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LL Cool J Hollywood Walk of Fame Exclusive

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Some of the biggest names in show business came out to support LL Cool J who was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday in Hollywood. Top names in entertainment were on hand to offer their congrats to the New York native including business moguls Sean “Diddy” Combs, Dana Owens – known professionally as Queen Latifah, Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr., and Russell Simmons, along with CBS executives and many others from the entertainment and television industries.

Simmons, who is the founder of Def Jam Recordings, worked closely with LL early in career and the two have remained friends over the years. The two-time Grammy Award winner is one of the few entertainers who can count being equally successful in music as well as television, and his friends were there to provide good wishes to the Grammy Awards host, musician, and actor.

Several people we spoke with said they were there to pay tribute to his [LL’s] place in the hip hop dynasty as well as on television.

We caught up with LL’s wife Simone on the red carpet. In an exclusive interview, she said “I’m so proud of my husband, he is a good man – a God fearing man who always puts his family first.” In speaking with Johnson in a star-studded space at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, LL smiled and said “God is good.”


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Magic Johnson, Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, and Diddy at LL Cool J’s Walk of Fame reception in Hollywood



Queen Latifah and Diddy show love to LL Cool J at his Walk of Fame reception



Longtime friends LL Cool J and Queen Latifah embrace at LL Cool J’s Walk of Fame reception


LL Cool J gives Queen Latifah a kiss as she arrives to his Walk of Fame reception


Queen Latifah and Diddy share some laughs at LL Cool J’s Walk of Fame reception


Russell Simmons and LL Cool J embrace each other at his Walk of Fame reception



Def Jam Founder Russell Simmons was on hand to support LL Cool J



Earvin “Magic” Johnson goes in for the big hug to honor LL Cool J at his Walk of Fame reception


Earvin “Magic” Johnson and wife Cookie Johnson attend LL Cool J’s reception for Hollywood Walk of Fame honor



LL Cool J’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


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LL Cool J receives 2,571st Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 21: Rapper/actor LL Cool J (front center) attends a ceremony honoring LL Cool J with the 2,571st Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 21: Rapper/actor LL Cool J (front center) attends a ceremony honoring LL Cool J with the 2,571st Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)


LOS ANGELES – LL Cool J has added yet another huge accolade to his extended list of accomplishments: a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

James Todd Smith, known by his stage name LL Cool J – which means Ladies Love Cool J [James] accepted the star Thursday among his closet friends and family. The recording artist, actor, author, and philanthropist, who is set to return as host for the upcoming 58th Grammy awards was in very good spirits before-and-after he was honored with the star.

The two-time Grammy Award winner is one of the few entertainers who can count being equally successful in music as well as television. LL was the first rap artist to amass 10 consecutive platinum-plus selling albums. He has also been a stand-out on the successful CBS drama NCIS:Los Angeles, and has landed leading roles in several films including Any Given Sunday and Kingdom Come, which also starred Vivica A. Fox and Jada Pinkett Smith.

LL received his star on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the historic Hard Rock. His family and friends were there to provide good wishes to the Grammy Awards host, musician, and actor. LL Cool J has been married to wife Simone since 1995. They have four children together.

The 48-year-old rapper/actor has received three NAACP Image awards, a soul train award – “The Quincy Jones Award” for Outstanding Career Achievements and is the recipient of the Harvard Foundation’s most prestigious medal, Harvard University’s “Artist of the Year.”



HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 21:  Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs, rapper/actor LL Cool J and Queen Latifah attend a ceremony honoring LL Cool J with the 2,571st Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 21: Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs, rapper/actor LL Cool J and Queen Latifah attend a ceremony honoring LL Cool J with the 2,571st Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)


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Magic Johnson’s Wife Cookie Looks Stunning in Navy

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We caught up with Cookie Johnson, wife of retired NBA Champion and serial entrepreneur Magic Johnson, who was on hand at the reception honoring LL Cool J who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday.

Johnson looked A-M-A-Z-I-N-G in this navy blue suit paired with a navy blue silk blouse and navy blue heels. Classy sassy, glam odyssey!

Magic Johnson’s arm candy wife was all smiles with her husband at the event.


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Mama Kimora Lee Simmons sends Birthday love via Instagram

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Kimora Lee Simmons shared the most adorable picture on Instagram in honor of her daughter’s sixteenth birthday. The mom of four shared a dated photo to her seven-hundred-thirty thousand followers of she and daughter Ming Lee Simmons with a caption that read, ”

From a little girl to a young lady!! HAPPY SWEET SIXTEEN TO MY LITTLE MINGY!!! Mama loves you so much! ~KLSL @mingleesimmons🎉💐🌟✨🌹😍❤️

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We guess Kimora was just in a posting-birthday-love-messages good mood because hours after she posted that message, the mogul model mom followed up with another post. The second post read,

Happy Sweet 16 to this thang!! MISS THANG @mingleesimmons!! God blessed us w you 16 years ago and what a ride it’s been!! Mamas so proud of you! You’re beautiful inside+ out!! Enjoy your day and make it COUNT!!~KLSL 😘😘🍭🌹💐🎉😍

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Awww! so sweet…

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Pryanka Chopra honored by ELLE at 6th Annual Hollywood Soiree

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ELLE magazine recognized it’s February cover girls at a star-studded event in Hollywood last night at a dinner soiree. The sixth annual Women in Television, which was held at the Sunset Tower Hotel, recognized Quantico actress Pryanka Chopra, who is a February cover girl for the magazine.

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Pryanka Chopra shined bright like a diamond in this beautiful blue dress.


[Photos: Getty]



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Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, and KeKe Palmer turn up the heat at Elle Magazine’s 6th Annual Women in Television

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ELLE magazine recognized Women in Television at a star-studded event in Hollywood last night. The sixth annual dinner soiree, which was held at the Sunset Tower Hotel, was a who’s who of women in television. Many powerhouses made it their business to attend. See the great fashion looks below.



Shonda Rhimes in Carolina Herrera



Tracee Ellis Ross in Victoria Beckham



KeKe Palmer



Yara Shahidi and Tracee Ellis Ross



Aja Naomi King in Hearts on Fire jewelry



Aja Naomi King and Regina King



Gabrielle Union in Novis



Kat Graham in Hearts On Fire jewelry


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“Walking Dead” cast expected to make a cameo at Alamo City Comic Con

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This weekend thousands of horror fans will descend on the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center for three days of celebrity panels, giveaways, costume contests, autograph and photo opportunities, and more. Cast members from hit shows such as AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” FX’s “American Horror Story, and ” HBO’s “True Blood” are expected to attend.

Founded by Armando Montelongo of Armando Montelongo Productions, Billy Madison and Fred Hernandez of “The Billy Madison Show,” and Alamo City Comic Con creator Alfredo “Apple” de la Fuente, Terror Expo runs from January 22-24.

“If you look into the urban legends surrounding San Antonio, you know we love a good scare,” said Montelongo. “We are thrilled to be hosting this event for the first time in our amazing city, and look forward to celebrating with other horror fans.”

“The success of Alamo City Comic Con confirmed what we always knew, that San Antonio is a fantastic entertainment destination,” said De La Fuente. “By bringing Terror Expo to our city we hope to give fans access to their favorite celebrities, a chance to meet other horror fans, and also to surround them with the type of horror memorabilia they normally wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else.”

The current list of celebrities appearing for panels and autograph and photo opportunities includes:

Robert Englund – “Freddy Krueger” from the blockbuster A Nightmare on Elm Street films
Denis O’Hare – Star of “American Horror Story” and “Russell Edgington” on HBO’s “True Blood”
Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) – Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark
Tobin Bell – “Jigsaw” from the Saw films
Michael Cudlitz – “Sergeant Abraham Ford” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
Emily Kinney – “Emily Greene” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
Scott Wilson – “Hershel Greene” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
Alexandra Breckenridge – “Jessie Anderson” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
Chad Coleman – “Tyrese Williams” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
Seth Gilliam – “Father Gabriel” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead
Michael Traynor – “Nicholas” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
Major Dodson – “Sam” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
Tara Reid – Sharknado, Urban Legend, Devil’s Pond, American Pie
Ian Ziering – Sharknado, “Beverly Hills 90210”
C. Thomas Howell –The Outsiders, The Hitcher, Red Dawn, The Amazing Spiderman
Bill Moseley –Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Devil’s Rejects, House of 1000 Corpses
Sid Haig –House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Hatchet 3, The Lords of Salem
Martin Kove –The Karate Kid, Rambo: First Blood, “Cagney and Lacey”
William “Billy” Zabka –The Karate Kid, Just One of the Guys, Most
Jose Cantillo – FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
Nathan Baesel – ABC’s “Invasion,” CBS’s “Cold Case”
Paula Shaw – Freddy vs. Jason
Ken Kirzinger – Freddy vs. Jason, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
William Forsythe – The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween, Out for Justice
Philip Friedman – Insidious, Shadow of the Blair Witch
Danielle Bisutti – Insidious: Chapter 2, Curse of Chucky, Nickelodeon’s “True Jackson”
David Labrava – FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”
Naomi Grossman – FX’s “American Horror Story”
Lisa Wilcox – A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Amanda Wyss –A Nightmare on Elm Street, Better off Dead, Fast Times at Ridgemont High
JoAnn Willette –A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, “Just the Ten of Us,” “The Facts of Life.” “ER”
Ronee Blakley –A Nightmare on Elm Street, “Nashville”
Leslie Hoffman – A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream 2

For more information please visit: www.TerrorExpo.com


SOURCE Armando Montelongo Productions

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2016 Man of the Year

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The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Golden Globe-nominated and Emmy-winning actor, director and producer Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the recipient of its 2016 Man of the Year Award. The Pudding is excited to honor a performer who is not only a talented actor but also a visionary entrepreneur who developed a revolutionary platform for artistic content creation and distribution.

The Man and Woman of the Year Awards are presented annually to performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment. The Man of the Year award was established in 1963. Its past recipients include, among others, Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, Robert de Niro, Harrison Ford, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Bruce Willis, Justin Timberlake, James Franco, and most recently, Neil Patrick Harris and Chris Pratt.

The Man of the Year festivities, presented by Related, will take place on Friday, February 5, 2015. The Hasty Pudding Theatricals will host a celebratory roast for the actor and present him with his Pudding Pot at Farkas Hall, the Hasty Pudding’s historic home in the heart of Harvard Square since 1888. A special public event will be held in front of the Hasty Pudding Clubhouse at 96, Winthrop Street at 3:45pm. A press conference will follow the roast at 10 p.m., at Farkas Hall during intermission of the opening night performance of the Pudding’s 168th production, That 1770s Show.

“No emoji can express how excited we are about having Joseph Gordon-Levitt as our 50th Man of the Year,” said Bobby Fitzpatrick ’16, President of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. “We anxiously await Mr. Gordon-Levitt’s arrival, as he begins his slow journey to the Hasty Pudding Theatricals on a small rope from LA to Cambridge.”

“Perusing the impressive list of past Hasty Pudding Men Of The Year, I’m simultaneously struck with intense delusions of grandeur and mild waves of humility,” said Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT will next be seen starring will star in Oliver Stone’s SNOWDEN, in which he plays Edward Snowden, the American who fled to Russia after leaking classified CIA documents. He most recently starred in THE WALK, Robert Zemeckis’s feature adaptation of the documentary MAN ON WIRE, in which he portrayed Philippe Pettit, the high-wire artist who successfully walked a tightrope between the Twin Towers in 1974, as well as THE NIGHT BEFORE, opposite Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie for which he reteamed with 50/50 director Jonathan Levine.

Gordon-Levitt’s additional film credits include: DON JON, opposite Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore, which he wrote (Independent Spirit Award-nominee for Best First Screenplay) and was his feature film directorial debut; the English-language version of Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-nominated animated feature THE WIND RISES, for which he provided the voice of lead character Jiro Horikoshi; Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, in which he played Johnny, a character Miller created for the film; Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated LINCOLN with Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field; LOOPER, for which he reunited with his BRICK director, Rian Johnson, and starred opposite Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt; THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment in the Batman series (People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite Movie Actor); PREMIUM RUSH, directed by David Koepp; 50/50, directed by Jonathan Levine and also starring Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick and Bryce Dallas Howard, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination; Christopher Nolan’s Academy Award-nominated action-drama INCEPTION, also starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard and Ellen Page; HESHER, directed by Spencer Susser with Natalie Portman and Rainn Wilson (Sundance Film Festival 2010); Marc Webb’s (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, also starring Zooey Deschanel, for which he received Golden Globe, Independent Spirit Award and People’s Choice Award nominations; the global action hit G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra for director Stephen Sommers; Spike Lee’s World War II drama Miracle at St. Anna; the controversial drama Stop-Loss, in which he starred with Ryan Phillippe under the direction of Kimberly Peirce; and the crime drama The Lookout, which marked Scott Frank’s directorial debut. In addition, Gordon-Levitt has received widespread praise for his performances in such independent features as John Madden’s Killshot with Diane Lane and Mickey Rourke; Lee Daniels’ Shadowboxer; Rian Johnson’s award-winning debut film, Brick; Mysterious Skin for writer/director Gregg Araki; and Manic with Don Cheadle. He also adapted the Elmore Leonard short story SPARKS into a 24-minute short film that he directed (Sundance Film Festival 2009).

Early in his career, Gordon-Levitt won a Young Artist Award for his first major role, in Robert Redford’s drama A River Runs Through It. He went on to co-star in Angels in the Outfield, The Juror, Halloween H20 and 10 Things I Hate About You.

Gordon-Levitt is also well known to television audiences for his starring role on NBC’s award-winning comedy series “3rd Rock from the Sun.” During his six seasons on the show, he won two YoungStar Awards and also shared in three Screen Actors Guild Award® nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Comedy Series Ensemble. Following the series, Gordon-Levitt took a short break from acting to attend Columbia University.

Gordon-Levitt founded and directs hitRECord, an open collaborative production. hitRECord creates and develops art and media collectively using their website where anyone with an internet connection can upload their records, download and remix others’ records, and work on projects together. When the results of these RECords are produced and make money, hitRECord splits the profits 50/50 with everybody who contributed to the final production. hitRECord has published books, put out records, gone on tour and has screened their work at major festivals including Sundance and TIFF.

Most recently, hitRECord’s community of over 350,000 artists completed Season Two of their Emmy Award-winning series “Hit Record on TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt,” a half hour variety program which included short films, live performances, music, animation, conversation, and more.

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770’s philanthropic mission is to provide educational and developmental support in all aspects of the performing arts for the underprivileged, to encourage satire and comedy, and to cultivate young talent around the world. The Institute is comprised of The Hasty Pudding Club (the oldest social club in the United States), The Hasty Pudding Theatricals (the third oldest theater group in the world, after the Comédie Française and the Oberammergau Passion Players) and the Harvard Krokodiloes (the foremost collegiate a cappella group in the United States). Over the last two centuries, it has grown into a premiere performing arts organization, a patron of the arts and comedy, and an advocate for satire and discourse as tools for change worldwide.

For more information about the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770, please visit:

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Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West Shoe Donation to Soles4Souls, “Fab-Out Monday” Event Monday, January 25th in LA

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Soles4Souls is partnering with After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA) to distribute over 300 pairs of adidas and Kardashian Kollection shoes donated on behalf of Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West to Los Angeles area at-risk students with the greatest of needs and the fewest of resources. The “Fab-Out Monday” event takes place on Monday, January 25, 2016 between 3:30 and 6 p.m. on the campus of Alliance-Gertz Ressler High School, located at 2023 S. Union Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007. The event also includes a chance for students to have their hair and makeup done by professional hair and makeup artists.

“We are grateful to Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West for the generous donation,” says Soles4Souls CEO Buddy Teaster. “By identifying Amelia’s work with Soles4Souls and leveraging her influence through social media, Kim has generated an incredible amount of awareness which has benefitted our efforts to help fight poverty and those in need.”

“After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles is grateful and excited for this experience brought to our students and the collaborative efforts from our community partner Sole4Souls, the West Family, adidas, Kardashian Kollection and Amelia Flores,” said Ana Campos, President and CEO of ASAS-LA. “Our students’ after-school education is made up 100 percent through donations like this, and we’re deeply touched and thankful for positive events like these happening in LA for our future leaders.”

About Soles4Souls:
Soles4Souls is a non-profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing. The organization advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes and clothes from individuals, schools, faith-based institutions, civic organizations and corporate partners, then distributing those shoes and clothes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Soles4Souls is committed to the highest standards of operating and governance.  Visit soles4souls.org for more information.

About After-School All-Star Los Angeles:
After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles (ASAS-LA), is the leading school-based after-school program provider, for at-risk children, with the greatest of needs and fewest of resources in  K-12 whose programs educate, enlighten and inspire thousands of students each day through innovative, cutting-edge enrichment programming centered around our four pillars: academics; health, fitness and nutrition; the visual and performing arts; and youth leadership and community service learning. The organization positively impacts the lives of more than 14,000 students at 39 schools located in areas of need throughout LA County.

For more information, please visit www.la-allstars.org

SOURCE Soles4Souls, Inc.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers To Perform at Sixth Annual DIRECTV Super Saturday Night Event in San Francisco

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DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T* family, will once again host the crown jewel of Big Game parties on Saturday, Feb. 6 at San Francisco’s Pier 70 when the six-time Grammy Award-winning band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and special guests,take the stage at DIRECTV Super Saturday Night Co-Hosted by Mark Cuban’s AXS TV.

DIRECTV Super Saturday Night has become the most sought-after invitation of the weekend.  Each year DIRECTV presents the music world’s hottest talent – including Katy Perry (2012), Justin Timberlake (2013), Jay-Z and Beyoncé (2014) and Rihanna and Kanye West (2015). DIRECTV Super Saturday Night is a private, invitation-only event. Tickets are not available for purchase.

Leading up to Super Saturday Night, DIRECTV and Pepsi will team up to bring fans 2 additional nights of unforgettable live concert performances. Dave Matthews Band will take the stage at DIRECTV and Pepsi Super Thursday Night on Feb. 4. Pharrell Williams performs at Pepsi Friday Night on Feb. 5.

The innovative and premium space at San Francisco’s Pier 70 will be designed specifically for this never-before-seen fan engagement. It will feature state-of-the-art sound systems, unique artistic designs and projection-mapped photo walls for an immersive social media experience. Ticket prices for Pepsi Super Friday Night featuring Pharrell Williams start at $75.00 and are still available at Livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets for DIRECTV and Pepsi Super Thursday Night featuring Dave Matthews Band are sold out.

Sponsors of DIRECTV Super Saturday Night Hosted by Mark Cuban’s AXS TV include Pepsi, SHOWTIME, Miller Lite and JETLUX.