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, April 2, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at April 2, 2020 18:01:47 April 2, 2020 18:01:47

One thing to be thankful for is that April Fool’s passed relatively unnoticed. Is this one thing we can keep from this era? Let’s stop with the fake pregnancy announcements on April 1. Oh and handshaking. Let’s get rid of that, too.  FYI..this still applies! Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, April 1, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at April 1, 2020 17:06:54 April 1, 2020 17:06:54
Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images

When Jennifer Aniston joined Instagram, she shot up the most-followed list and seemed to have it mastered from day one. But has she dropped it now that she doesn’t have a show to promote? Her feed has been quiet since March 3 (there’s been a story here and there with her dog) and really, we need the  content now more than ever. Full Story

Quibi: Still A Thing That Is Happening Sometime in the Near Future

Maria Posted by Maria at March 27, 2020 15:37:12 March 27, 2020 15:37:12
Twitter/ Quibi

In a time of Extreme Streaming™, watching TV is not a passive thing; it’s an outlet for energy and it’s also a talking point, particularly for those who feel squirrely right now.  With that, streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu are capitalizing on the eyeballs, dropping a steady stream of new series (like Tiger King and Little Fires Everywhere). Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, March 26, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at March 26, 2020 18:44:53 March 26, 2020 18:44:53

Jennifer Garner’s Instagram is so good that I can understand why people think it’s a company behind it – there are definitely celebrities that have teams for their social media. Jen runs a smaller operation, just her and her assistant, Maureen Grosser, who is in self-isolation with the Jennifer and her kids. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, March 25, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at March 25, 2020 18:06:54 March 25, 2020 18:06:54
London Entertainment/ Splash News

How is your grocery situation? I hope you are getting access to everything you need and fresh food. That’s what I’m having trouble with, not a lot of decent produce near me. Chrissy Teigen suddenly needed romaine lettuce and only romaine lettuce – maybe she’s making Caesar salad? Romaine just hits different. Full Story

SD In 30 Minute Segments

Maria Posted by Maria at March 24, 2020 19:09:46 March 24, 2020 19:09:46

During this time of uncertainty, people are using their time to master a new skill, like needlepoint or knitting. Some are baking bread or learning an instrument or language or writing a book. I’m doing none of that.  We are conditioned to use every spare moment for self-improvement so self-distancing at home and ‘doing nothing’ feels wrong. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, March 24, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at March 24, 2020 18:10:42 March 24, 2020 18:10:42
Jeremy Chan/ Getty Images

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