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Mandy Moore Looks Back on "A Walk to Remember" (VIDEO)

Released in 2002, it is based on the 1999 romance novel by Nicholas Sparks. Co-starring Shane West, the movie features West as a troubled teen who's hijinks have pushed him to the brink of expulsion from high school. In her first starring role, Mandy Moore plays the daughter of the town preacher whose introverted nature initially repels West, but eventually gains on him as the pair form a life-changing relationship.

As Mandy Moore explains in the video, filming "A Walk to Remember" was a life-changing experience for a teenager just breaking into Hollywood. 

Falling in love with Shane West? Yes, she did! Check out this exclusive interview for details!

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Saturday Wrap-Up from Mandy Moore Blog!

Hello Friends,

Here's what we've been covering this week both on our Facebook page and on the blog!

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MOM's rock -- especially when they are played by the lovely, Mandy Moore on NBC's new hit series, "This is Us." The Big Three are truly lucky to have such a wonderful mama!

 
We also shared Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia's recent appearance on Entertainment Tonight. Discussing NBC's decision to renew "This is Us," it's a must-see and totally adorable! 
 
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Next, we took a trip in the way-back machine to celebrate the 15 year anniversary of the release of "A Walk to Remember." So many good memories. Entertainment Weekly has some great tidbits in their article here.
 
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We also shared some breaking news, letting you know that Mandy Moore will appear on the February 2017 cover of Elle Magazine. Check out the photos here!

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Last, but certainly not least, in honor of the 15th Anniversary of a "A Walk to Remember" we provided an answer to a nagging question: why did Mandy officially switch from blonde to brunette?  The answer is here, thanks to People Magazine!

That's it! Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest on your favorite girl, Mandy Moore!

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Spotlight: Laura Marling's 'New Romantic' Video

In discussing Ryan Adams' collaboration with 21 year old singer/songwriter, Laura Marling, we couldn't help but spotlight one of Marling's best-known songs.

Entitled "New Romantic," it's a song that namedrops 'Ryan Adams' in its lyrics, but also starts with a catchy, upbeat tempo that mellows into a beautiful love song. The slower the song, the more Laura Marling sounds like Joan Baez, and that's always a good thing.

Enjoy!

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Ryan Adams' 'Ashes & Fire' Draws Inspiration from UK's Laura Marling

Enjoying commerical success not seen since "Easy Tiger," Ryan Adams' top-ten album, "Ashes & Fire" has garnered rave reviews from Rolling Stone, The Guadian, and the Los Angeles Times. Yet for a masterwork that seems to strike at the heart of Ryan Adams' alt-country roots, it seems suprising, shocking even, that had it not been for 21 year old folk-singing phenom, Laura Marling, "Ashes & Fire" may have never been produced.

Born February 1990 in Eversley, Hampshire, Laura Marling came out of the London folk scene alongside Mumford & Sons and Johnny Flynn. A former member of UK musical group Noah and the Whale, Marling released her first solo record in 2008, entitled "Alas I Cannot Swim." A fan of Ryan Adams (who had even dropped his name in her single, "New Romantic"), Ryan returned the favor in 2011 by drawing on Marling for precious inspiration while working on his latest album.

In an interview for Live from Abbey Road, Ryan explains. "I actually threw out the record I was writing, and rewrote my record based on [Marling's] album because I thought to myself, 'Somebody's actually taking this very seriously. I should probably take this seriously!'"

Earning Ryan his best debut on the UK charts ever, "Ashes & Fire" has led to a further collaboration between the two artists. The pair came together in November 2011 to perform one of Ryan's best-known songs, "Oh My Sweet Carolina," for Live from Abbey Road.

Enjoy!

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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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MandyMooreBlog.com Presents Mandy Moore's Wrap-Up: October!

As we prepare to dedicate another exclusive edition of Mandy Moore's Monthly Wrap-Up, we'd like to first congratulate Ryan Adams on a great 36th birthday. May there be many Moore to come!

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With the release of Tangled less than two months away, October started with a bang as Mandy shot an eight page spread for the November 2010 issue of O Magazine. Sporting a classy blend of Fall/Winter styles from the likes of Jason Wu, Ralph Lauren and D&G, Mandy channeled an outdoorsy vibe with earthier pieces from Woolrich and J Crew. "Fall has always been my favorite time," noted the brown-haired beauty."That sense of renewal is so engrained from school."

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On another note, Mandy paid homage to prime time TV this month as she appeared for the second time on ABC's hit show, Grey's Anatomy. Airing October 28th, the episode features a documentary film crew's visit to Seattle Grace just six months after the dramatic shooting spree that closed out season 6. Appearing for a final course of treatment after a lengthy series of traveling, Mandy makes a point to remind Dr. Miranda Bailey that she has learned that "life is short." Thought-provoking and at the same heart-breaking, this is one episode not to be missed.

October was also the month for interviews as Mandy appeared for a late night chat with Jimmy Kimmel on ABC. Dressed to kill in a little black dress, Mandy waxed poetic on the "cathartic" nature of vacuuming, and a Halloween potluck involving the arrival of some very embarrassing "herbal"-laced cookies. Discussing the upcoming release of Disney's Tangled, Kimmel celebrated the film with a showcase of several signing Rapunzel dolls, now available at Disney's online store. Despite being one of our favorites, Jimmy Kimmel Live was just one of Mandy's scheduled appearances. She was also featured in an exclusive article on SheKnows.com.

As the month came and went, we could barely contain ourselves over the release of several new previews for Disney's latest animated feature film, Tangled! The film even earned its very own attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA which was kicked off by none other than Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi!

Don't miss its debut in theaters, November 24th, 2010!!

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Mandy Moore Urges Fans to Learn More About the West Memphis 3

Less than a month after her initial call to action, Mandy Moore urged her followers on Twitter to learn more about the controversial case of the West Memphis 3. "Know the truth," tweeted Mandy, posting a link to the official website of the three jailed men.


Since our initial post, MandyMooreBlog.com has received a number of comments on the West Memphis 3 reflecting a range of viewpoints. Advocates in the debate have also responded, reposting our feature on Damien Echols's MySpace Blog and on several forums including the W3M Blackboard.

In response to such positive feedback, we have decided to continue the discussion over a full-length episode of CBS's 48 Hours. As you consider the case behind Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jr., and Jason Baldwin, we simply ask that you consider the evidence and let us know what you think. 

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Mandy Moore's Smash Hit Appears for Coach's Spring 2010 Footwear Collection!

Mandy Moore's hit single, "I Could Break Your Heart Any Day of the Week" appears in a new promotional video for Coach's Spring 2010 Collection!

Appearing on Coach's YouTube page, the new video features an all-new collection of flats, high heels, flip-flops, wedges, sneakers, and rain boots. 

The video marks the second partnership between Mandy Moore and Coach. In 2005, Mandy appeared as a spokesmodel for Coach Japan.

Congratulations, Mandy!

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