On the Scene: LL Cool J, Diddy, Common, Britney Spears, Ciara, Nick Cannon

LL Cool J and country singer Taylor Swift share hosting duties at the rehearsals for “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night” at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. The nominees for the 51st annual Grammy Awards will be announced today.


Diddy and Al Sharpton honor Essence’s Susan Taylor.


Common was looking fresh at the Essence event, which was also attended by Oprah.


Britney Spears tapes a message for NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center.”


Ciara at the grand opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC.


Nick Cannon (minus Mariah) at the Road to a Cure gala in Century City, Calif.