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 7, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at June 7, 2019 17:51:23 June 7, 2019 17:51:23
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Madonna is disappointed in the NYT which is quite confusing – it’s very well done, which is not an easy feat for Vanessa Grigoriadis considering that the subject comes with decades of footnotes. The story works because it’s specific in the details (like the shiny teapot and the art hung at a “confrontational” height), it explores the legend of where she came from and how she influences the pop star landscape, and it touches on her latest creative rebirth as she navigates life as a single mother of 6 (yes, at 60). Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, June 6, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at June 6, 2019 17:38:41 June 6, 2019 17:38:41
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Australian TV is wild and the producer that came up with this segment deserves a raise (and must have done his/her research – in 2018, Kevin Hart and Ice Cube were surprised on Australian TV with a snake). “I just want to go on record and say this is why white people die!” killed me. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, June 5, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at June 5, 2019 17:55:13 June 5, 2019 17:55:13
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The Fug Girls posted this cover of Men’s Journal, not a magazine I’m usually interested in. He is dreamy, isn’t he? Dreamy but solid. A reliable hunk.  Hello. Kyle Chandler looks so very dreamy here. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, May 31, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at May 31, 2019 17:57:25 May 31, 2019 17:57:25

Every summer has a standout trend, like the off-the-shoulder shirts from a few years ago and structural bamboo bags. Michelle Williams is wearing the skirt of the summer – leopard print, midi length (The Cut has a list of options here Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, May 30, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at May 30, 2019 18:26:55 May 30, 2019 18:26:55

Can you tell when an artist is going to be a one-hit wonder? I definitely can’t (I thought “I Kissed A Girl” would be it for Katy Perry, ha!). But artists who get a monster hit have options they might not have had 20 or 30 years ago, like social media ads, club appearances, and private events to keep them going. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, May 29, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at May 29, 2019 18:09:14 May 29, 2019 18:09:14
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Ansel Elgort was feeling himself last night (either that, or the edibles kicked in); here’s  a sample of the 17 photos he posted. An Ansel montage, if you will.           Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, May 27, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at May 27, 2019 18:52:23 May 27, 2019 18:52:23
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This post has been floating around social media – it’s an influencer (with 2.5 million followers) who had to cancel a clothing line because it didn’t sell the minimum 36 pieces. Is there a disconnect between how many followers you have and whether or not they’ll support you? Is the Instagram spon-con bubble going to burst? And if it does, what will take its place? What will happen to the celebs who have turned #ads into a lucrative side gig? (Also I was going to post a photo of Iggy Azalea to go with this and her Instagram has been deleted. Full Story

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Celebrity Social Media, May 24, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at May 24, 2019 18:13:23 May 24, 2019 18:13:23

Adam Levine is leaving The Voice, which is no surprise to people who were at the NBC Upfronts, like BuzzFeed journalist Kate Arthur. Now Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani get to make googly eyes at each other next season (she’s replacing Adam).  #TheVoice Full Story