Maria Tallarico

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Maria spent 7 years as a managing editor of a digital women's magazine and has used that expertise to analyze the intersection of celebrity and lifestyle as an entertainment writer. Beyond LaineyGossip, her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Salon, Flare and HuffPost. She's also a frequent guest contributor on CTV Morning Live Vancouver.

Celebrity Social Media, June 21, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at June 21, 2019 17:56:20 June 21, 2019 17:56:20

Did you hear about the Instagram influencers who may have sold brand sponsorship to their “surprise” engagement? (Taylor Lorenz of The Atlantic wrote about it here, with receipts). I don’t know if there’s anything inherently “wrong” about faking something for profit on Instagram (isn’t that Instagram’s whole ethos – faking it?) but what’s interesting is the woman works for Goop as a director of brand partnerships. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, June 19, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at June 19, 2019 17:47:31 June 19, 2019 17:47:31
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How would you describe the cut of these pants? I’d say they are boot leg cut because of the fit in the thigh and how they flare out below the knee. Some might call them wide leg. Whatever they are considered, Ciara definitely committed to this choice. Not many could do it.           Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, June 17, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at June 17, 2019 19:35:01 June 17, 2019 19:35:01

Is Lea Michele trolling us at this point? Is that what is going on? She even found a way to make Father’s Day about her wedding. I’m curious to see how she’ll handle the Fourth of July. Does she have a wedding photo in which she’s holding a sparkler or something? She’ll come through. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, June 14, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at June 14, 2019 17:59:16 June 14, 2019 17:59:16
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Gloria Estefan is a legend who doesn’t get enough credit. She needs to get some kind of lifetime achievement award so that other musicians can line up to pay tribute to her and her contributions to music and culture. She is also a hotel owner (that’s some boss money right there) and they’ve just completed a renovation. Full Story

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Celebrity Social Media, June 13, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at June 13, 2019 17:48:13 June 13, 2019 17:48:13
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Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk’s breakup is slowly disappearing from the headlines, which is what they want. As Lainey said, by the time he moves on to his next project, this will be old news. But PEOPLE’s story about Coop’s and Gaga’s “overwhelming connection” is still up. Full Story

Reese’s Big Little Fire Lies

Maria Posted by Maria at June 12, 2019 16:44:13 June 12, 2019 16:44:13

Are you watching season 2 of Big Little Lies? I enjoyed the first season but didn’t need a second season. The premiere seemed forced (like the hokey nightmares sequences). That cast can sell those characters, absolutely, I just don’t know if the storyline will support the talent. (Why don’t any of these people move? Or at the very least, switch schools?)   But that doesn’t mean BLL’s second season isn’t deserved. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, June 10, 2019  

Maria Posted by Maria at June 10, 2019 17:42:34 June 10, 2019 17:42:34

Comment prize goes to Marlon Wayans, who wrote: This is what @kevinhart4real thinks he looks like in his photos.” (And please note these are outtakes. These are the photos that weren’t deemed good enough to make it into Variety.)          Full Story