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Fans Are Not Happy with QVC Firing Its Most Popular Hosts

QVC is owned by Qurate Retail Group.

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Fans Are Not Happy With QVC Firing Its Most Popular Hosts

Quality Value Convenience, or QVC, is one of the top-rated shopping channels owned by Qurate Retail Group, specializing in home shopping. And as QVC is one of the flagship shopping channels, it tends to hire talented and specialized hosts and representatives.

That being said, people who have been using QVC are angry over the channel after firing their employees, whom the viewers have adored for many years. Some of the hosts that QVC has fired had been serving the channel for over a decade.

The chain of QVC firing their employees started in late 2018 when Qurate Retail Group announced their decision to shut down two of QVC warehouses located in Lancaster and Greenville, resulting in more than 2000 jobs being eliminated in the next two years.

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In the next year, the channel once again laid off a couple more of its employees after Qurate Retail Group’s shares and revenues began decreasing. Similarly, more employees were released by the channel after the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading.

As for a reason behind QVC’s decision to lay off their employees, the company has mentioned that they did so to tackle their low revenues. Below you will find fan reactions to the firing and the employees that QVC fired.

Fans react to QVC firing their reputed hosts

After QVC began releasing their veteran hosts and other employees, fans became upset over the decision and created a thread on TV Shopping Queens to discuss more on the topic.

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Netizens debated about what would be the actual reason behind QVC’s decision to fire some of the hosts that they had adored over the years. For instance, in the thread, one fan wrote that this decision resulted from the company’s poor management.

On the other hand, some fans mentioned that QVC firing their hosts wasn’t entirely necessary as QVC’s shopping operation was based online, and they didn’t have to shut down their business or their business wasn’t affected by COVID-19.

Similarly, one user expressed her opinion and stated that she was sad to see QVC firing some long-serving hosts as it was tough to get a position at the company in the past because QVC employees served the company for a long time.

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Some of the fan comments on the thread of TV Shopping Queens

Some of the fan comments on the thread of TV Shopping Queens (Photo: TV Shopping Queens)

Their comment read, “It is sad because QVC was the type of company that was hard to get into because its employees rarely left. It was a tight-knit crew. I put the blame squarely on their management/ownership.”

Some popular hosts fired by QVC

As mentioned earlier, viewers of the shopping channel were shocked to see QVC fire some of their popular and reputed hosts. Antonella Nester, Stacey Stauffer, Kristine Zell, and Gabrielle Kerr were among the ones that were let go by the company.

All these hosts took to their respective social media handles on July 16, 2020, to announce their departure from QVC. It was also one of the many reasons why netizens found the firings peculiar and wondered if the reason behind these firings were the same.

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As for what these hosts said in their announcement, Nester mentioned that she quit her job at QVC because of the programming changes to the channel’s other channel, QVC2. She was one of the popular hosts of the channel, serving QVC for 18 years.

Her statement read, “You may have heard that QVC recently transitioned QVC2 to all re-aired and previously recorded programming. With that, I am sharing the bittersweet news that I am leaving QVC.”

Likewise, Zell – who worked at QVC for three years – mentioned leaving her position to spend more time with her children. She wrote, “Former TV girl (for now) focused on raising her babies. Follow for family, parenting/beauty hacks and more! Thanks for following along.”

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However, Stauffer – worked with QVC for six years – and Kerr – joined QVC in 2007 – didn’t hint at anything through their announcements. Kerr’s statement read, “Hi friends! So glad you stopped by. And thanks for all the love and well wishes.”

As none of the now-former QVC hosts’ statements gave away that they left the company on a sour note, nothing can be said regarding if QVC’s firing of its long-time hosts was to tackle their lower revenues or a case of mismanagement.

That being said, there are still some fan-favorite hosts who are still doing their job at QVC. Some of them are Ali Carr, Amy Stran, Alberti Popaj, Courtney Khondabi, and Carolyn Gracie.

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Zoe LaVerne Gets Pregnancy Test to See If She’s Pregnant Again

Is Zoe LaVerne pregnant again?

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Zoe LaVerne Gets Pregnancy Test To See If She’s Pregnant Again

Zoe LaVerne is an American TikTok influencer, YouTuber, internet personality, and singer. LaVerne gave birth to her first daughter in 2020 with her husband, Dawson Day.

It seems like LaVerne wants to get pregnant again. She took to social media to show off her pregnancy test and her desire to have a second kid. 

Is Zoe LaVerne pregnant again?

On January 25, 2023, LaVerne took to Snapchat to reveal that she might be pregnant again. She said that she had had some pregnancy symptoms lately.

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As a result, she believed that there were chances that she had conceived her second baby. So, she said that she might do a pregnancy test to confirm her speculation.

She confessed she was low-key scared to do the test. But a few moments later, she took the test and uploaded a story on Snapchat saying, “my heart is racing I’m nervous lol.”

A few moments later, she posted another story to reveal that she was not pregnant. The pregnancy test showed only one line — indicating that she was not pregnant with a second kid. 

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LaVerne was disappointed with the result, and it seems she really wants to get pregnant again. She wrote, “i’m sad but it’s ok!! when it’s my time, it’ll be my time.”

Zoe LaVerne took a pregnancy test to reveal that she is not pregnant again with her second baby

Zoe LaVerne took a pregnancy test to reveal that she is not pregnant again with her second baby. (Source: Instagram)

Looking at her message, the TikToker might try to get pregnant again in the near future. Fans were unhappy with her stories since many complained that she was trying to pull a “Cody Orlove.”

Orlove was LaVerne’s former boyfriend, and the break up between the two was bad. After the split, they moved on and stayed in a relationship with other people.

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Recently, Orlove took to Snapchat to upload a story of her girlfriend showing off a pregnancy test. This led many to believe that Orlove was going to be a father soon.

However, he later clarified that the test said: “not pregnant.” He noted how he got congratulatory messages from fans and followers, but the symptoms were just a “jump scare.”

Many accused him of click-baiting his fans and followers. Now, they are accusing LaVerne of the same. 

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Is Zoe LaVerne a bad mother?

Since LaVerne expressed her desire to give birth to a second baby, many have noted that she should not be doing so. They have complained about her being a bad mother to her first child, Emersyn. 

When she gave birth to Emersyn, the TikToker had an emergency C-section since her baby was premature, and she claimed that she almost died. Following the birth, Emersyn had to stay at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for quite some time.

For LaVerne, this meant that her income from socials was put to hold. As a result, she did not have a steady flow of income to take care of her baby. 

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So, she opted for the easiest mechanism to make fast money —  OnlyFans. She offered her fans and followers exclusive photos of her daughter for $15.

LaVerne told Insider selling the pictures “was a way to make money to pay for her extended stay in the hospital and spend more time and focus on her.”

However, this did not sit well with LaVerne’s fans and followers. They complained that she was a bad mother for selling the pictures of her baby.

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Moreover, they pointed out that there were different types of people on the internet, and Emersyn’s pictures may be misused. Taking this as an example, many have asked LaVerne not to get pregnant again and have a second baby. 

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Live Update: 2023 Oscars Nominations Announcement

Actor-producer Riz Ahmed and actress Allison Williams will host the 2023 Oscars nominations announcement.

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Live Update: 2023 Oscars Nominations Announcement

The 95th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor films released in 2022 and is scheduled to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on March 12, 2023.

For that, the nominations in all 23 categories for the 2023 Academy Awards, popularly called Oscars Awards, are all set to be announced early Tuesday morning by actors Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams.

Below is all the latest live update related to the 2023 Oscars nominations announcement:

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The nominations list below:

Best Picture

All Quiet on the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Banshees of Inisherin
Elvis
Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Fabelmans
TÁR
Top Gun: Maverick
Triangle of Sadness
Women Talking

Actor in a Leading Role

Austin Butler, Elvis
Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
Brendan Fraser, The Whale
Bill Nighy, Living
Paul Mescal, Aftersun

Actress in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett, TÁR
Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans
Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Ana de Armas, Blonde
Andrea Riseborough, To Leslie

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Actor in a Supporting Role

Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
Judd Hirsch, The Fabelmans
Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Brian Tyree Henry, Causeway

Actress in a Supporting Role

Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Hong Chau, The Whale
Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

All Quiet on the Western Front
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Living
Top Gun: Maverick
Women Talking

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Visual Effects

All Quiet on the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Batman
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Top Gun: Maverick

Writing (Original Screenplay)

The Banshees of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Fabelmans
Tar
Triangle of Sadness

Directing

Martin McDonagh
Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
Steven Spielberg
Todd Field
Ruben Ostlund

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Animated Feature Film

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
The Sea Beast
Turning Red

Documentary Feature Film

All That Breathes
All The Beauty and the Bloodshed
Fire of Love
A House Made of Splinters
Navalny

International Feature Film

All Quiet on the Western Front
Argentina, 1985
Close
EO
The Quiet Girl

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Cinematography

All Quiet on the Western Front
Bardo
Elvis
Empire of Light
Tar

Film Editing

The Banshees of Inisherin
Elvis
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Tar
Top Gun: Maverick

Music (Original Score)

All Quiet on the Western Front
Babylon
The Banshees of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Fabelmans

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Music (Original Song)

“Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
“Naatu Naatu” from RRR
“Applause” from Tell It Like a Woman
“Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick
“This is a Life” from Everything Everywhere All At Once

Production Design

All Quiet on the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
Babylon
Elvis
The Fabelmans

Costume Design

Babylon
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Elvis
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

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Makeup and Hairstyling

All Quiet
The Batman
Black Panther
Elvis
The Whale

Live Action Short Film

An Irish Goodbye
Ivalu
Le Pupille
Night Ride
The Red Suitcase

Documentary Short Film

The Elephant Whisperers
Haulout
How Do You Measure a Year
Stranger at the Gate

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Animated Short Film

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse
The Flying Sailor
Ice Merchants
My Year of Dicks
An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It

Sound

All Quiet on the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Batman
Elvis
Top Gun: Maverick

All eyes are were on India’s RRR

The world was eagerly rooting for the Indian movie RRR, directed by SS Rajamouli. The movie stars actors such as Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Ajay Devgan, Alia Bhatt, and Ray Stevenson.

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Film critic Courtney Howard tweets, “Even though I don’t have to, gonna wake up at 5:30am and watch the #OscarNominations2023. Gotta see if #RRRMovie made the cut. Manifesting those noms for them.”

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Rachael Lange Issues an Apology for Deleted Tweets Using N Word

Fans are not happy with Rachael Lange’s apology.

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Rachael Lange Issues An Apology For Deleted Tweets Using N Word

Since January 20, 2023, Rachael Lange has been facing a massive backlash.

This happened as soon as she was seen holding hands with Dylan O’Brien. People thought she was his girlfriend, so they started researching her.

Soon, they were mortified to find out that Lange was a racist who did not hesitate to use the n word. Moreover, she admitted to being a pedophile, claiming to like “small black children.”

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To make matters worse, she had now-deleted tweets about her hating Taylor Swift. O’Brien and Swift are very close, and to see O’Brien’s alleged girlfriend slut-shaming Swift was horrifying to a lot of people. 

Needless to say, Lange was called out for her actions. The model deleted tweets and blocked several users as well following the backlash.

Regardless, the damage had been done, and people demanded an apology from her. The Elite Model Management NYC  model private her Twitter and, possibly, hoped that the controversy would die down.

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But since it did not, Lange took to Twitter to apologize for her actions.

Rachael Lange’s apology

On January 23, 2022, Lange apologized for her actions via a post on Twitter, claiming she was “mortified and ashamed” of her old posts.

She “wholeheartedly” apologized for the now-deleted tweets. She claimed that she was disgusted by her behavior and the way she spoke.

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“I would like to wholeheartedly apologize for past tweets of mine. I am mortified and ashamed that they exist; and am truly disgusted that I ever spoke that way,” she wrote.

Rachael Lange apologized for using the n-word on Twitter

Rachael Lange apologized for tweeting racist remarks and using the n-word on Twitter. (Source:: Twitter)

She admitted that she heard the people’s concerns and issued an apology for the pain she had caused. “All I can say is that I hear you all and am sorry for the pain I’ve caused and contributed to,” she wrote. 

She took responsibility and accountability for her actions and claimed that she was ignorant at the time. She promised that she was not the same anymore.

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“I want to make it abundantly clear that I take full responsibility,” she explained. “I was extremely ignorant and while I do not remotely resonate with the things I once said, there is zero justification for my ever having said them.”

At last, she sincerely apologized for hurting people with her words. “I understand the significance that my words have and am deeply sorry for the hurt I have caused,” she concluded.

Reaction to Rachael Lange’s apology 

Even though Lange apologized, people were not happy with it. Many complained that her apology was insincere and that she simply did it to save her face.

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Moreover, people noted that after the racist tweets and her using the n-word surfaced, Lange’s first reaction was to delete the tweets. Not only that, but she also blocked the people who called her out.

The netizens pointed out that this was Lange’s mechanism to hide her dirty past. They questioned the model and why was her first approach to delete the tweets and not issue an apology sincerely. 

After apologizing, Lange has not responded to anything on any platform.

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