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LL Cool J

LL Cool J
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Birth Name: 
James Todd Smith
Birth Date: 
January 14, 1968
Birth Place: 
Bay Shore, New York, U.S
Actor / Rapper
Relationship Status: 
Married to Simone

James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J, is an American rapper and actor. LL Cool J stands for "Ladies Love Cool James". He is known for romantic ballads such as "I Need Love", "Around the Way Girl" and "Hey Lover" as well as pioneering hip-hop such as "I Can't Live Without My Radio"

Dusting off his master of ceremonies skills, LL Cool J will host the 2016 Grammy Awards on February 15th, 2016 at 8:00pm on CBS.

Recording Academy President Neil Portnow told press, "We are delighted to welcome back the very talented LL Cool J as our host for the 58th Grammys. His unique expertise, both as a Grammy-winning recording artist and accomplished actor, allows him to connect with both his musical peers and the fans at home, and his dynamic personality and charismatic energy set the perfect tone for our show."

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Taking things to the next level, the forthcoming season of “Lip Sync Battle” promises to be nothing short of incredible.

The newly-released trailer features Channing Tatum getting all gussied up as Beyoncé, causing quite a reaction from LL Cool J - “This is crazy!”

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He always loved a good party, and LL Cool J came ready to have fun as she arrived at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards this evening (April 6).

Showing some swagger in blue suede, the “NCIS: Los Angeles” star couldn’t wait to mingle with fellow famous folks outside the MGM Grand Garden Arena before checking out all the action inside.

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His career is the definition of longevity and LL Cool J weighed in on some of the hot performers in the music scene today during his interview on “Arsenio” last night (February 24).

The “Mama Said Knock You Out” rapper discussed working with a few up-and-coming rappers and confessed he enjoys listening to folks like Kendrick Lamar.

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Their impact on American popular music is undeniable and The Beatles were honored with a star-studded tribute on Monday night (January 27).

“The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles” took over the Los Angeles Convention Center as Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr teamed up with a plethora of today’s top musicians.

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It's the biggest night in Hollywood where fans get the chance to rule the entire show, and plenty of your favorite celebs went home with brand new hardware at the 2014 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday (January 8).

Hosted by "Two Broke Girls" actresses Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, the annual gathering took place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles and boasted performances by Sara Bareilles, Brad Paisley and One Republic.

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It’s always exciting to see who makes the cut each year for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, and this time around the nominees span the sonic spectrum.

Included in the list of 16 hopefuls are acts like Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, Cat Stevens, Nirvana, Kiss, NWA, Linda Ronstadt, Hall and Oates, the Replacements, and Yes.

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He’s always had a way with words, and Brad Paisley has definitely struck a nerve with the lyrics to one of his brand new songs.

“Accidental Racist” from Paisley’s new album Wheelhouse features LL Cool J and deals with the ongoing conversation between black and white America.

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A collaboration between pals Brad Paisley and LL Cool J which was meant to tackle the topic of racism, is causing controversy of its own.

The song, “Accidental Racist,” was leaked on Monday (April 8), just a day ahead of the country crooner’s latest album’s release.

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On Friday, September 7th, some of Hollywood's biggest stars will be taking to the television airwaves asking for your support.

Famous faces such as Lea Michele, Emma Stone, LL Cool J, Seth Rogan, Matt Damon and Samuel L. Jackson, among others, will be participating in the fundraising event for Stand Up To Cancer.

The special is expected to raise money for cancer research, while providing entertainment for viewers, with guest appearances from Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Alicia Keys.

The Stand Up To Cancer special will be broadcast on many of the major networks - ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC - at 8:00 P.M. ET, live, from Los Angeles, CA.

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