Tuesday, January 18

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HHow can a Robert De Niro impersonator charge eight times more than the real-life Lily Allen? What is it Matthew “Chandler from friends“Perry, Who made $ 1 million per episode, doing here? Have James buckley – Jay from The Inbetweeners – Did you really make £ 80,000 on custom fan video recording?

A pandemic Christmas has meant a boom time for Cameo and CelebVM. The platforms allow celebrities to sell themselves to those who want to buy a part of them, sorry, a message from them, as a novelty gift for friends and family. This time last year, Cameo had 20,000 celebrities (an extended definition in its broadest sense) signed up: reality TV stars, Snoop Dogg, comedians, famous faces you recognized, and much more that you didn’t. But times are tough and there are now more than 30,000 to choose from. It turns out that everyone has a price. For £ 45.65, you can get Anthony Scaramucci – aka Mooch, White House Communications Director for 10 Days 2017 – to wish his friend Stacey a happy 44th birthday. For £ 249, George boy it will sing for you, putting its face behind so many Snapchat filters that it looks like an Android version of itself. If you are willing to pay £ 2,075 for the pleasure, Caitlin jenner he will record you a Christmas message while telling you to “remember your roots and remember where you come from.”

Like a time-sucking rabbit hole, Cameo lives up to reading the very taciturn and personal comments people leave on old YouTube music videos. Seeing the very famous (and the less) busy from their homes, recording messages that are later reviewed with star ratings, is brutal. I am hooked. For £ 294.65, you can have Lindsay Lohan they appear under the discolored glow of the study lamps, offering to send you “love and light.” I promise you can’t look without grimacing.

How i miss going out to eat

I can’t pinpoint when I transitioned from dinner to stage one before a night out to dinner. the night out, but I am relieved that restaurants are reopening this month. It is regrettable to see what has survived and what has not survived this year. You hope all the talk about supporting and saving local businesses takes hold and that the good ones will survive next year. On that tip, I sampled two fancy takeout meals at the confinement: one from Napoli Gang, a new delivery-only spinoff of a lively Italian restaurant, and the other from Chuku’s, a Nigerian tapas joint, both great recommendations and tasty distractions from yours. kitchen, but it’s not the same, is it?

Asking for the new food kits that some restaurants are making or swallowing restaurant prices for a special occasion meal at home is one way to support the trade, no doubt. But mostly, I just want to eat decent food outside of my four walls, surrounded by the noise of cutlery, crockery, and other people.

New year, new hope

I know a lot of people are relieved by the lack of pressure on New Year’s Eve: “What are you doing? Where do you do it? Can I go? “Being the general order of conversation – but I like the new year. Not so much for the holidays, because they almost always suck whether you’re hosting or attending, but I happen to be a big cheesy believer in arbitrary starts of the new year.

Christmas is not really my purse, but I have always made big decisions in my life during the new year. It is so fresh, so clean and so upbeat! What’s not to like?

• Nosheen Iqbal is a columnist for Observer


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