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"Dancing" -- The Curse Of Tom Bergeron

11/6/2007 1:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Is there a "Dancing With the Stars" curse? Tragedy seems to have befallen several cast members recently
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Just last week Marie Osmond infamously fainted during a live broadcast last month, and today word came that she sadly lost her father, George Osmond, patriarch of the singing Osmond clan. And Jane Seymour's mother passed away last month.

Jane SeymourThese unfortunate incidents are just a few of the woes faced by these women since joining the show, Jane also had to skip an episode due to food poisoning and very nearly lost her home in the Malibu fires last month.

Marie and Jane haven't been the only ones to endure The Curse: Sara Evans left the show during a painful divorce, Stacy Keibler suffered a seizure while promoting the show and -- worst of all -- the unfortunate bout of tanorexia suffered by "Dancing" staple Cheryl Burke.

Make it stop, Tom Bergeron!

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Star Jones - Click to launchStar says that she and husband Al Reynolds paid for their Super Bowl weekend "at our own expense" and that she's still never received any loot for the appearance.









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31.

Julie    

There is NO curse!!! That is nutso!!! Geez, be REAL! Bad stuff happens, it's all in the course of life!
Maries dad was OLD & ready to go anytime,
this all is pure sensationalism, and it REEKS

2482 days ago
32.

Stacey    

WHAT A MISLEADING HEADLINE....PATHETIC

2482 days ago
33.

Schwetzinger Girl    

I think Tom Burgeron is a fantastic Host and has nothing what's so ever to do with the bad luck some of these people have.

2482 days ago
34.

Linda W    

TMZ you should be ashamed to print something so terribly mean. Tom Bergeron could not possibly be to blame for anything in your story.........even the tanorexia. Next time maybe you should stop and think about how hurtful your story could be. Especially when it involves the death of a loved one. Shame on You!!!!!!!

2482 days ago
35.

samantha    

I think that all of these things were going to happen anyway but the only thing is that because these stars were on the show if they were not you wouldnt hear about it. Stop trying to find someone to blame its no ones fault thats why i hate tmz sometimes!!!!

2482 days ago
36.

Teri    

How ridiculous to blame Tom. He's great. If you think about this logically, both Jane's mother and Marie's father were of the age when death is expected. It's the sad side of aging - you lose your parents. My prayers to the Osmonds - and to Jane. And to the jerk who said Jane looks 70 - get your eyes checked. She looks fantastic - ESPECIALLY to be 56. Love the show.

2482 days ago
37.

Eve    

I think TMZ is representative of the underbelly of our society and this business. They are no better than the ridiculous tabloid in print that make up fodder for empty headed people to read. I never have seen anything of value here except mindless, made-up jibberish. In other words, they just plain suck.

2482 days ago
38.

Megas Alexandros    

I know the article on Mr. Bergeron, was intended to be humorous but, I found it in poor taste and humorless. As for Star, I don't like her personality but, she was the most truthful of the "ladies." Especially, Barbara Walters!

2482 days ago
39.

Wanda    

I love this show. Can anyone tell me where the girls that dance gets the bracelets that they wear. I've searched everywhere and can't find out.

2482 days ago
40.

Gary    

How could you possibly let that article get by the editors before it got posted here "In the Zone!!!" Blaming Tom is absolutely absurd and it was really a nasty thing to say. Disgusting is what it is! Our deepest sympathies to Marie and the entire Osmond family.

2482 days ago
41.

don    

Star Jones asked to speak for a group of overweight women as a role model??? Are they insane, she couldn't even admit how she lost the weight, what kind of role model is that for them. Can they all afford surgery like she had.
It's my understanding, she never showed up for the event she was booked. How the hell can she say she wasn't paid the rest of the money...YOU DIDN'T SHOW UP!!!!

2482 days ago
42.

WHAT IS THE RUSH    

I'M SO TRULY SORRY TO MARIE, SO SAD, I LOST BOTH OF MY PARENTS, AND BOTH HURT, BUT FOR SOME REASON WHEN THE LAST PARENT GOES, I DON'T KNOW, SOMETHING HITS. GOD BLESS THE OSMONDS, AND MAY 2008 BRING THEM MORE HAPPINESS. AND GOD BLESS JANE SEYMOUR ALSO.

PEOPLE GET A CLUE, ABOUT TOM IT IS A JOKE, LIGHTEN UP!

2482 days ago
43.

CeCe    

I believe Star Jones. I have lived in Detroit and I have seen first-hand the good and the HUGE bads of business in that city. There are great people there, don't get me wrong, but MOST of them play dirty as it relates to business. It's hard to find decent people in business anymore in general, but Detroit has some DIRTY folks working there and they don't even try to hide it most of the time.

2482 days ago
44.

FOR TMZ    

I love TMZ! they portray the stars for what they really are or do. It seems they start out fine and then wind up with a big head. they think that nothing can touch them. keep up the good work TMZ!

2482 days ago
45.

yo mamma hehe    

Oh for pitys sake, DO YOU KNOW HOW OLD JANE & MARIES PARENTS WERE??? OLDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD...how can anyone with half a brain blame Bergeron...sounds like a joke to me....not 2 b taken seriously....as far as the other stuff goes...........COME ON.............stuff happens..........when u have that many people.....

2482 days ago
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