Posts Tagged ‘The Huffington Post’

HSN Jean Queen Diane Gilman Tells ‘Mature’ Women Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

June 14, 2011

Don’t miss HSN jean queen Diane Gilman’s musings on women over 50.

Gilman blogged for The Huffington Post Monday, “How I Transformed My Life After 50,” and we learned a ton about her we never knew.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-gilman/diane-gilman-baby-boomers_b_875254.html

Gilman talks about the women who buy her forgiving jeans, the “Boomer Consumers,” who shop on HSN. We knew that Gilman had designed clothes for rockers like Jimi Hendrix when she was younger. We did not know that she had been her husband’s caregiver for seven years until he passed away from cancer.

Faced with the prospect of having into the dating game again, Gilman decided she was not going to go gentle into that good night.

In her blog she lists “Five Easy Ways to Shift Your Thinking from Aging to Ageless.” We won’t go thruogh them all, Gilman’s blog tells it best, but the first one is to makes a list. That involved making a list of what she didn’t like about herself and another list of “all things feminine” she wanted to achieve.

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Has Liza Minnelli’s Train-Wreck Appearance On HSN Gone Viral? At The Least, It Went International

July 2, 2010

You read it here first, folks. But the media is now having a field day writing about diva Liza Minnelli’s disastrous appearance on HSN earlier this week.

All the stories include all or or part of a 5-minute YouTube video (condensed from a two-hour appearance) of Liza selling her clothing and jewely line on the home shopping channel.

Liza was not very coherent, made statements that were non sequiturs, scolded the HSN host and was just not all there.

The New York Post’s story today is headlined “Shop Dead Diva: Liza’s Kooky HSN One-Nighter.”

The Post story says that the video of Liza’s appearance had gone viral on YouTube. Well, when we saw it yesterday it had about 450 views. This morning it was at 26,500.

The only thing inaccurate about the Post story is that it described HSN host Bobbi Ray Carter as “busty.” Carter is a stick, about 80 pounds wet, and she’s not well-endowed.

At one point during Liza’s appearance poor Carter, trying to keep the show rolling and the diva engaged, said, “You have a beautiful wrist Liza.” That was just one of a flurry of overly flattering comments Carter made to Liza throughout the night.

When Carter suggested viewers might want to pile on some of Liza’s bracelets, Liza corrected her and said, “One will do.” That meant a couple of less bracelet sales for HSN right there.

The Huffington Post even wrote about Liza’s HSN debut, as did Entertainment Weekly online.

Huffington Post mocked Liza’s line about a sequined dress in her HSN: “You don’t have to sell it, it sells you.”

Entertainment Weekly said that Liza deserves her own reality show, based on her performance on HSN. Its item made fun of Liza’s comment to one of her adoring fans who called in. The woman said she considered Liza her mentor, and the star replied. “You’re my mentor, too.” Huh?

UPDATE: Our talented friend and fellow blogger Lisa Swan, whose “Subway Squawkers” Yankee-Mets baseball blog who also blogs for The Huffington Post, e-mailed us to say that even the British papers, namely The Daily Mail had picked up the Liza-HSN story.

Well, HSN certainly got a lot of press out of Liza’s appearance, that’s for sure. We don’t know if the folks down in St. Petersburg are happy about it or not.

QVC Pre-Oscar Festivities Make The Huffington Post — And It’s Not A Pot Shot

March 7, 2010

Holy crap! QVC’s pre-Oscar party Friday in L.A. made The Huffington Post today, in a blog by Irene Rubaum-Keller.

Now we’re talking about getting some respect from the elite media circles. Rubaum-Keller goes on about all the celebrities and fashion designers who do lines for QVC that were at the event. She loved it.

Once again, our invite to this party at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills apparently got lost in the mail.

QVC has some more pre-Oscar partying going on tonight, with Joan Rivers in the house.