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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Chip Lightman sues, threatens to write tell-all book about Donny & Marie Osmond


Danny Gans' former manager Chip Lightman has declared war on Donny and Marie Osmond, filing a lawsuit against them and threatening to reveal the secrets of the Mormon siblings in a "tell all book."

Lightman struck out on his Twitter account in response to the Osmonds' announcement that they were bouncing him from his role as producer of their show at the Flamingo Hilton.


Gans and his longtime friend and sidekick Lightman brought the show to the Flamingo two years ago under their Ganslight banner. The Osmonds said on September 25th that the Ganslight contract expired last week and that "we have decided not to renew that contract.

"The show will of course continue... and we hope to explore future opportunities with Chip Lightman."

Lightman posted Friday on Twitter, a common means of communication among Las Vegas showbiz insiders, claiming there are two years left on their "commitment" and accusing Donny Osmond of "putting out false information" (he'd later accuse the brother-sister act of "contractual interference and deceitful dealings" and claim that Donny told him his contract wouldn't be renewed unless he'd take a 50 percent pay cut).


Most chilling to the "squeaky clean" Mormon Osmonds and others in Sin City circles was Lightman's threat that he "has already been approached for a 'TELL ALL' BOOK."


Lightman indicated the type of the secrets he could be prodded to spill back in December when, unprompted, he contradicted the official timeline of Gans' untimely drug-related death on May 1, 2009, that Gans' wife Julie had given police.

Fun Fact: Lightman tweeted on March 21st that "Donnie & Marie are a class act."




69 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lightman's past business dealings record speaks volumes about him...... as does Donny and Marie's

I know who the smart money is on..... and it certainly isn't Lightman

Anonymous said...

Is Lightman always this unprofessional? He isn't doing himself any favors going on the way he has. D&M are very well know for being consummate professionals and honorable! It seems Lightman doesn't even know what that means.

Anonymous said...

My bet is on Donny and Marie. They have been in this business too long to be taken by the likes of Chip.

Anonymous said...

Could this be the reason Donny and Marie are no longer an exclusive to Vegas and all over the place? I don't know, sure Mr. Lightman has one side, but Donny and Marie aren't necessarily the up and up....... like what Marie did to Karl. Of course things disappear and it always looks like anyone against the Osmonds are wrong. Business is business... sure each party is at fault. Don't ask any loonie obsessed Marie or Donny fans though.. they could never do any wrong.

Anonymous said...

Who cares... there is more to life than Donny and Marie......... they just keep having their obsessed fans coming back over and over and seeing the show, VIPs (even free to them at times), etc. There is more to entertainment than Donny and Marie............ Mr. Lightman has done many great things for Vegas. Life will go on. But he should be compensated as contracted.

Anonymous said...

What has Lightman done for Vegas? His clientèle is less than big names. He isn't selling out arenas! Even Donny and Marie aren't arena sell outs. He is a nobody that is throwing a tantrum to retain the LAST client he has.

Anonymous said...

Neither Donny nor Marie are perfect and have stated their own faults in previous books, so I don't think there would be anything left for a "tell-all" book. Nice to threaten people though, Mr. Lightman. It shows your character and not in a good light.

Anonymous said...

Who ever wrote about the D&M VIPs coming over and over obviously works for D&M/Flamingo or more obviously for Lightman or IS Lightman. Otherwise how would you know that the same fans keep coming back??

Very unprofessional...and biting the hand that feeds you.

Anonymous said...

Donny and/or Marie Osmond have no control over the tickets. They can't comp tickets and can't discount them either. Lightman Productions has control of tickets and pricing.

Anonymous said...

You don't need to be a fan to realize that Donny and Marie are the professionals in this. All you need is Google and Twitter! Mr. Lightman himself said they were a 'class act'. I guess they stopped being classy to him when they threatened his paycheck, which is all it's about when you come down to it. As far as Google, WOW!!! I'm having trouble finding any good things. Seems the Twitter outburst is typical of him. Looks like nothing but a temper tantrum to me. Real professionals don't do their business on Twitter. Oh, and what's with speaking in the third person? If you're going to smear someone on Twitter, at least have the balls to do it yourself! Yep, my money is on Donny & Marie. Mr. Lightman is just making himself look like an ass!

Anonymous said...

I think that Chip Lightman could probably get away with writing a "tell all" pamphlet...

It's DONNY AND MARIE, more clean cut than white bread! ROFLOL!

Anonymous said...

At 9:51 on October 1, Chip Lightman tweeted that unless the Osmonds honor their commitment, Lightman would sue them. At 4:20, he said he had already filed a lawsuit. Donny Osmond was at his son's wedding along with his sister, on October 1. Lightman probably knew that. Love or hate the Osmonds, Chip Lightman has no class. Google his name sometime--very interesting.

Anonymous said...

Lightman must be insane -or desperate.

Osmond is no pushover -and has enormous resources-Chip's bitten off more than he can chew.

Anonymous said...

My money is also on Donny and Marie. Yes, I'm sure they are not without faults but early in their careers, the people they trusted took them for a ride and they lost everything and worked to pay off their debts because of it instead of filing for bankruptcy. I think they learned from their mistakes and would not enter into a contract lightly.

Mr. Lightman has shown how unprofessional he is by tweeting and making threats. I'll bet the lawsuit was already filed when he tweeted his comment about honoring the contract.

Other than Danny Gans...I haven't seen or heard much of him.

Anonymous said...

First of all, there seems to be a pattern the Osmonds have here. Not even a year ago, Marie Osmond fired her Manager because she didn't want to pay the 15% that all the Managers get and the Pension that was owed to this Man for staying with her for 35 yrs. And then she went to Chip Lightman for Management..Now they want to cut his salary by 50% (They have this figure obviously in his contract and had agreed to pay him this until 2012?) It all adds up to greed and an overzealous ego on Donny & Marie's part. They forget very easily the people that got them where they are today. They have become typical Hollywood Celebrities. And these Fans, Too right! they are just as looney as the "Can Do No Wrong Osmonds". The Fans believe all that hype! But Satan used to be one of God's angels too. There is an old saying... A Star burns it's brightest right before it burns out!!!!"

Anonymous said...

Actually (if you would get your facts before posting) Chip Lightman DOESN'T have a signed contract with Donny OR Marie. They have a contract with the FLAMINGO. Lightman's contract was NOT extended which is why he is throwing a fit. He isn't their producer anymore.

The info on Marie is also incorrect. (Do people really believe everything they read/hear?) She fired her Manager because he was sharing personal information to television personalities. He breeched the contract and in turn she terminated him.

Please do your homework before making false accusations.

Anonymous said...

I do have my facts straight and you are obviously one of those looney tune Fans! You guys make me laugh. So retarded and so willing to look like an Idiot to defend these people who don't give 2 craps about you, other than the money you idiots line their pockets with. Don't you get it? It's about money, you silly asses! Can you look in the mirror and say, "LOSEEEEERRRS!"

Anonymous said...

For the person who said the Osmonds have a pattern of behavior; I don't know about the Osmonds but Chip Lightman does seem to have a pattern of filing lawsuits (google his name and read the articles/comments going back several years). Also read the nasty twitters he tweeted (look back at his tweets last spring regarding the Buchanans and now the Osmonds). Danny Gans fired Chip Lightman at one point and the posters in one article could not understand why Danny rehired him. Last spring, Lightman tweeted that the Osmonds are a class act. Now, six months later, he is suing them?? Chip Lightman certainly has a "pattern of behavior".

Anonymous said...

I am not an "idiot fan". It is quite laughable that you go on about people who may know Donny and/or Marie and call them idiots, losers and retarded. While you barely develop a sentence with out calling a name or side stepping the facts.

Now if you want to discuss facts, I can discuss facts. If you want to call names and sling mud...well, I left the playground a long time ago.

mommy3 said...

donny and marie are so shady. they are firing their dedicated cast members to hire 18 yr old bimbos for no reason. they are destroying the characters of these fine cast members due to greed and ignorance. they were real nice when they needed the cast to help make the show a success. they are by far squeaky clean. the vegas show is so shady right now its dark. and its cancelled all the time due to marie being sick constantly. the nyc show is shady too. the cast is non equity and are getting underpaid and have to stay in flea bag apartments in nj to accomidate the high lifestye of the osmond families. they are uprooting their lives for the osmonds are are getting dumped on in the process. i hope d and m fail. they need a big peice of humble pie to bring them back to this earth!!!

mommy3 said...

they are not squeaky clean typo!!!

mommy3 said...

oh and by the way i do know them personally and they are in it for the money. the show is almost all cannedmusic. thats right. its all fake. maries opera big joke!

Anonymous said...

Wow mommy3. They hired 18 year-old "bimbos"? Regardless of what you think of Donny and Marie, that was not nice.

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