From Julie Andrews to Carrie Underwood, 50 Years of Solving a Problem Like Maria

How do you solve a problem like Maria? For the producers of The Sound of Music, which hit theaters fifty years ago this week, the solution turned out to be Julie Andrews.

Other actresses were considered for the part of the free-spirited nanny whose effervescence overcomes not only the grumpiness of Captain von Trapp but also the tyranny of the Nazis.

Marie Osmond Is a Grandma

Christmas has come early for Marie Osmond – the singer became a grandmother on Wednesday night.

“Hey everyone ..I just became a GRANDMA!!!!!!!!” she Tweeted, adding two minutes later, “It’s a boy!”

It’s the first child for her eldest son Stephen Craig and his wife, Claire, and the first grandchild for the 54-year-old, who remarried Stephen’s dad, Stephen Sr., in 2011, after divorcing in 1985.

Why Did Marie Osmond Go Blonde?

Christina Milian's DWTS Slim-Down: 'I've Lost 7 lbs.'

She’s only a week into the competition, but Dancing With the Stars contestant Christina Milian is already feeling the effects of those daily dance rehearsals – she’s losing weight.

“I’ve already lost 7lbs since I started #dwts! Owww!” she Tweeted on Saturday, along with a pic of herself in David Lerner leggings that showcased her slimmer legs and torso.

Marie Osmond: 'I'm Going to Be a Grandma!'

A new milestone is approaching for Marie Osmond, and she couldn’t be happier.

“I’m pregnant!” she announced Monday on CBS’s The Talk, to loud cheers from the audience – though she was only joking.

“No, no, no!” she said. “But my daughter-in-law is!”

Osmond, 53, revealed that her eldest son, Stephen Craig, and his wife Claire are expecting their first child together.

Marie Osmond: The Son I Lost

Three years after her 18-year-old son Michael committed suicide, Marie Osmond says she still has moments when she drops to her knees unable to breathe: “You cry until you can’t cry, and then you cry some more.” But each time this mother of seven other kids (Michael was one of the five adopted by Osmond and her second husband) picks herself up.

Taylor Swift, Marie Osmond Draw Love, Laughs from Readers This Week

What’s on the minds of PEOPLE readers this week? We love receiving your feedback, and as always, you weighed in with plenty of reaction!

From Marie Osmond’s happy news to pregnant Kim Kardashian’s real estate moves to Taylor Swift’s love life, check out the stories with the top reactions on the site this week, and keep clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story to tell us what you think!

Marie Osmond's Daughter Rachael Ties the Knot

Sleigh bells weren’t the only bells ringing at the Osmond house over the holidays.

As a beaming Marie Osmond and close family looked on, the star’s daughter Rachael, 23, married boyfriend Gabriel Krueger, 22, during an intimate Christmas Day ceremony in a Park City, Utah, cabin, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

“I have never seen Rachael look happier!” says Osmond. “We welcomed Gabriel with open arms into our loving family.”

Marie Osmond's New Puppy Is an 'Unexpected Blessing'

Marie Osmond is a busy woman, and with eight kids – nine, if you count her dog – it’s no wonder.

Osmond, 52, adopted a puppy named George at a charitable fashion show in April, and writes glowingly about the dog in a diary for Prevention Magazine’s September issue, on newsstands July 31.

Marie Osmond Adopts a Puppy – at a Fashion Show!

It’s Marie Osmond’s turn to tell her brother Donny a thing or two about puppy love!

During a weekend trip to Washington, D.C., the singer adopted a rescue puppy named George at Fashion for Paws’s runway show to benefit the Washington Humane Society.

“I grew up with mutt’s…they rock,” she Tweeted Sunday. “I’m already head over heels for this little guy.”