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LL Cool J "Humbled" by "NCIS: L.A." Start

LL Cool J seems to succeed at everything he tries.

A winner as a rapper, movie star and more, he's is now a ratings-topper on television.

As Special Agent Sam Hanna, Cool J is the leading man in TV's leading new show, "NCIS: Los Angeles," on CBS. It averages almost 17 million viewers each week, and is consistently among TV's top ten draws.

He spoke with co-anchors Erica Hill and Chris Wragge during "The Early Show Saturday Edition"'s big pre-Super Bowl special, live from Miami Beach.

Cool J told them he's "having a great time, just enjoying the process," on "NCIS: L.A." "And we just hope we can get better and better and better and just stay on the air and keep entertaining people."

He humbly conceded the show is off to a "pretty nice start. So we're very grateful. And we're humbled by it, though, because you can go up quick and you can go down quick. So you kind of got to still approach it with humility and focus on the work."

Since he's succeeded in so many branches of shwo business, is he constantly looking to the next thing?

"I just believe in dreaming big and going after your dreams, going after your goals, doing what you believe," Cool J responded. "I'm just -- I'm weird like that. I just really love just expressing myself as an artist and going after it. Just sitting around, doing nothing is boring."

When reminded by Wragge that he'd refused to predict a Super Bowl winner during the Grammys broadcast, and pressed by Wragge to go on record with a prediction, Cool J had a politically-correct answer: ''I'm just guaranteeing you that somebody's gonna win the Super Bowl. That's my guarantee! Put your money on that!"

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