Posts Tagged ‘Carolyn Gracie’

Carolyn Gracie Returns To QVC Sept. 8, Cancer Free

September 3, 2015

For those wondering when host Carolyn Gracie will return to QVC, the answer is next week.

Gracie, who has been off the air all summer recuperating from a double mastectomy for breast cancer, posted on Facebook that she will be back next Tuesday, Sept. 8.

http://qvc.co/TakingCareOfMe

“I am now doing great, I’m cancer free, got a green light from the doc, and am happy to report that I will be back on the air,” Gracie wrote. “YAY!! WOO-HOO!! YIPPEE!! I have missed you all so much and I want to thank you all again for helping to speed my recovery through all of your kind notes, well wishes, words of encouragement, great advice, stories shared, and sweet photos.”

She also thanked everyone for their prayers.

Welcome back, girlfriend.

QVC Host Carolyn Gracie Discusses Double Mastectomy

July 9, 2015

Once again, one of our readers tipped us off to some news, about QVC host Carolyn Gracie. We weren’t even aware that Gracie had been on sick leave since June. In a very moving blog on QVC.com, the host explained what is going on: She has breast cancer and had a double mastectomy.

If you are like us, we bet you have friends and loved ones who have or had breast cancer, so Gracie’s story will resonate with you, we’re sure, as it did with us.

QVC host Carolyn Gracie and a canine member of her support group

QVC host Carolyn Gracie and a canine member of her support group

“I feel it is time to let you know what’s up,” Gracie blogged. “There have been a few speculations popping up on Facebook and the QVC Community pages (no, I have not had knee replacement surgery) and I know it is only because you have been so worried. I asked my fellow Hosts to keep all of this private until I could tell you myself, which is why you haven’t heard anything yet. So here is my story.”

http://community.qvc.com/t5/Blogs/Taking-Care-of-Me-For-a-Change/ba-p/1937234

Gracie, who lost her brother to cancer when he was 14, describes in detail the process she went through in order to make the decision to have the mastectomy.

The 56-year-old host is undergoing reconstructive surgery now, and is able to joke about it.

“I told my husband that he now has something in common with Brad Pitt and Tom Hanks (other than being handsome and funny)…his wife will now have undergone the same surgery as their wives and he will be taking care of me, just like they took care of Angelina and Rita,” Gracie wrote. “As it turns out, both of my surgeons are Chiefs of Surgery in their specialty areas at the hospital that I chose. I have been VERY well taken care of by these two and their staffs.”

Gracie lauded her fellow QVC hosts for their support during this tough time.

“They have cooked me the most delicious homemade meals (which Nancy Hornback, who is also a breast cancer survivor, has so kindly delivered to my door on several occasions),” Gracie wrote. “Shawn Killinger organized a group of the hosts to send us healthy, yummy Blue Apron meals, which I can now cook at home myself. The hosts send me wonderful messages every day to cheer me up! … I have received the most beautiful flower arrangements from so many thoughtful, caring folks…family, friends and co-workers.”

We wish Gracie a swift recovery and pray for a happy outcome for her, as we do for our friends and family who have battled breast cancer.

QVC Goes A Little Bit Country, With ACM Awards

April 17, 2015

We love the Southwest, cowboy boots and margaritas, but we’ve never cottoned to country music. But QVC apparently does.

The home shopping network this week said that it broadcast live from the Academy of Country Music Festival tonight, Friday.

The release says:

Tune in to “QVC Celebrates the 50th Annual ACM Awards” on Friday, April 17 at 10 PM (ET) as the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer captures all of the excitement as the Academy of Country Music (ACM) prepares for its 50th Annual Awards in Arlington, Texas. With performances from some of country music’s biggest stars as the backdrop, QVC will be on site to commemorate the Academy’s five decades of country music.

http://www.qvc.com/PressRelease.content.html?press=cp_press_041515_ACMAwards.endpress

Six-time ACM Award-winner Clint Black is QVC’s guest to co-host the show along with Carolyn Gracie.

In celebration of the 50th ACM Awards, QVC is hawking a three-disc set titled “Now That’s What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years.”

The album features a collection of recordings from artists such as Alabama, Clint Black, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and many more.

As an added bonus, shoppers will receive a third disc created especially for QVC.

“At QVC, we aim to provide our shoppers with a backstage pass to some of today’s most popular musical acts,” said Karen Fonner, QVC’s vice president of content marketing and programming. “Teaming up with the Academy of Country Music allows us to showcase the top hits from some of country music’s biggest stars and share all of the excitement of the 50th Annual ACM Awards with our viewers.”

Those attending the Academy of Country Music Festival will have the opportunity to check out QVC firsthand. Fans can capture all the fun of the festival in a special GIF photo booth and HALO, a leader in portable power, will be providing a Portable Power Charging Station to ensure that phones stay charged throughout all of the excitement.

In addition, Q the Music™ complimentary music download cards will be distributed to increase awareness of QVC’s new music initiative that makes downloading music easier than ever. Any Q the Music purchase syncs directly to an existing music library. Shoppers can purchase “Now That’s What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years” or music from their other favorite artists by visiting qvc.com/music.

Did QVC Host Jacque Gonzales Break A Leg?

January 6, 2011

We had QVC on as white noise this Thursday afternoon as we tried to get some work done, and host Carolyn Gracie said that Jacque Gonzales had broken her ankle.

Animal lover Gracie brought it up because she said she was substituting for the ever-perky Gonzales on Saturday.

Jacque Gonzales

We immediately went to Gonzales’ Facebook page looking for details about the injury. But Gonzales doesn’t mention anything about breaking any bones. She just talks about her mother-in-law being in the hospital after a fall.

Gonzales does admit, however, that she is hooked on “Jerseylicious.”

We e-mailed Gonzales to find up what’s up, so we’ll let you know.