Simone Smith Italia Smith

Italia Anita Maria Smith, rap icon LL Cool J‘s 26-year-old daughter, is pregnant with her first child. Her proud mom, Simone Smith, (LL’s long-suffering wife) shares a private moment with her eldest daughter, who turns 27 on Jan. 3.

“You have been my best friend. You call me… can I just tell you my daughter calls me everyday,” says Simone, fighting back tears. “It’s just been a pleasure raising you,” she continues. “And I just absolutely love you to pieces…. And you look like me too!”

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It was a family affair as actor LL Cool J attended his daughter Samaria Leah Wisdom Smith‘s graduation at The Fashion Institute of Technology’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday, May 25, in New York City.

Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

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LL Cool J, Chrissy Teigen, John Krasinski

LL Cool J‘s once chiseled good looks have been ravaged by the effects of plastic surgery. Some people have good genes and age gracefully, while others try and slow the aging process by going under the knife. Cool J posed with former SI swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen and John Krasinski at Spike’s Lip Sync Battle screening at the Television Academy in North Hollywood.

Photos: Charlie Steffens/WENN.com, @Parisa/Splash News

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Nelson Mandela

South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela passed away at his home today. He was 95. Tributes and condolences flooded social networking websites as world leaders, former presidents, celebrities and citizens of the world remembered the anti-apartheid civil rights leader.

President Obama spoke on Mandela’s passing from the White House about 45 minutes after the announcement that Mandela had died.

“He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages,” said Obama, borrowing the words of Edwin M. Stanton, who, as Abraham Lincoln lay on his deathbed, said “He now belongs to the ages.”

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LL Cool J wearing Giuseppe Zanotti Design sneakers

Rap star-turned-actor LL Cool J was seen arriving at the trendy Mr. Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Monday. He wore a pair of white Giuseppe Zanotti Homme patent and suede high top sneakers, which retail for $1,295. Giuseppe Zanotti design sneakers are available in black and white. The sneakers are perfect for evening and casual wear and can be purchased here.
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Giuseppe Zanotti design sneakers

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