Here’s what ET is obsessing over this week!
Here at ET, we’re obsessed with all things pop culture -- and this is what we’re most excited about right now:
Why We’re Obsessed With The Americans
Why We're Obsessed With Erika Jayne's Pretty Mess
Ever wondered how Erika Girardi transformed into Erika Jayne? Then pick up a copy of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star's new memoir, Pretty Mess (Gallery Books). The 46-year-old herself describes the book to ET as "How to Survive Being Erika Jayne," taking you on a journey from her unconventional upbringing in Atlanta, to her not-so-great career beginnings and unexpected motherhood in New York City, and eventual rise to dance music chart dominance and reality TV stardom in Los Angeles. The so-called "Ice Princess" melts away the glittery facade of her over-the-top persona to reveal the real person behind the "blonde hair and fake boobs," sharing never-before-told stories from her life that will give fans new insight into who their favorite Housewife really is at heart.
Pretty Mess is out now.
Why We’re Obsessed With Diplo’s California EP
The first signs of spring are here thanks to Diplo’s first solo release in five years following hit records as a member of Jack Ü and Major Lazer. Released on Friday, the mega producer’s new EP, California, offers the energy and sound needed to shake off this never-ending winter chill thanks to new collaborations with Lil Yachty, MØ and Santigold. With only six songs, California ends all too quickly; but we guess that every track will surely get repeated listening on playlists throughout the summer. Named after where he recorded the EP and adopted home, California also offers a full circle moment for Diplo, who named his debut album, Florida, after his home state and caps off another great year, which includes the release of the Major Lazer documentary Give Me Future and Know No Better EP as well as James Van Der Beek's hilarious impression of the producer on Viceland's What Would Diplo Do?.
California is out now.
Why We’re Obsessed With Dear Franklin Jones
There's something fascinating about going deep into the life of a cult -- or what one thinks is a cult, depending on who you talk to -- and the seven-episode podcast Dear Franklin Jones, which launched in late February, is no exception. What makes it especially interesting is that host Jonathan Hirsch isn't doing research as an outside source. Instead, this first-person, narrated docuseries is all about the community he actually grew up in, and it kicks off with him exploring diary entries, Jones' talks from the '70s and how his parents got involved with Jones. Hirsch isn't just going through his own family history, he's also exploring how a spiritual guru can come to be, and we're along for the ride.
Dear Frankin Jones is now streaming. You can binge the whole podcast on Stitcher Premium.
--Additional writing and reporting by Brice Sander, Emily Krauser, Shana Naomi Krochmal and Stacy Lambe