Mandy Moore made a request to fans to have them pray for her ill grandmother on her official message board tonight. She writes, “How are you? Hello from Miami and home of Spring Break ’03. I just arrived today but I’m very ready to go home at this point. The past few days have been very rough on my family and I’m not really in a partying mood. My grandma is in the hospital after suffering from a heart attack and pneumonia. It’s beyond weird to visit someone you know in a hospital (they freak me out). I don’t even know why I’m writing on the message board about this. Maybe it’s because I’m so close with my gram and she’s the one who always encouraged me to sing growing up and believed in me before anyone else. If you could keep her in your prayers, I’d be grateful. Thanks guys. xoxox, Mandy.”
Timberlake & Mandy Moore In Grease 3
March 13, 2003 – The Mirror reports *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake has told friends he’s bagged the lead role of Danny in ‘Grease 3’, a part played by by John Travolta in the original. Meanwhile, Mandy is rumored to have landed the role of Olivia Newton-John’s Sandy.
Mandy Moore Says She’s More Known As An Actress
March 9, 2003 – Mandy was quizzed about her earlier comments that she was a singer first only to tell Movieline that “I feel more like an actress than a musician.” Moore candidly stated, “Ahhh, again something is misunderstood by some… hehe. Here’s the deal: My comment had nothing to do with what I feel more committed to… music or films. Music has my heart and is my number one priority, love, and passion. but, since ‘Walk’ came out over a year ago, people have had more of an awareness of me and my efforts in film. It’s very accurate to admit that I have had more success in my film ventures than music. Hell… no one heard ‘Mandy Moore’ and I’m still pretty damn proud of it. Most people know me more as an actress, then as a singer. It has been an adjustment and quite frustrating in a sense, as I have always voiced my love of being a recording artist. We’ll hafta see what the future holds… I am hoping the new record will mold most people’s perception of my career.”
Mandy Moore Hasn’t Found The Key To Life
March 6, 2003 – E! Online’s Ted Casablanca spoke with Mandy at the launch of Juicy’s yoga line, Down Dog Couture last week. Asked where does that “goes around, comes around” idea fit in with her, Mandy responded, “What? I haven’t even figured out the key to life yet.”