1. Vanilla Ice Defends Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous Six' Amid Controversy: It "Isn't 'Dances With Wolves' "

    April 27, 2015 8:35 AM EDT At least one castmember in Adam Sandler 's Western comedy appears to have the star's back. Controversy swirled around the forthcoming Netflix comedy The Ridiculous Six when a group of Native American actors walked off the set on April 26 to protest sections of the script that they…

  2. Vanilla Ice Arrested, Charged With Residential Burglary & Grand Theft

    February 18, 2015 4:23 PM EST On Wednesday (Feb. 18),  Vanilla Ice was arrested by Florida police and charged with stealing items from a vacant Florida residence. The rapper and TV host faces burglary and grand theft charges for allegedly removing furniture, bicycles and a pool heater from a vacant home under…

  3. U Can Touch This: MC Hammer, Silicon Valley Darling, Promotes New Album With Twitter Love

    December 09, 2014 3:50 PM EST You may not have realized that MC Hammer was but a follow away. The life of MC Hammer is a fascinating pop-culture saga, and the twists just keep on coming. His meteoric rise up the charts in the early 90s and the financial troubles resulting from his subsequent drop-off in sales are…

  4. Vanilla Ice to Perform at NFL Halftime Show

    September 11, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Word to your mother: Vanilla Ice will perform at the halftime show of this Sunday's game between the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans at Reliant Stadium in Houston. The NFL team booked Ice, born Robert Van Winkle and a Dallas native, to be a main attraction of their "Liberty…

  5. Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Vanilla Ice Earn 2013 Razzie Nominations

    January 09, 2013 3:20 PM EST Rihanna 's film debut in the 2012 action/sci-fi/military/board game boat film "Battleship" has been singled out as one of the worst of the year by the 33rd Annual Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies. The yearly salute to the worst films and screen performances has nominated the…

  6. L.A. Reid Hopes Britney, Demi Stick Around on 'X Factor'

    October 31, 2012 11:05 PM EDT Watch a Q&A With Reid and Demi Lovato on what surprised them about fellow judges Britney Spears and Simon Cowell. Have you ever wondered what the "X-Factor" judges think of themselves when looking out at competitive reality talent shows, such as "American Idol"? Simon …

  7. The Beat 8/22: Minaj On 'Idol'?, Green Day Gets 'Angry,' Vanilla Ice Goes Zumba

    August 22, 2012 3:53 PM EDT Welcome to the Wednesday, August 22 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In today's episode, J.B. has the headlines…

  8. Vanilla Ice Premieres 'Ice Ice Baby' Zumba Remix: Video

    August 21, 2012 10:00 AM EDT New video features a Zumba routine while incorporating the rapper's vintage choreography from his 1990 megahit "Ice Ice Baby" is heading back to the dance floor -- thanks to Zumba. This time, a freshly remixed version of the 1990 Vanilla Ice hit is heading to Zumba classes…

  9. Rapper MattyB, 9, Bounds Onto Billboard Social 50 Chart

    March 16, 2012 12:15 AM EDT Making a big debut at No. 11 on the Social 50 this week is a 9-year old rapper from Atlanta, known simply as MattyB. As seen on NBC's "Today" rapping "Ice Ice Baby" and featured on "The Insider," MattyB bows this week after the release of his newest single …

  10. Weekly Chart Notes: Adele, Van Halen, Aretha Franklin

    January 19, 2012 4:15 PM EST Adele's "21" becomes just the 20th album in the Billboard 200's five-decade-plus history to reign for at least 16 weeks SWEET 16: As previously reported , Adele 's "21" tops the Billboard 200 album chart for a 16th week, marking the survey's longest…

  11. Ask Billboard: Chart Moves, Like 'Jagger'

    September 02, 2011 7:35 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. AS STUDENTS…

  12. Down With the Clown: ICP Gathering of the Juggalos Diary, Day 3

    August 14, 2011 4:21 PM EDT Editor's Note: To describe the Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos as one of the more outrageous music festivals is, perhaps, an understatement. To fully grasp the infamy surrounding the fest and the entire Juggalo subculture, one must experience it. So we sent Billboard…

  13. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Shout-Outs Kathy Griffin's S&M' Cover, Vanilla Ice On Justin Bieber

    July 22, 2011 6:45 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna Digs Kathy Griffin's Cover of 'S&M' She may be bad, but she's perfectly good at it: Comedian Kathy Griffin was captured doing a karaoke version of Rihanna's smash, "S&M…

  14. Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon Bust Out 'History of Rap' Sequel: Watch

    July 20, 2011 9:14 AM EDT Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon debuted a sequel of sorts to their "History of Rap" on Tuesday night. The duo's original "History of Rap" -- a timeline of hip-hop -- went viral after its September debut on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."…

  15. Jeremih Strips Adele's 'Rumour' Down

    June 20, 2011 9:58 AM EDT Let the man stand up with a drum kit to his right, keys to his left, and a reverb-heavy guitar backing him up, and R&B hitmaker Jeremih has his way with the retro soul of Adele 's "Rumour Has It," in this week's Mashup Mondays. Photos: Jeremih's Mashup Behind-The…

  16. Remembering 15 Forgotten Hot 100 No. 1s

    March 09, 2011 1:05 PM EST As Billboard celebrates 1,000 No. 1s in the Billboard Hot 100's storied archives , it's inevitable that certain past toppers require an extra pause before triggering recognition. Despite all 1,000 titles having earned the honor of, at least for one week, reigning as the most popular…

  17. Chart Beat: Best Of 2010: Part 2

    December 15, 2010 2:35 PM EST Through the end of the year, Chart Beat is looking back at the biggest achievements on Billboard's charts in 2010. From "Empire State of Mind" to "California Gurls," Lady Gaga to Lady Antebellum, B.o.B to "OMG," "Fearless" to "Not Afraid,"…

  18. Weekly Chart Notes: P!nk, Bruno Mars, Band Perry

    December 02, 2010 4:45 PM EST 'GLASS' CEILING: As previously reported , "Raise Your Glass" is the toast of the Billboard Hot 100 , rising 2-1 to become P!nk 's third No. 1. The artist born Alecia Moore last led with "So What" the week of Sept. 27, 2008. She first held sway for five…

  19. Insane Clown Posse Prepping 'Devastating' New Album

    October 27, 2010 11:55 AM EDT I nsane Clown Posse will give its Juggalo fan base with a pair of albums in 2011 -- a three-disc compilation of guest appearances and a new studio set that the duo's Violent J promises will be "the bombest, most devastating thing we've put out yet." J (real name Joe Bruce)…

  20. Vanilla Ice's Five Favorite Rappers

    October 26, 2010 10:00 AM EDT Chart Article Vanilla Ice made his reality TV debut this month with "The Vanilla Ice Project," a new series on the DIY Network featuring the rapper (real name: Robert Van Winkle) turning a decrepit 7,000 square-foot property into a blinged-out mansion. The small-screen venture…

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