Diana Ross, a “blessing to the human race” according to one of her new customers, debuted her Diamond Diana perfume on HSN last night. The eau de parfum was so named, Diana was made to explain a few times, in tribute of her childhood in Detroit’s Brewster Projects when she aspired to one day owning diamonds. “And now…
The protracted death of retail in a traditional sense continues apace, forcing even the bitterest of rivals to merge in an an attempt to combat the true evil: the internet. QVC is buying HSN for over $2 billion, creating one humungous master company in the selling-of-shit-you-don’t-need-but-maybe-want-on-television…
If there’s something women absolutely need right now, it’s an affordable sense of freedom and confidence.
Jennifer Lawrence’s new Oscar-bait turn as Joy Mangano, creator of the Miracle Mop, in David O. Russell’s Joy, has outlets like Vogue, People and Good Morning America using the film as an opportunity to remind us that Mangano’s story is indeed a real-life manifestation of the American Dream. But there’s a better way…
Jessica Simpson spent two hours selling out most of the items from her clothing line on HSN Thursday night, but she may not have gone to work sober. In the video above, Simpson slurs her words while discussing the sexiness of the color gray, and suggests that Ashlee Simpson Ross and her husband Evan share jeans.
Kelly Osbourne is launching a clothing line — Stories by Kelly Osbourne — on September 25 on HSN. But the reality star/red carpet correspondent/Fashion Police host has an interesting take on the business of making clothes: "I don't think the fashion industry is fair," she says.
In this week's compilation of pop culture crap, Melissa McCarthy and Ellen Degeneres work on Bridesmaids 2, Joel McHale details how much the Kardashian Klan really hate it when he pokes fun of them on The Soup, and Matt Lauer channels the Old Spice Guy.
The news that O.G. socialite-turned-HSN costume jewelry designer Iris Apfel's creations are less than original should — to anyone who pays attention to the celebrity clothing line industrial complex — be less than surprising. The story here is that Apfel, whose taste in jewelry is deservedly famous, was approached to…
Whether it was making a drunken acceptance speech, pretending she didn't fart on TV, or showing off the twins in her belly or the twins in her bra, Mimi has had a miraculous 2010.
When I saw "Ch'Arms by Kathy Najimy" on my HSN cable guide, I thought she was selling charms. But no, she's selling Ch'Arms, undershirts with boob cutouts intended to hide or minimize your arms.
Mimi will be taking over HSN intermittently all day, selling her fragrances, shoes, and trinkets—with her feet up on the couch—on live TV and we will be here watching as it all goes down.
Mariah Carey is launching an accessories line on HSN in November. Expect her to be hawking shoes, jewelry, and "a limited edition version of her Luscious Pink fragrance, with a butterfly-cap bottle and a personal note from the songstress." [WWD]
Someone at Selfridges has a terrible eye. After suspending an Alexander McQueen dress from what looked like a hangman's noose, the U.K. department store chain Tweeted a non-apology-apology saying any offense caused was unintentional. The display has been removed. [CocoPerez]
Liza was on HSN this week, hocking the clothing she says "look so sharp on middle-aged women." In this highlight reel, you'll learn that she takes it as a compliment when people think of her and immediately think of sequins.
Police arrested a 47-year-old man at Nick Knight's SHOWstudio for trying to sell an unusual prop: this giant stuffed Bengal tiger, which was once a prop for an Alexander McQueen shoot. The tiger, an endangered species, lacked papers. [Daily Mail]
Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga's M.A.C. Viva Glam ad is out. Gaga looks...surprisingly normal. [FWD]
A friend of Daul Kim who IM'd with the model the night before Kim was found dead in her Paris apartment says that Kim complained of feeling depressed, and was in an abusive relationship. But she was scared to leave:
Miuccia Prada: "I'm working on [a men's collection] right now and someone at the office worriedly asked me, ‘You're not going to make short skirts again, are you?' So I'm now pushing it even further, just for revenge!" [BlackBook]
Jean-Paul Gaultier is doing a collaboration with Target that will hit stores next spring; stay tuned for pricing information and images as they inevitably leak. Please let there be lingerie-as-outerwear! [WWD]
Victoria Beckham is out at Armani, and Megan Fox is in. The actress has just been photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for next January's Emporio Armani underwear and Armani Jeans campaigns. [WWD]