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October 4, 2015


LL Cool J Gives Powerful Acceptance Speech at '2011 Hip Hop Awards' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 12th 2011 4:00AM
'I Am Hip Hop' Icon Award Winner LL Cool J, '2011 BET Hip How Awards'LL Cool J took home the 'I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award' at the 2011 'BET Hip Hop Awards' (Tue., 8PM ET on BET), and he brought some rhymes with him to read in lieu of a traditional acceptance speech.

He proved himself an impressive wordsmith still, with a social conscience, touching several members of the audience with his politically charged words.

"Millionaires crying about raising taxes on the elite," he read. "They won't feed us as they'd rather defeat us like an aborted fetus, but the greatest feat is to get back up on your feet."

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Sam and G. Battle Bad Guys on 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 2nd 2010 1:25AM
NCIS: Los Angeles, LL Cool J, Chris O'DonnellThere was some serious fight choreography on 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (Tue., 9PM ET on CBS), when Sam and G. found themselves smack in the middle of a hairy situation.

While we always root for the good guys, it would probably be more true to life if one of them actually got knocked out now and then. They always seem to come out with nary a scratch.

Not that we're complaining. We don't want anything to happen to Chris O'Donnell or LL Cool J's pretty faces.

Watch the video after the jump.

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LL Cool J Keeps His Cool on 'Ellen' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 3rd 2010 1:07AM
Ellen DeGeneres, LL Cool JLL Cool J lived up to his name on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated) when he kept his cool after a little twist of words on Ellen's part. Look, the guy has some crazy-ass muscles, and you just know it takes a ton of work to keep 'em that way.

So when Ellen asked how he managed to stay fit while logging such long hours on the set of 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' he said, "It's tough. You have to do it after hours, you have to do it on the weekends, you gotta figure it out. How bad do you want it?"

At this point, the audience cheered and Ellen said, "That's not what he meant! Don't answer that!" Ok, so maybe he got a little embarrassed, but still managed to keep it on the down-low ... or whatever it is cool guys say.

Watch the video after the jump.

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The Twelve Days of Festivus: Seven shows a-thrivin'

by Kona Gallagher, posted Dec 17th 2009 11:03AM
john lithgowOn the seventh day of Festivus, TV gave to me... Seven shows a-thrivin'.

The 2009-2010 season is a great one to be on TV-- especially for returning dramas and new comedies. If we had 20 days of Christmas, I probably could have filled the list with shows that were either thriving right out of the gate or making a resurgence after being on the air for several years. As it is, we just have seven slots, so here are some noteworthy series that are thriving this year.

I've always liked Dexter, but it's never been appointment TV for me. I've generally been content to wait until the season came out on DVD and knock all of the episodes out in a weekend. However, after a creative dip in season 3, I've found myself positively glued to my television every Sunday night that season 4 has aired. John Lithgow absolutely made the season as the creepy Arthur Mitchell. Plus the finale? I know some of you saw the big twist coming at the end, but I certainly did not. Who doesn't like to end a season with their jaw on the floor?

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Grammy Nominations Concert: LL Cool J Covers Black Eyed Peas (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Dec 3rd 2009 3:00PM
LL Cool J hosts CBS' Grammy Nomination Concert LL Cool J hosted last night's 'Grammy Nominations Concert' on CBS. The program might also be known by its alternate title "Squeezing an hour of programming and using the Grammy's as an excuse."

The show heavily featured the Black Eyed Peas and LL felt inclined to pay homage to the group in the only way he can -- through his style of rap.

Watch the video from Daily Drama after the jump.

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Five reasons I'm not hooked on NCIS: LA

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 30th 2009 10:03AM
If I tell you right now, before November sweeps, that CBS will renew NCIS: Los Angeles for a second season, you won't be surprised. The pre-season projections for this show were that it was a guaranteed success. It wasn't only that it was a spinoff from CBS's top-rated drama series, NCIS. No, it was programming. CBS slotted NCIS: LA in the hour right after NCIS. It had a very strong spot, a monster lead in.

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Things I don't get about NCIS: Los Angeles

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Oct 12th 2009 2:05PM
NCIS Los AngelesI love military style series. I haven't missed one episode of JAG or its spin-off NCIS over the years -- I even watched reruns, including airings dubbed in French! -- and have watched all NCIS: Los Angeles since it began.

What I like most about NCIS: LA is that they do undercover missions, taking different personae and using gadgets, and that it stars one of my movie crushes when I was a teen, Chris O'Donnell, as well as the talented Linda Hunt.

Sadly, there are small things that I don't get about the series. These small issues are sort of bugging me and making me not enjoy the show as much as I would like as I keep asking myself these questions every episode.

Do you share the same issues? Do you have answers for me so I can enjoy the show as I want to? The list of things I don't get about NCIS: LA coming up!

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VIDEO: LL Cool J on 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' Chris O'Donnell and Crossovers

by Kelly Woo, posted Sep 28th 2009 4:30PM
LL Cool JLL Cool J's fan club just got a lot bigger -- by about 18 million people.

That's how many viewers tuned into last week's series premiere of 'NCIS: Los Angeles.' The spin-off of 'NCIS' looks on track to be one of fall's hit freshman shows. Of course, the spotlight of success brings pressure, too.

"It represents a big challenge, because the original was so loved," the rapper/actor said when he stopped by AOL recently. "[But] I'd rather have this problem than the problem of coming out with a show that no one ever heard of and none of this pressure."

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LL Cool J Raps About the 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Premiere

by Kelly Woo, posted Sep 22nd 2009 12:15PM
LL Cool J'No Crew Is Superior' to the one in tonight's premiere of 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' at least according to star LL Cool J.

The rapper/actor/entrepreneur recorded a special track just to promote his new series. "I met with NCIS agents, marines, went down to Camp Pendleton and had some great meetings with behavioral analysts and it just really inspired me," he told AOL TV in an upcoming exclusive video interview. "So I wrote a song, put it together, called my man Tricky [Stewart, a producer] up, did something just to promote the show ... help people get into the mindset of my character."

Check out the rap video, with clips from the show, after the jump ...

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CBS greenlights three new dramas for fall

by Allison Waldman, posted May 17th 2009 1:18PM
Alex MoonlightThis Wednesday, CBS will make its official announcement for the 2008-09 season, but word has already leaked out that there will be three new drama series in CBS's new schedule. The NCIS spinoff, which I would have nixed, is in there, as well as a Julianna Margulies show called The Good Wife, and an Alex O'Loughlin vehicle set in the medical field and dealing with organ donors called Three Rivers. The latter may not have the sex appeal of Moonlight, but how much you want to bet the O'Loughlin fans will be tuning in?

All three of these shows are one-hour dramas, so that means the rumors about Without A Trace, Cold Case and The Unit all being on the bubble were true. Cold Case had a strong finish with a two-parter that performed very well in the ratings, so it could be safe, but the other two are likely to be ending their runs.

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Why CBS shouldn't pick up the NCIS spinoff

by Allison Waldman, posted May 15th 2009 1:35PM
NCIS spinoff
Next Wednesday, CBS will be announcing its schedule for the new season, and while rumors have swirled that Cold Case or Without A Trace might be on the chopping block -- despite good ratings -- one sure thing seems to be the spinoff from NCIS.

Well, now that I've seen the two-part NCIS episode that served as a pilot for the show, I'm hoping that CBS gives this new series a thumbs-down. I don't expect that to happen, but if it were my decision, I wouldn't dump a solid series with a loyal viewership like Cold Case or Without A Trace, for the hope of LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell's overly fussy, overly procedural NCIS derivative step-child.

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May Sweeps Guest Stars

by Andrew Scott, posted Apr 23rd 2009 6:00AM
Jodie FosterMay sweeps has officially arrived. For TV fans that means a full month of explosive season finales, jaw-dropping cliffhangers and -- best of all -- a long list of famous guest stars from both the big and small screens.

Among the A-listers you'll see this season: a daytime TV queen (Elisabeth Hasselbeck), a 'Star Trek' icon (Leonard Nimoy) and a two-time Oscar winner (Jodie Foster) who will finally let Maggie Simpson do the talking.

Check out our guest stars gallery to see when all of Hollywood's finest will be sweeping their way onto your favorite TV shows.

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Will Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J star in an NCIS spinoff?

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 6th 2009 3:09PM
ncisThis is what I call thinking out of the box. Instead of simply replicating NCIS, the producers seem to be envisioning a completely different show. Reports claim that the CBS spinoff of NCIS may star Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J.

Could you find two more different actors to pair in a procedural? (Okay, Ice-T and Richard Belzer on Law & Order: SVU aren't a typical teaming either, but at that's supposedly a New York police squad.)

Anyway, it's still in the talking stages, but it's exciting nonetheless. O'Donnell, best known for playing Robin in two Batman movies, being Al Pacino's young charge in Scent of a Woman, and more recently hunked it up as Dr. Finn Dandridge on Grey's Anatomy, would be playing an investigator for the Navy who's a master of disguise. Apparently, he can fake out everyone around him.

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LL Cool J's The Man to hit CBS

by Varun Lella, posted Aug 17th 2007 11:01AM
LL Cool JAlmost a year ago we reported that James Todd Smith aka Ladies Love Cool James aka LL Cool J was making his return to television. The rapper-turned-actor's new drama, The Man, even seemed to be heading for the fall season lineup.

Then it disappeared from the radar into the deep, deep depths of the TV pilot abyss.

However, according to the Hollywood Reporter, CBS is close to inking a deal to add The Man to the midseason schedule.

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LL Cool J coming back to TV

by Brett Love, posted Sep 18th 2006 5:41PM
LL Cool JLL Cool J is set to star in a new show by CSI creator Anthony Zuiker. It seems that Zuiker is something of an LL fan, so when offered the chance to work with the rapper/actor, he jumped at it. The result is The Man. LL will play an undercover cop who deals with busting perps and running stings at night, and then works to raise his three adopted children by day. The formula is to have the crime stories as the weekly feature while the home life is serialized and takes place in longer arcs throughout the season.

I like to think of it as CSI: In the House, as this does vaguely resemble the plot for LL's previous TV role on that fairly successful sitcom. LL appeared in an episode of House last season, as well as the movies Last Holiday and SWAT. There is nothing official on when this all might come to fruition, but given that it is CBS golden boy Zuiker, things should move quickly.

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