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RHOM Star Gerdi Abraira Says She Has Breast Cancer, Asks Fans For ‘Empowerment’



The 45-year-old recently revealed she vacationed in St. Barts in March, “having spent time [her] life” when she received a call from her doctor about the results of a recent mammogram.

“I Have Breast Cancer” Reality TV Star posted on instagram on Wednesday, adding that her diagnosis weighed heavily on her and that it took “some time to process it all.”

Abraira, who joined the cast of RHOM in season 4, expressed her gratitude to her fans for their “caring gestures.”

She explained that she is “preparing for my upcoming surgery and then my treatment plan will come.”

While acknowledging that the process is “definitely intense”, she asked fans for “empowerment, not pity”.

Abraira also vowed to stay positive, using her signature phrase “guerdyfy” to inspire her followers.

“I will “cast out” this cancer, like everything else in my life,” she said.

The mom-of-two concluded her message by urging her fans to get tested regularly, noting how “lucky” she was that doctors caught the disease early.

“I was lucky that this breast cancer was detected at an early stage – it’s still scary, of course, but I have the love and support of others, and this is the only fuel that I need,” she added. “For those who do not undergo regular medical examinations, I urge. Your life depends on it.”

The TV presenter is married to Russell Abraira. Pair wife in 2002 and share two children Liam, 9, and Miles, 14.


Sesame Street Debuts TJ, First Filipino Doll, Within AAPI Month



PBS’ favorite children’s program, Sesame Street, featured its first Filipino-American doll on its Sunday edition.

In a segment about what it means to be confident, Kal Penn, Asian Excellence Award winner and former Obama administration official, told the new TJ doll that he had confidence when acting or speaking in front of people, and then asked TJ, how he showed his confidence.

“Well, I’m learning Tagalog,” he replied. “This is the language my Filipino family speaks and I have confidence in myself because I can always ask my Lola [grandma] for help when I don’t know a word.”

Ji-Young, a Korean-American doll who debuted on Sesame Street in 2021, appeared alongside TJ and Penn and said confidence can be found in the support of friends and family. She also showed off her chopping skills when she played the guitar and said she feels confident when she learns new songs.

TJ was the brainchild of Filipino-American animation director Bobby Pontillas, who general TJ’s Instagram sketch stating “I had an amazing opportunity to work with the geniuses at Sesame Workshop to create a Filipino doll for @sesamestreet! Meet TJ!”

“In terms of his look, I took him as the basis for the children of my longtime friends, Max and Matteo, thanks for the inspiration guys,” he continued. “I was lucky to work with master puppeteer Louis Mitchell, the most beautiful man on earth.”

He thanked the staff in Tagalog saying “Maraming Salamat” “Rosemary Espina Palacios @rosemvpmary for organizing this and bringing me in, Inan Shentu @aznshents for bringing TJ to life and everyone @sesamestreet for what happened!”

Rosemary Espina Palacios, Director of Talent Engagement, Inclusion and Content Development, Sesame Workshop, who is also a Filipino, posted a proud moment on Instagram, admitting that she “cried terribly” on set when they finished filming and that she knew her mom was watching and hoped she was just as excited.

“Welcome to Sesame Street, TJ! I am so proud to have helped introduce some of the Filipino representatives in the area and just in time for API Heritage Month to showcase the range to our diaspora,” she wrote. “His first part with @kalpenn and Ji-Young is all about self-confidence, and I personally feel that it can help break the stereotype of the exemplary minority.”

TJ is played by voice actor and puppeteer Inan Shentu, who is also general some rave selfies with Sesame Street’s newest doll.

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ACM Awards Tab Chris Stapleton as Artist of the Year, Lainey Wilson and Morgan Wallen also honored – Deadline



Chris Stapleton At today’s 58th annual ACM Awards, Female Artist of the Year won the coveted Academy of Country Music Awards, with Lainie Wilson named Female Artist of the Year and Morgan Wallen named Male Artist of the Year.

Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks hosted the show, which this year took place in Texas and streamed via Amazon.

List of nominees, winners in bold:

Artist of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Kane Brown
  • Morgan Wallen

Female Artist of the Year

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBride
  • Lainey Wilson
  • Carly Pierce
  • Kelsey Ballerini

Male Artist of the Year

  • Luke Combs
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Kane Brown
  • Jordan Davis
  • Morgan Wallen

album of the year

  • Ashley McBride – “Ashley McBride Presents: Lindeville”
  • Lainie Wilson – “Bell Bottom Country”
  • Luke Combs – “Grow Up”
  • Miranda Lambert – Palomino
  • John Purdy – “Mr. Saturday evening”

single of the year

  • “Heart Like a Truck” – Lainey Wilson
  • “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pierce and Ashley McBride
  • “She set me on Carolina” – Cole Swindell
  • “Thank God” – Kane Brown and Caitlin Brown
  • “Until You Can” – Cody Johnson

song of the year

  • “Sand in My Boots”Morgan Wallen
  • “She scared me Carolina”Cole Swindell
  • “Until You Can”CodyJohnson
  • “Wait in the Truck” Hardy feat. Lainey Wilson
  • “Maybe you should leave”Chris Stapleton

duo of the year

  • Brooks and Dunn
  • The Osborne Brothers
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maddie and Tae
  • War and treaty

Group of the Year

  • Lady A
  • small big city
  • midland
  • Old Dominion
  • Zach Brown Band

New Male Artist of the Year

  • Zach Bryan
  • Jackson Dean
  • Ernest
  • Dylan Scott
  • NateSmith
  • Bailey Zimmerman

New Artist of the Year

  • Priscilla Block
  • Megan Moroni
  • Caitlin Smith
  • Morgan Wade
  • Hayley Witters

Visual Media of the Year

  • “Heart First” – Kelsey Ballerini
  • “She set me on Carolina” – Cole Swindell
  • “Thank God” – Kane Brown with Caitlin Brown
  • “Not Until You Can” – Cody Johnson
  • “Wait in the Truck” – Hardy feat. Lainey Wilson

Musical event of the year

  • “At the end of the bar”Chris Young with Mitchell Tenpenny
  • “She made me kidnap Carolina [Remix]”Cole Swindell and Joe Dee Messina
  • “God bless”Kane Brown with Caitlin Brown
  • “Thinking of you”Dustin Lynch feat. Mackenzie Porter
  • “Wait in the Truck”Hardy feat. Lainey Wilson

Songwriter of the Year

  • Nicole Galion
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Chase McGill
  • Josh Osborne
  • Hunter Phelps

Artist of the Year

  • Luke Combs
  • Ernest
  • hardy
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Morgan Wallen

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