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  1. Lauryn Hill Sentenced to Three Months in Prison

    May 06, 2013 6:08 PM EDT Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill was sentenced Monday to three months in prison and an additional three months in home confinement for failing to pay taxes on about $1 million in earnings. Lauryn Hill Settles Tax Bill Ahead of Sentencing Hill, ...

  2. Brad Paisley 'Accidental Racist' Controversy Sends Streams Into High Gear

    April 11, 2013 3:08 PM EDT The controversy around the Brad Paisley-LL Cool J collaboration on Paisley new album has helped drive online streams of the track as it generates a massive amount of attention from writers and critics. The much-derided "Accidental Racist,&q ...

  3. Chris Lighty Remembered by Russell Simmons, Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J, Others At NYC Funeral Service

    September 05, 2012 3:00 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Hip-hop royalty including LL Cool J and Sean "Diddy" Combs packed a standing-room-only funeral chapel Wednesday to pay their respects to music-industry mogul Chris Lighty. Mourners at the Manhattan funeral home also inclu ...

  4. Chris Lighty 1968-2012: From The Bronx to Native Tongues to Top Hip-Hop Exec

    August 30, 2012 8:09 PM EDT At press time, industry colleagues and artists were trying to come to grips with the unexpected death of Chris Lighty. The savvy entrepreneur and hip-hop visionary, who founded the game-changing company Violator Management, died this morning of an ...

  5. How Whitney Houston's Death Changed the Grammys Chronicled in New Doc

    June 12, 2012 11:19 AM EDT 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, added performances and puzzled over how best to honor the Grammy-winning singe ...

  6. First-Ever Grammy Awards Documentary Premiering June 11, Exec Producer Ken Ehrlich Gives Details

    May 31, 2012 9:16 PM EDT A behind-the-scenes film on this year's 54th annual Grammy Awards will receive its world premiere June 11 at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, Calif., with Dave Grohl, LL Cool J and Recording Academy president/ ...

  7. Morning Heds: EMI Vs. Ireland, Example Signs to Universal, Is Colbert Running For Prez?

    January 13, 2012 7:30 AM EST EMI launches High Court action against Irish government Music Week EMI has launched a High Court action against the Irish government in a bid to stop the illegal downloading of music. Example signs US deal with Universal Records Music Week Singer- ...

  8. LL Cool J Talks Hosting, Performing At Grammy Nominations Concert Special

    November 30, 2011 8:24 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don't call it a comeback. It's a tribute. "NCIS: Los Angeles" star and rapper LL Cool J is nervously excited to pause from his duties as host of the Grammy nominations concert special Wednesday to perform wit ...

  9. Janet Jackson Parts Ways With Island Def Jam

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After just 14 months on Island Def Jam, Janet Jackson announced today (Sept. 22) her departure from the label. According to Jackson's publicist, the label agreed to dissolve their relationship with the artist at her request. After a long stin ...

  10. LL Cool J Readies Clothing Line For Sears

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper LL Cool J has teamed up with Sears department stores to produce a new clothing line. The collection, which hits retail outlets in September, will be carried across 450 Sears stores, and will include apparel for juniors, kids and young men. ...

  11. LL Cool J Heads Toward Def Jam 'Exit'

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper LL Cool J is gearing up to release his next album, "Exit 13," July 18 via Def Jam. The veteran artist released the first single, "I Cry" featuring R&B singer Lil' Mo, yesterday (May 21) on the Web. "Exit 13 ...

  12. LL Cool J Hints At New Album, Takes Shot At 'Cats'

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rapper LL Cool J hinted he may be dropping an album of new material in the coming months and opened a new chapter in an ongoing feud with Def Jam President Jay-Z, during an interview with internet show Blok TV. "Honestly, I love the c ...

  13. Branded Entertainment Hot Topic At 'Marketing To Men'

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third annual Marketing to Men 18-34 conference was held today at the Altman Building in New York. Presented by Ripe TV, in association with Massive Inc., Playboy and Snippies -- and hosted by Billboard, Adweek, Brandweek, Mediaweek and the Hol ...

  14. Making The Brand

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST A few short hours after his appearance at the 48th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles--and with Fashion Week still in the Manhattan air--LL Cool J was back in New York for a preview of his new clothi A few short hours after his appearance at the ...

  15. Making The Brand

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST A few short hours after his appearance at the 48th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles--and with Fashion Week still in the Manhattan air--LL Cool J was back in New York for a preview of his new clothi A few short hours after his appearance at the ...

  16. 50, Mariah Lead Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rap legend LL Cool J to host. Rap legend LL Cool J to host. News ...

  17. McGraw Holds Off Ray Charles Atop Billboard 200

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jill Scott, LL Cool J also debut in top five. Jill Scott, LL Cool J also debut in top five. News Jill Scott ...

  18. LL, West, George Enter Fashion Biz

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J, Boy George and Kanye West have all started their own fashion lines, which are expected to be in stores later this year or early next year. LL Cool J, Boy George and Kanye West have all started their own fashion lines, which are expected ...