Archive for July, 2018

HSN Host Adam Freeman’s New Delivery

July 29, 2018

Congrats to Brit HSN host Adam Freeman and his wife Chelsea, who welcomed an addition to their family this weekend.

On Facebook ever-affable Freeman introduced newcomer Sebastian Reid Freeman. The host posted a photo of him and his wife, the newborn and their son Oliver.

Well done, ol’ chap.

Speaking of those from over the pond, a little bird told us that a QVC UK veteran, Anthony Heywood, is heading to the U.S. QVC.

And Terri Conn, an actress on the daytime soap “As the World Turns,” told “Soaps in Depth” that she is on her way to becoming a QVC host. She said she starts six months of training in September and won’t be on-the-air until February.

On another front, today we noticed some co-mingling of QVC and HSN products in the wake of the No. 1 home shopping network’s parent buying No. 2. Dooney & Bourke handbags, long a QVC staple, are now for sale on HSN.com.

We’re not sure if we like the mixing up of brands. Like one of our readers, we were kind of pissed when QVC pulled shoe brand Vince Camuto off HSN and brought it to West Chester. We thought it was kind of dissing HSN, as if it weren’t good enough to sell Camuto shoes.

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HSN’s Higher Beekman Prices, QVC Garden Guy Gone

July 23, 2018

As we’ve already mentioned on Facebook, the worst-kept secret ever was already officially announced – that former Evine vendors the Beekman Boys are taking their goat soap to HSN. They premiere July 31.

But we’ve heard from since then, from several people, is the have really jacked up their prices with the move. As in $48 on HSN versus $39 on Evine for soap. Not cool.

And in another tidbit, former QVC gardening guru Phillip Watson is hitting the road as he’s decided to pursue other interests. We have never watched a home-shopping gardening in our lives, but some of his fans were upset.

Dallas Prince’s Husband Is Recovering From Second Heart Attack

July 23, 2018

This morning we were shocked to read on Facebook a post by Evine jewelry vendor Dallas Prince saying that her husband Vincent had suffered another heart attack.

Her spouse, Vincent Ciurluini, had a near fatal heart attack a few years back. We can certainly empathize with her since our dad survived a near-fatal attack and then was in and out of the hospital more than a dozen times with more heart scares.

“I almost lost Mr. Wonderful,” Prince posted. “My husband, Vincent, suffered another heart attack today while driving home. We stayed on the phone together and met at the hospital. He is out of surgery and sleeping. I have never cried that hard in my life….. truly believe in prayers & miracles.”

Vincent is also in the jewelry business, And the two of them with their gorgeous smiles are one of the most stunning couples ever.

We’re praying for Vincent’s swift recovery.

Bill Green To Rep Returning Technibond on HSN

July 16, 2018

Just a quick tidbit: Former HSN host Bill Green will now be acting as the permanent guess for shows featuring not only Sevilla Silver but the long-missing Technibond line at the No. 2 home shopping channel.

Technibond is a house-brand jewelry collection that typically features real gemstones but 14 carat gold-plated sterling silver.

Green trumpeted the news on Facebook, posting “Technibond Returns to HSN,” July 27, adding “Premiere All New” Sept 12.

QVC, HSN Parent To Report 2Q Earnings Aug. 8

July 16, 2018

Qurate Retail Inc., the company that now owns both QVC and HSN, will announce its second-quarter earnings Aug. 8.

Qurate President and CEO Mike George and Executive Chairman Greg Maffei will host a conference call to discuss results at 11 a.m.

Following their canned remarks, the company will field questions from Wall Street analysts. During the call, George and Maffei may discuss the financial performance and outlook of the company, as well as other forward looking matters.

Please call ReadyTalk at (800) 289-0438 or (323) 994-2083, passcode 4555818, at least 10 minutes prior to the call.

In addition, the earnings conference call will be broadcast live via the Internet. All interested participants should visit the Qurate Retail website at http://ir.qurateretail.com/events.cfm to register for the web cast.

Links to the press release and replays of the call will also be available on the Qurate Retail website. The conference call will be archived on the website for one year after appropriate filings have been made with the SEC.