Screencap from Jedward's 'Ice Ice Baby', featuring Vanilla Ice
Before we interviewed Vanilla Ice (aka Robert Van Winkle) earlier this year, we'd written the guy off as a one-hit wonder and year-round D-lister. But over the course of our chat, we changed our minds. He seemed really down to earth -- the kind of guy who'd had a moment of notoriety, milked it for all it was worth, and moved forward. He didn't have any illusions about reaching the top of the pops again; he was just doing the things he loved, like making music and flipping houses.
During our interview, he mentioned in passing that he had a TV show in the works. He couldn't give us details at the time, but it now appears that it's going to be a Flip This House-style reality show, and it's set to debut in the fall.
And, oh, yes, footage has leaked out.
Knowing about Rob's love of cars and his never-say-no attitude, the producers have apparently added a bit to the show wherein Rob does ridiculous things with cars. Obviously that has nothing to do with flipping houses, but flipping rides is close, right? Anyway, here's a clip of him ramping a 1967 Cadillac coupe into a koi pond.
The word "underwhelming" comes to mind. Let's hope some CGI spin doctors get their hands on that before September.