Posts Tagged ‘John McCain’

Young Republican Women, Meghan McCain And Lauren Bush, Campaign On QVC And HSN

September 16, 2010

Meghan McCain

Sen. John McCain is a maverick we always admired, and we like his feisty daughter Meghan, too.

Meghan, who refused to conform to the stereotype of what a young Republican woman should look and act like during her dad’s presidential run, has a new book out about her experiences during the campaign.

She has done a ton of press to promote the tell-all book, “Dirty Sexy Politics,” including an interview in the Sept. 13 issue of People magazine.

That story says that Meghan is doing a plus-size apparel line for QVC. She told People she knows how to make clothes that will flatter “bigger boobs and butts.” We’re all for that.

Lauren Bush and Ellen Gustafson

Meanwhile, another GOP daughter is selling a product over at QVC rival HSN. Lauren Bush, the former First Niece and model, will be appearing on-air on HSN with her FEED Trick-or-Treat bags.

Bush and Ellen Gustafson are the co-founders of FEED Projects, a charitable organization whose mission its to create good products that FEED the world. So far “FEED Bags” have provided funding for more than 55 million school meals for children around the world through the United Nations World Food Program.

Lauren Bush and FEED Trick-Or-Treat Bag

The FEED Trick-or-Treat project marks the launch of a new FEED/HSN partnership with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in honor of the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. For each “FEED Trick-or-Treat” bag purchased at HSN or hsn.com, HSN will donate $3.50 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help support UNICEF micronutrient supplement powder programs. These programs help children under the age of five with a high malnutrition risk and for just about $3.50 UNICEF can provide a child with fortified nutrition for one year

The FEED Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF bag is available for $13.20, exclusively at hsn.com/hsncares through Halloween, and
HSN will be donating 100 percent of its profits from the bag to UNICEF.

Bush will on HSN Thursday, Friday and Sept. 22 and 23.

Jon Hamm, As Don Draper Of ‘Mad Men,’ Mocks QVC In ‘Saturday Night Live’ Opening Monologue

January 31, 2010

Mad Men's Jon Hamm brings Don Draper to QVC

We thought we’d died and gone to heaven when we heard Jon Hamm, who portrays the mysterious troubled anti-hero of AMC’s “Mad Men,” was hosting “Saturday Night Live” for a second time. It was even more fantastic when we watched the opening monologue last night, which was laugh-out-loud funny.

We’re having trouble posting the video clip, but we hope to get it up shortly. But here’s the link to it on Hulu.com.

Hamm was hilarious, and began talking about the roles he’d played before getting on the Emmy-winning “Mad Men” — including a supposed stint on QVC. Hamm started out by talking about his supposed role in the early 1990s on the teen sitcom “Late for Class,” where he played “Bonzo.” We see two high school kids standing by their lockers, and then we see Hamm — in character and wardrobe as Don Draper.

Hamm then says he next gig was on QVC. We’re shown a big-haired QVC host (was it supposed to be Pam McCoy or Mary Beth Roe?) virtually screaming and hawking a raft of turquoise jewelry. Once again, Draper walks into the scene.

“Calm down, you’re hysterical,” Hamm says, a la Draper. “I feel like I’m selling jewelry with a little girl.”

Hamm then slaps the QVC host in the face and walks off. “Wait, I love you,” the host calls out to Hamm.

“I should have sex with that woman,” Hamm says. He then goes on to describe what he says was a breakout career moment for him — doing stand-up on “Def Comedy Jam.”

Again, we see Hamm as Draper, with a cigarette and a drink, onstage before an African-American audience. He starts talking about women “with big bootys, adding “they need to wash their ass.”

Ending the monologue, Hamm says, “Believe it or not, that is how I got ‘Mad Men.'”

The last time “SNL” made fun of QVC was during Sen. John McCain’s presidential run, when he and his wife appeared and did a skit in which they were QVC hosts.

We’ve seen Hamm during the Television Critics Association press tour, and even went to the “Mad Men” set in LA with a group of reporters, but we never had the nerve to introduce ourselves. We eavesdropped on his conversations with other writers, and he was always charming, funny and self-deprecating. And gorgeous.