OK! magazine spoke with Raven-Symone in a Q&A and asked the singer/actress why she’s not going out all every night like other young Hollywood starlets. “First of all, I’m a total homebody,” she responded. “One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to get out more and be more spontaneous because I can be such a hermit crab. I don’t really walk down the street that much. I can totally just stya in my house, and then when I go outside, I’m usually in sweats and flip-flops.”
Raven Symone launched her ‘That’s So Raven’ fragrance and cosmetics range on Thursday (September 29) at the W Hotel in New York City. During the event, Raven met four terminally-ill children from the Make-A-Wish foundation and personally gave them mini-makeovers. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.
Allison Samuels of Newsweek profiled Raven Symone and how the singer/actress hasn’t gotten the attention given to other teen queens like Hilary Duff or Lindsay Lohan. Symone said of her 19th birthday: “It was so sad. I mean, I was dressed up and ready to party and not one flash went off. My mom is always telling me not to leave the house with my sweats and T shirts that might have jam from breakfast on them. But I know they don’t even know who I am.” The complete story at thedailybeast.com has since been removed.
Raven Symone, Vanessa Carlton, and ‘American Idol’ season three runner-up Diana DeGarmo attended the Teen People Honors ’20 Teens Who Will Change The World’ at the Time Life Building on Tuesday (March 1) in New York City. Check out pictures from GettyImages and FilmMagic.
Pop Singer Is The Prize
February 22, 2005 – Annemarie Moody of The Arizona Republic was on hand as Vanessa Carlton performed a free show for Red Mountain students on February 16th. The concert was the prize in a Channel One News cable TV community improvement contest won by Red Mountain’s Reading Is Fundamental program, a reading promotion that involves high school students reading to younger kids and providing books for underprivileged schools. “It’s fantastic to be involved,” Carlton, 24, told Moody after performing. “It’s important for young people to realize they’re very powerful, and that they can make a difference.”
Vanessa Carlton Checks In With Forum Fans
January 12, 2005 – Vanessa posted a new message to her fans on Monday (January 10). Carlton writes, “I’m laying on the floor (on an itch rug) of my unfurnished house in NYC. Sorry it’s been so long. I want to thank the fine folk who still follow the site. I miss seeing you all on the road. I should be out again at the end of February. Did you all roast chestnuts and eats lots of pie the holiday season? I went horseback riding in Arizona. It was serious fun, though I did get thrown a couple of times which ended with a serious case of whiplash. Hope you are all well, and I promise to check in more. Peace, g’night. v.”
Pop acts on television this week include Ashlee Simpson, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Monday; Jesse McCartney, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday for the TRL Awards; Raven Symone, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Tuesday; No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani, Hilary Duff and Enrique Iglesias, who surprise their biggest fans on ‘Oprah’ on Tuesday; Duff again makes a televised appearance on Wednesday’s ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ along with her sister Haylie Duff; and look for Jennifer Lopez’s biggest, littlest fan contest winner on Thursday’s ‘Today’ — but no word if that includes a visit by Lopez herself.
Raven Symone took part in an online chat with fans on MSN on November 16th and was asked by one how it feels to have so many girls look up to her. “It’s something that comes with the territory and I am very excited to have fans out there that do look up to me,” she said. “I appreciate the love and I work hard for you. If I can help you with one thing it’s to let you know you are beautiful the way you are and don’t change yourself for anyone.”
Pop stars on television this week include ‘American Idol’ season two runner-up Clay Aiken, who appears on ‘Larry King Live’ on Monday, ‘Today’ and ‘Total Request Live’ on Wednesday, and ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Thursday; Raven Symone, who visits ‘TRL’ on Monday; Ryan Cabrera, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday; Vanessa Carlton, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Tuesday; Ashlee Simpson, who performs on ‘TRL’ on Thursday; John Mayer, who visits ‘TRL’ on Thursday; and Nelly McKay, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Thursday.
The Associated Press caught up with Raven Symone and asked the actress/singer if she thinks she gets her fair share of love from the media as opposed to rival teen queens Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan. “I know every time Lindsay goes to the bathroom and I’m like, ‘I don’t want to know’,” Symone said. “I’m fine with my press. I don’t want to be in the press all the time because 1) you get sick of the person faster and 2) I don’t want y’all in my business.”
Raven Symone is out with the music video to her new single ‘Backflip’. The song is the second single from the American pop singer’s debut album ‘This Is My Time’, out September 7th on Hollywood Records. Watch it online below.
Teen People magazine asked Raven Symone what her most embarrassing moment was in their June/July issue. “I almost hit my roommate, Lindsay Lohan, upside the head with a vase because she came into the house and didn’t announce herself. I thought it was a stranger! So I walked upstairs with a vase. Then I saw who it was, and I was like, ‘Oh!'”