Getting a newsman to read aloud what at first blush appears to be an innocuous name, but in actuality is a dirty word, during a live broadcast, is the oldest trick in the book.
Nothing gets us in the mood for a jam like a has-been pop icon arrested for domestic battery — a sentiment to which KTLA morning staffer Jessica Holmes stylishly related this morning. Barely finished with her report of Vanilla Ice's jailing in Florida on charges of kicking and hitting his wife, the bubbly entertainmentard summoned a trio of back-up "dancers" for an impromptu run through "Ice Ice Baby." Reaction in the newsroom was mixed, with a vigorous defense from seasoned veterans who recalled the time Walter Cronkite and a young Dan Rather punctuated revelations of Ike Turner's domestic abuse with a loosely harmonized performance of "You Should'a Treated Me Right." Skin-crawling video after the jump.