Morning Links: Zooey D.’s Rough High School Days, LL Cool J to Host This Year’s Grammys

● "Girls spit in my face, people were so mean to me, I’d cry every day," says Zooey Deschanel of her rough high school days. She is just so "adorkable" now, though, you really can’t imagine, can you? [USA Today]

● For the first time in seven years, the Grammys will have an official host: a two-time Grammy winner himself, LL Cool J. [People]

● Pusha T, Frank Ocean, Big Sean, and Jay Electronica have all signed up to work on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. compilation, due out, according to the man himself, "SPRING 2012." [Pitchfork]

 ● When Nick Cannon said he was suffering from "mild kidney failure," he really meant his kidneys "pretty much failed," but he didn’t want you to worry or think about Gary Coleman too much. [EW]

● L.A. City Council passed, in a nearly unanimous vote, a new city ruling that requires porn stars to use condoms during shoots. The times, they are a changing! [LAT]

● Jay-99 percent-Z’s Rocawear laid off half of its New York City workers the day before Blue Ivy’s luxury birth. [AnimalNY]

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