Vanilla Ice booted off “Dancing With The Stars,” returns to busy touring and house-flipping stardom

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Well, phooey.

Wellington’s own Rob “Vanilla Ice” Van Winkle and partner Witney Carson were sent home from “Dancing With The Stars” Tuesday night, along with fellow ’90s luminary Babyface. His voting-off follows his highest scores ever, for a Cirque du Soleil-themed Viennese waltz, in which he dressed as a solemn-faced clown (I find myself writing a lot about clowns lately.) Ice was super gracious about his dismissal, his time on the show and his partner, probably because the show has given his already high profile a major network bump, and because he’s probably got five shows scheduled, like, tomorrow (his touring schedule seems to have been eating into his dance rehearsal time.) I’ll miss him, because he was an earnest 40-something tackling something new, and us olds need to do that every once in a while, right?

So enjoy this. It’s the last we’ll see of Vanilla Ice until his next DIY Network show, which probably begins next week.