LL Cool J

Oct. 17, 2013: Madonna visits the "Hard Candy Fitness" center in Berlin. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)

Madonna to perform at the Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s official: Madonna will perform at the Grammy Awards. A Friday news release from The Recording Academy had no other details about the seven-time Grammy winner’s appearance, however, which has been […]


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Katy Perry, Metallica, Stevie Wonder added to Grammy performances

SANTA MONICA (CNS) – Organizers of the upcoming 56th annual Grammy Awards announced today several additional performers for the telecast, including Katy Perry, Metallica and Stevie Wonder. The award show is scheduled for Jan. 26 […]


Country singer Brad Paisley

A country song, assumptions – and a racial outcry

(AP) – Southern white men don’t usually drive racial dialogue. They have been depicted more often as the problem than the solution. So after country music star Brad Paisley released his new song “Accidental Racist,” what happened next was hardly surprising.


Bret Lewis

Party time

From Greg Cote of The Miami Herald: “Answer: Snoop Dogg’s son has a football scholarship to Duke. Question: Who’ll be the only Dad invited to the frat party?”


Hudson, Spears, LL Cool J honor Whitney Houston

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jennifer Hudson embodied the look of one of her idols, Whitney Houston, during a tribute to the late singer put on by Grammy organizers. Rocking a pompadour and glittery jacket reminiscent […]


Hip-hop mogul Lighty found dead in apartment

NEW YORK (AP) – A hip-hop mogul who managed Sean “Diddy” Combs, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey was found dead in his New York City apartment Thursday in an apparent suicide, police said. Chris Lighty, […]


Man pleads not guilty to breaking into LL Cool J's home

VAN NUYS (CNS) – A transient who allegedly broke into LL Cool J’s Studio City home last week and was overpowered by the muscle-bound rapper-actor pleaded not guilty today to a burglary charge. Jonathan A. […]


Actor LL Cool J nabs intruder at Los Angeles home

LOS ANGELES (AP) – LL Cool J plays a special agent on TV’s “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and now he’s caught an actual bad guy. The 44-year-old rapper struggled with and subdued a suspected burglar early […]


Rock Hall adds performers to induction ceremony

(AP) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced additional artists for its induction ceremony, including a performance by 2012 inductee the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Fellow inductees Faces with original members Rod […]



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