Ladies aren't the only ones who love him.
The Grammy Awards has announced that actor/rapper LL Cool J will host this year's 54th annual ceremony. The performer (whose rap initials stand for "Ladies Love Cool James") is a two-time Grammy winner and has hosted the Grammy Nominations Concert since it began in 2008.
LL (whose real name is James Smith) is promising viewers of this year's telecast a big night."I'm thrilled to be part of music's biggest night," he said in a statement. “I will always have fond memories of my first Grammy Awards, and to now be hosting the Grammy show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true. Great performances and great music — it's gonna be a great night!"
It's been a few years since the show has had an official host. Queen Latifah hosted the 47th Grammy Awards in 2005, and Jon Stewart hosted the 43rd and 44th telecasts. Other hosts have included Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres and Rosie O'Donnell.
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OOH no there may be a shooting if a black guy is hosting and what language will he speak ...
A full grown man behaving like a 2-yr. old always holding his pee-wee in public.
What a dimwit!
He seems to be a nice man, BUT, have you EVER seen a WHITE host at ANY black music awards show??????? NO, and you won't!!!! NONE of their awards shows have white winners, BUT, any other music awards shows MUST have categories for black people. Am I the only one that says this SCREAMS of discrimination against white people?????
Yes, you are.
I love LL!!! I wouldn't mind hosting him! :)
Really? They couldent find someone in the music industry to host? Someone with a lick of musical talent? They had to go with a spoken word guy? Sad state of the music industry. now ask yourself again why profits are sinking. You put this guys garbage out as music. pathetic
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The Grammys will air Live on CBS from Los Angeles, Ca. on Sunday February 12, 2012 from 8:00 PM until 11:00 EST.
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WHEN IS THIS AWARD TAKING PLACE?
A GOPer is more valuable than a teabag. They have more wives. At least that's what God told them.
Yea, the teapugs sure know how to improve America's image!
Yea! They should have chosen a teabag!
The Grammys have not had an offical host since 2005 and they don't need one. I am sure more people would prefer to listen to the nominated acts perform their music Live rather than listen to someone try and tell forgettable jokes. Every minute the "host" is in front of the camera is another minute without music. All the Grammys really need is an announcer to introduce the acts and a couple of people every now and then to hand out awards. Leave the hosting duties to the other awards shows that do not have the nominated musical acts the Grammys have.
I am not surprised that the Grammys are being hosted by the costar of a CBS TV show, NCIS: Los Angeles. This is nothing more than an obvious CBS commerical plug for the CBS show. If LL Cool J had said no to hosting the Grammys, CBS probably would have asked another star from another CBS show to host the CBS aired awards program. All the networks that air awards programs try and use them to plug the other shows on their network. Just because they all do it, is no excuse for CBS to turn the Grammys, (who have not had a host since 2005), into a infomerical for NCIS: Los Angeles.
If the Grammy’s ever wanted to repair their image and be seen as anything more than a popularity contest, they chose the wrong host.
LL lived near my school a few blocks from where I myself lived in Queens growing up. Used to hang around across the street shirtless pretending to fix his red sports car just to show off his washboard abs so the girls could ooh and ahh – and the girls sure did. I didn't care for him back then. His recent mature adult husky look turns my head much more now. I don't watch Grammys; but congratulations on all your success my former neighbor Smith.
Oh, thanks for sharing that story about his shirtlessness....had my mouth watering....yummy!
He's so HOT! I bet he licks his lips....ummmmmmm
who the hell is LL Cool J?
buy a television or start reading stuff listen to good music who r u.damn
boys are jealous of LL.....he is articulate, interesting, successful, gorgeous and living a full life. must suck to be you guys huh...what can I say all of us women here love him and we are all colors, all ages, and oh so out of your league. LL loves LL
He is a cute man for sure
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Fun host, but sadly won't help get this show off its long-worn crutches.
Rachel Ray loves LL Cool J he was on her show once promoting a new fitness book,she keep her evoo hands off of his chest.Got a hot man at home and still wants more,that lucky h*.
@Keith how do you figure that?
Jus' like he did your Grandma's a s s!
Is he going to lick his stupid lips every 5 seconds? God that's annoying.
why? he has beautiful lips...maybe it is a nervous habit, maybe he knows we ladies love LL lickin his lovely lips. Whatever ...gotta laugh at you guys gettin so upset, dont see me crying over Shakira shakin her hips....why should I be jealous....she rocks...get my point?
@Bigots you've got to admit he's got a pretty mouth.
Will wonders never cease a Grammy winner hosting the Grammys, those Emmy winners like Jon Stewart were so awesome,psych!LL is awesome.
Who dat you talkin to dat.
Like my great granny used to say,there's no one as crazy as white people.
And like my great granny used to say, we should have picked our own cotton.
LMAO....the racist are juts lame, they are so jealous that some black guy is making MILLIONS and is known WORLD WIDE while they have to live paycheck to paycheck.
I bet they would like to have the days back when EVERY SINGLE blacks lived in the ghetto and had no money due to segregation> LMAO....racist m0r0ns.
it so true! they miss the days when all blac ks lived in the ghetto they hate that now only 99% of blacks do
true that the world has changed and people should wake up and realise it .we all equal now get out of the past
To the racists: don't you just long for the old days when people like you carried some weight? Today you are reduced to making impotent comments on a blog, while watching yourself become extinct. Hurts, doesn't it?
Wow! And you're calling somebody ELSE racist?
LMAO!!! This is so true, BigWillie! These racists fools can't hide it anymore, can they!! hehehehehe!!
He can still give you a hit, just give him an hour, a pen and a pad. Don't put that mic on the shelf yet LL.
@nitrous,you mean BeeOunceSay's wealthy sperm donor right?
Are they going to give an special award to BeeOunceSay and her talentless sperm donor for bringing into the world the new female Christ child?
@Nitrous - Jealous, are you? Why so much hate for people you don't even know, and will never have the pleasure of meeting, I'm sure. Why? Because why would they want to spend time with something like you that they wipe from the bottom of their shoes! You slug!!!
Yet another reason not to watch this joke of an awards show.
Goin' back to Cali....
I love putting poop on my face
@Joe don't hate it's that easy to make millions let's all get auto tune.We'll have lear jets,cruise ships,islands and mines like all the other dumb rappers.
Well LL Cool J wow this is Big for you now who would have think it the little boy from queens,ny
Don't be bringing the great nubian princess into this, Queen Latifa kicks ass and is one of the best Hollywood personalities today...she has done it all and been successful at each step, Rapping, Hosting, acting in comedies, acting in dramas, she's a beautiful woman and a bright personality...oh sorry, you can't understand my articulation.....SUCK IT!
She looks like a shaved wookie. She is the great wookie queen.
Yawn. Another debacle of talentless R&B 'artists' congratulating themselves on their millions they've achieved thanks to autotune......and the token Whites will be represented by such equally useless wastes of space such as Lady GaGa.
If I didn't have a life , I really would tune in and make it a big night. I would load up on Doritos and fruit drinks and just watch away for hours. Unfortunately I don't contribute any of my time to millionaires who sing words and enjoy not living on my sofa. " then why did you click and post on the story then ?" " because I always enjoy reminding people who terrible their lives are."
L L COOL who? My GOd, what have these awards shows turned in to? The foreign and unknown hosts? Why? Cheaper than a nice recognizable person?
@Dumbcicle why are you bringing The Queen and Rosie into your childish rant?This is about LL's tick that's all that it is,might lip licking is a very s@xy for a man with looks but it's just nerves.So calm down losers.
GET THESE BALLS
I assume you meant "am I through?"
Yes, I think I am actually through being sick.... Oh G0d I was wrong, I am puking again. I just saw the bottom part of my previous post containing the name queen Latifah and I puked again.
The changing of the guards is way overdue.Bob you you child of G od.
I learned something today. I though he was dead. Good news. Good news indeed.
If he can't out do Rosie or queen Latifah as host, that will be a good indicator that he may actually be dead. Seriously, queen Latifah? Rosie O'Donnel? Oh G0d, I am going to be sick.
This boop still relavent anymore? Its over ll no one cares boyeeeee. Awwwight
Great.... LL Cool J to host the Grammys and Madonna at halftime during the Super Bowl. Maybe they can get Justin Bieber next year.
I hope they supply an interpretor too. Because there are some of us that want english instead of jibberish......
Yeah, I expect he's about as "smart" and "articulate" as those here who are supporting him!
"Rap music", "Rap song", and "Rap artist" are all oxymorons.
You're ignorant. Just don't watch. I bet you're wondering how you're going to pay your rent. He isn't.
Evelyn, you're a perfect example of what he's talking about!
some of you are so lame. He's not just a rapper, but he's also an actor...and by the way he speaks very clearly ...and how would you know unless you listen to his stuff...uh huh...busted....closet rap lovers.....
He must have infinitely more talent in acting then in music because he has NONE in music. Dosent sing or play an instrument so im wondering with the musical part came in.
btw, you cant spell crap without rap
He must have infinitely more talent in acting then in music because he has NONE in music. Dosent sing or play an instrument so im wondering where the musical part comes in.
@Richard Fore aka Dick four'why don't you learn to lick?You'd get some women maybe.
He's For D i c k... he ain't into women!
I am a 50+ yr. old WASP and I will watch the Grammy's for the first time in 10 years BECAUSE LLCoolJ will be hosting! A smart, articulate and oh-so-handsome talented guy! Can't wait!!
Tony – crawl back under the sludge from which you came.
watch this guy how he will be licking his lips 10 times in one minute while he's talking
You keep count of how many times he licks his lips? Perhaps you have a little crush on him.
Why are you guys all upset over one troll's comments? Tony is obviously an accident child with nothing better to do.
LOL @ "accident child".
LL has beautiful lips.
Justin....well said...jealousy runs rampant in this country....coming out from under their rocks....cannot stand looking at our intelligent beautiful President and First Lady....ooh such losers. Change is gonna come and all good and decent people will welcome it. Peace
here's to promoting social and economic equality for all--globally.
it is the era of the Nunti Sunya-
Will there be a translator for those of us who don't speak ebonics?
LL is more articulate and intellectual (not to mentioned richer) than you will ever be.
@Tony elitist you're the smartest on the planet figure it out for your d@mned self.
Yes, Eminem will be your translator. But wait, you might need a translator for him as well. Oh no !
you are a fool
Don't watch. No one is forcing you to.
dont watch you kkk wannabe, nobody is forcing to.
Have you ever heard him speak? He usually speaks near perfect English- probably better than you. Having a Brooklyn accent isn't the same as speaking Ebonics. Go read a book or something.
And, Tony...where did you hear about Ebonics? Local clan rally? I am assured that you didn't read about it. No one that displays your level of ignorance HAS EVER READ A BOOK. Slip back into your sheet and hoodie. Have a great day!
Shut the hell up ass hole! I hate people like you.
Love LL Cool on "NCIS LA". He's a hottie!
Bet. How many times he's gonna lick his lips while delivering a single statement. I say 8.
Lets hope he licks his lips atleast 8 times during any statement! The man is HOT!!!
Why you lookin?
I love him to
LL Cool J is actually a great guy. He's not like other Hollywood sell-outs, he's actually a down to earth guy, not to mention very religious.
"Down to Earth" and "very religious" in the same sentence. This is an example of an oxymoron, right?
I am so happy for LL for being tapped to host the Grammys. Love him on NCIS LA! He seems like such a nice guy – married 16 years with 4 kids, (His co-star on NCIS-LA, Chris O'Donnell has been married about the same length of time and has 5 kids). LL also seems to be a successful businessman with several clothing lines and record labels. He has also written 4 books. I saw him last year on one of the talk shows with his wife and the 2 seemed to adore eachother. He was there helping promote her jewelry line. Nice people. Great choice, Grammy folks!
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