The Daily Shuffle: LL Cool J Named the First Grammys Host in 7 Years

ll cool jFor the first time in seven years, the 2012 Grammy Awards will have an official host, and they picked none other than LL Cool J to do the honors. The rapper has hosted the live Grammy nominations concert each year since 2008, but this will his first time actually hosting the award show itself. In a statement, he said, “I’m thrilled to be part of Music’s Biggest Night. I will always have fond memories of my first Grammys Awards and to now be hosting the Grammy show, in the company of so many other incredible artists, is a dream come true.” We’ll see what he’s made of in just a few weeks. The 54th Grammy Awards are set to air on Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Don’t miss it! – People

Everyone has that one friend who keeps going back to her deadbeat boyfriend, even though he’s done nothing but hurt her. Well, according to recent reports, Rihanna is sadly falling into that category. Multiple sources told Us Weekly that the edgy singer has been secretly hooking up with Chris Brown for nearly a year now (even though they separated three years ago after he brutally assaulted her). A Brown confidante claims the pair “meet up very casually,” adding, “She comes to see him anytime she’s in L.A.” Of course, this would be bad news for more than one reason since Brown is currently in a relationship with aspiring model Karrueche Tran. As of now, Brown’s rep denies that any of the allegations are true, saying, “He and Rihanna are just friends. He’s not cheating.” Meanwhile, Rihanna’s rep had no comment. Let’s just hope this story will get written off as yet another “unreliable source” situation with no truth to it whatsoever. – US

For all you Grey’s Anatomy fans out there, Jessica Capshaw (who plays peds doctor Arizona Robbins) is expecting a third child. The actress announced her pregnancy via Twitter, writing, “It is with profound happiness and sheer delight that Christopher Gavigan and I can say that another sweet Gavigan baby is on the way!” I guess this means Arizona will be hiding behind a lot of potted plants and high counter-tops in the near future. Congrats! – US, Twitter