Topic: The Princess Diaries

Video Gallery: Happy Birthday, Julie Andrews! Here Are Some Songs For You

Video Gallery: Happy Birthday, Julie Andrews! Here Are Some Songs For You

Guess what, gang? It’s Julie Andrews’ birthday today! The spectacular star of stage and screen is 76 today, and I’ve got to tell you, I can only hope that I look (and sound!) that great when I hit the big 7-6. So on this most glorious of days, we’d like to offer you a musical journey through the life and career of the inimitable Julie. Ready to sing along? Here we go! More »

Why Can’t Anne Hathaway Always Be This Funny?

Why Can't Anne Hathaway Always Be This Funny?

I still remember going to a press junket a few years ago and hearing the other reporters talk about how Anne Hathaway was bitchy while promoting her latest movie. I was crestfallen — this was Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries, Andy from The Devil Wears Prada! Though she was six years older than me, I’d basically grown up with her as her career took off. More »

Video Gallery: Mandy Moore, Singer or Actress?

Video Gallery: Mandy Moore, Singer or Actress?

We met Mandy Moore from her 1999 single “Candy” and although she was often lumped in with the Disney girls, her career had the opposite trajectory: She started as a singer, then branched out as an actress. The thing is, we’ve always had trouble figuring out which one she’s actually trying to be, since nearly every project of hers has one of her songs in it. To settle the debate, we look at her big movies (in chronological order) and rate whether — regardless of lines or soundtrack listings — she’s appearing more as a singer or an actress. More »

Memoir: I’m Obsessed With Nose Strips

Memoir: I'm Obsessed With Nose Strips

In addition to holding the distinction of being Anne Hathaway’s pre-breakout breakout movie, The Princess Diaries is notable in my mind for one scene that perfectly depicts 2001’s skincare zeitgeist. Princess Mia’s indie rock crush, who she totally broke a date with in a regrettable moment of lust for Erik von Detten, catches her in a private moment–her nose is encased in a Biore Pore Strip. Oh, the utter humiliation of your crush finding out you suffer from clogged pores! More »