Interview With Alex Murrel From ‘Laguna Beach’!

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Let’s be clear, ‘Laguna Beach’ was one of the best reality television shows ever to grace our televisions.

It opened up the doors to all of those semi-scripted looking shows, although the cast of ‘Laguna’ have said that they were never handed scripts. Instead they had to recreate different things that happened when cameras weren’t rolling.

Well, 13 years after it premiered I would definitely say that the show still has such a part in pop culture. It showed all different kinds of teenage angst, friendship, and the soundtrack was so dope.

The show is iconic, that simple.

If you say that something is “dunzo”, there is a 99% chance that people will recognize it from Kristin’s car breaking down on the highway. Even now MTV gets a huge spike whenever they do their throwback weekends of the show.

Now, I just started an Instagram account Laguna_biotch (if you aren’t following it you should) and one night I got a little brave and asked Alex M for an interview. That’s right, the Alex M who took no shit from anyone and taught us all to stand up for ourselves. Well,taught teenage girls in the early 2000’s to do so. Luckily, to my surprise she agreed to answer a few questions for a small website trying to make it big.

1) Did you think 13 years later ‘Laguna Beach’ would still be such a staple in pop culture and people would still be talking about it? 

Alex: It literally blows my mind! People will come up to me and say “I loved you on Laguna” and honestly, I’m always so surprised. To think 14 years later people still recognize me or care about the show really does show what a pop culture icon it was!

2) Do you think that you were accurately portrayed on the show?

Alex: I think when you are 18 and your life is on camera, you tend to do things you probably wouldn’t have done had you been a little more mature. I tried to stay true to myself while filming and not waiver from that. I do feel that editing was a major role in ‘Laguna’ and creating characters is just standard when producing a “reality” show- people wouldn’t be interested if there was no drama.

Things were definitely exaggerated and editing made it seem as if it happened in one day. I think if you are a true ‘Laguna’ fan you can pin point where the editors messed up. All in all, I do not think I was accurately portrayed- I’m much nicer than they made me out to be.

3) How was life immediately after Laguna Beach, the backlash, the rumors, things like that?

Alex: Life was crazy to say the least. I had gone to college right after the show aired. My college roommates at the time would have viewing parties, girls would run in and leave stuff at my door and I would get love or hate notes on my car. It was crazy! I ended up moving to LA pretty soon after to pursue music instead and even that was a whirlwind. I think I was naïve going into this experience not to think the “15 min” of fame would follow but it was a great experience and even with the good and bad, I still wouldn’t trade it for the world. I honestly miss it.

4) *NSYNC or Backstreet Boys, I just feel like I have to ask anyone who grew up in the late 90’s/early 2000’s that question. 

Alex: I have to say Backstreet Boys only because Nick’s sister, Angel is a good friend of mine and my old roommate

So there you have it folks, a short interview with an absolutely iconic reality star. You can say I am wrong but we all remember the Cabo fight between her and Jessica, or her standing up to Casey.

What is Alex up to now? She and Morgan S, you know the Morgan who was friends with both cliques and never got enough screen-time? Well, they are still besties and run a marketing company called MOX Agency together.

To keep up with Alex you can follow her on Instagram where she posts adorable photos of her son.

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Carrie Underwood Reflects On Winning ‘American Idol’ 12 Years Later!

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Honestly, it is still kind of insane to think that we got Carrie Underwood from ‘American Idol‘. Now don’t get me wrong, the show has definitely produced some huge stars, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry, just to name a few.

It is just so strange to think that Carrie was up there every week fighting to stay alive in a singing competition. She won though, and she has absolutely lived up to the title of being an idol.

Carrie has always been very vocal about how much she does appreciate having a platform like ‘American Idol’. I remember reading somewhere that she even gave her number to every winner of the show in case they had any questions. Such a helpful legend.

Well 12 years ago on this day, Carrie was crowned the winner of ‘American Idol’ and I do believe she has lived up to the title.

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Mandy Moore Posts Epic Throwback With Justin Timberlake

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If you have ever wondered what the 90’s were like, just take a look at the throwback photo that Mandy Moore posted with Justin Timberlake . Those hats were all the rage, they were dope as hell.

If you can remember a few months back Mandy opened up about how she opened up for *NSYNC and Justin embarrassed her because of her shoe size.

Is it weird that I want to frame this photo? Probably but I don’t care.

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Reese Witherspoon Posts 90’s Throwback

Yesterday Reese Witherspoon  posted a fantastic Throwback Thursday on Instagram.

The only reason I am posting this is because, Reese is one of my favorite actresses. No, she is definitely one of my favorite actresses. When I was younger I saw ‘Legally Blonde’ and since then she has been my favorite. That simply.

Well there is a second reason too, I wanted to prove that Reese doesn’t age. This photo was about 20 years ago and she still looks pretty much the same.

I guess this just proves that Reese is a vampire who doesn’t age. That is the only explanation.

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Mandy Moore & Shane West Remember ‘A Walk To Remember’ 15 Years Later

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Can you even believe that ‘A Walk To Remember’ came out 15 years ago? Well actually, I can believe this. It took me way too long to see it after it came out though. I can remember being younger and thinking it looked too sad and then in high school I finally watched it, and I was right, it’s an extremely sad movie.

The love story between Jamie and Landon was one that was beautifully written and only showed a glimpse of what Nicholas Sparks had in store of us. Although this may be my favorite story he has ever put together.

Mandy and Shane both did a bit of a Twitter AMA too, which was awesome to follow, check out their Twitters if you’re interested.

Here is what they both posted on Instagram though!

I just need a moment to cry.

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Dax Shepard Posts Adorable Throwback With Kristen Bell

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are one of Hollywood’s most adorable couples in my opinion. They seem to be a lot of fun and also seem to genuinely get along which is always nice. In reality they seem like the kind of couple you could hang out with and not feel awkward about being a third wheel.

In case you didn’t know these two didn’t have a traditional wedding at all. They ended up simply going to the courthouse and getting married there. They got dressed up and even took photos there. How adorable is that? So quirky but not in an annoying way, do you feel me?

The couple have been married for three years but have been together for nine years.

Now, nine years later they have two children and continue to be adorable.

Dax took to Instagram though to post a throwback of the couple, back when Dax thought that chewing tobacco was a good look. In case you’re wondering, it’s never a good look.

Here’s to hoping these two never breakup because my heart can’t take it. Stay together for the kids and for me, okay? Okay.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Posts Thanksgiving Throwback With Freddie Prinze Jr

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Sarah and Freddie, making us believe that Hollywood love can actually last. The couple have been together since 2000, married in 2002, and the rest is history. They have two children together and Freddie took a step back from acting to be a stay at home dad and Sarah could continue to work. What a man, right?

Yesterday was Thanksgiving of course and I thankful that Sarah decided to post a throwback of her and Freddie from their first Thanksgiving together.

These two are still as adorable as they were in the early 2000’s, I think we can all agree on that one.

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Taylor Swift Remembers Her First Album With Throwback Photo!

Today is a big day for Taylor Swift, well ten years ago it was a big deal for her. She released her mega selling debut album, and well the rest is history!

It’s always nice to see someone remembering where they came from, or at least pretending to remember.

Can we be real? ‘Cold As You’ is one of her most underrated songs but ‘Should’ve Said No’ will always be my first Taylor Swift song. After I heard that, I was hooked.

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Justin Theroux Posts Hysterical Throwback Thursday Photo With Elizabeth Banks

This photo is absolute gold, that is all that I can say. I love it when celebrities post weird throwback photos of themselves.

Apparently this photo was taken from a movie they were both in back in 2005 called, The Baxter. Something I guess I am going to have to watch because both Elizabeth and Justin are insanely funny.

God bless awesome throwbacks, thank you for posting this bad boy Justin!

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Liam Hemsworth Posts Hilariously Awkward #TBT Photo With Miley Cyrus

How adorable is this? This photo is obviously from The Last Song  when Miley Cyrus was just a young seemingly innocent starlet, and Liam Hemsworth was an unknown hottie. That’s right, nobody was aware of the Hemsworth brothers six year ago. Well no one in the United States at least. Thankfully we have all been introduced now and they are two of the hottest actors out there.

I am so happy that Liam and Miley found their way back to each other. Now they just need to go and get married, have some kids to add to their clan of dogs. Such an odd pairing that just makes sense, it’s beautiful really.

Shout to to Liam for using a shirtless photo though, I am sure there were a million he could have used but he went with a shirtless one. It’s much appreciated and not unnoticed Liam.

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