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Celebrity Chef Todd English Serves Up New Culinary Collection for TV Shopping Network HSN

Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 23:00

Celebrity chef extraordinaire Todd English has teamed with the TV shopping network HSN and to introduce a creative new culinary cookware and appliances line, The Todd English Collection. This world-renowned culinary master and restaurateur will bring products, tips and some incredible cooking exclusively to HSN's millions of viewers this July. The debut of The Todd English Collection will highlight what Todd is best known for -- old world cooking in a new way.

Todd English comes to HSN through the famed "mother of invention," Joy Mangano, President of HSN's subsidiary Ingenious Designs. Joy has designed and invented some of television's most successful, well-known products for the home including the world famous Miracle Mop, Huggable Hangers and the Piatto Bakery Box. Together, Todd and Joy will offer consumers some of the most innovative designs ever created for the kitchen.

"I'm thrilled to introduce Todd English to the HSN viewers," said Joy Mangano. "People around the world have tasted his cuisine at one of his 13 restaurants; this July, HSN viewers will learn his amazing secrets in the kitchen, and be able to cook like Todd themselves."

"Having a world-renowned chef like Todd English on HSN is a recipe for success," states Marty Nealon, President of HSN U.S. "We welcome Todd to our network and look forward to having him share with our millions of viewers his scrumptious cuisine, secret cooking tidbits and a fabulous new line of cooking products."

Get ready for Todd English's July debut of exciting live shows featuring delectable cooking on HSN.


HSN, an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI), originated the electronic retailing concept in 1977 on a small AM radio station in Florida. The company has since evolved into a global multichannel retailer on TV, where HSN is now the 4th largest cable television network in the U.S.; the Internet, through; and catalogs such as Improvements and Home Focus. In 2003, HSN generated worldwide consolidated sales of $2.2 billion, answered 62 million calls and delivered 50 million packages worldwide.

Todd English:

One of the most decorated, respected, and charismatic chefs in the world, Todd English has enjoyed a staggering amount of accolades during his remarkable career. His accomplishments include recognition by several of the food industry's most prestigious publications, establishing one of the best- known restaurant brands in the nation, publishing three critically acclaimed cookbooks, and being recognized as one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People." English's family of restaurants, The Olive Group, includes more than a dozen high-end, innovative, multi-concept restaurants spanning the country.

English's flagship Olives Restaurant located in Charlestown, Massachusetts has expanded to include locations in New York, Washington, DC, Las Vegas, Japan, and Aspen. The Olive Group also includes four Figs locations with three in Massachusetts and one in New York. English's creations also include Bonfire Steakhouse and KingFish Hall, both located in Boston, Tuscany at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino, Fish Club in Seattle, bluezoo at Walt Disney World Resort's Dolphin Hotel, and Todd English on the Cunard Cruise Line's state-of-the-art Queen Mary 2. A James Beard Award Winner and Bon Appetit "Restaurateur of the Year", English has also been featured on numerous television shows.

Ingenious Designs LLC

IDL is a subsidiary of HSN, an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp and was founded in 1991 by its current president, Joy Mangano. Ms. Mangano is one of the most recognized and successful electronic retailing personalities in the industry today. The company is a leader in designing, inventing, and marketing innovative and unique products for the home including the original Miracle Mop, The Piatto Bakery Box, Flexassage the Huggable Hangers/closet system (selling 45 million and counting). In addition IDL has broadened its scope by managing and designing product with the award winning guitar virtuoso Esteban in the electronic retailing industry and infomercials.


CONTACT: Brad Bohnert of HSN, +1-727-872-7515,; For
Todd English: Shirine Coburn of Coburn Communication, Inc., +1-212-730-7277,

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