To us, home shopping networks mean deals on paring knives, overpriced costume bling, and velour birthday presents from our aunt that are still at the bottom of our closet. Well, pull out that velour jumpsuit from Aunt Carla, because QVC has some hot and trendy celebs vetting products on their channel. (And some of them are actually cute and wearable! Don’t tell.)
Much like everything great, Joan Rivers paved the way for this to be acceptable, and as we watched all of this awkward QVC celeb footage, we were thanking her so hard.
Ellen DeGeneres E.D On Air by Ellen DeGeneres
Everyone’s favorite happy-go-lucky daytime TV host Ellen DeGeneres isn’t just using her stylish moves up and down staircases on The Ellen Degeneres Show anymore. That’s right, America’s sweetheart funny lady has her own home decor line with QVC. She’s pretty stylish as is — hello, best hair ever — but we wouldn’t necessarily have thought to hire Ellen as our interior decorator. Her line looks like a cross between Pottery Barn and a woodland creature’s cottage, but is still pretty cute.
Watch her be incredibly awkward and uncomfortable with a QVC lady for an HOUR LONG special. Or, you know, put it on at 3 AM to fall asleep like most people do.
50 Cent and STREET by 50
Yeah, so… that happened. That’s how we felt when we found out that 50 Cent himself was hocking Philosophy products with the chatty ladies of QVC. OK, so he didn’t design his own Philosophy beauty line (that would’ve been really weird and/or amazing?), BUT he did give us a little Beats by Dre action with his own headphone line STREET by 50. Yes, “beat” rhymes with “street.” It’s kind of sad because they underscore all of his segments with his songs, and you’re like, “Oh right, that overplayed song from 10 years ago!”
Every clip from his appearance on QVC basically proves he should’ve named his first album Get Rich or Flirt with Giggly Middle-Aged Women in Pennsylvania Tryin’ Hey, a man’s gotta eat, right?
Kris Jenner and the Kris Jenner Kollection
We’re not necessarily surprised. The Kardashians have found a way to sell everything else they possibly can — including their souls, twice — but Kris’ “Kollection” (with a K) comes as somewhat of a shock. Usually it’s the girls who are the face of a fashion brand, but this time it’s the momager’s turn.
Kris is a hot momma with a pretty savvy fashion sense, despite her insane family drama. All we know is that there is a dress in her line that has a detachable necklace. For escaping the paparazzi? Check out her selling it REAL hard in this clip.
And she doesn’t stop there! Watch Jenner discuss her latest endeavor, In the Kitchen with Kris, below.
Jennifer Hudson and The Jennifer Hudson Collection
Dream girl J-Hud is no stranger to being the face of a brand. Her full body transformation with Weight Watchers was the monochromatic ad seen ’round the world. We couldn’t find any videos of this diva selling or even talking about her QVC line; maybe she remembered she was a fierce, FIERCE Grammy/Oscar winner who could at least be selling her stuff in a Macy’s. Her line touts being for women of all shapes and sizes, but we’re crossing our fingers that this clip showing one of her recently marked down turquoise cotton gaucho jumpers isn’t for any woman, ever. And I am telling you, I’m not going (to buy that).
Rachel Zoe and Luxe by Rachel Zoe
I don’t know about you, but besides wondering how she could possibly claim to die 80 times an episode, every time I watched Rachel Zoe’s Bravo show I wanted everything she ever wore. Sure, she was making Roger and the rest of us crazy with her weird back-throat voice, but she looked damn good. Well, lucky for us, she realized that vintage Chanel fur probably wasn’t in our monthly budgets and started her own QVC line.
Although you might not have expected to see this vintage fashion snob hocking costume jewelry on a home shopping network, Luxe by Rachel Zoe is full of her notorious “sunnies,” large stoned rings and furry vests.
Paula Abdul and Paula Abdul Jewelry
Straight up now tell me, Paula, were you drunk on QVC? Whilst reaching into the QVC archives, we found video of former American Idol judge and 80’s pop star Paula Abdul promoting her Paula Abdul Jewelry line, and looking like she’d been knocking a few back before the shoot. I mean, I guess if we had to sit next to Simon Cowell and were once forced to sing and dance with an animated cat, we’d need a drink, too (see: her “Opposites Attract” music video). We honestly couldn’t tell you what the heck she was selling, we were too busy rewinding and replaying the part of this clip where she hides behind a plant on live TV.
[Photo Credit: QVC]