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Monday
Oct082012

QVC Guest Host Cassie Slane Faints on Live TV

QVC / YouTube(NEW YORK) -- QVC host Dan Hughes proved Sunday night that no matter what happens on live television, you should just keep on selling.

Shortly after guest host Cassie Slane came on QVC to promote a kid-friendly tablet Sunday, she began patting her chest and appeared to stop breathing, a YouTube video shows. As Slane appeared to pass out into host Hughes’ arms, QVC cut to a full-screen shot of the product and Hughes kept talking, making no mention of Slane’s distress.

It is unclear what exactly happened to her, but Slane, a mother of three, posted on her Facebook page Monday, "I am feeling alot better today!”

“Our on-air guest Cassie had a brief fainting spell. We are pleased to report that she is feeling fine now,” QVC responded to a fan on its Facebook page.

Fellow QVC host Carolyn Gracie responded to a fan on her Facebook page, saying, “She had a couple of fainting spells due to low blood sugar. Poor thing. She is such a nice girl.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Monday
Jul182011

Jane Fonda Claims 'Far Right' Groups Got Her Tossed from QVC

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Actress Jane Fonda's appearance on QVC on Saturday to promote her new book about aging was abruptly canceled, but the real reason why she was nixed remains unclear.

Fonda, however, has her own ideas.  She posted a message on her official website, accusing QVC of giving in to a boycott campaign by unnamed right-wing organizations.

Fonda wrote, "I am, to say the least, deeply disappointed that QVC caved to this kind of insane pressure by some well funded and organized political extremist groups.  And that they did it without talking to me first.  I have never shied away from talking about this as I have nothing to hide.  I could have pointed out that threats of boycotts are nothing new for me and have never prevented me from having best selling books and exercise DVDs, films, and a Broadway play.  Most people don’t buy into the far right lies."

In response, a QVC spokesperson told TMZ, "I can't speak to Ms. Fonda's comments, other than to confirm that a change in scheduling resulted in her not appearing yesterday."

Fonda has been criticized for many years about her opposition to the Vietnam war, most notably a 1972 visit to North Vietnam -- and a photo op that captured the actress sitting, smiling on a Viet Cong anti-aircraft gun -- that earned her the label "Hanoi Jane." On her site she further wrote, "Bottom Line, this has gone on far too long, this spreading of lies about me!  None of it is true.  NONE OF IT!

She added, "I love my country.  I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio







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