I am a BIG Marie Osmond fan and you can tell by the sound of my voice that I was thrilled to speak with her about the importance of calling in during the radiothon to help Childrens Miracle Hospitals, a charity the we both feel strongly about.

Along with actor John Schneider, Osmond co-founded the non-profit organization Children's Miracle Network in 1983. Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals are dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals across North America.

I had the privilege of speaking with her the other day.

In other Marie Osmond news she will appear in soap The Bold and the Beautiful "sometime this year," the show’s Adam Gregory says. "She's is going to be starring in the Bold and the Beautiful," Gregory told Entertainment Tonight at Sunday's Daytime Emmy Awards, where the soap earned four nods. She has not yet taped her scenes. "That's right, you only have 'One life to live,' and 'All my Children' asked me to do a soap, so I'm doing 'The Bold and the Beautiful, 'cause I'm bold, and he's beautiful," joked Osmond, who performed at the awards show, which aired on CBS live from Las Vegas.