Archive for the ‘Joan Lunden’ Category

Ex-ShopNBC Host Charla Rhines Is Back, And EmVee TV Has Her

August 10, 2010

Charla Rhines

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J.–Why does so much news break while we’re trying to take a few days off down the shore?

We just got back from a nice dinner at PF Chang’s in Atlantic City, checked our e-mail and Facebook, and saw that former ShopNBC host Charla Rhines Monday confirmed that she’s landed at EmVee TV.

We’d previously reported that she was likely to land there, but Rhines offered this dish Monday.

“Hi ladies and gents! Ya, i’m going back to work this weekend at emvee tv. soooo looking forward to it. they stream live now every sat. and sun. so go to emvee tv.com, or if you have a dish they are on channel 225 direct tv, or channel 224 on dish network. see you all soon! thank you for the kind words”

ShopNBC let tart, mouthy, funny, frank Rhines go earlier this year, releasing an angry torrent of venom from her fans against the No. 3 home shopping channel.

Our blogs on her have gotten more than 100 angry posts from her fans.

Here’s wishing you luck, Charla.

Say What? Journalist/TV Host Joan Lunden Brings Bedding Line To QVC

May 10, 2010

Everyone’s getting into the home-shopping game. The latest one is veteran TV host/journalist Joan Lunden, who is doing a line of bedding for QVC, “Joan Lunden Home,” that debuts this Wednesday.

We’ve already seen promos featuring Lunden and here’s what QVC.com says about its newest vendor.

Popular television host, American journalist and author, Joan Lunden debuts her signature line of bedding on QVC. Retreat from the everyday with versatile bedding essentials to help you create the bedroom you’ve always dreamed of. Channeling her knack for comfort and fashion, Joan Lunden shows you the pieces that make her house a home.

From comforters and sheets to pillows, throws and more, create your personal style with exquisite embellishments and textures both superior in quality and affordability. For easy living and decorating, look no further than the fashionable and coordinated bedding collection of Joan Lunden HOME.

What qualifications or expertise does Lunden have to be designing bedding? None that we can think of. That said, her bedding looked pretty good to us. It was dark, sophisticated, kind of like Calvin Klein does sheets and pillowcases.

 But you can judge for yourself by either going to QVC’s website, or tuning in to Lunden’s show at 11 p.m. Wednesday.