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Ellen DeGeneres Pokes Fun At QVC, And Joan Rivers’ Bees, As She Return To Sell HALO Pet Food

August 16, 2010

Ellen digs Joan's bees

Last week we saw a very witty promo that Ellen DeGeneres did for QVC, where she tongue-in-cheek mentioned network staples like Joan Rivers’ iconic bee pins. DeGeneres sells her HALO pet food on QVC, and was telling viewers she would be back with her line this Thusday.

In the on-air promo, DeGeneres says says become obsessed with QVC.

“I can’t stop,” she says. “If you could only see the Diamonique ankle bracelet I’m wearing.”

DeGeneres ends the spot pretending to be on the phone with QVC, saying, “I’d like to order the Joan Rivers bee pin and a set of pans.”

Monday QVC put a press release on the blonde comedian’s return to QVC to unveil the latest additions to her holistic pet care collection. The 12-time Emmy Award winner and “ardent animal lover,” as QVC calls her, is scheduled to appear live from the set of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in Los Angeles at 9 p.m. to hawk products from her HALO, Purely for Pets line.

As in her promo, DeGeneres good-naturedly mocked QVC in her press release statements, too.

“I’m so happy to return to QVC for a couple of reasons,” DeGeneres said. “For one, I want as many people as possible to know about the health benefits of feeding their animals HALO. Secondly, there is a Joan Rivers turquoise necklace that I have my eye on and I’m hoping they’ll give me the employee discount.”

DeGeneres’s natural line includes a variety of food choices, supplements and treats for dogs and cats, as well as a stain and odor remover kit, with prices ranging from $20 to $40. “Each product was created with the belief that good nutrition is the single most important factor in a holistic approach to wellness,” the press release says.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ellen back to QVC,” Claire Watts, QVC’s president of U.S. Commerce, said in a canned statement. “Her unique line of wholesome products has really resonated with our customers, who clearly want to provide a healthy lifestyle for their pets.”

HALO, Purely for Pets products are made with natural ingredients, including butcher-quality chicken, eggs, carrots, flaxseed, green peas, barley, sweet potatoes and cranberries, to provide pet owners with wholesome, healthy products to enhance the overall wellness of their pets.

Sunday Wrap-Up And Home Shopping Dish: HSN’s Fran Drescher Turned Down Threesome With Warren Beatty, But Ex-HSN Vendor Janice Dickinson Was One Of The 12,775 Women He Bagged

January 3, 2010

Warren Beatty proposed having a threesome with HSN vendor/actress Fran Drescher, according to a new book on the legendary actor and skirt-chaser. And Beatty actually slept with model Janice Dickinson, a one-time HSN jewelry peddler.

That’s just some of the juicy gossip to be found in the Sunday papers today about the celebrities that sell their wares on HSN and QVC.

The dish about Beatty and Drescher and Dickinson is in a story that the New York Post did about a new tell-all biography on the actor called “Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America” by Peter Biskind.

Fran Drescher nixed threesome

Drescher, who will be on HSN today selling her line of skincare products, was up for a part in the 1987 bomb “Ishtar.” Beatty was having an affair with the movie’s leading lady, Isabelle Adjani, who complimented Drescher on her beauty.

And when Beatty suggested that the threesome have dinner that night, “just the three of us,” Drescher got the hint that he was not just talking about sharing a pizza. She declined the menage a tois offer.

Drescher shouldn’t have felt that special, however. The book claims that Beatty has bedded almost 13,000 women.

The Post’s Page Six also noted in its “Sightings” section that actress Charlize Theron was spotted buying a ring at the Me & Ro store in Los Angeles. Me & Ro do a jewelry line for HSN.

Sunday’s New York Daily News has a story headlined “16 Ways to Boot Winter” that includes a pair of boots from Stefani Greenfield’s Curations line for HSN. The boots are on clearance, at $99.

And finally, Sunday’s Parade Magazine, in its “Personality Parade,” talks about Ellen DeGeneres’ pets. The item mentions that DeGeneres owns a pet-care company named Halo. QVC sells the Halo pet food line.

HSN Introduces Kurgo ‘SkyBox Booster Seat’ For Dogs And Other Pet Products, To Match ‘Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan And Ellen DeGeneres’ Offerings On QVC

December 28, 2009

Taking a page out of QVC’s book, HSN is now selling a line of higher-end pet products from Kurgo, including car seats.

Even in a recession, Americans are still spending on their dogs and cats, which is probably why HSN has decided to start offering the Kurgo goods.

The merchandise, ranging in price from $23 to $80, includes harnesses, back-seat restraints and a travel carrier. Our favorite, however, was a Skybox Booster Seat for small pooches, like our parents’ min-pin Max or our neighbor’s Yorkie.

QVC offers a collection of pet products from the Cesar Millan, the animal behaviorist whose show “Dog Whisperer” airs on the National Geograpihc Channel.

My mom just bought a fancy dog-bowl “Neater Feeder Spill Proof Feeding System” for Max, for $27, on QVC.

The set holds bowls in place so that water and dog food from Max’s dishes won’t ruin my mom’s new wood kitchen floor.

Even Ellen DeGeneres is selling a line of premium dog food on QVC named Halo.

No-Names Rachael Ray, ‘The View’ Host Elisabeth Hasselbeck Do Their Thing On QVC Friday

October 23, 2009

When we tell friends we’re doing a blog on home shopping, some stick up their noses and say they wouldn’t be interested, they don’t know anyone on QVC or HSN. Ignorance is bliss.

So they have never heard of Madonna, who has appeared on HSN to promote her children’s book, or Paula Abdul, Ellen DeGeneres, Susan Lucci, Bobbi Brown, Natalie Cole…We don’t have time to go on and list all the celebrities and big names that have home shopping lines.

Today a couple of fan favorites are being featured on QVC. TV food star Rachael Ray, who has been on QVC for a year with a cookware line, has Today’s Special Value, a stoneware set for $47 and change.

And Elisabeth Hasselbeck of “The View” will be on Friday with her apparel for QVC’s Dialogue line.

Ray was just on, and her hair is long. Does she have extensions, or have we not just seen her in awhile? Last time we looked, she had short hair.