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, December 5, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at December 5, 2019 20:13:28 December 5, 2019 20:13:28

As we near the end of a decade, people are compiling the “best of” lists and moments. One that came up in my feed was “best Twitter moment” and someone suggested Zola. “Wanna hear a story about why me and this bitch fell out??????” It went viral – and now it’s a movie starring Taylour Paige and Riley Keough, directed by Janicza Bravo. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, December 4, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at December 4, 2019 19:00:57 December 4, 2019 19:00:57
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Chris Pratt and Jason Momoa are not really fighting in the Instagram comments; this is extremely low-level gossip. Chris Pratt posted a photo of himself (to promote his Amazon store, which is the more interesting story – how is Amazon recruiting all of these high-profile celebrities?) and in it he was holding a water bottle. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, December 3, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at December 3, 2019 18:58:04 December 3, 2019 18:58:04

Even if you haven’t seen an episode of The Mandalorian (which I haven’t), Baby Yoda is now part of our shared pop culture language. The memes are everywhere, but so far, this one is my favourite. It just looks so natural.          Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, December 2, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at December 2, 2019 19:41:14 December 2, 2019 19:41:14

Our favourite Instagram thirst-trapper and dirtbag DJ is the focus of a new profile in The Cut. Diplo is plant-based, he works through lunch so he can go to the pumpkin patch with his kids, he doesn’t believe in monogamy (shocker), he gets distracted by Instagram and he goes to meetings in generic conference rooms - I won’t give away why he joined Raya. Full Story

An Instagram play in three acts

Maria Posted by Maria at December 2, 2019 18:17:01 December 2, 2019 18:17:01
Santiago Felipe/ Pascal Le Segretain/ Phillip Faraone/ Getty Images

One of the pitfalls of being an Extremely Online Person™ is that you can’t go around saying “you love to see it” or “sorry to that man” without sounding like an (OK) Boomer. A very funny joke online doesn’t necessarily translate to real life. There’s a common language on Twitter (right now it’s all about Knives Out and Uncut Gems) and there’s a common language on Instagram (“come to Brazil”) and then there’s TikTok, which isn’t for people who were born in a year that starts with the number 19. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, November 28, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at November 28, 2019 18:46:53 November 28, 2019 18:46:53

Because it is Thanksgiving in the US, there’s a lot of social media posts about food. It’s too bad that turkey is the weakest main dish possible. I have heard the arguments for smoking it, deep frying it, brining it, shooting it from a cannon ball into a vat of butter, but the end result is the same. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, November 27, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at November 27, 2019 18:37:04 November 27, 2019 18:37:04
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Priyanka Chopra surprised Nick Jonas with a puppy, and you know how they say dogs look like their owners? Flip to the second photo – Gino (great name!) already looks like his new dad.          Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, November 26, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at November 26, 2019 19:10:05 November 26, 2019 19:10:05

Reese Witherspoon must have a new social media team, because her Instagram feed has a lot of Reese Witherspoon memes. Is this meta? I just find it kind of annoying. It’s like she’s her own fan account.          Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, November 25, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at November 25, 2019 19:31:00 November 25, 2019 19:31:00

The Rock and Danny DeVito crashed a wedding and sang a song for the bride and groom. Very charming duo. But I wonder how spontaneous it was because it was filmed for IGTV. That means there had to be a little bit of planning, to ensure that there were microphones for them etc. If you had a celebrity crash your big event – a birthday or wedding or whatever – would you like them to perform? I find most singing uncomfortable, so this wouldn’t be my choice. Full Story