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Music And Television Superstars That Came From Boy Bands

11/22/2014 7:00pm EST
9 Music And Television Superstars That Came From Boy Bands
Most boy bands follow a distinct formula. They are brought together by a rich music producer of sorts and taught to sing, dance synchronically and of course, use a multitude of hair products. After progressively releasing three popular albums, they need to "take a break" and soon, their break becomes a longstanding hiatus. Eventually they reunite for a big comeback show, but their fans have moved on and they disappear into the sunset again.

Very few music superstars are able to break out of the boy band mold and make it big in the world of music. A select few become music legends. These 9 ...

'Dancing With The Stars' Disney Night Sees First Perfect Score And Shocking Elimination

4/15/2014 10:30am EDT
cody simpson
"Dancing with the Stars" heralded a new concept this evening, a first for the series. Each dance was to be based on a famous Disney movie during Disney Week. This week had guest judge Donny Osmond behind the table critiquing the contestants. Osmond won Season 9 of the series and has an inside track on what the judges want. He said, "I feel like I'm home" and went on to discuss his long history with Disney, as his brothers were discovered by Walt Disney himself. Unfortunately this would be Cody's last week in the ballroom, as he was voted out of the competition.

New Dance Round:

Cody Simps...

20 Extremely Religious Celebrities

3/30/2014 5:00pm EDT
20 Extremely Religious Celebrities
Candace Cameron Bure of "Full House" fame and her brother Kirk Cameron ("Growing Pains") are very religious. As Kirk became an outspoken Christian evangelist and actor, Cameron also became more public with her faith in the late 1990s, writing for Christian websites, speaking at churches, and endorsing Christian organizations, businesses and charities.

And the actress says her belief in Christianity helped her battle bulimia.

She told Yahoo! in December 2013, "I turned to food for comfort and had to find a different source, 'cause clearly it wasn't a healthy way to deal with things. So tha...

Who Will Be A 'Dancing With The Stars' All-Star?

5/16/2012 2:07pm EDT
Mario Lopez
We knew back in April, thanks to a loose-lipped Mario Lopez, that ABC would be airing an all-star version of their dancing competition Dancing with the Stars. Finally, the network has officially announced the alternate version of the show, which lets us wonder - who will be on it?

Lopez, obviously, is in unless ABC is sour that he let loose he was asked to be on it before the network announced the show. TV Guide reported Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown, Sabrina Bryan, Gilles Marini and Kyle Massey are in.

The other night, Tom Bergeron said past winners would compete as well. That means Kelly ...

Marie Osmond Hospitalized For Bronchitis

10/28/2011 10:25am EDT
Marie Osmond | Photo Credits: Steven Lawton/
Marie Osmond was taken to the hospital after her Las Vegas show on Wednesday, CBS News reports.

Marie's brother Donny accompanied the singer to the hospital where she was treated for bronchitis. Marie, 52, had some problems with her voice during the performance and later tweeted, "So the allergies went into a bronchitis. Didn't realize it until I went to hit the high notes last night on stage."

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Susan Boyle: 'Only Donny Osmond Has Really Caught My Eye'

10/13/2011 11:30am EDT
Susan Boyle
Single singing sensation Susan Boyle is still struggling to find a boyfriend, even though she has been inundated with saucy offers since shooting to fame.

The "I Dreamed A Dream" star famously admitted she had never been kissed in the audition that kickstarted her career on "Britain's Got Talent" in 2009.

Boyle has been contacted by numerous single men since she found fame, and reveals she has turned down several offers from potential suitors because of their raunchy content.

She tells Britain's The Sun, "We all like the idea of sharing our lives with someone who is going to protect and ...

Marie Osmond Joins Las Vegas Mandatory Resort Fees Protest

7/22/2011 9:30am EDT
Marie Osmond
Marie Osmond took to the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday to protest against hidden charges in Sin City hotels.

The singer was joined by 50 showgirls, as well as magicians Penn & Teller, to speak out against mandatory resort fees, which can be as much as $24.99 per night.

The charges, which cover amenities such as internet service and gym access, are often not included in advertised room rates, but Osmond insists travelers should be told about the costs at the time of booking.

She says, "It's extremely important for visitors to the city to be aware of the high prices they could be paying i...

Donny Osmond Cautions Justin Bieber About Perils Of Teen Idol Fame

5/17/2011 9:10am EDT
Donny Osmond
Donny Osmond has warned Justin Bieber about the perils of finding fame at a young age.

The singer became a teen idol with sibling group The Osmonds but following his initial global success, the star experienced a backlash when he tried to reinvent himself as a more mature solo act.

Osmond, who now performs a hit show in Las Vegas alongside his sister Marie, is convinced Bieber will also suffer "a bumpy ride" and has encouraged him to stay strong if his popularity wanes.

He tells CNN host Piers Morgan, "I look at the experiences that I've gone through as a teeny bopper (and) having tha...

Donny Osmond To Host British Radio Show

4/12/2011 8:53am EDT
Donny Osmond
Singer Donny Osmond is taking to the airwaves in Britain to host his own radio show.

The Puppy Love hit-maker has signed up for presenting duties on Oldham's 96.2 The Revolution station, which broadcasts in the area around Manchester, north-west England.

Station director Steve Penk says, "The show will be specifically for us, and with Manchester very much in mind. Donny is excited about it because he's got very fond memories of Manchester because of The Osmonds and all the times they've toured here. Manchester remains one of their loyalist fan bases."

"And there's an interesting stati...

Nicole Scherzinger Is Trying Hard To Land 'Glee' Guest Spot

3/9/2011 8:50am EST
Nicole Scherzinger
Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger has instructed her representatives to set up a meeting with the producers of "Glee" because she is determined to land a role in the hit TV show.

The singer is a big fan of the musical series and is keen to follow in the footsteps of other guest stars including, Gwyneth Paltrow and Britney Spears, who have previously appeared on the show.

Scherzinger admits she is pressing hard for the chance to step into Glee and is already making plans for her character.

She tells Britain's Capital FM, "I love Glee and am waiting for my time. I really want to do so...

Who Is Your Favorite 'Dancing With The Stars' Winner?

3/7/2011 5:00pm EST
The twelfth season of "Dancing With The Stars" begins March 21, and reality TV star Kendra Wilkinson is an early favorite to win. She'll be competing against hip hop star Romeo, boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard, Disney star Chelsea Kane, "Karate Kid" Ralph Macchio, supermodel Petra Nemcova, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, talk show hostess Wendy Williams, WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, former "Cheers" star Kirstie Alley, radio personality Mike Catherwood.

Take a look back at the previous 11 seasons and see who won the coveted mirror ball tropy. There were four athletes, six w...

Susan Boyle Has Dirty, Sexy Thoughts About Donny Osmond

11/5/2010 8:29am EDT
Susan Boyle
Singer Susan Boyle admits she had dirty thoughts when meeting Donny Osmond.

She explains, "It was lovely. I looked into his big dark eyes and I thought, 'sex'. He was really nice."

The Scottish spinster became a global phenomenon after appearing on U.K. TV contest "Britain's Got Talent" last year and has since sold more than 8.5 million copies of her debut album, "I Dreamed A Dream."

But despite amassing more than $15 million in her bank account, the 49 year old survives on a $450 weekly allowance handed to her by her management team.

Donny And Marie Osmond Sued By Las Vegas Show Producer

10/7/2010 11:12am EDT
Marie Osmond
Donny and Marie Osmond have been hit with a lawsuit from the former producer of their Las Vegas show, who has branded the male singer "devious, fraudulent and greedy" for allegedly conspiring to cut him out of his contract.

Chip Lightman claims Donny "concocted a scheme" to back out of a deal to extend the sibling variety act, The Donny & Marie show, at the Flamingo Hotel to 2012, alleging the star ordered him to accept a 50 per cent pay cut if he wanted to keep his job. According to the suit, which also names Marie, Osmond told venue bosses he would pull out of the residency by next week...

Celebrities With Tons Of Kids

6/3/2010 11:23am EDT
Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner is a dad again - for the seventh time. His wife gave birth to baby girl Grace yesterday. They have two sons: Cayden, 3, and Hayes, who turned one in February. Costner also has three children from his marriage to Cindy Silva and a son from a relationship with Bridget Rooney.

He's not the only star in Tinseltown who has a big brood. Check out a slew of other celebrities who have several children in their families, including adoptions and mixed families:

Chris O'Donnell and his wife Caroline have five children - three sons and two daughters - Lily, Christopher, Charles, Finl...

What 'Dancing With The Stars' Finale Lacked – Unpredictability

5/26/2010 11:07am EDT
Erin Andrews
“Dancing With The Stars” is a great idea for a television show – get a handful of some famous faces, pair them with professional dancers and dress them up in sparkly outfits while they get harsh criticism filled with double entendres. As season 10 came to a close last night, it’s clear that audiences have really grown to love this formula as the show’s ratings top the juggernaut that is “American Idol”.

However, here’s one complaint – the celebrities with the dancing experience always place the highest! Ok so DWTS is a show based around competitive dancing. It’s like the free market where ...

Donny Osmond Slams Lady Gaga's 'Telephone'

3/25/2010 12:43pm EDT
Donny Osmond
Donny Osmond has slammed Lady Gaga and Beyonce for including "profanity, sexual exploitation, nudity, and graphic violence" in their "Telephone" video - insisting he's "upset as a parent."

The singer admits he was shocked to see the saucy scenes in the new promo, in which Gaga is stripped naked by prison guards and groped by a woman, before dancing while wearing a thong.

The video also shows Beyonce act out a poisoning scene - killing a man by lacing his food with a toxic substance. And Osmond is worried young fans will be subjected to the explicit images.

He says, "I'm all for freedo...

Celebrity Apprentice Recap: Sinbad's Voyage Ends

3/22/2010 10:05am EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
After a ‘Rock Solid’ victory last week, the Women of ‘Tenacity’ hope to score a win on this week’s Kodak sponsored task. The assignment is to create a storefront experience for Kodak and re-launch Kodak Moments. Rod Blagojevich pimps Sinbad into being Project Manager for the men’s team, and Former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis will take on the role for the women’s team.

Maria jumps right in with wrestling ideas and a lot of energy. Sharon Osbourne, on the other hand is sidelined due to illness. Cyndi wins points for naming the experience “Share Kodak Moments: Celebrate the Champion in You” befor...

Marie Osmond Cancels Vegas Shows

3/17/2010 10:51pm EDT
Marie Osmond has scrapped a string Las Vegas variety shows to allow her more time to grieve the death of her teenage son.

The singer has been mourning the loss of adopted Michael Blosil, 18, who was found dead outside his Los Angeles apartment building last month.

The teen, who is believed to have committed suicide, was laid to rest in Utah on March 8th and Osmond resumed her role in "The Donny & Marie Show" with brother Donny Osmond just a day later.

Reports have suggested the Paper Roses singer has been struggling to contain her emotions in recent performances, and the National Enquire...

Marie Osmond Makes Stage Return For Her Crew

3/10/2010 8:25am EST
Marie Osmond
Marie Osmond was determined to return to the stage a day after her tragic son's funeral because she didn't want to let down the crew working on her Las Vegas show.

Osmond was back in the spotlight on Tuesday to sing alongside her brother Donny in their Sin City variety act The Donny & Marie show at the Flamingo Hotel. The performance came just one day after she laid her 18-year-old adopted son Michael Blosil to rest in an emotional ceremony in Utah.

She paid tribute to Blosil during the show, telling the crowd, "The way Osmonds survive is we keep singing. That's what we want to do tonig...

Marie Osmond Pays Emotional Tribute To Son At Funeral

3/9/2010 8:49am EST
Marie Osmond
An emotional Marie Osmond paid tribute to her adopted son and his birth mother as the teen was laid to rest on Monday.

The singer has been in mourning since 18-year-old Michael Blosil, the son she adopted with ex-husband Brian Blosil, was found dead outside his Los Angeles apartment on February 26 in an apparent suicide.

She hadn't planned to speak at Michael's funeral, held at Utah's Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, but was so moved by the outpouring of support, she addressed the congregation to express her gratitude.

Osmond told the crowd, "I'd just like to say thank...

Marie Osmond To Return To The Stage

3/4/2010 10:20am EST
Marie Osmond
Grieving singer Marie Osmond is preparing to return to the spotlight in Las Vegas - just one day after she lays her tragic son to rest. Osmond was left devastated when her 18-year-old adopted son Michael Blosil was found dead outside his Los Angeles apartment building in an apparent suicide last month.

She and her brother Donny subsequently called off a string of concert dates as part of their Donny & Marie in Las Vegas' residency to be with family after the tragedy.

Now bosses at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas have confirmed the sibling duo will return to the stage on Tuesday, resumin...

The Osmonds Rally Around Devastated Marie

3/3/2010 4:00pm EST
Marie Osmond
Donny Osmond and the entire musical family have flown to Las Vegas to "rally around" his sister Marie following the death of her son on Friday. Michael Blosil, Marie's 18-year-old adopted son, is believed to have committed suicide by jumping to his death from an apartment building in Los Angeles. Reports suggest the teen was depressed at the time of his death.

Marie cancelled performances of her Sin City show with her brother Donny in the wake of the tragic news, and her singing sibling has revealed the rest of The Osmonds have all jetted to Las Vegas to be by her side at this terrible ti...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 9

12/9/2009 3:00am EST
Felicity Huffman
Happy Birthday to:

Desperate Housewife Felicity Huffman (1962)

Green Day drummer Tre Cool (1972)

Wallflower Jakob Dylan (1969),

Violinist Joshua Bell (1967)

Entertainer Donny Osmond (1957)

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" actor John Malkovich (1953)

"Star Trek TNG"'s 'Lt. Commander Worf' actor Michael Dorn (1952)

Singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading (1950)

"Stargate SG-1" actor Beau Bridges (1941)

English actress Judi Dench (1934)

Talk show host Morton Downey, Jr. (1933; d. 2001)

Screenwriter/actor Buck Henry (1930)

Actor/director John Cassavetes ...

Our Favorite Celebrity Siblings

12/4/2009 10:04am EST
The movie "Brothers" comes out this weekend, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, and Tobey Maguire, and it got everyone at thinking about brothers ... and sisters. About celebrity siblings to be exact. There are some incredibly talented families out there, and while that occasionally means high family drama, sometimes the siblings who come out of it become celebrity gold. Here's a look at some of the best celeb siblings out there right now.

Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine

There are still people in the world that have no idea that these two Oscar winners are eve...

Top 5 To Watch: 'Dancing' Finale, Thanksgiving Parade & More

11/24/2009 9:22am EST
Dancing with the Stars
It's finally here dancing fans! The "Dancing with the Stars" season nine has finally arrived, and tonight viewers will get to see just who will take home the Mirror Ball trophy this time around. At this point it appears it is anyone's game, but no matter who wins, the long list of celebrities and musical guests planning on attending the finale is sure to make it a must watch for the week.

"Dancing with the Stars" - Tuesday, Nov. 24

It's unbelievable we've finally reached the point of picking a winner, but it is time. "Dancing with the Stars" will come to a close this week, and while ...

Top 5 To Watch This Week: 'Dancing With The Stars,' 'NCIS: Los Angeles' & More

9/21/2009 9:43am EDT
Dancing with the Stars
This week is going to be a great week of television. At least 20 shows are premiering, but we're not sure whether the returning shows or the new shows will cause more excitement.

The one thing we do know is that people will be talking!

"Dancing with the Stars" - ABC, Monday, Sept. 21

"Dancing with the Stars" is back, and this season the show boasts to have its biggest stars yet. The season nine celebrities are Aaron Carter, Natalie Coughlin, Mark Decascos, Tom DeLay, Macy Gray, Ashley Hamilton, Melissa Joan Hart, Kathy Ireland, Michael Irvin, Joanna Krupa, Chuck Liddell, Debi M...

Slideshow: Fall 2009 'Dancing With The Stars' Cast Revealed

8/17/2009 9:33am EDT
Dancing With The Stars fall 2009 cast
ABC just announced the largest cast list ever for the fall 2009 season of Dancing With The Stars. As usual, there are a few surprises, such as former Republic Majority Leader Tom DeLay, and some not so surprising, such as Donny Osmond. Conspicuously absent? Paula Abdul. See the full cast after the jump...

The show pairs professional dancers with celebrities, who compete in various dance contests and are are judged by pros and viewers at home. The couple with the lowest score is kicked out of the competition each week.

The ninth season of the hit ABC show premieres Sept. 21.


Celebrity Birthdays, December 9

12/9/2008 3:00am EST
Felicity Huffman
Happy Birthday to Green Day drummer Tre Cool (1972), Wallflower Jakob Dylan (1969), WWE wrestler/Olympian Kurt Angle (1968), violinist Joshua Bell (1967), Desperate Housewife Felicity Huffman (1962), entertainer Donny Osmond (1957), "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" actor John Malkovich (1953), "Star Trek TNG"'s 'Lt. Commander Worf' actor Michael Dorn (1952), singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading (1950), nine-time NFL Pro-Bowler Dick Butkus (1942), "Stargate SG-1" actor Beau Bridges (1941), English actress Judi Dench (1934), talk show host Morton Downey, Jr. (1933; d. 2001), screenwriter/...

Donny, Marie Extend Las Vegas Strip Show To 2010

10/27/2008 2:40pm EDT
Donny Osmond
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Brother-and-sister entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond are extending their variety show at the Flamingo Las Vegas for two more years.

The hotel made the announcement Monday. Flamingo President Don Marrandino cited the success of Donny and Marie's 90-minute greatest-hits multimedia show, which opened September 9.

They will continue to appear at the Flamingo Showroom through October 2010. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Donny and Marie took over as Flamingo headliners after Toni Braxton's show ended in April due to Braxton's health concerns.

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Donny & Marie Osmond To Host The 2008 Miss USA Pageant Telecast

3/14/2008 2:09pm EDT
Donny Osmond
She's a little bit country -- and he's a little bit rock 'n' roll -- which make Marie Osmond and Donny Osmond the perfect duo to host the 2008 Miss USA Pageant live on NBC from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, April 11 (9-11 p.m. ET).

This is the first time since 2000 that the Osmond brother-sister duo has hosted a primetime special together and the third time that they're hosting a pageant together. Donny and Marie are also of course well known for hosting their own primetime variety and daytime talk shows, "The Donny & Marie Show," (1976-79), and "Donny & ...