August 6, 2010 |
ALREADY AN actress, author, businesswoman and charity organizer, Priscilla Presley is adding another line to her impressive resumé: jewelry designer. The ageless grandmother, who's now having a great time with Lisa Marie 's toddlers, will be on QVC Monday morning at 9 with host Jacque Gonzales , debuting the Priscilla Presley Collection, her own line of bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and more, inspired by her own life and rock 'n' roll. The fashion jewelry pieces will sell from about $35 to $170.
June 24, 2010
Gregory B. Maffei, the chief executive of home-shopping channel QVC's parent company, earned a whopping $87.5 million in 2009, but he won't get to cash in most of it until 2013. That's because Maffei, who heads the $10.2 billion Denver-based Liberty Media Corp., snagged most of that pay as part of a retention plan to keep him at the helm through 2014. He can't get the money unless he stays. On Dec. 17, the board granted him options to buy nearly 11 million shares of various types of company stock, a grant worth $79.3 million.
June 20, 2010 |
Like any good and caring mom, Joan Rivers is fiercely protective. So, when the seasoned comedian took her first look at the startlingly candid documentary that bears her name - Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work , just opened at the Ritz Five - her concerns weren't so much about how she comes off, but about how her daughter, Melissa , is captured on film. And she said as much to the codirector, Ricki Stern . "I told her that I thought that the first time you saw Melissa, she was saying something negative, and then the second time she's saying something positive," recalls Rivers.
April 4, 2010 |
It sounds a bit like a pet rock for gardeners, but consumers seem to love the upside-down Topsy Turvy tomato planter, which has been sprouting all over the marketplace. Bill Felknor, a folksy inventor from Knoxville, Tenn., has sold millions of his curious creations since they first appeared on QVC in 2003 - more than seven million last year alone, making it one of the most popular gardening products ever introduced. "I give the good Lord 100 percent of the credit," Felknor said of his "hanging gardens," which grow tomatoes out the bottom of a soil-filled bag and are watered from the top. Skeptics (there are many)
April 2, 2010 |
Lori Greiner doesn't consider herself a neat freak. She just has this thing about keeping things organized. Of course, a lot of people fit that description. But while most people might purchase a collection of organizers at their favorite store, Greiner takes out her sketch pad and creates her own. The results have made her an entrepreneurial success story and one of the most popular sellers on QVC, where she's celebrating her 10th anniversary this spring. "I'm not obsessive.
February 18, 2010 |
QVC stands for Quality, Value and Convenience, but one employee took the acronym to a whole new level by conveniently stealing quality goods from the company and selling them for considerable value to a local pawn shop, police said. Authorities allege that Jennifer John, 39, of Broomall, stole at least $200,000 worth of merchandise while working at the West Chester-based company's production studio between November and mid-January. And she did it while being free on bail and awaiting trial for allegedly stealing more than $250,000 from her previous employer in Montgomery County, police said.
February 14, 2010 |
Stylist Lori Goldstein is a big deal in the fashion world. In her 20 years in the biz, she's worked with Vogue photographers Steven Meisel and Annie Leibovitz, and produced major fashion spreads at Elle and Glamour magazines. And she's been a consultant for runway giants Donatella Versace, Calvin Klein, and Narciso Rodriguez. But unlike them, she hadn't become a household name. That is, until QVC's Fashion Week telecast last February, when she entered our living rooms with her first women's wear collection - LOGO Instant Chic by Lori Goldstein.
January 22, 2010 |
West Chester is a city with just enough distance from Philadelphia to establish its own identity and individuality. As the Chester County seat it has a congenial mix - the home of West Chester University and an area where entrepreneurs, restaurateurs and shop owners have banded together to survive. That mix, combined with some offbeat attractions, both around the central business district along Gay Street and beyond, makes West Chester a fun destination for a day trip. Here are some suggestions: Helicopter Museum Adjacent to West Chester Airport, the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center is a thrill-pilot's dream.
June 13, 2009 |
Irrepressible QVC program host Shawn Killinger is launching Q Check, the home shopping network's noon segment. At the top, she teases the appearance of Kenny Loggins. Behind her, the veteran singer-songwriter and his backing trio perform the opening chorus of Donovan's "There Is a Mountain. " For the next 25 minutes, Loggins stands patiently under the lights on the set while Killinger blitzes through offerings for necklaces ("18-carat gold for under $80," she marvels), nylon blouses, and combo birdfeeder/birdbaths.
November 13, 2008 |
Television retailer QVC began a series of layoffs yesterday that would result in the elimination of about 900 jobs - most of them in West Chester - over the next 14 months. The announcement came after a rough quarter. QVC's third-quarter revenue, ended Sept. 30, decreased 3 percent to $1.64 billion. Revenue in the United States fell 9 percent to $1.07 billion. Nationwide, retailers predict a brutal holiday season. Best Buy Co. Inc. slashed its earnings forecast and said "seismic" changes in consumer behavior have created "the most difficult climate" it had ever seen.