AP & Fox -CLASSLESS. LL Cool J - CLASSY
''Contrary to what was reported, LL Cool J was never scheduled to be a guest on 'Real American Stories' with Sarah Palin this week,'' Rhett Usry, the artist's spokesman, said in a statement on Wednesday. ''The show had planned to use an interview from 2008 that was being repurposed without LL's permission.
''This statement is not a reflection of any feelings LL has toward Fox
News or Ms. Palin, whom he has never met, rather a clarification of what we have seen published in the media.''
In a statement released to other media outlets, the network said:
''Real American Stories' features uplifting tales about overcoming
adversity and we believe Mr. Smith's interview fits 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"