Veteran entertainer Donny Osmond is aiming to return to the Las Vegas stage in September of 2013 after a torn buttock muscle forced him to sit out a series of joint shows with his sister Marie.
The pop star was performing with his sibling at the Flamingo hotel and casino last July when he leaped on a piano and aggravated an existing injury.
The 55 year old underwent surgery to repair his gluteus maximus, and he has since been resting up while Marie continues to honour their gigs, with their brother Merrill stepping as a temporary replacement.
Osmond has now opened up about the injury in a post on his official website, revealing he is working hard on his recovery and is hoping to be back on stage by September.
He writes, “I recently underwent a fairly routine but a fairly invasive surgery which is requiring a lot of rehab, recovery time and that I stay off my feet. Today, I’m happy to report that I’m doing much better, and will return to Las Vegas on September 3.
“Because of the nature of the injury, there will be some changes made to the show in Vegas. But, if there is one mantra I’ve lived with throughout my life, it’s that ‘the show must go on!’ And, that’s exactly what I’m going to do. And, hey… why not throw in a few new elements to the Donny & Marie Show.”
The Hallmark Channel has pulled the plug on Marie Osmond’s talk show.
In a statement Tuesday, the TV channel said it won’t renew “Marie” for a second season.
The show’s producer and distributor, Associated Television International, said that “Marie” was going into syndication as originally intended. A fall 2014 launch is planned, the company said.
Hallmark said it wants to go in a different direction in daytime: It’s decided that so-called lifestyle shows offering how-to tips are a better option on TV and online.
The channel said it expected Osmond to find “great success” in bringing her talk show to syndication.
She’ll find a competitive field, which currently includes veteran Ellen DeGeneres and newcomers Katie Couric and Steve Harvey. Kris Jenner is also launching her own talk show later this month, and Bethenny Frankel’s will premiere in the fall.
New and repeat episodes of “Marie” will air on Hallmark through September.
“Marie” has drawn interest from groups and key stations and will be made available to several outlets nationwide, said Jim Romanovich, Associated Television International’s president, worldwide entertainment. He did not specify the outlets.
Hallmark Channel’s “Who Let the Dogs Out” Norman “The Scooter Dog” and his owner and trainer Karen Cobb stop by to talk to Marie about his infamous scooter skills and bike riding abilities. Norman gives a demonstration of his jaw-dropping talents and Karen shows the audience how to teach a dog to jump through a hoop. Pet expert, Laura Nativo reveals the latest gadgets and toys your four-legged friends will love.
Ever since she hosted her variety show with brotherDonny, Marie Osmond has been associated with traditional American values. Now the former Dancing with the Stars contestant, 53, is speaking out in favor of marriage equality. In the clip below, the singer voices support for the right of people like her daughter Jessica, who is gay, to marry whomever they choose. Read more>>
Marie Osmond has had a little accident during the farewell night of “Donny & Marie Crusin’ With Friends”. Last Friday on March 2, the “Paper Roses” singer wet her pants on the stage after she and her brother Donny Osmond dropped to their knees in laughterbecause of a question from an audience member.
In a video documenting the moment, Marie was seen laughing hard while kneeling on-stage. After a while, she sent her brother and the audience into hysterics as admitting, “I just peed my pants! Oh ship.” After realizing that Marie was not joking, Donny said before bursting into more laughter, “You really did.”
Fighting to regain his composure, Donny then told the audience, “We promised you an experience. You got it!” Meanwhile, Marie took the incident in stride. She first tried to mop the floor using her outfit before a stage hand came onto the stage with a towel. She and Donny then poked fun at the incident with some singing.
Hallmark Channel is in negotiations with Marie Osmond to launch a show on its daytime lineup, a network spokesperson confirmed Thursday.
The channel said Osmond would host a lifestyle show, though it had no further details about the proposed format. She currently appears in a Las Vegas variety show with her brother Donny Osmond.
The news follows reports earlier this month that Hallmark would not renew daytime talker The Martha Stewart Show, with new episodes set to end in May and repeats running through the summer. That would leave a spot for Osmond’s show to join the lineup in the fall, though the network spokesperson said the fall schedule has not yet been determined.
Hallmark also said it is still in discussions with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia about the company’s other programs on the channel, Emeril’s Table and Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn.
The Martha Stewart Show debuted on Hallmark in September 2010 after years in broadcast syndication. The show’s production expense and middling ratings were said to be a factor in the network’s decision to seek other daytime programming options.
Marie Osmond was briefly hospitalized Wednesday night following a performance with her brother Donny Osmond at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel. The 52-year-old is said to have sounded horse during the performance. She later complained of feeling tightness in her lungs.
Osmond was diagnosed with bronchitis and released from the hospital later Wednesday night. “So the allergies went into a bronchitis. Didn’t realize it until I went to hit the high notes last night on stage. Pie Jesu was kinda P-U,” the former Dancing with the Stars contestant tweeted Thursday.
The illness won’t keep Osmond from continuing with performances. She is set to return to the stage Thursday night. No dates have been canceled.
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Secrecy surrounding the wedding was so tight that Marie reportedly did not tell her immediate family until three days prior. That presented a problem for some of her famous brothers who couldn’t make it. The show went on with their blessing, but not their presence.
Donny was one of the exceptions. ” I wish everybody could have been there, but this was such a secret to keep the paparazzi away that when Marie did say, ‘okay, let it out’ everybody had other obligations they couldn’t get out of.
“Since I’m working with her in Vegas, I was there and so I was able to make it.”
The sealing of Marie Osmond to Steve Craig on Wednesday was a quiet, intimate ceremony for the two families.
Donny recalls, “I think one of the most special moments for me was when I looked over at the two witnesses in the sealing room there at the Nevada temple — the Las Vegas temple — and one was Steve Craig’s brother and the other was Stephen — Marie and Steve’s son.”
Donny Osmond has spoken out about his sister Marie’s surprise Las Vegas wedding ceremony, revealing the special day was small and emotional.
The Puppy Love singer was among a small group of guests who watched as Marie Osmond remarried her ex-husband Stephen Craig on Wednesday (May 4).
Footage from the surprise nuptials debuted on Entertainment Tonight, the news show Marie often works for as a correspondent, on Wednesday evening, and her brother agreed to talk about the ceremony.
He said, “She started crying, I stared crying and everybody in the room started crying because it was so beautiful, it was such a special moment… Despite what has happened in the past, these two people belong together and it feels right… My sister is so happy.”
Osmond reveals there were only two witnesses at the wedding – Craig’s brother and Marie and Stephen’s son, Stephen, Jr.
He added, “She wanted a very simple wedding and that’s exactly what it was.”
But there will be a “big family affair” in the coming weeks because Marie waited until the last minute to tell everyone about the wedding – and many important people couldn’t be there, according to Donny.
Marie Osmond walked down the aisle a third time Wednesday, her rep tells People magazine. The Dancing with the Stars album tied the knot with her first husband, former basketball player Stephen Craig, at the Las Vegas Mormon Temple. Osmond wore the same Ret Turner gown that she wore to their first wedding in 1982.
“I am so happy and look forward to sharing my life with Stephen, who is an amazing man as well as a great father to my children,” says Osmond, who has a son with Craig and 8 children with second husband Brian Blosil.
Not only is May 4 Osmond’s new wedding anniversary, but it is also the birthday of her late son Michael, who took his own life in February 2010, and late mother Olive. “It was important that both Michael and my mom were with us on this special day,” the singer told People magazine.
Osmond, 51, and Craig, 54, were divorced in 1985 after 3 years of marriage. She wed Blosil in 1986 and they remained together until March 2007.