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!
Here's what we've been covering this week both on our Facebook page and on the blog!
This is Us
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!
A Walk to Remember
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.
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!
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!
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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.
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!'"
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."
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.
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.
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.