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August 24, 2004

Mandy Sets the Record Straight

Singer and actress Mandy Moore is furious at being "outed" as a secret Republican in the new issue of America's Details magazine.

The publication's upcoming September edition lists Adam Sandler, Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Simpson, Shannen Doherty and Moore as silent supporters of current US President George W. Bush who don't join the campaign trail and make their political views known, unlike loud and proud Democrats Ben Affleck and Barbra Streisand.

However, the A Walk To Remember beauty has angrily denied she supports Bush and his party. Her publicist tells American website Pagesix.Com, "Mandy is not, nor has she ever been, a Republican."

--Oh Mandy, chill out. There are worse things you could be called. :)

Posted by Lawren at August 24, 2004 08:29 AM

You Said

A celebs political views don't really bother me. I don't care if they're Dems or Republicans. I'm not going to run out and support their cause or boycott as a result of such knowledge.

People need to relax, indeed.

Says: Kevin the Interloper at August 24, 2004 09:14 AM

LOL. It is pretty sad when this list is the best that Republicans can come up. Oh, let's not forget Bo Derek, and of course Pat Boone.

BTW, have you seen the list of performers for the Republican Convention? Talk about has-beens and never-weres.

Says: chuck at August 24, 2004 10:35 AM

Haha! I saw the list yesterday. Country and Christian. Is anyone surprised? The funny thing is, there really are some current stars that are GOP's, they just aren't quite as "out there" as some of the Dem celebs.

Says: Lawren at August 24, 2004 10:39 AM

Couldn't they book Bruce Willis and his band?

I think that people need to grow up about their political parties. So what? I mean the fact that Hollywood is mostly Liberal is a negative. But so what?

Says: Jen at August 24, 2004 11:32 AM

I have a difficult time mustering any enthusiasm concerning the "politics of the stars." Whether they want to be vocal or not, right or left... I just don't see how it ought to concern me.

Says: Kevin at August 24, 2004 12:37 PM

I wonder if Mandy would be just as angry if she was said to be a Democrat?

Says: kernyen at August 24, 2004 12:53 PM

I have a little sympathy for celebs. I really do. After all, they're citizens like you and me and are certainly entitled to speak out if they so choose. I don't mind if Tim Robbins is on a talk show, or if Dennis Miller rants about issues. No, I don't look to celebs as my main sociopolitical compass, but I also don't look to my friends and acquaintences for that and I still like to hear what they have to say, even if I don't agree with them (hence my love of blog pages).

I *do* draw the line, however, when they use inappropriate platforms (sporting events, awards shows, etc.) to speak to their causes. Hey, attend a rally like the rest of us, you chucklehead! But don't screw up my enjoyment of a TV show just because you're too full of yourself to know when to shut up.

There's a time and a place for everything. I think that's all we ask of celebs, really.

Says: Kevin the Interloper at August 24, 2004 02:42 PM

There ARE worse things to be called that a Republican? Really?

That's just a touch of McCarthyism, isn't it? She denies that she is now, or ever has been..."

Says: Stephanie at August 24, 2004 04:08 PM

I think I remember hearing that Lynyrd Skynyrd was going to perform for the Republicans. Certainly some name recognition there...

Says: Chad at August 25, 2004 09:18 AM

Chad, while there is certainly name recognition with Lynyrd Skynyrd, the fact that they haven't had a hit for decades puts them firmly in the has-been camp.

At least the Democrats try to get somewhat current acts.

Says: chuck at August 25, 2004 08:08 PM

Why does she protest so much???

Says: Jennifer at August 25, 2004 10:07 PM

Check out this website that has TONS of righty celebrities

Says: Lori at August 26, 2004 02:32 AM

Whoops, helps if I post the URL right?

Says: Lori at August 26, 2004 02:33 AM

1. I'm sure glad to learn that the currency of a party's supporters celebrity status is such a significant indicator of that party's legitimacy.

2. Have these celebrities ever stopped to ask why, for the most part, the majority of them are paid to speak word someone ELSE thinks of for them?

Says: Brian B at August 26, 2004 11:16 AM

"Have these celebrities ever stopped to ask why, for the most part, the majority of them are paid to speak word someone ELSE thinks of for them?"

That's a little unfair, no? Actors are doing more than merely speaking words that others wrote. After all, any comic will tell you that the payoff is not in the joke itself, but in the delivery.

Says: Kevin the Interloper at August 27, 2004 03:57 PM

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