Simone Amelia

Simone “Boss Lady” Amelia is an international media personality, currently Senior Showbiz Reporter for Daily Mail Australia and host of The Bridge podcast. She was previously Content Director for The Source Magazine and TheSource.com, On-Air Talent for DASH Radio, Celebrity News Correspondent for KIIS FM (Australia), Editor-At-Large of Riphort Magazine, Senior Contributor to BET.com, FluffMag.com, Content Manager for DrJays.com and more plus Lifestyle Ambassador for various brands, including Indique Hair.

Simone moved from Sydney, Australia to New York City in January 2007, where she instantly gained worldwide exposure from her exclusive video interviews for top online retailer DrJays.com (an astounding 10 million views and counting on YouTube). She quickly became a familiar face in both the music and fashion industries, with one of her many crowning moments being chosen as one of five women from around the world to design a signature sneaker for Reebok Classics’ “Classic Beat” campaign in October 2012.

A published journalist from the age of 17, Simone has interviewed stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Afeni Shakur, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Wiz Khalifa, 50 Cent and countless others throughout her rewarding career.

In late 2003, one year out of college, Simone became the Founder/Editor of Urban Hitz, Australia and New Zealand’s highest selling on-sale urban music and culture magazine—where she earned her “Boss Lady” moniker. She parlayed that success to get her role at DrJays.com and then moved into radio via hosting on Hip Hop Nation [SiriusXM] from 2011-2014.

In addition to her media ventures, Simone’s passion is working with young women. She is active within the “Women In Entertainment Empowerment Network” organization plus her mentoring duties with at-risk youth via the non-profit “Unlocking Futures” have awarded her “Mentor Of The Year” numerous years in a row.

Portfolio

Shanina Shaik stars in Harper's Bazaar Arabia's new issue
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Road to the Riches: A Chat With the Cast of Tonight's Vh1 Original Movie, 'The Breaks'
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[Interview] Angie Martinez Tells The Freedom Of Speaking Her Truth In 'My Voice'
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Movie Review: Syrian Refugees Show Resilience Amid Tragedy In 'After Spring'
"Better to be happy in a hut than crying in a castle" is the English translation of the Arabic proverb framed on a wall of Mohamed 's caravan in the bulging Zaatari Refugee Camp...
Jess Origliasso joins rally to support the Safe Schools program
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Adele scores Australia's top-selling album for 2016 with 25
And it's clear Adele is already revered in Australia, with the soulful star scoring the nation's highest-selling album of 2016. The 28-year-old's third set, 25, has the honor of...
Simone Amelia - Hip Hop's contradictions, Kanye West, difference between The Source & Complex by...
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Matthew Newton talks about his new film, From Nowhere
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Family Rules star Daniella Borg opens up about raising nine daughters
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Shanina Shaik Speaks On Battling Bullying and The Quest for Equality In The Modeling World
Growing up in Melbourne, Australia, Victoria's Secret model Shanina Shaik never saw a face like hers on the covers of teenage fashion magazines she'd buy every month. The Land...
Vanessa Williams 'Thinks It Up,' Talks Lion Babe Daughter
When Vanessa Williams performed the National Anthem at the opening night of the US Open this week, a lady working behind the scenes approached her with a touching story. Turns...
It's Time: Empty Your "Ex" Recycling Bin
Ladies, admit it. Too many guys take up space in your phone even though their expiration date was long ago. They each have distinct personalities but all share the same title:...
Why Doesn't Hip Hop Give Pitbull The Props He Deserves?
In 2016 Drake might be Hip Hop's favorite global artist, but the argument can be made Pitbull clearly had the title years before. While "Mr. Worldwide" has strayed much further...
Meet Saudi Arabia's Female Fitness Pioneer
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Producer LT Hutton Speaks on Making The Upcoming Tupac Biopic
"I would lay down in front of a Mack truck before I let Hollywood defame or desecrate 'Pac's legacy. There is no monetary supplement you can give me to not do this story...
Don't Matter If You're Black Or White Or...? | DrJays.com Live | Fashion. Music. Lifestyle
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Thank You Bree Newsome, My New She-Ro
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A League Of Her Own: Sue Tsai
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What We're Missing From The Rachel Dolezal Saga
My mother hates movies. Who the hell, I hear you ask, hates movies? Helen Kapsalides, that's who. When I was a kid I'd sit for hours on end and watch movies as diverse as Escape...
Loaded Lux: Stakes Is High
When JAY Z took to his Twitter account after an extended absence back in September 2012, his first dispatch gave a nod to battle rap's premier act, Loaded Lux. "ya'll gonna get...
Melody Ehsani Talks Inspiration, Challenges & Her "Divine Blueprint"
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NYFW Brand Spotlight: Public School
There are numerous people working in fashion today who are beyond proud of Public School 's success, myself included. I first met the brand's Co-Founder (alongside Maxwell...
The Wonderful World Of Dillon Boy
Dillon Boy was born to be an artist. Growing up in Phoenix in a "rough community," James Dillon Wright was told from a young age that his creative gift would take him places. As...
Remembering Racism As A Child
Ah, Gosford. You were a distant memory tucked away in the back of my mind until Elite Daily brought you back to life this week. What appears to be just a brief blog post...
Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves
Alice took to Instagram prior to the show's debut to shed more light on its concept. "Our aim is to show the whole world how Lebanese women are smart, stylish and beautiful. We...
Inside Ice-T's "The Art Of Rap"
Born from a desire to meticulously document the craft of emceeing while its legends are still living, Ice T's Something From Nothing: The Art Of Rap (in theaters June 15) is a...
Amber Rose Unveils Cover For Debut Book
The term "bad bitch" has always been a controversial one, but Amber Rose has never been one to shy away from controversy. Famous for her high-profile relationships and bombshell...
Marlon Wayans Looks To Reignite TV Comedy With "Funniest Wins"
Marlon Wayans sits in front of a New York media audience who've just previewed the first episode of his new TBS series, Funniest Wins . The 41-year-old is more restrained in...
Why "Sydney Vs Everybody" Strikes A Big Nerve
Back in November, I scripted a small note packing a big punch to my personal Facebook account. Snoop Dogg had just posted an image to Instagram about an upcoming Los Angeles...
Why I'm Learning More About "Boko Haram"
My social media timeline is filled with intelligent, like-minded people (*mental note: as painful as it might be, I must start following those with differing viewpoints) and...

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