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HARPERSBAZAAR.COM: Mandy Moore has gone seamlessly from teenage pop star to rom-com queen to This Is Us actress and now, she’s dipping her toes in the fashion world. As Fossil’s newest ambassador, Moore stars in the brand’s Fall campaign, which features her watch designs and marks her first partnership in the fashion space.

To launch the collaboration, the This Is Us star hosted a dinner celebrating women and the power of female friendship on Saturday night. Nestled in the hills of Malibu, the evening unfolded at One Gun Ranch—a sustainable women-led farm co-owned by Alice Bamford and Anne Eysenring—complete with horses, roaming dogs and pigs, and incredible sunset views of Malibu.

Moore translated the campaign’s concept of authenticity and inspiring women into a dinner of the ladies who inspire her most—including This Is Us co-star Chrissy Metz and influencers like Emily Schuman, Marianna Hewitt, Jacey Duprie, and Katherine Schwarzenegger.

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PEOPLE.COM: Mandy Moore and Wilmer Valderrama may have dated over 16 years ago, but they are thick as thieves.

The friendly exes were together to continue their annual get-together at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights in Los Angeles on Friday evening as the This Is Us actress, 34, shared videos of their frightening night out.

“This is a tradition right?” Moore said in a video that showed the NCIS actor.

“It’s a yearly tradition that Mandy and I take the horror of Halloween Horror Nights,” Valderrama, 38, said before Moore told him: “I’m scared.”

Friday’s outing marked the second one this month for the pair, who reunited at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Oct. 6. During the event, Moore shared a photo of the That ’70s Show alum planting a kiss on her cheek as she grinned at the camera.

Moore, who dated Valderrama from 2000 to 2002, told Howard Stern in June that she met Valderrama at a photo shoot for a teen magazine when she was 15 and that she had “never French-kissed a boy.”

“He was like my first, real, true boyfriend,” she recalled.

Moore also characterized her current friendship with Valderrama as positive. “We’re not that close, but we’re friendly,” she explained. “He’s a good guy, he really is.”

Both Moore and Valderrama have long since moved on from their young romance: Moore got engaged to Taylor Goldsmith in 2017, while Valderrama has been supportive of ex-girlfriend Demi Lovato after her July overdose. He has flown to visit Lovato on the East Coast several times, TMZ reported in September.

Though Moore is friendly with ex Valderrama, she may not be on positive terms with another ex.

Her ex-husband Ryan Adams recently went on a rambling Twitter spree where he claimed he couldn’t even remember marrying Moore. Adams posted his series of Twitter messages, that have since been deleted, after Moore opened up about her divorce in the November issue ofGlamour, commenting that she “didn’t choose the right person.”

A source recently told PEOPLE that Adams’ previous behavior made his marriage to Moore “impossible.”

“Ryan could be terrible to Mandy when they were married,” the source said of the former couple, who tied the knot in 2009, before announcing their separation six years later. “She tried so hard to be a good wife and good friend, but he made it impossible.”

The source added, “Everything happened the way it was supposed to and she is truly happy now. Taylor is the perfect fit for her and she doesn’t even dwell on her past with Ryan. She’s happily moved on.”


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VARIETY.COM: Lionsgate has set a Veterans Day weekend release date of Nov. 8, 2019, for Roland Emmerich’s World War II action movie Midway, opening on the same date as the 25th James Bond film.

The slot is also already occupied by Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog in addition to MGM’s Bond movie. MGM is expected to vacate the date since the project currently doesn’t have a director following Danny Boyle’s recent departure.

Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans, and Mandy Moore are starring in “Midway.” Wilson will play Edwin Layton, the rear admiral in the U.S. Navy who was part of the intelligence team that correctly pinpointed the location of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s attacking fleet near Midway Atoll in 1942. The damage to the Japanese fleet was so extensive that it never recovered and military historians regard the battle as a turning point in the war.

Harrelson is portraying Admiral Chester Nimitz, the commander of the Pacific Fleet during the war. Evans will play Lieutenant Commander Wade McClusky, who led a crucial aerial attack that caused the sinking of two of Japan’s fleet carriers in the battle. Dennis Quaid, Nick Jonas, Luke Kleintank, Keean Johnson, Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano, and Jun Kunimura round out the cast.

Emmerich is directing from Wes Tooke’s script. He’s producing the pic with longtime partner Harald Kloser. Starlight Entertainment Group and its partners are financing the film. Lionsgate is on board to distribute domestically, while Bona Film Group will distribute the movie in China.

Principal photography started Wednesday in Hawaii. Emmerich, Eckhart, and other members of the cast and crew celebrated Tuesday night with the financers of the film — Starlight Culture Entertainment, Emei Film Group, and Xiao Chong Shan International Culture Media — at a ceremonial camera unveiling at Turtle Bay Resort, in Kahuku, Hawaii. The news about the “Midway” dating was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.


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PARADE.COM: It can be a bit difficult to tell that Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia, who play a husband and wife on TV’s This Is Us, aren’t actually married in real life—or that all the actors in television’s most emotionally affecting intergenerational family aren’t actually a real family at all.

“We all love each other,” says Moore, 34. “We truly feel like a family.”

Moore and Ventimiglia play Rebecca and Jack Pearson on the Golden Globe–nominated hit NBC drama, which tells the touching, often wrenching story of the close-knit Pearson clan in heart-rending flashbacks as well as in the present day.

“In a given day, Mandy and I have been in scenes from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s,” Ventimiglia says. “It’s fun to jump back in time. The ’80s are a happier time in the marriage and the kids are younger, while the ’90s are stressful because of what Jack and Rebecca are going through. It’s fun. It’s different from playing current-day scenes. There’s a bit of magic to it.”

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PEOPLE.COM: Mandy Moore is remembering her late ex-boyfriend Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein nine years after his shocking death.

Moore, 34, posted a picture of Goldstein posing in a t-shirt on Instagram, Monday, and captioned the intimate image, “9 years. I miss you every day, Adam. #djam.”

Goldstein was found dead at age 36 in his New York City apartment on Aug. 28, 2009. He died of a drug overdose, according to CNN.

Moore and Goldstein, who had known each other for years, started dating in early 2007 after reconnecting at a New Year’s Eve party in Miami.

“It’s really new. They’re in the beginning stages of getting to know each other,” a source told PEOPLE at the time. “They’re very into each other. It’s very sweet.”

Their breakup — two months later in March 2007 — “was mutual,” an insider told PEOPLE.

Moore and Goldstein remained friends despite the split though. In fact, in 2008, Moore flew to the Joseph Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia, to see Goldstein after he survived a deadly plane crash with Travis Barker.

Following Goldstein’s 2009 death, his former fiancée Nicole Richie, and his friends Lindsay Lohan, Samantha Ronson, Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart all attended his memorial at the Hollywood Palladium.

Moore has posted about Goldstein — who worked as a deejay — in the past. In 2015, she wrote, “This guy. One of a kind. Been on my mind a lot lately….I can still hear your laugh and oh man, I miss your hugs more than anything. Nearly 6 years and I’m still at a loss…”

At the time of Goldstein’s death, Moore told TMZ in a statement that she was “absolutely heartbroken.”

“For those of us lucky enough to have known him, Adam radiated a contagious exuberance for life and also personified the very definition of a true friend. To say that he will be missed beyond words is an understatement. My heart goes out to his loved ones.”


by Jess

Mandy was unveiled as an ambassador for Fossil watches earlier this month. I’ve added promotional images and screencaptures to the gallery. You can watch the video below.

There’s also a lovely interview with Elle magazine which you can read here.



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PEOPLE.COM: While This Is Us has been busy changing our lives and making us weep, it’s been doing the same for its cast members.

“[The show] has changed my life in every way,” Mandy Moore tells says in PEOPLE’s special edition, The Complete Guide to This Is Us. “It’s given me purpose.”

Moore, 34, plays Rebecca Pearson alongside on-screen husband Milo Ventimiglia (Jack Pearson). The TV mom-of-three recently revealed she knows how the show will end.

“I think the ending will be very satisfying for people,” Moore said on Jimmy Kimmel Live after telling host Jimmy Kimmel that creator Dan Fogelman told her how the hit NBC series will conclude.

Though she couldn’t go into any more detail than that, Moore did speak to PEOPLE about the upcoming season, which premieres Sept. 25 on NBC.

In the wake of the loss of Jack, “we see the kids are just about to go off to college,” Moore shares.

“I’m looking forward to watching [Rebecca] sort of reconcile how she’s going to be able to step up to the plate,” she says. “I think she really just regards Jack as the golden parent and the superhero, so I’m curious to see what life is like as a single mom, and be a parent to these kids after this tragedy.”

Playing Rebecca has given Moore the opportunity to “grow and stretch as a human and as an actor” in ways she hadn’t expected, but was hoping for.

“I have an outlet for what’s in my heart, what’s in my mind,” she says. “I have an outlet for all of that now because of the show.”

Find out what’s next for the Pearson family in PEOPLE’s new special issue, The Complete Guide to This Is Us, which includes new interviews with the cast and creators and exclusive photos. Available on Amazon and wherever magazines are sold.

This Is Us season 3 kicks off on Sept. 25 on NBC. If you need to catch up, season 2 will be available on DVD on Sept. 11.


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EW.COM: If the secret lives of video game characters were explored in 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph, November’s animated sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet — which hotwires arcade heroes Ralph and Vanellope onto the web in search of a replacement game part — reveals the surprising furtive life of another group: Disney’s iconic princesses.

Fourteen of Disney’s most famous regal women — who are ubiquitous on our real Internet but worshipped even more on the Internet imagined by Ralph’s filmmakers — meet Vanellope when the little racer encounters the ladies on a fan site. After discovering that she, too, is technically royalty, Vanellope and the princesses strike up a friendship, but to say that the discoveries stop there is a wreck of an understatement. Because of Vanellope’s laid-back influence, the princesses are serving up 14 brand new looks, previewed for the first time right here.

“I’m very proud of my character being a Disney princess with a human waist. I love that she is a princess but wears, like, a hoodie, and she inspires them all to wear comfortable clothes,” says Sarah Silverman, reprising her 2012 voice role as Vanellope von Schweetz, who in the final moments of Wreck-It Ralph learned she wasn’t a glitch but, in fact, the de-programmed monarch of the racing game, Sugar Rush. “It didn’t really cross my mind that I’m a Disney princess — like, that I’m canon— until we all met this year, and I got a little choked up. It’s corny, I know, but I was like, ‘Oh s—t, right. I’m this Jewish, comfortable-clothes-wearing Disney princess. How cool is that?”

Inspired by Vanellope, the princesses’ loungewear looks bear custom-tailored designs for each individual’s well-trod journey, with imagery like poison apples and fancy carriages and Etsy-ready slogans like “Just Let It Go,” “Beast Friends Forever,” and “Blue Corn Moon” (from the most venerable House of Pocahontas).

Co-director Phil Johnston (who co-wrote both Ralph films with Jennifer Lee and Pamela Ribon, respectively and sequentially) says the princess’ inclusion is a novel extension of what the first movie achieved. “It’s what Wreck-It Ralph was about: What happens when the arcade is closed and how do these characters behave when no one’s looking? And it’s very similar to what happens when you’re backstage in the princesses’ dressing room. What do they do? What do they look like? What do they talk about?”

Perhaps better to ask, what don’t they talk about? There must be more than their provincial lives, and the film’s showstopping sequences poke unprecedented, meta (and studio-approved) fun at the characters’ long history. Silverman notes, “The princesses and Vanellope learn a lot from each other, but what happens in that discussion is acknowledging the… I don’t want to say just blatant sexism, but the kind of dated, antiquated idea of princesses and bringing it up to a feminist — meaning equal — code.”


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PEOPLE.COM: Mandy Moore does not consider herself a fashion muse, but the multi-hyphenate star has been influencing fans with her style choices since the early aughts. (Never forget her pop star days!) Fast forward to 2018, and Moore’s sitting front row at Paris Couture Fashion Week and commanding the red carpet as she promotes her hit, Emmy-nominated show This Is Us. The 34-year-old isn’t only having a moment, she’s in the middle of a Moorenaissance and shows no signs of slowing down.

Her latest gig? Teaming up with Fossil as one of their new celebrity ambassadors alongside Riverdale‘s KJ Apa.

Moore’s sleek, low-key approach to accessorizing and love for the Fossil brand made her partnership with the company a no-brainer. “I was really honored that they wanted me to join the family. They are such an iconic brand and I really love the messaging behind a lot of their campaigns — especially this one in particular, which is really about celebrating creativity, authenticity, and optimism,” she tells PEOPLE exclusively, adding, “I kind of feel like it’s very much in mind with my personality and style.”

While she loves the polished vibe a watch gives any outfit, Moore confesses that she’s not a huge jewelry person.

“It’s funny because I obviously love jewelry, and I have a job that lets me wear a lot it, but in my down time, I wear a little bit,” the star says.

She also never considered herself to be an engagement ring kind of girl, until Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith proposed to the This Is Us actress with a custom Irene Neuwirth ring.

“I would say my most meaningful piece [of jewelry] is my engagement ring. That’s something that I try to wear every day. I don’t wear it to work or anything obviously, but it’s something I never really thought that I would want,” Moore tells PEOPLE.

Goldsmith and Neuwirth customized the ring featuring a gorgeous, round flat diamond on a rose gold band.

“My fiancé kind of ignored my, ‘Oh it’s fine. I don’t really need anything; we can just get married and have wedding bands. I don’t need an engagement ring.’ He kindly ignored me and went out and made this gorgeous ring that I just felt was indicative of my style and it’s all very much in mind with who I am and how I try to carry myself in the world,” she shared. “It wasn’t like this ostentatious giant jewelry, it’s something that has a lot of meaning and I love it.”