!

    August 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • SpeakUp

      I think you're doing a little thing called "Hating" that Im sure he's used to ;)

      August 16, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |

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