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TV Jukebox: 'Make It Or Break It,' 'The Killing,' 'Person of Interest,' and more music-on-tv moments

Mother’s Day may be next weekend, but there’s no shortage of mama drama in the latest Jukebox. Mom’s got through (and even started) some trouble on shows including Make It Or Break It, Private Practice, Missing, and The Game.

Which isn’t to say the dads didn’t get in on the action, too, creating waves on The Killing, Revenge, and The Client List. The last few weeks also saw a steamy encounter (The Good Wife), a heartfelt tribute (Glee), and an ambush (Person of Interest), plus more music-on-TV moments from The L.A. ComplexGirls, and Mad Men.

Check out our picks below and make sure to click through to the final page to listen to a track-for-track Spotify playlist of this week’s “show tunes.” (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!)

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Rapper Game quotes Beyonce, talks about gay people, and really should have stopped there

For all the violence and misogyny present on his chart-topping The R.E.D. Album, Game has been getting into hot water lately thanks to stuff he’s been saying outside of his music. He got into a bunch of trouble a few weeks ago for pulling a Twitter prank on the sheriff’s office, and now he’s mouthing off about AIDS.

During a conversation with VLADTV, the Compton rapper born Jayceon Taylor was asked about whether or not it would surprise him if an established rapper came out as gay. “I don’t have a problem with gay people,” he said. “Beyoncé should have said, ‘Who run the world? Gays.’ Because they’re everywhere. And rightfully so … It’s a free country. The Game does not have a problem with gay people.”

That all sounds well and good, but then the conversation drifts into the sort of conspiracy theories you might hear on that TV show hosted by the former wrestler. (No, the other one.) “Game has a problem with people who are pretending not to be gay, but who are gay,” he said, suddenly becoming yet another wrestler. “The number one issue with that is you could be fooling somebody, and you can give them AIDS, and they can die. That in the closet s— is real scary. It’s not cool to be in the closet. Be gay and be proud.”

So in Game’s mind, there are a lot of closet homosexuals (carrying AIDS, of course) who make a habit of faking out ladies to spread the disease? That seems less like an epidemic and more like an urban legend the dude heard once. Snopes is silent on this one, so it’s probably got a few rumors to go before it becomes a full-blown piece of playground fakery.

In all honesty, it’s refreshing to hear the first part of Game’s statement— too many rappers are hostile towards gay people (and very willing to voice those opinions in an open forum).

Still, the scenario wherein closeted guys fool women into sex and kill them with AIDS seems like a problem that is not actually a problem. You know, like the debt ceiling.

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Rapper Game pulls Twitter prank on Compton sheriff's office -- the police are not amused

Twitter is a handy tool for complaining about Starbucks baristas and writing extremely short album reviews, and now rapper Game (born Jayceon Taylor) has proven it can also be useful for playing possibly felonious pranks.

On Friday night, a message was blasted from the Compton MC’s Twitter account that encouraged his followers to call a phone number to request a presumably Game-related internship. The phone number in question? The line for the Compton sheriff’s department, which saw its switchboard light up all at once.

Bureau Captain Mike Parker figured out what was wrong and sent a message to the rapper to request the number be taken down (the tweet finally vanished around midnight). “It was almost like a symphony of misery,” Parker told The Los Angeles Times. “You’ve got a multitude of phones ringing simultaneously.” He noted that it was the sort of response the station usually gets in the wake of a major earthquake.

According to the Times, Game may now face criminal charges in relation to the tweet (which he blamed on a friend who got control of his account), including counts of obstructing a peace officer in the performance of their duties and disrupting or impeding communication over a public safety radio frequency, with each call possibly resulting in a new count.

The Game didn’t seem too concerned about the possibility of legal trouble, which he expressed (where else?) on Twitter. “I can see it now: ‘What u in 4 homie.. robbery. What about u dog… Murder. Aye… What u in here 4 game… (Pokes Chest Out) A TWEET’ !!!” the rapper wrote. His fourth release, The R.E.D. Album, hits stores next Tuesday, August 23.

Now if you’ll excuse us, we’ll be off reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland one update at a time.

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