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Love is Hell

Like all country-tinged bloggers, we have nothing but good things to say about the impending nuptials of singer/actress Mandy Moore and former Blackbook intern Ryan Adams, but we thought we’d take this opportunity to offer him some style advice, hopefully in time to keep the wedding pictures from being too embarrassing.

There’s a fine line between embracing your inner ’92 and just wearing a Kurt Cobain costume every day. And bleached hair is probably where you cross that line.

Cardinal Rule


Being a famous musician must be great. Your work is intensely personal and fulfilling, you’re surrounded by adoring women, and you get to do pretty much whatever you want all day, every day, for as long as you want. In other words, it’s the complete opposite of being a magazine intern.

Which makes Ryan Adams’ most recent career move particularly puzzling.

The folksy troubadour—and self-proclaimed Huey Lewis of alt-country—has taken up an intern post at BlackBook in what is presumably either a tribute to Sean Avery or part of an extended research process for his upcoming concept album about the downtrodden media underclass. (We’re hoping it’s the second one.) Either way, we don’t see him going the distance.

On the bright side, we guess this means they don’t drug test?