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Vanilla Ice

Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1967), best known by his stage name Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper. Born in South Dallas, and raised in Texas and South Florida, Van Winkle released his debut album, Hooked, in 1989 through Ichiban Records, before signing a contract with SBK Records, a record label of the EMI Group which released a reformatted version of the album under the title To the Extreme. Van Winkle's single "Ice Ice Baby" was the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts. Although Van Winkle was successful, he later regretted his business arrangements with SBK, which had paid him to adopt a more commercial appearance to appeal to a mass audience and published fabricated biographical information without his knowledge. After surviving a suicide attempt, Van Winkle was inspired to change his musical style and lifestyle. While later albums by Van Winkle haven't charted or featured much radio airplay because of their less mainstream, rock-oriented sound, Vanilla Ice has had a loyal underground following. In 2009, Van Winkle began hosting The Vanilla Ice Project on DIY Network. His latest album WTF – Wisdom, Tenacity & Focus was released in August 2011. Van

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Vanilla Ice's Wife -- I Wanna Stay in the Crib, You Gotta Pay

Vanilla Ice's Wife
I Wanna Stay in the Crib, You Gotta Pay

Vanilla Ice's estranged wife wants to make a clean sweep in their divorce. Laura Van Winkle wants to keep the Wellington, FL home she's been living in with their 18 and 16-year-old daughters and… READ MORE >

Vanilla Ice -- Wife Files for Divorce

Vanilla Ice
Wife Files for Divorce

Vanilla Ice's marriage is officially ice, ice baby -- his wife just filed for divorce after nearly 20 years together ... TMZ has learned. Laura Van Winkle filed the docs Tuesday in Florida.… READ MORE >

- 158 days ago
Vanilla Ice -- Delta Employee Proves America's Got Talent (VIDEO)

Vanilla Ice
Delta Employee Proves America's Got Talent

Vanilla Ice has made peace with Delta, which is a good thing, because if there were lingering hard feelings the rapper wouldn't have been treated to one of the greatest pop up concerts at LAX!… READ MORE >

- 190 days ago
Vanilla Ice -- Flips Out at Delta ... 'You Gotta Watch the Monitors, Man' (VIDEO)

Vanilla Ice
Flips out at Delta 'You Gotta Watch the Monitors, Man'

Vanilla Ice had a meltdown at Delta in Atlanta Monday, after realizing his plane had left ... without him. Ice tells us he arrived an hour early and sat near the ticket counter. He says when he… READ MORE >

- 237 days ago
Vanilla Ice -- Dodges Felony with Hardcore Housework

Vanilla Ice
Dodges Felony With Hardcore Housework

Vanilla Ice won't face any jail time for stealing from an abandoned house because he put in a ton of time building new houses, and more importantly ... he listened to the judge.  Ice's… READ MORE >

- 428 days ago
Vanilla Ice -- The White Zone Is NOT for Chatting About Adam Sandler (VIDEO)

Vanilla Ice
The White Zone Is NOT for ... Chatting About Sandler

Vanilla Ice's admiration for Adam Sandler runs deep ... so deep it might have cost his driver a ticket. We talked to Ice about his new role in the Sandler flick, "The Ridiculous 6" ... only… READ MORE >

- 481 days ago
Vanilla Ice's Co-Star Bucked From Horse During Polo Lesson (Video)

Vanilla Ice
Co-Star Bucked From Horse During Polo Lesson (Video)

There was a problem. Ice did not solve it ... instead the rapper watched helplessly as his friend was bucked off a horse at a polo practice ... and TMZ Sports has the video.  Ice was… READ MORE >

- 514 days ago
Vanilla Ice -- Cool Down, Native Americans ... Adam Sandler's Not Trying to Be Kevin Costner

Vanilla Ice
Cool Down, Native Americans ... Sandler's No Kevin Costner

Here comes the cavalry ... lead by Vanilla Ice, who's defending Adam Sandler against the Native American actors who quit his movie -- even though Ice says he's part Choctaw. Vanilla Ice co-stars… READ MORE >

- 701 days ago
Vanilla Ice -- Theft Conviction Dismissed As Long As He Stays Cool

Vanilla Ice
Theft Conviction Dismissed As Long As He Stays Cool

Vanilla Ice won't serve any jail time for stealing a pool heater and other stuff from a Florida home  ... but there are strings attached. Ice's lawyers, Bradford Cohen and Joe LoRusso, worked… READ MORE >

- 725 days ago
Vanilla Ice -- He Can Now Buy the House He Allegedly Looted ... Legally

Vanilla Ice
He Can Now Buy the House He Allegedly Looted ... Legally

Vanilla Ice can try to unscramble the proverbial egg by buying the house he allegedly burglarized, because it's on the market. You'll recall ... Ice was arrested for felony grand… READ MORE >

- 728 days ago

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