Crowds celebrate New Year in Wuhan

Revelers celebrated 2021 in Wuhan, China, 12 months after the World Health Organization said it received word of an outbreak of coronavirus in the area. ______________________________________ CNN World 1609644865 Original Source: CNN World >>

Times Square rings in 2021 with a dystopian ode to Planet Fitness

The Times Square Ball Drop is an institution, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve its faithful steward for the past 49 years. So, uh, what happened with those terrifying Planet Fitness festivities? Thursday night on ABC, hosts Ryan Seacrest and Lucy Hale joined legendary guests like Cyndi Lauper and Gloria Gaynor in celebrating the […]

Harry Styles dancing with Phoebe Waller-Bridge in new music video is the 2021 energy we crave

Harry Styles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are kicking off 2021 in the best way imaginable. On New Year’s Day, Styles released the music video for the track “Treat People With Kindness” off of his 2019 album Fine Line. A black-and-white ode to Hollywood musicals with some Victor/Victoria flair, the enchanting-yet-jazzy pas de deux sees the pop […]

Netflix has a totally silly recommendations hotline you can call today

As far as blatant advertisements go, this one is pretty good. On New Year’s Day, Netflix invited subscribers from far and wide to kick off 2021 by calling into a recommendations hotline — supposedly staffed by celebrity operators ready to assist you with your bingeNetflix announced the service (one we’ve been providing for years, thank […]

Unseen 'The Office' clip shows Dwight enter 'The Matrix' in elaborate finale prank

New Year’s Day 2021 has its pluses and minuses for fans of The Office. On the one hand, the beloved NBC sitcom has finally made the dreaded transition from Netflix to Peacock — leaving plenty of Dunder Mifflin motivated subscribers scrambling to get on the new streaming service. (Yes, you can watch Seasons 1 and […]

Merkel Focuses Final New Year’s Speech on Coronavirus Pandemic

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, who is expected to leave office in 2021, used her last New Year’s Eve speech to address the coronavirus pandemic and deliver a message of hope. ______________________________________ NYTimes New Year’s Eve 1609557758 Reuters Original Source: NY Times >>

New Year’s Lawbreakers: 3 N.Y.C. Parties With Hundreds Are Broken Up

New Year’s Eve was mellow for most New Yorkers, and Times Square was practically empty. But some could not resist the lure of a big night out. ______________________________________ NYTimes New Year’s Eve 1609557733 Michael Wilson Original Source: NY Times >>