We are the first to admit when we’ve gotten something wrong, and now is one of those times. Two weeks ago we picked up on an In Touch report that Ryan Adams was dating Mandy Moore. Focusing more on the inherent brilliance of such a pairing, and less on the plausibility of such a match, we pondered what it might mean. (Also, we apparently inhaled some crack when we walked through Tompkins Square Park that morning because who ever believes anything in In Touch??) This invoked the ire of Adams himself, who, as it turns out, totally isn’t dating Mandy Moore. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. We caught up with him at the Acne Studio party on Friday, but he was still pissed at us for propagating such a vile (if delicious — think of the romantic comedy it would make! Starring Adam Brody as Ryan!) rumor, so all he would say was this:
I can’t believe you guys would print lies like that. You said Mandy Moore and I were dating. Which we’re not. She’s single, and I don’t know why everyone thinks she has to be in a relationship. And you implied that I was cheating on my girlfriend. I would never do that. One of my exes cheated on me with her ex while I was touring. I’m so hurt and upset that you would print lies about me and my friend.
He’s also still apparently mad at that particular ex, but she, unlike us, was probably too self-obsessed to apologize. We’re sorry, Ryan! And also to commenter ROSEBUDBLOSSUMS, who may or may not also be Ryan! We won’t do it again. —Oriana Magnera