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, February 21, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at February 21, 2020 18:48:06 February 21, 2020 18:48:06
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It’s Friday, so I’ll start with the most convoluted story at the top. Justin Bieber appeared on James Corden and played Spill Your Guts: eat something gross or answer a question truthfully. Justin Bieber was asked to rank Hailey’s friends (Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne) or eat bull penis. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, February 20, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at February 20, 2020 18:49:16 February 20, 2020 18:49:16
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Gwyneth Paltrow held a “makeup free” party for Goop because expensive skin care is the new makeup. (Because it’s obvious and many people in the comments were pointing it out, yes Rachel Zoe said in her story that she is wearing eye and lip makeup and it was hard for her to go bare.) Of course GP is friends with Keanu’s girlfriend!          Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, February 19, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at February 19, 2020 18:27:59 February 19, 2020 18:27:59
The Mega Agency

The read of the day is Vulture’s Anonymous in Hollywood, tales from assistants in NYC and LA. All of the players work in entertainment (film, TV, news) and some of the stories (assistants lasting no longer than 3 months) sound typically nightmarish, but even more diabolical is the boss who made their assistant drive across town for ice. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, February 18, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at February 18, 2020 19:29:16 February 18, 2020 19:29:16
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This is JLo on vacation, after she probably let loose and ate the food she couldn’t while training. This is her in her relaxed state, or as relaxed and “let go” as she allows herself to be.           Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, February 14, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at February 14, 2020 19:53:32 February 14, 2020 19:53:32
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Cameo is the weirdest place on the Internet: a mix of nostalgic acts, reality TV people, retired athletes, YouTubers and breakout stars (like Jerry from Cheer). But it got me thinking about Fyre Festival – outside of the festival, wasn’t the point of Fyre (the website) to be a booking portal for celebrities? If you wanted to book Ja Rule for a party, you would use the Fyre website. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, February 12, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at February 12, 2020 18:54:24 February 12, 2020 18:54:24

New York Fashion Week is on, and it’s a strange one. The shine has considerably dimmed; Vogue Business points to the decline of New York City as a fashion and design hub. I think it became a magnet for hanger-on brands positioning themselves around the big shows (but not on the official schedule), combined with the decimation of print media and the rise of social media. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, February 11, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at February 11, 2020 20:14:22 February 11, 2020 20:14:22
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If you haven’t seen, Presley Gerber (son of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber) got a face tattoo. “Misunderstood.” And maybe, at 20, he does feel misunderstood. Face tats have definitely worked for Post Malone’s image – people dress up like him for Halloween. As many people point out, Presley is a model, so a face tat might hinder his job prospects. Full Story

Celebrity Social Media, February 6, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at February 6, 2020 19:35:19 February 6, 2020 19:35:19
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Open Book is shaping up to be a juicy read (like Lainey, I’m slightly worried that they are giving all the juice for media). But there’s also collateral press, and Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo are feeling the brunt of that. They are not big enough stars to make demands to the Today Show about what can and can’t be covered, which is how Jessica Simpson came up during their appearance Full Story

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Celebrity Social Media, February 5, 2020

Maria Posted by Maria at February 5, 2020 20:32:05 February 5, 2020 20:32:05
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Selena Gomez is launching a makeup line, Rare. She announced it on Instagram because, as she said, the news was about to leak. In the voiceover, she talks about uniqueness and individuality and says, “You’re not defined by a photo, a like, or a comment.” Selena has continually spoken about the toxicity of social media, despite having one of the most followed accounts in the world. Full Story