Thursday, November 15, 2007

MARIE OSMOND

I was a little impressed what I heard come out Marie Osmond's mouth the other night. While channel surfing, I happened upon Donny and Marie Osmond on the Larry King show. Not being a big fan of Larry King or the Osmonds, I just clicked on through. However, I did catch this blurb of the conversation that made me pause for a few seconds. I really do not know a whole lot about Marie Osmond, but I do know she has 8 kids. Some bio and some adopted. I guess one of her sons is in rehab. What should have been a private family issue was revealed by Larry King. By the look of shock on Marie's face, she was not aware that this was known information shared by the media. Her first reaction was to protect her son and stated that he has some things he was trying to work through such as being a teen and being adopted. Larry King did not let the adoption thing slip by. He followed up with the "he was adopted?" thing. Marie immediately gained composure and said, "I can't remember whom of my kids are adopted" or something like that. The fact that Marie feels the same towards her children that she did not want to differentiate between the bio and adopted children made me like Marie a little bit more. As most of us who are adopting, we feel our little ones are our children and not less than or more than any bio children. Kudos goes to Marie.

I have just got to share an Osmond story.... being from the homeland of all that is Osmond, UTAH. This story has to do with my interaction with the purple sock stud.... Donny. As stated, I am not a big fan of the Osmonds. Growing up in Utah and around Donny's exact age, I found the hoopla over Donny during his hay day a bit "gaggy". I was a 13 yrs old and I will say that I was a cute "mature" 13 year old. My friend Terilyn and I decided to go roller skating at a local skating rink in SLC one evening. Now mind you, the Osmonds lived in Provo which is 40 miles south of SLC. As the custom was during this roller skating rink time, the lights are dimmed a little and it is announce that it is the snowball. A couple starts the "dance" skate and splits off asking another person until it snowballs with everyone skating. Out of no where skates two cute guys. One my age and the other a bit older. The younger one asks me to skate and when we split up instead of finding someone new, the older one asked me and the younger one asked Terilyn. After finishing the snowball with these guys, we stopped and chatted. While chatting up these two guys, we comment that they looked like Donny and Alan Osmond. Quietly these two guys confirmed that they were Donny and Alan but they just wanted to go have some fun and not be recognized. Hence the 40 miles drive to skate. I think that Alan had just gotten his driver's license. Terilyn and I had to promise not to draw attention to them and we had another skate and then they were off. Both Terilyn and I could not have cared less about "the celebrities" and just laughed at this encounter. I have since lost track of Terilyn, but I am sure she shares this with her family and friends now.

I do have a ton of other encounters with the likes of Robert Redford (several times), The Oldest son from Eight is Enough, and numerous Brady Bunch actors. As well as other Osmond stuff.

Just for fun.... tell me about your celebrity sights!!!

11 comments:

Doris & Dan said...

I met Bono of U2. Back in 1992. Signed my tshirt. Still have that shirt.

Love Marie's attitude.

Keep smilin!

Catherine said...

Ahhh...Donny! *sigh!*

My star sighting and encounter was with Donny too but not nearly as intimate as yours, you lucky gal! I was at the Canadian National Exhibition about 15 years ago. At the time Donny was starring in 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.' I was watching the bungee jump and looked up to see Donnay a few feet away. I stuck out my hand, he shook it, I snapped a quick pic and that was it. Still a huge Donny fan here as you know when I asked you how far it was to Provo. :o)

Julie said...

I have enormous respect for Marie, especially after seeing her on DWTS and Larry King. She is a strong woman.

M3 said...

Shoot, I can't think of any sightings. I must have seen at least one or two celebrities in my 4 decades... sigh...

Michelle said...

I just met James Taylor last night and I am still starstruck!

sea star said...

I saw Lindsay Lohan the night she got arrested in Vegas. I know, your jealous.... ;0)

laurel said...

Nice comments by Marie! I have seen Art Linkletter and Oprah in the airport. I have seen and actually talked to Robert Redford in the airport. I guess the airport is the place for me.

Shannon said...

You met Purple sock boy! =) Let's see, I was a personal assistant to SHirley Jones for an hour at a local college performance. Whoo-hoo???? =)

Ava's family said...

I saw the part of the show when Larry mentioned Marie's son being in rehab....I thought it was pretty darn low of Larry to catch her off guard like that and of all times when she just lost her father. I think Marie is one classy lady as to how she handled that interview!

I must agree with Catherine.....Ahhh....Donny! =)

Hi! I'm Laura. Welcome to my blog. said...

OK, i have had sooo many celebrity encounters: meeting michael jackson and grace jones at his concert; meeting peabo bryson and hanging out with him in his hotel room (i was 14~ not what you think!!!~ and with my sister); meg ryan crossed the street in front of my car (we were going to the same church service in LA); hanging out with eddie murphy at his house (my friend was "dating" him), met heavy D, snoop, the girls from girlfriends, and sanaa lathan at a party in LA; saw al pacino in an elevator 2 times (we lived in the same bldg in ny for a bit~i stayed with my cousin who is an investment banker); hung out with jamie foxx at his house after meeting him at a party.. he sang to me!; ...i used to live in LA so this isn't a fair question!! oh, i saw renee zellwiger at starbucks.. there's more, that's all i can think of right now! but i wish i had met bono! luck doris or dan!!!

Trish said...

J Roberts and S Sarandon and some of their family members at a remote ranch in Costa Rica. They were the only other guests. JR was reclusive (understandably). SS was friendly and kind. They were slumming it and we were living it up in a place a step above the 3 dollar a night places we had been in! It was right before Roberts married Lovett. His music was playing all weekend..... A few more but nothing else was as up close as that. Oh, Micheal Moore in Cannes airport.