Marie Osmond and Jonathan Roberts by Carol Kaelson/ABC
Perhaps it was exhaustion. Perhaps it was the training diet. Perhaps she was overcome by the glare from the garish trophy located just off camera. In any case, Dancing with the Stars contender Marie Osmond on Monday night took to the floor, literally, upon completing a samba with pro partner Jonathan Roberts. As the judges assayed Osmond's performance, "She was laughing and then sank like a stone," an ABC rep tells the AP. "Everyone froze." (Watch video here.)After returning from a hasty commercial break, host Tom Bergeron shared that Osmond's first words upon coming to were, "Oh crap" and then he asked the editor for a clip to send into one of those crazy home-video shows.Osmond explained on air that "once in a while... when I get winded, I stop breathing." Team Osmond went on to receive a score of 21 (out of 30).Related: Backstage at Dancing with the Stars: What Really Happened to Marie
Jonathan Roberts and Marie Osmond, Dancing with the Stars
It was frightening to be in the Dancing with the Stars audience last night. We've seen celebrities push their way through pain and fatigue. We've seen Jennie Garth crash and burn when she landed in a heap at the end of her second-week routine. But we've never seen a star pass out and lie motionless on the ballroom floor.
Here's what you didn't see following Marie Osmond's collapse: After host Tom Bergeron cut to commercial, Osmond's brother Jimmy and her children rushed to her side. Her manager ran onto the floor, as did the paramedics. She was lying on her side, knees bent, not moving. Her partner, Jonathan Roberts, was holding her head in his hands. "Marie has so much fun all the time that
"Oh Crap!" Jonathan Roberts, Marie Osmond by Carol Kaelson/ABC
Well, I think it's safe to say tonight got off to a rocky start. After delivering a decent samba, Marie Osmond passed out right on the ballroom floor! Longest. Commerical Break. Ever. I could be mistaken, but I thought I heard a few laughs from the audience at first, who must have thought she was joking around. But they quickly fell silent when Tom Bergeron went to break. During the commercial, I got so worried. I started to wonder what would happen if something went seriously wrong with her. Visions of heart attacks, strokes and aneurysms went through my head. Would the show really go on? Thankfully, she just became winded, and despite some embarrassment she's going to be fine. What a trooper! But Samantha Harris had it right; fainting was not going to get her a 10. This dance garnered Marie her lowest score yet.How great was Jane Seymour? When her dance started, I got a good view of the back of her dress, or lack thereof. What a body on her! I was amazed a woman 29 years my senior...
Bottom two again? Let's hope not! Melanie Brown, Maksim Chmerkovskiy by Carol Kaelson/ABC
Samba, Rumba, who cares it's all Latin! After last week's shocking bottom two the dancers really have to kick it into high gear tonight. Can Mark Cuban make it another week? If so, who does that leave for the bottom two? I can't even think about it.Let's rap while they rumba and come on back later for my recap of all the Latin Night hijinks!
James Keach and Jane Seymour by Eric Charbonneau/WireImage.com
Among the tens of thousands whose homes lie in the path of the two-day blaze which has been incinerating Southern California, Jane Seymour is worrying about the fate of her own house. "My husband [James Keach] only just this [Monday] morning evacuated the children," she told TVGuide.com from a hotel, "but he insiated on staying. He said the winds were turning in our direction, so he was going to protect the house." But how? "The last time there was a fire [in October 2003], James actually fought it and saved the bluff using [swimming pool pumps and hoses] that I had laughed at when he installed it. Since then, he has put in even more equipment. I just hope that if he does fight this crazy thing, he'll find another large male to help him with the hose."Of course, Seymour's new anxiety comes just weeks after she lost her mother and as she continues with the Dancing with the Stars competition. "As they say, 'the show must go on,'" she sighs. "But I'm wondering how many challenges I nee...
Samantha Harris by Carol Kaelson/ABC
Dancing with the Stars' Samantha Harris will guest-host ABC's The View this Thursday and Friday, as the daytime talker scrambles to accommodate the fast-tracked maternity leave of Elisabeth Hasselbeck. (Following Tuesday's taping, Hasselbeck is rushing off to Arizona, where hubby Tim is tackling a brand-new NFL quarterbacking gig.) As previously reported in the Soaps News blog, One Life to Live sweetheart Kassie DePaiva is Liz's first fill-in, on Wednesday.Also, as part of its sweeps plan, starting Nov.1 and continuing each subsequent Thursday, Viewers will be treated to a dance from couples voted off DWTS. The month also will feature such guests as Jerry Seinfeld, Peter Krause, Keri Russell, David Spade, Teri Hatcher, Steve Martin, Jason Bateman, Jorja Fox and Marcia Cross.
Question: Though this question may answer itself by the time you chime in, I have to ask: Why would ABC flip its night around and have Men in Trees end Friday night instead of begin it? I don't have the naysayer's belief that ABC is actually trying to kill the series, but it just makes for odd scheduling: a crime procedural (Women's Murder Club) is going to transition into the whimsical (and fun) Trees? Though more people have DVRs and time-shift their viewing, a majority still don't. If ABC were really going to air Trees after a show with a proven brand (I guess they think popular fiction writer James Patterson is going to bring in more viewers), a better bet would have been Mondays at 10 after Dancing with the Stars. Why The Bachelor is still getting that prime spot I don't know.
Answer: Given how well Samantha Who? premiered after Dancing with the Stars last week, you may be right that a compatible, likable show like Men in Trees might do at least as well on Monday as the played-out
Will Jennie continue to improve this week? Jennie Garth, Derek Hough by Carol Kaelson/ABC
This show has done what no boxer has been able to do: knock out Floyd Mayweather Jr. (But all the fancy footwork he's learned will probably come in handy for his December 8 bout with Ricky Hatton!) As for the judges carping about all the lifting last week, the only thing it really seemed to raise was the audience's blood pressure. And it isn't likely to fall anytime soon, as this weeks sizzling Latin program calls for the eight remaining couples to perform a samba or a rumba. Arriba! — Joe Friedrich
Derek and Julianna Hough by Carol Kaelson/ABC
by Deborah Starr SeibelA petite blonde woman sits spellbound in the Dancing with the Stars (Mondays, 8 pm/ET and Tuesdays 9 pm/ET, ABC) studio audience as the couples make their entrances. Last season, Marriann Nelson screamed herself hoarse cheering for her daughter, the sensational young ballroom pro Julianne Hough. "This season," she says, "I thought, 'I'll be calm.' But when they both came out my daughter on one side and my son on the other I just lost it."Mom isn't the only one wild about Julianne, 19, and her equally talented big brother, Derek, 22...read more
Derek and Julianna Hough, Dancing with the Stars
A petite blonde woman sits spellbound in the Dancing with the Stars (Mondays, 8 pm/ET and Tuesdays 9 pm/ET, ABC) studio audience as the couples make their entrances. Last season, Marriann Nelson screamed herself hoarse cheering for her daughter, the sensational young ballroom pro Julianne Hough. "This season," she says, "I thought, 'I'll be calm.' But when they both came out — my daughter on one side and my son on the other — I just lost it."
Mom isn't the only one wild about Julianne, 19, and her equally talented big brother, Derek, 22. Julianne danced her way into the winner's circle last season with Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno and poses a serious threat once