Skip to comments.LL Cool J Distances Himself From Fox News, Sarah Palin (Update: Fox Responds)
Posted on 03/31/2010 8:58:27 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
Well this is an interesting twist actor/musician LL Cool J, who is one of the celebrities who will be part of Sarah Palins Thursday show (and is in the promo), isnt happy about the misrepresentation.
He is reacting on Twitter but is he misrepresenting the circumstances as well?
Do me a favor. Start this video now it will provide the soundtrack to the rest of the post:
Ok, were good? Now lets get started.
So Palins special on Thursday at 10pmET is called Real American Stories (heres a preview), and although it is the premiere episode, the concept of Real American Stories is not new for Fox News. It began as a website back in July 2008 a website, it is important to note, that is owned by Fox News.
Well the website is still there, as is the interview LL Cool J did for it (watch the video here). But heres what Ladies Love Cool James had to say on Twitter last night:
(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...
"Real American Stories features uplifting tales about overcoming adversity and we believe Mr. Smiths interview fit that criteria. However, as it appears that Mr. Smith does not want to be associated with a program that could serve as an inspiration to others, we are cutting his interview from the special and wish him the best with his fledgling acting career.
The Palin audience demographic is probably similar to his new show's audience. He's probably making a mistake doing this, but with a name like "LL Cool J", he might not be the sharpest knife in the drawer.
NCIS is an awesome show, but NCIS LA is simply dreadful. It’s like the went looking for the absolute worst actors they could find. Neither O’Donnell nor LL Cool J are believable as agents of a Federal crime investigative service, while Mark Harmon as Gibbs comes across as the quintessential tough good guy.
But Heddy is cool!
100% are afraid of being accused of being SMART...
He is a really lousy actor.
I love Heddy.
I had heard LL was a conservative, is this true?
"Real American Stories features uplifting tales about overcoming adversity and we believe Mr. Smiths interview fit that criteria.
However, as it appears that Mr. Smith does not want to be associated with a program that could serve as an inspiration to others,
we are cutting his interview from the special and wish him the best with his fledgling acting career".
I live for my re runs of NCIS. Ziva rocks. I just can’t get into NCIS LA. I watched a few but it just don’t do it for me. Yes, Heddy is cool too. Last week on the razor(scooter) was a trip.
Man, you said it. I can not believe them shows have any staff in common. L.A. is like a version for bored preteens or something and I like LL Cool J and O'Donnell both in other stuff.
Murdoch said knock you out!
When we get to NCIS LA, we equate with Heddy....
I think we asll need some special "Tea"....Jack Daniels is Tea right??
Kate was better.
Let the NCIS Holy War commence.
Curse your response time!
Sucker's obviously a jerk.
Good riddance to bad rubbish!
It is tried frequently, whether it is the remake of a hit song by a different singer, or remake of a best movie or book, etc. it seldom works. Elvis could do it, Whitney Houston, and a few others. Rare though.
God help us in our day, in the name of Jesus, amen.
I’ve read he was a Republican, too, or at least that he supported Republican candidates in the past. It sounds like he might’ve changed his mind in the last election.
The script called for the two CHARACTERS to get into an argument. Jamie Foxx said ‘either this guy was a REALLY good actor, or he was REALLY getting mad!” Then LLcoolJ lost his cool (LLJ) and HIT Jamie Foxx.
Jamie Foxx pointed out that LLcoolJ was not very bright and couldn't seem to get it into his oversized head that this was ACTING.
“we are cutting his interview from the special and wish him the best with his fledgling acting career”.
Sometimes fox gets it. I am so glad they didn’t apologize.
If there is one thing that grates my teeth, it’s people that apologize when they did nothing wrong.
Rush is great at this, and that’s one reason people flock to him. When are Republicans going to learn this?
I live 5 minute away from that studio, Sunset Gower in Hollywood, and have had some dealings there previously. Almost every employee there in that building is a loony lib. The prodn co for the canceled Reno 911’ was housed there, and they are mostly union zombies.
The Belisario prodn offices which houses Don Belisario who created NCIS though runs like a real office AND very cordial folks. The NCIS LA staffers, as told to me by someone deep inside CBS, are a group of overrated, overpaid, untalented hacks who have Obama posters on their desks.
We’ll always have Bigger and Deffer.
Last night I had a choice of NCIS or Justified on FX...
I’m a big NCIS fan and have watched NCIS LA a few times. Now, I won’t be making that mistake again. Well done, LL Cool J!
Didn't Belisario and NCIS part ways several years ago, at least creatively? I think he still get a producer credit, but not longer has any creative/management input into the show - could be wrong.
I miss Kate. We still wonder why she left the show. ;(
The pilot for Justified was very good - apart from the neo-Nazi element; It seems every bad guy today has to be a neo-Nazi.
Be that as it may, while the Justified pilot was good, last week's episode was stupid. Also, the pilot was clearly shot on location in what appeared to actually be KY (or something that looked like KY). The 2nd episode was clearly shot on a Hollywood back-lot. I can't stand it when TV tries to portray the brown, underbrush hills of California as the Midwest. It's ridiculously obvious that it's anything but the Midwest.
Yeah, I kind of felt that last week’s was weak. So was last night’s. But, he still gets to kill people.
I should be offended - but instead I’m giggling like a ninny - extra shot for me please!
had to make sure someone said it :)
ncis LA is separate from NCIS by name alone which legally separates him from CBS. The way it works in Hollywood is, if you sell a pilot episode then the series, you as the creator for example, are bound legally to the network. And the rights are also subject to which party was able to hold on that property.
I, myself, have seen contestants in person, on the “Amazing Race’ offices, sign 4 inch thick documents which essentially, makes CBS own you and your life.
you are INCORRECT.
it’s actually Hetty
never seen the show, i was going off others’ spellings :P
Justified is a pretty decent looking show.
Reno 911 was cancelled? Damn. That show was a hoot.
Old episodes air every week night...or should I say every morning.... here in Maine at 2:00 AM.
Oh, the other thing I noticed is his walk. If he grew up a “country” boy, he would have a country boy walk... he has a city boy walk.
The imbeciles who played Junior and Dangle are full-blown libs. Met them during the WGA strike: a bunch of arrogant Dems.
He talks a little to "LA", as well. Certainly doesn't sound like someone who was raised in east KY. But, I'm a fan of Olyphant from his days on Deadwood, so I'll give him a pass.
His Kanye West moment.
Only now people no longer hesitate to call Kanye a douchebag.
They have been playing his movies on FX; he was the bad guy in that last Die Hard movie, and Hitman. Looking at IMDB, looks like his career is starting to take off. I think I can catch Deadwood on one of the Directv channels, not HBO.
LOL! The DemoPervs made LL Cool J punk out of the interview!
So much for *you* being a man, LL.
“Kate was better.”
Dead Kate was even better.
Goth Dead Kate or Schoolgirl Dead Kate?
“Goth Dead Kate or Schoolgirl Dead Kate?”
Given that choice...schoolgirl.
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