Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

Trump TV, QVC And Fox News Channel

October 20, 2016

Reading through the coverage of Wednesday night’s presidential debate, we were surprised to see QVC’s name come up in The New York Times. And we have a bone to pick about it.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Donald Trump’s son-in-law had been talking to investors about launching a cable network. That prompted a Times story today with the headline “Was Wednesday the final presidential debate of 2016 or the opening night of the Trump News Channel?”

“If you’re tired of biased, mainstream media reporting (otherwise known as Crooked Hillary’s super PAC), tune into my Facebook Live broadcast,” Trump posted.

“That ramshackle pregame show was like state television produced by QVC, with interviews by, of and for Mr. Trump’s supporters, cable-news-like graphics and a relentless sales pitch,” The Times wrote.

That was not a QVC-like production, folks. That was a Fox News Channel show.

Did Evine’s Nancy O’Dell Escape Trump?

October 8, 2016

For the second time, we’ve managed to find an example where the presidential election, the home shopping world and Donald Trump have all intersected. Hey, we didn’t go to the Medill School at Northwestern for nuthin’, folks.

A video of Trump making controversial comments about the opposite sex, and his unsuccessful attempt to boink a married woman, several years ago has gone virai and made national headlines.

As it turns out, the faithful wife that Trump failed to seduce was “Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell, according to the New York Post’s Page Six. We don’t know if she has made any comment on this or not.

O’Dell, a gorgeous blonde who was apparently smart enough and moral enough to fend off Trump’s advances, just happens to be a vendor who sells an apparel line on Evine.

A few weeks ago, we noted that Trump’s latest wife Melania used to do a fashion jewelry and watch collection for QVC. But the No. 1 home shopping channel hasn’t been selling that line for quite some time.

We May Be Ignorant, A Lowlife And Disgusting, But Keep Our Mom Out Of It

August 1, 2011

We guess Steff didn’t like our posts about Martha Stewart and Melania Trump. Her comments are below.

Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot

what is wrong with you?

Jailbird Martha Stewart

you are disgusting

is this how your readership grows? by these types of headlines?

have you no shame? arent bygones, bygones?

at first it was the chef and some disparaging remark about him, Gordon Ramsey


it was Jane Fonda

then, now

its Martha Stewart

geezus woman, you are a lowlife….

your coverage belongs in the Slam magazine…..the one that never lets people

now, i will say Martha Stewart didnt start out to be one my favs, but i liked
the way she conducted herself. She, ALONG, with Jane Fonda (although in a
different way) are exemplary women who have shown leadership, compassion,
ambition and energy

i daresay, with the way you throw around labels, you lack all of the above

you’re ignorant and it shows

Here is the Melania comment:

here you go again

talking about Melania

and you digress to some disparaging remark about Donald Trump

again, stick to the facts, stick to enlightening your audience and if you can, stick to honorable comments……

remember what your mama told you…..or maybe she didnt or maybe she did and you forgot

“if you cant say something nice, then say nothing at all”

your comment about Donald Trump had nothing to do with your headlines

surely, your journalism instructor told you about writing headlines and sticking to the story

but i suspect you have no training

you are ignorant and it shows

Melania Trump, QVC Costume Jewelry Purveyor, Likes Donald’s Hair

August 1, 2011

The New York Daily News ran a feature Thursday, headlined “Glitter Gal,” on Melania Trump and her QVC fashion jewelry line. Donald Trump’s missus was on the home shopping network with her baubles yesterday.

According to the story, Trump’s collection is a top-selling line for QVC.

Melania, who is a gorgeous ex-model, is known for being rather quiet. In the interview, she denies being shy. “I just know when it’s time to talk and when it’s not time to talk,” she told The News.

That makes her a very teeny minority within the human race.

She also defends Donald’s famous comb-over hairdo, which also makes her a very teeny minority within the human race. But we digress.

Melania’s said her “fans” often admired her jewelry, and she wanted to take it and make it available to all women, “because not everybody can buy pieces that cost thousands and thousands of dollars,” she told The News. Right you are, Melania.

The pieces she’s had replicated for QVC include her engagement ring and a Harry Winston diamond cuff that Donald gave her after she gave birth to their son Barron.

The items in Melania Timepieces and Jewelry cost $200 and less.

Here is the kink to th

Quitter ‘Apprentice’ Alum Michelle Sorro Is Now Part Of The HSN Family, As a Host

May 10, 2011

HSN has a spanking new host, Michelle Sorro, who is an alum of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice.”

Since we haven’t watched “The Apprentice” in years, we never saw her on The Donald’s series.

But the blurb about her on HSN’s website cites a quote from great wit Oscar Wilde, which says, “Be yourself: Everybody is already taken.”

The burb says:

While the Oscar Wilde quote above is a favorite of Michelle Sorro, the Los Angeles native is well-known for a short quote of her own. “I quit.” That’s what she told Donald Trump on The Apprentice. “Best decision I ever made.” It’s a decision that eventually brought her to HSN, where she thinks she has the best job in the world.

Wilde is the author of one of our favorite quotes: “I can resist anything but temptation.”

The HSN web site also describes Sorro as a published author and vegan.

QVC Jewelry Queen Joan Rivers Gives Us A Peek Behind Her Comedy Mask In Film ‘A Piece of Work’

July 4, 2010

Joan dishes in her new documentary

This weekend we went to see “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work” during a matinee in Montclair, N.J., at the Clairidge Theater (owned by Jimmy Dolan’s Cablevision). It was just us and one other person the the audience.

Of course, as The Homeshoppingista, we’d hoped that maybe the movie would show Rivers in her role as a very successful jewelry vendor on QVC. Well ladies, if you’re looking for any insidery stuff on the home shopping end, you’re out of luck.

There are a couple of references to Rivers having a QVC stop on her schedule, and it looked like she was wearing her QVC jewelry, but that was about it. She had on a gold disc necklace on a leather cord in one scene of the documentary that had QVC written all over it.

The movie included Rivers’ triuimphant win on Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”

Call us naive but we were surprised that Rivers was so blue, profane, in her stand-up routine. Her joke about her darling daughter Melissa being offered $400,000 to appear topless on the cover of “Playboy” really did kind of shock us.

We did laugh out loud at her joke about how wearing a tampon makes Victoria Beckham look fat.

We like Rivers, so we had no ax to grind coming into the theater. We think she came out appearing flawed, like every human being, but also likable and vulnerable in the movie.

Since Rivers seems so thick-skinned, it’s fascinating to hear her talk about being worried about reviews of her acting and her dread of the nasty plastic-surgery jokes that will be lobbed at her during her “Comedy Central” roast. Rivers, looking truly afraid, tells Kathy Griffin, who hosted the Comedy Central Roast, essentially says that although she hates the idea of doing the roast, “It’s a lot of money.”

Again, here’s how stupid we are: We didn’t know Comedy Central pays the people that are skewered on their “roasts.” We thought it was supposed to be an honor, and the roastees would not be paid.

Rivers also talked about her fear of being seen without makeup. We can surely sympathize.

“It’s very scary wheh you see yourself without any makeup,” Rivers said, and that’s how we feel about being seen sans lipgloss and mascara.

Yet the movie’s opening scene is a closeup of Rivers getting her makeup done, so we pretty much see her bare-faced. We guess she faced that fear head-on for the movie.

Rivers also rehashes the story about how her mentor, Johnny Carson, never spoke to her again after she told him she was going to do a late-night show for Fox.

Maybe if she had given him a heads-up BEFORE she took the gig he would have been more understanding, and not felt bushwhacked. Those Scorpios, like Carson, don’t like to feel betrayed. Her Fox show, produced by her husband Edgar, was a disaster. Shortly after the shows demise, Edgar committed suicide.

The doc’s takeaway is that Rivers is a workaholic, isolated and lonely. Yet she is often in the Big Apple tabloids, making the scene with the hoity-toity Park Avenue social crowd. You don’t see any of that in the film. We wish some of it had been.

Donald Trump’s Wife Melania Tells The New York Times About Her New QVC Jewelry Line

April 16, 2010

Melania Trump, a fellow Taurus, debuts her QVC jewelry line April 30

The New York Times has a story Friday that we broke quite a while ago: Melania Trump, Donald’s better half, is debuting a jewelry line on QVC this month.

Headlined “Another Trump Hopes What Glitters Will Be Gold,” the story in the Times’s advertising column said that Melania’s debut date is April 30, which is four days after her birthday, and two days after our’s. (But please, please don’t flood us with birthday gifts).

The ex-model’s QVC line, called Melania Timepieces and Jewelry, includes a braided necklace for $40, a faux ruby cocktail ring at $35, and a silver bracelet watch for $64.

Needless to say, Times reporter Douglas Quenqua couldn’t resist getting in a snide dig at QVC.

“A Trump on QVC? Isn’t that a tad …downscale?” he writes.

But Melania takes the jibe in stride, pointing out that her husband has a necktie line that sells in Macy’s, and that QVC will let her reach a wide audience with her jewelry.

And listen to this puffy quote she gave The Times about the No. 1 shopping channel.

“They are the biggest and the best in that world,” Melania told The Times.

Donald Trump’s Wife Melania Is Debuting a Watch-Jewelry Line On QVC Next Month

February 26, 2010

Melania and Donald Trump at an event for Vogue

Melania Trump, the wife of Manhattan real estate mogul and “Survivor” taskmasker Donald Trump, is coming to QVC.

The stunning former model (and fellow Taurus) will premiere her debut line, “Melania, Timepieces and Fashion Jewelry,” April 30 at 9 p.m.

Melania has designed her collection for QVC. Each item will retail for less than $200, “offering style and luxury at a consumer-friendly price,” according to the home shopping network.

Trump’s women love their jewelry. His daughter from his first marriage, Ivanka, does a collection of pricey, fine jewelry. She has a shop on Madison Avenue.