Nick Cannon: I'm back, and feeling 100 percent
January 18th, 2012
11:53 AM ET

Nick Cannon: I'm back, and feeling 100 percent

Two weeks following his hospitalization in Aspen due to kidney troubles, Nick Cannon is on the mend.

The actor and "America's Got Talent" host has posted a video reassuring fans that he's regaining his health, and during a simulcast interview with Howard Stern Tuesday, the 31-year-old gave a more detailed explanation of what was going on.

Originally, doctors thought it was kidney stones, but after more tests they realized it "was more serious, and they found that my kidneys weren't functioning well," he said.

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LL Cool J to host this year's Grammys
January 18th, 2012
10:40 AM ET

LL Cool J to host this year's Grammys

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. FULL POST

George Lucas says he's ready to retire
January 18th, 2012
10:11 AM ET

George Lucas says he's ready to retire

George Lucas' cinematic tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, "Red Tails," opens in theaters on Friday, and it might be the last opportunity for fans to see a more commercial Lucas production.

After spending nearly $100 million on the biopic about African-American World War II pilots starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard and David Oyelowo, Lucas tells the New York Times that he's ready to call it quits. From blockbusters, anyway.

"I'm retiring. I'm moving away from the business, from the company, from all kinds of stuff," the "Star Wars" legend said.

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