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, March 24, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at March 24, 2020 18:10:42 March 24, 2020 18:10:42
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Gigi Hadid posted a random album, all the photos that probably didn’t make it to her main feed. Maybe it’s a message, too. Check the fourth photo. Is she social distancing with Zayn?          Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, March 23, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at March 23, 2020 19:39:13 March 23, 2020 19:39:13

There are going to be some funky recipes that come out of this era – a Food Network star will come out with “Cooking Under Quarantine: 123 Recipes to Help You Stretch Your Pantry and Conserve Your Toilet Paper” in no time. On another note – is Kumail still jacked? How does that kind of workout happen at home?   Today in who-have-I-become, I made cauliflower rice biryani. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, March 20, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at March 20, 2020 18:23:05 March 20, 2020 18:23:05
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Sean Penn appeared (remotely) at Anderson Cooper’s Town Hall to talk about relief efforts for Covid-19 – this clip has made its way around Twitter. Sean doesn’t sound particularly well-spoken in that clip, so I searched out a longer segment because anyone can stumble over their words on live TV (CNN has posted the Town Hall here Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, March 19, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at March 19, 2020 17:50:41 March 19, 2020 17:50:41
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Have you seen the video? I don’t know if I should put that in scare quotes – “the video.” It’s a compilation of celebrities, led by Gal Gadot, singing Imagine into a camera. It is meant to be earnest and uplifting (and may very well be for some) but, on Twitter at least, comes across as treacly and embarrassing. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, March 18, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at March 18, 2020 17:46:31 March 18, 2020 17:46:31

This morning, Prem covered the Vanessa Hudgens’s impromptu and regrettable press conference (catch up here). Chrissy Teigen used her position as the mayor of Twitter to make a case for Vanessa, arguing that social media pile-ons are out of control and harmful, we all make mistakes and say stupid sh-t. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, March 16, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at March 16, 2020 17:38:36 March 16, 2020 17:38:36
Twitter/ The Killers

For someone like Diplo, who starts and ends every interview talking about how much he works and how many flights he takes a year, social distancing is a huge adjustment. We can assume he has all sorts of hookups on tour, but under these circumstances, randoms aren’t an option. So what does someone like Diplo do? Go to the archives to find someone he trusts? Or steer clear of any physical contact? WWDDD. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, March 13, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at March 13, 2020 19:47:04 March 13, 2020 19:47:04
Harry How/ Getty Images

Many people will find themselves working from home in these uncertain times. I have worked from home since 2015; I used to go to coffee shops, but I would get too distracted listening in on other people’s conversations. Let me give you some tips. For food, it’s all about the snacks. I prefer peanut butter and crackers. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, March 11, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at March 11, 2020 18:09:45 March 11, 2020 18:09:45
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As Meghan and Harry peace out, there’s been a lot of analysis about who stands where and who got the head nod.  One thing I’ve been keeping an eye on is not what Meghan is wearing, but who. Full Story