Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What once was a reason for despair has turned into a status symbol. (Probably more true if you're single, rather than married.) Let's be honest, losing your job is a traumatic experience.

It's almost daily that we hear of another person being laid off from his or her job. Just last week three of my friends were let go from their jobs; the reason, company down-sizing to stay afloat during these tumultuous economic times.

Regardless of what may or may not have been communicated during the exit interviews, I'm willing to bet that the reasoning behind being let go had very little, if nothing, to do with my friends' work ethic. It may have just been the "un-luck" of the draw.


Monday, April 20, 2009

One date wonder

Have you ever been on a date you just know is going to end with him on one knee, and a ring in hand? You know the type; the over-complimenting date who can't stop staring at you with googly eyes. But it's not only the men; ladies are just as guilty.

Once in a blue moon the scenario works out perfectly; engaged one week, married the next and a "happily ever after."


Mormon Times

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Madonna's Got Nothing on Marie Osmond

For most people, turning 50 is a moment for reflection — and a massive party. But not
Marie Osmond — she’s too busy. The iconic entertainer and Dancing With the Stars
alum stars in a sellout Las Vegas show with her brother Donny, has an upcoming TV talk show and has written a new book called Might as Well Laugh About It Now. Marie, a NutriSystem spokeswoman, tells OK! about being a mom to eight kids, her inspiring weight loss and why Madonna ain’t got nothing on her.


Marie Osmond stops by Good Things Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Utah's own Marie Osmond took a break from her Las Vegas show and stopped by Good Things Utah Friday, to talk about her new book.

It’s called, Might As Well Laugh About It Now, and Marie is hoping her sense of humor will be just what the doctor ordered for fans.

The entertainer who's been charming audiences for almost 5 decades had tips on everything from lip gloss (she's used a red sharpee before) - to fitting into those teensy tinsy "Dancing With The Stars" costumes.


Shhhh! Let's listen in on Marie Osmond's phone call

Marie Osmond stopped signing her new book, "Might As Well Laugh About It Now," to take a cell phone call from her attorney last week at the Mall of America.

Those Osmond fans, gushing over how cute she looked and repeatedly asking her to "Say, hello to Donny for me," would have waited forever. The phone call did take awhile, but fans could watch as Osmond conducted the private conversation in plain view, while walking around the back of the stage.


Be sure to watch the attached video from the event.


She owes it all to singing along to Donny Osmond


Britain's Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle owes her dazzling voice to a teenage obsession with Donny Osmond, her brother reveals today.

Susan honed her show-stopping vocals - which have taken the world by storm and turned her into a superstar overnight - by singing along to Seventies heartthrob Donny for hours on end, her brother Gerard says.

And when it wasn't Donny - whose 1972 hit Puppy Love she knew off by heart - she was driving her family berserk by repeatedly blasting out the soundtrack to Grease - especially You're The One That I Want.

Gerard - the first of her six siblings to be interviewed - tells how bullied Susan would lock herself in her room with her record player because she had no friends to play with.


Friday, April 17, 2009

Marie in Utah TONIGHT to promote her book

Marie will be reading from her new book, Might As Well Laugh About It Now, at Desert Book, 1110 E. Fort Union Blvd., Midvale, UT, at 6:00 p.m. Friday April 17th. The event is free.

Osmond just might get the last laugh

rom an outsider's point of view, Marie Osmond's life as an entertainer is still a whirlwind.

It's a life path that began as she trekked out of Utah to all points glamour and glitz as a preteen member of the singing Osmond family. But the only Osmond sister, who now lives in Las Vegas, quickly points out she is still a homebody as much as high roller -- a mother to eight kids, a woman who struggles with her weight, time management, career choices and choosing a partner.

"I really don't think my life is all that interesting," said Osmond as she boarded a plane to sign her new book, Might as Well Laugh About It Now, for fans at Minnesota's Mall of America. "But I am flattered by the people that have read it and identify with it."

Photos and MORE at The Salt Lake Tribune

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

David and Valerie features in Elan Woman

To read the article about David and Valerie, click

Elan Woman.

Marie Osmond's new book funny, moving

By Emiley Morgan
Deseret News
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2009

A September house fire in 2005 left Marie Osmond watching as the portion of her home that housed her office -- and years worth of journals -- went up in smoke. A few years later, at the urging of her friend and one-time co-author, Marcia Wilkie, Osmond decided to write down some of her favorite memories and important life lessons for her children to read later.

To read the rest of the article, click MORMONTIMES/DESNEWS

Don Osmond: Where have all the cowboys gone?

Don Osmond: Where have all the cowboys gone?
By Don Osmond
For Mormon Times
Monday, Apr. 13, 2009
A'ight boys; this one's for us. It's a topic mentioned recently on my personal blog, but I thought it's important enough to share here as well.

A couple of months ago, I was chatting with a girl friend of mine (a friend who happens to be a girl; don't be getting any ideas), and during the conversation she asked me, "Where have all the cowboys gone?"

Holding back a smirk, I responded with, "You do realize we live in the city, right?"

And without missing a beat, she said: "I'm speaking metaphorically. Where is chivalry in the world today?"

To read the rest of Don's column, click MORMON TIMES.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Might As Well Laugh About It Now

Nearly all of entertainer Marie Osmond's life has played out publicly. The mother of eight and best-selling author lets readers in on her thoughts and insights in her new book, "Might As Well Start Laughing Now."

View the video from Good Morning America and read more about this story on ABC.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Marie Osmond Gets Candid About Life After Divorce

Marie Osmond sits down with our own Mary Hart to talk about life after divorce -- a topic she delves into in her new book Might As Well Laugh About It Now. Plus, she reveals what major movie role she turned down in the past, and why!

"Things in our lives that happen, they don't turn out the way they're promised," Marie tells Mary about being divorced twice. "You know, life is life, and you can either let it get you down or you can choose to move forward in it."

Marie goes on to say that her children are proud of her for her decisions, adding, "I know I did everything I could, and there's nothing wrong with saying, 'It's wrong, and I'm moving on.'"

Mary also asks Marie about turning down Olivia Newton-John's iconic role in 'Grease.'

Based on how the role was originally pitched to her, Marie says she disagreed with the message of a woman changing herself for a man.

"I don't think we have to lower ourselves as women to get anything," she says. She also says she's anything but naive, and didn't want her children to see her in that light by playing the role.

Marie writes about moving forward and rising above life's twists and turns in her new book.

Might As Well Laugh About It Now is in stores now.


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Don Osmond is Cresting '30'

If you've been a long time Osmond fan, you might remember those days when Donny wore photos of his first-born son on the back of his vest and invited everybody to 'sign-up' for his fan club.

Well, that cute little baby isn't a baby anymore (although he IS still cute!) Now he's a writer who works in the field of public relations., when he isn't racing bobsleds.

Don has written about himself, and his upcoming 30th birthday, in the current issue of Mormon Times. If you'd like to read his guest blog, visit Mormon Times.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Join Alan's new Social Network

Alan is inviting everyone to join his new Social Networking site:

David and Nathan are already there. How about YOU?

Friday, April 03, 2009

David Visits Idol Radio Show

David was the special guest on last night's Idol radio show. You can read all about his visit at: