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*LL Cool J is stepping behind the camera to produce a new scripted CBS series called “Brotherhood.”

The show follows two brothers who find their lives turned upside down when they have to move in together to raise their 10-year-old brother. LL Cool J will serve as executive producer on the project that is written/produced by Michael Borkow.

“Brotherhood” will be the former rapper’s first-ever executive producer credit, and his first scripted series that he’s worked on behind the scenes. LL Cool J is known as one of the forefathers of pop rap. He has released 13 studio albums and two greatest hits compilations.

He has also appeared in numerous films, including “In Too Deep,” “Any Given Sunday,” “S.W.A.T.”, “Mindhunters,” and “Edison.” LL currently stars as NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna on the CBS crime drama “NCIS: Los Angeles.”

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Maryam Simpson charged

Meanwhile, a feisty New Jersey hairstylist who police say pepper-sprayed a dissatisfied client has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon, New York Daily News reports.

35-year-old Maryam Simpson, who goes by “Freddy” on Craigslist to advertise her hair-cutting and styling services, fled her client’s apartment before cops could arrive after she pepper sprayed the woman when she expressed her dissatisfaction with her haircut, police said.

After a police search for Simpson, she was arrested on Oct. 24 and released after posting bail, which was set at $35,000, with a 10 percent option. Police say she also had an active warrant in Rutherford.

The client was treated at her apartment for injuries sustained during the incident.