Palm Beach Turns out for Vanilla Ice and TMNT Turtle Power

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As soon as I heard that my wish-list future guest, Rob “Vanilla Ice” Van Winkle, was making the rounds on Tuesday to announce he was premiering Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows the following night, I knew I HAD to bring my son, Jordon. We are HUGE TMNT fans, and passing on certain pop culture loyalties to future generations is an American tradition. Rob made stops at both the KVJ Show & WPBF to make his announcement:

Paramount Pictures gave Rob (a longtime honorary Turtle) the opportunity to host his own premier of TMNT2 anywhere he wanted to. So, a true man of our town, Rob took the time out of his busy I Love the 90s tour schedule to hold his premier right in downtown West Palm Beach! I’ve seen him perform several times before, and Rob always gives 100%. So, he takes his tours very seriously. Even with a show scheduled the next day in Alabama, he still prioritized his hometown, inviting not only friends and family, but also bringing a bunch of kids through our sponsor, Little Smiles! And, to top it all off, he made it a free event for everyone who showed up–as many as 400 people!

He entered the theater with Wes Kain and all the Little Smiles kids and pumped up the crowd before the show:

Then, in true Vanilla Ice fashion, he took a selfie with the audience. Try to spot KVJ’s Kevin Rolston and ESPN’s Josh Cohen. (Jordon and I are just out-of-shot to the left.)

As the lights went down, Rob encouraged full attention to the movie screen, and the crowd was NOT disappointed! The action sequences are phenomenal, the graphics dazzled, the storyline was well-crafted, and notable actors such as Tyler Perry, Megan Fox, Laura Linney, and Will Arnett gave stellar performances. I was both wowed and laughing the whole time! There’s a surprise moment in the movie where Rob’s “Ice Ice Baby” plays, and the whole crowed cheered. What a fun showing!! Everyone–adults, kids, seniors, pets–should go see this movie, which premiers today. Particularly, if you were a fan of the first Transformers moving, you will LOVE TMNT2! (There is even a cameo by Bumblebee!!)

Afterwards, in the hallways of the City Place Muvico Theater, the fans gathered around for pics with the man of the hour. Of course, I had to carry the selfie tradition by utilizing Rob’s built-in selfie stick. (He truly does take great selfies!)

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Vanilla Ice Project Wrap Party

Be sure to also catch this season of the Vanilla Ice Project Saturdays at 10. This Saturday’s episode, episode 8, is Strike Zone.

I was fortunate to be invited by former CTCKids guest, Alex Ariete, to this season’s wrap party back on February 18th, and I can honestly tell you that the house is AMAZING!! Follow Rob (“Vanilla Ice”) on Twitter and look for his next Palm Beach event. Hopefully, he’ll land on this podcast pretty soon!!

 

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Triple-threat Tori Lynn Displays her Talent on the Sunfest Stage

When I first met my 58th guest, Tori Lynn, at No Snow Ball back in December, it was immediately evident that she has that “it” factor–that unspeakable essence that makes her come to life when she hits the stage to entertain the crowd. It is an absolute pleasure watching her work so hard everyday and have the blood, sweat, and tears pay off. Last Thursday, Tori Lynn rocked the Tire Kingdom stage at SunFest!! Each time she steps onto a major stage like that, it’s just one more stepping stone on her journey toward entertainment domination. She is talented, driven, and simply unstoppable.

I remember he saying to me during our podcast: “I like to dream big. It’s fun to dream big. And, it’s fun to want to go after your dreams.” In other words, she is a curvist! And, I couldn’t be more proud to have a front seat to her accomplishments. Tori Lynn is one of south Florida’s talent powerhouses, and she’s only just begun!

Enjoy some clips from her SunFest performance:

Love Who I Am:

How Deep is Your Love:

Mama Said (personally, my FAVORITE Tori Lynn tune):

Finally, from our convos after SunFest, I’m sure there was no place she would have rather been that night!!

No Place I’d Rather Be:

Tori Lynn is a rising star bursting with positivity. Follow her journey as she keeps working toward her dream and be inspired to find your passion and do your thing! Congratulations, Tori Lynn!!

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