NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift, Cher, Billie Eilish, LL Cool J and Dolly Parton are adding their voices to Cyndi Lauper's annual concert to combat youth homelessness, an issue the “True Colors”...
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics’ conference calls have become a star-studded affair, with Mark Wahlberg and LL Cool J talking to the team while it is waiting out the coronavirus...
NEW YORK (AP) — The debate over who reigns supreme as the greatest rapper of the moment is never-ending and never settled. From LL Cool J vs Kool Moe Dee, Tupac vs. Biggie, Jay-Z vs. Nas, it's a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two women said Thursday that singer R. Kelly picked them out of a crowd at a Baltimore after-party in the mid-1990s when they were underage and had sex with one of the teens...
‘Alicia has to be Alicia’: LL Cool J talks Grammys
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LL Cool J is host of a TV special that has long spotlighted adoption for kids in foster care.
CBS' "A Home for the Holidays" is marking its 20th year of sharing stories about children who found or need permanent homes.
Gwen Stefani, Train and Lukas Graham will perform on the program airing at 8 p.m. Eastern on December 21. A tree-lighting ceremony with a performance by Andy Grammer is part of the special, CBS said Monday.
ATLANTA (AP) — LL Cool J wants to make old-school hip-hop music relevant for listeners today with a new SiriusXM channel.
The two-time Grammy-winning rapper told The Associated Press that he will launch his classic hip-hop channel called "LL Cool J's Rock The Bells Radio" on Wednesday. He, along with DJ Z-Trip, will host an invitation-only roller skating event to help launch the channel during a live broadcast Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern in Los Angeles.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White and Arctic Monkeys will headline this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.
Travis Scott, The National, Vampire Weekend and Odesza also were among the performers announced Wednesday morning on Lollapalooza's website . More than 180 acts will play on eight stages Aug. 2-5 in Chicago's lakefront Grant Park.
WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — Former rapper Craig Mack, best known for the platinum 1994 hit "Flava in Ya Ear" has died in South Carolina.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey says the 47-year-old Mack died at his home in Walterboro around 9 p.m. Monday. Harvey said it appeared Mack died of natural causes.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is adding rapper LL Cool J to its 2018 lineup.
Organizers announced the addition to the bill on Tuesday. He will perform on Friday, May 4.
The event is scheduled April 27-29 and May 3-6 at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kimora Lee Simmons has broken her public silence on the mounting sexual misconduct allegations against her former husband, Russell Simmons, offering a ringing defense of his character.
Kimora Lee Simmons took to Instagram to say that she's known Russell Simmons for over 25 years and "These allegations against him are nothing like the person I have known in all that time."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Kennedy Center Honors show (all times local):
Kennedy Center honorees each received a lengthy and personally tailored onstage tribute Sunday night sprinkled with surprise guests.
Gloria Estefan was greeted with performances of her greatest hits and a solo performance by her daughter Emily.
For LL Cool J, they recreated a club onstage with performances by Busta Rhymes and members of The Roots as well as a testimonial by Queen Latifah.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — "Selma" director Ava DuVernay and rapper LL Cool J are among the recipients of Harvard University's 2017 W.E.B. Du Bois medals honoring those who have made significant contributions to African and African-American history and culture.
The school announced Monday that they will be honored at the fifth-annual Hutchins Center Honors on Oct. 4 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision not to participate in the Kennedy Center arts awards (all times local):
The Kennedy Center arts awards program will go on.
Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein and President Deborah Rutter say in a statement that they respect President Donald Trump's decision to cancel a traditional White House reception for the five honorees. The White House reception had been scheduled for Dec. 3.
WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's Kennedy Center honorees will include two singers, a television writer, a dancer - and for the first time, a hip-hop artist.
Hip-hop acts are getting real love from the Television Academy this year: Chance the Rapper, Common, Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J are among the musicians nominated for Emmys.
Chance the Rapper, who won three Grammy Awards this year, is nominated for outstanding original music and lyrics for "Last Christmas" from "Saturday Night Live." The rap parody about the last Christmas with Barack Obama as U.S. President plays off of Run-DMC's late '80s anthem, "Christmas in Hollis."
NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop acts are getting real love from the Television Academy this year: Chance the Rapper, Common, Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J are among the musicians nominated for Emmys.
ATLANTA (AP) — Former actress Maia Campbell has rejected an offer of help from her one-time sitcom co-star LL Cool J.
The actor and rapper asked his social media followers for help finding Campbell after a disturbing video surfaced that appears to show Campbell asking a man at an Atlanta gas station for drugs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z is set to headline another music festival.
The rapper is the top-billed act for this September's Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York. The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Gorillaz are also listed atop the lineup.
Future, Nas, Weezer and LL Cool J are among other notable acts for the three-day concert set to begin on Sept. 15 at Citi Field in Queens, home of the New York Mets.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73.
His wife, Jody Hannon, told The Associated Press that Stubblefield died of kidney failure at a Madison, Wisconsin, hospital around noon. He had been suffering from kidney disease for 10 years, and had been hospitalized for a few days, she said.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Mary J. Blige warned the audience at the Clive Davis Gala that she was not in a good place.
"I look happy, somewhat, but I'm going through some horrible stuff right now," said Blige, who was about to perform in tribute to Saturday night's honoree, BET Networks President Debra Lee.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — He may be the king of Carpool Karaoke, but James Corden says he won't be singing as host of Sunday's Grammy Awards.
"There are a lot of brilliant singers there," he says, "and no one needs to hear me disrupt such beautiful vocals."
Corden also says he isn't trying to be the next LL Cool J, Grammy host for the past five years.
"I'm more like, not Ladies Love Cool James," he says. "I'm like Ladies Put Up With That Guy James. It's not as catchy."
NEW YORK (AP) — Late-night host and "Carpool Karaoke" commuter James Corden will be behind the wheel at the Grammy Awards telecast next February.
It will be the first turn for Corden presiding over the Grammycast, which for the past five years has had LL Cool J as host. It airs live Feb. 12 from Los Angeles on CBS, the network and The Recording Academy announced Tuesday.