Friday, March 26, 2010

Patti Reilly, Home Shopping Lightning Rod



As part of my official blog housekeeping cleanup effort, I'm trying my best to go through all the comments and delete the spam and nastiness. Queen Maid Bea has officially turned in her tiara for a mop and bucket!

What I have discovered while wading through the comments is that the mere mention of Patti Reilly's name makes people's heads spin around until pea soup shoots out of their mouths and splatters all over their computer keyboards--at least that's what the venomous comments look like to me.

No other host or vendor inspires such complete and utter hatred (or loyal devotion) as Patti. There is just no middle ground.

So I ask in all seriousness ... Why does she cause such extreme reactions? Has it always been that way or did this start after her weight loss transformation?

43 comments:

  1. She has ALWAYS been annoying in my opinion. I'm pretty tolerate of everyone but good grief. She's so rude the way she talks over, interrupts, and just never shuts up. I think she looks FABULOUS and am proud of anyone who can lose weight because I know how hard it is......

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  2. imho it started after the transformation. i used to like/tolerate her until that. then there were all those rumors and now it's just hard to watch. my husband always says that between her and lisa robertson, you could feed an african village with all the money they spend on makeup and plastic surgery. and i hate to admit it, but hubby's right! lol

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  3. I wonder if her weight loss was all dieting and exercise, or if she has a "lap-band" procedure done, or something similar? Its not invasive, and relatively safe, and the results are often quick and lasting.

    She really looks great, BTW. Like a new person.

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  4. so glad you are posting again!

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  5. Patti's stance is annoying..Patti please don't wear pointed toe shoes then cross your legs when standing in front of the camera. My eyes cross trying to figure out what's wrong with the TV. Makes you wonder what her legs must look like when wearing nothing.LOL LOL.

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  6. I can't stand cross talking presenters. Patti's guilty of it, true, but so is Shannon over at HSN. Vender Meredith Borowski was the worst--she used to clap her hands to cut people off!

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  7. Totally hilarious post.
    I did used to really enjoy her. I can't say I'm a "hater" but it is annoying that she's constantly talking over the vendors. Why spend the money to fly them in?
    Surgery or not, you have to work to lose weight so I commend her.
    The constant leg crossing this is annoying as well. I'm hippy too so I understand she's trying to visually narrow that part of her new teeny tiny body but I'd rather she just "be". L Rob does the leg out-hip pop thing for the same effect. But for some reason it doesn't bother me.
    There are my random comments.

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  8. I just cant stand it when she talks over the guest presenter. On a makeup show with Laura Geiller she actually said "look at me, look at me" interupting Laura so we could watch her apply lipgloss. It was funny but irritating at the same time. I am the same way with ANYONE when they constantly interrupt. When someone does that to me, I just stop talking.

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  9. Too much energy :-) Seriously, I like Patti well enough. She just has to learn to BE QUIET sometimes.

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  10. I have always found Patti to be annoying, the weight has nothing to do with it. She has always been hyper and her high-pitch baby talk voice doesn't help.

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  11. Dont understand the Patti venom either.

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  12. Patti always calls attention to herself, instead of to the product she is (supposed to be) selling. She is so incredibly insecure that it is painful to watch her. The girl needs a good therapist and some decent tranquilizers. Also she is getting older and more desperate for a man, and we are all watching her self-destruct on live TV. And yes, she is annoying to watch, to the Nth Degree.

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  13. All i can say is that I think she looks great and she should be proud to not only lose the weight but she seems to be doing the right things to keep it off. She must be doing something right because she has one of the best time slots on the Q. If she wasn't selling product she would not have one of the best time slots. If she wasn't making them money she would either be gone or be on a 3 am.

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  14. I don't hate her but I do find her seriously annoying. She never shuts up which gets on my last nerve.

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  15. She is the worst when it comes to interrupting in the most obnoxious and insensitive way.

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  16. Did anyone see Patti on tonite at midnite with Dr.Denese? Again.she had on this low cut green top exposing her cleavage and never shutting up.I felt bad for Dr.Denese ,she was trying to be gracious.I turned the channel.I was hoping she was gone for good,no such luck.

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  17. Who else would hire the neurotic b

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  18. I turn the channel when ugly Kate the odd looking model is on, she looks like a giraffe nibbling a twig off a tall tree-GROSS

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  19. The model Kate looks like a giraffe nibbling a twig off a tall tree

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  20. Patti's voice is annoying just like Jill's. I think Patti needs voice lessons to learn to speak from her diaphragm rather than exclusively from her throat. My high school choir director always made us work on that so we didn't sound tin-y or weak.

    Welcome back Queen Bea! Maybe you need to find a "Princess or Prince" to assist you with your blogging tasks. It may help you change your feelings that this is an obligation back to being fun and entertaining outlet for you.

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  21. Patti, like Lisa Robertson, seem to forget it is all about the PRODUCT and not about them! It is the constant "look at me" patter that never stops, I even called the Q to complain last time Dr Denese was on (about 2 months ago) because she never got a chance to speak, both Patti and Lisa continually, and rudely interupted her. Frankly, I want to hear why and how Dr Denese invented something I am about to pay $50+ for and how/when to use it. Not interested in listening to a host who is not gracious and wears way way too much make-up chirp endlessly on. And both use way too much of the self tanner, they look like a bad female version of George Hamilton!

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  22. To Anon @ APRIL 2, 2010 9:39 PM ... I would LOVE to have a little Prince or Princess to help with blogging tasks! Unfortunately, royalty won't work for slave wages. ;-P

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  23. I read that Patti is going to be on tonite with the what's in my beauty bag segment.I can only imagine the babble.I'll be sure not to watch.Wish they would give her the boot.She's like someone scraping their nails down a checkboard.

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  24. Patti lost grace and humility along with her weight. She truly is the most insecure and ego centric person I have ever watched. Her continual reference to HERself, should be grounds for some sort of reprimand by the QVC powers that be. But apparently they like her. They continuously remove ANY and ALL posts on their boards, that have even the slightest negative thought. It's censorship at it's worst over there. So much for FREE SPEECH.
    She is not only annoying, she is unable to see herself how she really looks and sounds. I will never watch her or buy anything she presents.

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  25. I think Patti looks nice. I believe she has low self-esteem like many of us do. Patti used to be my favorite host. She has changed within the last several months and I haven't liked watching her as much as I used to. She still remains one of my top five favorite hosts. The host that really gets on my nerves and overtalks guests is Shaun Killinger. She over explains products and uses toooo many adjectives, I can't even watch an entire presentation that Shaun does!

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  26. Patti was a decent host when she began. Nice, polite, etc. Shortly after getting the job, it went to her head. Her weight has NOTHING to do with anything. She was a bad host fat and is a still a bad host thin for one reason only: She thinks it's all about her! The product and guest are ALWAYS secondary to her ego and her self-promotion.

    As for the negative posts being removed from the QVC board: Remember one thing. If they DO NOT remove them, the host has an excuse or crutch to use. "Poor me. You (the company) aren't doing enough to protect me. The powers that be are against me!" Wah, wah, wah!!

    Don't think for a second they do it because they LOVE a host like Patti and are protecting her.

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  27. Patti is the baby of her family and has never grown up. She does not get the fact that she's almost FORTY years old! So sad. And fun to snark at.

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  28. Patti rocks! Go to h*** all u jealous old ugly biddies. Go on a diet urself, u lard a****!!

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  29. I'd rather be a grown up lard ass than a thin nitwit like Patti.

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  30. Patti is a beautiful woman. She has always been one! She loves to talk so what! All you women on that the God awful Shopping Channel Shows Forum need to get a life. Stop putting down all the hosts and vendors. I'd love to you get out day after and do their jobs...stop all the negativity and being so jealous!

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  31. Sorry, but Patti Reilly looks absolutely awful that thin. She looks ill.

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  32. I think Patti looks beautiful. I believe every one is a little jealous because she has lost a considerable amount of weight and has been successful at keeping it off for 2 years now.

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  33. I think she looks great and I am especially impressed that she has kept the weight off for so long, but there is something she does that makes me scream, and she's got all the other hosts doing it. Seriously, it's an epidemic of stupidity that has spread to the rest of the country, and I blame it on Patti Reilly. It's her frequent and incorrect overuse of the word "literally." She doesn't have a clue what it means and yet I've heard her use it twice in one sentence. I counted one time and could only stand two minutes into Saturday Night Beauty when I had to stop--she had used it six times, and incorrectly every single time. Now I hear Lisa R using it all the time, and just as incorrectly. If I have to hear it all the time, that's annoying, but fine; it's the incorrect usage. I thought the higher ups at QVC (and the hosts to, for that matter) were an educated bunch--HOW does this go unnoticed?
    ~jennrae

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  34. The weight is creeping back on. She has put on at least a good twenty. She's a sad girl and needs inside work more than outside work. Can't you see the turmoil in her?

    All of the positive comments are great but they don't fix her inside. Have you read her blog? Nutzy and depressed.

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  35. Epidemic of stupidity! How accurate! I will be using that one.

    Oh, and you are 100% correct with your observation.

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  36. She is unprofessional and has no ability to shut up. I am stunned at her lack of courtesy and just plain politeness to her guests. But, she stays for some unknown reason.

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  37. I have shopped at HSN for over 12 years and for the most part have been pleased with purchases and service. If I have anything to add it's this: Never liked Patty R, weight on or off but I wouold love to know how she did it----I remember thinking she had such a strange shape with the huge hip/thigh size and even now she is out of proportion.I wish she would stop losing though because her waist looks like it's 17 inches---freaky looking because of her large below waist area. I too detect a difference in her personality. She is not very charming. Bobby Rae is annoying. Talk about someone who needs a few pounds. I do like the big gal Colleen Lopez - and I loved it when she and Sommers were on together. Why did Suzanne leave? Bill is annoying but has grown on me. My main gripe is that the camera stays away from the items too long while keeping the focus on the hostesses-sometimes I'm in a hurry -need to see item and make decision and it's a l-o-o-o-ng time before the camera man shows the item close up. HSN, ARE YOU LISTENING? Oh and someone tell ARPEL to stop trying to look young, or too young, she needs to look more her age. She wears way too much make-up.

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  38. Wow. She should take the clip off of her website with her and Kim Kardashian. She is getting way bigger than she realizes. Sorry, but look at the difference. She has put on at least 25 to 30 pounds and in her case, that means 15 on each thigh. She sure doesn't dance around like she used to when she was thinner. That's a good thing, right?

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  39. Looks like she went to Miraval in Tucson. Does anyone else realize she is on a vacation EVERY month? I'm tired of her claiming to be so tired, stressed, etc. and then going away literally all of the time. Who takes care of her dogs?

    She may as well go away, though. Her entire family left her and she really does not have any true friends. Gee. I wonder why.

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  40. Such hate you all have. Patti is no different than any one else. She has insecurities like we all do. The only difference is she is brave enough to put herself out there in front of everyone. Most people hide behind walls and are afraid of who they are and others finding out. Not Patti and I give her a lot of credit for being that way. She is an inspriration to women every where. All of you who write horrible things about her are just insecure, jealous women. Jealous of her because she lost all that weight and kept it off. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Marci

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  41. Patrti, Jane, Lisa R , rick d...stick them all in a sack and dump them...too loud, to haughty, too rude...I wouldn't shop at a store who hired personnel like this, why would I spend my money at QVC with repreesentatives like these?

    I don't agree that people have not done all they can...write to the execs. atr QVC and let them know your feewlings.
    when it hits them in the wallet they MAY do something...howeverm, there are millions out there who never open their mouths, no matter how they feel. Maybe it's just us who comment on the narcissistic people.

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  42. i'm so glsd she's gone i agree i used to like her on air but after the weight loss i could not stomach her she also was a Lisa R wanna be

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  43. I was taught that - if you can't say something nice or good about someone- you should just keep your mouth shut. Sounds like we have a lot of PERFECT people with their hurtful comments.

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