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This week I was able to check something off my bucket list: rapping with Vanilla Ice. Yes, you read that right.
Growing up in the '90s I just loved "Ice Ice Baby." I knew, and still know, every single word to that song. I totally remember dancing around on my roller skates at the roller rink with my friends, just rapping along. And I actually contemplated shaving vertical lines into my eyebrows for a brief second but realized that look was best left to men. New Kids on the Block were never my thing; my middle school crush was on Rob Van Winkle.
Rob came to E! to talk about the second season of his DIY network show The Vanilla Ice Project, premiering January 21st at 9pm. He buys homes, fixes them up with his buddies and flips them, all the while cameras are rolling. He is like a cuter, modern day Bob Vila.
I was shocked at how nice he was. Our conversation was funny and laid-back. And yes, I totally geeked out and asked for a photo at the end. I was so pumped after the interview I celebrated by driving home with my ragtop down so my hair could blow… check!
Ashlan Gorse joined E! News in May 2008 as a correspondent and fill-in anchor, covering everything from red carpet premieres to breaking news. Before joining E! News, Ashlan was the host of E! News Now.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Journalism with a BA in broadcasting and a minor in music, Ashlan began her professional career in the exclusive NBC Page Program in NYC. Working on shows like Saturday Night Live, the Today show and Conan O'Brien only fueled her love for all things entertainment.
Ashlan then climbed her way up at Access Hollywood in Manhattan, going from production assistant to field producer before continuing on to MSNBC as a reporter and segment producer for its weekend entertainment shows, Hot List and At the Movies. Her Southern charm led her to be a coach for MTV's Made.
In 2006, she moved to Los Angeles as the editor at large for Life & Style magazine and has since appeared on The O'Reilly Factor, the Today show, The CBS Early Show, CNN, TV Guide and The Insider as a pop-culture and gossip guru.
Ashlan has become a permanent fixture on the red carpet, covering the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and Grammys. She has interviewed such Hollywood luminaries as Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey Jr. and many more.
When she's not obsessing over celebrity culture, Ashlan loves fashion, sweet tea and stilettos.