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Vanilla Ice Opens Up About Burglary Arrest

February 28th, 2015 3:24pm EST
Vanilla Ice
Rapper-turned-home-improvement guru Vanilla Ice opened up to "Good Morning America" about his burglary arrest last week, calling the ordeal "just a mess."

The singer, real name Robert Van Winkle, was arrested on Feb. 18 after allegedly taking items from a foreclosed home to another home he was renovating for DIY Network's "The Vanilla Ice Project." He was subsequently arrested for burglary.

While leaving the Palm Beach County jail last week, he told reporters the incident was "a misunderstanding" and "blown out of proportion."

On GMA, he said once again: "It's just blown out of proport...

Why Was Vanilla Ice Arrested For Burglary And Grand Theft?

February 19th, 2015 9:43am EST
Vanilla Ice: Breaking Into Someone's Home To Steal Their Furnitu
Vanilla Ice's DIY Network reality show, "The Vanilla Ice Project," has nothing to do with Vanilla Ice breaking into people's homes and stealing their belongings.

But that's what's happened anyway. Apparently, the former "Ice Ice Baby" rap sensation was arrested on Wednesday, and charged with burglary and grand theft.

Here's what went down. Ice was shooting "The Vanilla Ice Project" (a reality show about renovating and flipping houses) nearby, and Ice is believed to have stolen multiple items from a foreclosed, vacant home next door.

Among the items stolen: a pool heater, a few bicycles a...

The Strangest Celebrity Couples

September 29th, 2013 12:07pm EDT
The Strangest Celebrity Couples
Love is blind, or so they say. Even in Hollywood, where image is everything, we've seen our share of odd pairs. Here are some of our favorite Strange Celebrity Couples, past and present:

Simon Cowell and Carmen Electra

A blinked-and-you-missed-it romance, these two dodged dating rumors after meeting on the set of Britain's Got Talent - but it was never confirmed they actually hooked up. However, those rumors came back with a vengeance thanks to Simon's scandal with Lauren Silverman - some reports even claimed the two of were broken up when she learned he was cheating on her with Silverman...

Kid Rock Compares Justin Bieber To Vanilla Ice

June 20th, 2013 8:00pm EDT
Justin Bieber
So many stars that catapult to fame are just as quickly extinguished. Is Justin Bieber going to be one of those cases? Kid Rock thinks so.

Howard Stern asked the rocker about the Biebs during a radio interview on Wednesday, and Kid Rock said the 19-year-old's fame is certain to be short lived.

"Tell me if this is wrong. Justin 100 percent like watching Vanilla Ice all over again. It's exactly the same. Well, as soon as Bieber has a hit, he'll be like Vanilla Ice," Kid Rock explained.

"The kid's young. He's got some money. He's got the world in his hands. It's just kind of sad...

Vanilla Ice To Go Amish In New TV Series

April 24th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Vanilla Ice
Former rapper Vanilla Ice will take on an Amish challenge in a new reality series.

Vanilla Ice will star in the series "Vanilla Ice Goes Amish," in which he will live within the Amish community and learn about their skills and traditions. The show will air on the DIY channel this year.

Vanilla Ice tweeted, "The idea came from a random conversation, I was curious about Amish, they are masters of craftsmanship. Real deal!" 

He also posted, "This show is going to be amazing, pure magical. Get in where you fit in, and I'm sitting in with the Amish. LOL."

It's not the first time Vanilla Ice ...

Vanilla Ice And Shontelle To Perform At 3rd Annual Streamy Awards

January 28th, 2013 1:30pm EST
Vanilla Ice
The Streamy Awards today announced that Vanilla Ice and Shontelle will perform at the awards ceremony honoring online videos next month.

We probably don’t need to remind you who Vanilla Ice is, but if you’re unfamiliar with Shontelle, she’s 23-years old with more than 83 million video views on her YouTube channel. She’ll be performing her hit single, “Impossible.”

The Streamy Awards were created in 2008 by Drew Baldwin and Joshua Cohen and honor “excellence in original online video programming and those who create it.” Chris Hardwick was previously announced as host.

For more information...

'That's My Boy' Stars Say Movie Is Full Of 'Ninja Turtle' And Vanilla Ice Goodness That Barack Obama Should Love

June 14th, 2012 12:25pm EDT
Classic Vanilla Ice
Rob Van Winkle was famous 20 years ago as his alter ego Vanilla Ice, riding on the single “Ice Ice Baby,” a movie vehicle Cool as Ice and a cameo in the then phenomenon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. Now playing himself in the comedy That’s My Boy, Winkle commented on the lasting impact of his work.

“Listen, it’s a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle world out there,” Winkle said. “Obama grew up to that sh** so I’m excited to bring back some of the old school and then reminisce a little bit.”

The film’s costars were impressed with Winkle’s Obama reference too. Adam Sandl...

Vanilla Ice Developing TV Stunt Show

January 20th, 2012 5:17pm EST
Vanilla Ice
Rapper Vanilla Ice is developing a new TV stunt show to raise money for charity.

The Ice Ice Baby hit-maker has previously graced the small screen in home renovating program The Vanilla Ice Project, and now he's set to trek across America and conquer death-defying feats in a bid to help sick children.

He tells New York Magazine, "Me and my buddy on the show, Wes Kain, we have a car club called the Cadillac Ninjas. It's just now in the beginning stages and we're putting it together now, but we're going to go from city to city and raise money for terminally ill kids and do these crazy stu...

Vanilla Ice Stops Foreclosure On Florida Mansion

January 13th, 2012 4:36pm EST
Vanilla Ice
Vanilla Ice has moved to stop a foreclosure battle over his Florida mansion after officials at a residents' association accused him of failing to pay a levy to cover hurricane damage.

The rapper, real name Robert Van Winkle, owns a property in a gated community in Palm Beach, Florida and after Hurricane Wilma hit in 2005, the homeowners' group asked residents to pay to replace palm trees which were destroyed in the storm.

The hip-hop star allegedly failed to hand over the $2,800 sum and the figure rose to $4,100, so bosses at the association filed foreclosure documents against the rappe...

'Rolling Stone' Readers List The 10 Worst Songs Of The 1990s

September 2nd, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Rolling Stone recently tasked their readers with voting on the worst songs of the 1990s - there were plenty to choose from. At least no one had really mastered the use of Auto-Tune yet. Here are the Top (bottom?) 10 worst songs of the 1990s:

10. 4 Non Blondes, "What's Up?" - Lead singer Linda Perry would later write songs for P!nk and Christina Aguilera.

9. Right Said Fred, 'I'm Too Sexy' - The 90s was the decade of supermodels. Right Said Fred wanted to cash in, but instead created a theme song for the models they tried to make fun of.

8. Baha Men, 'Who Let the Dogs Out?' - If you atte...

Vanilla Ice Says He Will Be Entertained By Justin Bieber's Downfall

July 22nd, 2011 9:27am EDT
Vanilla Ice
Rapper Vanilla Ice has warned teen sensation Justin Bieber to enjoy his success while he can because his fame won't last.

The one-time hitmaker, real name Rob Van Winkle, was catapulted to fame thanks to his hit 1990 track "Ice Ice Baby" - the first hip-hop single to top the U.S. Billboard charts.

But the star's fame was fleeting and he struggled to maintain his success - and Ice predicts the "Baby" hitmaker will suffer the same fate.

He tells the Huffington Post, "I mean, I did 'Ice Ice Baby' when I was 16. So I can kind of relate a bit. Sold over a 100 million records. And I had a week...

Vanilla Ice And Wife Split

July 13th, 2011 11:23am EDT
Vanilla Ice
Rapper-turned-reality TV star Vanilla Ice has split from his wife of 14 years.

Ice, real name Robert Van Winkle, wed Laura Giaritta in 1997 but he recently moved out of the family home in Wellington, Florida.

Reports suggest the marriage crumbled after Van Winkle, 43, discovered his wife had been cheating on him. Giaritta has denied allegations she was unfaithful, but confirms they are no longer living together.

She tells the National Enquirer, "We've had problems for a very long time and Rob has moved out."

The estranged couple shares two daughters - Dusti Rain, 12, and Keelee Bree...

Flavor Flav & MC Hammer To Join Charlie Sheen At Insane Clown Posse Festival

July 7th, 2011 8:49am EDT
Flavor Flav
Flavor Flav, Ice Cube, MC Hammer, Bobby Brown and Lil Jon will join Charlie Sheen at the Insane Clown Posse's four-day rap and wrestling festival in Illinois next month.

Sheen announced he'd be among the presenters in an excited tweet on Wednesday, and now the full line-up has been announced.

Sheen and Flav will co-host the music and wresting event, dubbed the Gathering Of The Juggalos, while rappers Ice Cube, Lil Jon, Paul Wall and MC Hammer will join Bobby Brown on the bill.

The 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos will take place at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois from 11-14 August.

Xzibit, ...

Vanilla Ice Launches Real Estate Advice Website (Video)

June 23rd, 2011 12:15am EDT
Vanilla Ice
Much-maligned rapper Vanilla Ice has launched a new website, offering property-buying tips.

The "Ice Ice Baby" became a successful real estate businessman after his hip-hop career ended 15 years ago - and he has become somewhat of an expert in buying and selling homes.

Now he's hoping to offer others the benefit of his knowledge and techniques through his new website

He tells, "When 'Ice Ice Baby' was selling a million records a day, I bought several properties; a home next to Michael J. Fox in L.A., a palace in Miami, and a mountain cabin in Utah....

Vanilla Ice Considers Role In Adam Sandler Film

April 2nd, 2011 1:30pm EDT
Vanilla Ice
"Country Strong" star Leighton Meester and Vanilla Ice are in talks to play supporting roles in Adam Sandler's new comedy "I Hate You, Dad."

Meester is slated to play Sandler's daughter-in-law-to-be in the film, which also stars comedian Andy Samberg, and Vanilla Ice is tipped to play a gay wedding planner.

If he signs on for the film, it will be Ice's first movie role since 2002's "The New Guy."

In the film, Sandler plays Samberg's father, who moves in with his son and his fiancee.

James Caan is also in talks to join the cast - as Meester's dad, according to Variety.

Vanilla Ice Hospitalized After Skating Accident

January 28th, 2011 8:16am EST
Vanilla Ice
Rapper Vanilla Ice was hospitalized earlier this week after he was knocked unconscious in an ice skating accident.

The hit-maker - real name Robert Van Winkle - is rehearsing for U.K. reality TV show Dancing on Ice, but suffered a horrific fall on Tuesday.

The star hit his head during a routine with his professional partner Katie Stainsby and passed out.

He regained consciousness after a few minutes and was taken to hospital by ambulance. Medics requested the star remain under observation overnight - but he refused, according to Britain's The Sun.

He tells the publication, "Katie sc...

Isabella Rosselini Regrets Posing For Madonna's 'Sex' Book

December 9th, 2010 9:12am EST
Isabella Rosselini
Actress Isabella Rosselini regrets posing for shocking snaps in Madonna's infamous Sex book - because the moralistic message behind the risqué tome "bothered the hell" out of her.

The Material Girl enlisted the legendary beauty, as well as model Naomi Campbell and rapper Vanilla Ice, to strip for a series of explicit images in the controversial 1990 coffee table publication. However, the actress admits she was angry when she saw the finished product - because she hated the book's condescending tone.

She tells Out magazine, "I don't think the book worked, even though the photos were extr...

Bring Down The House This Holiday Season With 'DJ Hero'!

November 12th, 2009 6:00pm EST
DJ Hero
Activision Publishing/RedOctane's latest entry into the world of music based video games expands on the concept of their flagship brand, Guitar Hero, and brings the club scene to your gaming console with DJ Hero, the latest title in the music game family. DJ Hero features innovative game play, a soundtrack that is second to none, and a rich experience that puts both wannabe DJs and regular folks literally right into the mix.

Instead of living the rock star fantasy through "Guitar Hero" by performing in a virtual band, this time we take it to the turntables - where mixing, scratching, cro...

Miley Cyrus Or Soulja Boy: Who Will Have The Longer Career?

October 19th, 2009 10:02am EDT
Miley Cyrus Or Soulja Boy: Who Will Have The Longer Career
Miley Cyrus Cyrus and Soulja Boy Tell'Em have achieved fame before the age of 20. They've had hit singles and popular Tweets. They have all the money in the world and a large fan base that follows them on Twitter and YouTube. And controversy arises whenever they say or do something outlandish. These two teen stars already have successful careers that a forty year old aspiring star would want. But with the rise of their careers, there will be a point where their level of fame will decline and vanish into oblivion. Between Miley and Soulja Boy, whose career will last the longest?

Miley Cyr...

DJ A.M., Jay-Z & 93 Exclusive Mixes All Featured In 'DJ Hero'; Win It!

October 15th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
DJ Hero song list
Hailed in the press as one of the most fun, innovative and highly-anticipated games of the year, Activision Publishing Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) recently dropped the needle on DJ Hero's full set list featuring 93 exclusive mixes from the biggest stars in hip hop, R&B, rock, pop and dance and created by some of the greatest DJs of all time.

On October 27th, living room legends and budding superstar DJs alike will start the party off right with an unprecedented array of talent DJs including DJ A.M., Cut Chemist, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Period, DJ Shadow and DJ Z-Trip spinning trac...

MC Hammer & Vanilla Ice To Team Up

February 12th, 2009 1:01pm EST
Hammer Pants and Ice
Fallen rap stars MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice are to team up for a concert in Utah. The 90s stars will perform a one-night-only joint show, called Hammer Pants and Ice, at the McKay Events Center in Orem on February 27.

Ironically, back in 1990, Vanilla Ice ended MC Hammer's run at the top of the album charts when his To the Extreme toppled the "U Can't Touch This" hitmaker's Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em.

Watch MC Hammer "U Can't Touch This" music video:

Hip-Hop's Great White Wonders

October 1st, 2008 9:10am EDT
Beastie Boys
This week VH1 is trotting out another one of its Greatest shows, this time counting down the 100 greatest hip-hop songs. What does a network that airs reality sludge all day long know about the 100 greatest anything? Since it seems that everyone is an expert these days despite their lack of qualifications, I give you my list of the best white rappers of all time. Keep in mind, this list is compiled by a black man who plays an acoustic guitar and writes songs that owe more to Bob Dylan than Chuck D (who is a Dylan fan, by the way).

But that's the point, Hip-Hop Nation. Whereas rap was onc...

Slideshow: Celebrities We Wouldn't Want To Make Angry

August 15th, 2008 11:39am EDT
Tom Cruise
Not all celebrities are nice and friendly. In fact, some of them scare us! Take a look at famous people who we wouldn't want mad at us and our reasons why...

Naomi Campbell

Reason: There are plenty

More Naomi Campbell pictures

Charlie Sheen & Denise Richards

Reason: Charlie to Denise: "I hope you and your worthless retarded father get cancer and join your stupid mom. Rot in hell you whore"

Denise to Charlie: "I don't want your prostitute-tranny-infested sperm."

Miley Cyrus

Reason: She'll make fu...

The Baha Men Score Worst Song Ever

August 5th, 2008 2:52pm EDT
The Baha Men
The Baha Men's summer hit record Who Let The Dog's Out? has been named the worst song of all time.

The track, which topped charts around the world in 2000, is number one in a new list compiled by editors of and AOL Radio. It beat off tough competition from rapper Vanilla Ice's memorable hit Ice, Ice Baby and a more recent chart success for Ricky Martin - She Bangs.

There was even a place in the chart for a couple of music legends, in Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.

The top 10 is as follows:

1. Who Let The Dogs Out - Baha Men

2. Ice, Ice Baby - Vanilla...

No More Elgin Lumpkin Or Georgios Panayioutous: Celebrities Who Changed Their Names

July 21st, 2008 10:43am EDT
Marilyn Monroe was originally christened Norma Jean. Archibald Leach opted for the more debonair nom de guerre Cary Grant. At the age of 10, musical prodigy Steveland Morris was dubbed (by Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr.) "Little Stevie Wonder." These aren't the only celebrities who bid farewell to the names bestowed upon them in infancy; among those in the public eye, adopting a more star-worthy moniker seems to be the rule, not the exception.

Stage Names

Where stage names are concerned, some stars keep it succinct. Musicians Cher and Seal shortened their names from Cherilyn and ...

Video Game Review: 'Singstar' Series Brings Karaoke Home

March 18th, 2008 12:03pm EDT
Singstar 90s
Oh, the '90s. Too young to be considered hip in an ironic and nostalgic way, it currently sits in the awkward phase, awaiting d-list comedians to show up at VH1 with their best Bill Clinton jokes tucked away for such an occasion. While the decade gave us some spectacular artists like Beck and Nirvana, it also offered the dregs of the musical society with Chumbawamba and MC Hammer. Singstar: '90s has a collection of both worlds, offering the chance to croon along with some of your favorite songs and videos – then cringe at the hilariously bad tunes and their awkward visual pieces.


Defining Greatness: The One-Hit Wonder Scale

February 26th, 2008 11:14am EST
Vanilla Ice
Probably the most underrated term in the music industry is the "One Hit Wonder." Popularized in the 80s, one hit wonders are either regarded as artists with one hit (like Deee-Lite’s "Groove is in the Heart"), or artists who produced a song that everybody knows (like "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors).

However, the truth of the matter is that one hit wonders actually come in many shapes and sizes. There are hits that are huge one day and laughable the next, there are hits that are mildly spectacular at first but ultimately propel the careers of the artists who recorded them, and there a...

Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Voted Number-One Song Of The 90s

December 12th, 2007 2:16pm EST
The fans have spoken and VH1 is celebrating the music of the 90s like it never has before. In an online poll, users have voted Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as the greatest song from the 90s.

It was the decade that brought you Madonna's "Vogue," Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" and Hanson's "MMMBop," and once again VH1 taps its collective memories and revisits it all. VH1's "100 Greatest Songs Of The '90s" premieres Monday-Friday, December 17 - 21 at 10 PM each night.

With more than 600,000 votes cast, the countdown list was determined by an online poll at VH1....

Starpulse's Top 10 Animated Shows of All Time, Part 1

November 8th, 2007 2:23pm EST
If your childhood was anything like mine, the working week was simply a means to an end. I slept through class, suffered through swimming lessons, and sweated through T-ball practice, all with a singular goal: survive until Saturday.

Saturday was more than just a break from the routine, more than just the promise of croissants instead of dry toast, and more than just the freedom of not wearing a tie. Saturday meant Saturday morning, and Saturday morning meant one thing: cartoons.

This week, Starpulse takes a nostalgic stroll down memory lane in search of the top 10 animated tele...

Spooky Celebrity Birthdays, October 31

October 31st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Beastie Boys
A Happy Spooky Halloween Birthday to 80s rap icon Vanilla Ice (1968), Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz a.k.a. the "King Ad-Rock" (1966), The Hot Chick Rob Schneider (1963), baseball player Fred 'Crime Dog' McGriff (1963), U2 drummer Larry Mullin Jr. (1961), Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson (1961), comedian John Candy (1950), Days of Our Lives mainstay Deidre Hall (1947), Irish thespian Stephen Rea (1946), Saturday Night Live alum Brian Doyle-Murray (1945), Little House on the Prairie star Michael Landon (1936), former CBS anchorman Dan Rather (1931), German photographer Helmut Newton, actr...