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Fainting Spell -- a Fake?!

11/27/2007 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sources on the set of "Dancing With the Stars" tell TMZ that Marie Osmond's fainting spell was scripted -- to the point where she had a writer just off camera feeding her lines when she stood up!
Marie Osmond Faints
Our moles say Marie has a writer on set at all times, prompting her with witty conversation. One on-set source says he was in position when Marie went down -- and didn't miss a beat.

And get this -- Marie, we're told, is seriously on the hunt for a "successful guy." We're told she's asking some highfalutin people if they know someone who's available. Marie is divorcing hubby number two.


Marie's rep tells us that reports of a writer on set are "absolutely false." "There is no writer on set feeding her lines," she says, "Her manager is there and we (her publicists) are there but no one is feeding her lines." As for a fake faint? Her rep says that's "ridiculous. Why would anyone fake fainting on a live TV show? That show happened during the wildfires and Marie has allergies, there was smoke in the air which was extremely toxic. The trailers for the show are outside the stage and she was breathing the air. It's happened before." And lastly, the rep says Marie is NOT on the prowl. "She's going through a divorce," we're told, "She's not looking to meet someone now -- she wants to spend time with her kids. Dating is the last thing on her mind."

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karen dapello    

JEEEEEZUS - kick a person when they're down, why don't ya?

2430 days ago
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kathy    

COM ON IT WAS NOT FAKE. YOU PEOPLE GOT TO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS........

2430 days ago
18.

JIM    

Fake? YES, she fell down too "lady" like.

2430 days ago
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Tasha    

I wouldn't be surprised if it was.

2430 days ago
20.

Sharona    

Evidently a lot of people out there have not seen people faint before.........If this was fake she needs an academy award because this was not fake....believe me

2430 days ago
21.

Dog is a racist mutt!    

Oh man, that would be just too funny! She's toast if they can prove it! Awesome!!!

2430 days ago
22.

sassy    

it was fake just like that girl with one leg fell. that was a fake also !

screw those phoney people !!

give me the people who keep it real !

2430 days ago
23.

Jeranddi    

This was not a fake faint.......what's next?........ did Jane fake her food poisoning too? Marie's CLEARLY NOT the best dancer and should not have gotten as far in the competition as she has. I have to admit that her bragging about being one of the "top dollmakers in the world" and constantly hyping her business is a turn off. Aside from the self promotion that ALL the contestants seem to do, Marie is likeable, mature, fun and seems to be a good person. Even GOOD parents have kids with problems and GOOD people can go through more than one divorce.

Regarding her personal life, that is no one's business but her own. Whether she supposedly leaked info or not, the press would eventually dig it up. This is a contest for talent and the public should vote accordingly and not out of sympathy or spite.

2430 days ago
24.

THE JUDGE    

I would love to Marie You....

2430 days ago
25.

kitty    

she is getting way too much attention and publicity because of her brother and fake fall. this is a dance contest and she can't even dance!! her fans don't know what they're voting for because they sure don't know about dancing. Pick the right dancer and give him/her the vote...not some has been.

2430 days ago
26.

bebe    

If it was all about pure dancing ability and technique, then Mario Lopez would have won the year he competed.

2430 days ago
27.

bebe    

If it was all about pure dancing ability and technique, then Mario Lopez would have won the year he competed.

2430 days ago
28.

Kelli    

Go Marie. Rooting for ya!! Hope ur ok jr.

2430 days ago
29.

I laugh at other's misfortunes    

MILF. Mormon I'd Like to..............

2430 days ago
30.

AUNT DAR    

I'M REALLY NOT SURE...
I DON'T WANT TO THINK IT WAS A FAKE, BUT SHE IS TRYING TO WIN VOTES... AND SYMPATHY VOTES COUNT...
PLUS LAST NIGHTS' FREESTYLE WAS FOR HER DOLL COLLECTORS SHE SAID... SO, IT MAY HAVE BEEN A FAKE FAINT...
BUT, HER BEING A GOOD MORMON WOMAN WOULDN'T THAT BE CHEATING THE PUBLIC AND HER FANS.. PLUS SHE HAD SAID SHE FAINTS ALL THE TIME... THERE AGAIN , IT MAKES YOU WONDER IF IT WAS PLANNED TO WIN HER VOTES...
SO, I THINK PROBABLY HELL YEAH.. IT WAS FAKE...

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