September 30, 2002 12:00 PM

Donny Osmond

Taking over hosting responsibilities for the 29-year-old game show Pyramid this month has Donny Osmond feeling his age. “One day they were playing one of my songs in the studio,” he recalls. “And this kid looked at me and said, ‘Wow, I didn’t know you could sing!'”

Fortunately the syndicated show also brings back fond memories for the former teen idol, who turned the wholesomely telegenic Osmonds into a quintet in the ’60s and topped the charts as a solo artist in the early ’70s with hits like “Go Away Little Girl” and “Puppy Love.” “I used to play [Pyramid] with my brothers when we were stuck on the bus on tour,” says Osmond, 44, who now lives in Provo, Utah, with wife Debbie, 43, and their five sons. The singer, whose new CD is due in November, would like to have his singing siblings come on the show as celebrity guests but says it’s been an uphill battle so far. “I put in a call to Marie, but I don’t know if she’ll do it,” he says. “She wants to be sure that she’ll win!”

You May Like