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Vanilla Ice accepts plea deal

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Vanilla Ice has accepted a plea deal to perform community service after being arrested over the break-in and theft at an abandoned home in Florida.

The rapper, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, appeared in circuit court in West Palm Beach on Thursday. He agreed to a fine and 100 hours of community service to avoid charges of grand theft in the February incident.

Van Winkle hosts a home-improvement show, DIY Network’s The Vanilla Ice Project, and was renovating a home next to the victim. He said the alleged theft was a misunderstanding.

“I’m glad to have this behind me,” he told the Palm Beach Post

In love

Gina Rodriguez just adores her boyfriend.

The Jane the Virgin star has been dating Revenge actor Henri Esteve for about a year now, and she opened up to E! about their relationship recently.

“He’s gorgeous! And he’s talented! And he’s a really, really good guy!” Rodriguez said at a recent photo shoot. “I have a very strong [and] supportive boyfriend. He’s an amazing artist himself who respects the craft. … He supports me and I think that’s all that matters. We’re very honest and there’s a lot of communication. He knows that my priority is Jane and him and family.”

Bacall auction

A two-day auction of the contents of Lauren Bacall’s spacious Manhattan apartment at The Dakota realized $3.6 million.

Bonhams says 1,500 bidders vied for the film and theater legend’s artwork, furniture, jewelry and housewares on Tuesday and Wednesday. Objects associated with her first husband, Humphrey Bogart, all went above their high estimates including a steamer trunk that brought $47,500.

Bacall died last August.

New Bowie musical

David Bowie is the latest rock star throwing his hat in the musical theater ring.

The New York Theatre Workshop said Thursday that Bowie will team up with Once playwright Enda Walsh to create the musical Lazarus this winter. The show is inspired by Walter Tevis’ 1963 novel, The Man Who Fell to Earth, which was adapted into a 1976 film starring Bowie. The new musical will have new and old Bowie songs.

Custody battle

Icelandic musician Bjork is being sued by her ex Matthew Barney, Page Six reports. Barney is suing for custody of their 12-year-old daughter Isadora, claiming that the singer, 49, has monopolized time with the tween.

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