Wayne Newton Gushes About Friend & New Grandmother Marie Osmond!
You can’t beat a connection like Vegas!
Wayne Newton recently gushed about close friend, and fellow Vegas regular, Marie Osmond when asked if the two are still friends.
“Am I friends?” the 71-year-old gasped. “I have known the Osmonds since they were on ‘The Andy Williams Show.’”
The entertainer went on to add, “We are dear friends. We were on 'Dancing with the Stars' together."
Wayne and Marie both competed on the fifth season of the hit ABC reality show in 2007, where Wayne finished 10th and Marie placed an impressive 3rd.
And the “Danke Scheon” singer didn’t stop there! “Marie and the whole Osmond family are just some of the nicest people in the world,” he continued.
The Vegas mainstay also graciously gave advice to artists interested in a Vegas residency, Britney Spears for example, when it comes to surviving the grueling schedule.
“I think if I were to give any kind of advice, it would be to work up to playing Vegas,” Wayne shared.
“Because so many performers are used to one or two shows a week where you hit Vegas, it’s one show every night and many times for many months without a day off,” he said. “So that takes some training and just takes some work, but [Britney] can do it!”
The performer was on hand to MC and present an award at the UCLA Luminary Awards in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.