Donny Osmond said he tried helping Michael Jackson.

"Michael Jackson would call me once in a while and ask me, 'How do you live your home life?'" Osmond told the New York Daily News. Osmond does a tribute to Jackson in his Las Vegas show.

"Michael would always say, 'What's your home life like?' He never had that kind of stability. ... I knew Mike so well, and I would go over to his house. It was all about gold records, it was all about accolades.

"You walk into my home, you wouldn't find a gold record on the wall. You would find pictures of my kids, pictures of the grandkids. That is what home is all about. If you can keep your perspective there, your feet stay on the ground."

Donny Osmond performs during a taping of the TV Land awards show in Santa Monica, California in this file photo from March 19, 2006.
Donny Osmond performs during a taping of the TV Land awards show in Santa Monica, California in this file photo from March 19, 2006. (REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files (UNITED STATES)

Jackson -- who died in 2009 at age 50 -- once suggested Osmond could reignite his singing career by performing under a different name, but Osmond declined.

What was he going to change it to -- Captain Utah?

Hey, that's not the worst idea I've heard ...

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