Last modified on Jan 15, 2021 18:18 GMT Katherine Robinson Do you know someone who’s working from home during the pandemic who could use a bit of a pick me up? Or maybe you want to treat yourself? We’ve complied the ultimate list of top gifts for those working from home, including the top home office must-haves and best work from home items and products The pandemic has transformed millions of us from Starbucks-toting commuters into work from home pros – dressing smart from the waist up and doing our best to Feng Shui our bedrooms into something resembling an office space . While some have taken the change well, others are struggling. If you know a home worker - or your fave colleague - who could do with a bit of a pick-me-up, or even if you want to treat yourself, we've got you covered. We've scoured the best online retailers for the best gifts for those working from home – whether you're after something to brighten up their … [Read more...] about 26 home office must-haves: the best working from home gifts
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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and The Crown are both Globes front-runners, but under very different circumstances. Photo-Illustration: Vulture, Netflix and Amazon Studios Let’s be honest: Every year is kind of a weird year for the Golden Globes. Relative to other awards shows, the Globes are boozier, more random, more GIF-able , and proud of it. But this year is extra- extra weird. The ceremony, to be broadcast Sunday night on NBC , is being held in a pandemic, which means Tina Fey will be co-hosting from New York, Amy Poehler will be co-hosting from Los Angeles, and presenters will appear in person but nominees won’t. There will not be a red carpet, but E! and NBC will still host pre-shows featuring celebrity interviews. And on top of that weirdness, just a few days before the Golden Globes, an L.A. Times story called out the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for all kinds of shadiness, giving the event even more of a “Why does this even matter?” vibe than usual. … [Read more...] about Who Should (and Will) Win at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards?
Photo: Gimlet. More than a week after Reply All was faced with a toxic workplace reckoning that followed the release of its new investigation “ The Test Kitchen ,” the podcast has announced it will no longer release the remaining episodes of the Bon Appétit –centered miniseries, and that Reply All as a whole will be taking a pause as well. In a recorded message posted to the miniseries’ Gimlet page, Reply All co-founder Alex Goldman updated listeners about the departures of longtime senior reporter Sruthi Pinnamaneni and fellow Reply All co-founder P.J. Vogt, which occurred after a former staffer alleged that the duo contributed to a “toxic dynamic at Gimlet” that was “near identical” to the Bon Appétit culture depicted in the miniseries. “These accounts prompted a reckoning on our team about the work culture at Reply All and they left us asking whether we could continue airing this story without interrogating ourselves and what has unfolded at Gimlet,” … [Read more...] about ’s ‘Test Kitchen’ Series Is Not Continuing Due to ‘Systemic Editorial Failure’
Rachael Kirkconnell Photo: ABC The Bachelor contestant Rachael Kirkconnell is “done hiding” amid her continuing controversy , which led to host Chris Harrison stepping back . Kirkconnell, who’s currently top three in Bachelor Matt James’s quest for love, posted a seven-minute vlog to her Instagram feed on Thursday addressing anti-racism, or rather, her lack thereof , since apologizing for offensive posts this month. “I’ve gotten a lot of people asking me, ‘Well, what have you done to change since then?’ and I’ve also had a lot of people message me saying that they aren’t understanding why people are so upset, but they want to, and they’ve asked for resources, which I think is great,” she began. “But then there’s also people that’s messaging me saying, ‘You’ve done nothing wrong, don’t listen to people.’ I’m just, I’m tired of getting all of this and not saying anything.” The statement comes a day after former Bachelorette and the first-ever Black star Rachel Lindsay … [Read more...] about Rachael Kirkconnell Says ‘Please Stop’ Defending Her Racist Past in a New Video
Photo-Illustration: Kelly Chiello and Photos by Getty Images We tried something different in our search for this year’s Song of Summer. From June through August, we rounded up the biggest smashes of each month, declared a winner and four runners-up, and also highlighted five songs to watch over the next month. Our criteria: general ubiquity ( Billboard charting, video views, airplay), quality, and seasonal appropriateness. Desiigner’s “Panda” won June ; Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s “This Is What You Came For” won July ; and Sia and Sean Paul’s “Cheap Thrills” won August . Today, the competition concludes with a roundtable discussion about the three-month ride and how the Song of Summer has evolved. CONTENDERS Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna, “This Is What You Came For” Drake ft. Kyla and Wizkid, “One Dance” Desiigner, “Panda” Fifth Harmony, “Work From Home” Sia ft. Sean Paul, “Cheap Thrills” Dee Lockett: To consider Song of Summer in the simplest of terms, … [Read more...] about The Song of Summer Is Dead