TLC Premieres “Homemade Millionaire” On Nov. 19. If you’re a stay-at-home mom or a woman working two jobs who has a great idea for an innovative product, you might be able to relate and learn a little from TLC’s new show, “Homemade Millionaire.” The new show will follow chosen female entrepreneurs as they explore an opportunity to have their ideas sold through the Home Shopping Network (HSN). Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos’ production company, Milojo Productions, is teaming up with HSN and TLC to air “Homemade Millionaires,” debuting on Nov. 19, which will follow three aspiring female entrepreneurs for a chance to sell their inventions on HSN. Open calls were held throughout the country, and thousands of women showed up with their unique products in hand, with the hopes of being part of this experience. With product sales on HSN topping $2 billion a year, a deal with HSN could change these women’s lives overnight. “We are super excited to be working with TLC and HSN on this project,” Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos said in a statement. ”We’re sent so many innovative products from women every day, and to be able to help them get into the marketplace is a dream come true for us. These inventors have worked so hard in this show. We are beyond proud of them.” “Homemade Millionaire” provides an opportunity to those “kitchen-table inventors” to get their creative ideas out to the masses,” said Nancy Daniels, TLC’s SVP of Production and Development. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Kelly and Milojo Productions, and believe HSN is the perfect outlet for these hard-working women to showcase their inventions.”The lucky inventors/contestants were put through a series of tasks designed to get their product ready for consumers. Ripa helped coach these women, along with two business experts, Wendy Robbins, author of “Why Marry a Millionaire? Just Be One!” and founder of Nowhere to Millionaire LLC, who invented the Tingler head massager, and Ed Evangelista, advertising exec and judge on ABC’s “American Inventor.” Also serving as judges are Jennifer Cotter and Chris Nicola, senior vice president of television at HSN and vice president of product development at HSN. Each episode will also feature a guest celebrity judge and expert in various fields, including: Emeril Lagasse, celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, and creator of Emerilware and other HSN culinary products; Jennifer Flavin-Stallone beauty entrepreneur, wife of actor Sylvester Stallone, and co-founder of Serious Skin Care cosmetics sold at HSN; Colin Cowie, author, and creator of the Colin. Cowie collection sold exclusively at HSN; Ingrid Hoffmann: Celebrity cook, creator of the Simply Delicioso collection sold at HSN, and host of Food Network’s “Simply Delicioso.”
Donna Karan, Kelly Ripa, InStyle To Host Super Saturday 13. Fashion designer Donna Karan, InStyle editor Ariel Foxman, and Kelly Ripa will be hosting Super Saturday 13, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s 13th annual celebration, on July 31. The event will include the highly anticipated fashion garage sale. Super Saturday 13 will be set up to benefit OCRF. It will be a family-oriented, daylong fundraiser that will feature kids’ carnival and activities, a luxury raffle and gourmet treats. The fashion garage, once dubbed the Rolls Royce of garage sales, will include merchandise from over 200 renowned designers and brands such as Donna Karan, theory, Carolina Herrera, Catherine Malandrino, Charlotte Ronson, Calvin Klein, Diane von Furstenberg, Elizabeth & James, Ralph Lauren, and Giorgio Armani. The special Super Saturday Accessories Salon will feature luxury accessories. Past designers who participated included Emilio Pucci, Tory Burch, and Louis Vuitton. Stylist Rachel Zoe is also set to open her booth, Designers A to Zoe, for the third consecutive year. It will feature merchandise from Chloe, Derek Lam, Temperley London, Judith Leiber, Kara Ross, Giuseppe Zanotti, Oscar de la Renta, and Stella McCartney.Tickets are priced at $450 each for regular passes, $650 for preview for adults, and $150 for kids ages 5-16. Kids under 5 are admitted free.
Madonna To Guest Appear On “The Marriage Ref” Twice-divorced Madonna is set to give couples who are in need of help a little marriage advice on national television. Reports indicate that the Queen of Pop is to appear on NBC’s new show, “The Marriage Ref,” which will debut after the Winter Olympics. The brainchild of comedian Jerry Seinfield, “The Marriage Ref” will take a comedic approach to finding resolutions in some everyday couple’s day-to-day conflicts in their marriages. So far, preview commercials show actor Alec Baldwin and television host Kelly Ripa also guesting on the show as refs. Madonna’s longtime mouthpiece, Liz Rosenberg, confirmed this weekend that the pop megastar will in fact be on the show as well. The star, who is currently dating boy-toy Jesus Luz who is 28-years her junior, was previously married to actor Sean Penn and British director Guy Ritchie.
“The Marriage Ref” will debut on March 4
LOS ANGELES – Sunday nights heat up this summer, as TV Guide Network yesterday announced plans to premiere five specials highlighting Hollywood’s sexiest stars. TV Guide Network’s hot summer line-up kicks off with the star-studded “Secrets of the Hollywood Body,” premiering Sunday, June 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. The one-hour special reveals how the hottest celebrities obtained their perfect physiques, including Madonna’s sculpted arms, Kelly Ripa’s ripped new body, and Gwyneth Paltrow’s statuesque legs. Celebrities James Kyson Lee, Victoria Pratt, Chrishell Stause, Melinda Clarke, Holly Durst and Rosa Blasi are also featured in the special. In addition, TV Guide Network will premiere four new installments from its “Sexiest” specials franchise beginning Sunday, July 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Each “Sexiest” special features a countdown of the hottest Hollywood celebrities in television and film, and includes extensive interviews with TV and film experts, comedians and celebrities as TV Guide Network ranks the stars and the scenes that have steamed up the big and small screens throughout the decades. New “Sexiest” specials airing on TV Guide Network include: “Hollywood’s Sexiest Bodies” Premieres Sunday, July 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT TV Guide Network counts down the hottest bodies in Hollywood. Will Jennifer Aniston’s buff arms or Gwyneth Paltrow’s sexy, sleek legs put one of these A-listers in the top spot? See where hunky heartthrobs like Matthew McConaughey land on the list. “Hollywood’s Sexiest Spies of All Time” Premieres Sunday, July 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT TV Guide Network uncovers the intrigue and mystery of the sexiest spies ever to hit the big and small screens. Brad Pitt sizzled in “Mr. And Mrs. Smith” but can he top the sexy Sean Connery as 007? And what “Bond” babes rank on this all-time list? “Hollywood’s Sexiest Spies of All Time” counts them down. “TV’s Sexiest Men in Uniform of All Time” Premieres Sunday, July 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT TV Guide Network counts down television’s sexiest men in uniform. Denis Leary and Daniel Sunjata of “Rescue Me” made the list. Taylor Kitsch kept the lights bright on Friday nights. And John Stamos revived the ER. From cops to firefighters, paramedics to lifeguards, and of course men in the military, find out where these and many other men in uniform land on the list. “Sexiest Men in Sports” Premieres Sunday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT TV Guide Network counts down the sexiest men in sports. Kick the heat up a notch with David Beckham and take a swing at why fans swoon over Tiger Woods. From the NFL to the NBA, TV Guide Network plays through the list of the hottest hunks in sports.
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