Rock the Cradle competition to feature children of celebrities

03/11/2008 at 08:08 AM ET

In a new twist on the ever-expanding reality tv genre, MTV has unveiled its latest contribution — Rock The Cradle.  The live, weekly, eight-episode show will have a format similar to that of the immensely popular American Idol.  Instead of featuring the voices of relative unknowns, however, Rock The Cradle will feature the voices of those who are decidedly known — by their celebrity parentage, at least. 

The contestants include Eddie Money’s daughter Jesse, Dee Snider’s son Jesse Blaze, Tom Johnston’s (of Doobie Brothers fame) daughter Lara, M.C. Hammer’s daughter A’keiba, Bobby Brown’s son Landon, Al B Sure’s son Lil Al B Sure, Kenny Loggins’ son Crosby, Olivia Newton John’s daughter Chloe Rose Lattanzi and Joe Walsh’s (of the Eagles) daughter Lucy

At a recent photoshoot the cast came together for the first time and discovered not only common ground, but mutual admiration for one another.  Said Jesse Blaze,

I love A’Keiba!  Me and her are going to be awesome buddies! We both have big families and have been through ‘Our dad’s are big and famous’ and then ‘Our dad doesn’t have a lot of money.’

Click ‘continue reading’ for more from the photoshoot.

Lucy said the decision to compete on the show was an easy one.

I was interested in this show because of the mass exposure available with a television spot.  I’m just not going to pass that up. I mean come on, the girls who are winning American Idol go on to win Grammys!

Landon said a love of competition motivated him to participate.  But those who are looking for a Bobby Brown-like performance might be in for a disappointment, Landon says, adding,

I love to compete.  I’ve learned from [my father’s] mistakes. I do me, but I tone myself down a little more, except on stage. I’ll try not to take my shirt off up there. They told me not to.

M.C. Hammer, who attended the photoshoot, says he’ll be proud of A’keiba — whom he describes as a "hard working girl" — regardless of her finish on the show.

I’m a proud papa. My advice is to have fun!

Rock the Cradle premiers April 3.

Sources:  People, Reuters


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OnyxJones on

Why does Al B. Sure’s son name have to be Lil Al B Sure? Is that his stage name? I believe that would be the child he had with Kim Porter. Whose name happens to be Quincy.

Frostelized on

No, Quincy is Quincy. He has another children.

Katherine Romero on

David Ruffin Jr. should be on this show. He has strong vocal power, like his legendary father, David Ruffin of the Temptations. Also, I saw one of his shows and was instantly a fan. His show was hot! I know he has a page on Myspace because I joined it!

mc on

Lil Al is Al B first Born child,Quincy is not his first born. Now everyone can see that Kim Porter has been passed around by all the Bad Boy Ent Label Artist.

Toni on

I think the show is a Great concept.
I think some may have been a tad bit nervous. They all have potential.
I personally liked Lil Al’s performance. I have seen him in concert with his dad (Al B. Sure! Sr.) and he has great stage presence along with some crucial vocals! VOTE LIL AL B.!

Alexis on

I think the show is amazing. In fact, I’m totally obsessed with it now. I even reviewed it for You can see the review at

I think Jesse Blaze Snider or Chloe Lattanzi will end up winning, but I think Crosby is a genuine talent.

It’s too bad the finale is coming up. I’m gonna miss it so much for the entertainment facctor.


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