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LL Cool J Distances Himself From Fox News, Sarah Palin (Update: Fox Responds)
Mediaite ^ | 03/31/10 | Steve Krakauer

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 Palin’s Thursday show (and is in the promo), isn’t 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, we’re good? Now let’s get started.

So Palin’s special on Thursday at 10pmET is called Real American Stories (here’s 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 here’s what Ladies Love Cool James had to say on Twitter last night:

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cbs; fnc; ncis; rapper
I was curious how FNC convinced a "rapper" to sit down with Sarah Palin. Apparently, they didn't. They do have a good response to LL. It reads...

"Real American Stories features uplifting tales about overcoming adversity and we believe Mr. Smith’s 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.

1 posted on 03/31/2010 8:58:27 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

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.


2 posted on 03/31/2010 9:03:00 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

But Heddy is cool!


3 posted on 03/31/2010 9:07:31 AM PDT by porter_knorr (John Adams would be arrested for his thoughts on tyrants today!)
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To: OldDeckHand
97% of black voters voted for Obama...
3% were SMART.......

100% are afraid of being accused of being SMART...

4 posted on 03/31/2010 9:08:00 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: OldDeckHand

He is a really lousy actor.


5 posted on 03/31/2010 9:08:12 AM PDT by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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To: porter_knorr

I love Heddy.


6 posted on 03/31/2010 9:09:11 AM PDT by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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To: OldDeckHand

I had heard LL was a conservative, is this true?


7 posted on 03/31/2010 9:12:05 AM PDT by gore_sux_2000 (Sarah Palin can touch M.C. Hammer.)
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To: OldDeckHand
a Fox News spokesperson responds:

   "Real American Stories features uplifting tales about overcoming adversity and we believe Mr. Smith’s 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".

8 posted on 03/31/2010 9:12:25 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: gore_sux_2000

bump


9 posted on 03/31/2010 9:13:47 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: porter_knorr

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.


10 posted on 03/31/2010 9:16:12 AM PDT by MarineMom613 (Please God, Watch over our Military Men & Women at this perilous time in our world.)
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To: Thane_Banquo
NCIS is an awesome show, but NCIS LA is simply dreadful.

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.

11 posted on 03/31/2010 9:18:27 AM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Murdoch said knock you out!


12 posted on 03/31/2010 9:19:13 AM PDT by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: porter_knorr
It's kinda interesting...Us old ladies love Mark...

When we get to NCIS LA, we equate with Heddy....

I think we asll need some special "Tea"....Jack Daniels is Tea right??

13 posted on 03/31/2010 9:19:33 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: MarineMom613
Ziva rocks.

Kate was better.

Let the NCIS Holy War commence.

14 posted on 03/31/2010 9:20:57 AM PDT by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: porter_knorr
But Heddy is cool!

that's HEDLEY!
15 posted on 03/31/2010 9:21:33 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: Dustbunny
I love Heddy.

That's HEDLEY

16 posted on 03/31/2010 9:23:17 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Anyone can fib. It takes an intellectual to tell a really big lie.)
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To: absolootezer0

Curse your response time!


17 posted on 03/31/2010 9:23:45 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Anyone can fib. It takes an intellectual to tell a really big lie.)
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To: gore_sux_2000
I had heard LL was a conservative, is this true?

Not likely.
Sucker's obviously a jerk.
Good riddance to bad rubbish!

18 posted on 03/31/2010 9:27:11 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Thane_Banquo
Imitators when measured against the BEST always fall short. Interesting phenomenon, isn't it?

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.

19 posted on 03/31/2010 9:29:18 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: gore_sux_2000

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.


20 posted on 03/31/2010 9:35:54 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: OldDeckHand
Jamie Foxx talked about LLCoolJ on the set of “Any Given Sunday” in his stand-up.

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.

21 posted on 03/31/2010 9:37:33 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“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?


22 posted on 03/31/2010 9:48:32 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: BallyBill

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.


23 posted on 03/31/2010 9:49:56 AM PDT by max americana
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To: OldDeckHand

We’ll always have Bigger and Deffer.


24 posted on 03/31/2010 9:52:10 AM PDT by MrRobertPlant2009
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To: MarineMom613

Last night I had a choice of NCIS or Justified on FX...


25 posted on 03/31/2010 9:57:30 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: OldDeckHand

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!


26 posted on 03/31/2010 9:58:35 AM PDT by GBA
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To: max americana
"The Belisario prodn offices which houses Don Belisario who created NCIS though runs like a real office AND very cordial folks. "

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.

27 posted on 03/31/2010 9:59:36 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Knitebane

I miss Kate. We still wonder why she left the show. ;(


28 posted on 03/31/2010 10:00:24 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
'Justified

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.

29 posted on 03/31/2010 10:03:22 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Yeah, I kind of felt that last week’s was weak. So was last night’s. But, he still gets to kill people.


30 posted on 03/31/2010 10:05:54 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: Sacajaweau

I should be offended - but instead I’m giggling like a ninny - extra shot for me please!


31 posted on 03/31/2010 10:06:38 AM PDT by porter_knorr (John Adams would be arrested for his thoughts on tyrants today!)
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To: SlowBoat407

had to make sure someone said it :)


32 posted on 03/31/2010 10:07:26 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: OldDeckHand

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.


33 posted on 03/31/2010 10:08:26 AM PDT by max americana
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To: absolootezer0

you are INCORRECT.

it’s actually Hetty
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1378167/


34 posted on 03/31/2010 10:09:07 AM PDT by porter_knorr (John Adams would be arrested for his thoughts on tyrants today!)
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To: porter_knorr

never seen the show, i was going off others’ spellings :P


35 posted on 03/31/2010 10:11:00 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: OldDeckHand
LL Cool J whines; Fox News cuts his segment
36 posted on 03/31/2010 10:12:36 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("We cannot spare this woman. She fights" - David Karki, regarding Sarah Palin)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Justified is a pretty decent looking show.


37 posted on 03/31/2010 10:42:15 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: max americana

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.


38 posted on 03/31/2010 10:49:13 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation ("And when the Antichrist comes, millions will love him." Remind you of anyone?)
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To: OldDeckHand

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.


39 posted on 03/31/2010 10:54:17 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

The imbeciles who played Junior and Dangle are full-blown libs. Met them during the WGA strike: a bunch of arrogant Dems.


40 posted on 03/31/2010 10:56:57 AM PDT by max americana
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To: ican'tbelieveit
"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."

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.

41 posted on 03/31/2010 10:57:48 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Shimmer1
I miss Kate. We still wonder why she left the show. ;(

I read somewhere that she got married and wanted to spend more time with her family.
42 posted on 03/31/2010 11:07:54 AM PDT by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: SmokingJoe

His Kanye West moment.

Only now people no longer hesitate to call Kanye a douchebag.


43 posted on 03/31/2010 11:19:01 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: OldDeckHand

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.


44 posted on 03/31/2010 11:20:02 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: OldDeckHand

LOL! The DemoPervs made LL Cool J punk out of the interview!

So much for *you* being a man, LL.


45 posted on 03/31/2010 11:26:25 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: Knitebane

“Kate was better.”

Dead Kate was even better.


46 posted on 03/31/2010 11:28:55 AM PDT by Grunthor (Over YOUR dead body!)
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To: Grunthor
Dead Kate was even better.

Goth Dead Kate or Schoolgirl Dead Kate?

47 posted on 03/31/2010 11:33:54 AM PDT by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: Knitebane

“Goth Dead Kate or Schoolgirl Dead Kate?”

Given that choice...schoolgirl.


48 posted on 03/31/2010 11:35:01 AM PDT by Grunthor (Over YOUR dead body!)
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To: porter_knorr

lovin’ Heddy!


49 posted on 03/31/2010 12:58:07 PM PDT by rejoicing
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