Russell Simmons & GlobalGrind.com Host “Salute To Grammy Award Nominees” Night’s Hottest Party Shuts Down Beverly Hills

With a 2-mile check point that extended from Tower Road to Sunset, the sheer number of celebrities and guests that descended upon Russell Simmons’ and GlobalGrind.com’s “Salute To Grammy Award Nominees” party last night took the local police by surprise. The secret address to the event was somehow leaked 3-hours prior and caused a frenzy as a mass of cars, confused police, and tons of celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Mila Jovovich, Paris Hilton, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Lil Jon and others braved the rain but never gained access. Those lucky enough to be inside such as Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Slash formerly of Guns N Roses, Kim Kardashian + Reggie Bush and Taraji P. Henson partied with Simmons and executives from his buzzing online hip-hop destination, GlobalGrind.com.

Simmons presented T.I. with an award acknowledging his outstanding community service.

Music icons Quincy Jones and Whitney Houston held court upstairs as revelers partied to the music of DJ D-Nice into the wee hours of the morning.

The exclusive magazine sponsor for the event was US Weekly.

Net proceeds from the event go to the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network.

A complete list of those that showed:

Whitney Houston
Queen Latifah
Quincy Jones
Taraji P. Henson
Cyndi Lauper
Kim Kardashian
Reggie Bush
T.I.
Slash formerly of Guns N Roses
Raven Simone
Brian Bell of Weezer
Keyshia Cole
Suzanne de Passe
Debra Lee
Warren G
DJ Quik
Ray J
Letoya Luckett
Eva Marcell & Lance Gross
Bridget Marquardt
Chudney Ross
Shaun Robinson
Elise Neal
D. Woods
Dawn Richards
Lamar Odom
Tasha Smith
Rochelle Aytes
Tatyana Ali
Teyana Taylor
Kwame
Twista
Brian Bell from Weezer
Omar Epps & Keisha
Kevin Liles
Bai Ling
New York
Mashonda
La La Vasquez
Anthony Hamilton – Grammy winner
Claudia Jordan
Chris Lighty
Danja (Super producer – Madonna, Justin Timberlake)