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'Life' Lessons

Vanilla Ice, Tammy Faye join ''Surreal Life'' cast. Porn vet Ron Jeremy and Erik Estrada will also be among the roommates in WB reality show's second season

Like its predecessor, ''The Surreal Life 2'' is aptly named. In the second season of the WB reality sitcom, according to Variety, faded rapper Vanilla Ice will live in a house with a bizarre collection of roommates: Tammy Faye Messner (of televangelism fame), Erik Estrada (''ChiPs''), Traci Bingham (''Baywatch),'' Trishelle (''The Real World: Las Vegas''), and Ron Jeremy (porn). The show will debut early next year, with at least six episodes on their way, Variety reports.

The first ''Surreal Life'' starred a similarly motley crew, including actual Motley Crüe singer Vince Neil, plus Corey Feldman, MC Hammer, and Emmanuel Lewis. The new season will take place in the same house that hosted that cast, although Variety reports that the dwelling has been outfitted with more ''bling bling.'' We assume the Iceman would settle for no less.

Originally posted Oct 21, 2003