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With wins in the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney has a leg up in the race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

If he won the right to face our first African-American President, Barack Obama, Romney would become the first Mormon on a major party ticket.

While this is hardly an endorsement of Romney, good for him, and for voters embracing candidates of varying religions, backgrounds and ethnicity.

In honor of Mitt, here are a bunch of celebrity Mormons you might not know about! Who's your favorite? Read THG's Top 10 and vote in our poll:

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10. Mitt Romney. He'll never be accused of being electrifying on the campaign trail, but he wins. And least so far. Plus, he's got the hair.

9. Jon Huntsman. Another family man and GOP presidential candidate who embraces his Mormon beliefs. Doing not quite as well in the polls.

8. Amy Adams of Enchanted fame was raised Mormon. Who knew!

7. Marie Osmond and her siblings grew up in a strict Mormon home.

6. Aaron Eckhart of The Dark Knight fame was raised Mormon. Eckhart even transferred to BYU and graduated from the Mormon University in '94.

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5. (tie) Paul Walker. That's one fast, furious, handsome Mormon! And Jon Heder. Napoleon Dynamite quotes. Enough said on both accounts.

4. Katherine Heigl. While no longer a practicing Mormon, the former Grey's Anatomy star credits her LDS upbringing with shaping her character.

3. Lacey Schwimmer. DWTS pro and Mormon (as are our co-#1s).

2. David Archuleta. The American Idol runner-up recently announced he's stepping out of the limelight to embark on a two-year Mormon mission.

1. Julianne and Derek Hough. The Footloose star and DWTS pro siblings pretty much hit the genetic jackpot with looks, charm and physical abilities.

Who's your favorite celebrity Mormon?

 

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Marie Osmond's face has undergone quite a transformation.

We don't know for a fact that she's had plastic surgery ... but come on now. Marie's new made-up, super-tight look is adding fuel to the rumors, and for good reason.

Check out the 52-year-old ex-Dancing with the Stars contestant at the 80th Anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday, and in 1999:

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Her eyebrows are looking more arched, likely from Botox injections. But it's her lips that really stand out, having seemingly expanded several-fold over the years.

Asked by Prevention magazine how she felt about having plastic surgery, the actress recently answered: "We cherish youth more than we do wisdom."

"Will I do it? I'm sure. Nobody wants to have a saggy jowl. Is it bad to do? I don't think anything is bad if it makes you feel better.”

Hey, at least she's up front about it, right Kate Gosselin?

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Marie Osmond was taken to a Las Vegas area hospital on Wednesday night, following her performance with her brother, Donny - and a bout with bronchitis.

Reports say that the singer's voice began to sound hoarse during the duo's variety show. After finishing her concert, she went to get checked out.

Fortunately, it looks like she'll be alright.

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A rep for the singer told Reuters that she was diagnosed with bronchitis after undergoing tests. On Thursday night, the 52-year-old tweeted:

"So it turns out the allergies went into a bronchitis. I didn't even realize it until I went to hit the high notes last night on stage."

Osmond was cleared to perform again on Thursday evening, the Las Vegas Sun reports, and no dates for her show have been canceled yet.

Here's wishing Marie a safe and speedy recovery.

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Marie Osmond and Stephen Craig used to be married. Now they are again!

At the Latter Day Saints Temple in Las Vegas, Nev., yesterday, Marie re-wed her first husband, who she first married in 1982, only to divorce him in 1985 citing "mental cruelty" and marry some other guy for two decades after that.

All water under the bridge now, as they say. Second time's the charm?

Congratulations to Marie and Steve Craig on runnin' it back!

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Following the tragic death of her son, Marie Osmond returned to the Las Vegas stage, alongside brother Donny, last night.

The siblings performed for a sold-out crowd, as Marie dedicated the concert to her late child, saying:

"The way Osmonds survive is we keep singing. That's what we want to do tonight. I know my son would want that and this show is for him."

The crowd stood and cheered Marie throughout the 90-minute event, growing especially supportive when Donny said: "I think we need to give a big round of applause for my sister for even coming on stage."

This performance came just days after Rosebanne Barr actually called Marie out for playing a role in Michael's suicide. The washed-up comedian said Osmond should have chosen her son over her supposedly gay-bashing religion.

Despite this controversy and despite their grief, the Osmonds had fun on stage.

Marie joked about about her brother's dancing skills, to which Donny replied that he won Dancing With the Stars. But he didn't do that in heels, Marie pointed out, as she exceled at on the ABC show.

As one could only expect, it was an emotional night. Marie wiped away tears when finishing the evening's final number, "It Takes Two."

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Late last month, the 17-year old son of Marie Osmond jumped from his Los Angeles apartment building and killed himself.

It was a tragic event and the reaction of most celebrities was to pass along their sympathy to the family before politely leaving the Osmonds alone. Except for Roseanne Barr, that is.

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The former sitcom star has taken to her blog and randomly cited Marie's son's homosexuality as the basis for his death, placing a lot of blame on the Osmond's church and pretty much calling Marie a liar.

She wrote the following:

marie osmonds poor gay son killed himself... because he had been told how wrong and how sick he was every day of his life by his church and the people in it. Calling that "depression" is a lie!

Yet the Osmonds still talk lovingly about their church, saying nothing about its extremely anti-gay Crusade. Marie also has a gay daughter! Hey, I want her and all the gay kids in the world to know that they are just fine being gay and that they deserve love and respect instead of insults and rebuke! I have gay people in my family and my circle of friends and I am kicking bigot ass and taking names!

She continued:

Marie please don't talk about how your faith in your church has helped you get through this one! Please get some integrity and tell that church of yours that you will leave it and stop giving it ten percent of your money if they don't stop trying to destroy your kids' and all gay people's civil rights and dreams and hopes!!

G-d is trying to use you for something good and this is your opportunity! Your church is wrong and on the wrong wrong wrong side of things! Get as vocal about that as you are about your diet. G-d bless you too, Marie.

The only reaction we can come up with to this: WTF?!? Who calls out the mother of a son that just committed suicide?!?

THG readers, send in your most hateful judgments on Roseanne right now...

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Two weeks after her son committed suicide, Marie Osmond will return to the Las Vegas stage.

The singer and brother Donny will sing again for audiences on March 9. They have also added a handful of dates to their Sin City show, in order to make up for canceled performances in wake of their recent family tragedy.

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The duo has tacked on five shows between April 13 and 17 at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino.

"These were previously unscheduled show dates, added to accommodate guests who had tickets to recently canceled shows due to the personal tragedy in the Osmond family," read a press release, while the show's producer added:

"I think performing will help the healing process for [Marie]."

We wish her the best.

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Just days after her teenage son committed suicide, Marie Osmond is in seclusion.

This piece of information is courtesy of Entertainment Tonight anchor Mary Hart, a close friend of the singer's. Said Hart on CBS' The Early Show today:

"I find tremendous grace in her own words: 'I really believe that it's the lows that make us who we are. It's not the success. It's how we handle all that.'"

Hart adds that Osmond "is finding solace in her faith and her family" and:

"You can bet she has loving arms around her. The Osmonds are a very close-knit family and, in times of loss or tragedy, they support each other and really band together as a family, and in love."

New reports indicate that Osmond's son Michael left a suicide note prior to jumping from the eighth floor of his Los Angeles apartment building on Friday. It stated he had no friends and did not fit in.

This description was news to Michael's roommate, however. She says he was "probably the funniest, happiest guy I've ever met in my entire life. This is something I would never expect."

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Tragedy has struck the Osmond family.

Michael Blosil, the son of Marie Osmond, committed suicide last night. The trouble teen, who left a suicide note, jumped from his Los Angeles apartment building around 9 p.m.

Entertainment Tonight confirmed the news and quoted Donny Osmond as saying: "Please pray for my sister and her family," while Marie recently released a statement that reads:

"My son Michael is an amazing young man, shown through his courage in facing his issues. As his mother, I couldn't be more proud of him. The press and public have always been kind and gracious in the past, and I know they will continue to respect our privacy during this time."

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Michael was one of Marie's eight kids. He reportedly suffered "severe depression" throughout his life, insiders say, and entered a rehab facility in 2007 at age 16.

Marie and Donny have canceled their Las Vegas show tonight, of course, and there's no word on when they might return to the stage. Our thoughts our with their loved ones.

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It's been a difficult time for Marie Osmond.

As the celebrity continues to perform on Dancing with the Stars, she's undergone a fainting spell on live TV, the death of her father and now, the rehabilitation of her 16-year old son, Michael.

Osmond confirmed the last piece of news in an interview with Larry King last night.

"My son Michael is an amazing young man, shown through his courage in facing his issues," Osmond said in a statement. "As his mother, I couldn't be more proud of him. The press and public have always been kind and gracious in the past and I know they will continue to respect our privacy during this time."

Michael is one of eight children Osmond has raised with ex-husband Brian Blosil. No reason was given for the rehab.

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