[03/11/08 - 01:11 PM] InspiratioN. AspiratioN. Music NatioN. MTV orders "Celebrity Music Mentor Project," in which "viewers will help pair up 8 MTV music celebrity mentors with 8 amateur protégés who will compete to become pop stars."
ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from MTV's web site, September 2008) It's time to Rock the Cradle! Yeah, we're searching for the next superstar, but this isn't your average, every day singing competition. We're shining the spotlight on children of rock stars to see who has what it takes to step out of the parental shadow and fulfill their DNA destiny. 'Cause, really, isn't everything better when celebrities are involved? Nine superstars in the making will step up to the mic to Rock the Cradle and prove they have what it takes to become the rock stars they were meant to be. They've got talent running through their veins, but can they put it to good use and make their dreams come true? Every week the contestants will take the stage and give it their all -- and every week one of them will be sent packing. But that's not the only drama that's gonna go down. We'll also show you what it's like to have a rock star mom or dad, and it's not as glamorous as you'd think. But, wait, who are these rock star kids? Well, you'll get to know Landon Brown, son of singer and perennial bad boy Bobby Brown, who performs about his personal experiences. You'll meet Lucy Walsh, daughter of the Eagles' Joe Walsh, who has toured with Ashlee Simpson. Find out why rapper/preacher MC Hammer's little girl, A'Keiba Burrell, has luck on her side. See what life's like for Lara Johnston, offspring of the Doobie Brothers' Tom Johnston, who first performed onstage when she was just two. You'll also get up close and personal with Chloe Rose Lattanzi, whose mother, Olivia Newton-John, sang her heart out in Grease. You'll learn why Crosby Loggins, Kenny Loggins' kid, thinks his dad is "just a dad." Walk a mile in the shoes of Jesse Money, rocker Eddie Money's daughter. Bang your head with Jesse Snider, seed of heavy metal icon Dee Snider. Chill with Lil B. Sure!, who, of course, is R&B singer Al B. Sure!'s son. Each rock star kid will Rock the Cradle in front of a panel of judges, who'll help the budding musicians come out of their shells and learn the business. While the judges will share their opinions after each performance, you will ultimately decide who will stay and who will go. Yes, you! And, in the end, one winner will be crowned and take the first step toward becoming a superstar, just like dear old mom or dad. Who will emerge from their parent's shadow victorious and step into the spotlight? Find out when we Rock the Cradle!