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.

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Lifeandtimes

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...

Mail Online

Ace Hood SLAMS Australian retail chain Culture Kings

They heavily promoted a 'Meet and Greet' with Ace Hood at their Melbourne store. And Culture Kings came under fire from the rapper in a series of Instagram videos on Sunday, who...

The Source

[Interview] Angie Martinez Tells The Freedom Of Speaking Her Truth In 'My Voice'

For any self-professed fan of Hip Hop culture, Angie Martinez 's new memoir is essential reading. My Voice is the perfect title, as it's unmistakably written in Angies's warm...

Mail Online

Jess Origliasso joins rally to support the Safe Schools program

She's taking a strong stand on an issue that plays close to her heart. The Veronicas' Jess Origliasso is using her star power to develop awareness of Australia's Safe Schools...

The Source

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...

The Source

Road to the Riches: A Chat With the Cast of Tonight's Vh1 Original Movie, 'The Breaks'

The Breaks takes us back to Hip-Hop's most compelling years, where the inner city's wildest dreams became reality in exchange for the loss of the culture's innocence. "You love...

The Source

'Round The Way Girl -Veteran Actress Debi Mazar Is More Hip Hop Than You

Words by: Simone Amelia From The Source Magazine Issue #269 | 2016 Appearing in classic movies like Malcolm X, Goodfellas and Jungle Fever and hit TV shows like Entourage,...

Mail Online

Matthew Newton talks about his new film, From Nowhere

He's the only son of Australia's most iconic television personality, Bert Newton. And Matthew Newton appears to be putting his troubled past behind him, focusing on his new film...

Mail Online

Family Rules star Daniella Borg opens up about raising nine daughters

And while they might be missing the glamour and controversy of their American peers, their refreshing authenticity is reason enough to keep up with them. The Rule family are...

Mail Online

Shanina Shaik stars in Harper's Bazaar Arabia's new issue

She's featured on the cover of Harper's Bazaar Arabia's 10th anniversary issue. And in the magazine's cover story, Shanina Shaik has opened up about being born and raised in...

SoundCloud

Simone Amelia - Hip Hop's contradictions, Kanye West, difference between The Source & Complex by...

The Karen Hunter Show teaches the keys to entrepreneurial success in the industries of sports, politics, entertainment and so much more, directly from the celebrities and...

BET.com

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...

Lifeandtimes

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...

Mail Online

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...

The Source

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...

Fluff Magazine

Meet Saudi Arabia's Female Fitness Pioneer

® industry studio. In addition to overseeing the studio Fatima also runs award-winning clothing line, Fatima Batook is the leading authority figure in Saudi Arabia's burgeoning...

Drjays

Don't Matter If You're Black Or White Or...? | DrJays.com Live | Fashion. Music. Lifestyle

Some years ago an ex-boyfriend of mine, a member of the Nation of Gods & Earths (a.k.a the Five Percent Nation) had the pivotal work The Book Of The Five Percenters by the...

BossLady.tv

Thank You Bree Newsome, My New She-Ro

Take a moment to let this image sink in. Just yesterday President Barack Obama gave one of the most impassioned speeches of his two-term reign. It was a rousing eulogy at the...

Fluff Magazine

A League Of Her Own: Sue Tsai

How do you know how much to charge for your pieces? Is there a general rule of thumb or do you set your own prices? "When I paint I'm not really thinking about how much I'm...

BossLady.tv

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...