Mandy Moore Raves About Elton John Video Experience

Mandy Moore told fans on her official site’s message board news that she’ll be appearing in an upcoming Elton John video entitled, ‘Original Sin’. Mandy gushed, “Words cannot describe how I feel right now. Well, I wouldn’t go that far because right now I am feeling a bit under the weather…. But, late last night, or rather, early this morning I completed work on the new David Lachapelle directed Elton John video ‘Original Sin’. I was beyond amazing [I think she meant amazed].”

“This was the news about the video I was referring to in the last post. On Wednesday, I actually met Sir Elton John. He and Elizabeth Taylor play my parents in the video, which follows my journey as an awkward teen circa 1976 (complete with braces, acne, bushy eyebrows, and wig… the works, it was great) to my dream like fantasy of transforming into a rock groupie front row center of the VIP section of an Elton concert…. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of the greatest look-a-like stars you have ever seen (Barbara Streisand, Liza Minelli, Sonny and Cher, Liz Taylor, etc.). It such a genius [ingenious?] concept and I am so excited for you guys to see this video.

“I still am in shock that I had the chance to sit down and meet Elton himself. I remember sitting alone in the living room portion of the house we shot in and listening to Elton play ‘Crocodile Rock’. It was like no one else was listening.. like a private concert… too cool!!! Being the geek I am, I had him sign a copy of his ‘Yellow Brick Road’ album and [I] am getting it framed immediately. My parents were completely in awe too… it was too cute.

“The most amazing part was just talking to him. He knew about the movie, the album, etc… he gave me a present. It was honestly one of the most special times of my life. It is the coolest thing to meet someone you idolize so dearly. Just wanted to let you guys know what my world had been for the past 2 days… insane.”

‘Try Seventeen’ Project Officially Announced

February 20, 2002 – Mandy Moore gave fans on her message board the scoop earlier and now Variety confirms the ‘Try Seventeen’ lineup that will include Moore, Elijah Wood, and Franka Potente. The film is being put out by Millennium Films and will begin shooting in March where Jeffrey Porter will direct the script written by Charles Kephart.

Mandy Moore Admits Her Circle Of Friends Has Shrunk

February 18, 2002 – Heather Wadowski of UniverCity spoke with Mandy about how success has had an impact on her personal life, especially when it comes to her childhood friends. Mandy admits, “Your circle of friends obviously gets smaller when you enter something like this, and I’m still struggling to find out who my true friends are and who really cares about me. I believe that time heals all wounds though and will tell the truth about everything.”

Mandy Moore Offered Another Lead Role

February 15, 2002 – Variety reports following the success of ‘A Walk to Remember’, Mandy has been offered the lead role in the upcoming teen flick ‘How to Deal. The film is based on the young adult novels ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘That Summer’ and is scheduled to begin shooting this summer. Earlier this week Mandy had revealed she’ll be doing an independent film called ‘Try Seventeen’ with Elijah Wood. Since that begins filming in March, a summer filming of the ‘How to Deal’ role is certainly possible.

Justin Timberlake Starring Elton John Video To Premiere

Elton John will be on MTV’s Total Request Live on Friday, January 11th to show his new video ‘This Train Don’t Stop Here No More’ for the 1st time. It’s not confirmed that *NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake who plays a young Elton in the video will be on there as they are still trying to work something out with him.

First Timberlake As Elton Photo

December 7, 2001 – The Sun had a photo of *NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake dressed as Elton John for Elton’s video for new song This Train Don-t Stop There Anymore, due out on January 7. Elton said of Timberlake, “The video is stunning. Justin looks amazing – it takes me right back to the Seventies.”

Elton Amazed By Timberlake Impression

November 29, 2001 – The New York Daily News reports Elton John was amazed at *NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake who copied his mannerisms to a T as he played Elton in his new video for ‘This Train Don’t Stop There Any More’. Said video director David LaChapelle, “I thought I’d have to coach Justin, but he ended up blowing everybody away. He knew so many of Elton’s mannerisms. Even Elton said, ‘My God, the hair stood up on my neck.'”

Elton Apologizes To Hear’Say For Ugly Comment

The Sun reports Elton John apologized to Hear’Say when he ran into the band at Monday’s Royal Variety Performance for his comments to the Sun in September calling Hear’Say “The ugliest band I’ve ever seen. Danny looks like Shrek. I feel sorry for them.” At the time, Myleene Klass was very unhappy at the comments and fired back, “When he-s finished playing with his wig he can talk about us being ugly. I was really upset.”

Timberlake Checks Out Elton Show

November 29, 2001 – has photos of *NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake being photographed with music legend Elton John as the *NSYNC’er watched Elton perform ‘Songs from the West Coast Tour’ at Madison Square Garden in New York on Tuesday.

Timberlake was dressed in a brown leather jacket along with blue jeans, while Elton was head to toe dressed in black. The pair had previewed Elton’s new music video for ‘This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore’, where Justin plays the role of a young Elton.

Check out photos of the pair here.

Justin To Play Young Elton

November 16, 2001 – reports *NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake has been cast by Elton John to star as a younger version of himself in his new video. Timberlake will don sideburns, flares and platform shoes to represent a 70s version of the singer, and will be joined by Paul Reubens, better known as Pee Wee Herman. The format of mouthing to Elton’s music will be similar to the Robert Downey Jr. version of his song, ‘I Want Love’.

Hear’Say Near Completion on 2nd Album

October 25, 2001 – Dotmusic reports manufactured UK pop band Hear’Say are just about through recording their second album entitled ‘Everybody’ with a planned December release date. A single bearing the same name will be released first off the album that their label calls a formation of the “is a who’s who of all the best writers and producers.” Hear’Say have sold 1.2 million copies of debut album ‘Popstars’.

Hear’Say August Search Queries

September 30, 2001 – The August search queries on for Hear’Say are out and the band has a rather small total of 4,572 searches for ‘Hear’Say’. As for the individual band members, Suzanne Shaw is the clear leader with 1,175 searches, with Myleene Klass at #2 with 333. Kym Marsh had only 100 searches, and Noel Sullivan had 75. Danny Foster didn’t make the 25 search query limit to even get listed.