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LL Cool J now knows 100 is a magic number.
The actor and rapper hits one hundred episodes as a star of "NCIS: Los Angeles" with Tuesday's (Oct. 15) airing of the CBS action drama, a story that puts his character Sam and the rest of the team on a kidnapping case ... with the victim claiming to be the father of Sam's main partner, Callen (Chris O'Donnell).
The milestone-marking tale was written by series executive producer Shane Brennan, and LL Cool J tells Zap2it he "didn't have any expectations" when the show began. "All I wanted to do was the best work we could do, get out of the way, and let it become what it was destined to become.
"To say that I knew all along [it would be a hit] would be an absolute lie. I had no idea this show was going to be as successful as it is, and I'm just hopeful »
In the last few years, LL Cool J has gained fame around the world as Special Agent Sam Hanna on the hit TV show “NCIS: Los Angeles,” as well as host of the Grammy Awards, but now he’s back to his roots with the rapper’s first album in five years, out April 30. While the title is “Authentic,” it could just as easily be called “LL Cool J and Friends,” given how many guests he has stop by. The album plays like an aural variety show as different artists ranging from Snoop Dogg to Eddie Van Halen, Seal, and Brad Paisley »
On NCIS: Los Angeles, Sam Hanna has a strong sense of honor and obligation, plus a big heart. Those traits, which we discuss in our NCIS: La review from last night, both help and hurt him as an agent.
It's a delicate balance he and the rest of the team must constantly walk.
Looking ahead to next week, Sam fears for his family's safety - his wife is called to resume a former CIA cover after a case suggests ties to the infamous Sidorov and his stolen nuclear weapons.
Check out the promo below for "Wanted" and see what you think:
NCIS La 'Wanted' Promo »
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This NCIS: Los Angeles star rose to fame in the 1980s to become one of the most successful rap artists of all time. Since then, he's established himself not only as an actor, but also an entrepreneur with his own record label, production company and social networking site. Here are five things you probably don't know about LL Cool J -- host of this Sunday's Grammy Awards!
1. Has said that Bruce Lee inspired him to act.
Pics: Star Sightings
2. Had to endure 12-16 hour filming days while writing his fitness book LL Cool J's Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle.
Video: LL Cool J Promises Night of Grammy Surprises
4. His favorite concerts ever were the 2009 launch of U2's "360 Degrees" tour in Barcelona and Run-d.M.C.'s "Raising Hell" tour.
5. His favorite »
4 items from 2013
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