First up, Charlie Sheen is the internet meme who refuses to go away as #winning and #thataintwinning still continue to be top trending topics on Twitter and every person who is interviewed on any show invariably gets asked about him. And not one to let a golden moment of famewhoring pass him by, Dr. Silver Fox Drew Pinsky and VH-1 are teaming up to host an hour of carefully researched total speculation of what the hell is wrong with Charlie Sheen because nothing says I'M A PROFESSIONAL DOCTOR WITH ONLY GOOD INTENTIONS IN MY HEART quite like diagnosing somebody you've never met on national television for the sole purpose of bringing in ratings and maintaining your D-list profile between seasons of "Celebrity Rehab." Just to show you how brilliant this special, airing tonight at 7 p.m., is going to be and how serious this will all be treated, here is the title: "Vh1 News Presents: Charlie Sheen: Winning… or Losing It? with Dr. Drew." I. CAN'T. with this title. You know when things are truly crazy? When you can't tell from a title if a program is about mental illness downward spiral OR trying to lose those moobs and love handles.
Elsewhere, in what can probably only be a truly fleeting moment of clarity, Charlie Sheen took to his Twitter to talk about how much of a fail his debut of his e-talk show "Sheen's Korner" with the lovely tagline: "Either you're in Sheen's Korner or you with the trolls." He wrote on his Twitter, "Last night was treasonous to the movement. my bad. a video solution coming soon." Okay, so maybe CLARITY isn't quite the right term to use with what he Tweeted.We'll say he sound relatively less crazy, which is still ten kinds of cray cray.
In other cray cray news, Lindsay Lohan actually gets a break from being one of the universe's favorite whipping girls as the people accusing Lohan of stealing a necklace from their store make one gigantic blunder in the name of making some quick cash. Deciding to cash in on Lohan faster than, well, Dina, the jeweler store has decided to sell the surveillance tape of Lohan in their store according to RadarOnline. The sale netted the store about $35,000 and about a million headaches for the prosecutors as this obviously puts a teeny tiny wrinkle in the store's credibility, a fact, according to sources, both the prosecution and the defense were aware of and were not happy when they found out about the sale. Could Lohan actually be innocent and this, for once, be an actually frame job by some people trying to use her notorious history to get some attention? Stranger things have happened (SCROLLS BACK UP TO THE CHARLIE SHEEN STORY).
In other news, Sarah Palin is not too fussed with Kathy Griffin. In an interview with Fox News, OF COURSE, Sarah Palin stated, "You know, Kathy Griffin can do anything to me or say anything about me because you know, she's a 50-year-old adult bully is what she really is." Oooh, somebody got a hold of the buzzword du jour "bully." Mama Bear Sarah Palin said she also took particular offense to Kathy going after Bristol Palin, saying, "Kathy, pick on me, come up to Alaska and pick on me, but leave my kids alone." Yes, because nothing says MY CHILDREN ARE OFF LIMITS FROM THE MEDIA like them appearing on "Dancing With the Stars," "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," or, you know, YOUR OWN REALITY SHOW. And the bully thing? Kathy is a comic. Her job is to rip into people. It's not like she's, we don't know, putting maps with crosshairs on them.
In other Fox News news, according to a report in the NY Times, the network is considering dumping Glenn Beck when his contract expires in December. According to some sources, some people at Fox think that Glenn Beck's antics might be harming the network's credibility. Yes. That's the one thing that is hurting Fox's journalistic street cred. Anyway, executives have allegedly asked Glenn Beck to lighten up on all the gloom talk. We'll see if Mr. Beck will be able to find the lighter side of Nazi references in the coming months.
And that's the tea. Next up, we get our tunes on TV on in the debut of an all-new feature!
Welcome to the first edition of LIVE ON TAPE, the Majak Mixtape's weekly guide for the who, what, when and where of amazing musicals acts appearing on television this week. This week a lot of the talk shows are on repeats but just don't think of it as a rerun but more of a second chance to catch up on some great live performances.
On Jay Leno, the big chin host will welcome Grace Potter and the Nocturnals for a performance. Grace Potter is basically everything that "Gossip Girl" starlet/rock star wannabe Taylor Momsen so desperately aspires to be and does so without having to look like a really snotty raccoon in the process. GO FIGURE.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Also on Monday, Carson Daly will rerun his episode that featured a performance from the band Mini Mansions. We're still beyond surprised that Carson Daly still has a talk show to be perfectly honest. Though, we do find it hilarious that it did begin its life as a tradition talk show with the studio audience and whatnot and has now basically been reduced to one cameraman and Daly. It's a far cry from the days of being the King of MTV, that's for sure. Anyway, here is a wonderful track/creepy video from Mini Mansions.
Over on Jimmy Kimmel, he will be having British sensation Adele on. As you all know, we're completely obsessed with Adele, who recently topped the Billboard charts with her sophomore album "21." Below is a performance is one of our favorite songs of hers from her first album "19."
Over on David Letterman, he will welcoming the stylings of The Script, a band we only know of because the radio station at Macy's seems to have a great affinity for their tune "The Man Who Can''t Be Moved." Below, a track from their latest album "Science and Faith."
On BET, Oscar winner and talk show hostess extraordinaire Mo'Nique will be having on Shanice. We pretty much give a big NO1CURR to Shanice's current output of music but will always appreciate her stunning, flawless, amazing tune from the early 1990s.
On Jay Leno, he will have the soulful stylings of Diane Birch. We absolutely loved her debut album "Bible Belt" and adore her second album "The Velveteen Age." Getting in touch with her inner Cat Powers, Diane Birch's "The Velveteen Age" is an album of covers of songs she adored while growing up. Below, she takes on Siouxsie and the Banshees' "Kiss Them For Me."
Bonus, the original version:
Also on Tuesday, David Letterman will have the lo-fi rock sounds of Best Coast. Best Coast's "Crazy For You" album continues to be on a constant loop on our computer. Below is one of our favorite tracks from the album.
On Wednesday, talk show host/master Charlie Sheen impersonator Jimmy Fallon will have legendary performance artist Laurie Anderson on.
Over on TBS, George Lopez will interrupt his unsuccessful attempts at being humorous and present the awesomeness that is Lupe Fiasco. Fiasco's new album Lasers is coming out soon but nothing will ever touch the magic that was his first album "Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor." Below, a track from the album.
Gang of Four will be making an appearance on Letterman. We've always been a huge fan of Gang of Four and are so happy they are back with a brand new album titled "Content." Below, one of our favorite songs from the band:
Over on TBS, Conan will have the musical stylings of one Lykke Li. Below, a track from her latest album "Wounded Rhymes."
On Friday, Letterman will have the classic hip hop group Naughty By Nature on to promote their recent effort "Anthem Inc." We will always have a special affinity for Naughty By Nature as we're still trying to learn the verses from "O.P.P." Below, a favorite Naughty By Nature track:
Over on Jay Leno, he'll be rerunning his sit down with Lady GaGa as well as having John Legend on as a musical guest. We really like John Legend, even if some of his music lapses into boring, middle-of-the-roadness as he seems to be a little to addicted to. Anyway, here is one of the more lively tracks from his discography:
And that's a taste of some of the musical acts that are going to be on TV this week. As always, we wish you love, peace and downloads! LET THE MUSIC PLAY.