Posts Tagged ‘Chuck Clemency’

‘Evine After Dark’ to sell sexy stuff

September 21, 2017

Evine is taking a walk on the wild side. It’s going where no home shopping network has gone before. Let’s talk about sex.

This week, late night, it is debuting a new program called “Evine After Dark” that will feature “intimate goods.” The merchandise, we are told by the Evine folk, will include lingerie for women of all sizes, massage-oil candles and bathing items.

We have already received an inquiry about the show from a reader who saw that Evine host Kimberly Wells had mentioned it on Facebook.

“Join Dr. Sari Locker & me for a pioneering & exciting new show designed to help women feel confident and empowered about their bodies and personal sexuality!” Wells wrote.

“We will be featuring luxury romance & intimacy products such as lotions, oils & body sprays as well as elegant robes, nighties and more. Educational, entertaining & sound advice to embolden you to celebrate your inner beauty-join us! xx”

Dr. Locker’s website describes her as a leading sex educator.

http://www.sarilocker.com/

We sure hope Chuck Clemency doesn’t wind up on this new show with nipple rings or some such stuff!

Evine, as the No. 3 home shopping network competing against industry giants QVC and HSN, is taking a chance and thinking out of the box. We think it could cut two ways. It may be a real opportunity to provide women a way to shop privately for such items, without facing salespeople. Or, if Evine’s audience is as conservative as some may think it is, “Evine After Dark” will not go over well with that crowd.

We certainly don’t recall a home shopping network hawking “intimate items” — some lingerie, of course, but no massage oils, in the past!

In fact, the networks have been rather prudish. We remember laughing our butts off a number of years ago when QVC host Lisa Robertson was selling NARS cosmetics, and she was not allowed to say the name of the brand’s most popular powder: Orgasm.

It was absurd.

The network promises that its new show will be tastefully done and offer women a comfortable outlet to buy intimate goods. It debuts Saturday at 1 a.m. ET.

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Does Ex-QVC Host Lisa Robertson Have A Boyfriend?

March 12, 2015

We’ve been out of action for a few months, while we were on the mend. That left us a lot of time to watch home shopping while the ol’ ankle healed.

Here are a few observations from along the way:

We always liked Chris Scanlon when she was an HSN host, and were happy to see she was returning to home shopping on a new net, Evine Live. But her product was a hanger that bore a remarkable resemblance to those that HSN Invention Queen Joy Mangano sells. Is Scanlon trying to be “Huggable”?

We will still hate the Evine Live name forever, but we think it was brilliant for the network to introduce its Top Value, Today’s Special or whatever else you want to call it at 10 p.m. each night, two hours before HSN and QVC. This change has us tuning in to Evine Live before midnight.

Why is Lisa Robertson smiling?

Why is Lisa Robertson smiling?

Kudos to the home shopping nets for their recent jewelry shows. Evine Live did a particularly nice job with its live broadcasts from Tucson. Wish we were there.

We missed the soiree that Evine Live held at the Plaza in the Big Apple during Valentine’s Day weekend, when the channel introduced its new moniker. Lisa Vanderpump, Paula Deen and playboy chef Todd English were all there, as was Giggy, who dresses better than we do.

But there was an uproar from fans of the Three Amigos — Chuck Clemency, Paul Deasy and Michael Valitutti — because they weren’t included in the festivities. Some viewers feared that Evine Live’s new management was sacking the dynamic trio. It was a tempest in a teapot, because these jewelry mavens appear to be quite secure, and deservedly so, as Evine Live vendors.

Talk show host Wendy Williams, who at one pointed lived in our town of Montclair, N.J., had a jewelry line on QVC that never got traction. In fact, former QVC host Lisa Robertson made several appearances on Williams’ show. Well, Williams has now joined the flock of ex-QVC vendors who have been picked up by HSN. But it looks like Williams is doing apparel for HSN, not baubles.

Speaking of Robertson, QVC viewers continue to be obsessed with her love life. She posted photos on Facebook of her recent vacation, which showed her with a younger man. He is apparently her trainer, Eric. Is her also her boyfriend? Some claim that Lisa said on Facebook that he is, but we couldn’t find any such comment.

Anyway, if he is her squeeze, good for her. If not, that’s cool, too.

ShopHQ Live From Tucson Gem Show With Three Diablos

February 8, 2014

OK, we will give credit where credit is due.

We’ve been watching ShopHQ’s live programming from the Tucson Gem Show, featuring the Three Amigos, and we’ve been enjoying the telecasts.

Melissa Miner, Vincent Ciurluini, Judy Crowell, Paul Deasy, Chuck Clemency, Sarah Anderson and Nick Kwan.

Melissa Miner, Vincent Ciurluini, Judy Crowell, Paul Deasy, Chuck Clemency, Sarah Anderson and Nick Kwan.

Of course, we are jealous that we are not there. The jewelry from vendors Chuck Clemency, Paul Deasy and Michael Valitutti are been impressive. We took out our plastic to order a cross with green Kingman turquoise and amethyst.

Jewelry Television has also been saying that it will be televising on location from Tucson, but we haven’t seen that yet.

It looks like husband-and-wife ShopHQ vendors Dallas Prince and Vincent Ciurluini were also at the show, and Prince posted a photo of her and the other folks from the home shopping network, which we are posted here.

Did ShopNBC’s Chuck Clemency Make Black Spinel A Stone Star?

August 26, 2013

Are we crazy? Wait a minute, let’s rephrase that.

In Facebook ShopNBC/ShopHQ jewelry vendor Chuck Clemency last week took credit for bringing black spinel into the market and making it a popular gem.

Jersey boy Clemency made the comments in response to No. 1 home shopping network QVC for the first time ever offering a Today’s Special Value in that black spinel, hoop earrings. (That show was hosted by QVC pretty boy Rick Domeier, who repeatedly made reference to “the Facebook.” No, no, no “the,” Rick.)

Chuck Clemency, right, and fellow ShopNBC vendor Michael V.

Chuck Clemency, right, and fellow ShopNBC vendor Michael V.

Here is what Clemency posted:

“I’m watching the ‘Q’ and they have a ‘Today’s Special Value,’ an inside-outside Black Spinel hoop. I just heard the host say it’s the stone of the year. Wow!! They are selling 1″&11/2″ Big Daddy’s their not. I want to thank all of my friends who shop with me on Shopnbc for making this the gemstone it is today!”

The Big Daddy’s Clemency was referring to where his own huge black spinel hoops.

Now here is where us being crazy comes in. We’ve seen more black spinel in the past year on Jewelry Television than any other home shopping network, at terrific prices. We love the stone and bought several JTV necklaces in it.

We don’t remember it having much prominence on ShopNBC or with Clemency until this year, long after JTV was offering a wide variety of black spinel baubles.

What do you folks remember? Does Chuck deserves props for making black spinel a hot rock, or not?

ShopHQ’s Diamond Day Sparkles With Dallas Prince Hubby

August 10, 2013

ShopHQ, formerly ShopNBC, is holding a Diamond Day event today, and it’s worth checking out.

Getting off the air right now, but we believe he’ll be back later, is jewelry vendor Dallas Prince’s hubbie. Vincent Ciurluini is peddling some pretty pieces, including a Celtic-style white and blue diamond cross that just sold out.

Vincent Ciurluini on Diamond Day

Vincent Ciurluini on Diamond Day

All the ShopHQ vendors are wearing tuxes, including Chuck Clemency.

Check it out.

Herkimer Diamonds: ShopNBC Versus HSN

March 24, 2013

For the first time in a long while, we spent a lot of time in front of the boob tube tuned to ShopNBC Thursday and Friday for its Gem Day festivities, and we caught a bit of jewelry doyenne Judith Ripka on QVC last night.

Actually, we were pleasantly surprised at the assortment of goodies that the Three Amigos — Jersey Boy Chuck Clemency, Paul Deasy and Michael V. (we’re to tired to look up the right spelling on his name) — trotted out for the Minnesota home shopping venue.

Deasy really got in our good graces by pulling two Herkimer diamond necklaces out of his bag of tricks. HSN vendor Deb Guyot brought a Herkimer necklace to that home shopping network as a TS some months back, and we are wearing it as we write. Apparently, she doesn’t have an exclusive on the market.

Paul Deasy not wearing his tan jacket

Paul Deasy not wearing his tan jacket

Herkimer diamonds, quartz crystals that come to points at both ends, are supposed to be powerful spiritually, helping foster creativity and opening a shitload of chakras. The stones come from Herkimer County in Upstate New York, which was in the news last week when a crazed gunman killed some innocent folk up there.

Guyot’s Herkimer diamond necklaces for HSN are 5 mm, at 18 1/2 and 24 inches for $280 and $370, respectively.

http://www.hsn.com/products/deb-guyot-designs-herkimer-quartz-tennis-necklace/1013619
http://www.hsn.com/products/deb-guyot-designs-5mm-herkimer-quartz-tennis-necklace/6912614

On ShopNBC Deasy offered just the 18 inch length, but had two different widths, 5 mm and 6 mm. His necklaces, non-Gem Day priced now, are $358 and $418.

http://www.shopnbc.com/Gem_Insider_Sterling_Silver_18_6mm_Herkimer_Diamond_Quartz_Beaded_Necklace/132-212.aspx?storeid=1&cm_re=SearchList-_-N-_-N&prop=Jewelry|165&prop=Gem%20Insider|1519&icid=DN-_-JEWELRY-_-GemInsider

Deasy, a home shopping vet who is married to another home shopping vet, Judy Crowell, is a delight to watch. He made a lot of self-deprecating jokes about his clothes and his need to get one of Suzanne Somers’ Face Masters. He and Judy are lucky to have found each other.

We Crown JTV The King Of Black Spinel, Chrome Diopside

March 24, 2013

We are actually going to tip our hat to Jewelry Television tonight. Hell has officially frozen over.

Both ShopNBC and QVC have been hot and heavy touting what they are calling the new “in” gemstones, black spinel and chrome diopside. But JTV has led the way with those gemstones, beating the pants off its two larger home shopping rivals.

Jersey dude Chuck Clemency for ShopNBC’s Gem Day had a ring with a huge chrome diopside center stone as the net’s Today’s Top Value. And he and other vendors had a number of chrome diopside pieces, as well.

Chuck Clemency and Paul Deasy share late-night pizza on ShopNBC Gem Day

Chuck Clemency and Paul Deasy share late-night pizza on ShopNBC Gem Day

Meanwhile over at QVC, jewelry diva Judith Ripka has some pretty pieces with black spinel pave, including a huge ring and a round locket.

But the fact of the matter is, JTV has been offering a huge array of both Siberia-origin chrome diopside and black spinel for a long, long time now.

We’re not chrome diopside fans. While the color is pretty, the stone is extremely soft, too soft for us.

But we love black and hence we love black spinel. And JTV has some amazing black spinel pieces with huge honking stones for really great prices. ShopNBC, HSN and QVC have nothing to match it.

Just sayin’.

ShopNBC Host Kendy Kloepfer Is Queen of Annoying

February 25, 2013

Long story short, we just realized that we have ShopNBC on our Comcast channel lineup. We are off Fridays, and spent much of that day last week and Saturday checking out ShopNBC’s Tucson jewelry event.

We were pretty impressed with ShopNBC’s offerings and picked up two dainty items in our new favorite gemstone, black spinel.

Kendy Kloepfer

Kendy Kloepfer

We tuned in for the Saturday night finale of Tucson with host Kendy Kloepfer and Jersey jewelry maven Chuck Clemency, and by the end of the show we wished we could have blasted Kloepfer out of our TV set.

First of all, we are huge advocates of celebrating your birthday and proudly proclaiming your birthday. That said, we wanted to muzzle Kendy. She would not stop telling Chuck, and viewers, that her birthday was Sunday (or was it today, Monday? Guess we blanked it out).

If we had a drink every time she mentioned that her 50th birthday was almost here, we’d have been dirty drunk.

Next, maybe facing a midlife crisis, Kendy told Chuck about a man who got very friendly with her at her son’s hockey game. She all but said that he hit on her. And she repeated that comment again and again, adding that her husband was getting jealous and agitated and was ready to take on the randy spectator.

Give us a break, Kendy. Next time your husband should give you a dressing down for flirting with strangers right in front of his eyeballs.

It was a thoroughly annoying ShopNBC segment, and we put the TV on mute a couple of times to make it tolerable. Kendy said she was going to Costa Rica, and with any luck she’ll stay.

By the way, Jewelry Television is the king of black spinel. ShopNBC has some selection, and QVC has a bit. But JTV’s assortment and prices for black spinel are unsurpassed.

ShopNBC’s Chuck Clemency Working On High-End Jewelry Line

February 18, 2013

We’re not sure if we had it and didn’t realize it, or just got it, but we found ShopNBC on channel 89 on our Comcast lineup a few days ago.

We tuned in to ShopNBC Sunday after watching “The Walking Dead” and “The Talking Dead,” and Jersey guy Chuck Clemency was on with his Diamond Treasures line.

He said something that made us look up from reading the Sunday New York Post.

He is doing a new line for ShopNBC that may be named “Chuck After Dark.” Clemency said that it would be high-end jewelry, possibly some one-of-a-kind pieces, that would incorporate real gold, diamonds and other precious stones.

Can’t wait to see that.

Here’s What ShopNBC Vendor Chuck Clemency Is Up To In Tucson

February 7, 2013

If you dropped a bomb on Tucson this week, you would probably knock off 90 percent of the home shopping jewelry vendors and a nice chunk of the network hosts in America.

These jewelry mavens and on-air talent have flocked to southern Arizona for the Tuscon Gem Shore. IF we died and went to heaven, that is where we would be, too.

It looks these folks have been having so much fun that they haven’t had too much time to post many photos on Facebook, but a couple have taken the trouble.

Judy Crowell — an alum of QVC, HSN, ShopNBC and Jewelry Television — posted a shot of ShopNBC vendors Jersey Guy Chuck Clemency and Michael Valitutti out among the saguaros shooting a promo for the home shopping channel.

Judy Crowell's shot of Michael Valitutti and Chuck Clemency

Judy Crowell’s shot of Michael Valitutti and Chuck Clemency

And ShopNBC host Lynne Schacher posted several photos of her and Clemency.

Lynne Schacher and Chuck again

Lynne Schacher and Chuck again

We wonder what HSN host Colleen Lopez and HSN rock god Jay King are up to in Tucson.