Quick quips: Sinead O'Connor, Madonna, Beach Boys, Harry Connick Jr., Peter Criss 

added: 13 Jan 2012 // by: VVN Music 

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Sinead O'Connor has admitted that she was overdosing when she put out the plea on Twitter Wednesday for medical help. She told the Sun ""I took an overdose. God obviously wants me around, though I can't think why."

Madonna doesn't mince words about Lady Gaga in an interview with Newsweek. She said her reaction upon hearing Gaga's Born This Way and noticing the similarities to her own Express Yourself, "I thought, 'What a wonderful way to redo my song.' I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was. interesting."
She actually does like the singer, whom she considers much like herself. On this week's Graham Norton Show, she says "When I first saw her, I was really impressed by her and she was cool. She did remind me of me back in the day. I do think she is very talented."

The Beach Boys have a drummer lined up for their 50th Anniversary Tour. They'll bring back old stand-by from their 90's tours, actor John Stamos.

Harry Connick, Jr. starts a four week run next Wednesday as Mariska Hargitay's love interest on Law & Order: SVU. He may want to see if he can stretch that job out a bit longer as his current job on Broadway, starring in the revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, will close on January 29. In total, the show will have played 29 preview and 57 regular performances.

Peter Criss, former drummer for KISS, and Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons) will be inducted as Drum Legends by the Guitar Center retail chain. They will be honored on January 14.

Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Martha Quinn have signed with Atria Books (Simon & Schuster) for a new book detailing the behind the scenes activities of the original MTV veejays. The fifth of the original crew, J.J. Jackson, died in 2004.

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