Archive for October, 2015

HSN’s ‘On The Set’ Features Apparel From Top TV Costume Designers

October 22, 2015

HSN will be launching so-called capsule collections from the costume designers for four TV shows — “Mad Men,” “Revenge,” “The Good Wife” and “Hot in Cleveland — today.

The clothes are called “From the Set.”

The Hollywood Reporter did a story on the HSN collection.

The designers being featured are: Janie Bryant of “Mad Men,” who we met on the set of the AMC hit when we were working for a cable-TV trade paper; Jill Ohanneson of “Revenge”; Daniel Lawson of “The Good Wife”: and Lori Eskowitz-Carter of “Hot in Cleveland.”

The items range from leggings for $80 for patterned leggings to $280 for a faux-fur coat.

Bombshell Sofia Vergara Back At HSN With New Fragrance

October 22, 2015

We missed actress Sofia Vergara during her appearance last year on HSN, but she was back Thursday with another fragrance and we tuned in.

We enjoy watching the sexy Latina on “Modern Family,” and she did a good job presenting HSN’s TS, her new perfume called Love.


Vergara mentioned that she will be wearing love during her wedding next month. And unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Vergars is getting married to “True Blood” and “Magic Mike” hunk Joe Manganiello.

We’d like to wear him some night!

Vergara said she tested her new perfume out on Joe, and he gave it a thumbs-up.

“He loved it,” she said. “He thought it was great.”

In any case, Vergara said her new fragrance includes the scent of coffee flowers, which she described as tiny white flowers.

QVC Host Dan Wheeler’s Ill Wife Improves, Comes Home From Hospital

October 22, 2015

Someone heard our prayers.

QVC host Dan Wheeler’s beloved wife Beth, who is ill with cancer, came home on Wednesday after several weeks in a Philly hospital.


It seemed touch and go for awhile for Beth and Wheeler, a devout Christian, called for all his QVC fans to keep praying for her. We are no experts on cancer, but she was receiving blood platelets and initially it was not working out well.

But she finally took a turn for the better, hence her discharge from the hospital.

“The signs and balloons are in place, the wheelchair is here and the ramp has been built to my front door,” Wheeler posted on Facebook.

“My baby is getting an ambulance ride home today!!! Miracles are happening everyday! Praise the Lord and thank you all for your prayers! After three weeks of storming heaven collectively with you our QVC FAMILY, she is coming home!!!! I’m so happy I can hardly contain myself!”

Either can we, Dan.

Ex-QVC Host Kathy Levine Bows ‘Loud’ Line On Evine Live

October 22, 2015

FB friend Charlene tipped us off to some news today: Former QVC queen host Kathy Levine is debuting a clothing line on Evine Live tomorrow.

Levine has been acting as a kind of sometimes host or commentator on Evine Live, but we weren’t aware that she had a collection cooking for the No. 3 home shopping network.

Lisa Robertson posted this photo of her and Kathy Levine on Facebook.

Lisa Robertson posted this photo of her and Kathy Levine on Facebook.

Another QVC refugee, List Robertson, did a post on Facebook about Levine’s new collection.

“GUESS WHAT?!!!! My friend Kathy Levine is debuting her new clothing line on EVINE Live!,” Robertson wrote. “It’s tomorrow night at 6p ET and she is really excited about it!!! Good luck, Kathy!!!!!”

Here’s what Levine had to say on Facebook:

For years, you have been saying how much you wish I would return to TV. I have always wanted to come back with something to call my own.

Last summer I met with EVINE Live’s VP of Apparel in NY and he introduced me to a super manufacturer. She got my vision right away. Easy, casual tops with a young hip edge, designed longer, to hide the bad and accentuate the good, for all sizes and all shapes.

Most of these ideas were straight from my own closet, just needing a few tweaks here and there. The clothing line was born with fabulous genuine gemstone jewelry created to complement it. (Heart lovers rejoice)! Sneak a peek –

Kathy Levine Out Loud!!! KLOL is here!

Shop, share, smile and laugh out loud with me on Thursday, October 22nd at 6pm ET.

When Levine left QVC, and never got that talk show she had mentioned, she became a vendor on either QVC or HSN, we can’t remember which. Levine did costume jewelry and apparel, and quite frankly, it was not impressive.

Let’s hope she does better on Evine Live.

We do dig the gemstone sterling silver heart necklace that she’s hawking as part of her line.

HSN Unveils Holiday Debuts With Sofia Vergara, Broadway Shows

October 17, 2015

It’s our day off and we’re swamped with chores.

No time to process this press release, so here it is. What’s interesting is the collaboration with Disney Theatricals on merchandise from the Broadway shows and Sofia Vergara’s debut.

HSN Dazzles This Holiday Season With Exciting Deals, New Launches, Broadway Shows and More

— Melissa McCarthy, Sofia Vergara, Serena Williams, Geoffrey Zakarian, Giuliana Rancic, Christie Brinkley and Wolfgang Puck are part of HSN’s Star-Studded Lineup this Holiday Season

— HSN will Deliver Joy throughout the Holidays with Innovative New Products from Joy Mangano

— Good Tidings HSN Brings to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and their Kin with the 2015 Designer Ornament Collection and HSN Cares Giving Tuesday Initiatives for the Holidays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — It’s the most wonderful time of the year as leading live content retailer HSN kicks off its “Merry, Happy, Everything” holiday shopping season today with more incentives, launches and special events than ever before! Customers will be able to shop an expanded assortment of terrific giftable items for everyone on their shopping list; all presented by today’s hottest brands, designers, celebrities and trusted experts.

Who doesn’t love a great deal during the holidays? HSN’s exclusive FlexPay program will allow shoppers to stretch their holiday budget and buy gifts now, ship immediately and then pay them off over time with no additional fees from HSN.

Special Events!

As a part of its lineup of holiday programming, HSN’s Holiday Host Pick will take center stage as HSN partners with Disney Theatrical October 16-18. For the first time ever, some of HSN’s most popular hosts will take viewers behind the scenes of some of Disney’s biggest Broadway productions including Lion King, Aladdin, Mary Poppins and Newsies. Exclusive, limited merchandise from the shows will be selected by HSN hosts and presented throughout the weekend.

To help shoppers check things off their shopping lists, HSN will be hosting additional special holiday-themed events including:

24-Hour HSN Cooks (November 1) – HSN celebrity chefs will reunite for the bi-annual 24-Hour Cooks event on November 1, featuring a “Holiday Kick-Off: May the Best Team Win” cook off! Chefs Ming Tsai, Lorena Garcia, Robert Irvine, Eduardo Garcia and Kelsey Nixon will pair with HSN hosts during the day-long event for a fun and friendly competition to see which host will be awarded the “Golden Whisk.” Customers can shop each of the chef collections during the event, all of which are available at special pricing for the day. For more information, search ‘HSN Cooks’ on

24-Hour Holiday Prep Events (October 28; November 4, 11, 18) – HSN customers will have insider access to holiday experts who will offer their personal tips for managing the bustle of the holidays during each event!

October 28 – Food, Fun & Entertaining!
November 4 – Deck the Halls
November 11 – Holiday Style
November 18 – Company is Coming

24-Hour Jewelry Gift Event (November 24) – With enough baubles and bling to brighten up anyone’s Christmas tree, this 24-hour jewelry event will feature fantastic new designs from top jewelry brands and designers such as Nicky Butler, Jay King, Emma Skye and more!

New Launches!

International superstar, Sofia Vergara will be on-air on HSN on October 22 with her new fragrance, Love by Sofia Vergara Eau de Parfum. Vergara’s latest fragrance features mandarin, magnolia and Columbian coffee flower notes, and is the perfect gift for those who are longing to embrace their passionate side.

Melissa McCarthy will return to HSN on October 24 with a new assortment from her Seven7 clothing line. McCarthy will appear on-air during two-hour segments at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. (EDT) respectively. Serving as her first-ever collection, Seven7 was designed with fashionable styles for every size in mind.

HSN inventor and entrepreneur Joy Mangano brings fresh new innovations to her fans with the launch of her new Wax Warmer® infused with Forever Fragrant® on October 24. Joy will be back twice in November – November 14 and 21 – to present her exclusive Jewel Kit and Huggable Hangers, great gifts for anyone on your shopping list.

Some of HSN’s most noteworthy personalities will be returning to HSN with new offerings just in time for the holidays. Top personalities like Wolfgang Puck, Giuliana Rancic, Christie Brinkley, Iman and Jennifer Flavin Stallone will share an unparalleled assortment of unique and compelling products.

Unwrap Gift Fridays & Black Friday Specials!

This year, HSN will make Fridays extra special with Gift Fridays™ on October 23 & 30 and Black Friday Previews™ November 6, 13 and 20. Shoppers can beat the holiday rush, long lines and packed parking lots by crossing off gifts on their lists from the comfort of their own home. HSN will also be offering FlexPay pricing on all items for each event.

During the Thanksgiving weekend, HSN will make everyone’s Black Friday happier and stress-free with its annual ThanksGifting Weekend event. Shoppers can enjoy an entire weekend of FlexPay pricing on-air, with thousands of more products available on as well.

Shoppers will also have access to 48 hours of Doorbusters beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Thanksgiving through Black Friday. HSN will offer an impressive array of fantastic “Doorbuster” bargains ranging from name brand electronics to chic handbags, exquisite jewelry, national cosmetic brands and so much more. Savvy shoppers will need to tune-in to HSN or be ready to click their mouse at as limited quantities of new “Doorbuster” items are revealed at the top of each hour and expected to sell out fast!

Digital and Mobile-Only Offers!

November 30 will mark the final day of HSN’s ThanksGifting Weekend event with a special Cyber Monday celebration. Starting on Cyber Monday and extending through Cyber Week (November 30 – December 4), will be offering one-time only, special promotions on national brands and exclusive products throughout the week!

Giving Back!

During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s important to remember that some of the best gifts don’t always come in packages. HSN Cares is dedicated to empowering women and helping families in times of need, and is proud to participate in Giving Tuesday on December 1, a day defined by generosity. Continuing the giving tradition for the 11th year in a row, HSN has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® again this year to raise awareness and funds for this worthwhile organization. HSN customers who make a $10 or more donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through HSN or on December 1, 2015 will receive $10 in HSN Spendable Ka$h to be used from December 27-31, 2015.

In addition, for the sixth year in a row, HSN will launch the HSN Cares 2015 Designer Ornament Collection in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. The collection features over 40 exclusive, limited-edition ornaments designed by key HSN partners including Melissa McCarthy, Giuliana Rancic, Wendy Williams, Univision, Margaritaville and more. 100% of the profits and no less than 30% of the purchase price of each ornament will be donated from October 1 through January 31, 2016. For additional information or to donate, search ‘HSN Cares’ on

QVC’s Parent To Webcast Annual Investor Meeting Nov. 12

October 15, 2015

Want to hear what QVC honchos are telling Wall Street? Then tune into this.

The home shopping network’s parent company, Liberty Interactive Corp., will webcast its annual Investor Meeting Nov. 12, with presentations beginning at 9 a.m.

During these presentations, observations may be made regarding the company’s financial performance, outlook and recent developments.

The presentation will be broadcast live via the Internet.

All interested persons should visit the Liberty Interactive Corporation website at to register for the webcast.

An archive of the webcast will also be available on this website for one year.

HSN To Post Third-Quarter Results Nov. 4

October 15, 2015

HSN will report its third-quarter earnings Nov. 45 at 8 a.m. before the market opens, the home shopping network said Wednesday.

CEO Mindy Grossman and Judy Schmeling, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, will hold a conference call at 9 a.m. to review the results.

There will be a simultaneous audio webcast available via the company’s website at

A replay of the conference call can be accessed until Nov. 18 by dialing 855-859-2056 or 404-537-3406, plus the pass code 57891125 and will also be hosted on the company’s website for a limited time.

HSN Debuts Jewelry Inspired By ‘Crimson Peak’ Film

October 14, 2015

HSN kicked off another one of its movie extravaganza co-promotions on Tuesday, with this one a partnership for the new gothic romance “Crimson Peak.”

This time the home shopping network has hooked up with Legendary and Universal Pictures to offer jewelry inspired by the new flock from HSN’s stable of vendors.


There will also be presentations of “Crimson Peak” baubles today, Wednesday. The film is directed by Guillermo del Toro and the cast includes “Sons of Anarchy” hunk Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain.

“Storytelling is the foundation of all that we do at HSN and we are excited to share the story of Crimson Peak with our millions of customers through engaging product experiences,” our buddy, HSN President Bill Brand, said in a canned statement.

“Our designers have created an assortment of jewelry that is absolutely stunning. These beautiful, dramatic pieces reflect each designer’s individual style while capturing the essence of the film.”

Heidi Daus, Carol Brodie, Roberto Faraone, Akkad and Amedeo Scognamiglio are doing the pieces for HSN.

Here is info from HSN’s press release:

Exquisite pearls, black onyx, fine gemstones, diamonds and beautifully-crafted cameos are just a part of the expansive movie-based collection that can be found exclusively at HSN.

With pieces ranging in price from $49.95 for a stunning Roberto by RFM Flower Pin to $1,900 for elegant White Diamond and Ruby Tassel Drop Earrings from Rarities: Fine Jewelry with Carol Brodie, there is something for every woman to enjoy.

HSN viewers will get a glimpse of the movie during the network’s two-day primetime event.

Jewelry Television Hiring 400 For The Holidays

October 11, 2015

Jewelry Television is hiring for the holidays, 400 folks, to be exact.

The network held a job fair at its HQ in Knoxville, Tenn., last week.

“Every holiday season, beautiful, high-quality jewelry becomes one of the most sought-after purchases for gifting,” Jill Johnson, JTV vice president of marketing, said in a statement.

“We’re expanding our sales team to be able to provide our customers with fast and efficient customer service while meeting the demands of our holiday sales volumes.”

The newbies will be getting a one-crash course on jewelry and computers.

Country Music Star Karen Fairchild Debuts On Evine Live Oct. 27

October 9, 2015

Evine Live has already said that country music star Karen Fairchild was doing a fashion line for the network.

Yesterday they put out a press release offering details about her debut.

Here it tis:

MINNEAPOLIS, MN–(Marketwired – Oct 8, 2015) – EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV), a digital commerce company (, today announced that Karen Fairchild, country music star and one of the four founding members of the Grammy award winning group Little Big Town, will debut an exclusive fashion collection on EVINE Live on October 27th at 8pm and 9pm ET.

Karen Fairchild

Karen Fairchild

The collection, which was designed by Karen herself, is a unique fusion of sexy, bold pieces that are Nashville inspired with a rock and roll sensibility.

“We’re always looking to offer our customers product and personalities reflective of what’s hot and, in the world of country music, there are very few artists who are as relevant today as Karen Fairchild,” said Russell Nuce, EVINE Live’s Chief Strategy Officer.

“Karen has worked closely with our team from the beginning, directing almost every aspect of the collection’s design. We’re excited to add Fair Child to our growing proprietary fashion business.”

“Fair Child is a blend of everything I love,” said Karen Fairchild. “It’s a collection of rich textures, details and embellishments in iconic pieces that are easy to wear, glamorous and affordable. These versatile pieces are made to be worn together through mixing, matching and layering.”

Premiering October 27th at 8pm and 9pm ET on EVINE Live, Fair Child by Karen Fairchild will offer a number of exclusive styles designed by Karen.

Combining details and embellishments like studs, embroidery, and sequins, along with a variety of textures and silhouettes the line forms into one sleek and seamless collection. Fair Child will include jackets, tops and bottoms, dresses, and statement pieces for endless mixing and matching possibilities.

Karen Fairchild is one of the four founding members of Little Big Town, a country group that formed out of the Nashville music scene in the late 90s. The band gained international recognition with its hits “Boondocks,” “Little White Church,” “Pontoon,” and most recently “Girl Crush,” which made history on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart where it ranked #1 for 13 consecutive weeks.

In addition, they are recipients of 11 music awards, including GRAMMY Awards, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, CMT Music Awards, and the Daytime Emmy Awards. Most recently, the band received five nominations for the 49th Annual CMA Awards, tying artist Eric Church for the highest number of nominations.