Catching up on my blogging here, after a busy week.
First of all, actress/model/New Jersey native Brooke Shields new memoir, “There Was A Little Girl,” has just been released. She spends a good part of it, apparently, talking about her alcoholic mother-manager, the late Teri Shields, who developed dementia and died.
According to Shields, when she went through her mom’s things she discovered a treasure trove of jewelry the woman had ordered from QVC and HSN.
“I have never seen so many cubic zirconia items,” Shields said.
This is her second book. Her first, “Down Came the Rain,” was about postpartum depression, and caused Tom Cruise to have a hissy fit, blasting Shields. He’s not a believer in medications. Our guess is that he has never lived through the agony of clinical depression.
We had a male friend whose friend had dated Shields. That guy says that Shields was the only woman he had ever dated who looked beautiful, without a stitch of makeup, when she woke up in the morning.
Next, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of “Jersey Shore” fame debuted her limited edition wedding fragrance, “Snooki Love,” last week on HSN. Polizzi will soon be wed at the gorgeous Venetian in Garfield. N.J., where our BFF Ann attended a wedding last week.
Next, HSN CEO Mindy Grossman was prominently featured in a Wall Street Journal story with the headline “Female CEOs Make Room for Female Directors.”
And maybe this is old news, but we didn’t know that high-end designer Tory Burch, whose clothes and purses we can’t afford (even discounted at TJ Maxx) is Ellen DeGeneres’s partner on E.D., a line of merchandise that recently premiered on QVC.
The New York Times discussed the line, which kicked off with holiday housewares, Sunday in a story headlined “The Goop Effect,” a feature on Gwyneth Paltrow’s much-maligned lifestyle website.
The Goop story had a photo and interviews with Paltrow and Lisa Gersh, Goop’s new CEO. We know Gersh from our years covering the cable TV industry, as she was a co-founder of Oxygen, the women’s network.
Congrats on the new gig, Lisa.