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HSN Jewelry Designer Tori Spelling Eats Pizza Just Like Us, But We Prefer Pizza Hut To Domino’s

June 21, 2010

Taurus Tori Spelling and Scorpio hubby Dean McDermott get cuddly

Actress/Oxygen reality TV star Tori Spelling has been pretty scarce on HSN, where she has a fashion jewelry line. Maybe that’s because she has too much cooking.

Spelling made the New York Post’s Page Six Monday, and if the item is true, she is a lot more like you or The Homeshoppingista than one might think.

Seems that Spelling is on tour promoting her new book, “Unchartered Territory.” And 500 fans turned up at the Border’s in Time Warner Center in Manhattan to get their copies signed. Spelling, a fellow Taurus, wouldn ‘t leave until everyone’s book was signed, according to the Post.

So she didn’t get to her own book party at some swanky place we’ve never heard of, Highbar, until midnight. The party had officially ended at 10:30 p.m.

Spelling, who apparently does eat, was famished from all that autographing. So she ordered takeout from Domino’s Pizza, and had it brought in to her party. She then “wolfed down three slices,” Page Six says.

You go girl! We’d rather have Pizza Hutt than Domino’s, but we have been known to have three slices for a meal.

We Taurus girls have very big appetites. Just ask Spelling’s sexy Scorpio spouse, Dean McDermott.

Taurus/Scorpio combo — opposites sides of zodiac, and opposites attract. That is, if they don’t kill each other outside the boudoir.

HSN Plans Multi-Million Dollar 33rd Birthday Bash In Sin City, We Can’t Wait For Our Invite

May 23, 2010

Molly Sims will be on hand for HSN's Vegas Live Celebration

After being away in Chicago on business last week, we’re way behind and just catching up on our blogs. But HSN is apparently having a big Las Vegas blowout to celebrate its 33rd birthday, with plans to telecast there live in August. We’re all for party-hardy B-Days, especially in Sin City.

HSN announced last week that it’s teaming up with Harrah’s for the home shopping channel’s “Lucky 33 Birthday Celebration,” a multi-million dollar promotion.

The summer-long birthday event kicks off June with millions of dollars in HSN gift cards becoming available to select Harrah’s Total Rewards members through local promotions, driving members to 25 Harrah’s casino resorts across the country.

Additionally, members can visit http://www.TotalRewards.com to learn how to enter and play the HSN $185,000 Birthday Giveaway, an interactive online instant-win game and promotion that provides participants the opportunity to win even more HSN gift cards.

HSN customers can get into the act at http://www.hsn.com/vegas as HSN celebrates its 33rd birthday with giveaways, savings and special offers for an array of new merchandise that’s slated to debut in July.

Those who play the game at http://www.hsn.com will automatically be entered into a grand prize drawing featured live each night on HSN TV throughout the month of July. Grand prize winners will receive one of 62 trips for two to HSN Live in Vegas, a spectacular, star-studded HSN shopping spree at Harrah’s Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas August 14 to 15.

Jewelry designer Carol Brodie will be in Sin City to meet HSN fans

At HSN Live in Vegas, also August 14 to 15, HSN fans will have the opportunity to see some of their favorite personalities, including: celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck; Serious Skin Care founder Jennifer Flavin-Stallone; model-actress-jewelry designer Molly Sims; and inventor Joy Mangano.

All will be broadcasting live on HSN throughout the day on Saturday, August 14. In addition, attendees will be able to use HSN gift cards at eight boutique kiosks stocked with HSN merchandise.

Other personalities scheduled to attend include Susan Lucci, Tori Spelling, Carol Brodie, Debbie Meyer, Tony Little, Diane Gilman, Randolph Duke and Rhonda Shear.

Participating Harrah’s Entertainment resorts, include: Harrah’s Atlantic City, Bally’s Atlantic City, Bally’s Las Vegas, Harrah’s Cherokee, Caesars Palace, Harrah’s Council Bluffs, Flamingo, Grand Biloxi, Harrah’s Tunica, Harrah’s Atlantic City, Horseshoe Bluffs Run, Harrah’s Las Vegas, Imperial Palace, Harrah’s Joliet, Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, Harrah’s Laughlin, Harrah’s North Kansas City, Harrah’s Metropolis, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Harrah’s Reno, Harrah’s Rincon, Showboat Atlantic City, Harrah’s St. Louis and the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino.

“HSN is constantly striving to deliver new discoveries and a great shopping experience for our customers,” Bill Brand, HSN’s executive vice president of programming, marketing and business development, said in a prepared statement. “This exciting new relationship with Harrah’s provides HSN with a highly creative and compelling marketing platform from which to launch our birthday celebration. Harrah’s has an active member base of 10 million potential customers and we look forward to introducing them to HSN.”

Will Tori Spelling Be The New Oprah? She Has A Daytime Talk Show In the Works

April 21, 2010

Tori and Dean, Courtesy of Oxygen

My mother and sister are big fans of actress/HSN vendor Tori Spelling, and we were talking about her over lunch Tuesday. Spelling was just back on HSN last week.

My mom was saying that Oxygen had just run a day-long marathon of Spelling’s reality show, “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood,” and what a great interior designer the thin blonde is. Mom also talked about how emotional Spelling is, often bursting into tears.

During the course of this conversation, we was wondering how “Beverly Hills 90201” alum has the time to do all she does, namely creating fashion jewelry for HSN, doing a reality show, decorating and furnishing a home, writing books, acting, and raising kids.

Now less than 24 hours later, we hear that Spelling, the daughter of the late TV producer Aaron Spelling, is looking for yet another gig: a daytime talk show for ABC.

The Los Angeles Times broke the news and reports Wednesday that the show would pair Spelling with a male co-host. Spelling’s show would angle to be a replacement for the slot left open when Oprah Winfrey’s syndicated program goes off the air next fall.

Let’s see what happens.

After October No-Show, Actress Tori Spelling Scheduled To Return To HSN Jan. 11 WIth Her Jewelry Line

January 1, 2010

After abruptly cancelling an appearance in October, actress Tori Spelling is slated to be back at HSN selling her fashion jewelry line Jan. 11.

Spelling, always a favorite subject of gossip in the tabloids, was no where to be seen earlier this year when she had several shows scheduled on HSN. During that period, the tabloids were having a field day talking about how skinny Spelling was, and the buzz was that she had been hospitalized.

Spelling, who has the reality show “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” on Oxygen, has been back on the gossip pages in recent weeks with news that she had mended fences with her mother, Candy Spelling, after a long feud.

Anyway, Spelling is very charming and fun to watch, so we’re glad she is due back on HSN. We can’t be snarky about her. We like her.

‘Idol’ Paula Abdul Is Back On HSN, But What’s Up With Actress And Tabloid Star Tori Spelling?

December 13, 2009

Singer and “Amercian Idol” alum Paula Abdul is back on HSN this weekend after her visit in October was abruptly canceled, but what’s happening with Tori Spelling?

Spelling is apparently not listed for any appearances in December on the home shopping network, where her fashion jewelry collection is sold.

Both Abdul and Spelling were scheduled to appear on HSN the same weekend in mid-October, but their appearances were both scotched. HSN viewers who called customer service to find out what happened to the two stars weren’t given an explanation of the cancellations.

Now, two months later, Abdul is finally back on HSN this weekend with her “Forever Your Girl” jewelry line. But there’s no word on when Spelling will return.

At the time Spelling was absent, the tabloids were having a field day reporting that she was under 100 pounds and had been hospitalized.

The blonde, who is very gracious and down-to-earth on the air, has a reality show with her husband Dean McDermott on Oxygen, “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.”

NBC Universal Chief Jeff Zucker, His PR Folks And His Talent Host Holiday Party For Media At 30 Rock

December 9, 2009

We just got back to Jersey after attending NBC Universal’s party for the press. The soiree Tuesday night, held on the 52nd floor of 30 Rock in Manhattan, was officially off-the-record. But we can certainly tell you who we saw there.

As we were checking our coat, Kathie Lee Gifford was putting on her’s and leaving. Her NBC morning-TV partner, Hoda Kotb, was still inside at the shindig.

The event, sponsored by NBCU chief Jeff Zucker and his communications team, came on the heels of news that the nation’s largest cable operator, Comcast, was buying the home of the Peacock Network along with its stable of cable channels, which includes USA Network, SyFy, Bravo, Oxygen, CNBC and MSNBC. The seller is General Electric.

A shirt-sleeved Zucker briefly addressed the gathered media, and made some funny jokes about the coming merger (we can’t say what, it was off the record, remember?)

There were both NBCU talent and suits at the holiday party. NBC News anchor Brian Williams, a Jersey guy, stopped by, as did Lester Holt, Ann Curry and Amy Robach from “The Today Show.” Jimmy Fallon popped by when the party was ending.

As for execs, in addition to Zucker there was NBC Cable Entertainment chief Bonnie Hammer, Bravo honcho Frances Berwick, NBCU’s women’s and lifestyle chieftain Lauren Zalaznick, CNBC president Mark Hoffman and “Saturday Night Live” creator and producer Lorne Michaels.

We have written about Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” for NewJerseyNewsroom.com, and NBC has big home shopping connections and affiliations.

First of all, GE/NBC currently owns about 32.5 percent of ShopNBC on a fully diluted basis of 37.6 million shares. NBC’s 6.4 million shares represent 16.8 percent ownership and GE’s 6 million common stock purchase warrants represent 15.7 percent.

Secondly, the stars of several of NBCU’s cable show have home shopping lines, including: Tori Spelling, who is in Oxygen’s “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood,” on HSN; Rachel Zoe, from Bravo’s “The Rachel Zoe Report,” on QVC; Isaac Mizrahi, who hosts Bravo’s “The Fashion Show,” on QVC; Padma Lakshmi, from Bravo’s “Top Chef,” on HSN; and Ramona Singer from Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New York City." on HSN.

The party gift was a DVD of the third season of NBC’s “30 Rock,” appropriately.

Paula Abdul Set To Return To HSN Dec. 12 and 13 After October Cancellation, No Word About When No-Show Tori Spelling Will Be Back

December 1, 2009

Paula Abdul HSN ring

Two months after her last appearance on HSN was cancelled without explanation, former “American Idol” host Paula Abdul is returning.

Abdul is scheduled to appear on HSN Dec. 12 and 13 to sell her Forever Your Girl line of fashion jewelry, which is marking its first anniversary.

Back in October, Columbus Day weekend, the singer was listed in HSN’s online and print program guides to do jewelry shows for two days. But she never appeared.

Around that same time, actress Tori Spelling was also scheduled to be on HSN for her costume jewelry line, and those shows were also pulled without explanation. Curious and disappointed viewers were speculating that the no-show was due to Spellings ill health or her rumored marital woes.

So far we did not see Spelling listed for any return to HSN.

Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott are the star’s of Oxygen’s reality show, ‘Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.”

Stop The Presses: New York Daily News Discovers Celebrities Like Paula Abdul And Tori Spelling Have Lines On Home Shopping Networks Like QVC and HSN

November 8, 2009

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HSN's Bill Brand

The New York Daily News has discovered that a lot of celebrities are selling products on home shopping networks like HSN and QVC. Wow, what a scoop! Who knew?

The Sunday story is headlined “NYC’s Celebrity Fashion Obsession,” and features a photo of one of Susan Lucci’s HSN necklaces.

In the piece, the Daily News says that New York consumers are skeptical of goods that have been given the stamp of a celeb. The story then quotes Bill Brand, HSN vice president of programming, marketing and business development.

“If the celebrity doesn’t have a connection to the to the product they are selling, it won’t translate,” Brand is quoted in the Daily News.

He cited health-conscious actresss Fran Drescher’s new skincare line, which is about to debut. “It was natural for her to be doing a skincare line for us and it sells,” Brand told the Daily News.

The story points out that Lucci, Paula Abdul, Rachel Zoe, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Tori Spelling, Serena Williams, Tina Knowles and Iman all have products on home shopping outlets.

The Daily News does have a tiny scoop: that designer Isaac Mizrahi’s new line for QVC premieres Dec. 4 with “plaid-covered cheesecake,” whatever that means.

By the way, Brand is never asked about the reliability, or lack of it, when dealing with stars. For example, earlier this year Spelling and Abdul were scheduled to make appearances on HSN, but those shows were abruptly cancelled, without explanation.

What Do Molly Sims, Fran Drescher, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs And Badgley Mischka All Have In Common?

October 31, 2009

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Badgley Mischka

What cable network will actress Fran Drescher, model-turned-actress Molly Sims, rapper/entrepreneur Sean Combs and the red-carpet fashion design team Badgley Mischka all be appearing on next month? It’s HSN.

An odder assortment of celebrities might be hard to find, but there will be lots of premieres of these stars and their products on HSN in November. If you are a fan of any of these folks, but hate home shopping networks, remember that you will get a chance to see these celebs live — unfiltered and without scripts — on HSN.

Sometimes it’s not a pretty sight, like when Jessica Simpson recently appeared on QVC. Other times it’s a pleasant surprise, like seeing the likable and amiable Tori Spelling and Paula Abdul when they sell their fashion jewelry on HSN.

Drescher has a skincare line, FranBrand, that will debut on HSN Nov. 10. HSN describes her as “the flashy girl from Flushing.”

Sims’s fashion jewelry line, Grayce, will premiere Nov. 13. Items are already up on HSN’s Web site.

Sean “Diddy” Combs, formerly known as Puff Daddy, has a fragrance line set to appear on HSN Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

And Badgley Mischka, in the wake of a major recently announced deal, will premiere the American Glamour line Nov. 17, with a two-hour show.

We expect the legendary designers, and we mean that, Mark Badgley and James Mischka to be down in Florida.

We have a pair of pink metallic sandals from these guys that we bought at a Manhattan sample sale. That was years ago, but we could go to a black-tie event with those shoes and they’d look right in style.

On its Web site, HSN welcomed the celebrity newcomers to “the HSN family.”

The Buzz About Tori Spelling’s Cancelled HSN Jewelry Shows: Ill, Too Skinny or Splitsville With Dean?

October 14, 2009

The online forums on not only HSN but QVC were buzzing Tuesday with speculation about the cancellation of actress Tori Spelling’s scheduled appearances on the Southern Channel.

There were two threads on the topic on HSN.com, and one on QVC.com called “Tori Spelling cancels visit to HSN.”

Spelling, who does a fashion jewelry line for HSN, has been the subject of much chatter in the tabloids, regarding her weight and whether her marriage with Dean McDermott is on the rocks.

When one gossip rag claimed that Spelling was now only a sickly 95 pounds at 5-feet-6 inches, the blonde shot back that she actually weighed 107. Wow, what a whale!

HSN and QVC customers weighed in passionately about why the actress was a no-show, speculating that Spelling was ill, and blasting her for not only her recent weight loss but also the fact she and McDermott immorally left their then-spouses to run off and get married a few years back. Those two cheaters deserve to be miserable, according to many of the customer forums.

Anyone remember the Bible quote from Jesus, about let he is without sin throw the first stone?

Spelling is also reportedly stressed out over her estranged relationship with her mother Candy, which may be why she has dropped so many pounds.

Interesting enough, Paula Abdul’s jewelry shows on HSN this past weekend were also cancelled, but nobody crucified her on the HSN forums.

Spelling is busy, doing a reality show for Oxygen called “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.” In fact, we actually saw Spelling and McDermott during an event that Oxygen held at a cable convention a few years back, and both were uttering charming.

They looked madly in love. He was gorgeous and was so attentive to her, it could make you swoon.