A weekly spin on the Web

By Noah Robischon
Updated June 15, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

CANDY GIRL Mandy Moore has a new album out June 19, plays a meanie in The Princess Diaries in August, and just wrapped a starring role in A Walk to Remember. And her social life? Just check the ”rumor mill” boards at her website (mandymoore.com). ”It’s the one forum that I’m always in and talking to people,” says the 17-year-old singer, ”because that’s just where people have migrated to.”

GREEN GIANT E-publisher ipicturebooks has created a multiple-ending story based on Shrek that uses e-mail instead of paper (www.ipicturebooks.com/shrek.html). Another version, available only at the site, offers sound clips and animation of the ogre in action.

GETTING RELIGION In a revealing interview about his Christian upbringing, Goth idol Marilyn Manson tells spirituality portal Beliefnet (beliefnet.com/story/78/story_7870.html) that he used to attend midnight mass in a faith healer’s cathedral: ”It was very terrifying, like a horror show. It may have been what inspired me to become a rock musician!”