American Rapper

LL Cool J

  • Jan 14, 1968 (age 52)
  • 6' 2" (1.88 m)
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2018
Outstanding Structured Reality Program
Nomination2018

Outstanding Structured Reality Program

Nominated for "Lip Sync Battle".
Primetime Emmy Award
2017
Outstanding Structured Reality Program
Nomination2017

Outstanding Structured Reality Program

Nominated for "Lip Sync Battle".
Primetime Emmy Award
2016
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2016

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "NCIS: Los Angeles".
NAACP Image Award
2015
Lip Sync Battle
TV ShowApr 2, 2015

Lip Sync Battle

Lip Sync Battle is an American musical reality competition …
Lip Sync Battle is an American musical reality competition television series which premiered on April 2, 2015, on Paramount Network, formerly known as Spike. The show is based on an idea by Stephen Merchant and John Krasinski, in which celebrities battle each other with lip sync performances. The idea was first realized as a recurring segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon before being developed into a separate show.
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Nomination2015

Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor

Nominated for Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor.
Award2015

G.O.A.T

Won G.O.A.T.
2014
5 Classic Albums
AlbumOct 14, 2014

5 Classic Albums

5 Classic Albums released.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
TV ShowFeb 17, 2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show Starring …
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy Fallon, on NBC. The show premiered on February 17, 2014, and is produced by Broadway Video and Universal Television. It is the seventh (and current) incarnation of NBC's long-running Tonight Show franchise, with Fallon serving as the sixth host. The show also stars sidekick and announcer Steve Higgins and house band The Roots. The Tonight Show is produced by Katie Hockmeyer and executive-produced by Lorne Michaels. The show records from Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center, New York City, which is the same studio in which Tonight Starring Jack Paar and then The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson were produced from 1957 until 1972.
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Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2014

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "NCIS: Los Angeles".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Award2014

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Won award for "NCIS: Los Angeles".
NAACP Image Award
2013
Grudge Match
MovieDec 16, 2013

Grudge Match

Henry "Razor" Sharp and Billy "The Kid" McDonnen are two …
Henry "Razor" Sharp and Billy "The Kid" McDonnen are two boxers who thirty years ago were rivals. Just before a big match Razor decides to retire because Billy slept with his girlfriend, Sally Rose and got her pregnant. Today a promoter, Dante Slate wants to have them fight each other but Razor doesn't want to. But when he loses his job and learns he's broke, he has no choice. So he trains under his old trainer. Billy while training, meets B.J., the son he had with Sally Rose and he asks B.J. to train him. And Sally Rose tries to get Razor to forgive her but he can't.
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Authentic
AlbumApr 30, 2013

Authentic

Authentic is the thirteenth studio album by American hip hop …
Authentic is the thirteenth studio album by American hip hop recording artist LL Cool J. The album was released on April 30, 2013, by S-BRO Music Group, 429 Records. It is his first album since 2008's Exit 13 and his first to not be released on Def Jam. The album features guest appearances from Fitz and The Tantrums, Eddie Van Halen, Snoop Dogg, Fatman Scoop, Seal, Charlie Wilson, Melody Thornton, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bootsy Collins, Travis Barker, Chuck D, Tom Morello, Z-Trip, Mickey Shiloh, Monica and Brad Paisley.
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Sneak Peek: Authentic
AlbumJan 1, 2013

Sneak Peek: Authentic

Sneak Peek: Authentic released.
Choice TV Actor: Action
Award2013

Choice TV Actor: Action

Won award for "NCIS: Los Angeles".
Teen Choice Award
Choice TV Actor: Action
Nomination2013

Choice TV Actor: Action

Nominated for "NCIS: Los Angeles".
Teen Choice Award
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2013

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "NCIS: Los Angeles".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Award2013

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Won award for "NCIS: Los Angeles".
NAACP Image Award
2012
Icon
AlbumMay 1, 2012

Icon

Icon released.
Finding Your Roots
TV ShowMar 25, 2012

Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a …
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a documentary television series hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr. that premiered on March 25, 2012 on PBS. In each episode, celebrities are presented with a "book of life" that is compiled with information researched by professional genealogists that allows them to view their ancestral histories, learn about familial connections and discover secrets about their lineage.
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Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Award2012

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Won award for "NCIS: Los Angeles".
NAACP Image Award
Choice TV Actor: Action
Nomination2012

Choice TV Actor: Action

Nominated for "NCIS: Los Angeles".
Teen Choice Award
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2012

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "NCIS: Los Angeles".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination2012

Outstanding Special Class Programs

Nominated for "The Grammys".
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination2012

Outstanding Variety Special (Live)

Nominated for "54th Annual Grammy Awards".
Primetime Emmy Award
2011
Award2011

BET Hip Hop Awards I Am Hip-Hop Icon …

Won BET Hip Hop Awards I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award.
Choice TV Actor: Action
Nomination2011

Choice TV Actor: Action

Nominated for "NCIS: Los Angeles".
Teen Choice Award
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2011

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "NCIS: Los Angeles".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Award2011

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Won award for "NCIS: Los Angeles".
NAACP Image Award
2010
The Talk
TV ShowOct 18, 2010

The Talk

The Talk is an American talk show that debuted on October 18, …
The Talk is an American talk show that debuted on October 18, 2010, as part of CBS's daytime programming block. The show was developed by actress and host Sara Gilbert. The show features Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba (who also serves as the show's moderator) and Marie Osmond. They discuss the day's latest headlines, while usually tying in the show's theme of motherhood or at least parenthood, such as by giving their opinions "through the eyes of mothers." The show also contains celebrity interviews and segments for mothers and parents in general.
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Hawaii Five-0
TV ShowSep 20, 2010

Hawaii Five-0

Hawaii Five-0 is an American action police procedural …
Hawaii Five-0 is an American action police procedural television series that premiered on Monday, September 20, 2010, on the network CBS. The series is a re-imagining of the original series, which aired on CBS from 1968 to 1980. Like the original series, the show follows an elite state police task force set up to fight major crimes in the state of Hawaii. The task force is led by Steve McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin), a Navy Reserve Lieutenant Commander who is assisted by Detective Danny Williams (Scott Caan), and other police officers. The series is produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street Entertainment, initially in association with CBS Productions, then CBS Television Studios since season three. The show has had three crossovers with other crime shows and has received praise for its modern take on the original series.
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Choice TV Actor: Action
Nomination2010

Choice TV Actor: Action

Nominated for "NCIS: Los Angeles".
Teen Choice Award
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination2010

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "NCIS: Los Angeles".
NAACP Image Award
2009
All World 2
AlbumDec 8, 2009

All World 2

All World 2 is the second greatest hits compilation from hip hop …
All World 2 is the second greatest hits compilation from hip hop artist LL Cool J released on December 8, 2009, by Def Jam.
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NCIS: Los Angeles
TV ShowSep 22, 2009

NCIS: Los Angeles

NCIS: Los Angeles is an American action television series …
NCIS: Los Angeles is an American action television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on CBS on September 22, 2009, and stars Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J. The series follows the exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects (OSP), an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments. NCIS: Los Angeles is the first spin-off of the successful series NCIS. Nia Long joined the cast as Shay Mosley for the ninth season after Miguel Ferrer's death. On April 18, 2018, CBS renewed the series for a tenth season, which premiered on September 30, 2018. On April 22, 2019, CBS renewed the series for an eleventh season which premiered on September 29, 2019.
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The Icon, The Legend
AlbumJun 6, 2009

The Icon, The Legend

The Icon, The Legend released.
2008
Exit 13
AlbumSep 9, 2008

Exit 13

Exit 13 is the twelfth studio album by American rapper LL Cool …
Exit 13 is the twelfth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J. It was released on September 9, 2008 on the record label Def Jam Recordings. This would be his last album release with the label.
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The Deal
MovieJan 22, 2008

The Deal

A down-and-out film producer agrees to make his nephew's …
A down-and-out film producer agrees to make his nephew's film about 19th century English statesman Benjamin Disraeli, but can only get financing if he casts a well-known action star. Production is halted however, when the lead actor is kidnapped, so the producer hatches a scheme with a struggling creative executive to save the star and the movie.
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2007
Legends, Vol. 5
AlbumJul 2, 2007

Legends, Vol. 5

Legends, Vol. 5 released.
2006
30 Rock
TV ShowOct 11, 2006

30 Rock

30 Rock is an American satirical sitcom television series …
30 Rock is an American satirical sitcom television series created by Tina Fey that originally aired on NBC from October 11, 2006 to January 31, 2013. The series, based on Fey's experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live, takes place behind the scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy show depicted as airing on NBC. The series's name refers to 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, the address of the Comcast Building, where the NBC Studios are located and where Saturday Night Live is written, produced, and performed. This series was produced by Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc., in association with NBCUniversal.
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Rachael Ray
TV ShowSep 18, 2006

Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray, also known as Rachael and The Rachael …
Rachael Ray, also known as Rachael and The Rachael Ray Show, is an American talk show starring Rachael Ray that debuted in syndication in the United States and Canada on September 18, 2006 and also airs in other countries. It is taped at Chelsea Television Studios in New York City. The show's 13th season premiered on September 10, 2018, and in the seventh season, the show became the last Harpo show in syndication to switch to HD with a revamped studio.
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Todd Smith
AlbumApr 11, 2006

Todd Smith

Todd Smith is the eleventh studio album by American rapper …
Todd Smith is the eleventh studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, released on April 11, 2006 by his label Def Jam Recordings. It includes collaborations with Jennifer Lopez, Pharrell, Juelz Santana, Teairra Mari, Jamie Foxx, Ginuwine, Mary J. Blige, 112, Mary Mary, Ryan Toby (from City High) and Freeway.
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Last Holiday
MovieJan 13, 2006

Last Holiday

In morte veritas. Georgia Byrd clerks at a New Orleans …
In morte veritas. Georgia Byrd clerks at a New Orleans department store. She defers pleasure: cooks gourmet meals, eats Lean Cuisine; likes a co-worker in silence; has savings, but hasn't left Louisiana. All that changes when a CT Scan discloses she has three weeks to live. She cashes her savings and heads to Europe's Grandhotel Pupp, where Chef Didier presides. She checks into the Presidential Suite, orders everything on the menu, snowboards, and comes to the attention of the chef and the hotel's powerful American guests: a Congressman, a Senator, a retail magnate, and his mistress. She has nothing to lose, so she tells them what she thinks. Will the truth set them free?
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Choice Movie: Liplock
Nomination2006

Choice Movie: Liplock

Nominated for "Last Holiday".
Teen Choice Award
2005
Slow Burn
MovieSep 13, 2005

Slow Burn

A district attorney is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a …
A district attorney is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney and a cryptic stranger.
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Edison
MovieMar 5, 2005

Edison

Josh Pollack, a naive and ambitious reporter, is …
Josh Pollack, a naive and ambitious reporter, is convinced the F.R.A.T., an elite force within the Edison Police Department, is corrupted. Working on a homicide case, he begins to unearth evidence which suggests that the entire justice system is willingly turning a blind eye to the abuses of the this force. When his life and that of his girlfriend are threatened from his research, he join forces with his editor, a once-famous reporter, and a renown private detective to bring down the F.R.A.T. and every one behind it.
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American Dad!
TV ShowFeb 6, 2005

American Dad!

American Dad! is an American animated sitcom created by …
American Dad! is an American animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company. American Dad! is the first television series to have its inception on the network's Animation Domination block. The series premiered on February 6, 2005, following Super Bowl XXXIX, with the rest of the first season airing three months later beginning May 1, 2005. American Dad! is a joint production between Fuzzy Door Productions and 20th Century Fox Television and syndicated by 20th Television.
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Choice Rap Artist In A Movie
Nomination2005

Choice Rap Artist In A Movie

Nominated for "Mindhunters".
Teen Choice Award
Nomination2005

Favorite Male Singer

Nominated for Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male Singer.
Kids' Choice Award
2004
House
TV ShowNov 16, 2004

House

House, M.D. (also called House) is an American television …
House, M.D. (also called House) is an American television medical drama that originally ran on the Fox network for eight seasons, from November 16, 2004, to May 21, 2012. The series's main character is Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), an unconventional, misanthropic medical genius who, despite his dependence on pain medication, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital (PPTH) in New Jersey. The series's premise originated with Paul Attanasio, while David Shore, who is credited as creator, was primarily responsible for the conception of the title character.
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SongNov 1, 2004

Headsprung
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The DEFinition
AlbumAug 31, 2004

The DEFinition

The DEFinition is the tenth studio album by American rapper …
The DEFinition is the tenth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, released on August 31, 2004 by Def Jam Recordings. Largely produced by Timbaland, with several tracks produced by N.O. Joe, Teddy Riley, and 7 Aurelius, the album peaked at number 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and spawned two singles: "Headsprung" and "Hush". It was certified Gold by the RIAA for selling over 500,000 copies.
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Mindhunters
MovieMar 19, 2004

Mindhunters

On a remote island, the FBI has a training program for their …
On a remote island, the FBI has a training program for their psychological profiling division, called "Mindhunters", used to track down serial killers. The training goes horribly wrong, however, when a group of seven young agents discover that one of them is a serial killer, and is setting about slaying the others. Can the few that are left figure out who the killer is in time?
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LL Cool J
AlbumJan 1, 2004

LL Cool J

LL Cool J released.
Best Rap Album
Nomination2004

Best Rap Album

Nominated for "The DEFinition".
Grammy Award
2003
NCIS
TV ShowSep 23, 2003

NCIS

NCIS is an American action police procedural television series, …
NCIS is an American action police procedural television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The concept and characters were initially introduced in two episodes of the CBS series JAG (season eight episodes 20 and 21: "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown"). The show, a spin-off from JAG, premiered on September 23, 2003, on CBS. To date it has entered into the seventeenth full season and has gone into broadcast syndication on the USA Network. Donald P. Bellisario and Don McGill are co-creators and executive producers of the premiere member of the NCIS franchise. As of 2020, it is the second-longest-running scripted, non-animated U.S. primetime TV series currently airing, surpassed only by Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–present), and is the 7th-longest-running scripted U.S. primetime TV series overall.
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show
TV ShowSep 8, 2003

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show …
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (often shortened to Ellen and stylized in all lowercase) is an American daytime television variety comedy talk show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Debuting on September 8, 2003, it is produced by Telepictures and airs in syndication, including stations owned by NBCUniversal. For its first five seasons, the show was taped in Studio 11 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California. From season 6 onwards, the show moved to being taped at Stage 1 on the nearby Warner Bros. lot. Since the beginning of the sixth season, Ellen has been broadcast in high definition.
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S.W.A.T.
MovieAug 8, 2003

S.W.A.T.

Jim Street is a former S.W.A.T. team member, who along …
Jim Street is a former S.W.A.T. team member, who along with his partner Brian Gamble, is thrown off the team in the aftermath of a controversial decision they made during a robbery/hostage standoff. Gamble quits the force in disgust, but for Street, being a policeman is his life and he agrees to a demotion, hoping to someday have the chance to redeem himself and once again wear the privileged S.W.A.T. uniform. He gets that chance when team commander Dan "Hondo" Harrelson is assigned to recruit and train five top-notch officers for a new Special Weapons and Tactics unit. After weeks of rigorous physical training, the new team is immediately thrown into action when a notorious drug lord, offers a $100 million bounty to anyone who can free him from police custody. As they escort the kingpin out of Los Angeles into the hands of the Feds, the S.W.A.T. team is pursued by a ruthless and well-armed band of mercenaries.
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Deliver Us from Eva
MovieFeb 7, 2003

Deliver Us from Eva

Eva Dandridge is a very uptight young woman who …
Eva Dandridge is a very uptight young woman who constantly meddles in the affairs of her sisters and their husbands. Her in-laws, who are tired of Eva interfering in their lives, decide to set her up with someone so she can leave them alone. They end up paying Ray, the local "playboy," $5,000 to date her. The plan goes by smoothly, but troubles comes when Ray actually falls in love with Eva.
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Award2003

Quincy Jones Award for Career Achieve…

Won Soul Train Music Award …
Won Soul Train Music Award for Quincy Jones Award for Career Achievement.
Soul Train Music Award
Nomination2003

Outstanding Literary Work - Children's

Nominated for "Hipkidhop".
NAACP Image Award
Album/Mixtape of the year
Nomination2003

Album/Mixtape of the year

Nominated for "10".
Nomination2003

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance.
Grammy Award
Award2003

Outstanding Male Artist

Won NAACP Image Award …
Won NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist.
NAACP Image Award
Award2003

Outstanding Career Achievements-Male

Won Soul Train Music …
Won Soul Train Music Awards Special Quincy Jones Award For Outstanding Career Achievements-Male.
Soul Train Music Awards Special Quincy Jones Award
Nomination2003

Outstanding Male Artist

Nominated for NAACP …
Nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist.
NAACP Image Award
Nomination2003

Quincy Jones Award for Career Achieve…

Nominated for Soul Train …
Nominated for Soul Train Music Award for Quincy Jones Award for Career Achievement.
Soul Train Music Award
Nomination2003

Outstanding Music Video

Nominated for "Luv U Better".
NAACP Image Award
2002
SongOct 15, 2002

Paradise
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10
AlbumOct 15, 2002

10

10 is the ninth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, …
10 is the ninth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, released on October 15, 2002 by Def Jam Recordings. It peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200. LL Cool J and 10 hit a milestone in Def Jam history, being the first artist ever on Def Jam to have ten albums (out of his thirteen-album deal) under the same record label. It reached number 26 on the UK Albums Chart, making it LL Cool J's highest charting album there to date.
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American Idol
TV ShowJun 11, 2002

American Idol

American Idol is an American singing competition television …
American Idol is an American singing competition television series created by Simon Fuller, produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, and distributed by Fremantle North America. It initially aired on Fox from June 11, 2002, to April 7, 2016, for 15 seasons. It had a hiatus for two years, until March 11, 2018, when a revival of the series aired on ABC.
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Rollerball
MovieFeb 8, 2002

Rollerball

Jonathan Cross, a lover of extreme sports, is recruited by Alexi …
Jonathan Cross, a lover of extreme sports, is recruited by Alexi Petrovich to star in his sportive invention, Rollerball. Jonathan accepts and learns the ropes of Rollerball: The players are on Rollerblades, trying to bring a heavy metal ball into a high goal. Also, there are motorcyclists around to bring momentum to the players. Oh yes, and there are no rules in the game. During his skyrocketing career, Jonathan has to experience what Alexi has found out: Blood brings more viewing pleasure to the audience. So, Alexi starts to bribe members of the different teams to cause more trouble than necessary on the field, and the viewers love it. Only a little later, Jonathan's life is already in extreme danger as well as those of his friends and teammates. In a final game, Jonathan and his team have to fight for mere survival against their real opponent - their boss Alexi Petrovich.
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2001
Kingdom Come
MovieFeb 8, 2001

Kingdom Come

This family has issues! When mean and surly Bud Slocumb keels …
This family has issues! When mean and surly Bud Slocumb keels over at breakfast, his family gathers for the wake and funeral: long-suffering widow Raynelle, unemployed son Junior who's cheating on his wife Charisse, son Ray Bud who holds a job and has a loving wife, Lucille, but struggles with alcoholism and with their difficulty having children. There's younger daughter Delightful, who constantly eats; religious Aunt Marguerite and her wayward son Royce; and, there's Juanita, their wealthy cousin's wife. They all descend on the town of Lula, struggle to say something nice about Bud, and face the challenge of sorting out their relationships with the living.
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Best Hip Hop/Urban Artist (International)
Nomination2001

Best Hip Hop/Urban Artist (International)

Nominated for "G.O.A.T.".
Echo Award
Nina Simone Smith
Child2001

Nina Simone Smith

Nina Simone Smith born.
2000
Charlie's Angels
MovieOct 22, 2000

Charlie's Angels

Angels Natalie (Cameron Diaz), Dylan (Drew Barrymore), and …
Angels Natalie (Cameron Diaz), Dylan (Drew Barrymore), and Alex (Lucy Liu) are sent to place a bug in the voice-recognition system that bitter rival Roger Corwin (Tim Curry) has stolen. The Angels and Bosley (Bill Murray) must save Charles "Charlie" Townsend's (John Forsythe's) life. See them kick the sh*t out of people with high-tech martial arts.
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G.O.A.T.
AlbumSep 12, 2000

G.O.A.T.

G.O.A.T. (Greatest of all time) is the eighth studio album by …
G.O.A.T. (Greatest of all time) is the eighth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, issued on Def Jam Recordings. It was released on September 12, 2000, and peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200. It was LL Cool J's first and, to date, only album to reach the #1 spot. G.O.A.T. received generally positive reviews. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 73, based on 12 reviews.
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106 & Park
TV ShowSep 11, 2000

106 & Park

106 & Park was an American hip hop and R&B music video …
106 & Park was an American hip hop and R&B music video show, set up in a countdown format, that was broadcast Monday to Friday at 6/5c on BET (7:00 pm on BET International). Since its inception, it had been the network's number-one rated show. On November 14, 2014, BET cancelled 106 & Park.
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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nomination2000

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motio…

Nominated for "Deep Blue Sea".
NAACP Image Award
1999
Any Given Sunday
MovieDec 16, 1999

Any Given Sunday

A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of …
A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.
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In Too Deep
MovieAug 25, 1999

In Too Deep

Jeff Cole is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati police academy …
Jeff Cole is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati police academy who dreams of working undercover. His wish is granted and through success is given the task of taking down state-wide crack dealer Dwayne Gittens aka "God". Gittens is known as a family man and a man of the people, contributing to his community and helping those in need. However, there is another side to him, a ruthless leader of a criminal empire who will torture or kill anyone without question. Over time, Cole develops a close friendship with Gittens. Cole's superiors worry that the line between cop and bad guy is getting blurred and that both identities are becoming one. Cole's loyalties are put to the ultimate test just as there is enough evidence to take Gittens down for good.
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Deepest Bluest (Shark’S Fin)
AlbumJul 27, 1999

Deepest Bluest (Shark’S Fin)

Deepest Bluest is a 1999 EP …
Deepest Bluest is a 1999 EP by LL Cool J.
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Deep Blue Sea
MovieJul 26, 1999

Deep Blue Sea

Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, a group of scientists …
Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.
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WWE SmackDown
TV ShowApr 29, 1999

WWE SmackDown

WWE SmackDown, also known as Friday Night SmackDown or …
WWE SmackDown, also known as Friday Night SmackDown or simply SmackDown, is a professional wrestling television program that debuted on April 29, 1999. The show's name also refers to the SmackDown brand, to which WWE employees are assigned to work and perform. SmackDown is considered to be one of WWE's two flagship shows, along with Monday Night Raw. SmackDown currently broadcasts live on Friday nights on the Fox network, beginning on October 4, 2019, filling the entirety of the network's Friday night schedule; Fox Deportes simulcasts the program with Spanish language commentary.
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1998
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
MovieJul 27, 1998

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

On Halloween in 1963, …
On Halloween in 1963, Michael Myers murdered his sister, Judith. In 1978, he broke out to kill his other sister, Laurie Strode. He killed all of her friends, but she escaped. A few years later, she faked her death so he couldn't find her. But now, in 1998, Michael has returned and found all the papers he needs to find her. He tracks her down to a private school where she has gone under a new name with her son, John. And now, Laurie must do what she should have done a long time ago and finally decided to hunt down the evil one last time.
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Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
m.media-amazon.com
Nomination1998

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Nominated for "In the House".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination1998

International Male Solo Artist

Nominated for Brit Award for …
Nominated for Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist.
Brit Award
1997
Phenomenon
AlbumOct 14, 1997

Phenomenon

Phenomenon is the seventh studio album by rapper LL Cool J. …
Phenomenon is the seventh studio album by rapper LL Cool J. After the success of his previous release Mr. Smith, the same basic principles are followed here, with several R&B-influenced tracks, and a couple of more hardcore rap tracks. The album was certified Platinum, unlike Mr. Smith, which was certified 2x Platinum. The album is executively produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs and therefore features production from his in-house roster of producers The Hitmen.
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The View
TV ShowAug 11, 1997

The View

The View is an American talk show that was conceived by …
The View is an American talk show that was conceived by broadcast journalist Barbara Walters. It has aired on ABC as part of the network's daytime programming block since August 11, 1997. In its twenty-third season, the show features a multi-generational panel of women, who discuss the day's "Hot Topics" such as sociopolitical and entertainment news. In addition to the conversation segments, the panel also conducts interviews with prominent figures, such as celebrities and politicians. Production of the show was originally held in ABC Television Studio 23 in New York City. In 2014, it relocated to ABC Broadcast Center, also in New York City.
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Oz
TV ShowJul 12, 1997

Oz

Oz is an American television drama series created by Tom …
Oz is an American television drama series created by Tom Fontana, who also wrote or co-wrote all of the series' 56 episodes. It was the first one-hour dramatic television series to be produced by the premium cable network HBO. Oz premiered on July 12, 1997 and ran for six seasons; the series finale aired February 23, 2003.
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B*A*P*S
MovieMar 28, 1997

B*A*P*S

Two tacky homegirls move to L.A. to become dancers; instead …
Two tacky homegirls move to L.A. to become dancers; instead they scam a dying millionaire but eventually become B*A*P*S (Black American Princesses).
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Nomination1997

Best Rap Solo Performance

Nominated for "Ain't Nobody".
Grammy Award
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
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Nomination1997

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Nominated for "In the House".
NAACP Image Award
Favorite TV Actor
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Nomination1997

Favorite TV Actor

Nominated for "In the House".
Kids' Choice Award
Award1997

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

Won Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.
Nomination1997

Best Video of the Year

Nominated for "Doin' It".
Soul Train Music Award
1996
All World: Greatest Hits
AlbumNov 5, 1996

All World: Greatest Hits

All World: The Greatest Hits …
All World: The Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits compilation from hip hop artist LL Cool J, released on November 5, 1996, by Def Jam. It covers his career from the time of his Def Jam debut Radio, to his 1995 album Mr. Smith. All World has been certified platinum by the RIAA.
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The Daily Show
TV ShowJul 22, 1996

The Daily Show

The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news …
The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. It airs each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often uses self-referential humor as well.
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Nomination1996

Favorite Actor In A New TV Series

Nominated for People's …
Nominated for People's Choice Award For Favorite Actor In A New TV Series.
People's Choice Award
Best Rap Solo Performance
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Award1996

Best Rap Solo Performance

Won award for "Hey Lover".
Grammy Award
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
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Nomination1996

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Nominated for "In the House".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination1996

Top Hot 100 Artist

Nominated for Billboard Music Award for Top Hot 100 Artist.
Billboard Music Award
Nomination1996

Best Rap Video

Nominated for "Doin' It".
MTV Video Music Award
Best Rap Solo Performance
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Nomination1996

Best Rap Solo Performance

Nominated for "Hey Lover".
Grammy Award
Best Rap Album
Nomination1996

Best Rap Album

Nominated for "Mr. Smith".
Grammy Award
Nomination1996

Top R&B Artist

Nominated for Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Artist.
Billboard Music Award
1995
Mr. Smith
AlbumNov 21, 1995

Mr. Smith

Mr. Smith is the sixth studio album by American hip hop …
Mr. Smith is the sixth studio album by American hip hop recording artist LL Cool J, released on November 21, 1995 by Def Jam. The album has been certified Double Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
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SongNov 20, 1995

Hey Lover
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Samaria Leah Wisdom Smith
ChildSeptember 1995

Samaria Leah Wisdom Smith

Samaria Leah Wisdom Smith born.
Simone Johnson
MarriageAugust 1995

Simone Johnson

Simone Johnson is the wife of LL Cool J.
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Out-of-Sync
MovieJun 2, 1995

Out-of-Sync

A disco club disc jockey's druggie past catches up with him as …
A disco club disc jockey's druggie past catches up with him as a cop forces him to get close to a pusher to get inside information. However, the DJ gets caught up with the pusher's girl friend who is intent on revenge for wrongs done to her sister.
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Bigger & Deffer
AlbumMar 28, 1995

Bigger & Deffer

Bigger & Deffer released.
1994
Extra
TV ShowSep 5, 1994

Extra

Extra (originally titled Extra: The Entertainment Magazine …
Extra (originally titled Extra: The Entertainment Magazine from 1994 to 1996) is an American syndicated television newsmagazine that is distributed by Warner Bros. Television Distribution and premiered on September 5, 1994. The program serves as a straight rundown of news headlines and gossip throughout the entertainment industry, providing coverage of events and celebrities; however, since 2013, it has also placed an even greater emphasis on interviews and insider previews of upcoming film and television projects. As of 2019, the program's weekday broadcasts are anchored by Billy Bush, with the weekend editions anchored by Renee Bargh and Jennifer Lahmers.
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All That
TV ShowApr 16, 1994

All That

All That is an American sketch comedy television series …
All That is an American sketch comedy television series created by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin. The series originally aired on Nickelodeon from April 16, 1994, to October 22, 2005, lasting ten seasons, and was produced by Tollin/Robbins Productions and by Schneider's Bakery in season ten. The pilot episode was originally shown as a special "sneak peek", with the show officially debuting as a regular series on April 16, 1994.
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1993
14 Shots to the Dome
AlbumMar 30, 1993

14 Shots to the Dome

14 Shots to the Dome is the fifth studio album by American …
14 Shots to the Dome is the fifth studio album by American hip hop recording artist LL Cool J, released by Def Jam Records in the US on March 30, 1993. It is his first album following the hugely successful Mama Said Knock You Out (1990). Unlike that release, which saw him have success on his own terms, 14 Shots sees LL adopting the sound of his West Coast gangsta rap contemporaries, especially that of Ice Cube and Cypress Hill. Many fans saw this as a jarring departure, and the album met mixed critical and commercial response, only being certified Gold by the RIAA. The album spawned two singles, both of which had minimal success on the Billboard charts. The album's second single "Back Seat" would later be sampled by R&B artist Monica for her debut single "Don't Take It Personal" which became a major hit two years later.
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WWE Raw
TV ShowJan 11, 1993

WWE Raw

WWE Raw, also known as Monday Night Raw or simply Raw, is …
WWE Raw, also known as Monday Night Raw or simply Raw, is a professional wrestling television program that currently airs live on Monday evenings on the USA Network from 8:00-11:00 PM EST in the United States. The show's name is also used to refer to the Raw brand, to which WWE employees are assigned to work and perform. The show debuted on January 11, 1993 and is currently considered to be one of two flagship shows, along with Friday Night SmackDown.
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Nomination1993

Best Rap Solo Performance

Nominated for "Stand by Your Man".
Grammy Award
1992
Toys
MovieDec 18, 1992

Toys

Eccentric toymaker Kenneth Zevo (Donald O'Connor) last wish …
Eccentric toymaker Kenneth Zevo (Donald O'Connor) last wish is that his brother takes over the running of the business. The brother is Lieutenant General Leland Zevo (Sir Michael Gambon), and is out of touch with toymaking, and out of touch with reality too. The business should really have been given to Leslie (Robin Williams), who was much more like his toymaking father. When the General starts making weapons instead of toys, Leslie decides to take action.
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Nomination1992

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.
American Music Award
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album
Nomination1992

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album

Nominated for "Mama Said Knock You Out".
American Music Award
Best Rap Solo Performance
Nomination1992

Best Rap Solo Performance

Nominated for "Strictly Business".
Grammy Award
Outstanding Rap Artist
Nomination1992

Outstanding Rap Artist

Nominated for "Mama Said Knock You Out".
NAACP Image Award
1991
Strictly Business
AlbumOct 29, 1991

Strictly Business

Strictly Business is the soundtrack to the 1991 comedy film, …
Strictly Business is the soundtrack to the 1991 comedy film, Strictly Business. It was released on October 29, 1991 through Uptown Records and consisted of hip hop and R&B music. The soundtrack reached number 64 on the Top R&B Albums chart, and its lone single, "Strictly Business" by LL Cool J, did not chart.
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The Hard Way
MovieMar 8, 1991

The Hard Way

An action movie star researching a role is allowed to tag along …
An action movie star researching a role is allowed to tag along with a hardboiled New York City policeman, who finds him superficial and irritating.
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SongFeb 26, 1991

Mama Said Knock You Out
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Italia Anita Maria Smith
Child1991

Italia Anita Maria Smith

Italia Anita Maria Smith born.
Best Rap Solo Performance
Award1991

Best Rap Solo Performance

Won award for "Mama Said Knock You Out".
Grammy Award
Best Rap Solo Performance
Nomination1991

Best Rap Solo Performance

Nominated for "Mama Said Knock You Out".
Grammy Award
Best Cinematography
Nomination1991

Best Cinematography

Nominated for "Mama Said Knock You Out".
MTV Video Music Award
Best Rap Video
Nomination1991

Best Rap Video

Nominated for "Mama Said Knock You Out".
MTV Video Music Award
Best Rap Album
Nomination1991

Best Rap Album

Nominated for "Mama Said Knock You Out".
Soul Train Music Award
Best Rap Video
Award1991

Best Rap Video

Won award for "Mama Said Knock You Out".
MTV Video Music Award
1990
Mama Said Knock You Out
AlbumSep 18, 1990

Mama Said Knock You Out

Mama Said Knock You Out …
Mama Said Knock You Out is the fourth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J. It was produced mostly by Marley Marl and recorded at his "House of Hits" home studio in Chestnut Ridge and at Chung King House of Metal in New York City. After the disappointing reception of LL Cool's 1989 album Walking with a Panther, Mama Said Knock You Out was released by Def Jam Recordings in 1990 to commercial and critical success.
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1989
Najee Laurent Todd Eugene Smith
ChildSeptember 1989

Najee Laurent Todd Eugene Smith

Najee Laurent Todd Eugene Smith born.
Walking with a Panther
AlbumJun 9, 1989

Walking with a Panther

Walking with a Panther is the …
Walking with a Panther is the third studio album by American hip hop recording artist LL Cool J, released June 9, 1989, on Def Jam Recordings.
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1988
Best Rap Performance
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Award1988

Best Rap Performance

Won award for "Going Back to Cali".
Grammy Award
Best Rap Album
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Award1988

Best Rap Album

Won award for "Bigger and Deffer".
Soul Train Music Award
Best Rap Album
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Nomination1988

Best Rap Album

Nominated for "Bigger and Deffer".
Soul Train Music Award
Favorite Soul/R&B Album
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Nomination1988

Favorite Soul/R&B Album

Nominated for "Bigger and Deffer".
American Music Award
Nomination1988

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist.
American Music Award
Nomination1988

International Breakthrough Act

Nominated for Brit Award for …
Nominated for Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act.
Brit Award
Best Rap Performance
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Nomination1988

Best Rap Performance

Nominated for "Going Back to Cali".
Grammy Award
1987
SongJul 22, 1987

I'm Bad
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SongJul 22, 1987

I Need Love
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Bigger and Deffer
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AlbumJun 2, 1987

Bigger and Deffer

Bigger and Deffer (abbreviated as BAD on the album cover) is …
Bigger and Deffer (abbreviated as BAD on the album cover) is the second studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, released on May 29, 1987 by Def Jam Recordings and Columbia Records. It features the first commercially successful "rap ballad", "I Need Love". It also contains the single "Go Cut Creator Go", which paid homage to his DJ, and the breakthrough single in the UK, "I'm Bad". With over two million copies sold in the United States alone, it stands as one of LL Cool J's biggest career albums.
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Biography
TV ShowApr 6, 1987

Biography

Biography is an American documentary television …
Biography is an American documentary television series and media franchise created in the 1960s by David L. Wolper and owned by A&E Networks since 1987. Each episode depicts the life of a notable person with narration, on-camera interviews, photographs, and stock footage. The show originally ran in syndication in 1962–1964, and in 1979, on A&E from 1987 to 2006, and on The Biography Channel (later Bio, now FYI) from 2006 to 2012. After a five-year hiatus, the franchise was relaunched in 2017. Over the years, the Biography media franchise has expanded domestically and internationally, spinning off several cable television channels, a website, a children's program, a line of books and records, and a series of made-for-TV movies, specials, and miniseries, among other media properties. Biography has won a Peabody Award (1962) and three Emmy Awards (1997, 1999, 2002).
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Best Rap Album
Nomination1987

Best Rap Album

Nominated for "Radio".
Soul Train Music Award
1986
Wildcats
MovieFeb 14, 1986

Wildcats

A rookie high school football coach has a harder time than she …
A rookie high school football coach has a harder time than she expected trying to whip her tough inner city team into shape.
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1985
Radio
AlbumNov 18, 1985

Radio

Radio is the debut album by American rapper LL Cool J. It …
Radio is the debut album by American rapper LL Cool J. It was released on November 18, 1985, by Def Jam Recordings and Columbia Records. It was also Def Jam's first full-length album release. The album was recorded at Chung King House of Metal in New York City with producer Rick Rubin, who provided a sparse, minimal production style. The album also features a sound punctuated by DJ scratching, often brief samples, and emphasis of the downbeat. LL Cool J's aggressive b-boy lyrics explored themes of inner city culture, teenage promiscuity, and braggadocio raps.
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Krush Groove
MovieOct 25, 1985

Krush Groove

A manager borrows money from a shady source in order to …
A manager borrows money from a shady source in order to further the careers of his musical acts. Music provided by Run-D.M.C., The Fat Boys and more.
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1983
Live with Kelly and Ryan
TV ShowApr 4, 1983

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Live with Kelly and Ryan (or …
Live with Kelly and Ryan (or simply Live) is an American syndicated morning talk show, hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. Executive produced by Michael Gelman, the Live with... show formula has aired under various hosts since 1983 locally on WABC-TV in New York City and 1988 nationwide. As of 2016, it is produced by WABC.
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1981
Entertainment Tonight
TV ShowSep 14, 1981

Entertainment Tonight

Entertainment Tonight (or …
Entertainment Tonight (or simply ET) is an American first-run syndicated entertainment television newsmagazine that is distributed by CBS Television Distribution throughout the United States and owned by CBS Interactive.
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1975
Saturday Night Live
TV ShowOct 11, 1975

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live …
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which often parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest, who usually delivers the opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast as with featured performances by a musical guest. An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!", properly beginning the show.
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Wheel of Fortune
TV ShowJan 6, 1975

Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune (often known simply as Wheel) is an …
Wheel of Fortune (often known simply as Wheel) is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin that debuted in 1975. The show features a competition in which contestants solve word puzzles, similar to those used in Hangman, to win cash and prizes determined by spinning a giant carnival wheel.
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1968
LL Cool J
Birth1968

LL Cool J

LL Cool J was born.
1952
Today
TV ShowJan 14, 1952

Today

Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news …
Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952. It was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, and after 68 years of broadcasting it is the fifth-longest-running American television series.
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