All right, stop, collaborate and listen: Vanilla Ice told the NY Times about real estate buying spree when he was "young and dumb" (and cash-flush), "I bought houses in L.A., in Laurel Canyon right next door to Michael J. Fox; on Star Island, next door to Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith; in Utah; and on Bleecker Street in New York City. Three years went by. I never used any of them, and I thought it was the worst investment of my life. So I said, 'Let’s sell everything, and I’ll have one primary house here in Miami.' When I sold them, I made, on each one of them, $300,000 to $400,000. I stopped in my tracks and said, 'It can’t be that easy.' But it was." [Via Curbed]