PopWatch was all set to buy tickets for Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby until we learned that, despite the title, it’s not a musical. Still, there are plenty of song-and-dance-oriented entertainment options this weekend:
-Can’t make it to Chicago for Lollapalooza this weekend? Catch it via webcast here.
-Read all about the world of competitive air guitarists — including air groupies — in To Air Is Human, by Björn Töroque (how great a stage name is that?), a.k.a. Dan Crane.
–Sunday night sees two season premieres on VH1: Flavor Flav (pictured) is back in Flavor of Love (10 p.m.), and Celebrity Fit Club 4 (9 p.m.) features such musical heavyweights as Carnie Wilson, Tina Yothers, Angie Stone, and Bone Crusher. As for dance on TV, we admit it: we can’t get enough of Pants Off Dance Off (Fuse, 11:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday).
-The Numa Numa guy’s got nothing on these online dance machines. Watch comedian Judson Laipply trace the evolution of dance in six minutes. Or you can make these guys dance to your choreography: electronic-suited Pjotro and Mr. Pipe Cleaner Man.
-Finally, our favorite musical downloads of the weekend include these four free tracks from EW.com’s Download This, an epic concert that Sleater-Kinney performed last night on their farewell tour, and this video of Norwegian band Hurra Torpedo performing an explosively percussive version of ”Total Eclipse of the Heart” using various battle-scarred kitchen appliances.