Never thought she would leave, but she did. Guess she''s moving out to LA.%0D\
Lisa Robertson stopped by to say goodbye. She seemed phony as hell, but I still love her.%0D\
I think Lisa Robertson is a Les.
Yet David Venable stays on and on, getting fatter and fatter...
Screw you, R2. I love DV. Granted, he isn''t much to look at, but I love watching him. \
On a side note, what is with that hideous gardening queen with the bleached hair and muscle shirts? How much plastic surgery as she had?
Can''t say I care. When hosts starting loving themselves more than what they''re selling, it''s time to change the channel!%0D\
LR is great at that. She is so phony it''s pathetic. Wish someone would tell her that fake tanning looks FAKE. Ever notice her hand when she is showing a ring? They look orange...
Now I''ve read some sad threads in my time, but this is one of the saddest. You mean to tell me there are actually queens who not only sit and watch these loser shopping channel presenters, but think of them as celebrities worth following? \
There''s nothing more laughable than one of these people who is so without real talent that (s)he has to stay put as a QVC presenter for decades. The ones with and degree of real talent bolt from these carny barker jobs the very second they can find a job somewhere else. That Venable queen is a class A example. Every time I pass by that channel and he''s on and just feel so sorry for him, but then I think "well he''s a sissyfied queen so QVC is probably a better gig than he could get anywhere else". He''s most likely miserable in that job or his weight wouldn''t fluctuate so much. I remember years ago he''d lost all that weight and was looking damn fine, even muscled up, but he''s steadily packed it back on.\
But you people who sit and watch that shit, GOOD GOD GET A LIFE!!
I''ll never forget the time many years back when they had David Venable selling that fake Cubic Zirconia jewelry in an all day segment. He was hawking some woman''s cluster dinner ring and the fool sat their there and put the ring on his own finger and modeled it for the camera. I thought "this queen is out of control". But the suits at QVC must dig that shit since they''ve kept him on for decades. I think he must have a very devoted following and they''re afraid of a big backlash if they can the old gal.
Which one is Patty Reilly? Do you have a photo? QVC has probably already scrubbed its website.
LR''s life highlight was when she won, was it Miss Tennessee and I think its been downhill since. I didn''t think anyone would catch Kathy in the, I''m so great department but LR is running a close second. To bad they are the only ones that think that.
R6, he''s got the same appeal to old ladies as Bieber has to tweens. He''s considered "safe" to them.
There was a trash book about shopping networks written in the early 2000s. I felt like I missed half the references because I don''t watch.\
I do remember how seriously presenters viewed their jobs and that certain special something they brought to their audience.
r5, you only wish you made the money DV (et al.) makes!\
The thread (under "news shows") at Television without Pity is a must-read!
I''ll admit to some familiar faces, and DV is one I actually know who he is, but I don''t know most of them by name.%0D\
I live alone, and sometimes I like the chatter in the background when I don''t really have to concentrate on anything. It''s also pretty funny when nothing that interests me is on TV.%0D\
I sometimes will have HGTV or Foodnetwork on for the same reason. The call-ins are sometimes pretty sad, these people are so flattered to get to talk to the presenter, and when they tell Randolph Duke they have his entire collection it is scarey!%0D\
If you are thinking about going into sales, or if you are in B school and want to analyze something, QVC/HSN are fun. But I wouldn''t reccommend a steady diet. It can affect your brain.
r5, you seem to know an awful lot about David Venable for the occasional channel surfer. "I remember way back" indeed.
Well, David''s never sucked MY cock.
I have no idea who any of these people are.%0D\
QVC hasn''t been QVC since Kathy Levine left. The nineties were the glory days for that network. Jeff Hewson, Judy Crowell, Bob Bowersox, Steve Bryant, Mary Beth Roe....%0D\
But Levine made that network. %0D\
Any time they have that revolting cheap fashion queen Dennis Basso on I literally want to vomit. If there was ever a person on earth who deserves to be viciously face slapped it''s that creature.
Is Rick Dormeier a big old closet queen? He does wear a wedding ring and mentions his wife sometimes. But it''s always like "Huh? You''re GAY dude."
R17 I also have always thought Rick was gay. I was really surprised when he talked about his wife...%0D\
As far as David Venable, he seems nice enough, but will someone tell him to lay off the bronzer and to lose about 40 pounds? He really needs to quit eating everything in sight during his "In the Kitchen with Dave" segments.
I remember when David Venable actually had a good body. It only lasted for about 3 months. I knew it wouldn''t last after he became orgasmic every time Junior''s Cheesecakes or Mrs. Pringle''s Candy Apples came on.
Mike Rowe was always great -- so irreverant. He never took it seriously!%0D\
What ever happened to Jeff Hewson? He married that ugly host with the big mouth. It lasted like a day, and then he was gone.
R19 Really? How long ago was that? Any pix? It''s hard to imagine.
What about the queenie Jonathan Redford? I was sure he was gay when he started on the network, but apparently he''s currently engaged to a chick.
Tonight I was watching a computer hour on QVC. It wasn''t so much the daily special that had my attention, but rather the Dell guy that was there demonstrating it. He''s short and his face alone wouldn''t make me look twice normally, but he looked really good in his polo shirt. \
His name is Nathan Matatall and thanks to some internet research I found this audition tape he used to try out for "The Bachelorette." I have no idea if he was actually on the show ever, but my guess is that he wasn''t. The vid is 10 minutes long, but if you zoom to the 9 minute mark you''ll see Nate shirtless - which is all I was really interested in seeing when he was playing with his Dell on the show tonight. \
Others of you are probably already aware of him, but he was a new discovery to me. Now I want to see him do an hour with that gay boy Jonathan Redford.
I can't believe how nasty people are on this
Shame on all of you.
Just turn off your TV if everyone is so repulsive. Good Grief to all of you too and right back attacha on the statement one of you made and I quote: Good Gosh, sorry I don't use the Lord's name like you do), GET A LIFE!
Bump for QVC home shopping queens.
I watch David Venable sometimes.
I always wonder when those middle-aged and old women call up and say how much they love him and that he's their favorite, do they also believe he should be happy in life? Do they believe he should be allowed to marry and that he has the right to equality?
This thread should be titled:
"NIGHTMARE AT THE INTERSECTION OF DATALOUNGE AND IVILLAGE".
What is patti going to do now? Why LA?
Did patti keep her weight off?
Patti has a Facebook page.
It doesn't look like she's working, but who knows.
I think so R31. Lynn Murphy has gained.
Who's the one who had to put up with Liza?
I miss Kathy Levine!!
I like the little Oscar dude
That Quacker stuff is bad
It's always so weird when someone pops up on TV that you've seen before or knew from somewhere else.
Kerstin Lindquist was a weather forecaster here in San Diego for several years. I hadn't even noticed that she wasn't on the air anymore. Then last weekend I stopped on QVC for a second while channel surfing and wondered why the host seemed kind of familiar. It wasn't until she said her name that I fully made the connection because she looks just a little bit different than when in front of the green screen.
She's very nice and I think she's actually better on QVC than she was on the local news.
I can't stand that crazy bitch on HSN, Joy Mangano and her stupid Huggable Hangers. "These hangers will change your life!" Sell! Sell! Sell! She is fucking insane. I could see her as a cast member on The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
I've always suspected Lisa Robertson was gay.
While I think it's cute you eldergays watch this shit, it's also kind of sad. This is 2012 and you have the ability to watch decades of film and television with very little effort. And this is how you spend your time.
I watch HSN because I don't have cable and it's so breathlessly upbeat and campy. Esp. when celebs come on hawking their purses 'n ponchos.
Last night I alternated between a dull DVD ("Scream 4") and watching Mrs. David Bowie shilling shmattas.
R38 What makes you think that? Just because she isn't married? For your information, not everyone has an easy time finding a mate, even if they're good looking.
Watching QVC is pathetic, sorry. Sad beyond compare.
Yikes people! Why are some of you so downright mean? AND why do you make it your business as to who is gay? Does that mean they don't have the right to be in the public eye? Does that mean they can't be great at their job? Geez, I've been watching the shopping channels for so many years it isn't funny and it isn't because I don't have a life. It's simply for pleasure and entertainment and those that criticize a person's sexual orientation are the ones that need a life. I'm married and as straight as an arrow but it really ticks me off that in these days some of you can be so critical of those that are different from the so called norm. What about the fact that they are bright, funny, caring human beings! We will always catch a glimpse of someone that rubs us the wrong way whether on t.v. or elsewhere. If you dislike a person then just don't watch them. It's that simple but until you actually think that you are liked by everyone then it's you that needs to get a life!!!
r43, go buy a quilt and then get some sleep, hon.
I am a young woman and disabled and all I watch QVC for is its products. This is how I shop since I can't get around. But I am shocked that all this crap is going on behind the scenes and all the shit you have to say about these people. Get a life. Shop if you need something, then turn it off. Do you follow the clerk in the stores life like this. Just sick...
Who is Patti Reilly?
She's the QVC host that quit last night, r47. Duh.
Anyone who watches this network and buys all the cheap crap they sell is a moron!!! How many Hoarders episodes have we seen now with the QVC boxes strewn all over the insides of their houses?? Don't people have enough JUNK in life. Turn off QVC, and get out and live a little. If you saved your money, rather than spending it on QVC, you might be able to afford a nice dinner and invite your friends over. Try it.
Where is QVC shot?
West Chester, PA. I practically live right next door, but have never been in there. People from all over flock to this place. Lot of crazies out there!!!
Just realized that QVC fired Jonathan Redford (who I think is gay even though he married one of the QVC models) in October. He wasn't outstanding but I thought he was a decent host so I wonder why he got the pink slip.
His HSN equivalent is probably Brett Chukerman (similar age, similar resume, similar sexuality) who I think is much worse as a host than Jonathan was. I wonder if his position is in jeopardy at all.
Those presenters (as sad as they are) make a shit ton of money.
Wow I think its great that I found this thread. I like the nice comments and the catty ones because sometimes I feel the same way and always wonder how others see these people. I have been watching this channel off and on since before it becamse QVC and I also use to really like Kathy Levine. I was around for the Judy and Jeffrey fiasco and I always thought that he was gay so when the marriage immediately fell apart I assumed it was because she suddenly woke up and realized he was gay! She was so in love I think that she really just couldn't see it. Who knows, I am guessing.
I alternate between liking Lisa R and being agravated by her. She does come across as a total narcissist and eaten up with herself (which is probably why she's single) I can't stand the way she constantly seems to be watching herself on the screen and posing.
Rick Domier is to loud and always talks over the guests and I find that irritating but I never though he was gay.
Mary Beth seems to really be a very nice lady.
I like David Venable but I CANNOT STAND it when he thinks we want to see him make orgasmic faces as he eats. I know he's gay and I have seen his weight go up and down and I don't care about that, but for goodness sake please stop those eating orgasms.
The host I like the least right now is probably Shawn Killinger. First of all she looked better with darker hair but I think she loves the blonde that it is now. Sometimes I think she acts like a child that just wants attention and doesn't know an appropriate way to act and get attention so she acts out and says silly things. Usually when she is on I just turn it off the channel.
I am like many others I tend to keep my TV on all the time and I rotate between HGTV, The Cooking Channel and QVC. It use to be mainly QVC till I realised it was costing me to much. Now I mainly watch HGTV, but I will say I have purchased some things on QVC that I really love and have never had a problem with a return.
[quote]I alternate between liking Lisa R and being agravated by her. She does come across as a total narcissist and eaten up with herself (which is probably why she's single) I can't stand the way she constantly seems to be watching herself on the screen and posing.
I know what you mean. I kind of like her yet kind of don't.
I don't like David at all. He is so fake and Im so sick of those creepy orgasm faces he makes when he's eating.
That is like so 80s. Why not just watch Cosby on your Michael J Fox bed sheets?
Thanks for the 'Jeffery'!
Thanks for the 'Jeffery'!
R59 what was his obsession with his name?
Wow this is so strange that the people who don't like QVC have watched enough to know the host names. Both networks sell items that are designer items and not just a bunch of cheap crap. If you don't want to buy, DON'T. You are really pathetic with the name calling. BTW, I can buy something on either network and STILL AFFORD TO go to a restaurant that is *****. Can you? If someone wants to buy something from either, it's their business. As far as the personalities, phony people ARE ALL OVER! Wake up and know this is just reprezentative of the REAL WORLD!!!
I have no friends.
I have it all figured out! Lisa R. is a lesbian, loves herself unconditionally and makes a ton of money. Shawn is a creep who acts stupid, like a 5 year old, with all her "posing" and stupid remarks BUT she has a huge rock on her left hand, so someone loves her! David V. is a good cook and I'd like to go to his home for dinner but yep, he is very gay and have you noticed, he has stopped with the orgasmic facial contortions. Maybe he had enough complaints....LOL!!!!!! I do like his shows and have bought some good stuff, so, I am guilty!
Over on HSN, their electronic specialist Aaron Berger has recently been wearing what I think is a wedding ring. I don't see the channel often enough to know how long he's had it, but I'd guess it has been in the past few months.
He mentions his family often (brothers/sisters, nephews/nieces), but I've never heard him talk about a boyfriend...not that I'd expect that to be OK with HSN. I wonder if Aaron got gay married.
Why don't you SMD
I love me som DV and LR.
Just got my Q card. Dyson and Vitamix pour moi
If you really did, R67, I want to marry you!
6 EZ payments on the Q card!
R15 speaks the truth.
Kathy Levine fan
Ugh, I can't stand sanctamonious Saint Mary Beth and I'm glad Patti with her screechy voice is long gone.
I got a rim job in the 90s from DV
I totes just bought the rachael zoe caftan in leopard Dying.
Why does DV's producer Mary try to act like she's a comedian? She's so annoying and acts like a Rosie O'Donnell wannabe.
she is DV's fag hag
I had QVC on last night and DV was shilling bbq smokers. The pitchman was a cute little guy babbling all about pulling the bone from smoked ham butts. Heehee Venable was jizzing himself.
R75 Was David making that creepy "yum yum" face again and doing his cringe worthy "happy dance"?
R76 of course he did the dance
I leave the station on on Sundays, as background noise to my lounging about or straightening up.
He is so over the top it is ridiculous. Sometimes he takes a big mouthful, makes that orgasm face and yells shut up or shut the kitchen door. I can just hear the old ladies chuckling isn't he a caution or what a cut up!
This thread is proof a once great gay discussion board has fallen to an infestation of middle aged frau cunts and other stay-at-home, soap opera watching losers.
How very, very sad.
R78 And yet you're reading this thread.
Love David, especially when he has the short, bald queen with him. Mark David Kelly? Something like that.
I think all of you who post as anonymous are cowards and way too judgemental!
IOU people are sick!!if u don't like the hosts then don't watch!!david vensble is Great! Plus you want want to say something nasty but you don't have the nerve to put your name on it!sounds like you are the losers that only feel good putting someone else down!my husband and I both love to watch David.
Did anyone else make sure their doors/windows were locked after reading R82?
I can't stand Lisa Robertson. She is a pompous a$$ who is more concerned about watching herself in the monitor than selling whatever it is at the time. She is nauseating at best. I have never seen anyone have so much love for themselves as she does.
I like Helen Keaney from HSN.
I admire Lisa, she's talented, shes beautiful and makes the most of everything she has....Your all just jealous and my advice to you is to stop spending so much time in front of the TV and start working on yourselves....
starting from the inside out....
I'm wondering if R86 is Lisa?
Talk about mean girls & bullying. At least these people are educated & not on welfare.
Could all the nasty's hold up to all this scrutiny?
I doubt it....
This thread had me in hysterics!! Funniest shit i've read in a long time...keep it up
I love my Alexandrite jewelry and my Temp-Tations® bakeware!
From certain camera angles Lisa Robertson looks just like a Pekingese show pup.
I would love to see DV and Rick flex their muscles in their tight knit polo shirts...Their buff biceps make me drool.
I can't believe Lisa is only 48. I was sure she was in her 60s. Her face is so puffy & she wears so much makeup.
This is one funny blog site. Found it when I saw some thread that mentioned what the hosts salaries are. Then it led me to Mike Rowe on youtube when he was a QVC host so funny. My girlfriend was crazy about Kathy Levine and when she wrote a book I drove her to the bookstore in Short Hills, NJ and waited forever so my friend could get Kathy's autograph. It turned out to be fun met so many nice women. QVC has come a long way since it's early days and I don't really shop from them any longer, I don't want to pay postage and find Amazon with free shipping and similar items I am looking for cheaper. LOL
R21, he would cross his eyes and inhale really deep... yeah it was pretty orgasmic. I too knew he would bloat up quick. Still love him though!
I love Lisa R. I have never met her but she has a great on-screen personality. The reason those of you who have never met her alternate between liking her or kinda sorta like her but hate her is because of your jealousy issues.
She makes a hell of a ton more money than me, is prettier, seems happy, is much more sociable, has a great body, and has tons of admirers! But I still don't envy her because I make enough money, I look good, I do fine with my friends, and I'm happy. So I'm not lacking self-love. Soooo because of this, I can look at this near perfect woman with love and not jealous hate. I can acknowledge that she has alot going on for her because I know that so do I. I can appreciate her skills, she's a damn good saleswoman, and not feel jealous enough to call her phony because she's DOING HER JOB!
Point--- those of you blatantly or just kinda-sorta hating her need to work on yourselves. When you love yourself, you'll find that you don't broadcast the flaws of others soooo easily. In fact, you might not even notice them at all.
P.S. 87 Im sure 86 is not Lisa. Because neither am I and I stand up for her too. Just because you are full of hate doesn't mean other people are too.
Okay......I remember when she boasted for five months that she was going to be the BIG 40......then she got married to some guy named "JOE" in April. Now she has had another Birthday and is now 41. I have been watching Shawn......and her belly growing. Did I miss the announcement......or is she just "content" and eating more. And what is up with Antwon. Nester's accent? Sometimes she is talking like she is from The BronX and other times she is talking without it. And why are her eyes starting to slant upwards?
My mother and I skmost chomed on our juniors cheesecake reading some of these blogs. Why doesnt Lisa Robertson come out of the cliset already? Who is she kidding... Lastly That Jane Rudolph Tracy is hidious looking with the whiney voice. She leaves QVC with a big bash only to reappear a few years later. Go scratch...
Patty Reilly has been gone for some time now. I found her to be extremely annoying. Nonetheless, l am curious where she ended up. Does anyone know?
Was that Lisa Mason l just saw selling a tooth whitening product? She was a good show host. I miss her.
Jane Rudolph Treacy used to be a star on the network. Former ballerina. I didn't realize she'd left. She's looking pretty chunky now.
Lisa Robertson is a diva, but she's probably the best looking host on the network.
Sandra Bennett is my favorite. She's a natural beauty, and soft-spoken. She's not obnoxious or annoying like some of the others, who shall remain nameless. Btw, the hosts on HSN are harder to take. Most remind me of hucksters or snake oil salesmen.
Reply 84 - spot on !!! LR spends 95% of camera time looking at HERSELF in monitor !! Ugh !
I much prefer QVC over HSN. Bobbi Ray Carter and Amy Morrison at HSN are unwatchable. Insincere, fast-talking hucksters!
Lisa Robertson never sells vacuums, vegetable slicers or any other cheap shit. She's always pumping the high-end jewelry, skin care and other top of the line product. Does she have it in her contract that she's only into selling high-priced items and not into slumming the crap?
Good observation. I agree that she must have a "diva" contract.
All of you above posters are psycho!
This is the funniest crap I have read in a long time!
R106 - I'm trying to figure out just exactly whom she's boinking to get those gigs, at least contract stipulations, such as those. (Mostly 'choice' hours, high-end products, celebrity guests (beauty/fashion), trips to Italy for special broadcasts, runway shows, etc.)
(However, I have noticed she pulls the 'graveyard' shift from time to time; so maybe it's stopped but the contract remains in force until it reaches term. If that is what happened, that is.)
Insomniac with no life
I can't take either shopping network but these people are highly paid because they can sell millions of dollars of this stuff daily.
Lisa Robinson doesn't sell just "high end" (by QVC standards anyway). I've seen her selling their Denim & Co. line. But it did seem strange.
Happy dance Happy dance.
Sorry to see her leave. Really liked her. She seemed very down to earth. Not like lisa robinson, she's seems so hoity toity. Not to mention a n know it all! Hate it when it's Italian anything, she never let's anyone forget that she's some kind of expert in everything itaian. PUKE! SAW A PIC OF HER THE OTHER DAY & SHE LOOKED LIKE A HE!!! put some polish on those fake nails...
Guy somebody on HSN hot and tight jeans.
Straight. Some really tall guy who sometimes demos stuff is a hot daddy. Many other HSN guys "ping!" A couple of the guys who come on QVC to demo--not regular hosts--also are hot. I like David too. No, these people are not celebs, but for those of us who turn they on sometimes to watch, hey at least we aren't smoking and taking drugs in some seedy bar, whining over men we can't have.
The best show host on QVC is Nancy Hornbeck. She is a very wholesome young lady and a breath of fresh air. I will watch her, just for her laughter.I am sure her parents and husband is very proud of her. I don't even know her, but I am proud of her. My kind of show host.She is a darling. This is from 77 yr old great grandmother. You all speak of gays. please don't, because straight people that are married perform homosexual acts upon each other. Greek and Jewish men perform sodomy acts upon their wives. That i know of.To me that is worse than being gay. At least gays are more faithful to each other than straight couples. I know this because it came directly from their mouth. Shirley Smith
David Venable was talking about watching "The Help" last night on TNT and felt like having something sweet and got himself a Cheryl's Easter cookie.
And there are still old bitties out there who don't know he's a big ol' queen???
I like watching QVC. For me, it's ASMR. Happy, pleasant, relaxing. Sometimes, I actually buy what they're selling when I watch. For the many, many haters on this thread, if you really dislike QVC or it's program hosts, nobody's making you watch, are they? Change the channel, or, better yet, turn off your TV entirely, because you'll probably wind up hating whatever you changed the channel for. Say what you want about David Venable, the guy is entertaining and is a heck of a pitchman. I wouldn't be surprised if he was the program host bringing in the most money for the network. As for Mary, well, she's pretty, cheerful, informative, she and David appear to be good friends, and most importantly, as the show's producer, she is absolutely necessary. To the less enlightened among us, TV shows don't run themselves. My overall favorite host is Dan Wheeler; Rick Domeier I could take or leave, but he really doesn't bother me unless he tries to drown out the product rep with nonstop talking, or starts to show his ignorance regarding the product he's trying to sell. I am never interested in the products that Lisa Robertson is presenting, so I haven't seen much of her; but from what I have seen, I think she does have a tendency to talk AT her audience, rather than TO them. (Almost as if she's thinking, "I can't believe someone as beautiful as I am has to do something like this for a living.") But, what the hey, just because I don't love everybody on the network, there are a lot of people who do, so I'm not going to sit here and hate, hate, hate. There's room for everybody.