Truly great feats have been achieved by few members of our downtrodden human race. While many of us slog through life, filling the bank account up every two weeks only to find ourselves stretched thin in a few days' time, some among us have mastered the art of living. They climb Mt. Everest, become leaders of the free world and get jobs where they can test videogames all day long. Mandy Moore is one of these exceptional people. Not because she successfully navigated a career from pop star to legitimate actress, but because she did so while remaining on the good side of celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton, who has made an industry out of saying evil things about the rich and famous. But Perez loves Mandy, opting for little heart scribbles over her pictures rather than the white dots resembling a certain male-produced substance that find themselves near the oral orifices of other celebrities. If she ever dresses distastefully, Perez holds his tongue or just takes a blog-poo all over her stylist instead. What a coveted role you play, Miss Moore! Congratulate Mandy yourself when she plays the Lakewood Theater, 1825 Abrams Parkway, at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $25. Visit 462concerts.com/lakewood.
Fri., Aug. 31, 8:30 p.m.