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LL Cool J

James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J (an abbreviation for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor from Bay Shore, New York. 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", "I'm Bad", "The Boomin' System", and "Mama Said Knock You Out". He has released thirteen studio albums and two greatest hits compilations, including 2008's Exit 13, the last for his record deal with Def Jam Recordings, and currently has a new studio album in the works. He has also appeared in numerous films, and currently stars as NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna on the CBS crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles. Radio was released to critical acclaim, both for production innovation and LL's powerful rap. "I Can't Live Without My Radio" and "Rock the Bells" were singles that helped the album go platinum with 1,500,000 sales. LL Cool J's second album was 1987's Bigger and Deffer. The album featured the singles I'm Bad, I Need Love, Bristol Hotel and Go Cut Creator Go. LL Cool J's third album was 1989's Walking with a Panther. The

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Not So Cool: LL Quarantined in KC

Not So Cool: LL Quarantined in KC

LL Cool J was on the sickest flight on Monday night -- meaning someone got so sick on the plane that all the passengers had to be quarantined when it landed.That was only part of LL's airplane… READ MORE >

LL Cool J -- They're Jingling Baby

LL Cool J -- They're Jingling Baby

Even cock diesel rappers are not immune to nip slips.LL Cool J accidentally revealed one of his sweaty pumped man-breasts while performing in NYC on Thursday.We're told Justin Timberlake had… READ MORE >

- 2031 days ago
33 Different Ladies Love Cool James

33 Different Ladies Love Cool James

It didn't matter that LL Cool J stripped himself of all street cred at Tao in Vegas last night when he launched his Sears clothing line -- the ladies couldn't keep their hands off the guy! Dude… READ MORE >

- 2073 days ago
LL Cool Gay?

LL Cool Gay?

Pap: "If you get hit on by a gay guy, does that change your nickname?"LL Cool J: "No, just expands your options. Decisions, decisions ..."Apparently LL sometimes stands for "Lads Love" Cool J too,… READ MORE >

- 2115 days ago
LL Cool J: Ladies Love ... Samples?

LL Cool J: Ladies Love ... Samples?

LL Cool J calls himself the GOAT (greatest rapper of all time), but that didn't deter a papper from asking for free album samples yesterday at Mr. Chow.insertBCSinglePlayer(1662474886);Only LL… READ MORE >

- 2352 days ago
No, That Is Not Demi Moore

No, That Is Not
Demi Moore

TMZ caught Courteney Cox Arquette hitting up Villa in West Hollywood on Saturday night, and the paps mistook her for another beautiful brunette! Also out in LaLa-land, Mario Lopez chilling outside… READ MORE >

- 2482 days ago
Lady Lovin' Never Ceases for LL

Lady Lovin' Never Ceases for LL

The ladies still love LL Cool J ... and so do a few fellas!insertBCSinglePlayer(1171894351);TMZ was inside the one-year anniversary party for club Tenjune last night, where a blinged-out and… READ MORE >

- 2661 days ago
It's the People's Choice to Be Wild

It's the People's Choice
To Be Wild

Johnny Depp and his swashbuckling cast swam away with top honors at the 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards, but some of the most memorable moments were caught on the red carpet.While one "Hero"… READ MORE >

- 2900 days ago

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