Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan reunite in ‘American Born Chinese,’ PBS doc revisits all-female ’70s rock band Fanny, ‘MerPeople’ dives into world of real-life professional mermaids and all the best in pop culture the week of May 22, 2023

The It List is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for May 22-28, including the best deals we could find for each. STREAM IT: MerPeople illuminates an under-the-sea subculture Life as a mermaid isn’t all singing and flapping … Read more

How Melissa McCarthy channeled legendary drag queen from NC-17 ‘Pink Flamingos to play Ursula in ‘The Little Mermaid’

Melissa McCarthy in ‘The Little Mermaid,’ Divine in ‘Pink Flamingos’ (Photos: Disney/Courtesy Everett Collection) Ursula, the treacherous sea witch who steals Ariel’s voice in the 1989 animated classic The Little Mermaid and the new live-action reboot, is not a drag queen. At least according to official Disney canon. But the iconic villainess’s creation was, in … Read more

‘Fast X’ director Louis Leterrier reveals how he lured Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot back to the franchise

Louis Leterrier reveals how he pulled off three of the biggest cameos in Fast X, including Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Meadow Walker. (Photos Courtesy Everett Collection and Getty Images) Warning: This post contains spoilers for Fast X Just when they thought they were out, Louis Leterrier pulled them back in. Dwayne Johnson and Gal … Read more

Stunning Sinéad O’Connor homage establishes Team Niall’s chanteuse as new ‘Voice’ frontrunner

Gina Miles sings Sinéad O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” on ‘The Voice’ Season 23’s top five Live Playoffs. (Photo: NBC) At the start of Monday’s live finals show on The Voice, host Carson Daly reminded everyone that “this is the cowboy’s last week ever.” Yes, on Tuesday’s much-hyped and long-anticipated finale, O.G. coach Blake Shelton … Read more