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Carolee Setting Up Shop in Macy’s

Carolee has found a new home: Macy’s Herald Square. The fashion jewelry brand is setting up shop within Macy’s flagship with a 200-square foot space.
The boutique, located on the store’s newly renovated first floor, marks a reunion for the brand and retailer.
“If you go back 10 years or so, we had about half a dozens shop-in-shops, including with Macy’s,” said Carolee president Joel Fivis. “But the trends change, and a lot of stores went from having shop-in-shops to a more generic presentation of fashion jewelry. We think the pendulum may be swinging back the other way now.”
Standing near the Michael Kors and Sunglass Hut shop-in-shop outposts, the Carolee space integrates new technology with classic jewelry displays. A stacked bazel-less video screen displays short seasonal videos, while special LED lighting creates extra sparkle to the stands.
To celebrate the new shop, the brand has created a new “Simply Emerald” collection. The line, available through the holidays, will be sold exclusively at the Herald Square location.
“Macy’s Herald Square has a very traveled audience, so it makes economic sense to develop things specifically for the store,” Fivis said. “It’s a win-win for us.”
Additionally, Carolee plans roll out several events throughout the holiday season, beginning this evening with an in-store appearance by Allen Schwartz, designer of ABS by Allen Schwartz Jewelry, a liscensee of Carolee.  Beginning at 6 p.m., Schwartz will be on hand to personally accessorize shoppers in his designs.

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Alec Baldwin returning to TV as a host on Jan. 6 for TCM special

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Alec Baldwin will be back on TV soon.

The hot-tempered actor– whose MSNBC weekly talk show was shut down after he allegedly used an anti-gay slur in a New York City encounter– will be hosting TCM’s “Private Screenings” on Jan. 6 to interview Robert Osbourne, according to Deadline.com.

Osbourne usually hosts the series but he will be switching chairs to get grilled by Baldwin as part of the network’s 20th anniversary celebration.

Baldwin previously worked with TCM back in 2009 and 2011 as a co-host of a weekly film showcase, which included discussions before and after the flick aired.

Reps for TCM said the former “30 Rock” star was carefully chosen to host the network’s special.

“Turner Classic Movies chose Alec Baldwin to host a special edition of ‘Private Screenings’ because of his long association with the network, including serving as co-host of ‘The Essentials’ from 2009 to 2011. Mr. Baldwin is an avid supporter of classic film and film preservation,” the network told FOX411.

TCM did not respond to FOX411’s inquiries as to whether or not Baldwin’s recent controversial antics were taken into account when they selected him as their host.

On Nov. 26, NBC confirmed that Baldwin’s talk show, “Up Late,” was kaput.

“We are jointly confirming that UP LATE will not continue on MSNBC,” the network and actor’s reps said in a joint statement to FOX411.

MSNBC had already suspended Baldwin’s low-rated news program following the actor’s confrontation with a photographer in New York. The series ran for just about a month before it was canceled.