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4/29/2005

 
It's All Shiny and New

NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Check out all of the brand new premieres headed to VH1 and VH1 Classic this week:

Vanilla Ice Loses His Cool and VH1 Helps Him Find it or Do They?

'Remaking: Vanilla Ice' Premieres Sunday May 1 10:00PM*

In the early 90s Vanilla Ice was on top of his game and on top of the charts and known as the second white rapper to make it big with his hit single "Ice Ice Baby."

For three months, Vanilla Ice aka Rob Van Winkle worked with award-winning trainers, rock star stylists, and hip choreographers, as well as mega-music producers Trak Starz to record a new single, "Dunn That." Ice was also paired with a life coach and enters a training program to help manage his trust issues. Throughout the hour-long special viewers will see if Ice can overcome his anger and trust issues, and cut back on drinking and smoking. Will Ice make the ultimate transformation from melted ice to cold ice in time for his comeback performance at LA's famed Knitting Factory, find out during VH1's "Remaking: Vanilla Ice," premiering on Sunday, May 1 at 10:00 PM.*

"Remaking" is a series of specials that seeks to improve the careers and lives of artists through various forms of transformation. In each special, an artist goes through 90 days of hands-on interaction with a specially selected team of experts who take them through the sometimes comic, emotional, but always intense transformation, which may involve anything from therapy to plastic surgery, exercise, style renovation and musical reinvention. Upcoming episodes include Jodi Watley.

* all times ET/PT


On Saturday, April 30
"40 Least Hip Hop Moments" (Hrs. 1&2)


This 2-hour special will feature everything from pop artists trying to give hip hop a shot (Aaron Carter, Madonna), to sports stars crossing over to the mic (Shaq, Kobe, Deion Sanders), and the hip hop masters themselves making very un-hip hop moves (the Fat Boys record an opera, Jay-Z retires, Ruff Ryders make a workout video, and Nelly recording with Tim McGraw). (Premieres at 9:00-10:00 p.m.) http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/the_greatest/90935/episode.jhtml


Thursday, May 5
"Eminem: The Ultimate Encore"

As one of the most successful critically acclaimed and controversial figures in hip hop history, Eminem has made fans and "emin-enemies" all over the world. Sometimes satirical, sometimes intimate and sometimes downright depressing, Eminem has never been afraid to express himself in his music videos. Join us as Eminem aka Marshall Mathers aka Slim Shady sits down with VH1's Aamer Haleem for a rare and in-depth look at the new videos from his latest album Encore. (Airs at 10:00 p.m.) http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/eminem_the_ultimate_encore/series.jhtml


Contacts: Michelle Clark/VH1 Ariana Urbont/MTVN

212-846-5576 310-752-8079

Source: VH1

CONTACT: Michelle Clark of VH1, +1-212-846-5576, or Ariana Urbont of
MTVN, +1-310-752-8079

Web site: http://www.vh1.com/




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