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 18, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at April 18, 2019 18:32:16 April 18, 2019 18:32:16

Chrissy Teigen was named to the TIME 100 list (written by Eric Ripert). I really like Chrissy’s recipes and her approach to cooking because it doesn’t focus on wellness, but on sharing a meal. Every celebrity cookbook is selling more than food; it’s a lifestyle with homey designer kitchens and colourful cast iron pots. Full Story

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Celebrity Social Media, April 17, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at April 17, 2019 18:15:46 April 17, 2019 18:15:46
Instagram/ Demi Moore

Russell Wilson just signed a huge contract and on WWHL, Andy Cohen wanted to talk about it with Ciara. She was very gracious but trying her hardest not to talk cash. I don’t think Ciara took home the bedazzled, “I’m very rich b-tch” football.           Full Story

A Decent Proposal

Maria Posted by Maria at April 17, 2019 13:31:39 April 17, 2019 13:31:39

In the olden days (15 years ago), when a couple got engaged, we would only have to hear the story once or twice (maybe more, if they were kind of annoying). Before social media, there was no visual element to proposals because that would require not just a photographer to be present, but having those photos developed, and then showing the photos to individual people. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, April 16, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at April 16, 2019 17:48:35 April 16, 2019 17:48:35
The Mega Agency

There’s a current magazine cover about Lady Gaga “choosing between two lovers” – Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner. They’re still trying that? I guess since none of the “affair” predictions worked out, they have to now come up with a breakup story.           Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, April 12, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at April 12, 2019 17:07:14 April 12, 2019 17:07:14

You know what’s great about Jennifer Garner’s messaging here? It’s that she dorks out with her Madonna impression, but it’s framed by her work with Save the Children. This may look easy (social media mixed with philanthropy) but if it was, why do so many celebs get it wrong? Part of Jennifer Garner’s skill is that she makes it all look easy. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, April 10, 2019

Maria Posted by Maria at April 10, 2019 18:04:23 April 10, 2019 18:04:23

This photo is the new “guy checking out hot woman” meme, be prepared to see it everywhere. It is a perfect viral moment. One thing I want to draw attention to is Gabrielle Union’s use of emojis, particularly the second one of a squiggly face (I can’t describe it any other way). Full Story

Maria’s Best of Thrones: The Queen’s Justice

Maria Posted by Maria at April 9, 2019 19:57:06 April 9, 2019 19:57:06
Arnold Jerocki/ Getty Images

(Every day this week, we are each highlighting our all-time favourite Game of Thrones episodes. To review previously posted episodes, and other GoT content, please visit our Game of Thrones mainpage.) This mid-season episode didn’t have an epic battle scene or game-changing death, but "The Queen’s Justice" (season 7, episode 3) ranks as my favourite because it put a lot of different characters and motivations into play: people met, family reunited, Houses strategized and fell, and for a show that can often feel dense and dark, there was a lot of movement. Full Story