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LL Cool J
Name : LL Cool J
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Date of Birth : 1968-01-14
Place of Birth :
Country Of Nationality : United States
TNN Categories : Celebrity,Musician
Brief Bio : James Todd Smith III (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J, is an American hip hop rapper and actor. LL Cool J stands for "Ladies Love Cool James." He is known for romantic ballads such as... - More...
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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: “Rap-Up: The Ultimate Guide to Hip-Hop and R&B”
Vibe - New York, NY, USA - In the past twenty-years there have been many historians who’ve captured the birth and re-birth of hip hop and R&B, but authors Cameron Lazerine and Devin Lazerine has taken his time to create the ultimate guide to the tumultuous art form in his newest book, “Rap-Up: The Ultimate Guide to Hip-Hop and R&B.”

Published by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, “Rap-Up” features a foreword by T.I., and is set to hit bookshelves today. Check out an exclusive excerpt from the book only on VIBE.com:

CHAPTER 1
Back In The Day
80's Solo-Rap
In a decade so closely associated with bad sitcoms, cocaine, terrible fashion, and
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Celebrities : LL Cool J
Categories : Musician News, Celebrity News
Posted 2/29/2008 09:02:38 AM | Permalink
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CPX Interactive Leaps, Launches New Voting PSA
Adrants - Groton, MA, USA - If you're in New York tonight and looking for something to do, you could head over to the Merc Bar in SoHo for CPX Interactive's Leap and Launch party (RSVP). At the event, footage from a recently shot Hip-Hop Get Out The Vote PSA featuring Snoop Dog, George Lucas, Ciara, LL Cool J, Jim Jones, Andre Harrell and other celebrities. The PSA, developed by CPX Interactive's new Caliber 1 Media entertainment division in partnership with Russell Simmon's Hip-Hop Action Network, will urge young people to register to vote at voteforit08.org (not live yet).
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Celebrities : Ciara, George Lucas, Jim Jones, Andre Harrell, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Russell Simmons
Categories : Musician News, Celebrity Public Relations, Celebrity Causes
Posted 2/29/2008 12:02:45 AM | Permalink
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NutriSystem and Celebrities Team Up to Benefit the American Heart Association
PR Newswire (press release) - New York, NY, USA - After shedding the pounds with NutriSystem, some big names are shedding their shirts and other exclusive items to raise money for the American Heart Association. In connection with Heart Disease Awareness Month and in celebration of the recent launch of NutriSystem Advanced, a new heart healthy program, NutriSystem, Inc. today announced that it is auctioning off an exclusive collection of authentic
entertainment and sports memorabilia to benefit the American Heart Association.

Beginning today, fans will have the opportunity to bid on iconic,nostalgic items that celebrities have donated to NutriSystem in order to raise awareness for heart disease and to connect with their
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Celebrities : Shannon Sharpe, Ne-Yo, Jim McMahon, Paula Abdul, LL Cool J
Categories : Celebrity Causes, Celebrity Health News, Celebrity News
Posted 2/29/2008 12:02:43 AM | Permalink
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LL COOL J, LOUIS GOSSETT JR. AND YOLANDA ADAMS HEADLINE THIRD
The Free Lance-Star - Fredericksburg, VA, USA - The third annual Virginia Black Expo in Hampton will be "doin' it well" Saturday with rapper LL Cool J.

LL, gospel singer Yolanda Adams and actor Louis Gossett Jr. will be this year's featured guests giving speeches and performing at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

The expo's theme this year is "Cultural Commerce and International Business," featuring more than 200 black-owned businesses.

The goal of the expo is to give business owners the tools and opportunities to develop working relationships and market their products.

Thomas-McCants Media Inc. runs the Black Expo, which is the largest of its kind, said company president Gerry McCants. The
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Celebrities : Louis Gossett Jr., Yolanda Adams, LL Cool J
Categories : Musician News, TV Actors, Celebrity Causes, Celebrity News
Posted 8/23/2007 12:08:05 AM | Permalink
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CBS eyes 'Man' for midseason
Hollywood Reporter - United States - CBS is close to picking up the LL Cool J-starring drama "The Man" for midseason with a six-episode order, sources said.

"Man," from "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" creator Anthony Zuiker, was shot as a pilot presentation this past development season. It didn't make the cut in May but remained in contention for midseason.

"CSI: NY" showrunners Pam Veasey and Peter Lenkov are in talks to come aboard the show to run it.

The CBS Paramount Network TV-produced "Man," which stars LL Cool J as an undercover Los Angeles cop who takes care of an orphaned boy, would be reworked. Only LL Cool J
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Celebrities : Eddie Money, Stack Bundles, Tim McGraw, LL Cool J
Categories : Musician News, TV Actors, Celebrity News
Posted 8/17/2007 12:08:35 AM | Permalink
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LL Cool J could be The Man for CBS
Actress Archives - New York City, NY, USA - LL Cool J was rumored to be a part of the fall schedule months ago, but was left off the list when the networks came around with their final choices for new shows. Not so fast. Several sources this week report that LL Cool J might still be The Man after all and his new show with that title could find a spot on CBS for a midseason pickup, something that's expected to be announced by the network any minute now. Variety reports that a six-episode production deal is in the works and that LL Cool J will headline The
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Celebrities : LL Cool J
Categories : Musician News, TV Actors, Celebrity News
Posted 8/17/2007 12:08:12 AM | Permalink
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LL COOL J Will Play Reggae Sumfest
RAPWEEKLY.COM - Scottsdale, AZ, USA - Rap superstar LL COOL J has decided he will perform at a Jamaican reggae festival this summer - four days after event organisers announced he was cancelling his appearance.

Organisers of the 15th Annual Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay released a statement on Friday (08Jun07) stating that the Hush star - real name James Todd Smith - had pulled out of his scheduled performance, due to take place in July (07).

The rapper's management confirmed their client had cancelled the date, along with the rest of his summer tour, due to an unspecified family problem.

But LL Cool J has made
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Celebrities : LL Cool J
Categories : Musician News, TV Actors, Celebrity News
Posted 6/13/2007 12:06:06 AM | Permalink
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Daily Beast

LL Cool J on Hip-Hop's #MeToo Dilemma: 'Are We Going to Erase All the Music?'
Daily Beast
LL Cool J's become one of the most versatile entertainers in pop culture. The legendary rapper branched into acting decades ago and, with Lip Sync Battle, more recently added producer and TV host to his already-lengthy resume. The NCIS: Los Angeles ...

Los Angeles Times

LL Cool J brings his chill to MSNBC's 'Story of Cool'
Los Angeles Times
LL Cool J: I walked away from the "case studies," for lack of a better word, feeling like it's still a moving target. I think that it really is up to the individual, it's up to you, it's up to your colleagues, it's up to your family, it's up to my ...

Los Angeles Times

BET Experience gets in gear with LL Cool J, Ella Mai, Chris Brown
Los Angeles Times
That meant the muscular talent of beat-boxing progenitor Doug E. Fresh and the elastic crooning of soul savant Ne-Yo didn't get the attention either deserved as the two wound up providing warm-up for Ludacris, Nas and LL Cool J, who moved the crowd ...

ETCanada.com

LL Cool J Discusses Changes In Hip-Hop Music Amid #MeToo Movement: 'People Deserve To Be Respected'
ETCanada.com
LL Cool J discussed the changes artists should make to their music amid the ongoing #MeToo and #YouOKSis movements as he chatted with the Daily Beast in a new interview. When asked exactly how much is going to have to be altered, the 50-year-old ...

LL Cool J's wife Simone says the secret to their long marriage is 'definitely putting God first'
ChristianToday
There's a reason why LL Cool J is called LL Cool J. It stands for 'Ladies Love Cool James' and that's because the ladies really did love him. It doesn't sound like the name of a family man but his wife Simone says that's exactly what he is. She talks ...

Atlanta Black Star

Mary J. Blige Teams Up with LL. Cool J's Wife to Launch New 'Sister' Jewelry Line
Atlanta Black Star
R&B singer Mary J. Blige is taking on another business venture and collaborating with her longtime friend Simone I. Smith on “Sister Love” jewelry collection. Blige and Smith, the wife of rapper LL Cool J., announced the line during the 2018 Essence ...

Essence

Mary J. Blige and Simone I. Smith Launch Jewelry Line 'Sister Love' Exclusively at Essence Festival
Essence
Mary J. Blige and Simone I. Smith (aka LL Cool J's wife) have been supporting each other personally and professionally for years. That's what you call real sister-friends! And this Friday, they're teaming up to start a business together. The two New ...

Realscreen

LL Cool J to exec produce MSNBC's “Story of Cool”
Realscreen
Hip-hop icon and actor/producer LL Cool J is set to executive produce a new docuseries for MSNBC on what Americans have considered “cool” across the decades. Produced by LL Cool J, Part2 Pictures and Getty Images, Story of Cool (3 x 60 minutes) takes ...

EBONY.com

Mary J. Blige Teams Up with LL Cool J's Wife for Jewelry Collaboration
EBONY.com
R&B queen Mary J. Blige has teamed up with jewelry designer Simone I. Smith for Sister Love, a futuristic jewelry collaboration, that launched on Monday (July 9). Smith is the wife of LL Cool J and started her eponymous jewelry collection in 2011 after ...

Eurweb.com

Mary J. Blige and LL Cool J's Wife Simone Smith Launch 'Sister Love' Jewelry Collaboration (Watch)
Eurweb.com
*Mary J. Blige is getting into the jewelry business with an assist from Simone I. Smith, the wife of LL Cool J. The pair debuted their Sister Love collection at Essence Festival over the weekend (July 6). The Queen of hip-hop soul announced the ...
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