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The stories you never knew about the Osmond family

Many fans have wondered why Donny was always seen wearing purple socks. People came up with multiple theories for the socks and some said that it was his lucky charm. She gave each of her children different color socks to wear so everyone could tell which brother it was.

Maybe that is why Marie is concerned with how she is lit in interviews today! Could you imagine getting advice from the great Lucille Ball? Donny was a religious person and did not want to violate his beliefs.

Because of this, Donny stayed away from the world of illegal substances. Good for you Donny! Donny was dating a girl named Tammy and his brother a girl named Debbie in The pair went to an Elton John concert one day, and Donny looked at Debbie and knew he would marry her. He stole her from his brother and the two ended up married. Marie Osmond was not looking very fit when she realized that she needed to take off a few pounds — both for health reasons as well as for her career.

So she started on the nutrisystem diet, lost dozens of pounds, and became their spokesperson. Oddly enough, she started nutrisystem around the same time as joining a running club as well as working out six hours a day. Interestingly, it turns out that the second born son was the first one to get married and have kids.

The first born son only did so later. Additionally, Donald Jr is over two decades older than the youngest son Joshua. Deborah and Donny Osmond have five children together, all sons. Marie Osmond fell into a deep depression after the birth of her first child Brandon. She at first thought that it was your standard case of the baby blues, something which occurs due to the hormonal imbalance from having a child. But it turns out that this bout lasted a really long time, signaling that she had postpartum depression.

Marie now talks about it a lot, unafraid to share her story with other women going through the same thing. When the Osmond family first went out to Los Angeles in order to score a record deal, the producer they were supposed to meet with was too busy to see the family.

So, the father decided to take the family to Disneyland. The children saw the Dapper Dan barbershop quartet and spontaneously began to sing with them. The head of guest relations at the park was so impressed that he asked the kids to perform on Disney After Dark that night. By the time rolled around, the family was not doing especially well financially. With two album flops, the family decided to build a TV set close to their house in Utah and got going on filming the Donny and Marie show.

The show was pulled after only a couple of seasons, and sadly, no other networks would pick them up. However, instead of declaring bankruptcy, the family just worked harder and pulled themselves out of debt.

Have you ever received an Osmond Band Disk before as a gift? Was it within the past 15 years or so? If this is the case then you might want to check and see when the disk itself was made. How do we know? The Osmonds only decided to sell their music on new fangled CDs in Too bad MP3s were already a thing by then. Marie Osmond became famous at a very young age and recalls the immense pressure she felt to remain thin. The producers of their television show went so far as to threaten to cancel the entire show if Marie could not lose weight.

Even more surprisingly, Marie was only around pounds but monitored everything she ate to lose weight. Alan Osmond had a religious epiphany one day and decided that he would go on a Mormon missionary trip. However, after making the decision, he did not feel that it was right, so he fasted and he prayed on it. He decided in the end not to go on the tip, but instead decided to become a soldier and go fight in Vietnam. However, his parents got him an interview with a Colonel, so Osmond worked with him on a base near home.

Alan was not going to be sent off to fight in the war, but still, everyone goes through basic training. Boot camp was a breeze for him as his years in show business enabled him to have a strict sense of discipline. Additionally, show business helped him get through sleep deprivation, and even helped him be an bayonet expert due to choreography lessons.

He was also the shooter in his unit. David Osmond discovered that he had multiple sclerosis when he was 26 years old.

However, he was still able to get engaged, and after a giant shot of hormones, walked down the aisle to marry her. David is no longer wheelchair bound, although he still does feel immense pain.

The drummer for the Osmond family band, Jay Osmond, wrote an autobiography which he titled Stages. Jay takes the reader through the various difficulties and challenges the family had to go through as a part of life on the road in the s. He also talks about the various collaborations the band had with people such as The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Interestingly, Jay decided to have the book read like a play.

Another musically talented family in the s who travelled around was the Jackson Five from Gary, Indiana. It turns out that the Osmonds and the Jacksons would coordinate their shows so that they could be in the same place at the same time.

Additionally, the two families would have pick up football games against each other, most notably when the two were in Toronto. It must have been great for the children to be able to relate to kids going through the same stresses. The Osmond Clan has grown exponentially over the decades and generations. The starters of the family, Olive and George Osmond, started out with nine children. Today, the family numbers over 55 grandchildren and 70 great grandchildren, equalling over descendants in all.

Incredibly while many of the clan went on to be doctors and lawyers, many others chose to remain in music. However, Trudeau lost a motion to have the Board send a "corrective letter" to the television stations and subsequently dropped all claims for monetary damages. The case is still in litigation. The FTC filed a contempt of court action against Trudeau and the companies that market The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to Know About , alleging that Trudeau was in contempt of a court order by "deceptively claiming in his infomercials that the book being advertised establishes a weight-loss protocol that is 'easy' to follow.

When consumers buy the book, they find it describes a complex plan that requires intense dieting, daily injections of a prescribed drug that is not easily obtainable, and lifelong dietary restrictions. On November 19, , Trudeau was found in contempt of the court order for "patently false" claims in his weight loss book. District Court Judge Robert W. Gettleman ruled that Trudeau "clearly misrepresents in his advertisements the difficulty of the diet described in his book, and by doing so, he has misled thousands of consumers.

The court denied Trudeau's request to reconsider or stay this ruling on December 11 of the same year. On February 11, , Trudeau was arrested and appeared in U.

District Court before Gettleman for criminal contempt of court after he "asked his supporters to email the federal judge overseeing a pending civil case brought against him by the Federal Trade Commission. That is, no one can touch him," Barrett said.

On November 28, , the U. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission issued warnings to companies selling human chorionic gonadotropin HCG as weight loss products as the claims are unsupported. In February , the court-appointed receiver announced that a number of Trudeau's known assets, including a home in Ojai, California , would be auctioned, with proceeds to be applied toward unpaid fines and restitutions.

Court officials informed GIN members that the club's business model "likely amounted to an illegal pyramid scheme", and that its relentlessly publicized group of 30 billionaire financial advisors known as the "GIN Council" did not exist.

GIN's remaining assets were later auctioned as well. In March , Trudeau was sentenced to 10 years in prison, an "unusually lengthy" term for a contempt conviction. In April , Guzman ordered that royalties payable to Trudeau from continuing sales of his books—now owned by a California company called Free is My Favorite LLC, which purchased the rights from Trudeau—be forwarded to a government-controlled trust and used for fine and restitution payments.

One common criticism by consumer groups is that Trudeau has had no medical training. Trudeau responds that by not having such training, he is not biased toward pharmaceutical companies and the FDA, and that medical doctors "are taught only how to write out prescriptions" for "poisons" and "cut out pieces of a person's anatomy. Trudeau has been criticized for his inability to provide evidence to back up his claims. Although he recites anecdotes, he has never provided evidence evaluated by licensed medical practitioners.

In instances where Trudeau has been asked to provide proof, he has misinterpreted medical studies or cited dubious or fictitious studies. For example, Trudeau cited a nonexistent year research study involving a natural cure for diabetes at the University of Calgary.

In University of Calgary officials announced in a public statement that none of Trudeau's claims about the university's research were true, and that its attorneys had sent Trudeau a "cease and desist" letter, demanding that he stop associating himself with the school.

In August , the New York Consumer Protection Board warned consumers that Trudeau has used false claims of endorsements to promote his products, noting that the back cover of Natural Cures includes false endorsements.

Further, the NYCPB states that Trudeau's television advrtisements "give the false impression that Tammy Faye Messner opposes chemotherapy in favor of the 'natural cures' in Trudeau's book. The back cover includes the following quote from Dr. Herbert Ley , a former commissioner of the U.

Food and Drug Administration who died three years before the book was written: What the FDA is doing and what people think it's doing are as different as night and day. Bradford, says that this quote does not constitute a false endorsement of the book by Ley, but rather is merely a statement that is in line with the purpose of the book.

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