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Home Shopping Rivals Are Merging

QVC buying HSN for $2.1B

(Newser) - The giants of the home shopping world are merging. QVC is acquiring HSN (which birthed home shopping as the Home Shopping Network in 1977) in an all-stock transaction valued at more than $2 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports. The longtime rivals are joining forces against a bigger rival: online... More »

I Was Pregnant for 47 Weeks: Mariah

Watch the weirdest parts of her 'HSN' appearance

(Newser) - Mariah Carey made her big post- baby debut ... on the Home Shopping Network. And the "two inexplicably mind-blowing hours" of her appearance were "insane," writes Matt Cherette on Gawker . "In tangent after tangent, she complained about how horrible her pregnancy was, barked out orders to the... More »

Billy Mays, 'Hendrix' of Pitchmen, Is Buried

(Newser) - TV pitchman Billy Mays was laid to rest today in his hardscrabble hometown of McKees Rocks, Pa., the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Friends described his determined rise from the mill town to the malls of New Jersey to the hallowed heights of the Home Shopping Network. “If there was a... More »

Diller's Trials Far From Over After IAC Verdict

Efforts to break up the company face major stumbling blocks

(Newser) - Barry Diller might have won control over e-commerce company IAC/InterActiveCorp from rival John Malone in court Friday, but the CEO’s real trials have just begun. With the economy tanking and credit markets tightening, Diller’s plan to break up IAC into five “baby Barrys”—including Ticketmaster and... More »

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