LaineyGossip.com started as a newsletter to two people that became a gossip blog that led to a job as a correspondent on etalk on CTV.
With etalk I have covered the Oscars, the Superbowl, the Junos, Sundance, Cannes, TIFF, the MMVAs, I've walked through the Great
Hall at Hogwarts and interviewed inside Dumbledore's office, and I've participated in countless other junkets and events.
In addition to my blogging and reporting duties, I am also a regular contributor on local, national, and international newscasts, with appearances on Flow 93.5, CBC, CTV Radio, BBC Radio, and more recently CNN.com Live and E! News.
Bored yet? If not, here's a selection of clippings from a handful of magazines and newspapers over the past few years.
Endless appreciation and gratitude to all of you who've been gossiping with me since the beginning and to those of you who continue to gossip with me now.
Thank you, love you, owe you.
The Grid, June 2013
Elaine Lui: Gossip Guru
A decade ago, Elaine Lui started LaineyGossip as an email blast among friends. Today, her blog is one of the most successful gossip sites in the world. Next week, she'll appear at the eighth annual SMUT Soiree (a one-night-only celebrity gab-fest), and this fall she'll be back in Toronto to co-host a daily talk show called The Social... Link to full article
MacLeans, March 4, 2013
Canada's gossip magnate
A vital player in the new Hollywood hype machine, Lainey Lui is building an empire out of 'smut'. On Feb. 24, the day the entertainment complex gathers for the lucrative popularity contest known as the Academy Awards, Elaine Lui will wake in her Los Angeles hotel room before 6 a.m. For Lui, who produces Canada's pre-eminent celebrity gossip website, laineygossip.com, this is a big game day ... Link to full article
Globe and Mail - Sunday, February 17, 2013
Lainey's secret to success? Hard work and a mom who didn't varnish the truth
A decade ago, Vancouver's Elaine Lui was fundraising by day and honing her gossip chops by night, writing e-blasts on topics like Britney or Jennifer Aniston's marriage prospects. Her cheeky take was so popular she launched LaineyGossip, which she's built into one the world's top celebrity gossip blogs. The Globe and Mail asked her what principles have helped her succeed... Link to full article
A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, CTV flew me from Victoria to Vancouver to shoot an interview for an eTalk special on the Scotiabank Giller Prize. A producer emailed me a week before the taping: Lainey (laineygossip.com/an eTalk reporter) will be hosting the special. Curious, I followed the link... Link to full article
Canadian Hairdresser International - Nov 2012
With more than one million readers and Twitter followers visiting LaineyGossip.com every month, it's fair to say that Lainey Lui is the voice of reason when it comes to celebrity (mis)conduct. We caught up with the ETALK reporter and self-professed gossip maven to talk some smut. ... Link to full article
Globe and Mail - Tuesday, July 10, 2012
How Vancouver's Lainey Gossip got the scoop on Katie Holmes
When it comes to celebrity gossip, bigger isn't always better.Some of the biggest news about the Biggest Celebrity Divorce Ever hasn't come from the weathered hordes of American celebrity bloggers and megasites such as TMZ.com, but from the Vancouver home of Lainey Lui, a Canadian blogger who has run her own site at laineygossip.com since 2005. Since her first big scoop ... Link to full article
NATIONAL POST, Saturday, August 6, 2011
"Girls just want to have fun!" was the collective battle-cry heard from the Evergreen Brickworks as more than 600 ladies gathered for the sixth annual Smut Soiree presented by The Society and Lainey Gossip. The beautifully appointed, openair venue surrounded by a lush ravine provided the perfect backdrop for the colourful crowd, who were coiffed, super-styled and ready to gossip ... Link to full article
Vancouver Observer, October 9th, 2010
Gossip queen Lainey Lui channels bitchiness into blogs
Which Vancouver-based blogger and self-proclaimed "opinionated bitch" has become a big-name in the world of celebrity gossip? To smuthounds around the city, the answer should be obvious. Elaine 'Lainey' Lui, is the writer and creator of LaineyGossip, a site that bills itself as the source for "advanced celebrity gossip". "Lovers, Cheaters, Homewreckers, Superstars, Famewhores ... Link to full article
LifeStyle Magazine, December, 2009
Q&A with Lainey
Lifestyle Magazine: Is TIFF the best or the worst time of your for you? Lainey: The best moments happen at TIFF, how about that? etalk has the most complete coverage, and it means that we basically handle everything and we're everywhere. So I can't say to you that the best time of my life is when I'm run down, but I can tell you that the best moments I have working as a blogger ... Link to full article
Globe and Mail, November 20, 2009
Hunted and haunted by the Twi-Hard hordes
Vancouver gossip blogger Lainey recalls the hormonal hurricane surrounding the making of The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Instead of spending quality time with my husband at a Vegas blackjack table, there I was in a bathroom at Caesars Palace, whispering with another manover the phone. There was a Twilight cast party going on back in Vancouver, and the man - an on-set source of mine ... Link to full article
National Post, September 18, 2009
On the Town: Lainey: Once a gossip, always a gossip
Lounging on the patio of the Park Hyatt hotel's rooftop lounge, sipping a $10 vodka soda, Lainey looks at home. The 35-year-old author of her own celebrity blog, Laineygossip.com, seems unruffled by the gown-clad crowd that murmurs about the candlelit party, and she's equally unfazed by the fact that in less than an hour she'll be on the TIFF red carpet with a mic in her hand ...Link to full article
MacLeans, July 24, 2009
The case against having kids
Elaine Lui was 29 years old and had been married for a year when she and her husband, Jacek Szenowicz, decided that they didn't want children. "Before that, we didn't give it a lot of thought," says the Vancouver-based eTalk reporter who writes the popular celebrity gossip blog LaineyGossip.com. "It was just an assumption, 'You get married, you have kids.'...Link to full article
Metro, April 2, 2008
Gossip going to blogs?
Readers turning to websites for celebrity dirt: Is our appetite for celebrity gossip waning, spurred on by the mystifying fame of cookie-cutter reality stars and a preponderance of speculative stories that rarely come to pass? Some are suggesting that a 10-year tidal wave of Hollywood celebrity news has crested and is beginning to recede - though others counter...Link to full article
Globe and Mail, February 2008
Interview: Elaine (Lainey) Lui: Gossip Girl
While Hollywood wrings its expensively moisturized hands in frustration with the continuing writers strike, one group of tinsel- dependent workers are gleefully clapping their paws to red, raw stumps: gossip columnists. Stars with loads of money and access to the best vices are the bread and butter of scandal- mongers, but stars with all the above plus months of time off to misbehave?...Link to full article
InStyle UK, January 2008
What's HOT 2008
Celeb Blog: The new Perez. Forget Perez Hilton - here comes Lainey, right. Full name Elaine Lui, the Canadian TV reporter's daily, spiky musings on celebrity new are devoured by millions of fans worldwide. For every star she loves (Gwyneth Paltrow), there's another she just can't help poking fun at (like Posh). Sign up at Laineygossip.com...Link to full article
Chatelaine, March 2007
The Gossip Hound
Hungry for the latest Brangelina and Britney-Federline news, 150,000 readers a day flock to the Vancouver-based site www.laineygossip.com.Unabashedly catty, the gossip hub was founded in 2005 by webmaster Elaine Lui, 33, then a development officer at the child-welfare agency Covenant House. She's since quit her job to devote her days - and nights - to the project...Link to article
BC Business, December 2006
Celebrity Pay Dirt
Video killed the radio star, so the song by one-hit-wonder The Buggles goes. And bloggers, it seems, may just kill the entertainment magazine. Take Elaine Lui, a Vancouver-based celebrity gossip whose decidedly irreverent blog, Laineygossip.com, has garnered her thousands of fans across North America and landed her a regular TV spot on CIV's eTalk. It's not just Lui's unique brand...Link to full article