Posts Tagged ‘Ken Paves’

QVC Vendor Jessica Simpson’s Stylist Sidekick, Ken Paves, May Have His Part In Her VH1 Show Cut, Says New York Post

March 12, 2010

The New York Post’s Page Six Friday claims that VH1 is looking to trim hair stylist Ken Paves’ role in Jessica Simpson’s new show “The Price of Beauty.”

Paves and unlucky-in-love Simpson, both QVC vendors, are going around the world to report on how beauty standards differ from country to country. The Post claims that Paves’ initial role was just to do Simpson’s hair, but that he stayed put when the cameras started rolling and essentialy horned his way into the show.

Paves hawks Jessica Simpson hair extensions on QVC, while the blonde has a line of accessories there.

Fellow QVC Vendors Jessica Simpson And Ken Paves Have VH1 Reality Show That Premieres March 15

January 16, 2010

Will Simpson have another hit like MTV's Newlyweds?

MTV Networks PR team must be taking its cue from QVC’s sleepy group. We are supposed to be getting press releases from MTVN and its networks, including the announcements being made out in Pasadena at the Television Critics Association tour.

We’re not getting squat, so we missed Friday’s TCA news about Jessica Simpson getting a new show, “The Price of Beauty,” on VH1. It debuts March 15 at 10 p.m.

Simpson, whose first appearances selling her handbags and accessories on QVC was a disaster, did a TCA panel with her pervert dad Joe about the new show (maybe it’s OK in Texas to talk about your daughter’s big boobs, but we lock people up Jersey for stuff like that).

The New York Daily News wrote a story Saturday about Simpson’s TCA session.

The reality series depicts Simpson and her hair stylist and fellow QVC vendor, Ken Paves, traveling the world to interview women about beauty. He hawks Simpson hair extensions on QVC.

Simpson became a celebrity via an MTV reality show, “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica,” which featured her and her now ex-husband Nick Lachey.

Here is the original full old press release (since we didn’t get any new ones) about Simpson’s new show.

No matter where you are in the world, chances are, you know that Jessica Simpson is no stranger to the spotlight. Her hit pop and country songs, movies, television and eponymous collection of shoes, clothes, bags etc. have helped to keep her in America’s eye, but we all know Jessica for more than just her career achievements. Jessica has been followed, studied and scrutinized since she released her first hit single at the age of 19. Now, Jessica turns the tables on our culture and cultures all over the world to find The Price of Beauty, her new original series on VH1.

The new VH1 docu-series, produced by RDF USA (Wife Swap, Secret Millionaire), takes Jessica all over the world to meet every day women. She may also discover some local pop culture icons on their own quests for beauty along the way. Jessica will study the local fashions, dietary fads and beauty regimes and even participate in some of the extreme practices she discovers.

“When Chris approached me with his idea for a show about true beauty, I was immediately intrigued,” Jessica stated. “I have always believed that beauty comes from within and confidence will always make a woman beautiful, but I know how much pressure some women put on themselves to look perfect. I am really looking forward to discovering how beauty is perceived in different cultures and participating in some of the crazy things people do to feel beautiful. I know we will all learn a lot on this journey and I am so excited that VH1 is coming along on what I’m sure will be a wild ride.”

Chris Coelen, CEO of RDF Media USA, said: “In this series, Jessica will tackle a serious issue with her unique and relatable blend of humor and heart. We’re thrilled to be in business with Jessica, Joe and VH1 on what we know will be an exciting and eye-opening show.”

“Perhaps more than any other pop culture figure on the radar today, Jessica Simpson has been the target of our obsession with beauty on both sides of the equation. She is a woman who can set trends and create firestorms with a single photo,” said Jeff Olde, EVP, VH1 Original Programming & Production. “We could not be more thrilled that Jessica now gets to take control of that conversation and take a look at the idea of beauty through her own unique, unfiltered lens. And we at VH1 are excited to be in the passenger seat next to her as she begins this fantastic journey.”

The Price of Beauty is set to begin shooting in mid July. Executive Producers include Jessica and Joe Simpson as well as Chris Coelen, Claire O’Donohoe and Greg Goldman for RDF USA (Wife Swap, Secret Millionaire). The show will be produced by Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes, Alex Demyanenko and Sean Boyle for VH1 to air in 2010.
Tags: Celebreality, Television, Jessica Simpson

ShopNBC ‘Extends’ Its Product Line With Clip-Ins From Hair Stylist Ted Gibson

October 27, 2009

Third-ranked home shopping network ShopNBC has been struggling, and its strategy now is to diversify and not depend so much on jewelry sales. As a result, it is becoming more and more like QVC and HSN every day. It’s no big surprise, since ShopNBC is now run by former QVC executives.

Tuesday’s ShopNBC Top Value of the Day are clip-in hair extensions from hair stylist Ted Gibson, at $100 a pop.

Does any of that sound familiar? Well, QVC just rolled out a line of hair extensions, Hairdo by Jessica Simpson & Ken Paves, from the blonde singer’s hair stylist Paves.

That Paves/Simpson line used to be on HSN, but switched over to QVC. We could swear that TV chef Rachael Ray was wearing hair extensions of some sort — maybe from Paves — when she appeared on QVC last week, despite her claim she was growing out her hair. Last time we saw her, her hair was chin-length, and it was down her shoulders when she appeared on QVC.

Despite the exit of Paves and Simpson. HSN still sells hair extensions from Toni Bratton.

The Gibson hair extensions are all part of ShopNBC’s first beauty and style week.

Jessica Simpson Followed Terrible QVC Debut With Hot Date With Gerard Butler

October 22, 2009

Maybe now we know why singer Jessica Simpson didn’t appear for a primetime show on QVC Monday. She had to hustle from West Chester, Pa., to get to Manhattan for a hot date the next day with actor Gerard Butler.

The blonde was spotted at the restaurant SoHo House Tuesday evening with Butler, according to an item in the New York Post’s Page Six Thursday.

Her hair stylist Ken Paves, who has a new line of Jessica Simpson hair extensions for QVC, reportedly was also seen dining with Simpson and Butler, according to the Post.

Maybe Simpson was trying to recover from her dismal premiere on QVC Monday, when she introduced her new accessories line of handbags, jewelry and shoes. Her first appearance at midnight on the home shopping network was awkward, and she didn’t seem familiar with her products. Simpson’s representative then appeared on a daytime show selling her line.

Simpson did better at a 7 p.m. show, but was supposed to come back during the 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. PM Style segment. But she was a no-show, sending her rep again instead.

Jessica Simpson, Her Hair Stylist Ken Paves And Her S&M Sandals Set To Debut on QVC

October 15, 2009

Singer and tabloid-target Jessica Simpson and her hair stylist Ken Paves will both be in the house — QVC’s house — in the coming days.

Simpson’s line of handbags, shoes, jewelry and scarves — Jessica Simpson Collection Accessories — will premiere on QVC next Monday, and she’s set to appear. The line includes some S&M-looking, strappy, platform sandals.

And Simpson and Paves are doing a collection of hair extensions and clip-ons, named appropriately enough Hairdo By Ken Paves & Jessica Simpson, for the Q as well. 

The Simpson-Paves hair extension line used to be on HSN. Now Paves will be QVC Thursday and Friday selling the hairpieces.

Simpson will premiere with her accessory line at midnight Monday, and she has two other shows later in the day.

Perhaps revving up for her debut on the No. 1 home shopping channel, the Texas lady attended the QVC-Fashion Footwear Association of New York sales event Tuesday in Manhattan.

“She’s a popular singer and actress, celebrity trend-setter and rising star in the world of accessories,” says. “She’s Jessica Simpson, and she’s here to share her collection of ultra-chic accessories. Inspired and designed by Jessica, each product celebrates her iconic, All-American, feminine and flirty image with signature pieces from her own wardrobe.”

All-American? What about those Ms. Dominatrix 5-inch-heel stiletto shoes?