Weekend News Roundup! Barbra Streisand and Siri, Flea and Koko, Frank Ocean and more Frank Ocean

Published August 21, 2016


Happy Monday! Here’s our compendium of pop culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the weekend. 
 

â?¢Â Stranger Things fans rejoice: there will be “justice for Barb.” [Deadline]

â?¢Â After debuting his visual album, Endless, on Thursday, Frank Ocean released a second album called Blonde (the cover art reads Blond, but according to iTunes the album’s title is spelt Blonde).  [Pitchfork]

â?¢Â In more Frank Ocean-related news, Kanye West wrote a poem about McDonalds for Boys Don’t Cry, the zine Ocean released with Blonde. [The Wrap]

� Ben-Hur had a really, really terrible opening weekend; Pets knocked Suicide Squad out of the top box office spot. [BOM]

â?¢Â Barbra Streisand spoke to Apple about fixing Siri’s pronunciation of her last name. [Rolling Stone]

� Lou Pearlman, the founder and former manager of the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC, and former manager of O-Town, died in prison on Friday. He was serving a 25-year sentence for money laundering, conspiracy, and fraud. [Vulture]

� And to end on a more pleasant note, here is a video of Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers hanging out with a bass-playing gorilla named Koko. [YouTube]