James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J (short for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor. He is known for pioneering hip-hop tracks such as "I Can't Live Without My Radio", "I'm Bad", "The Boomin' System", "Rock The...Wikipedia
Born: 14th January, 1968, Queens, NY
Height: 6' 1½" (187 cm)
Claim to Fame: Ladies Love Cool James
10 is the ninth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, released on October 15, 2002 by Def Jam Recordings. It peaked at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200. LL Cool J and 10 hit a milestone in Def Jam history, being the first artist ever on Def Jam to have ten albums (out of his thirteen-album deal) under the same record label. It reached #26 on the United Kingdom charts, making it LL Cool J's highest charting album there to date.
"Hip-hop can be limiting and I refuse to accept limits. I`ve been training as an actor for six years. Nobody goes to acting school for six years. I mean, the college course is only four years! I absolutely trained. My acting coach is from the Stanislavsky school. It`s real - I act."
"Am I James Todd Smith now or LL Cool J? Pick a name baby. Pick a name and ride with it. I don`t wanna abandon my identity as LL Cool J, but at the same time, I had to figure out how to let people know that I`m really serious about making these movies. You know when you do 25 or 30 movies and people are still asking you `how does it feel making the transition?` you know you`re not communicating correctly. So I just put the James Todd Smith thing there to let people know I was serious. It`s not like I made it Lawrence Cool J or something!."
DeNiro vs Stallone, De Niro -vs- Stallone
A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.
"The Basketball Diaries" director Scott Kalvert has been found dead at age 49, TheWrap has confirmed.
Kalvert was found at his home and pronounced dead on the scene in Woodland Hills on Wednesday at 1:55 p.m. His death is currently being investigated as a suspected suicide.
Kalvert was a well-respected music video director, who worked with artists such as Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch ("Good Vibrations"), DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith ("Parents Just Don't Understand"), LL Cool J ("I'm That Type of Guy"), Salt 'N Pepa... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 9 months ago
Eddie Van Halen Hints at LL Cool J Collaboration
by Dave Lifton
March 14, 2013 3:48 PM
It seems as though Eddie Van Halen is about to appear on old-school hip-hop icon LL Cool J‘s new album. Today (March 14), the guitar legend teased his fans with a picture of the duo in the studio.
“Authentic 4.30.13,” read Van Halen’s tweet that accompanied the picture. A quick check at Amazon reveals that LL Cool J is releasing an album called ‘Authentic’ on April 30. No other information has been given, so this is still mostly speculation.... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 1 year ago
Mama said knock you out!
LL Cool J – whose real name is James Todd Smith – took down an intruder who broke into his Los Angeles home early Wednesday morning, KABC reports.
While sleeping upstairs, the NCIS: Los Angeles star heard suspicious noises downstairs around 2 a.m. Upon going down to investigate, the 44-year-old rapper-actor discovered his home had been broken into by an intruder.
LL Cool J – who stars as Special Agent Sam Hanna on NCIS: Los Angeles – was able to apprehend the intruder and restrain him until authorities arrived on... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 2 years ago
We're two weeks away from music's biggest night, and Taylor Swift and LL Cool J were busy working on promos for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (January 22).
In a photo handout provided by CBS, the country darling and this year's GRAMMY Awards host were both dressed up in black ensembles as they stood alongside a giant replica of the show's gramophone trophy.
The promo shoot comes as the ceremony is set to take place on Sunday, Feb. 12 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m.... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 2 years ago
If you're an actor who lands a lead role on a TV series, you can count on a big payday. But it won't be as big as it used to be.
Network and studio executives tell TV Guide Magazine they've adopted a get-tough policy on salaries for stars of the new fall shows. While the salary for a lead has been $150,000 to $200,000 per episode in recent years, most deals for stars of new series were between $75,000 and $125,000.
"No one broke the bank on anything this year," says one former studio head.A case in point is a negotiation with a veteran film actor... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 4 years ago
The only job he had besides being an entertainer was that he was briefly a paper boy.
Appeared with Rollerball (2002) co-star Chris Klein on World Wrestling Federation programming in early 2002 to promote the film. They appeared with APA members Ron Simmons (aka Faarooq) and John Layfield (aka Bradshaw), both of whom appear in the film along with a number of other WWF Superstars.