Mandy Moore 2011

Mandy Moore feat. on "Ashes & Fire" by Ryan Adams

"Ashes & Fire" is not only a sensational album, it's also a family affair, with backup vocals for "Come Home" sung by Mandy Moore.

Like much of the heartfelt album, "Come Home" is a geniune reflection on love as only Ryan Adams can tell it. Sacrifice, loyalty, and love, echo throughout the heartfelt lyrics which read in part: "You built this home//This house is strong//You raised it with your love//A shelter from the winds//From the cold and dark."

"Come Home" incidentally, is Ryan's second track to be released this year with backup vocals by Mandy Moore. In June 2011, Ryan released the standalone single, "Empty Room."

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5 Gift Ideas for Mandy Moore & Ryan Adams Fans!

MandyMoore5GiftIdeasIt's that time of year again for yuletide carols and stocking stuffers, and if you happen to be shopping for that special Mandy Moore or Ryan Adams fan in your life, you're in luck! MandyMooreBlog.com is excited to present our inaugural 5 Gift Ideas for Mandy Moore & Ryan Adams Fans!

5. A well-known advocate in the field of global health and climate change, Mandy Moore's philanthropic journey has taken her from the Darfur region of Southern Sudan to here at home on Capitol Hill. Ryan Adams's vocal support of funding for the arts and AIDS research, meanwhile, has benefited Vh1's Save the Music, and New York's famous Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.  Together Mandy and Ryan are two of Tinseltown's most influential social activists. This year, give the gift of social activism by donating in the name of your very own Mandy Moore or Ryan Adams fan. It will make you and your loved one feel good, and you can bet its at the top of Mandy and Ryan's wishlist!

4. In the beginning of 2010, MandyMooreBlog.com celebrated the release of Neal Casel's photographic tribute to Ryan Adams and the Cardinals entitled "Ryan Adams & the Cardinals: A View of Other Windows." Nearly two years later, it remains one of the defining photographic collections featuring the band known for hits ranging from "Let It Ride," "Cold Roses," and "Dear John." Best of all, it's the perfect gift for Ryan Adams fans and rock enthusiasts alike!

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Mandy Moore Appears at 2011 Hollywood Style Awards!

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The ever-radiant Mandy Moore appeared at the 2011 Hollywood Style Awards in Los Angeles, CA November 14th, 2011. 

Joining Eva Longoria, Zoe Saldana, Chloe Moretz, and others on the red carpet of Smashbox Studios, Mandy accompanied Tinseltown in recognizing the behind-the-scenes influencers and celebrities whose efforts lead the way where fashion is concerned in Hollywood. 

Sporting Temperley London's Spring Summer 2012 Martha Dress and sideswept bangs, Mandy complimented the ensemble with a pair of Andrew Meyer palladium earrings and Brian Atwood heels.

Presenting one of the nightly awards, Mandy was thrilled to recognize longtime friend, Molly Stern. A Hollywood staple whose resume includes CW's America's Next Top Model and films ranging from "Just Like Heaven" to "Killing Me Softly," Stern took home the award for Makeup Artist of the Year.

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Mandy Moore Won 'Tangled' Role Over Rachel Bilson

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Rachel Bilson reveals in the November 2011 edition of Nylon Magazine that she auditioned to play Rapunzel in the 2010 Disney classic, "Tangled!"

"I sang 'Hallelujah' by Leonard Cohen and I went in before Mandy Moore!" notes the "Hart of Dixie" star. "I was totally mortified. It was just me, her, and her husband, Ryan Adams, who is an amazing musician. I was like 'Hi!' 'You can really sing!' I felt like such an a**."

All's well that ends well, we think!

In other news, we were thrilled to hear about a pair of well-deserved Grammy nominations for "Tangled," recently! Announced December 1st, 2011 for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, the nominations include Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media ("Tangled Soundtrack") and Best Song Written for Visual Media ("I See The Light").

Interestingly, in the soundtrack category, "Tangled" goes up against another pop culture titan in "Glee: The Music, Volume 4." In the meantime, check out this amazing compilation video featuring "I See The Light!"

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Mandy Moore Speaks at 'Power of One Percent' Gala

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Actress Mandy Moore joined Barbara P. Bush and Ronan Farrow for a star-studded gala at D.C.'s famous Newseum, recently.

Dubbed "The Power of One Percent" to mark the percentage of the United States budget spent on civilian foreign aid, the October 3rd event celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the government bureau primarily responsible for administering foreign aid. 

Serving as Population Services International (PSI) Global Ambassador, Mandy participated in a keynote discussion with Ronan FarrowU.S. Department of State Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for Global Youth Issues (and son of director Woody Allen and Mia Farrow). Touting the global health benefits of civilian foreign aid, Mandy urged those in attendance to protect against burdensome Capitol Hill funding cuts that could do harm to global health initiatives worldwide.

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Joining Barbara P. Bush and PSI CEO Karl Hoffman at a press reception earlier in the day, Mandy took the time to also reflect on a recent health mission to Cameroon. Looking back, she stresses that foreign aid is a good investment. "My basic message," she said, "is for Congress to stay the course on funding global health."

Keep fighting the good fight, Mandy!

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Mandy Moore To Star In ABC Sitcom, 'Us and Them!'

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Greenlighted by ABC just last month, the series comes on the heels of wildly successful appearances over the years on such series as "Scrubs," "Entourage," and "Grey's Anatomy." 

Described as a "family comedy," "Us and Them" is based on the "inherent conflict that exists between the families you grow up in and the ones we make as adults," told through the perspective of Mandy's newlywed character Anne, and her husband Ben.

"Us and Them" will be produced in part by Jon Leshay, a veteran music supervisor whose ties with Mandy go back to "A Walk to Remember," "How to Deal," and "Saved!." Shawn Levy of "Night at the Museum" fame, will direct.

If that wasn't enough, we hear Mandy has also recently signed on with Elijah Wood, Lance Henriksen and "Entourage" star Emmanuelle Chriqui on the animated tv series, "Tron: Uprising" which is planned for Disney XD next summer. She will voice the character of Mara.

Way to go, Mandy! 

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Love, Wedding, Marriage Prepares to Debut in Limited Release!

Love, Wedding, Marriage starring Mandy Moore and Kellen Lutz is right around the corner, kicking off Friday June 3rd, 2011 in limited release!

Dermot Mulroney's directorial debut which also includes Jane Seymour, James Brolin and Jessica Szohr, features the effervescent Mandy as a marriage counselor whose parents (Seymour and Brolin) separate after many years together. She feverishly attempts to get them back together, jeopardizing her own marriage to husband, Kellan Lutz.

Be sure to check local listings to catch this fantastic flick!

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Mandy Moore Stuns in Monique Lhuillier!

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Dubbed a "surprising show-stopper" by the Los Angeles Times, Mandy Moore's "eye-catching" gown left critics speechless on the red carpet at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

Indeed, as the superlatives flowed, so did Mandy's second dress, in a floral-inspired Oscar-night revelation designed for Mandy's primetime performance alongside Tangled co-star, Zachary Levi.

In true form for the fashion-forward Disney princess, Mandy's fashion was in a word, idylic. Known for often playing coy when it comes to favoring designers, the red carpet was just another stylish example of Mandy's latest taste for one of L.A.'s hottest designers, Monique Lhuillier.

Hitting the red carpet in January, Mandy rocked Lhuillier's sensational style in a plum-colored floorlength, strapless dress at the 2011 Critics Choice Awards. Paired with a pair of chandelier earrings and a low-swept updo, Mandy made a statement described by one critic as "classic red carpet style."

Attending the 2011 Golden Globes just days later, Mandy dazzled critics in a Lhuillier-designed, mermaid-inspired blue gown. Paired with her classic brunette waves and a natural glow, Mandy chose classic Chopard jewelry to complete the one-of-a-kind look.

Looking beautiful, as always, Mandy!

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