Jambo Mixtapers! Welcome to another stunning, flawless, amazing, SNATCHING THE HAKUNA MATATA OFF YOUR FAVORITE edition of the Majak Mixtape, where pop culture goes when it wants to be part of your world. It's Thursday and you know what that means? Other than "Grey's Anatomy" continuing to try to redeem itself from that hot ass mess of a musical episode from a couple weeks ago? Yep, it's time for another round of THROWBACK THURSDAY, where we freebase nostalgia like the pop cultural junkies that we are.
Today, we're taking on the magic of Disney tunes during that rebirth period of the late 1980s and the early 1990s. You know that period of time when a new wave of Disney princesses like Jasmine, Belle and Ariel came for Snow White's, Cinderella's and Sleeping Beauty's wigs and tiaras. Dwarves who? Fairy godmother what? These ladies along with some bad ass lions came to lay their own claim to the Disney legacy. But before we get the eyes in Walt Disney's cryogenically frozen head rolling, it's time for us to do the best and:
Monsters Ball special for HBO, news that Lady GaGa will be the musical guest on the season finale of "Saturday Night Live" with Justin "Of Course You Weren't Getting an Oscar Nod for 'The Social Network,' Dude" Timberlake.
If that recent bit of news wasn't enough, Lady GaGa recently sat down to be interview by "NME" magazine and delivered all sorts of wonderfully off-kilter quotes, particularly when she was confronted with the opinion of most of the universe with ears that says that "Born This Way" sounds suspiciously identical to Madonna's "Express Yourself," which was the Staple Singers' "Respect Yourself" reworked. GaGa was none too pleased about the comparison, saying, "I'm not stupid enough to put out a record and be that moronic." Really, because according to our ears and the ten million mash-ups on YouTube say that you are.
GaGa ended up crying in the interview and saying about "Born This Way": "I honestly feel like God sent me those lyrics and that melody." Well then apparently God has "The Immaculate Collection" on his iPod.
In other news, Lindsay Lohan was not in the upcoming "Gotti" until she apparently got to be? Oh the magic of Hollywood and the speed in which gossip goes stale. Yesterday, according to "People," Lindsay and the makers behind the film couldn't come to an agreement, with the producers going on record to say that her recent legal woes have no factor in it.
Today, TMZ is reporting that they have struck a deal with Lindsay Lohan for her to be in the film, but she won't be playing Victoria Gotti. Instead, she will be playing John Gotti's daughter-in-law. To show how far Lindsay has fallen on the totem pole, the role had originally been considered to be going to Kim Kardashian. The film is also without a director now too so this film should be hitting theatres around the same time Kelly Rowland puts out a new album.
In slumming it news, Janelle Monae will be joining Katy Perry on some dates for her tour. We love that Katy Perry's tour is pretty much consisting of a ton of opening acts that are infinitely better than her with Robyn and Marina and the Diamonds also signed on to play dates on the tour.
Lastly, Oprah's final season of talking to all of the people who have gotten on her nerves at some point will get even more interesting as TMZ reports that James Frey, the author she famously tore a new asshole for while wearing her attack wig for making up his memoir, is going to be on to talk about how his life was changed by that whole incident. Don't piss off Oprah, James. Gayle is waiting in the wings to fuck your shit up if you do.
And that's the tea for today. Up next, we're taking on Disney. And if you don't like it: