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  • Yet Another Company Drops Paula Deen

    06/24/2013 7:52:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    Newser ^ | 6/24/13 | Evann Gastaldo
    Yet another company has dropped Paula Deen in the wake of the Food Network giving her the boot and QVC apparently thinking about doing the same. Smithfield, a major pork company (that was recently purchased by a Chinese company), says it will no longer partner with Deen for her line of "Paula Deen Collection" hams in the wake of her n-word controversy, TMZ reports. "Smithfield is determined to be an ethical food industry leader and it is important that our values and those of our spokespeople are properly aligned," reads a statement from the company. As such, "we are terminating...
  • Jane laments

    07/28/2011 8:33:51 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    Alas, poor Jane. When home shopping network QVC canceled a July 16 appearance to promote “Primetime,” her new book on aging, Jane Fonda took to her blog, complaining that the broadcaster had capitulated to “well funded and organized political extremist groups” still unhappy with her 1972 visit to North Vietnam. Miss Fonda, 73, then posted a 4,200-word entry titled, “The Truth About My Trip to Hanoi”
  • Jane Fonda Claims Home Shopping Network Censorship By 'Political Extremists'

    07/18/2011 3:02:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies
    Jane Fonda Claims Home Shopping Network Censorship By 'Political Extremists' 5:10 PM, Jul 18, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY I suppose this is just, well, the sad rantings of a senior citizen. But O schadenfreude, you capricious sprite!: Actress Jane Fonda said in a statement posted on her website today that the QVC television channel cancelled an appearance they had scheduled with her today to promote her new book "Prime Time," blaming the cancellation on what she called "well funded and organized political extremist groups." In the same statement Fonda said, "I have never done anything to hurt my country...
  • Jane Fonda jabs at QVC over canceled TV appearance

    07/17/2011 8:57:57 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 16, 2011 | Yahoo
    A new controversy over Oscar winner Jane Fonda's Vietnam War activism caused the actress to come out swinging against home shopping TV network QVC on Saturday, over what she described as its caving in to "extremist" pressure to cancel her appearance. In a blog posting on showbusiness website TheWrap.com, Fonda wrote that she was scheduled to appear on QVC on Saturday to introduce her book "Prime Time" about aging and life cycles. But the network, Fonda wrote, reported receiving a flood of angry calls regarding her anti-war activism of the 1960s and 1970s, and it decided to cancel Fonda's appearance....
  • Jane Fonda: QVC "caved" to boycott threat (Hanoi Jane is mad...)

    07/16/2011 5:33:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/16/11 | CBS News
    Jane Fonda said that a cable shopping channel cancelled her scheduled appearance to promote a new book at the behest of angry phone callers threatening a boycott. The Academy Award-winning actress was due to appear on QVC today to promote her new book about aging, "Prime Time." In a blog posted today on her website, Fonda wrote that QVC received a lot of calls Friday criticizing her for her opposition to the Vietnam War, and threatening to boycott the show if she were allowed to appear. "I am, to say the least, deeply disappointed that QVC caved to this kind...
  • Jane Fonda -- QVC Axed Me Over Possible Protests (There may be hope for America after all!

    07/16/2011 3:20:32 PM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 44 replies
    TMZ ^ | 7/16.2011 | TMZ
    Jane Fonda's controversy in Vietnam is almost 40 years old ... yet she claims QVC canceled her appearance at the last minute because of fears of protests from disgruntled viewers. Jane was supposed to appear this morning to promote her new book, "Prime Time." But Fonda posted a blog on her site this morning claiming QVC gave her the boot because "they got a lot of calls yesterday criticizing me for my opposition to the Vietnam War and threatening to boycott the show if I was allowed to appear." For all you youngins ... Fonda was photographed sitting on an...
  • Jane Fonda -- QVC Axed Me Over Possible Protests

    07/16/2011 11:00:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 59 replies
    TMZ ^ | July 16, 2011 | TMZ Staff
    Jane Fonda's controversy in Vietnam is almost 40 years old ... yet she claims QVC canceled her appearance at the last minute because of fears of protests from disgruntled viewers. Jane was supposed to appear this morning to promote her new book, "Prime Time." But Fonda posted a blog on her site this morning claiming QVC gave her the boot because "they got a lot of calls yesterday criticizing me for my opposition to the Vietnam War and threatening to boycott the show if I was allowed to appear." For all you youngins ... Fonda was photographed sitting on an...
  • QVC Cancelled My Appearance!! (Hanoi Jane still Toxic,Via JamieWearingFool)

    07/16/2011 11:24:36 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 119 replies
    janefonda.com ^ | 7/16/11
    I was to have been on QVC today to introduce my book, “Prime Time,” about aging and the life cycle. The network said they got a lot of calls yesterday criticizing me for my opposition to the Vietnam War and threatening to boycott the show if I was allowed to appear. I am, to say the least, deeply disappointed that QVC caved to this kind of insane pressure by some well funded and organized political extremist groups. And that they did it without talking to me first. I have never shied away from talking about this as I have nothing...
  • QVC turns away 250 workers [401(k) Fraud in NC]

    08/05/2009 6:58:17 PM PDT · by Constitution Day · 34 replies · 2,698+ views
    Rocky Mount (NC) Telegram ^ | August 5, 2009 | John Henderson
    For nine years, Layvonne McAuley worked her job processing returned merchandise at the Rocky Mount QVC Distribution Center. When she swiped her security card to go to work Wednesday, it didn’t work. She was among several hundred workers who were accused of possibly making improper withdrawals from the company’s 401(k) plan. McAuley is livid. “This is so unjust,” she said. She said she wrote the hardship letters for the withdrawal of her own 401(k) money when she needed money for medical bills and tuition for her children. McAuley said she was embarrassed to talk to other employees about her need...
  • QVC Cutting 900 Jobs

    11/13/2008 3:39:38 PM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 27 replies · 781+ views
    WFMZ TV ^ | 11/13/08
    Many stores are seeing sluggish sales and now TV shopping seems to be taking a hit, too. QVC is cutting its workforce in a big way. The television shopping company, based in West Chester, PA says it will have to eliminate 900 jobs over the next 14 months. The company also says it's adding 200 new jobs, so there's a net loss of about 700 positions. QVC says the cuts will save the company nearly 40 million dollars in 2009.
  • Stan Herman (Chenille Robe Fame) Gets it Right on France

    08/28/2006 10:39:57 AM PDT · by NordP · 4 replies · 1,119+ views
    QVC TV | August 28, 2006 | NordP
    "The French called this knit...well, that probably wouldn't be a selling point."
  • Ron Popeil says he made $100 million

    12/11/2005 9:22:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 104 replies · 2,905+ views
    NEW YORK, NY, United States (UPI) -- U.S. entrepreneur Ron Popeil says he has made more than $100 million selling spray-on hair, his rotisserie and the Pocket Fisherman on infomercials. 'I`ve been on TV every day for the past seven years; in those years, I`ve spent more than $300 million on air time for my rotisserie alone,' he told the December issue of FHM. 'My best sales hour was probably $500,000 on (cable`s) QVC. The numbers for selling retail on TV are much larger than wholesale. Sell $7 million rotisseries with a retail price of $200 and you`ve got a...
  • Stores using the word "Christmas" this year

    11/29/2005 8:14:26 AM PST · by Blogger · 113 replies · 2,590+ views
    November 29, 2005 | blogger
    Sears- has a "Christmas Shop" on their website Michael's- extensive use of Christmas Hobby Lobby- extensive use of Christmas Kroger- not afraid to use Christmas Dillards- was advertising a sweater for Christmas as early as this morning on their website, but have gone more generic now Walmart- not overt, but at least they are using it now Home Shopping Network - 23 days until Christmas QVC- Christmas Shoppe Hickory Farms- Christmas gifts Kirklands- has a Christmas section on their website
  • FTC sues QVC channel Over Weight Claims

    03/25/2004 2:33:11 AM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 4 replies · 344+ views
    Arizona Republic ^ | March 25, 2004 | Various
    <p>WASHINGTON - Regulators sued the QVC home-shopping channel on Wednesday, charging that it made deceptive claims about weight-loss products sold on the air.</p> <p>The complaint from the Federal Trade Commission accused QVC of false advertising of For Women Only weight-loss products such as zero-fat and zero-carb pills. It also alleged unsubstantiated claims about Lite Bites "fat-fighting bars" and other weight loss or energy-boosting products.</p>
  • Live TV Pitfall Rerun on Web

    10/19/2003 10:29:16 PM PDT · by Timesink · 11 replies · 1,277+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 20, 2003 | Lisa Napoli
    October 20, 2003 Live TV Pitfall Rerun on WebBy LISA NAPOLI n live television, things inevitably go wrong. And in the Internet age, TV missteps can take on lives of their own - as with the "QVC Ladder Fall" video clip that has been making the rounds. On the QVC home-shopping channel, the ladder fall clip seen around the world. In the clip, from a QVC home shopping channel telecast, a caller from California identified only as Renee had just begun extolling the virtues of QVC Item 17183, the Telesteps 12.5 foot aluminum telescoping ladder, when the incident occurred."Everybody wants...