December 7, 1989 |
At the end of a decade so ridiculously unwholesome that a leveraged buyout king is trumpeted as a pop cultural icon, it's hard to believe that an Osmond would try to re-emerge as America's primo Donny. But lo and behold, rather than big brother Wayne and his adorable bell- ringing boys, this Christmas season brought a lean, mean, bolo-tied Donny Osmond to the Valley Forge Music Fair last night. "Twas truly a hoot. Aiming to prove that bubbly and stubbly are not mutually exclusive terms, the anachronistic Osmond's new music buttressed the sweet romance of his teenage hits with brawny synthesizers and funk-lite bass riffs that had "late '80s radio" written all over them.
August 18, 2009 |
Does Tom DeLay have two right feet? We'll find out next month when the former Republican House majority leader competes in the ninth season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars. DeLay was the most surprising entry among the 16 celebrity dancers announced yesterday on Good Morning America by DWTS host Tom Bergeron. Among the others taking to the dance floor will be model Kathy Ireland, mixed martial arts champion Chuck Liddell, singer Macy Gray, former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin, Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin, performer Donny Osmond and two showbiz spawn: Kelly Osbourne (daughter of Ozzy)
August 25, 2011 |
CARLISLE, Pa. - His career has spanned more than three decades. He has released almost six dozen albums. He has appeared on TV shows ranging from the mid-'60s variety program The Andy Williams Show to the reality-TV juggernaut Dancing With the Stars. He is a singer, a dancer, a talk-show host, an actor, a former teen idol, and one of the most famous Mormons in America. Oh, and he's "a little bit rock-and-roll. " Donny Osmond is scheduled to perform his solo act, "Basically Yours - An Evening With Donny Osmond," at Shippensburg University's Luhrs Center on Friday.
March 7, 2008 |
Raven-Symoné stars in a family comedy so base and shoddy it could be titled That's So Craven . She's a very mature-looking high-schooler with her heart set on Georgetown University. But her helicopter father (Martin Lawrence) wants to keep her closer to home, at Northwestern. (Most parents would be delighted if their child got into either of these universities.) Daughter and overprotective dad set out to visit schools in his snazzy police cruiser. (His department must have a generous policy on personal use of vehicles.
January 28, 2009 |
Final blastoff for 'StarTrek' creator Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, who died in '91, and his wife, Majel Barrett Roddenberry, who died Dec. 18, are headed into deep space, courtesy of a company that specializes in "memorial spaceflights. " Celestis Inc. says Majel hired them to send the couple's cremated remains into space in a spacecraft filled with digitized tributes from Star Trek fans. The craft's mission? To boldly go where no man has gone before - and never return. Donny Osmond: D'oh!
April 4, 2001 |
Reading about her personal woes in newspapers and magazines is, like, the worst thing for Aussie actress Nicole Kidman, she told an Australian newspaper. The curly-haired redhead is determined to keep silent about her private life to protect her two children, the Sydney Morning Herald reported yesterday. This despite anguish over the breakdown of her marriage to Tom "Mr. Smile" Cruise. Kidman, promoting her upcoming Baz Luhrmann-directed flick "Moulin Rouge," said this was the toughest time of her life.
May 27, 1989 |
"Isn't it all fake?" ponders Donny Osmond, his right hand fingering the air as if it were fine silk. "Too many artists take their audience's adulation seriously. It becomes too much of a facade, and that can be damaging, particularly to a little kid. They think they're so big, and then they fall in the gutter. They're king for a day, and then they don't know how to live as a pauper. " Osmond, needless to say, knows whereof he speaks, though he is as likely to become a pauper as to turn into Prince.
October 29, 1986 |
Sean Penn pleaded not guilty at an arraignment in Los Angeles yesterday to charges that he beat up a Grammy Award-winning songwriter in April for speaking to his wife, Madonna, at a trendy nightclub. The movie star was ordered to stand trial on Dec. 3 and was allowed to remain free on bail until then. Penn, 25, entered the plea after a deal with the district attorney fell through. According to prosecutor John Wilson, Penn had agreed to plead no contest to an assault charge, after which he would be fined $1,000, be placed on informal two-year probation and make restitution to the victim, David Wolinski.
July 31, 2012 |
IT'S NOT BILLED as such, but Donny and Marie Osmond's gig this week at Caesars Atlantic City is a journey into the past. And not just back to the 1970s, when the impossibly adorable singing, dancing and wise-cracking siblings solidified their place in the show-biz firmament with their fondly remembered ABC-TV variety show. Instead the program, which runs Tuesday through Sunday, offers a bridge back to the time when the phrase, "The show must go on!" was the mantra of the entertainment industry.
August 3, 2012 |
St. Joe's Prep and Temple grad Michael Rady just had some real-life practice in a hospital for his role as a doctor on the upcoming CW show "Emily Owens, M.D. " "I delivered my son. There were other people with me, but I was actively involved," Rady told Daily News TV critic Ellen Gray in Los Angeles during the Television Critics Association conference. Rady, who starred on the CW's update of "Melrose Place" and appears on Showtime's "House of Lies," and actress wife Rachael Kemery welcomed a baby boy named Ellington two weeks ago. Rady said his participation in the delivery was a tough task for a guy who is squeamish, which he has tried to overcome since being cast opposite Mamie Gummer in "Owens.