HSN host Callie Northagen let the proverbial cat out of the bag last weekend about some plans that the home shopping network has regarding “Eat, Pray, Love,” the bestselling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Northagen was with Joy Mangano, who gets blonder and blonder each time we see her, discussing some bedding that the in-house inventor had created. Mangano mentioned that she loved to curl up in her bed and read, and Northagen agreed.
The host said that she was currently reading “Eat, Pray, Love,” blurting out, “We ( HSN) have a big event coming up” regarding “Eat, Pray, Love.”
Then Northagen, looking a bit sheepish, added, “I don’t know if I’m supposed to say that.”
Probably not, Callie, but we’re glad you did.
Northagen mentioned a date, we believe it was August. The “Eat, Pray, Love” movie, obviously based on the book, will be released Aug. 13. It stars Julia Roberts playing Gilbert, with Penelope Cruz’s babe, Javier Bardem, as Roberts’ love interest.
It seems likely that HSN’s “event” will be tied to the film’s release.
We contacted HSN’s PR department Tuesday to find out what specifically is going on with “Eat, Pray, Love.”
Here is the illuminating response we got back.
“We have new announcements and events all the time so stay tuned,” HSN said in an e-mail.
We have a special place in our heart for “Eat, Pray, Love” (we can’t figure out if it takes commas or not), because we read it the last time we were on vacation (pre-layoff) in Arizona, which was in October 2008.