Posts Tagged ‘Celine Dion’

Evine Opens LA Studio, Welcomes Celine Dion and a ‘Shah’

October 20, 2018

Just a day after Qurate Retail, parent of QVC and HSN, announced it would be sending pink slips to 2,000 employees, and whittling down the staff in St. Petersburg to nothing, Evine was having a big shindig on the Left Coast.

We were invited, but couldn’t make the trip, to attend the West Hollywood launch party kicking off the opening of Evine Los Angeles, the network’s new studio facility. We also missed the “Live from LA” broadcast Thursday.

Did anyone see it? What did you think?

Apparently in conjunction with that event, Evine has unveiled two new celebrity lines — handbags from singer Celine Dion and “Be Obsessed” hair care products from Reza Farahan, who is part of the crew on Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset.”

When we saw pictures that party-goers posted on Facebook, we didn’t recognize Reza. He looked familiar, but he lost his mustache and a lot of weight since we last watched that reality show.

We like a lot of what Evine is doing, and opening a studio — far away from the HQ in Minnesota — is brilliant. But from what we have seen, home shoppers are not enamored of celebrity product lines.

There are so many stars of Bravo reality shows that have done lines for HSN, QVC and Evine that the list would take up a page.

For example, one of Reza’s co-stars on “Shahs” had a fashion jewelry line on HSN, while Lisa Vanderpump of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” has her own fashion jewelry line on Evine. She was at the swanky launch party, as were vendors such as Chuck Clemency.

Evine’s marketing maven, Nicole Ostoya, on FB said that she will be stationed in LA now, not in the cold wilds of Minneapolis, and she appeared to be quite pleased about that.

And while we are on the topic of Evine, we saw that another former HSN jewelry vendor had turned up at the No. 3 home shopping network. Hilary Joy is now part of the lineup.


Is Singer Celine Dion Coming To QVC Friday?

October 31, 2013

QVC host Jacque Gonzales has been posting on Facebook about her trip this week to New York City, and she spilled the beans on her visit Wednesday.

“BIG NEWS!!!! What was I doing in NYC for the last couple days???” she wrote.

“Spending it with CELINE DION!!!! YES!!! Mark it on your calendar – THIS FRIDAY 7pE/4pP on QVC to hear tracks from one of the MOST INCREDIBLE albums I’ve ever heard – ‘Loved Me Back To Life’ from Celine Dion – her first English Language album in 6 years! PLUS – Only for QVC Customers – exclusive bonus tracks! Please spread the word! I’m BEYOND excited! What would you ask Celine if you could ask her one question???”

Celine Dion and Jacque Gonzales

Celine Dion and Jacque Gonzales

Call us dummies, but we were unsure if Ms. Dion will be performing live Friday or not. Did Gonzales just tape an interview with Dion for the show Friday, or will the diva be in West Chester?

Here is what says:

With 220 million records sold worldwide, Celine Dion is one of the most recognizable and successful performers in pop music history. If you love her soaring vocals, then you won’t want to miss an unforgettable hour of music as QVC presents Celine Dion: Loved Me Back to Life.

Tune in as we offer her latest release, Loved Me Back to Life, her 25th studio album and first English-language record in six years. Take advantage of the opportunity to order this highly anticipated collection of 13 new tracks?along with a 5-song bonus CD exclusively for QVC®? before it hits stores on November 5.

Listen to the incredible range of this 5-time Grammy Award winner as she explores a fresh musical approach with an impressive list of musicians and songwriters, among them the legendary Stevie Wonder and R&B artist Ne-Yo. Experience the power of music from an extraordinary voice during Celine Dion: Loved Me Back to Life on QVC. Release date subject to change without notice.