LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Robert Van Winkle, known professionally as the rapper Vanilla Ice, is to star in a new U.S. home-improvement series called "The Vanilla Ice Project."
The 10-episode show is to debut Oct. 14 on the DIY Network.
"Over the last 15 years, Rob has taught himself the basics of home improvement through hands-on experience," representatives for the network said. "In each episode, Rob demonstrates his vast knowledge in home renovation ... . He calls the shots in this room-by-room home makeover series, exposing an entirely new side of the star -- one that his fans never have seen before."
In addition to performing the 1990s hit "Ice, Ice, Baby," Van Winkle is best-known for his appearances on the celebrity reality program "The Surreal Life" and the game show "Hollywood Squares."
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