July 11th, 2011
12:43 PM ET
Finally, a true star got his time to shine on Sunday's episode of "Ice Loves Coco." Ice-T and Coco's dog Spartacus is a bonafide star in Hollywood, complete with an agent named Cat.
Here's the thing to know about Spartacus: Coco is his stage mom and Ice-T is the reluctant dad. Coco not only wants to be a star with her own clothing line (more on that later) but she also apparently wants to make even her dog famous. As a result, Spartacus was booked for a doggie calendar shoot. I can't wait for her to be a real mother; I can just see her now in a future episode of "Toddlers & Tiaras."
So as the day for the calendar shoot draws near, Coco promises the dog agent that Spartacus has been trained for shoots and well...he hasn't. And so we begin operation "train my dog quickly so my doggie agent doesn't know I lied."
Lisa the dog trainer meets Ice-T in the park for their first training lesson. Surprisingly things go very well with Spartacus learning how to eat and sit upon command in a relatively short time.
But on the day of the shoot, he's put in a room with other dogs dressed to the nines (which, let's be honest, was completely adorable). At first he doesn't do anything on command...that is until Ice-T remembers that the way the trainer got their dog to do things was by using, of all things, some cheese. And voila: Spartacus transforms himself from a dog with no direction to giving the perfect pose at a second's notice! And the proud papa and mama were beaming.
Besides the focus on Spartacus, Coco spent the show working on the launch of her clothing line for curvy women called "Licious." The launch happened on the same day she had to take Spartacus to his fashion shoot. But because Coco seems to be a superwoman and is committed to the hustle (as Ice-T put it) she takes it all on. Her clothing line launch, however, doesn't quite go as well as the Spartacus shoot in the beginning.
Let's start with the first problem: Her assistant SoulGee is instructed to bring in curvy women like Coco to model the items. Apparently what SoulGee thinks is curvy is quite different from what Coco believes is curvy. SoulGee brings in skinny tall women whose curves are quite obviously hard to find. This immediately doesn't sit well with Coco who instructs him to keep searching to find exactly what she is looking for.
On to problem No. 2: Coco and Ice-T decide to fly to Los Angeles (where the factory making her clothing line is located) to check out how production is going. And, well, it seems someone at the factory didn't get an "A" in spelling. Coco is shown samples of some of the shirts in her clothing line that should clearly say "Licious" but instead the shirts are stamped with "Licous."
But despite her spelling snafu, Coco makes it to launch day. She works it on the red carpet and the party is a success. Ice-T even chimes in at the end saying: "For all the work, tonight was a big success. You had two wins today. Spartacus' photo shoot was a success and now your line. You're officially in business now. I'm proud of you."
And, then, of course, the Ice-T and Coco love fest continued. What do you think of this couple? Have you been tuning in? Sound off below!
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