The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
By United Press International

Officer denied bail in teen sex case

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 31 (UPI) -- Bail was denied an Ohio police officer charged with attempting to engage in sex with a 15-year-old girl attending the high school he protects, officials said.

Study: Injuries a failure of management

ATHENS, Ga., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Workplace management and organizational factors play a critical role in the number of worker accidents and fatalities, U.S. researchers found.

Suspect held in Cubs clubhouse burglary

MESA, Ariz., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Police in Arizona don't believe a burglary suspect purposefully targeted the clubhouse at the Chicago Cubs' minor league facility in Mesa.

Man had history of conflict with council

KIRKWOOD, Mo., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The man police say went on a shooting spree during a council meeting in a St. Louis suburb had a history of conflict with city officials, it was reported.

Stolen art found in Spielberg collection

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- The FBI in Los Angeles recovered a Norman Rockwell painting -- stolen more than 30 years ago -- from the collection of movie director Stephen Spielberg.

Rascal Flatts hold off Keith for No. 1

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" edged out Toby Keith's "White Trash with Money" to hold onto the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Oxygen to broadcast LL Cool J concert

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Cable TV's Oxygen network is working with rapper LL Cool J on a concert broadcast that will let viewers choose the songs to be performed.

Lions Gate signs LL Cool J

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Actor/musician LL Cool J is starring in an urban remake of the 1987 thriller "Fatal Attraction" for Lions Gate studios.

Texas campaign finance changes proposed

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Sponsors of a bipartisan Texas bill say it would clarify a state law that bans the use of corporate and union money for most political purposes.

LL Cool J joins 'Last Holiday'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Rapper LL Cool J has joined Queen Latifah in the cast of "Last Holiday," a remake of the 1950 British comedy that starred Alec Guinness.

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Veteran rockers ZZ Top are set to hit the road in support of the band's 14th album, "Mescalero," due out April 15.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Former Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford will headline the 2003 Metal Gods Tour, a multi-band package featuring the headliner's quintet Halford, co-headliners Testament, Immortal, Symphony X, Dark Tranquility, Amon Amarth, Carnal Forge and more.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Oct. 15, 2002

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Todd Smith is LL Cool J's 11th studio album (12th overall), released on April 11, 2006. It includes collaborations with Jennifer Lopez, Pharrell, Juelz Santana, Teairra Mari, Ginuwine, Mary J. Blige, 112, Mary Mary, Ryan Toby (from City High) and Freeway.

The first single is the high-intensity, Jermaine Dupri produced dance track "Control Myself", another song with singer Jennifer Lopez after their collaboration on "All I Have" on Lopez's 2002 album This Is Me... Then. LL Cool J and Jennifer Lopez shot the video for "Control Myself" on January 2 2006 at Sony Studios, New York. The video was shot by Hype Williams. Originally the song was to feature Fergie (from The Black Eyed Peas), however difference in terms of payment resulted into her being replaced by Jennifer Lopez. Todd Smith scored horrible reviews, although most critics enjoyed tracks "Preserve The Sexy" and "Freeze". Freeze was the album's second single and it features Lyfe Jennings. The album shipped 500,000 copies but sold just 367,000 copies. Despite the fact the album debuted at number-six, it quickly fell off in 6 weeks. LL Cool J said he will be doing his last album on Def Jam which is a sequel to Todd Smith. The original title for the album was called "My Favorite Flavors" and this is the 4th album of LL's where he has appeared either shirtless, or has used a bare/exposed part of his body as the cover of the album.

Producers on the project include Pharrell, Scott Storch, Bink, Shea Taylor, Keezo Kane and Trackmasters.

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