Katy Perry, Mandy Moore React To Maryland Mall Shooting

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Katy Perry checked in with her Twitter followers (@katyperry) on Saturday following news of a shooting at a Columbia, Maryland shopping mall that left two Zumiez store employees and the gunman dead. Perry writes:

Is anyone else really sad about the constant stream of shootings and how normal it’s becoming to see these headlines on a weekly basis?

Scared to go to school? Scared to go to the mall? Scared to go to the movies? Me too. When will there be ACTUAL change? How many more?!

You and I both know this is getting embarrassing…My heart goes out to ALL the victims & their families this week. I pray for change.

Mandy Moore also shared similar thoughts to her Twitter followers (@TheMandyMoore):

Thinking of the victims and all those affected by today’s shooting in MD. Schools, movies, the mall. Is anywhere safe? We need real change.

Pop Artists React To Deadly Oklahoma Tornadoes

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Several pop artists are weighing in on news that devastating news that at least 24 people have been killed and dozens more injured after tornadoes hit in Oklahoma the past several days. Among the Twitter messages on the tragedy:

Orianthi (@orianthi): Thoughts are with everyone in Oklahoma right now

Jonas Brothers (@JonasBrothers): #PrayForOklahoma

Fergie (@Fergie): Sending thoughts & prayers out 2 the families impacted by today’s tornado in OKC. My heart is with you. #PrayForOklahoma

Cody Simpson (@CodySimpson): just heard about the destruction in Oklahoma. my thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this disaster.

Alyssa BernalAlyssa Bernal (@alyssabernal): Please pray for the people of Moore, Oklahoma that were devastated by the horrific tornado today

Laura Jansen (@LauraJansen): my heart is with Oklahoma tonight…

Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore): Thoughts and prayers to everyone in Oklahoma affected by these devastating tornadoes. Stay Safe! #PrayforOklahoma

Kate Voegele (@katevoegele): my heart goes out to everyone in Oklahoma. I was JUST in OKC last month for a show – thoughts & prayers are with all of you! #PrayForOklahoma

Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul): #Oklahoma My heart and prayers go out to each of you of your families. It is such a sudden shocking devastation. xoP

Isaac Hanson (@hansonmusic): As a father and a fellow Oklahoman I am heart broken by the children’s lives lost in todays storm. We are praying for you all.

Drew Seeley (@drewseeley): My God, this tornado coverage is heartbreaking. Prayers for all the people affected in Oklahoma.

Alexz Johnson sunglassesAlexz Johnson (@alexzjohnson): Prayers for Oklahoma..

Elizaveta (@elizavetaka): sending good energy to my friends and fans in Oklahoma!..:(

Nick Lachey (@NickSLachey): My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in OK after today’s tornadoes. Scary stuff. #cherisheveryday

Official Hot Mess (@OfficialHotMess): Our hearts go out to everyone feeling the impact of the tornadoes in the Oklahoma area. You are in our thoughts and prayers <3 Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas): Please send thoughts, prayers, blood and donations to Oklahoma. Truly devastating and heartbreaking. Crystal Bowersox (@crystalbowersox): The news of what the weather has done in OK is devastating... My heart is aching for those who are in the midst of it.. Ashley Parker Angel heartAshley Parker Angel (@ParkerAngel): Can’t believe the pictures & videos I’m seeing coming out of Oklahoma. Absolutely terrible. My thoughts & prayers are w/ all those affected.

Melanie Brown (@OfficialMelB): I’m saddened by the devastating news… #PrayForOklahoma

Shakira (@shakira): My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Oklahoma. Please text REDCROSS to 90999 to show your support. Shak

Kris Allen (@KrisAllen): Can’t believe what happened in Oklahoma. Thoughts and prayers are with the families there.

Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae): Thinking of you Oklahoma. Thinking hard and praying. Man.

Christina Perri (@christinaperri): praying for all the hearts and souls in oklahoma tonight.

Skylar Grey sunglassesSkylar Grey (@SkylarGrey): My thoughts are with Oklahoma and those lost and injured in the tornado. It’s mind boggling how powerful Mother Nature can be.

Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum): Just heard my cousins in Moore are safe. I’m so relieved. Stay strong, Oklahoma!!!!

Brooke White (@brookewhite): I’ve been away from the news all day, just hearing of the tragic devastation in Oklahoma from the tornado. Lots of prayers tonight.

Celica Westbrook (@CelicaWestbrook): My heart goes out to all the people who were affected by the Oklahoma City tornado!!! You are all in my prayers

Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks): Just got in & turned on the news…that is so scary what happened in OKC. Praying for everyone!!

Kelly Sweet (@kellysweet): Thinking of you in Oklahoma… Praying for safety for all of you. So sad to hear about the lives lost.

Pia Toscano (@PiaToscano): My deepest sympathies go out to all of those who were affected by the horrific tornado in Oklahoma.. My heart is broken #prayforoklahoma

Mandy Moore Discusses Efforts To Curb Malaria

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Mandy Moore’s latest blog at the Huffington Post discusses how to mark World Malaria Day today, deciding to celebrate the occassion that is usually commemorated. The singer and actress writes:

I’m in New York with my organization PSI (Population Services International), and our partners at Nothing But Nets and Roll Back Malaria to celebrate thousands of “Champions in the Fight Against Malaria” – individual champions who are helping to reduce the number of people dying every day from the disease.

The list of champions includes people like basketball legend Dikembe Mutombo and the executive director of Roll Back Malaria, Dr. Awa Marie Coll-Seck. But it also includes people like Nathaniel Stafford, a 12-year-old boy who walked more than 100 miles to raise enough money to provide a thousand families with an insecticide-treated mosquito net. Malaria rates are dropping across Africa because of the these champions who have joined the movement to end malaria. But we need continued support and funding to maintain that momentum.

Read more.

Mandy Moore Voices “Bohemian Disney Princess” In ‘Tangled’

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Mandy Moore spoke with Glam Buzz in a Q&A, where the singer and actress talked about the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the Disney animated film ‘Tangled’, where she provided the voice for Rapunzel. Asked how the character was different from other Disney princesses, Moore said, “Rapunzel is a bit more relatable than the other princesses, especially because she doesn’t even know that she’s a princess until the very end of the movie. I like to think of her as the bohemian Disney princess. She’s barefoot and living in a tower. She paints and reads… She’s a Renaissance woman.”

Mandy Moore Tells Women To Be Proactive About HPV

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Mandy Moore blogged about her role as an “ambassador” for the Stand Up To Cancer initiative and how she was stunned to learn that every 47 minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with cervical cancer, which is almost always caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. “Education could be the difference between life and death for young women,” Moore writes at The Huffington Post. “Be proactive; don’t wait for your doctor to raise the topic with you. Ask him or her all of your questions: how one contracts HPV; and about its complications and the increased risk for cervical cancer associated with it. Cervical cancer is more common in women who don’t have regular Pap tests, so be sure to get tested.”

Mandy Moore & Zac Levi Discuss ‘Tangled’ On ‘Sunrise’

December 21, 2010 – Mandy and Zac Levi visited the ‘Sunrise’ studio in Sydney, Australia to talk about their new film ‘Tangled’ on the morning show. “I think this is a different take, a different twist on the story of Rapunzel, and instead of her being the damsel in distress in a tower waiting for the prince to come and rescue her, she’s sort of the one in control,” Mandy explained. “More often than not Rapunzel ends up rescuing Flynn, which I like.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Mandy Moore’s Experience In The Central African Republic “Life-Changing”

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Mandy Moore blogged about her visit to the Central African Republic to help distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets with the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and the global health organization PSI. “My experience was life-changing, and the many special moments and people from my trip are always on my mind,” Mandy writes. “Ten dollars may not sound like much, but the cost is too high for most people at risk of getting malaria, many of whom live on less than $1 a day. That $10 goes to Nothing But Nets to purchase a net, deliver it to a family, and educate communities on its importance and use.” Read more at The Huffington Post.

Mandy Moore Approached Rapunzel Voice-over Like Any Other Job

Mandy Moore talked with Radio Disney about her character Rapunzel with Ernie D. and Jake on the red carpet of the ‘Tangled’ premiere. “I didn’t change or alter my voice in any way, so in that sense it was easy,” Mandy said about taking on the voiceover role.

“You sort of approach it like you’d approach any job, whether it was a live action television show or film. It was totally a lot of fun, and when you have good people that you get to work with, our two directors Nathan and Byron are fantastic.”

Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Mandy Moore Describes Her Feisty, Spirited ‘Tangled’ Character

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Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi discussed their upcoming Disney movie ‘Tangled’ during an interview on Radio Disney’s ‘Celebrity Take with Jake’. “Rapunzel is sort of a feisty, spirited, curious young woman,” Moore said about her character in the animated film. “She’s 17 about to turn 18 and we sort of meet her right on the cusp of her birthday, and she’s sort of had this lifelong dream to escape this tower she’s been living in her whole entire life. Then she meets this guy over here and starts some crazy adventure.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Mandy Moore At The ‘Tangled’ Premiere

November 18, 2010 – Mandy was on hand for the premiere of Disney’s 50th animated feature ‘Tangled’, which has the singer/actress voicing Princess Rapunzel. Popstar! caught up with Mandy and her co-star Zachary Levion the red carpet. Mandy talked about how the role wasn’t too harrowing, being aware of the fairytale before signing on to the film, and the worst haircut she ever had. Watch the interview with Mandy and Zachary via YouTube below.

Mandy Moore Discusses Vacuuming & Herbal Cookies

October 30, 2010 – Mandy visited ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Thursday night (October 28). The 26-year-old talked about her marriage to Ryan Adams, how being married has helped her become more domestic, her vacuuming obsession, Ryan being a metal fan and getting schooled in metal’s different genres, being homebodies, her “Uncle John” having an accidental encounter with herbal cookies, and lending her voice to the Rapunzel doll. The 2-part interview at YouTube has since been removed.

Pop Stars React To Earthquake In Chile

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Several artists are reacting to the news Chile was hit with a massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake early Saturday on their Twitter accounts. Among them:

Blake Lewis (@BlakeLewis): Sending all my thoughts n prayers to my friend @elliottyamin and everyone in Chile. They got hit with an 8.3 earthquake. Send your love.

Destinee & Paris Monroe of Clique Girlz (@DestineeParis): To all of our Chile fans! We are praying for you! We love you sooooo much! Omg, are you ok? Please Twitter us back so we know you are ok! xo

JoJo (@JoJoistheway): Chile. I just can’t understand…. My thoughts are truly with you.

Mat Kearney (@matkearney): Thoughts and prayers to my friends in chile.

Jordan Pruitt (@Jordansblog): PRAY FOR CHILE everyone. I will keep everyone in my prayers.

A Fine Frenzy (@AFineFrenzy): My goodness, just heard about Chile-my thoughts and heart go out to everyone out there. Does anyone on here live there?

Josh Hoge (@JoshHoge): my thoughts & prayers are with my good friend @elliottyamin & everyone in chile right now!

Orianthi (@orianthi): Thoughts and prayers are with everyone in chile x

Esmee Denters (@esmeeworld): Man feels like the world is trying to tell us something.. my thoughts are with the people in Chile.

Lolene (@Lolene): My prayers and heartfelt wishes go out to the people of Chile….

Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore): sending thoughts and prayers to the people of chile….

Marion Raven (@marionraven): My thoughts go out to friends and fans in Chile

Justin Bieber (@justinbieber): Just saw on the news about the earthquake in chile and the possible tsunamis. My prayers go out to those people and their families affected

Lights (@lights): Pray for Hawaii and Chile. This world is getting old.

Adam Lambert (@adamlambert): Sending light and love to the people of chile, Hawaii and Japan.

Tom Fletcher of McFly (@tommcfly): To any followers out in Chile, hope you’re safe and ok. Sending out good thoughts your way. x

Mandy Moore Blogs About How We Can Help Haiti

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Mandy Moore contributed a story at The Huffington Post regarding the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti last week. The Population Services International (PSI) Ambassador writes:

The earthquake that struck Haiti last week has left an already fragile nation in turmoil and it has put our lives bluntly in perspective. I’ve found myself glued to the news, as I’m sure we’ve all been, watching images of disaster flash across the screen. I’m sickened and heartbroken by the thought of the tens of thousands who have lost their lives and the millions more who are without even the most basic necessities. In good times, the people of Haiti had little…now they have nothing.

I certainly don’t claim to be an expert in development or know how to begin rebuilding an entire nation. But as an Ambassador for the global health organization PSI and its child health and safe water program, Five & Alive, I do know that there are small, inexpensive things we can do right now to help the people of Haiti.

Check out the entire post here.

Mandy Moore Discusses Cervical Health On PIX 11 Morning News

January 18, 2010 – Mandy stopped by the PIX 11 Morning News in New York City on Wednesday (January 13) to discuss cervical health and a new educational campaign called Reality Check with Gynecologic Cancer Foundation. Moore says she doesn’t have a personal connection but being a young woman she feels like she has a responsibility to educate young women about cervical cancer. Watch the interview below.