Ricki Lake New Head Mistress of VH1's 'Charm School'

Former television talk show host, documentary film producer and author Ricki Lake is coming back to the small screen with some of the outrageous women from VH1's "Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels" and "Real Chance of Love." This season, Ricki faces the challenging task of transforming these ladies into selfless angels through various acts of charity.

As Headmistress and an executive producer of "Charm School," Lake is taking a different approach from previous seasons. These ladies will have to take on real responsibilities with non-profit organizations and contribute time to a different charity each week.

Their volunteer jobs will include working with senior citizens, environmental preservation, mentoring underprivileged children, and animal rescue and care. For the final task and one of the show's biggest challenges to date, the girls will be sent to the devastated Ninth Ward in New Orleans. There they will help with the ongoing rebuilding efforts to restore the region most ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Lake will also be joined by new "Charm School" deans Alani "La La" Vazquez (MTV personality) and Stryker (Radio personality and co-host of Love Line), teaming up to help the new students succeed and graduate.

The premiere of "Charm School with Ricki Lake" airs on VH1 Monday, May 11 at 9:00PM.

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