Robert Van Winkle, baby. Robert Van Winkle. With a real name like that, Vanilla Ice was destined for 15 minutes of fame long before he...

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Kraft macaroni and cheese, Vanilla Ice and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze. If that's not a recipe for a great TV ad, we don't know what is.

If it wasn't obvious, all three of those things have joined forces for a commercial promoting Kraft's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mac and cheese shapes.

The spot finds the rapper stocking shelves (probably not too big a stretch these days) and reviving his "Ninja Rap" from the 1991 sequel to TMNT.

The song, from the ever-so-brief peak of Ice's popularity, features the the familiar refrain, "Go Ninja Go!" and memorably showcased him in a cameo.

Back to the ad, it's as random and awkward as it sounds, but it owns that fact.

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When you're a kid, getting a snow day is always exciting.

But for a pair of administrators at the Durham Academy in North Carolina, a scrolling feed at the bottom of the news station wasn't nearly a good enough way to announce it.

Instead, they rewrote Vanilla Ice's classic "Ice Ice Baby" in the best closing announcement ever ...

This video raises so many questions:

  • How long did it take to write this?
  • Have they been planning it for months, just hoping for an ice storm?
  • Why weren't my school administrators so hot yet dorky?
  • Do kids these days even get Vanilla Ice references?
  • How did that guy get an Olympic sweater???

I look forward to future school closing videos. May I suggest the Frozen soundtrack for inspiration?

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Vanilla Ice has a lot to say this week.

And it's not all via a pair of fake feet tattoos.

The rapper - who posted photos to Twitter over the weekend of phony Miley Cyrus tattoos on the bottom of his hoofers - tells TMZ that he's totally fine with Miley using him as an example when telling Justin Bieber how NOT to be.

Asked about Cyrus' advice to Bieber - in which she told Rolling Stone that her fellow artist is in danger of not being taken seriously and ending up like Vanilla Ice - the "Ice Ice Baby" artist said he actually agrees!

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Word to Miley Cyrus, yo.

In light of this 20-year old singer getting a Rolling Stone tattoo on the bottom of her feet, Vanilla Ice has taken to Twitter and showed off his fresh ink: The words "Miley Cyru$" etched on the bottom of his hoofers.

"WORD TO YOUR MOTHER !" the rapper wrote as a caption to the following image, adding "LMAO!"

Is there any chance this ink is actually permanent? We doubt it. But at least Vanilla made us LOL for a couple minutes.

Vanilla Ice Tattoos

Miley actually reference this artist in her interview with Rolling Stone, using Vanilla Ice as a cautionary tale in offering advice to Justin Bieber.

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There is no better way to start your morning than with this video of movie clips brought together to sing the 1990 classic, Ice Ice Baby

No movie was safe from this YouTuber's maniacal plans. Everyone from Bob Hoskins' Mario, to Pee Wee Herman, to even Sho'nuff, the Shogun of Harlem, lent their work to this incredible blend of cinema and musical history.

If this clip accomplished nothing else, at least it found a use for the ridiculous puns uttered by Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mr. Freeze character all throughout Batman and Robin.

Ice Ice Baby not enough musical mash-up for you? Check out Bill Clinton's Blurred Lines!

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Kid Rock is not what you'd call a big fan of Justin Bieber.

He spoke out about the star on Howard Stern's radio show on Wednesday, likening Bieber to Vanilla Ice, and predicting his long, hard fall from grace.

Or whatever you'd call where Justin is right now.

Rock was promoting his $20 Best Night Ever tour, where he's charging fans only $20 a ticket, when the topic of Bieber's recent woes came up.

"Tell me if this is wrong," he asked Howard. "Justin Bieber ... is 100 percent like watching Vanilla Ice all over again. It's exactly the same."

When Stern remarked that Ice was a one-hit wonder, Rock amusingly responded, "Well, then as soon as Bieber has a hit, he'll be like Vanilla Ice."

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Something called The Streamys aired over the weekend.

The un-televised event honored the very best in Web videos programs, which are apparently things that warrant their very own award ceremonies.

But that's not the craziest part of this story.

No, the craziest part is that Vanilla Ice - yes, that Vanilla Ice! - actually performed a 12-minute set that included his classic "Ice, Ice, Baby" and a rendition of "Ninja Rap," from in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.

We couldn't make that up if we tried. Watch the whole thing now:

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Someone must not have liked his cameo in That's My Boy.

Vanilla Ice is not dead, despite a hoax that suggested he rolled his car and perished this morning. The Iceman confirms he is among the living!

The "Ice Ice Baby" rapper took to his Twitter page this morning to smack down rumors spreading on social media that he died in a car wreck:

"I don't know who's spreading this rumor about me dying in a car crash but - IM ALIVE!! I have like 30 texts, from mom family and friends," he said.

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The culprit behind this latest celebrity death hoax is the time-honored Global Associated News, the notorious site responsible for generating fake news.

Eddie Murphy, Charlie Sheen, Jeff Goldblum, Jon Bon Jovi and others have been facetiously offed by the site in recent years for no reason at all.

In Vanilla Ice's case, its bogus report alleged the 44-year-old hip-hopster "died in a single vehicle crash on Route 80 between Morristown and Roswell."

That should've been a giveaway right there, he was killed somewhere between New Jersey and New Mexico? That's hard-hitting journalism for you!

Per the rumor, Ice (real name Robert Van Winkle) lost control while driving a pal's car at 95 m.p.h. and rolled over several times, dying on impact.

Drugs and alcohol were NOT involved at least. Phew.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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Vanilla Ice (real name Robert Van Winkle) is a man who has been to the top of the music world, only to become a national joke 15 minutes later.

His message to Justin Bieber: You're next!

Ice is warning the Bieb to enjoy his success while he can because his fame will be fleeting, and sustaining this kind of success is impossible.

Justin Biebs

From one doomed pop-cultural fad to another?

Vanilla, who produced the first hip-hop single to top the Billboard charts, tells the Huffington Post, "I mean, I did 'Ice Ice Baby' when I was 16."

"So, yeah, I can kind of relate a bit. Sold over 100 million records. I had a weekend that lasted about three years, and I didn't know who I was."

"What's my purpose in life? So my prediction about Bieber is that he's going to go through one of those weekends that lasts a few years."

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