Posts Tagged ‘plastic surgeon’

After New Line On ShopNBC, Plastic Surgeon Dr. Robert Rey And HSN Seem To Have Parted Ways

October 29, 2009

Thanks to a tip from one of our readers, we’ve learned that Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Rey’s fancy undies and bras have been pulled off, so to speak, HSN’s Web site.

We guess that answers our question — e-mailed three times to HSN and Reys’ PR people — about whether the physician will continue to be selling his Shapewear line even though last week he started to selll his Senuous Solutions skincare creams on ShopNBC.

A poster to one of HSN’s online forums first reported that Rey’s goodies on Monday were deleted fom the No. 2 home shopping channel’s site. HR passd on that information to us.

Rey is the star of the E! Entertainment Television’s “Dr. 90210.”

We Take Third Shot At Finding Out If Plastic Surgeon Dr. Robert Rey Will Keep HSN Gig, While Also Selling Product On ShopNBC

October 28, 2009

Call us crazy, but we’re taking a third shot to try to find out if Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Rey will continue to appear on HSN now that he’s got a gig at rival ShopNBC.

Rey, star of E! Entertainment Television’s “Dr. 90210,” has been selling Shapewear, fancy undies and bras, on HSN for some time. But last weekend he went on  ShopNBC selling a skincare line, Sensual Solutions.

We don’t offhand recall a time when a vendor was selling goods on two home shopping networks at the same time. We want to know if Rey’s tenure with HSN is over.  

So far, we have sent three e-mails to HSN corporate, which states it will only take questions  from “a media professional with a specific request.” No response yet. Maybe HSN doesn’t think The Homeshoppingista is a media professional.

Not for nothing, and not to toot our own horn, but we will when we must. We went to one of the best J-schools in the country, Medill.  We helped launch Crain’s New York Business. We won one of the most prestigious awards for business journalism, the Gerald Loeb Award, for a story on the impact of AIDS on the fashion industry.

We covered the cable industry for 16 years at Multichannel News, writing stories about the business and programming such as HBO’s “The Sopranos.”

And we are still reporting on the cable business, the multi-billion dollar home shopping segment, with this blog. QVC and ShopNBC are totally owned or partially owned by two key media giants, John Malone’s Liberty Media and NBC.

In between job hunting, we are also writing for the growing Web site NewJerseyNewsroom.com, with a recent profile on Jersey’s Kurt Sutter, creator of the FX hit “Sons of Anarchy.”

We believe this all qualifies us as a media professional. 

We have e-mailed Rey twice, no response. But then we learned today that he has a PR firm that handles the media, and we shot an e-mail to them. Maybe they will answer our question. 

And we even e-mailed ShopNBC this morning, asking them if they know if Rey will remain on HSN.

Once again, we’ll let you know what we hear.

We’re Still Waiting To Hear From HSN and Dr. Robert Rey, About HSN And Dr. Robert Rey And ShopNBC

October 27, 2009

We just sent — for a second time — HSN and Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Rey the big question that home shopping fans want to know: Will the sassy doctor remain on both HSN and ShopNBC?

We first e-mailed Rey, the star of E! Entertainment Television’s “Dr. 90210,” and HSN on Sunday. That’s the day that Rey premiered his skincare products, Sensual Solutions, on ShopNBC. But Rey also sells an undie and bra line, Shapewear, on HSN.

The query is simple: Will Rey still be selling Shapewear on HSN, even though he is also on competing network ShopNBC?

Monday we sent the same e-mail again to Rey and HSN.

We’re not holding our breath that we’ll get an answer, but we may give you periodic updates.

On a totally different subject, with tonight’s “PM Style” on QVC we might initiate one of our plans: To keep track of every time host Lisa Robertson says she is going to buy an item she is selling, and publish that list here.

If Robertson bought something every single time she said that, she’d need a house the size of Giants Stadium to hold all that QVC merchandise.

And we also wish QVC hosts like Robertson would stop calling the products they are hawking “ideas.” We are not looking to buy “ideas” on home shopping networks, we’re looking for jewelry, mascara, etc.

And while we’re at it regarding Robertson, we hope she will stop telling us that with Easy Pay, an “idea” is only “a dollar a day.”

Man, we got up on the wrong side of the bed today, didn’t we?

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Robert Rey Tells ShopNBC Viewers To Drop Their Pants, But Will He Remain On Both His Old Home Shopping Venue HSN And ShopNBC?

October 26, 2009

If you’re a plastic surgeon, why would you be selling two products — anti-aging skin cream and shapewear — that can eliminate the need for plastic surgery? That’s just one of the questions we would like to ask Dr. Robert Rey, of E! Entertainment Television’s “Dr. 90210″ fame.

The other question is will he continue to be a vendor for HSN, since he just debuted a line of products on ShopNBC Sunday. Home shopping fans are clamoring for an answer to this question, too.

Brazilian-born Rey has been selling his Shapewear line, state-of-the art undies and bras that make you look skinnier and bustier, on HSN for some time. But today he premiered his “Sensual Solutions” skincare line on ShopNBC. He did two shows, and apparently sold out all the products he had on his first show, so ShopNBC was taking advance orders.

We caught him on his second appearance, and he was his usual bawdy self. We like the guy, but others feel differently.

The Beverly Hills surgeon said that despite what the public might think, many good-looking women in that wealthy enclave “are not getting plastic surgery” and that “aging is a choice.”

Rey said that these women are buying top-of-the-line skincare products, like his creams, to look good.

“If you want to get that $7 crap in the drugstore, go get it,” Rey told viewers, but he said it’s not going to work.

Darn, that’s not good news for us, because we won’t be able to afford his $99 “Instant Wrinkle Erase” skin cream until we get a full-time job.

The good doc, who said he has had 30,000 patients, admitted that he used to inject his own forehead (he did not say Botox) to get rid of its wrinkles, but stopped when he learned about the negative effect the shots have on the body.

Rey, who is a year and a half away from 50, then said that muscles are what cause wrinkles. Offering a somewhat creepy anecdote, Rey said that when he worked as a trauma doctor, he could immediately tell when a patient was dead because their faces would be smooth (tying back to that muscle thing).

Doc, how about determining if someone is dead the old-fashioned way, by taking a pulse?

Describing how damaging the sun is to skin, Rey told ShopNBC viewers, “Drop your pants, and you will see your tushy looks younger than your face.” We guess that would not hold for nudists who like to sunbath.

Rey vouched for his skincare products, which include an Anti-Aging Body Lift Cream, by saying that vast clinical trials were done on his creams. The doctor added that he was originally a chemistry major, No. 1 in his class, so he knows his stuff.

We e-mailed Rey and HSN and asked whether the handsome, dark plastic surgeon will continue to have his HSN line, despite the fact he is a vendor now for rival ShopNBC. We’ll let you know the answer.

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Robert Rey Shows You How To Shape Up, Without Stiches Or A Scalpel, On HSN

October 20, 2009

Want to see women strutting around in their underwear? You don’t have to wait for the next Victoria’s Secret special. Just tune in to HSN Tuesday night for another show by Dr. Robert Rey.

Dr. Rey, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon who was featured on E! Entertainment Television’s “Dr. 90210,” does a line of shapewear for the No. 2 home shopping channel.

He is celebrating his second aniversary on HSN, offering what used to be referred to as girdles. Now, this gear is called shapewear, and it’s a lot fancier and prettier.

Dr. Rey positions his product as a substitute for those too chicken, or not rich enough, to get liposuction, breast implants or the the latest craze, butt implants.
 
Although the shapewear is really no more risque than a swimsuit, it does seem a little seamy to see the HSN models walking around in it.

The good doctor, who viewers seem to either adore or hate, said early Tuesday morning that NBC anchor women wear his gear. We wonder who? 


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,243 other followers