This list is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, sports, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for August 15-21, where we can find something for everyone. (Yahoo Entertainment may receive shares from purchases made through links on this page.)
Check it out: The dark side of comedy Funny Man breaks down the lives of Chris Farley and other comedy greats
Vice TV, the network that brought us The dark side of the ring And The Dark Side of the 90sIs back with a close-up on late Saturday Night Live the star His brother Tom Farley, ex SNL Cast members Chris Caton and Melanie Hutsell, comedian Tom Arnold and more share their memories — good and bad — of the bereaved. tommy boy star, who died of an accidental drug overdose on December 18, 1997. Arnold shared a conversation with Farley, one of his most famous sketches, in which he played a Chippendale dancer. “I remember when he called me and said, ‘The writers want me to take my shirt off with Patrick Swayze and do this sketch, and I’m like, I’m afraid they’re going to make fun of me. And he said, ‘what do you think?’ I said, ‘Well, if you can be the funniest fat guy ever, then be the funniest fat guy ever.'” Future episodes of the series will feature the late comedians Richard Pryor, Freddie Prinze, Dustin Diamond and Greg also sheds light on Giraldo. As are some who are still with us: Roseanne Barr, Andrew Dice Clay, Artie Lange, Maria Bamford and Brett Butler. – Rachel Scheufelt
The dark side of comedy Premieres Tuesday, August 16 at 9pm on Vice TV.
Check it out: It’s Idris Elba vs. a giant lion animal
Aliens vs Predators. Batman v Superman. Godzilla vs. Kong. All those movies were good and dandy. But Idris Elba vs. the Lions? Now we are talking. The wire And Luther In the alum star animal As a widowed father of two daughters whose family vacation in South Africa is interrupted by a large bloodthirsty rogue lion. Does the movie end with Alba in an epic wrestling match with said lion? We’re not saying it, but you can watch an exclusive clip from the Baltasar Kormákur-directed thriller above. – Kevin Polovy
animal Opens in theaters Friday, August 19. Get tickets fandango.
Stream it: Diana Investigations Knows in the tragedy of the death of Princess Diana
It has been almost 25 years since the icon died on August 31, 1997, along with his partner, Dodi Fayed, and his driver, Henri Paul, in a Paris crash when the car they were traveling in was followed. was This four-part documentary presents the insights of those who investigated the case and promises new insights and details that have never been revealed. In this exclusive clip, officials from Operation Paget, Britain’s official investigation into many of the allegations that the 36-year-old AIDS advocate’s death was deliberate and covered up by the royal family or others, discuss 104 of those claims. What they investigated and how they undertook such a difficult task. – R.S
Diana Investigations Premieres on Thursday, August 18 Discovery+.
Watch this: Alison Brie’s hopes for a romantic Italian vacation are dashed Spin me round
In this dark comedy, which Alison Brie co-wrote with director Jeff Baena (short hours), Ex talk The actress plays a woman who is happy to take some time off from her job as manager of an Olive Garden-esque eatery to join the company’s educational immersion program in Italy. However, things don’t quite go as planned. “What he thought would be a romantic vacation,” says the official film description, “turns into chaos and disaster.” For starters, she finds herself falling for her boss and wonders why all her friends are praising her for being so open-minded. The cast includes Alessandra Nivola, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Debbie Ryan and Aubrey Plaza, who appears in this exclusive clip playing the oddly overzealous assistant to the company’s CEO. – R.S
Spin me round Premieres Friday, August 19 In the theaters and on AMC+.
Check it out: Jurassic World: Dominion Completes the Pratt-Howard trio with many legacy stars
Chris Pratt said Jurassic World: Dominion like “Avengers: Endgame of the Jurassic Park movies.” Not only do Pratt and dino-tending co-star Bryce Dallas Howard return for another romp, the trilogy also brings back legacy stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and BD Wong for a decades-spanning Jurassic reunion. Added. Samuel L. Jackson’s amputated arm that’s missing. (Well, it’s nice to see those kids are all grown up now.) Later. the government-grossing $965 million at the box office this summer, the blockbuster hits home entertainment with bonus features including 14 extra minutes, an alternate beginning, and more. Watch an exclusive clip from the extras above. – KP
Jurassic World: Dominion Coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital on August 16th. Buy it Amazon.
Listen: Demi Lovato found her true voice
After “funeralizing” her pop music career on Instagram earlier this year, Demi Lovato explained Rolling Stone that she is “emo-rock…reminiscent of my earlier era.” The result is his eighth studio album, Holy Fvck, which is also inspired by current alt-rock artists such as Royal & The Serpent and Turnstile. And it looks like Lovato has finally found her true voice. “The process of making this album has been the most fulfilling yet, and I’m grateful to my fans and collaborators for being on this journey with me. I’ve never been more sure of myself and my music, and this record speaks for itself. To my Lovatics who have been hanging out with me since the beginning and who are just now coming along for the ride, thank you. This record is for you,” Lovato said in a statement. – Lindsay Parker
Holy Fvck is by Demi Lovato Available to download/stream on Friday, August 19 .
Stream it: New from Hulu cook-off dating show, the hottiesBrings the heat
Heating things up on Hulu is a new food competition dating show, hosted by Jade Cata-Preta, where singles go on blind dates to food trucks in the desert heat and battle it out to cook for date night. . To give things a little kick, contestants must also take on spicy food challenges for a chance to keep cooking, win cash prizes and, hopefully, find a connection. We’re looking forward to what’s sure to be a hilarious first date hot mess.
the hotties Premieres on Tuesday, August 16 Hulu.
Listen: You can dance with Madonna, for inspiration
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Queen of Pop’s record-breaking, shape-shifting career, Finally Enough Love: The 50 Number One Really gets in the groove. Featuring remixes of Madonna’s 50 most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart – the most chart-toppers by any artist anyone Billboard Charts – The compilation spans from 1983’s “Holiday”. Madam Xof “I seek not I find.” And, of course, it has her new viral TikTok version of Gothic ray of light Track “Frozen” contributors include Tracy Young (who became the first woman to win a Best Remixed Recording Grammy for her “I Rise” Pride remix), William Orbit, Thunderpuss, Above & Beyond, Felix Da Housecat, Jack Lou Kant, Axwell, Tech publishers like Bob Sinclair, Benny Benassi, Honey Dijon and the late Avicii. – LP
Finally Enough Love: The 50 Number One is by Madonna Available to download/stream on Friday, August 19 .
Listen: Panic! On the return with the disco A revenge
Pop-punk indeed is Back! The first Demi Lovato was released Holy Fvck This week, and now the genre gods are back with their seventh album, Viva las revenge, and lead single “Local God”, which describes their rise to fame. “Viva las revenge It’s a look back at who I was 17 years ago and what I’m into now,” frontman Brendan Urie said of the album — Panic! ’s first since 2018 — in a statement. The band will continue their triumphant return with a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28. — LP
Viva las revenge By Panic! is at the disco Available to download/stream on Friday, August 19 .
Listen: Time to get restless! The hot chip is back!
UK electro-romantic floor-fillers Hot Chip return with their eighth album, Freakout/Release, just in time for all your end-of-summer party playlists. Inspired by their cover of the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage,” which has become a consistent Hot Chip concert crowd-pleaser, the album — which was recorded with all band members at their new creative space, Relax & Enjoy Studios was recorded in — full of live energy. Joining the party are Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon, British DJ/musician Lou Hayter and legendary Belgian production duo Soulwax. – LP
Freakout/Release The hot chip is through Available to download/stream on Friday, August 19 .
– Video produced by Kyle Moss and edited by Jason Fitzpatrick