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Will this be the year Janet Jackson finally gets her due as one of the most important icons in music? After four prior nominations, will LL Cool J be formally recognized as one of hip-hop’s pioneers? And nearly 40 years after their last platinum-selling release, Masterjam, will Rufus and Chaka Khan finally take their…

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As we await Serena Williams’ first appearance at the U.S. Open since giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia, don’t be surprised if we totally fangirl out. Every day, we seem to get a new slice of greatness from the G.O.A.T., and her latest commercial for Chase is, simply put, next level.

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I am so proud to bring you #SisterLove, a jewelry line that represents women working […]

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ATLANTA (AP) — LL Cool J wants to make old-school hip-hop music relevant for listeners […]

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In the poignant words of Questlove, “to be in hip-hop culture and live past the age of 50 is a fight to the finish.” News of Craig Mack’s death hit social media this morning. The 46-years-old rapper reportedly passed away from heart failure on Monday at a hospital near his Walterboro, SC home, according to the New York Daily […]

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Arts, Carmen de Lavallade, Kennedy Center Honors, Lionel Ritchie, LL Cool J, National Anthem, Rap -

Sometimes you need a bit of black tie glam to remember there’s beauty in the world, and that it’s worth celebrating. Thank goodness for the Kennedy Center Honors. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., held its 40th Honors ceremony on Dec. 3 to fete contributions to American culture. This […]

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After Big Mama and Big Daddy clear the table of fried turkey, mac ’n’ cheese, collards, potato salad and more — and after the last football game ends — it’s time to head to the movies with a slice of pie. But instead of vegging out to watch marathons of delicious reality shows (you know […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — British rockers Radiohead, singer Nina Simone and The Moody Blues are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...

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LL Cool J is often mentioned as one of hip-hop’s young pioneers who burst onto the scene years ago and remains a relevant staple in culture. His head-bumping beats, charismatic concrete rhymes, and swagger of a Kangol bucket hat and heavy gold chains introduced hip-hop in a way that can never be ignored, only used […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — This year’s Kennedy Center honorees will include two singers, a television writer, […]

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It looks like LL Cool J is giving up on his earlier quest to try to help Maia Campbell.

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It’s one thing to watch an awards show on TV. It’s different to be there in person. And it’s totally different to actually have to work it. You see everything. You hear everything. And, most importantly, you feel everything. For example, it was impossible not to shed tears when Jarrius Robertson was handed the Jimmy […]

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Entertainment, LL Cool J, Maia Campbell -

A video of Maia Campbell surfaced and went viral, showing the star asking for crack while wearing nothing but a bra and underwear at a gas station.

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It’s not every day that your Secret Santa is a big celebrity. The Greater Allen AME Cathedral Church in the Hollis neighborhood of Queens, New York, held its annual Christmas gift giveaway and participants may have gotten the best Christmas surprise ever: Rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur LL Cool J showed up with gift-wrapped presents […]

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Cam Newton, LL Cool J, Serena Williams, Tyler Perry, UFC -

In July it was announced that the big Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG purchased mixed martial arts company UFC in a $4 billion deal — the largest single financial transaction in sports history. On Friday, the agency disclosed the list of celebrities, which includes a few big-name minority owners. Sources told ESPN’s Dan Rovell that each […]

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Rihanna Rihanna does a lot of shows overseas – and thieves are taking note of […]

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Tevin Campbell After being ordered to attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings and an AIDS awareness class […]

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theGRIO REPORT - LL Cool J has transitioned smoothly from music to movies and the now the rap legend is embracing the tech sector...

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A Death in the Family, Death, Documentary, Entertainment, Film, Grammy Awards, Grammys, LL Cool J, Whitney Houston -

LOS ANGELES (AP) - When Grammy Awards producers learned of Whitney Houston's death less than 24 hours before the live telecast, they scrapped parts of the script...

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