Marie Osmond's Future on Dancing with the Stars Unclear
Father's Death Leaves Status Up in Air for ABC
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 11/6/2007 6:01:00 PM
ABC said Marie Osmond won't be on Tuesday night's results show for Dancing with the Stars due to the death of her father, George Osmond.
According to a show source, it was not clear whether Osmond would return to the competition if she is not voted off Tuesday, although ABC was hoping that she would. She impressed judges with 9s and 10s on Monday’s show and has appeared to be a sentimental favorite with voters at home.
Contestant Jane Seymour's mother died earlier in the season, with Seymour coming back to dance in her honor -- she was a fan of the British version of the show, Seymour said -- and remain in the contest.
Osmond had made a big impression on the show, both by scoring a 10 in her most recent dance and with her high-profile faint on camera after a particularly strenuous dance a couple of weeks ago.
To make us feel better silly... If we say it.. maybe she will feel it. Death is a crappy thing and most of us understand and feel for her /them.
i look down the list at us people and think,oh good im not the only one..
Tracey Fournier - 11/9/2007 9:05:00 PM EST
Since when did Marie Osmond become an employee of B&C?
And do any of you really think she's reading showbiz trade blogs at this time or any time?
Doesn't she have a web site you can send condolences to? I'm not making light of her tragedy, but why do people post things to blogs about celebrities in the belief that the celebrities are actually reading them?
Mark Jeffries - 11/7/2007 11:21:00 AM EST
Though you may not feel quite so at the moment, you are really a very lucky lady. You were able to share so very many years with your Dad as he reached the age of 90. The pride and love your Dad had in you must have been unmeasurable. The extraordinary enrichment you surely brought into your Dad''s life can also count you as a very lucky lady. You are also lucky in the blossoming legacy of your Dad''s eight grandchildren, which is part of himself that will go on to be forever a strong reassertion of his life and not his death. It is with such strong belief in such reassertion that in the domain that lies just past your existing sadness you will find peace, composure, and serenity in having shared all those terrific years together. Those kind of years don''t come to everyone, but they came to you and your Dad. To have had them is to have overcome Death and to have had life at its finest.
As one who is also in their 40''s (and lost a Dad), I, like so many others, am filled with admiration for not only your outstanding performance, but for the shear guts it takes to do a show like "Dancing With The Stars". Your strong perseverance and never ending sparkling personality is truly awe-inspiring to so many. Your Dad surely thought so too.
Come back Marie.
Lawrence Hunter - 11/7/2007 9:41:00 AM EST
What a wonderful feeling Marie's dad must have felt after seeing his daughter dance on Monday night, and I'm sure he is now bragging about her to the angels. God bless you and your family Marie, I'm sure the rest of Canada feels your loss.
Rosemary Murray - 11/7/2007 7:49:00 AM EST
I'd like to express my sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your dad. I met him several years ago when you and your brothers were on tour in Allentown. To this day I still have a picture of you and myself, as well as my sister and Donny. You looked great with your short stacked hair cut.
I know your faith will get all of you during this sad time.
My thought and prayers are with all of you.
John Maresca - 11/7/2007 7:42:00 AM EST
No related content found.
No Top Articles
Digital Rapids provides market-leading software and hardware solutions, technology and expertise for transforming live and on-demand video to reach wider audiences on the latest viewing platforms more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably. Empowering applications from..more