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Jay Leno Has Old Footage of Donny and Marie Osmond Singing as Kids (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 3rd 2011 3:38AM
Donny and Marie Osmond, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'How many of you take out your old family videos and actually sit down and watch them? Now imagine you have hundreds of hours because so much of your life was in performing. That could be why Donny and Marie Osmond seemed so surprised and delighted to see old footage of them on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC).

Jay Leno hadn't told them he was going to show it. Instead, he just asked how old they were when they started performing. That segued nicely into the clips, one featuring Marie Osmond singing along as little more than a toddler.

The second featured some early hip action from Donnie as he sang 'You Are My Sunshine.' After the clip, Donnie showed us he's still got it ... whatever that was.

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Donny Osmond Bounces Off the Walls on 'GMA' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Dec 8th 2010 1:05PM
Donny and Marie Osmond on 'Good Morning America'Donny Osmond must have an internal source of energy that most humans do not possess. He and his sister Marie visited 'Good Morning America' (Weekdays, 7AM on ABC) today to promote 'Donny and Marie: A Broadway Christmas,' and Donny's effusive, seemingly boundless spirit could not be contained.

Corny one-liners flowed freely. "We give them soup to nuts," he said of the Christmas show's content. "She's soup and I'm nuts! I got a million one-liners today, baby!"

"He doesn't take anything, either," offered Marie. Danny noted that he doesn't even drink caffeine, before shouting and pumping his fists with exuberance. Host Robin Roberts then showed a photo of Justin Bieber side-by-side with a shot of Donny in his teen idol prime, at which point Osmond jokingly accused Bieber of stealing his hair style.

Still pumped up at the end of the segment, Donny couldn't simply drop a coat in the bin for a charity coat drive, he tossed it in from three-point range. If you want to see the Broadway show, you might want to do so soon, before Mr. Osmond explodes.

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Marie Osmond's Son Texted Friend Before Suicide (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 2nd 2010 12:24AM
Marie Osmond's son commits suicideYou've probably heard that Marie Osmond's son committed suicide on Friday evening by leaping off the balcony of his Los Angeles apartment.

'Entertainment Tonight' (weekdays, 7:30PM ET on CBS) reported on the tragedy, noting that 18-year-old Michael Blosil texted a friend and said he left a note for her on his bed.

It's just awful all the way around, but especially for this friend, who will live with the fact that she didn't get there in time to try and save him. Not that she could have, but it's going to haunt her for the rest of her life.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Lacey Schwimmer, Jonathan Roberts to Skip 'Dancing With the Stars' 10th Season

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 23rd 2010 10:30AM
Lacey SchwimmerLeave it to Twitter to spoil 'Dancing With the Stars' before it even premieres.

This week, dancers Lacey Schwimmer and Jonathan Roberts took to the social networking site to announce that they will not be returning to fight for the mirrorball trophy when season 10 kicks off next month.

"Hey twitterbugs! I will not be doing DWTS this season," Schwimmer tweeted. "But be sure to tune in! <3"

Since she joined the show in 2008, Schwimmer has danced with Lance Bass, Steve-O and Mark Dacascos of 'Iron Chef America.' No word on whether the decision came from producers or was made on her own accord.

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Marie Osmond's Oldest Son Has the Songwriting Bug (VIDEO)

by Harley W. Lond, posted Feb 19th 2010 9:13PM
Marie Osmond revealed on 'The Rachael Ray Show' (weekdays, syndicated) that her oldest son ("He's 26, I had him when I was four," Osmond quipped) has been bitten by the entertainment bug.

He's very handsome, he's really talented," she told Ray. "He speaks Chinese and he was gonna be a lawyer. And I said you know, baby, you're good. So he actually wrote a song," which will be on Donny and Marie's next album -- their first in 29 years -- which is out in England and will arrive here later this year. What do they say about the apple not falling far from the tree?

Watch the video after the jump.

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Recap: Dancing with the Stars - Performance #9

by Michael Pascua, posted Nov 17th 2009 1:12AM
Joanna and Derek dance(S9E18) For the first time in Dancing with the Stars history, the semifinalists have to dance three dances. Fortunately, their third dance was the dance-off they've been practicing for weeks. For the Latin dances, each of the contestants have to do a solo.

With next week being the finals, all the contestants are stressed and more emotional than normal. There were a lot of tears being held tonight.

As the contestants walked down, I couldn't help but gawk at how beautiful Kym Johnson looked in her tango costume. Unfortunately for her, it will probably lead to her and Donny's downfall.

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Marie Osmond Talk Show on Hold & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 3rd 2009 12:30PM
Marie OsmondMarie Osmond's talk show dreams have become just that -- dreams.

The show has reportedly been put on hold due to poor ad sales in the local TV ad market.

Also in the news today: CBS strikes a 'Deal,' while Tyra Banks books another CW show.

See more of today's top TV headlines after the jump.

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Another victim of the economy: Marie Osmond

by Brad Trechak, posted Aug 1st 2009 12:05PM
Marie OsmondPoor Marie Osmond. Apparently, her upcoming daytime talk show has been pulled already due to poor ad sales, despite being cleared on stations reaching 80% of the TV audience. It was going to be broadcast from Las Vegas where she and her brother Donny are performing nightly at the Flamingo Hotel as a result of selling their souls.

I guess that Dancing With The Stars career boost didn't really pay off. Or perhaps it was just unfortunate circumstances given how the economy is tanking. However, things are getting better and it's entirely possible that she'll be back in the talk show market in a few years.

I recognize that the Donny and Marie talk show lasted two seasons, but isn't that the franchise that most people recognize nowadays when then think of her (if they're of a certain age)? Her previous solo variety show in 1980 only lasted a year. Does she think that this talk show would last longer?

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Loose lips? Swiveling hips? Donny's Dancing with the Stars

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 27th 2009 10:33AM
donnyThere seems to be an epidemic of blabbermouthing going around these days. First, Vice President Joe Biden's wife Jill lets it slip on Oprah that Joe had his choice of VP or Secretary of State (snap Hillary!), then Steve Martin reveals that he and Tina Fey will be presenting together at the Oscars (so much for secret presenters), now Donny's let the cat out of the bag.

While taping The Bonnie Hunt Show, Donny Osmond announced that he's doing Dancing With the Stars, the new edition that commences in March.

Oops! See, it wasn't Donny's job to make the announcement. He was supposed to let ABC decide the right time to reveal the lineup of celebrity dancers, although whether they can dance before the show begins is debatable.

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Cybill Shepherd contemplates Dancing with the Stars

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 6th 2008 9:03AM
cybill shepherdThere's no doubt a run on Dancing with the Stars is a boost to careers. Just consider Marie Osmond; was anybody knocking on her door for work before she fainted in between the waltzes and sambas? Well, according to Cybill Shepherd, the producers of Dancing with the Stars want her to take part in the competition. Whether they want her or she's saying they want her to get some press, Cybill goes on to say that she could consider being a contestant on the uber-popular reality show, but only if she can find the time to devote to rehearsing.

Cybill has been busy acting of late. She's going to appear on PSYCH in July when the show comes back with new episodes, playing Shawn's mother. There's also a feature called Barry Munday. Seemingly, she could make room in her work schedule for Dancing, and she claims she's really good at it and has fielded offers from them, "I love ballroom dancing. I've been offered Dancing with the Stars and I'd love to do it. I'm sure I could do it. It's just a really hard training period and I just haven't had time to devote to that."

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Donny and Marie do Star Wars - VIDEOS

by Bob Sassone, posted May 22nd 2008 3:03PM

Donny and MarieWhen I first came across this video on my web travels, I thought it was part of that infamous Star Wars Holiday Special that aired in the 70s and hasn't been seen on television since (I think George Lucas is trying to forget it even exists). However, this is actually from Donny & Marie, and it's just as surreal, if not more. Long before she was dancing with other stars, Marie played Princess Leia to Donny's Luke Skywalker. Kris Kristofferson plays Han Solo (and looks like he'd rather be someplace else), the voice of Darth Vader is Thurl Ravenscroft (Tony the Tiger!), and General Harkin is played by...Paul Lynde!

The most incredible part though is Redd Foxx, who hovers above and gives little bits of wisdom. The 70s were a very screwed up time. I also don't think that Donny & Marie would get very far if they tried out for American Idol. I used to watch this show though.

(Note, the first video after the jump is completely out of ;sync. Believe me, it wouldn't be any better if the sound and video were together.)

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Would you watch a Marissa Jaret Winokur daily talk show?

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 17th 2008 2:03PM
Marissa Jaret WinokurOn the theory that it worked for another actress who play Tracy Turnblad, Marissa Jaret Winokur is going to star in her own daytime talk show, just like Ricki Lake before her. (Can Nikki Blonsky be next?)

Marissa J, who's currently spinning, twirling and trying to look graceful on Dancing With the Stars, will be developing a syndicated yakker (industry talk for talk show) for Sony Pictures Television. The fact that another company is also doing the same thing for Marie Osmond means one thing: producers think that if you can dance, you can talk. That's a show business axiom, isn't it? Her show, if it flies, will be for fall 2009.

Sony has dipped in syndication before with the Wayne Brady Show, which failed to click but did win the star a Daytime Emmy. Marissa is already an award winner, grabbing the 2003 Tony as Best Actress in a musical for playing Tracy in the Broadway version of Hairspray opposite Harvey Fierstein.

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Paula Deen going into syndication

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 15th 2008 10:42AM
Paula DeenMove over, Rachael Ray! Another Food Network bird is straying for the nest to try her wings in syndication. Southern diva Paula Deen is readying a daytime cooking show for syndication in 2009. She also following Rachael's lead by not giving up her secure and lucrative connection to Food Network. Her Paula's Home Cooking and Paula's Party programs will remain Food Network staples.

The challenge for Paula will be coming up with a show that's not simply an echo of her other two shows. Unlike Rachael, who does a full-fledged talk show with a cooking segment, Paula's new effort is being called a "cooking" show. That could be limiting.

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Rachael Ray's show is safe; Page Six is wrong again

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 13th 2008 3:03PM

Rachael RayToday's New York Post has a gossip item that says King World execs are unhappy with the ratings for Rachael Ray's syndicated cooking/talk show and are not going to renew her contract when it's up in 2010.

Only one problem: the report isn't true and is full of inaccuracies (I know, Page Six inaccurate - shocking!).

The Huffington Post ran a story about it today as well and they were quickly contacted by a rep at King World that says not only is Rachael Ray's show safe, the ratings are actually up from last year, not down.

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Marie Osmond to host new talk show

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jan 31st 2008 9:00AM
Marie OsmondAbout two months ago, we learned that Donny and Marie Osmond were being considered for their own daytime talk show. One of the Osmonds will indeed host a talk show in the somewhat near future. Earlier this week, Marie, who recently appeared on Dancing with the Stars, announced that she will host her very own syndicated daytime talk show set to premiere in the fall of 2009.

This will not be Marie's first time as a host. If you recall, from 1998 to 2000, she co-hosted Donny & Marie with her brother, Donny Osmond.

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