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Raquel Welch Presents New Jewelry Collection on HSN; Collection to Debut Exclusively on TV Shopping Network HSN February 9 & 10

Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 23:00

Legendary motion picture and television icon Raquel Welch has selected the TV shopping network HSN to debut her new line of fine jewelry. The Raquel Welch Collection will debut on the network February 9 from 6-8 PM (ET) and February 10 from 7-9 PM (ET) and reflects the elegance and sophistication of the woman who inspired it. Pieces in the line will range in price from $99 to $699.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030122/FLW004 )

Raquel's collection combines 18-karat gold, sterling silver and precious & semi-precious gemstones to create jewelry that has a classic look with contemporary overtones. Key pieces will include a signature "R" inlaid in 18-karat gold on the back.

"Her line is a striking array of beautiful pieces that can be worn on any occasion," said Marty Nealon, executive vice president of merchandising for HSN. "We are honored to have her on HSN and know our viewers will love her jewelry and enjoy spending some time with this extraordinary woman."

"I believe jewelry should follow trends but never go out of style," added Ms. Welch. "This collection reflects my love for elegant designs that women will cherish for a lifetime."

In addition to presenting her jewelry, Ms. Welch will give viewers tips on how to look savvy and develop their own sense of style by sharing the stories behind the inspiration of each piece.

About HSN:

HSN, a division of USA Interactive (NASDAQ: USAI), originated the television shopping concept in 1977. The idea materialized on a small AM radio station in Florida and has since grown into a global multichannel retailer with a thriving TV, catalog and Web business on www.hsn.com. Now residing on a 1.4 million square-foot facility on 53 acres in St. Petersburg, Florida, HSN generated worldwide consolidated sales of $1.93 billion in 2001 and reaches more households worldwide than any other television shopping network.

Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030122/FLW004


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SOURCE: HSN

CONTACT: Brad Bohnert of HSN, +1-727-872-7515, or bohnertb@hsn.net; or

Ivy Mollenkamp of Rogers & Cowan, +1-310-201-8831, or

imollenkamp@rogersandcowan.com, for Raquel Welch

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