Author Archives: Hilary Russo

About Hilary Russo

Host, Journalist, Spokesperson, Lifestyle & Design Expert: QVC Home/Garden Guest Host, Professor, Adventure Seeker & of course... Renaissance Woman - I'm a city girl with my pedal on the metal.

Summer of Empowerment: Creating The Ripple Effect

“A single compliment can be a pebble dropped into still water. Let’s watch the ripples spread. Let’s turn the ripples into waves. Let’s all believe it.” That quote from Steve Madden of The Leaf has been on my mind lately. … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Ugly! It’s Not Pretty.

In life, and especially in the TV and entertainment business, there is a lot of pressure to look good. Hair coiffed. CHECK. Makeup on. CHECK. Wardrobe. CHECK. Believe it or not, it doesn’t end there. There is also this thing … Continue reading

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The Dark Side: Horror Film Casting 101

Let’s face it. The art of auditioning can sometimes be daunting. Especially when you’re challenged with a role that is really character driven. Like a snowflake, no two roles are alike. But you’ve done your homework. You know your type. … Continue reading

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Operation Headshot: 10 Tips to Make Your Shoot Rock (Part 2)

You’ve found a photographer and cannot wait until your headshot session. But something is missing. I’ll be honest. My last headshot session was by far my most successful. Much of that comes from giving myself a chance to just…be…ME. Having … Continue reading

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Operation Headshot: 10 Tips to Make Your Shoot Rock (Part 1)

In the age of selfies, no one is shy about smiling for the camera. We point our phones at ourselves at close range and never think twice. If we don’t like it… delete. Simple. But ironically, when most of today’s … Continue reading

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How Did A Nice Jewish Girl Like You End Up Here?

I wonder how many times Joan was asked that question early in her career. Something tells me that type of comment only fueled her fire to stick around even longer. She was a trailblazer and full of moxie. A “nice … Continue reading

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Inspiration in Community

Oh boy… do I love a good challenge. Anything to get me thinking and moving mentally and physically is best described in three words: Bring it on! So when Monday kick started my second “21 Day Meditation Challenge” w/ Oprah … Continue reading

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Home Shopping TV: Life as an On-Air Guest/Spokesperson

Admit it. You’ve probably watched a few minutes (if not hours) of home shopping TV channels. It’s a 365/24/7 business that’s come a long way since the days of Precious Moments statuettes and lava lamps back in the 80s. Mike … Continue reading

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Kindness is Contagious: Pay it Forward

Come on, admit it! It is fun to be kind. Happiness just blossoms organically when we are. Think about it. When was the last time you gave up your seat on the bus or stuck a buck in a street … Continue reading

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Overcoming Obstacles in the Audition Room (Finding Focus)

Anyone who hits the audition circuit regularly knows the importance of putting your best foot forward. Be present. Bring your best. Appearance matters! I worked through a major challenge recently, when I was called in for an audition in Philadelphia. … Continue reading

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