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Mandy Moore has managed to transform from innocent singing virgin to hot, sexy sensation - all without a single DUI or revealing crotch shot on her resume.

How did she do it? TV Guide asked the star this question and more...

TV Guide: How have you been able to sidestep the troubles that have plagued [Britney Spears] and [Lindsay Lohan]?
Moore: I think it all sort of comes down to family and having this wonderful support of people in your life. I know this sounds Pollyanna-ish, but it's not. I don't relate to that kind of lifestyle and exposure. That is never really the situation I've been in. And I feel lucky for that.

TV Guide: There's a scene where you're reading the lyrics to "Candy" on your BlackBerry [in the Oxygen special, I Am Mandy Moore]. Have you really forgotten them?
Moore: [Laughs] I don't know the lyrics anymore! It's something in my brain that blocks it out on purpose.

TV Guide: [New album] Wild Hope is a departure for you, and you've openly dissed your past work. Did you have any reservations about alienating old fans?
Moore: No, because I feel like people who were fans of the music before have grown up. I think there's something to be said for maturing. I would never hold it against someone if they liked my previous music, but I hope that they're willing to give this record a shot, too.

TV Guide: You and Kelly Clarkson have had similar experiences with your latest albums, in that you both strived to write your own material. But yours seems to be better received. What do you think you did differently?
Moore: Well, to give Kelly credit, I think she's incredibly talented, and I also feel there's more focus on her music and this record in particular because she's had such success. I didn't have any of those expectations to live up to. I don't know if it's fair to compare the two, but I feel like I lucked out because I've been absent from the music scene for a couple of years and no one was sort of anticipating me coming out with another record.

TV Guide: Prior to this CD, you've focused primarily on acting. What do you have coming up?
Moore: I have this little indie movie that got sold at Sundance coming out [on Aug. 24] called Dedication, with Billy Crudup and Tom Wilkinson. I play a children's-book illustrator to Billy's children's-book author, and we're sort of forced to work together.

TV Guide: How was it playing "yourself" on Entourage?
Moore: Oh, man. It was so much fun. It was kind of nice to be the girl with all the guys.

TV Guide: So... would you date Vincent Chase?
Moore: [Laughs] He's very handsome, but I don't know if I would want that sort of attention on my private life again.

Paris Hilton, of course, is fine with it.

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Wow. We guess Mandy Moore wasn't joking when she said she wanted to start dating celebrity gossip bloggers dressing more like a woman!

The new gal of Greg Laswell has always been a cutie (see photo at left, at an event for Saved), but when the License to Wed star hit that film's premiere in a sexy, cut-out Jenny Packham gown with gold bangles (right), well, this celebrity news purveyor dropped what it was doing to bring you the scoop.

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Yikes. Zach Braff, you were one lucky guy for a time. And you are one giant idiot for letting this get away. Although you did hook up with Rachel Bilson in The Last Kiss, and no one can take that away from you.

At the premiere, even Mandy Moore's hair made her look like a 1960s sex-kitten, while her golden makeup absolutely glowed. Whew! This is a whole new side of Mandy we never thought we'd see. And one we'd very much like to see Moore of.

Moore, who also briefly dated Adam Goldstein, a.k.a. DJ AM, for reasons unknown to anyone, is a knockout. Now if someone could just get Britney Spears to...

  • Keep her frickin' clothes on
  • Pick out some decent ones

Then we'd be all set.

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We may never get to see it on screen, but Mandy Moore nude has been viewed at least once by unexpected stud, Wilmer Valderrama.

How do we know? Because the actor told Howard Stern a few weeks ago that he took Moore's virginity back when the couple dated. We assume he gave it back at some point, but Mandy still isn't too pleased that that information was shared with the world.

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"That's not a fun thing to have said about you," she told Blender magazine. "Even now when I think about it, I'm like, ugh. It's pretty tacky."

We can see where Moore is coming from - like Heidi Montag, she probably likes her privacy - but a gal can do a lot worse than Valderrama.

This is the same guy, after all, that's seen Jennifer Love Hewitt nude and also bedded Lindsay Lohan. And it's not like the latter will go home with just anyone.

No, wait. That's exactly what it's like.

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Amanda Beard nude? Guys across the world have finally gotten their wish on that front, as the swimmer will soon be gracing the cover of Playboy.

But the same can't be said for Mandy Moore. The cute singer/actress has ruled out appearing naked onscreen. How come? Because she'd hate strangers to know what she looks in her birthday suit.

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In fact, the possible girlfriend of musical god Greg Laswell has turned down a number of parts for nudity reasons.

"It would be completely uncomfortable to walk down the street and know that the person passing by had seen me without my clothes on," Moore told USA Today. "I've turned down several roles where the producers or writers wouldn't budge on that point."

Fair enough, Mandy. We're not asking you to go all Jenna Jameson on us. But what about getting nude in the pages of a magazine or in your very own calendar, such as Larissa Aurora?

"I'm not saying that it's wrong for someone else to do them, but I think there's a way to be feminine and sexy without posing half-naked," Moore said.

We guess that's true. But tell is to the often half-nude Lucy Pinder!

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We understand that Mandy Moore isn't the best singer or actor in the world.

But you'd think this cutie would aim to be a better dater.

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Previously, she was linked with DJ AM for some unknown reason. Perhaps she's just a morning person. Or maybe DJ PM had a girlfriend.

With that relationship behind her, though, Moore is reportedly dating some singer named Greg Laswell. As you can tell by the picture below, this pair looks as happy together as Snoop Dogg and Don Imus would be side-by-side:

While no staffer at The Hollywood Gossip is a dating expert, we'd tell Mandy to give Zach Braff another shot. He's one funny, funny dude.

Or, see if Vincent Chase is still interested. We're sure his Entourage is a lot more exciting than that of this Greg Laswell character.

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Mandy Moore is her own harshest critic.

Asked in the June issue of Elle if she considers herself a better singer or actress, she says: "I'm mediocre at both. I'm not trying to come across as self-deprecating. I'm just being honest."

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The Hollywood Gossip applauds such an attitude. We only hope that Moore's ex, DJ AM (a.k.a. Adam Goldstein), admits he tries to date hot actresses to bolster his own celebrity.

Not that we're being critical. Say what you will, it works. Look at Brody Jenner.

Anyway, Mandy Moore's first album in four years, Wild Hope, hits stores in June. She's quick to play the lowering-expectations game.

"I don't want any expectations," the 23-year-old says.

"I just want people to know that I still sing. Most people don't realize that, or else they hate my music. Rightfully so."

She's blunt when looking back on her image as a '90s-era teen pop star.

"I'm sure I was viewed as the young, untalented one," she says. "Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera had some great pop music. And then there was Jessica Simpson. And then there was me. And that's fine."

THG NOTE: Don't be so hard on yourself, Mandy. We're pretty sure Ashlee Simpson has you beat in the young, untalented department.

Moore has even called her previous albums "trite, blah pop music" - but she chalks it up to the foolishness of youth. "I'm sure other people look back at things they did when they were 15 and go, 'Oh God.' That's how I feel about it. It's embarrassing."

The songs on the new album, however, are raw and deeply personal. Many listeners are bound to assume the lyrics are about her ex, Zach Braff.

Moore has said her split last year with the Scrubs star contributed to an ongoing bout with depression. But in talking to Elle, Moore is diplomatic.

"Out of respect to Zach, who I still consider a friend and care about and support, I have nothing to say about him," she says.

"It just didn't work out."

One thing Mandy Moore is comfortable talking about is her body.

"Sometimes I feel fine. Sometimes I don't feel so great," she says. "I'm a regular person. I'm not that thin. I'm okay with representing a different type that the normal Hollywood beauty ideal."

She says she was once asked to lose weight for a role, an experience she calls "mortifying."

"It's hard to have someone come up and go, 'You should lose a few pounds.' And they don't say it delicately. How can you?"

You hear that, Hilary Duff? Mandy Moore is in your corner. So don't cave under pressure!

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Mandy Moore must be hoping for April showers ... of better luck.

The singer has seen better days than the last few weeks. For starters, Moore has admitted that she feels pressure to lose weight. Which is awfully sad because we love Mandy's curves and hope she doesn't try to emulate Nicole Richie any time soon.

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Then, Moore's relationship with DJ AM came crashing to a halt. That added to Mandy's pain.

But probably not as much as the fractured ankle Moore suffered while jumping off a boat for a Self magazine photo shoot.

That sort of thing hurts more than our ears after listening to Sanjaya Malakar sing.

"It happened at the end of February in Mexico," her rep says. "It was for one of the setups for the spread where she had to jump into the water."

Moore, who has been sporting a walking cast on her right leg for the past few weeks, graces the cover of Self's June issue. While she won't be pulling any sort of Alaina Alexander nude photo spreads any time soon, Mandy does have some new plans in store.

Her next album, Wild Hope, debuts May 8, for example. The Hollywood Gossip staff looks forward to it.

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Stop the presses. DJ AM is once again without a starlet by his side.

Friends of Mandy Moore say that the singer/actress has kicked the DJ to the curb and is single again. DJ AM, real name Adam Goldstein, used to be the fiance of Nicole Richie, for reasons unknown to anyone intelligent.

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That is, until after they broke up, when he confessed to his friends that he needed to date another high-profile actress or singer because his ratings were plummeting and he needed to get better gigs.

So it goes. He reportedly sampled Michelle Trachtenberg, but didn't think she was big enough. Then he went on to Moore, but the spinster's fake relationship with her it's officially over now, the New York Post reports.

A rep for Mandy Moore said, "We don't comment on her personal life."

Thanks a lot, rep for Mandy Moore. You're about as useful as a microphone in front of Ashlee Simpson. What we're saying is that she doesn't even sing her own songs.

Hey, DJ, here's a hot tip for you: Britney Spears is single!

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Mandy Moore could hardly be considered overweight.

But working in Hollywood still made the 22-year-old cutie insecure.

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"I want to be healthy, but in an industry where you can't wear a sample size because it's like a 0 or a 2, it makes you feel bad about yourself," the singer-actress tells Seventeen in its March issue.

"To go to a photo shoot, it's like, 'Ugh, God, can't you just at least get a regular size, like a 6 or 8 or something?' "

But, she says, she's come to terms with it.

"I'm not like a toothpick, and I never will be. I'm just a regular-looking person â€" and that's okay," she said.

In other words, she'll never look like that hideous waste of oxygen Nicole Richie, and you know what - Amanda Leigh Moore is cool with that.

"It's taken a while to come to grips with that," she adds. "Since it's definitely not the norm in my business. But like, who cares? If anything, that makes someone more special... or at least that's what I tell myself!"

Moore, who recently started dating that tool DJ AM, says, "I don't enjoy dating in the public eye. I don't even really enjoy dating."

An odd statement for a girl in an entirely PR-driven, fake relationship. In any case, she says she's on good terms with her exes, of which there are many.

"I think it's important. People are in your life for a reason, and I don't think you ever stop caring about people you've been close to. You don't ever stop supporting them â€" well, I don't at least. From Andy Roddick to Zach Braff to Wilmer Valderrama, all those people."

Mandy Moore is equally passionate about her new CD, Wild Hope, due May 8.

"I was very adamant about the type of record I wanted to make. I am aware enough to know I haven't had a ton of musical success â€" and music is my first love," she said.

Moore, who has battled depression after she and Braff broke up last year, did not comment on whether she thinks Jacinda Barrett looks just like her. But she does add:

"It was a really intense and emotional year, and I was like, I'm gonna put all my feelings in a box and worry about that later. But sooner or later you have to deal, and that's what I did on this record."

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The Hollywood Gossip is proud to welcome you all once again to Celebrity Look-Alikes. Only this time, it's Celebrity Look-Alikes: Zach Braff style.

No, there's no Braff look-alike we've come across. Just some ladies connected to the quirky actor. As you may know, he and longtime girlfriend Mandy Moore recently broke up. How ironic, then, that in his latest movie, The Last Kiss, Braff stars along side an actress who bears a slight resemblance to his ex!

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Here's Moore (left) and actress Jacinda Barrett (right):

 

Definitely a couple of cuties right there. In real life, Braff dated Moore. In the Last Kiss, Braff knocks up Barrett, then cheats on her with Rachel Bilson. This is after he got Natalie Portman in Garden State! Suffice it to say, he's definitely no scrub when it comes to the ladies!

Sorry. You know who is, though? Moore's current squeeze, DJ AM. What a clown.

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