July 26, 2003
How To Deal #8
The movie came in at #8 last weekend right after Reese Witherspoon's movie, Legally Blonde 2: Red White and Blonde. Mandy thanks all her fans for going in droves to see the movie. The movie raked in $5 million at the box office.
June 22, 2003
Mandy Moore's Haircut Battles
Pop beauty Mandy Moore's newly trimmed hairstyle has upset bosses on her new movie. The 18-year-old singer chopped her locks specifically for her role in How To Deal, which is set to hit screens this summer, but her new look failed to impress producers. She says, "I cut my hair because my character is definitely rebellious and I thought she should have short hair. But when I got on-set, some people were saying I looked like a tomboy, so they put extensions in my hair."The big decision makers liked my hair that way, but I fought. I know it's really stupid - I'm talking about a haircut - but I felt really passionate about it and nobody wanted to listen to me." Finally, Mandy and the studio compromised by making her character have long hair at the beginning of the movie, then having it cut later on. She adds, "I hate sending out a message that the ideal sense of beauty is long, flowing hair. This girl is cooler than that and she's funky. You have to stand up and say, 'Hey, this is what I want to do.'"
June 20, 2003
Mandy's Grandmother Passes Away
Mandy Moore checked in with fans on her official website message board earlier this month while shooting a new film in London. She revealed, "The record is done and 'How to Deal' is on it's way on the 18th of July. I'm leaving the set for a few days to attend the nyc premiere on July 16th and hang with friends and family who'll be there for the event. Very excited!!! On a bit of a sadder note---my gram passed away at the begining of April. It was and has been a very tough time for my family, but we're managing to power ahead. Thank you to all of you for your kinds thoughts and prayers. It meant alot to my family and to her. Everything else is pretty much the same."