Networking: Hearst’s Highway … Evans Does Face Cream
HEARST'S HIGHWAY: Since Alfred C. Sikes, a former Federal Communications Commission chairman, was named president of the Hearst New Media & Technology division last March, there has been speculation over how the corporation would make its...
HEARST'S HIGHWAY: Since Alfred C. Sikes, a former Federal Communications Commission chairman, was named president of the Hearst New Media & Technology division last March, there has been speculation over how the corporation would make its entrance onto the electronic highway.
On Monday, Hearst said it has joined a consortium of Canadian firms that are developing an interactive, transactional multimedia network.
The network, called Universal Bidirectional Interactive (UBI), was formed through Le Groupe Videotron, one of Canada's leading cable providers.
UBI will offer more than shopping or video-on-demand. Viewers will be able to use financial services and electronic mail, and place classified ads. Home shopping won't be neglected, however. UBI has already signed letters of intent with Sears Canada and Avon, a Hearst spokesman said.
EVANS DOES FACE CREAM: If you liked her hair, you'll love her skin.
Primage by Sevinor hopes that will be the reaction of women when Linda Evans takes to the airwaves next month to hawk its skin care collection.
Evans, a former spokeswoman for Clairol, will sell the new Primage treatment line via a 30-minute infomercial.
The five-product system was developed by Sheldon J. Sevinor, a Boston-based plastic surgeon. While the products work well on post-surgery skin, the company said a face-lift is not required before use.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive