Quote: "I had stringy, straight hair. My brothers had thick hair and long eyelashes. I guess God knew I could buy mine!" Singer Marie Osmond insists she wasn't the prettiest child.
Quote: "Men have sent me very nice things over the years... like candy and flowers and envelopes full of body hair! Gross!" Veteran entertainer Marie Osmond on the weirdest 'gift' she has ever received from a male fan.
Quote: "I'm going to be a grandma and I just can't wait. Isn't that fun? We went (to visit) for his birthday, he turned 30, he blew out the candles and then blew me away and said, 'You're gonna be a grandma!'" Veteran entertainer Marie Osmond confirms reports her son Stephen Craig is set to become a first-time dad.
Fact: Marie Osmond will lead Hollywood's 80th Christmas Parade on Sunday (27Nov11). The singer has been named the event's grand marshall.
Quote: "You never get over that... somebody walked up to my daughter and said, 'So are you over that now?' And her heart broke... no. You never get over that, there's always a place that is set in your heart at the dinner table, there's always a celebration where he's there. It doesn't heal." Singer Marie Osmond insists she'll never fully recover following the tragic death of her son Michael last year (10).
Fact: Marie Osmond wears a special diamond ring on her right hand to remind her of her late son MICHAEL BRYAN. The piece of jewellery, which belonged to her mother, was passed down to the tragic teen by her father so he could one day present it to his future wife. Bryan committed suicide in February (10).
Quote: "I believe laughter is the greatest gift we have... My children and I, we laugh. It's a great thing we have to release that terrible pit we have in our hearts." Marie Osmond laughs through the tough times. The veteran entertainer lost her son Michael Bryan in February (10) after he committed suicide.
Fact: Singing siblings DONNY and Marie Osmond are taking Christmas to Broadway in December (10) - the brother and sister act will stage Donny & Marie - A Broadway Christmas at the Marquis Theatre in New York from 9-19 December. The show marks the first time the couple has appeared together on a Broadway stage.
Quote: "If I ever feel down about my age, I like to console myself with the thought that I'll always be younger than Madonna." Marie Osmond, 50, likes to remind herself the Material Girl is a year older.
Quote: "Fifty is the new female F-word. Still I'd rather be 50 than pregnant." Marie Osmond is trying to embrace middle age after hitting her landmark half-century birthday last month (Oct09).
Quote: "I call it the female F-word. (But) I have eight beautiful children. I'm crazy busy, and I feel fantastic. So, that can be, 'Fifty - the F-word - Feel Fantastic.' I love it." Veteran entertainer Marie Osmond isn't dreading her upcoming 50th birthday. The star reaches the milestone on 13 October (09).
Fact: Pop siblings DONNY and Marie Osmond have become the latest stars to sign up for a long engagement in Las Vegas. The pair will take to the stage at the Flamingo Las Vegas hotel and casino in September (08) for a 26-week run of shows.
Quote: "My all-encompassing, life-long goal is to be a happy grandma. It was my mother's greatest joy, and she had 58 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren." Marie Osmond on the enticing prospect of old age.
Quote: "No. I have never (been a good dancer)... I mean we did pointing in the '70s and stuff like that." Marie Osmond is surprised she has reached the quarter finals of U.S. reality TV show DANCING WITH THE STARS.
Fact: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has become the fourth celebrity voted off U.S. TV phenomenon Dancing With The Stars. Actress Jane Seymour, Marie Osmond, SPICE GIRL Melanie Brown and former BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 star Jennie Garth are still in the competition.
Fact: Singer Marie Osmond has placed her six-bedroom home in Orem, Utah on the market with an asking price of $1.2 million (GBP600,000).
Quote: "I told him if he left this planet and left me with eight children, I'd come on the other side and personally kill him." Singer Marie Osmond knows the reason why her husband is successfully fighting a brain tumour.