ET Obsessions: '2 Dope Queens' Podcast, 'Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2,' 'Second Wives Club,' and 'Sense8'
By ETonline Staff
Here at ET, we're obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of May 1 to May 7, this is what we're most excited about:
Why We're Obsessed With '2 Dope Queens'
Just over a year ago, Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson premiered their podcast, 2 Dope Queens -- shaking up the comedic podcast world with a show that is full of "black girl magic." If you're not listening to this already, you need to start now (it’s a good laugh, we promise). The show -- now in its third season -- is as unapologetic as its hosts, combining live stand-up and intimate conversations between the two queens off-stage. The hour-long episodes are taped live weekly at Union Hall in Brooklyn, New York, where the two are joined by special guests including Nore Davis, Aparna Nancherla, and more recently, Gabrielle Union, with season three kicking off with Jon Hamm. And if you can’t catch them live in NY, the duo will be be heading to Tennessee for the Bonnaroo Music Festival taking the Comedy Theater stage in June.
Get ready for a whole lot more of Richie -- Nicole Richie that is. The 35-year-old is starring in NBC's Great News, giving us her pure comedic brilliance playing Portia Scott-Griffith, a millennial news show host who sits next to pompous co-host Chuck Pierce (John Michael Higgins). ET caught up with the actress earlier this year, where she dished on the show. "Chuck and Portia are the on-air talent at this news station. We are polar opposites," she explained. "Chuck is a traditional news anchor type of person ... Portia is very now and very forward." The comedy centers around ambitious producer Katie (Briga Heelan) and her intern mother, Carol (Andrea Martin), as they admirably try to climb the corporate ladder, but it’s only to reach the gossamer peak where Chuck and Portia, the king and queen bee of the network, reign. We’ll have to see if this show shares much of its comedic DNA with 30 Rock, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock are co-producers and Tracey Wigfield is the creator.
Second time's the charm! E!’s new series, Second Wives Club, is taking us into the realm of Hollywood's most extravagant first-class second wives, showcasing the complications that come with having stepchildren, managing their own careers and being a second, third, fourth or even fifth wife. And for those Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers, you may recognize feature cast member Shiva Safai, fiancée of mogul real estate developer Mohamed Hadid (father of models Gigi and Bella Hadid and former husband of Yolanda Foster), whose mansion has been seen numerous times on the show. Also joining Safai is Veronika Obeng, wife of plastic surgeon Michael Obeng; Morisa Surrey, wife of fertility specialist Mark Surrey; Shawna Craig, fifth wife of actor Lorenzo Lamas; Katie Cazorla, who is engaged and could become a fourth wife; and Tania Mehra, wife of producer Dean Bornstein.
2017 may be Marvel's biggest and best year, while continuing to test the limits of superhero fatigue -- this is the first year the studio will release three movies: Spider-Man: Homecoming in July and Thor: Ragnarok in November -- and now Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, the sequel to their third highest-grossing film ever. With promising early reviews, it seems as though we are in for a real treat. "I think this is perhaps even more unique and more daring than the first film," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige proclaimed during an on-set conference. This won't be the last we see of these misfit heroes, especially now that director James Gunn confirmed he will, indeed, be writing and directing Vol. 3 -- before Vol. 2 has even hit theaters! So does this mean we are going to get Teenage Groot?
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 hits theaters on Friday, May 5.
Why We're Obsessed With 'Sense8'
So what would happen if our minds were linked and we could no longer lie? After a two-year hiatus, Netlfix's Sense8 season two is here with its original cast as the Sensates: Capheus (Toby Onwumere), Kala (Tina Desai), Lito (Miguel Angel Silvestre), Nomi (Jamie Clayton), Riley (Tuppence Middleton), Sun (Donna Bae), Will (Brian J. Smith) and Wolfgang (Max Riemelt). Building on the familiar stories and adding depth to its mythology, this season is as binge-worthy as the first. While the Sensates can telepathically communicate, they are also in danger, and together they must uncover clues to a powerful conspiracy and band against the Whispers for a defiant new mission. With its message surrounding the acceptance of people's differences and the globalist view of its themes, this sci-fi gem will have you glued to your screen.