Elaine “Lainey” Lui is a self-professed gossip maven. She has been breaking entertainment news since the launch of her world-famous celebrity gossip website, LaineyGossip.com. Also a correspondent for CTV’s Etalk, Canada’s #1 entertainment show, Lainey’s unique insights into Hollywood and pop culture led her to become a co-host on CTV’s The Social in 2013. Sharp, savvy, relatable, and approachable, Lainey is a natural choice for brand partnerships, event appearances, on-stage hosting, and more.
With Etalk, Lainey often covers some of the world’s top-tier events, including the Oscar’s red carpet, the royal wedding, the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and TIFF. On The Social, she, along with her fellow co-hosts, delve deep into the news of the day, covering everything from politics and feminism, to fashion and entertainment. Lainey will also soon be hosting her own Crave TV show. The yet untitled program will see Lainey talking about Crave’s most buzzworthy programming with the help of star guests.
Lainey is often called upon by media such as CNN, CBC, and CTV News as a culture and gossip expert, and her TEDx talk, The Sociology of Gossip, has amassed almost half a million views on YouTube. She is also a bestselling author whose mother-daughter memoir Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What’s a Daughter To Do? shares the valuable advice and life lessons she received from her mother while growing up.
Lainey was named one of the “Top 100 Most Powerful Women” by WXN Canada, and was also included in Hello! Canada’s and Toronto Life’s best dressed lists.