Posts Tagged ‘Mother’s Day’

Melissa McCarthy, Julia Roberts Peddle On HSN In New Films

April 7, 2016

We’ve done many blogs about HSN’s marketing partnerships with movie studios for the launch of new films, where the network will sell merchandise related to a new release. Well, HSN has stepped up that effort.

The Wall Street Journal did a story on Wednesday headlined “HSN Lands Supporting Role in Films” that explains how Julia Roberts and Melissa McCarthy will be playing characters who sell their products on the home shopping network.

This will be happening in Roberts’ movie “Mother’s Day,” which is out April 29, and McCarthy’s “The Boss,” which is out tomorrow. As we all know, McCarthy in real life sells a clothing line on HSN.

The article explains that HSN will be airing clips of the films and behind-the-scenes stuff, and will be creating “themed merchandise” tied to the movies.


QVC Host Mary Beth Roe, Who Just Lost Her Mom, Tells Us To Truly Celebrate Mother’s Day

April 14, 2010

QVC host Mary Beth Roe is back on the air after her mom passing away, and we feel bad for her. QVC has her doing a show on Mother’s Day gifts. God, couldn’t they give her a break!

We cringe everytime well-meaning viewers wish Roe a Happy Mother’s Day. But the perky blonde host is offering some heartfelt advice about that holiday this year.

On Wedneday morning, Roe said on her “My Time with Mary Beth” that she had just written a blog about her mom’s death, at age 86, on April 1.

“It has been very difficult, and yet I have seen blessings and God’s perfect timing in all of it,” Roe blogged. “I am so blessed to have had a mom like mine!…As a pastor’s wife, she was always helping out at church and inviting people over to get to know them. She raised six children and nineteen grandchildren and one great grandchild, and she and my dad were married 67 years.”

Roe writes from the heart, saying, “I have learned over the last week is that it doesn’t matter how old she was or how old I am, I still felt like I was 10 years old and losing my mommy. There’s no one who can replace your mom! Moms are so important in our lives, and it’s devastating when they’re gone.”

She says that she is feeling pain and sorrow, “but God has given me a peace in my heart that surpasses all my understanding knowing she is in heaven and that I will see her again someday!”

Roe puts it all in perspective for us at the end of her blog.

“Thank you for your prayers and kind, encouraging words!,” she wrote. “That has meant so much to me! As we get closer to Mother’s Day, May 9th, please make sure you treat your moms with extra special love and care, and if you’re like me without your mom, find another woman who has been instrumental in your life and give her some extra tender loving care! God bless each of you!”