Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halloween and Hilary Duff Pets

Just see this picture, It was mailed to me by HilaryDuff.com and I thought to include it here, so.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Happy Birthday Hilary

Dhruba Adhikari
Sep 28, 2007 at 10:41 am

I know what it makes me feel being a fan of Hilary Duff. and the major thing is having the same birthday - septemer 28th., Hilary is exactly 2 years younger than me. and I know myself how happy I was when I first knew this.

I completed my 22nd and Hilary her 20th. At this moment I wanna make two wishes, first I want to wish a very happy birthday and many many returns to myself and Hilary. Secondly, I just wanna share all those wishes made to me by my relatives and friends to this beautiful lady. This is not anything to spam or make an issue here.

I had started to be fond of Hilary when I watched her movie Lizzie mcguire. After i got to knew we had a same birthday, this added up more, which made me to start a blog of Hilary http://fansofhilary.blogspot.com . I tried to make posts as recent as possible and my blog was getting more and more traffic. However, after one years, I had to stop updating, due to my academic routines.

It makes me feel proud to have a birthday on the same day with this lady, whom I die for. I wish to meet her but I am an Asian, and she American. Hope i will do that when she comes to India.

Happy Birthday Hilary.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Notice And Apologies

We feel really sorry to mention that Hilary Duff Encyclopedia has halted updating news and stuffs related to Hilary Duff due to many internal reasons. We lay our deep apologies but being unable to do that. However, we will never forget the fans of Hilary Duff Encyclopedia and will always have our regular viewers in a great position.
But we have deleted the account also, We have subscribed and will continue to add more, the contents from the top news providers of Hilary Duff. During the one whole year, we had a good time co-operating with these sites we have included in our blog. We still recommend them, and use Hilary Duff Encyclopedia to get updates of the sites, all concised into a single web page.

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Hilary Duff at the Time Supper Club in Montreal. September 4 2007


Hilary Duff Kentucky Concert Review at oh-hilary.com

Louisville, Kentucky: August 25th 2007!

sign.jpgThe Night Before:

I was taking out my contacts and one of them had ripped. And I thought I had brought 2 sets just in case but 1 set got left at home. So I was so upset that I was going to have to wear glasses in my pictures.

Earlier The Next Day:

We went to get my hair done which took forever but I loved it! While I was getting my hair done we met up with Kayla and her family! Then we went to go get my eyes checked because my prescription was a year old. The doctor didn?t think they would have them in but to my surprise they did! So that was a prayer answered! After that we ate at the California Pizza Kitchen then went back to the hotel to get ready!

Read more at the site itself...
Courtesy: oh-hilary.com

Fan Meets Hilary Duff at Allentown, CA

A letter from a fan of Hilary to oh-hilary.com

hi1.jpgI recently got the chance to meet Hilary at her show in Allentown Pa. (August 31st) Me and 3 of my friends were last in line waiting for Hilary to come out.We were talking and all of a sudden Hilary come from behind us and says ”hey guys how are you”,it was so unexpected and I wasn’t too prepared for it and only managed to get out a quick hi!

I was last in line and when it was my turn I walked over to her,she greeted me with a “hi! how are you?”

hi2.jpg All I could notice was how green her eyes were and how beautiful she looked. They took our picture and I told her that she is such a good role model and that I’m so proud of her. She said “aw thank you,you’re so sweet”,and then I walked away.

I wish I could of thought of something more to say to her,but my mind was running wild. I just want her to know that I am so happy for all of the accomplishments she has made, and that I think that she is such a good person and to keep doing what she’s doing and never let what people say get her down, she’s inspired a lot a lot of people, and I’ll never forget the experience I had with her.

Courtesy: oh-hilary.com

Canoe Jam Music, Concert Review

Scotiabank Place, Ottawa - Sept. 5, 2007

By -- Sun Media
Ottawa, and the rest of the world for that matter, just can't get enough of that teen queen Hilary Duff.

The 19-year-old entertainer has released four albums over the past four years, including her latest collection of derivative dance numbers and ballads called Dignity. As if that wasn't enough, she's also done a couple of movies, designed her own line of tween wear and launched her own fragrance, "Stuff."

Even with all that on her plate, Duff made time to walk through something that looked like a concert at Scotiabank Place last night.

Talking about dignity, there wasn't much of it in this brazen parade of marketing-based entertainment. And much like her last visit in 2006, Duff worked the screaming bubblegummers and their parents over ruthlessly with a tightly choreographed but hopelessly robotic show.

It opened with a truly deafening wail from 4,200 hormonally discharging teenaged girls as Duff dove into Playing With Fire, Danger and that theme song for dozens of acne cream ads, Come Clean.

And when she leaned back, closed her eyes and belted that one out, it actually looked like she was singing.

Courtesy: Canoe Jam

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Hilary Duff has a FLAWLESS Skin -People.com

In People.com Style Watch (Off the rack), they have published a picture of Hilary Duff's remarkably flawless skin.

This picture is a part of a new campaign for Vaseline that Hilary Duff is a part of. The campaign is called "Skin is Amazing" and stars picked their favorite body part to have shot for the campaign. Hilary Duff picked her shoulder.
The campaign hits magazines next month.
- Hilarynews.com

Hilary Duff Montreal Concert Videos

Some videos of Hilary Duff concert in Montreal, Quebec:


I Wish:

Gypsy Woman:

Source: Hilarynews.com

● Hilary to perform on Much and CTV for Toronot International Film Festival

Hilary will not only be on MuchMusic this Friday, she will also be performing for CTV. All these performances are confirmed so Hilary can open the Toronto International Film Festival.

CNW Group: Press Release

TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - It’s a spectacle unlike any other. CTV confirmed details today for one of the most-anticipated nights for fans and party-goers during this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

Thousands of fans and hundreds of stars will congregate this Friday night at Queen and John streets for the eTalk Star! Schmooze - which will now kick off with an exclusive outdoor edition of MuchMusic’s MuchOnDemand, featuring live, on-street performances by Hilary Duff.

The eTalk Star! Schmooze airs live across Canada on Star! and in Toronto on Citytv on Friday, Sept. 7 at 10 p.m. ET. CTV will rebroadcast the special on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. ET in all markets.

The eTalk Star! Schmooze will confirm its status as one of the most accessible events for fans at the Toronto International Film Festival when MuchMusic presents a free, live street performance by Hilary Duff to kick off the night outside of CTV’s Festival Headquarters. Fresh from her hosting duties at the Teen Choice Awards, the singer, songwriter, actress and fashion designer will warm-up the thousands of fans expected at Queen and John when she performs live on a special, pre-Schmooze, MuchOnDemand episode at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on MuchMusic, hosted by Leah Miller. Then, Duff will open the eTalk Star! Schmooze with another live performance. With her current album, Dignity, flying off the shelves and a host of upcoming films in the can, including the highly-anticipated John Cusack written movie War, Inc., Hilary Duff is the perfect choice to kick off the eTalk Star! Schmooze.

Looks like Hilary will have a couple busy days in Toronto.
Just to sum it all up, Hilary is opening up the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), by performing multiple songs on Much Music and then, right after, on CTV, another performance for eTalk!!!

Courtesy: CNW Group
Also thanks to oh-hilary.com

Hilary Duff Podcast #18

Hilary Duff’s 18th podcast continues with the Anaheim concert of her Dignity Tour, and her performance of "I Wish"

Source: Hilarynews.com

Duff has learned lessons in Dignity

Hilary Duff performed for just over 7,700 fans at the Bell Centre last night, as part of a tour in support of her album Dignity.

Hilary Duff performed for just over 7,700 fans at the Bell Centre last night, as part of a tour in support of her album Dignity. JOHN KENNEY, THE GAZETTE


When Hilary Duff played the Bell Centre in January 2005, she seemed like a marketing man's defective puppet, with an off-kilter yelp and clueless stage presence. By contrast, when she unpacked songs from her recent Dignity album last night at the same venue in front of just over 7,700, she seemed - well, dignified.

It didn't take long for her to make a decent impression: After a strobe-heavy intro gave many young girls their first taste of simulated epilepsy, Duff strode out to the electro-pop beat of Play with Fire. She seemed more refined, less desperate to please than in the past, with the directionless energy of her earlier shows transferred to a quartet of dancers who won't be sweeping any choreography awards.

Composure isn't the only lesson she's learned: Her vocals throughout the 100-minute set were considerably smoother than the dog-torturing shrillness of 2005.

Three songs in, Come Clean was a case study in another valuable teaching for the teen-beat crowd: Tinker, but don't overhaul. When Britney Spears turned her prepubescent sex-me-ups into jazz-club standards on her 2004 Onyx Hotel tour, she lost the crowd. Come Clean was tweaked to bring it in line with the blurpy beats of Dignity, but wasn't a pointless revamp.

Most of Duff's banter was of the "Sing with me, insert-city-name" variety, but she's either good at feigning sincerity or living by her own platitudes. Speaking of sincerity, titling your album Dignity is pretty rich when you're stamping your name on overpriced souvenir glow sticks. But Duff is perhaps the only mall queen these days who could sing the disc's title track - a dig at her contemporaries' vacuous celebrity, accompanied by a parade of tabloids on the video screen - without sounding like a drunk pot calling a baby-dropping kettle black.

That and other new numbers sounded meatier live than on album. But the kid-pop cavalcade

following the first wardrobe change squeezed some of the most delighted squeals from the grade-school crowd. This should worry Duff: Her audience isn't growing with her - each of Duff's last two visits have seen her shed 3,000 or 4,000 fans, and last night's crowd didn't look any older than the one in 2005. The singer smiled and cooed throughout Why Not, but one imagines it may gall her to see early hits getting most of the ear-burning cheers.

While Duff's previous Gong Show level of competence wasn't missed last night, there was often a distinct void of charisma. The speed-freak traffic video accompanying The Getaway provided more action than Duff's blas presence, and giving So Yesterday a slight reggae lilt was no excuse to chill by the drum kit.

Duff came alive after changing into a glitter-ball skirt for a run dominated by Dignity material. Outside of You pointed the way forward - a solid slab of pop durable enough to hang around after all those glow sticks die out.

© The Gazette (Montreal) 2007

JORDAN ZIVITZ and The Gazette (Montreal) are neither way related to this site.

Courtesy: The Gazette

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Hilary Duff Bedding Line


Hilary Duff Performing at Air Canada Centre Atlanta, GA 9/4/2007 7:27 PM GMT (FINDITT) Hilary Duff will perform at the Air Canada Centre on Saturda

Atlanta, GA 9/4/2007 7:27 PM GMT (FINDITT)

Hilary Duff will perform at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday, September 08, 2007.

Duff, an American actress and pop singer, increased fame with her starring role on the television series Lizzie McGuire. Hilary Duff went on to develop her film career, with various successful films including, “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” (2003), “Cheaper by the Dozen” (2003) and “A Cinderella Story” which was released in (2004).

Hilary Duff's latest album entitled ‘Dignity,’ was released in April 2007. Her second single on the album ‘entitled "With Love" became Hilary’s biggest U.S. Hot 100 hit and topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.

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Duff gives audience what it wanted


Hillary Duff is the center of attention Saturday at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Related photo on Picture Page, C8.

DARIEN — She’s not going to rehab, she isn’t serving a highly publicized jail term, and as far as I know, she isn’t picking out baby clothes anytime soon.

And if Saturday night was any indication, Hilary Duff fans [and their parents] seem more than OK with that.

Perhaps that’s because 75 percent of the audience that showed up at Darien Lake to support Duff was under the age of 15, and when it comes right down to it, these kids are looking for a role model rather than a racy tabloid celebrity.

Instead of grabbing headlines with stories of DUI turmoil and drug busts like her peers, the uncharacteristically mature Duff has made a point throughout her career to be someone her tween fans can look up to. And though you won’t see any paparazzi pics of Duff’s car wrapped around a tree in People magazine, you will see her fresh, doe-eyed face promoting her ever-expanding brand.

In addition to being recognized for her breakout role, Disney Channel’s Lizzy McGuire, Duff has made a name for herself through her clothing line, big-screen projects and her recently released perfume, With Love.

Duff’s Darien Lake show brought another title to the young star’s resume: semi-decent pop-rock princess. Click Five, a Gin Blossoms, Romantics love child of sorts, opened the night to a sea of screams, homemade posters and, of course, marriage proposals.

The young guys were hugely popular with the young crowd, who stood on their seats and bopped along to “Just the Girl,” “When I’m Gone” and “Flipside.” And although the Five received a standing ovation, the audience was clearly awaiting the entrance of the Duffster.

And she made quite the entrance. With strobe lights flashing and dancers gyrating to their own rave parties, Duff finally appeared onstage, taking the spotlight with plenty of hip shaking and model-esque poses. Dressed in silver shortshorts, a bikini top and not much else, Duff shimmied through her opening number, “Play With Fire,” along with her hyperenthusiastic — and very tacky — dance troupe.

There were absolutely no traces of fresh-faced, innocent Lizzy McGuire; instead, a sanitized Britney Spears stood before the Darien crowd. Fortunately, from the sound of the ear-piercing screams, the audience approved.

“Are you guys having a good night?” Duff asked her adoring audience. “I love that you guys are standing already. Does that mean that I won’t have to ask you to later?”

But she already knew the answer. Her young fans were mesmerized by her flashy show, which covered Duff’s hits as well as many tracks off of her latest musical effort, “Dignity.”

Although the upbeat “Danger,” “Get Away” and “Come Clean” all seemed to trigger a content response, the gem of the night came when the carnival lights were put on pause. During the slow, acoustic “Someone’s Watching Over Me,” the strobe lights ceased, and the singer’s true talent was finally able to peek through.

At night’s end, it didn’t really matter what her song selection was or how polished her dance moves were. For the Duffs-intraining who showed up to sing their hearts out, merely seeing their idol in the flesh was more than enough.

Concert Review

Hilary Duff

With the Click Five on Saturday night at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center.


Molly Hirschbeck, and Buffalo News are neither way related to this site.

Courtesy: Buffalonews.com

Hilary Duff has Bamboo on her ears

Hilary Duff is scarce of Earrings now. Better to say kidding. She never leaves her favorite earrings made by CC SKYE and called "Large Gold Bamboo Earrings" and do cost reasonably $132.

See them clearly...

Hilary Duff Caught in Act with LOLA

As said in People.com segment, Caught in ACT

Hilary Duff, walking through the lobby of dog-friendly Nine Zero Hotel in Boston with her Chihuahua Lola. From the doggie room service menu, Duff ordered several Ambassador Kissie-Face Frappes – canine concoctions of blended raspberries, yogurt, honey, banana and cinnamon, all delivered on a silver tray.

Courtesy: People.com

Hilary Duff will be visiting MuchMusic.

Just Announced:

September 7th, 2007, Hilary Duff will be visiting MuchMusic.
9:30 PM MuchOnDemand
* Catch a special edition of MuchOnDemand with VJ Leah Miller and Hilary Duff!

Remember, this is a SPECIAL edition of the show since it will be airing in the evening! Oh-hilary will keep you updated!

Courtesy: oh-hilary.com

Hilary Duff pictures by Cliff Watts for Seventeen magazine

Here are some untagged Hilary Duff outtake photos from the Cliff Watts Photoshoot for Seventeen Magazine.

See more at hilarynews.com
Courtesy: superiorpics & hduffworld

Hilary Duff featured in the October issue of SUGAR

Click to Enlarge the photos.

Thanks: hilaryfan.com & Hilarynews.com

Hilary Duff Allentown Concert Pictures

August 31 was a day for Hilary @ Allentown, PA concert as a part of her Dignity Tour.

See the amazing pictures. (She changes her outfit this time, and changes a lot of times, I think she heard something from us, Ha ! Ha !)
See more pictures at Hilarynews.com

Mike Comrie is a sweet Boyfriend

People.com is reporting how sweet Mike Comrie is to Hilary:

Hilary Duff, texting her new hockey player beau Mike Comrie after he left their outside table at Hollywood hotspot Opera. Heading inside the club with his male friends for a bit of a "guy’s night," Comrie was attentive to Duff’s texts, and occasionally checked on her at her outside table with sister Haylie Duff. After a few hours, Duff and her entire crew left through the front door.

Courtesy: People.com

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Duff, and her tunes, are all dolled up

Hilary Duff, seen in New York state earlier this week, brought her sparkly pop to town.
Hilary Duff, seen in New York state earlier this week, brought her sparkly pop to town. (mike okoniewski/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

If Barbie were a pop star, she would be Hilary Duff. Duff came to Boston on Thursday, and Barbie was in the house: sparkly gold shorts, pretty plastic voice, devoted little girls, mall-friendly electro pop. If Malibu Barbie had a record deal, this would totally be her sound.

Duff materialized, oiled and golden on a pedestal, ready for her close-up. Lights flashed and hot dancers blew across the stage and the band played and Duff sang. Nothing sounded real, but everything sounded good. Perfect, in fact.

The 19-year-old star - one of a dying breed of Hollywood good girls whose legions of young fans first fell for her as Disney's "Lizzie McGuire" - isn't a natural on the concert stage. But for 90 minutes Duff made the most of her winning smile and trendy outfits, to which the songs seemed a brilliantly programmed soundtrack. She sang many of the tasty club confections from her new album, "Dignity," and dressed up several of her older pop tunes in synths and rock guitar. "Beat of My Heart," a bubble-headed but infectious ditty from 2005, segued into a pulsating cover of the Go-Gos' "Our Lips Are Sealed," and the symmetry was new-wave poetry.

Duff, being the courteous sort, paid tribute to her influences. She transformed Pat Benatar's "Love Is a Battlefield" from a bitter anthem into a girl-power singalong, which struck an audience-appropriate, if musically deflated, chord. Bob Marley, one can safely say, is not one of Duff's personal heroes. Inserting a chant of "everything's gonna be all right" from "No Woman No Cry" into the middle of "So Yesterday" was a good-taste gesture all but lost on the screaming tweens, who filled roughly two-thirds of the Pavilion. And it wasn't even a school night.

Boston power-pop quintet the Click Five, armed with an animated new frontman and a fresh dose of retro-rock edge, earned their own share of screaming thanks to candied hooks, tight harmonies, and adorable shag haircuts. "Jenny," the single from the group's new disc, "Modern Minds and Pastimes," is the greatest hit Weezer never wrote.

Joan Anderman can be reached at anderman@globe.com. For more on music visit boston.com/ae/ music/blog.

Hilary Duff captures grandstand crowd at Allentown Fair with music and moves

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff performs at the Allentown Fair. (DENISE SANCHEZ / The Morning Call)

By Len Righi |Of The Morning Call 11:49 PM EDT, August 31, 2007

The costumes were eye catching and revealing. The choreography was flashy and pelvic-centric. The singing wasn't bad, and the six-piece band and the two backing singers didn't miss a beat.

Yes, Hilary Duff's show at the Allentown Fairgrounds Grandstand Friday night was a series of dance-pop videos come to life.

The Texas native, who will turn 20 on Sept. 28, drew a crowd of 3,549 -- substantially less than the 9,000 who turned out in 2005.

But she had the portion of the crowd on the track -- glow-stick bearing teens and pre-teens, virtually all girls and most of them accompanied by their moms or female adult chaperones -- standing on their seats and singing along through most of the 100-minute show.

Though technically proficient, Duff's performance was often impersonal and sometimes mechanical. Still, she started strong with "Play With Fire," "Danger" and "Come Clean," and reached her first high point with "Dignity," the title song of her fourth and latest disc, tapping her inner Madonna as seamy tabloid headlines flashed on a screen behind her.

Though "Gypsy Woman" was little more than excuse for Duff and her two female dancers to shake their butts and boobs, and the ballad "Someone's Watching Over Me" and "Never Stop" were yawners, she showed some cleverness with a complementary medley of "Beat of My Heart" the Go-Go's "Our Lips Are Sealed" and "Why Not."

The evening's best moment? "Wake Up," which Duff prefaced with a heartfelt explanation to her fans that despite peer and adult pressure "you can be yourself." She then sang the song like a big sister would to her younger siblings. Based on the crowd's reaction, It was a tender mother-daughter bonding moment with hugs all around.

Finishing on a high note with a fist-pumping cover of Pat Benatar's "Love Is a Battlefield" and "I Just Want You to Know Who I Am," Duff returned for an almost 25-minute encore that included "Fly," "No Work All Play" and "Stop Watching Me." Unfortunately it was 15 minutes longer than necessary.

Courtesy: Morning call

Friday, August 31, 2007

Duff shows she’s more than fluff

By Lauren Carter
Friday, August 31, 2007 - Updated: 07:05 PM EST

One thing is clear after Thursday night’s performance at the Bank of America Pavilion: Hilary Duff isn’t just moonlighting as a musician.
The former Lizzie McGuire, successful film actress and teen-pop princess is taking her role in music seriously, and it shows.

Judging by the set of teens, tweens and parent chaperones in the audience, Duff still caters to a younger crowd, but does so with the air and style of a young sophisticate and the positivity of a motivational speaker.

And while Duff may not be this generation’s power vocalist, her high-pitched, angelic vocals held up well throughout the night, as on the “Laguna Beach” theme song and crowd sing-along “Come Clean.”

There was plenty to focus on during Duff’s 90-minute set: multicolored light shows, urban-sexy backup dancers, Duff prancing around the stage and working in light choreography, as on the butt-bumping fun of “Never Stop.”

Duff’s arsenal of glam-sexy jumper dresses, glittery tunics, sequined frocks and short flapper skirts helped keep things interesting, while her pre-song speeches about following dreams and ignoring negativity likely made parents happy they brought their children to the show.

Duff explored different genres, working in the disco flavor of “Play With Fire” and “Danger,” the pop/rock of “The Getaway” and the synth-heavy power pop of “With Love,” which garnered mega-screams from the crowd.

The 19-year-old threw in a few cover songs as well, including the Go-Gos’ “Our Lips Are Sealed” and Pat Benatar’s “Love Is a Battlefield,” with Duff lending sweetness to the gritty chorus while her backup crew got into their best fist-pumping, pseudo-tough stances.

Duff’s double encore included an impressive reworking of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus,” and even though few audience members were likely old enough to know the original, it didn’t seem to matter.

Boston’s own Click 5, a shaggy-haired boy band somewhere between the Beatles and Backstreet Boys, provided adequate scream warm-up, especially with the spunky pop/rock of “Headlight Disco.”

PS: Lauren Carter isn't related to Hilary Duff Encyclopedia in anyway.

Courtesy: Bostonherald.com

Shop Like Hilary Duff, will U?

As said in People.com

A few weeks ago, we saw Hilary Duff go on a mini-shopping spree at chic boutique Maxine in Los Angeles — and last night, the singer hit the streets of New York in the spoils of her trip!

Hilary snagged this adorable bird-print Karen Zambos silk tunic while shopping, and you can have it too! Get it for yourself for $330 at shopbop.com, or get a similar look for less with this Floating Lotus tunic, $98 at anthropologie.com.

Accessorize with Hilary’s CC Skye bamboo hoops, $132 at testimoboutique.com or these lookalikes at girlprops.com, $8, and get the look of her YSL “Triumph” heels with these Steve Madden “Kristin” pumps, $100 at stevemadden.com.
Courtesy: People.com

Hilary Duff Tour Dates For SPAIN

As said in Hilaryduff.com.es Hilary Duff has announced two new dates for the Dignity Tour, for Spain this November.

November 14 - Pavello Olympic (BARCELONA)
November 15 - Palacio de los deportes (MADRID)

Spanish Version:
Esta tarde recibi un correo de la discografica de Hilary confirmando la noticia de los proximos conciertos en nuestro pais:

14 NOV - Pavello Olympic (BARCELONA)
15 NOV - Palacio de los deportes (MADRID)

Atentos que pronto diremos los puntos de ventas y precios de las entradas!
Courtesy: hilaryduff.com.es

DVD Review: Raise Your Voice

Written by
Cara de Pescado

Published August 31, 2007

Raise Your Voice isn’t a Disney movie, but it could have been. It is the story of Terri Fletcher finding her voice. It begins with a happy teen, Terri (Hilary Duff), and her older brother Paul (Jason Ritter). Unlike most teen siblings I’ve come across, they get along famously. Terri and Paul sneak out to go to a concert and are in a car wreck on the way home. Paul dies and Terri doesn’t want to ever sing again. The problem with that is Paul sent in a DVD to a prestigious summer music program as his sister’s application and she was accepted. From there you can guess the rest; Terri makes new friends, discovers new love, and once again finds her voice.

For those looking for a wholesome movie, Raise Your Voice definitely fits the bill. Hilary Duff’s Terri sings in the church choir, listens to Christian music, and finds solace in going to church. Those who find Duff attractive will find lots of shots of her in tight tank tops. And those who enjoy the feel-good movies that could be on Disney Channel or Lifetime will enjoy the message.

That being said, Raise Your Voice is a bunch of clichés thrown together in an attempt to be a modern day Fame but failing. The script is lacking, the acting isn’t great, and the music isn’t exactly compelling. Though to be perfectly honest, pointing out all the ways the film fails to soar is sort of like beating a dead horse. But to be fair, it is only a PG-rated film. The thing I found most distracting was the presence of a lot of “pretty shots” that really didn’t add anything but time.

The Special Features on the DVD include five deleted scenes, a reel of outtakes, a behind the scenes look at the making of the movie, an orchestra sequence showing clips from the movie and the recording of the score, a music video for Hilary Duff’s “Fly”, an interactive jam where you make your own music, the theatrical trailer, and previews for other New Line releases. In addition to that material, the DVD has features and web links accessible on your computer running Microsoft Windows. I don’t have a PC, so I am not sure what those materials might be.

The DVD itself is dual-sided with Widescreen or Full Screen versions of the movie on either side. The audio is Dolby Digital 5.1 in English with options for English or Spanish subtitles.

Overall, the movie isn’t one I’d rush out to buy but it is 107 minutes of harmless entertainment the family can watch together.

Courtesy: blogcritics.org

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Hilary Duff at NY State Fair

Hilary Duff performed at the New York State Fair in Geddes, N.Y on August 29




Courtesy: celebutopia

Hilary Duff not getting The Best of Reviews

Poor Duffster, her man leaves her and within months impregnates another woman and now she is not getting the best of reviews on her music.

Hilary Duff has begun her tour and let’s just say she isn’t getting much love from the critics.

There was an article about her tour basically saying that she really doesn’t have a good voice. They did however say that her music is good club music because of the high tunes and her squeaky voice. They did mention that she should not sing any ballads.

I don’t think Hilary Duff thinks she has an amazing voice.
She knows she is an entertainer more than a singer. It would be silly if she thought she had Christina Aguilera’s or Whitney Houston’s voice. The girl is just having fun with her music.


Young philanthropist to meet Hilary Duff

Times Colonist
Published: Thursday, August 30, 2007

A young local philanthropist will be treated like a pop star when her dream of meeting Hilary Duff comes true next week.

Jeneece Edroff, 12, has neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition that causes tumor growth in tissues surrounding nerves. But that hasn't stopped her from raising more than $640,000 for various charities -- including Variety, Cops for Cancer and the British Columbia Neurofibromatosis Foundation.

After meeting Jeneece, Peter Devries, store manager of the Hillside Zellers, called the HBC head office to see if he could make her dream come true. Devries told Zellers marketing activation manager Daniel Rozak of her good deeds and her dream. Rozak got on the phone to Duff's staff and Jeneece will now be off to Toronto for three days.

She'll be given a $1,000 Zellers shopping spree and put up in a swanky downtown hotel. She'll be supplied with Duff merchandise and have here own professional photo shoot, including hair and makeup.

Then she'll see Duff in concert and, after the show, go backstage.

Courtesy:Victoria Times Colonis

Hilary Duff Discovers Spring Awakening

Date: 8/28/2007

It was another exciting week on Broadway for Spring Awakening. Not only did the 2007 Tony Award-winning Best Musical announce that they'd recouped their $4.6 million investment this week, but the show continues to be the must-see Broadway hit for the hottest young stars on the scene. Hence, on Tuesday, August 28, we captured a post-show backstage visit from Lizzie McGuire star-turned-pop princess Hilary Duff, who brought her new boyfriend, the infamous Canadian hockey jock Mike Comrie. Check it out.

Photos by Bruce Glikas/Broadway.com

Duff drawas young crowd

Thursday, August 30, 2007
By Laura Silvius
Contributing writer

It's hard to believe it was four years ago that Hilary Duff took that plunge that is inevitable of all tween icons in this day and age (especially those under Disney's control) and released her first album.

When Duff, 19, returned to the state fair for a concert Wednesday (her last one was in 2005), one might have expected her fans to have grown up with her. But most looked barely old enough to warrant the label "tween," which applies to children between the ages of 8 and 12.
Perhaps it is Duff's still-wholesome image that prevents her demographic from aging as she does. But she plays the part of the tween queen wonderfully, complete with a full-on light show, costume changes, background dancers and supplemental video.

The costumes and choreography had more sex appeal than anticipated for a show geared toward such an age group, but the tweens didn't mind. In fact, Duff seemed quite at home in her tween-dom. Duff performed primarily songs from her most recent album, "Dignity," which premiered in April. Though not without talent, Duff's voice varied from sounding relatively common to downright meager. At times she sings as clear as a bell, at other times she's obviously straining.

Duff doesn't possess a strong voice, but it's a distinct one, and she moves from song to song without much effort. The arrangements and back-up singers managed to help her find her way through the more difficult spots, but often it seemed that the talented individuals on stage with Duff were having more fun than she was.

Opening for Duff was The Click Five, a rock band that took the stage in the snappy costumes that are almost a trademark, making them look reminiscent of the Beatles (though with slightly shaggier hair). It was clear who had attended the concert especially for the band, because they averaged five to seven years over those who came wearing Hilary Duff T-shirts.

The quintet warmed up the crowd beautifully. Promoting their new album, "Modern Minds and Pastimes," which was released in June, the band played with strong lead vocals in Kyle Patrick, who has been with the band less than a year, and an undeniable bass talent in Ethan Mentzer. The other members of the band are Joe Guese on guitar, Ben Romans on keyboard and Joey Zehr on drums.

The five come from Boston: all but Zehr attended the Berklee College of Music. They have one hit from 2005, "Just The Girl," and the single "Jenny" from the new album.

A couple of the songs sounded like one another, but for the most part the band demonstrated an irrefutable appeal, and audience members nodded their heads in time.
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What's Her Best Look?

People.com has started a poll asking what is Hilary's Best Look.

The singer ditched her dark brown hair for a lighter, caramel shade that she showed off at the Teen Choice Awards.

Poll Question?
What's her best look?
Caramel blonde

Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie Spotted in New York again together, HOLDING Hands, FLIRTING EACH OTHER, and DINING TOGETHER

Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie in New York holding hands together at Fifth Avenue on 28th August. Read the gossip at Hello.

After splitting from Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden in November last year, romance is on the cards again for teen idol Hilary Duff. The actress enjoyed an evening out at Hollywood hotspot Opera on Monday night with her hockey ace beau Mike Comrie, before jetting off with him to the Big Apple on Tuesday. There they enjoyed a stroll hand-in-hand down Fifth Avenue.

While it's still early days for the twosome, things couldn't be going better according to sources close to the couple. "They're always together and can't keep their hands off each other," commented a friend. The multi-talented actress and singer first went public about her relationship with the Canadian-born New York Islanders hockey player during a July 25 dinner date at celebrity hotspot Georgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California.

Not long afterwards Mike accompanied the 19-year-old to Winnipeg where she kicked off the Canadian leg of her North American Dignity tour. The trip also gave him the chance to show her round his Edmonton home town. And if love continues to blossom it may well be Hilary's turn to support the 26-year-old sportsman when he takes to the ice for the 2007-2008 NHL season in early October.

See the pictures of the pair, holding hands at New York,

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They were out for dinner at Hotspot Butter in New York on the same day. See the pictures,
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