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Vanilla Ice Was on Quarantined Plane, Says It Was 'Chaos'

'At that point, I was like, "OK, now I'm getting nervous"'

(Newser) - The story of an Emirates plane quarantined at JFK airport Wednesday was an attention-grabbing story all its own, but the discovery of a famous passenger on board ensured it made headlines. USA Today reports Robert Matthew Van Winkle (aka Vanilla Ice) was trapped on the plane with about 500 others,... More »

Presidential Candidate to DWTS: Rick Perry

Former Texas governor to join Amber Rose, Vanilla Ice, Ryan Lochte on 'DWTS'

(Newser) - Rick Perry will join the next season of Dancing With the Stars, joining Ryan Lochte (probably not doing the Brazilian bossa nova), Amber Rose (doing dance moves that epitomize whatever she's famous for doing), and other celebrities for the ABC show's 23rd season, ABC News reports. Perry, who... More »

Vanilla Ice Takes Plea in Theft Case

He gets fine and community service over the 'misunderstanding'

(Newser) - Vanilla Ice has accepted a plea deal to perform community service after being arrested over the break-in and theft at an abandoned home in Florida. The rapper, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, appeared in circuit court in West Palm Beach today. He agreed to a fine of more... More »

Vanilla Ice: Arrest a 'Misunderstanding'

Rapper wishes world would focus on the 'good things'

(Newser) - Vanilla Ice wishes the world "would focus on all the good things I've done" ( like this , probably) rather than on the allegations that he's a burglar. The 47-year-old rapper-turned-home-renovator, real name Robert Van Winkle, was booked into a Florida jail yesterday and then released; he's... More »

Vanilla Ice Charged With Grand Theft

He allegedly took stuff from home under foreclosure

(Newser) - Vanilla Ice is accused of ripping somebody off again, but this time it doesn't involve musical hooks. Police in Lantana, Fla., have charged Ice—real name Robert Van Winkle—with stealing furniture, bikes, and even a pool heater from a home, reports WPTV . Ice is currently the host of... More »

Vanilla Ice Project Back for Second Season

Ex-rapper's renovation show will run on DIY Network

(Newser) - Stop, collaborate, and set your DVRs. Ice is back with a second season of "The Vanilla Ice Project," a show on the DIY Network that stars the 44-year-old rapper as he renovates a run-down mansion in Palm Beach County, Florida. Returning on the heels of a hit first... More »

Vanilla Ice: Madonna Was 'a Great Lover'

But 'slutty' book made them break up

(Newser) - Ahh, the ‘90s: a time when Vanilla Ice was still famous … and, apparently, sleeping with Madonna. The rapper reveals to News of the World that they were a couple when he was 24 and she 33, Digital Spy reports. She was “a great lover,” he says,... More »

Vanilla Ice, Home Remodel Expert?

The rapper gets DIY series...really

(Newser) - Today’s WTF moment: Vanilla Ice is back…in a home improvement series. Apparently the rapper “taught himself the basics of home improvement through hands-on experience” over the last 15 years, and is ready to show off his “vast knowledge” of home renovation, according to a rep for... More »

Hello, 1991: MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice Plan Concert

Nineties rap stars will appear in Utah

(Newser) - Your inner adolescent is not going to believe this: MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice are back. And they’re back together, reports TMZ. The aging rappers will team up Feb. 27 for a concert in, of all places, Orem, Utah—a town commonly referred to as “Family City USA.... More »

Mr. Hip Hop, You Need to Stop

Yahoo lists the worst rappers to ever pick up a mic

(Newser) - Before Chingy or Master P came Shaq's failed try at rap. And before him were many other shameful attempts at the lyrical flow. Yahoo lists the worst rappers ever:
  1. Vanilla Ice: The "Ice Ice Baby" king also failed as an actor in Cool as Ice.
  2. MC Hammer started a
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The Worst Songs of All Time

(Newser) - Cheesy lyrics. Bad melodies that get inside your head and won't leave. Ever. These are the hallmarks of truly bad songs, and the folks at Blender offer their list of the worst ever:
  1. Starship, “We Built This City,” 1985
  2. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Achy Breaky Heart,” 1992
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