Gayle King Recommends 2 Dope Queens and More
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On February 4, Justin Timberlake will take the Super Bowl stage for a third time—and this one will probably be the most meaningful to him. Why? Because he's the headliner for Super Bowl LII's halftime show
, rather than a guest act. There's a ton of speculation about whether he'll bring Janet Jackson onstage (my guess: he won't) or reunite with his old 'NSYNC crew (my guess: he will), but the Grammy winner's impressive list of danceable hits makes him a showstopper no matter what. Break a leg in Minneapolis, Justin!
Comedians Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson call themselves 2 Dope Queens
—which is exactly what they are. That's also the title of their podcast, in which the hilarious duo dissects sex, race and all other kinds of drama. Now their real talk is moving from the airwaves to the small screen, in the form of four new HBO comedy specials
. The Queens will tackle the same kinds of issues, but with guests like Sarah Jessica Parker and Uzo Aduba. After listening to Jessica and Phoebe for even ten seconds, you'll want to hang out with them for hours. Starting February 2, we'll all be able to do just that!
Photo: Rob Melone (Reba), Reba by Justin (boots)
I was recently in Austin, and there's just something about the city that makes you want cowboy boots. So thank goodness for O
accessories editor Paula Lee, who introduced me to the Reba collection from Justin Boots
. Country legend Reba McEntire created the line—and considering how much I like her music, I'm ready to trust her instincts on footwear. Reba, you name the rodeo, and I'll be there.
Photo: Courtesy of Roppolo's
Boots weren't my only discovery in Austin. When favorite son Will and I were checking in to our hotel, I noticed a couple enjoying some delicious-looking pizza—and while I was happy to meet new folks, I was more interested in meeting their meal! They told me the slice was from Roppolo's Pizzeria
, and off Will and I went. Waiting in line for grab-and-go food when there are nearby restaurants with chairs isn't my usual move—but I chose right: The crust was crispy, the cheese was gooey and the pepperoni glistened. Love, love, love!
Photo: Matt Kennedy/© Marvel Studios 2018
When it comes to making terrific movies, director Ryan Coogler already has two winners, and I'm betting he'll soon be three for three. First there was Fruitvale Station
, then Creed
, and now comes Marvel's Black Panther
, with Chadwick Boseman leading an all-black cast—a first for a superhero saga. I wouldn't call myself a comic book girl, but with Lupita Nyong'o
, Angela Bassett and Sterling K. Brown
in the mix, you know I'll be buying a ticket when the movie hits theaters February 16. Who wants to come with?