ET Obsessions: 'Boy Band,' Imagine Dragons's 'Evolve' Album, and 'Transformers: The Last Knight'
By Andi Rocco
Here at ET, we're obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of June 19 to June 25, this is what we're most excited about:
Why We're Obsessed With 'Boy Band'
While NBC's America's Got Talent has been bringing us solid rounds of auditions, ABC is about to launch their own singing competition with Boy Band. That's right, the twist: Male vocalists battle it out for one of 18 spots in three boy bands to be the next music-group sensation. We have high hopes for this show with Rita Ora as the host, and former Spice Girl Emma Bunton, Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter and rapper Timbaland making up the judging panel. The 10-episode show, created by the team behind Lip Sync Battle, will commence with Carter and Bunton mixing contestants around while viewers will be able to vote to find the best vocal combinations .
Why We're Obsessed With 'Transformers: The Last Knight'
Humanity is still under attack following Age of Extinction with the fifth (yes, fifth) installment in Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight. The two-and-a-half-hour movie will star Mark Wahlberg returning as Cade Yeager and co-star Josh Duhamel reprising his role from the first three films as Lieutenant Colonel Lennox. ET caught up with Duhamel on the film's set in Europe last year where he dished who's really running the show between him and Wahlberg. "Wahlberg," Duhamel immediately conceded. "I can bring the heat because I have a full military team behind me." Check out our flashback footage from the set of all five Transformers movies here and our review of the film in the link below.
Imagine Dragons are ready to Evolve with their new album and we can tell their taking on a new approach with the release of their three singles -- "Believer," "Thunder" and "Whatever It Takes". Topping the Billboard & Clio's Top TV Commercials chart, "Believer" is quickly becoming a fan favorite, also appearing in an episode of Riverdale last month. "I don't think any one of those songs is an accurate representation of the album," drummer Daniel Platzman told ET just before hitting the stage for a performance at YouTube Space LA , "but I think between the three songs that are now available, in there lies Evolve."
In season four of Botched, doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow will have their hands full with jumbo boobs, butt implants and…a purple woman? The doctors tease this will be a "very unique" round of botched patients -- making the impossible, possible. "This year, we've now taken it to the next level where we don't even know how to say 'no' to patients anymore," Nassif said. The E! hit series received over 10,000 applications this season only picking the worst cases to work their magic and help get their patients' confidence back. Stay tuned for Sunday's episode as the doctors meet their new patient who was told to wear a yoga mat around her body after liposuction!
You may recognize the names Sarah Rice and Susie Meister -- both appearing on reality shows: Rice on The Real World: Brooklyn and Meister on several seasons of The Challenge and Road Rules: Down Under -- now the two TV personalities are taking on to the podcast world, turning the wheels of pop culture, literature, science, and DIY -- and they're killing it. The Brain Candy, described as "candy for your left brain and your right brain" is not your typical podcast. Meister, who has a Ph.D. in religious studies, offers her pragmatic perspective, while Rice levels the playing field with her witty and hilarious anecdotes. We're sure you'll be binging episodes with your two new besties in no time!