Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Birth Name

Elaine Lui




Born in Toronto, Ontario, Lainey Lui is a successful celebrity gossip blogger and entertainment reporter. She attended the University of Western Ontario where she majored in French and History. Lui now resides in Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband and beagle.

Lui began her life as a gossip reporter innocently enough: she was simply interested in the goings-on of Hollywood, and kept herself and her friends in the loop with email updates. The email to friends eventually turned into LaineyGossip, a popular celebrity gossip blog. LaineyGossip is now a go-to gossip blog with more than one million readers worldwide.

Lui was invited to join the cast of etalk in 2006 when Executive Producer, Jordan Schwartz learned about LaineyGossip from his physiotherapist. As a reporter for etalk, Lui dishes on the latest celebrity gossip and entertainment news.

During the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Lui reported on entertainment news for CTV and appeared daily on Canada's official Olympic morning show. She also wrote national columns for The Globe and Mail and Metro newspapers.

Lui regularly appears on CTV News Vancouver and CTV News Channel to report the latest entertainment and celebrity news. She is looked to as a celebrity expert by media outlets across North America, including and the Los Angeles Times. Lui television contributions also include a cameo appearance in a Degrassi movie.
When not reporting for etalk, Lui works as a consultant for Covenant House in Vancouver.