Posts Tagged ‘Miss Piggy’

Muppets, Smuppets Taking Over QVC On Sunday

March 14, 2014

Here’s some fancy QVC press-release writing for you.

“Imagine a pig, a pair of frogs and their posse walk into QVC,” it says. “Sound like a far-fetched story filled with contagious laughter? Well, it will be reality on March 16 when the Muppets burst through QVC’s doors to celebrate Disney’s ‘Muppets Most Wanted, in theaters March 21. That’s right. The Muppets are coming to QVC!’

Dudes, we already wrote all about that, weeks ago! But here is the latest spin on QVC’s Muppet event Sunday.

“We might be crazy to let the Muppets assume control of QVC on March 16, but it’s too late to back out now,” Doug Rose, QVC senior vice president of marketing and programming, said in a canned statement. “We’re just crossing our fingers that they know what they’re doing and that nobody gets hurt.”

QVC honcho Doug Rose, who is not a Muppet

QVC honcho Doug Rose, who is not a Muppet

Here are more gems from the announcement:

The fun-filled day will include numerous opportunities for the Muppets to mingle and cavort with many of QVC’s program hosts and celebrity guests. Among them, Swedish Chef will put his cooking skills to the test during a special edition of ‘In the Kitchen with David.’

Pepe the King Prawn will prove he’s no shrimp when it comes to social commentary throughout the day. And Link Hogthrob may have a dream come true with the chance to serve as QVC co-host. Entertainment icon and fashion laureate Joan Rivers will also be on air that day, which is sure to lead to even more excitement for the gang.

Given their pop-culture limelight, Miss Piggy, Kermit and other beloved Muppets will get beauty tips from QVC guests Chaz Dean, Laura Geller, Mally, Josie Maran and Sherri Shepherd.

The crew will also have the chance to meet style and fashion experts Jill Martin, Lori Goldstein, Dennis Basso and Joe Zee, who will be sure to keep the film stars on trend. Of course, there’s no doubt the Muppets will get in on some whimsical behind-the-scenes action during their whirlwind visit.

One of the movie’s stars is no stranger to QVC, however. Undeniable style icon Miss Piggy made recent headlines with her appearance at QVC’s Red Carpet Style event in Los Angeles. The ever-fabulous fashionista made her foray into the world of design with Miss Piggy’s Haute Tote, the special-edition tote bag for the gala event, and she’s eager to return to QVC this Sunday.

‘When it comes to shopping, no one has more experience than moi,’ said movie star and world-class diva Miss Piggy. ‘And QVC keeps my shopping skills at the peak of performance. I am really looking forward to connecting with the QVC woman. We have so much in common. We’re fabulous. We’re fashionable! And we always get what we want!’

Was Joan Rivers Irked By Miss Piggy’s Cake Slam At QVC Soiree?

March 3, 2014

We watched part of QVC’s pre-Oscar red-carpet show, which was broadcast live Friday night from Beverly Hills. But did we miss a spat between jewelry vendor Joan Rivers and Miss Piggy? We did, according to The New York Daily News.

When we were tuned in to the star-studded program, we saw Rivers touting a large necklace, priced at $273, that she was wearing in black.$uslarge$

The News ran a story Sunday on the event with the headline “Miss Piggy gives Joan cake lift at pre-Oscar party.” The item said that Rivers and Miss Piggy “squared off” at QVC’s event. Did anyone see this exchange on-air?

The News reported that Rivers wisecracked to the porker, “What are you selling, half-baked hams?”

Missy Piggy apparently was not amused. She shot back at Rivers, “Oh, a pork joke, how original,” and then repeated the phrase “plastic surgery” several times, according to The News.

Rivers wound up with a cake in her face. Perhaps this was a planned bit, but the photo of Rivers doesn’t look like it. Rivers appears angry and upset.

See for yourself.
“The comedian was then seen running from the hotel with icing all over her face,” The News wrote.

Miss Piggy, Joan Rivers Star On QVC’s Red Carpet L.A. Show

February 21, 2014

QVC is heading out to the Left Coast for the fifth consecutive year to broadcast for the awards season with “Red Carpet Style — Live from L.A.” Miss Piggy and Lisa Rinna will be among those on hand (aren’t they the same person?).

The three-hour program will air next Friday from 9 p.m. to midnight, televising from the Wetherly Gardens at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills.

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

For this shindig QVC jewelry vendor and E! Network’s “Fashion Police” host Joan Rivers will be on the carpet with designers Lori Goldstein, Dennis Basso, Mark Zunino, Bob Mackie and Isaac Mizrahi.

Nicole Richie and Rinna, along with celebrity stylist Jen Rade, will introduce new items as well.

Additionally, as part of QVC’s collaboration with Lifetime’s “Project Runway All Stars,” Season 3 winner Seth Aaron Henderson will join the lineup at this star-fest. Henderson will present two new styles from his QVC collection, which had three sellouts in its January debut.

Seth Aaron Henderson

Seth Aaron Henderson

The program will mark the debut of Styled by Joe Zee, a collection from ELLE magazine Creator Director Joe Zee.

Oy vey! Miss Piggy – star of “Muppets Most Wanted” – will be showing off her Haute Tote, the VIP gift bag she created for the event. A consumer version of the bag will also be available for purchase on

Mark Zunino

Mark Zunino

But wait — there’s more, much much more.

JAI John Hardy will be presenting new croco-textured jewelry styles, and there will be diamond pieces from Michael Beaudry and Bronzo Italia designs.

On the beauty front, QVC will have Edward Bess, bareMinerals, Kate Somerville and Sarah Potempa.

“We have really enjoyed seeing the evolution of this annual event and are very excited to invite our viewers to experience this year’s broadcast,” QVC U.S. CEO Claire Watts said in a canned statement. “We’re proud to collaborate with such talented designers and noteworthy brands to offer exciting products that were created especially for this red carpet event.”

Rivers’ cohort on “Fashion Police,” George Kotsiopoulos, will serve as the QVC red carpet correspondent, interviewing celebrities as they arrive and encouraging guests to share pictures using #QVCRedCarpet.

Highlights of those images will be displayed throughout the gardens via the DELLInstaGallery, which consists of multiple gallery-style walls featuring digital screens for a unique social sharing experience. Finally, the InstaGlam Suite powered by HALO, a leader in portable power, will be a hub for social networking within the event and will be hosted by fashion personality and television host Jeannie Mai.

Miss Piggy Teams With QVC For Muppets Movie Promotion

February 12, 2014

What next, the Simpsons on QVC?

We missed it, but Miss Piggy appeared on QVC this week to announce her latest venture in the fashion world – her Haute Tote, which she designed especially for the home shopping network’s event “Red Carpet Style – Live from L.A.”

Miss Piggy, star of Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted,” which will debut in theaters March 21, is also set waddle down the red carpet during the broadcast Feb. 28 at 9 p.m., when her tote will be showcased.


QVC is surely take a page out of HSN’s book by doing a marketing deal for a theatrical. The No. 2 home shopping channel has had many such partnerships, including one for “Eat, Pray, Love.”

Some perky QVC PR person came up with this quote for Miss Piggy.

“Naturally, moi has been chosen as this year’s mega-star attraction at QVC’s red carpet event! And as if having me there wasn’t enough, moi has also been chosen to design the 2014 ‘Red Carpet Style’ special-edition tote bag for this gala event,” Miss Piggy said. “Rest assured, both moi and the Haute Tote will be tote-ally fabulous!”

During the tour to promote their upcoming movie, the Muppets will join Miss Piggy on March 16 on QVC with on-air guest appearances scheduled throughout the day. From now through their arrival, the home shopping network is featuring the QVC Sweepstakes Celebrating Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted.*

Entrants have the chance to win prizes ranging from QVC gift cards and Muppet merchandise to a trip to the Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” premiere.

“Miss Piggy is a brilliant businesswoman with a provocative personality and an impeccable sense of style,” Doug Rose, QVC senior vice president of marketing and programming, said in a canned statement. “We’re honored to work with someone of her stature. Miss Piggy uniquely understands the aspirations of the modern American woman, and to have the opportunity to bring her fierce and fearless fashion sense to her millions of adoring fans is a thrill for all of us here at QVC.”

How are you doing, Doug?