LL Cool J to Host ACM Special Saluting Military

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LL Cool J performs at SXSW

The rapper and actor Chris O'Donnell will helm the ACM's annual special, airing May 20

LL Cool J is adding more hosting duties to his resume.

The rapper, actor and Grammy Awards host will co-host the Academy of Country Music's annual television special with "NCIS: Los Angeles" co-star Chris O'Donnell.

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"ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops" will be taped April 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas -- the day after the ACM Awards are held -- and will air May 20 on CBS, the home network of the "NCIS" franchise.

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The special carries a different theme each year. This time it will be focused on members of the military and their stories.