As we speak, “American Idol” and “dawg” Randy Jackson is in the house at HSN, hawking his watches.
Jackson appears to be enjoying himself with HSN host Colleen Lopez, and his watches are pretty good looking. We especially liked his skeleton watch, which was clear in the front and back, revealing the timepiece’s inner workings. There was also watch whose numerals looked like stylized piano keys.
Jackson is a self-admitted “watchaholic,” and we love watching someone who is passionate about what they’re talking about. He told Lopez that he started collecting watches when he was 12, and that he had 500 to 600 now.
Jackson just said that he was on “The View” this morning, and all the hosts were wearing his watches.
Several people have called in saying this is the first time they have purchased any items from HSN.
Lopez pointed out that she had talked to Jackson before, when he called in during the HSN appearances of fellow “Idol” host Jennifer Lopez and songstress Mariah Carey.
We were also touched when Jackson spoke a watch with an argyle pattern on its face. He said that his mom, who has passed away, often wore an argyle sweater. That watch was pretty cool looking.
Jackson’s sister Sue also called in, and said she had purchased one of his HSN watches. She complimented him on the argyle watch dedicated to their mother.
“I love it: HSN rocks,” Jackson said at one point.
“You’ve definitely upped the cool factor here,” Lopez said.