June 2, 2012 |
His real name is Henri Phillips Watson 3d, but he's better known as Phillip Watson. Perhaps you've seen him on TV. For the last 17 years, he's been on QVC, selling Cottage Farms roses, daylilies, heirloom tomatoes, peonies, and other crowd pleasers, which lately would include the sensational dwarf sterile butterfly bushes — dwarf so you can squeeze them into a tiny garden and sterile so they don't seed all over the place. Watson is a pleaser of crowds himself, packing the lecture hall at the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show, where he had the mostly middle-aged ladies laughing at his opening line that the weeklong event "doesn't have that musty smell like your grandmother's house anymore.
May 21, 2012 |
And on the 46th anniversary of the release of Pet Sounds, the Beach Boys played QVC. The reunited Beach Boys, that is, who are in the early stages of a 50th-anniversary reunion tour that was to have played a sold-out show at the Borgata on Saturday before returning to the Philadelphia area for a show at the Susquehanna Bank Center on June 16. They came to the sprawling 84-acre West Chester campus of the home shopping channel to hawk That's Why...
March 21, 2012
In the Region GlaxoSmith cancer drug approved A panel of cancer experts overwhelmingly backed the approval of a GlaxoSmithKline drug for a rare type of tumor, noting there are few other treatment options for patients. The Food and Drug Administration panel voted 11-2 that the benefits of the pill Votrient outweigh its side effects, even when considering that it did not significantly prolong life for patients with soft tissue sarcomas. The vote in favor of GlaxoSmith, which has significant operations in the area, is not binding, but the agency usually follows its recommendations.
February 24, 2012 |
EVEN THOUGH millions of grown-ups know far too much about Ron Weasley and Voldemort, J.K. Rowling, author of the gold-minting, money-printing "Harry Potter" series has an agreement with Little, Brown in the U.S. and Britain to release her first adult novel. Actually, it's more likely a novel for adults unless Ms. Rowling plans to get her freak on. The title, release date and details about the long-rumored book have not been announced. A neighbor of Rowling's in Edinburgh, author Ian Rankin , tweeted yesterday that he thinks Rowling has written a mystery novel.
July 22, 2011
I'M SUPER-elated that QVC dropped "Hanoi Jane" Fonda last weekend. Fonda snuggled up with the VC during the Vietnam War. She was going to be boycotted if she was going to promote her book. I say hoorah! for QVC in kicking her off. George J. Walton, Upper Darby In two weeks, the National Association of Black Journalists will hold its annual convention in the City of Brotherly Love. And, by the grace of St. Katharine Drexel in Camden, N.J., love is in the air. Wayne E. Williams Camden
June 9, 2011 |
Peter J.R. Sena, 78, of West Chester, a former newspaper editor, pharmaceutical company executive, and church volunteer, died of heart and kidney failure Saturday, June 4, at Chester County Hospital. Mr. Sena grew up in Cheltenham, graduated from Northeast Catholic High School, and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Pennsylvania in 1954. He served in the Army and was stationed in Fort Jackson, S.C. After his discharge, he joined the Burlington County Times.
June 3, 2011 |
WHEN TATTLE met QVC host Lisa Robertson last year for a story that unfortunately never got into the paper, she said one of the best parts of her job was getting to go to Italy. It's that time of year again for Lisa, who will be selling Vicenza Style, fine Italian jewelry, live from Villa Arvedi in Grezzana, starting tonight at 9. Lisa, one of the most recognizable faces at QVC, came to the shopping network 16 years and hundreds of hairdos ago. She had done pageants growing up in the South, but never prepared for such a career.
February 15, 2011 |
NEW YORK - QVC has become a fashion force to be reckoned with - so much so that the Chester County-based company hosted a celebrity-studded New York Fashion Week party and on-air telecast Friday night, complete with the Kardashian sisters. "I think the best part of the collaboration with QVC is the energy and thrill we get from connecting with people when you are selling live on the air," said Kourtney Kardashian, who, with her sisters, debuted in September a women's sportswear line called K-Dash.
November 12, 2010 |
Someone in the household of Robert Stinson Jr., who was criminally charged a week ago in connection with an alleged $17 million Ponzi scheme, was an avid customer of QVC and HSN. Federal authorities found dozens of boxes from the TV home-shopping channels this week, many of them unopened, when they secured furnishings and other items in the Berwyn house where Stinson lives. Even more boxes from the shopping channels were found in a self-storage facility registered to Stinson's wife, Susan.