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Mandy Moore: Moving on From ‘This Is Us’ Has Been a ‘Daunting’ Process



Hard to let go. Mandy Moore is opening up about moving on now that her time on This Is Us has come to an end — and it hasn’t been an easy road. 

“Clearly, nothing will ever hold the same place in my heart as [This Is Us], and, quite frankly, nothing will probably mean the same thing to the world in the way that that job did,” Moore, 38, told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published on Monday, August 1. “I love working and I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the best job in the world for the last six years. I think every creative person is definitely afraid of not working and feels like their last job is their last job. I’m dealing with some of that and thinking about what’s next, but it’s daunting.”

The “Candy” songstress starred on the hit NBC family drama for the entirety of its six-season run from 2016 to 2022, portraying Rebecca Pearson — a woman who must raise her three children after losing husband Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) in a tragic house fire. Following the series finale, which aried in May, Moore has found it hard to let go of her close-knit TV brood. 

“I drove by Paramount the other day and just had this, ugh, long sigh and a little bit of heartbreak thinking that for six years, normally would be going back to work right now at this time of year,” the How to Deal star explained. “I really miss my friends. I miss the work. I realized, ‘Oh, we said goodbye to the Pearsons.’”

She added, “I’m sad about that. But I’m also excited about figuring out what’s next while I try to enjoy a little bit of downtime.”

The family drama was largely expected to nab a slew of nominations for the 2022 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Moore’s performance in the show’s final installment.

However, when the nominations were released early last month, the beloved series only received a single recognition in the Best Original Song category for “The Forever Now” — a ballad Moore sang herself in the penultimate episode. The lyrics were written by the Saved star’s real-life husband Taylor Goldsmith, who shares the nomination with composer Siddhartha Khosla.

While fans were outraged by the snub, Moore took to social media to reflect on how “grateful” she was to have been a part of such an “incredible legacy” and show her support for Goldsmith, 36. 

“So unendingly proud of @siddkhoslamusic and @taylordawesgoldsmith for getting an Emmy nom for their song ‘Forever Now’ on our final season of #ThisIsUs,” the A Walk to Remember actress wrote via her Instagram Story at the time. “Do I wish our show was recognized in what I think was [its] finest hour? Sure.”

The Florida native went on to point out creator Dan Fogelman’s “brilliant writing for 6 seasons,” praising “our insanely, wildly talented cast and crew” before reminding fans that “nothing can take away what our show meant to SO MANY (us included).”

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight that was published on Thursday, July 28, Moore further reflected on the lack of recognition. 

“We’re really lucky we were there every other year, besides this year. So, can’t be too upset when things don’t swing your way, and you celebrate the breadth of the show,” she explained. “I don’t think you can say that about too many jobs and too many shows. So, I think that’s our biggest takeaway.”

Throughout the show’s run, This Is Us was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series four times: from 2017 to 2019 and in 2021. The cast also racked up plenty of acting nominations over the years, with Sterling K. Brown taking home the win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2017.  The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel alum, 46, has been vocal about asking Emmy voters to support Moore after her final performance as the Pearson Matriarch in season 6. 

“Mandy Moore is killing the game, son. She is killing the game and she deserves to be recognized,” the Black Panther star said in an Instagram video shared in April. “There’s never a moment on set where I’m like, ‘Mandy Moore’s too young to play my mama.’ No, she is my mama. And the beautifully subtle nuanced work and the portrayal of someone going through what her character’s going through, it’s just exquisite, man.”


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Amanda Bynes Reportedly Placed on 72-Hour Psychiatric Hold



Amanda Bynes was reportedly placed under a 72-hour psychiatric hold, a source close to the situation told NBC News on Monday, March 20.

While the 36-year-old actress’ longtime attorney shared that he was not in a position to comment on the situation, the insider added that “she hasn’t been in contact with her family for quite some time.”

The former Nickelodeon star was reportedly seen walking through downtown L.A. without any clothes on Sunday, March 19, according to TMZ. The All That alum allegedly waved down a passing car and told the driver she was coming down from a psychotic episode. She then called 911 on her own and was taken to a police station, where the mental health team determined she needed to be put on a 5150 psychiatric hold.

The hold allows someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis to be detained for 72 hours for psychiatric hospitalization because of a potential threat of harming themselves or others, or being gravely disabled.

Bynes was scheduled to appear at 90s Con in Hartford, Connecticut, this weekend but dropped out on Friday, March 17, shortly before the event began. The convention’s production company, That’s4Entertainment, revealed the news via Instagram, noting that the California native was suffering from an undisclosed illness.

During the All That panel on Saturday, March 18, Bynes’ former costar Kel Mitchell asked fans to “send a prayer” to the Easy A star to “feel better,” but didn’t disclose further details about her health. Kenan Thompson — who starred alongside Mitchell, 44, in Kenan & Kel — replaced Bynes at the event as a surprise guest.

Bynes rose to fame as a child star in the late 1990s, appearing on All That before landing her own spinoff, The Amanda Show. She went on to star in a string of successful teen comedies including She’s the Man, What a Girl Wants and Easy A.

In August 2013, the Big Fat Liar star was placed under a temporary conservatorship amid a series of mental health and substance abuse issues. The decision came shortly after Bynes was hospitalized and placed on a psychiatric hold for setting a fire in a neighbor’s driveway.

One year later, the actress’ mother, Lynn Bynes, was named the conservator of her daughter’s health care and personal matters. In August 2021, the conservatorship of Amanda’s estate was terminated, but Lynn still had legal control of her person, meaning she could make medical decisions for the Figure It Out alum.

Last year, Amanda filed a petition to terminate her conservatorship and filed a mental capacity declaration stating that she is mentally fit to look after herself and her affairs. In court documents obtained by Us Weekly in February 2022, a psychiatrist noted that Amanda has “no apparent impairment in alertness and attention, information and processing or ability to modulate mood and affect and suffers no thought disorders.”

One month later, a judge put an end to the conservatorship after Lynn submitted a declaration of support for her daughter’s request to end the adult guardianship. “She’s doing great both physically and mentally,” a source exclusively told Us of Amanda in March 2022. “She’s elated the judge agreed with her request and is determined to make the most of this next chapter.”

Shortly after the conservatorship was terminated, Amanda made headlines when police were called to the home she shared with then-fiancé Paul Michael. Officers from the Los Angeles Department visited the residence in April 2022 after Amanda claimed on social media that his alleged behavior had started to concern her.

“Paul told me that he stopped taking his medications. I looked at his phone and he was looking at mom-and-son porn. He vandalized his mom’s home. He broke all of her pictures and put salmon under her bed,” Amanda alleged in since-deleted Instagram videos, noting that she’d kicked Michael out of her home. “His behavior is alarming, and I’m afraid of what he’ll do.”

Michael, for his part, denied his then-fiancée’s claims, saying he didn’t know “what the f–k” she was referring to. “Y’all gotta stop talking your s–t,” he said before deleting his account. “You guys don’t f–king know anything.”

The former couple called it quits three months later.

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