Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Hilary Duff USA Today Interview

Hilary Duff, 19, has come a long way since starring as Disney Channel's Lizzie Maguire. She's now no longer a mere actress or singer. Like so many stars these days, she's a brand, with a fashion line for teens and a cyberspace shingle hung on the teen community website Stardoll.com. But she still acts and sings: Two movies are coming, and she is touring in Canada to support her latest album, Dignity. (The U.S. leg starts Aug. 6 in Everett, Wash.) USA TODAY catches up with her:

Q: Will your tour costumes show off the body you worked so hard to attain?

A: The costumes are going to be amazing. There are four wardrobe changes, and all of them are either mini dresses or skirts. A lot of them are washed metallic fabrics with big holes cut out on the side for a retro look. There are motorcycle vests and burlesque-looking fringe micro-miniskirts.

Q: How will you maintain your healthy physique while on the road?

A: You have to discipline yourself. We ask for lots of fruits and veggies, but I do cheat in moderation with pizza.

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Q: What is one concert convention you will never do?

A: Never pour water on people, because if it happened to me, I'd be (peeved).

Q: What friends and family will be joining you on the tour?

A: No one for the whole time. Traveling so much gets hard on my mom (Susan), being away from her house and her dog. She'll come for the first couple of shows with her dog and then visit a couple more times. Same with my sister (Haylie) and friends. My dogs, Jack and Lola, both come tour with me, which is fun. It makes it easier for me to be in a hotel or bus all the time.

Q: You started the tour in Canada. Any special memories from Canadian tours?

A: Canada was the first time I was ever around snow, and it could be freezing. Sometimes it was so cold we couldn't go outside for a week at a time, and I didn't want to get sick. But sometimes if I had a couple of days off, we would just go play in the snow and get big cardboard boxes to slide down hills.

Q: What fun things do you do during the show?

A: In between the new songs, there's a medley we cut together of fans' favorite (Duff) songs. And I remade Love Is a Battlefield. And then we do No Woman, No Cry in the middle of So Yesterday.

Q: How are you still like a kid?

A: We have these stupid little motorbikes we ride around backstage, and we play pranks on people.

Q: When you look out into your audience, how have the faces changed?

A: From the beginning, there of course were little girls, but there were also college-student girls there. And boys. Pretty diverse. But it has gotten older as I've gotten older.

And kids don't want to bring their parents to the concerts. I love that, because I remember when I got to do that. But it also cuts ticket sales in half. It makes everything a little smaller now during this transitional phase.

Courtesy: USAToday

The interview also has a video. The video screenshots from Hilarynews.com

The interview - a video interview - talks about Hilary Duff being a ‘good girl’, making up with Lindsay Lohan, and about Stardoll. Hilary Duff shows Will how it works by dressing up Brad Pitt.
Then Hilary Duff shows him some of her new Stuff by Hilary Duff clothes. So cute! Her trademark on the clothes is there because of her nickname - people call her a Bee. Cute!

Hilary Duff Winnipeg Concert Video and High Quality Pictures

Hilary Duff’s ‘Dignity’ Tour premiere concert in Winnipeg is videoed here.
The video includes her performance of ‘Gypsy Woman’.

More videos will be included...

And some pictures from the concert
courtesy: oh-hilary.com

Hilary Duff's New Band

Hilary Duff has chosen her official band.

Hilary Duff Blog Updates

Much Love… [ 7/25/2007 ]

Much Love foundation honored Hilary & Haylie for finding homes for animal rescues.
Bog Sagat was the host of the night.
Hilary met new people from animal charities she’d like to work with
Hilary is working with Fatima to get ready for the tour. She’s very hyped.
Dignity Tour / Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, & Edmonton! [ 7/30/2007 ]
The tour start in Winnipeg was great
New songs, choreography & costumes worked well
Shows coming up in Saskatoon and Calgary, then on to Edmonton
Fan club members can vote on which song should start the show in their town

Monday, July 30, 2007

Hilary Duff's Winnipeg Concert Review by David Schmeichel

The first review of the first Dignity Tour Concert by David Schmeichel

”OMG times infinity, guys!!
Former tween-queen Hilary Duff rolled through town yesterday, delighting a somewhat sparse crowd of MTS Centre attendees with an evening’s worth of polished, kid-friendly pop music.

And while we’re not usually big fans of polished, kid-friendly pop, we’ve gotta admit we have a pretty big crush on Duff, thanks largely to the fact she hasn’t been arrested, shipped off to rehab, or caught flashing her nether regions to the paparazzi in recent weeks.

Seems we’re not alone — a pretty deafening round of screams greeted the 19-year-old singer (and sometime actress) when she took to the stage last night, flanked by a seven-piece band and four extremely agile back-up dancers.

"All we can see is glow-sticks everywhere," gushed Duff, who came dressed for the occasion in silver short-shorts and sparkly stilettos.
"It’s fantastic!"

Operating almost exclusively out of her upper register, the helium-voiced cutie opened her show with the surprisingly chunky pop-rocker Play With Fire, copping a gutsy attitude that would’ve made Pat Benatar proud.
Flirting playfully with her dancers as she strutted across the stage, Duff segued into Danger, another electro-clashish number from her latest album Dignity (which, to be fair, owes a pretty hefty debt of gratitude to the likes of Gwen Stefani, Kylie Minogue and ’80s-era Madonna).

Anyone with cable could recognize the opening refrain of Come Clean, the wistful ballad that doubles as the theme song to MTV’s Laguna Beach. But those clueless enough to confuse Duff with the air-headed celebu-tards populating that program would’ve been set straight by Dignity’s title track.

"You’d show up to the opening of an envelope," dissed Duff, taking a thinly-veiled swipe at the likes of Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, and Lindsay Lohan. "Why does everybody care about where you go?"
After ducking backstage to change into a classy-looking cocktail dress, Duff returned with the Kelly Clarkson-esque track The Getaway, then riffed on Frankie Goes to Hollywood before launching into Gypsy Woman.
She planted herself on a stool at centre-stage for the acoustic ballad Someone’s Watching Over Me, but quickly shifted things back into high gear with a medley of hits like Beat of My Heart, the reggae-infused So Yesterday, and a solid cover of the Go-Go’s Our Lips Are Sealed.

Her music might not be that sophisticated, but Duff has clearly done her homework, as evidenced when she beefed up one of her fluffier hits with elements from Dream Academy’s Life In a Northern Town, or delivered a fist-pumping version of Benatar’s Love Is A Battlefield.

Barring any unfortunate DUI arrests (or booze-fuelled head-shaving incidents), she’ll likely outlast the rest of her pop-tart contemporaries.
And while Duff has probably outgrown her fan clubs by this point, last night’s performance had us ready to sign up.
Via winnipeg sun
Also vote of thanks to Hilarynews.com

Hilary Duff Dignity Tour begin from Winnipeg

Hilary Duff's tour started from Winnipeg where she made a fantastic performance in front of a crazy crowd. Some of the pictures of the concerts,
As said by Hilarynews.com Hilary Duff also premiered two new covers: "Love is a battlefield" and "Reach out". The concert pictures...







More pictures will be updated soon.





Hilary Duff starts her Dignity tour from Winnipeg, spotted at a corner store

Hilary Duff's Dignity world Tour was about to start when she was spotted On Saturday(28th) at a corner store in Winnipeg to stock up on some junk food and DVDs.
Winnipeg will be hosting the first Dignity tour concert.
She was spotted at LAX when she was leaving for Canada...
Some pictures from the store.

"Hilary Duff getting some junk food while in Winnipeg for her Dignity Tour in Canada"

"Hilary Duff getting some junk food while in Winnipeg for her Dignity Tour in Canada"

"Hilary Duff getting some junk food while in Winnipeg for her Dignity Tour in Canada"

"Hilary Duff getting some junk food while in Winnipeg for her Dignity Tour in Canada"

"Hilary Duff getting some junk food while in Winnipeg for her Dignity Tour in Canada"

"Hilary Duff getting some junk food while in Winnipeg for her Dignity Tour in Canada"

Image Courtesy:celeb-city.eu

War, Inc Trailer

War .Inc
By John Causak

War, Inc. is the first wacky satire about the green zone in Iraq. You know, the place soliders call the Emerald City. The fortified compound where Americans hole up and pretend that there’s not a maelstrom of violence and complete insanity outside. War stars John Cusack as a hitman assigned to kill a middle east oil minister. The trailer is flat out fantastic, and this will either end up being this war’s Apocalypse Now or it’ll crash and burn and be a more offensive version of American Dreamz. It’s risky. Watch the newest War, Inc trailer in high-res by going here or just click play on the embedded video below:

After I saw the trailer I think Hilary does not seem to have a big role in this movie. Do you think so?
About the movie - the movie seems to be an action/war comedy.

Hilary Duff, Adam Barta Shaping Next Generation of Dance Music on MTV's LOGO Network

Press Release Newswire

The next generation of dance music has arrived ladies and gentleman, and with the emergence of networks such as MTV's LOGO, artists such as Adam Barta and Hilary Duff are breaking onto the scene in a way like never before. Barta's music video for his Billboard-breakout dance single, I Wanna Hold You, hit the number one spot this week on MTV's LOGO network's weekly music countdown, The Click List.

NYC, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2007 -- The next generation of dance music has arrived ladies and gentleman, and with the emergence of networks such as MTV's LOGO, artists such as Adam Barta and Hilary Duff are breaking onto the scene in a way like never before. Barta's music video for his Billboard-breakout dance single, "I Wanna Hold You", hit the number one spot this week on LOGO's weekly music countdown, The Click List (knocking out Jonny McGovern's reign of over 10 weeks). Also holding steady on the countdown this past week was Duff's new music video for her single "Stranger", off her major label release on Hollywood Records. The convergence of major label artists like Duff with mainstream, but more independent artists such as Barta, on such a major music network, is remapping the way the industry is shaped. Both Barta and Duff have become icons in the gay community in their own right, Duff trading in her bubble gum pop image for a sexier, sophisticated sound and look, and Barta in heavy rotation on Pride Radio and hitting the #1 spot on iGay radio music charts. With the advent of digital airplay and downloading music with the hit of a button, it allows for an injection of dance music artists both independent and major, into the mainstream music culture, whereas before it was a very streamlined and competitive industry in which only those with major label support were able to succeed.

"I Wanna Hold You", Barta's latest single, received a breakout on the Billboard hot club play charts back in October and is on other dance charts around the country. It has been heard on XM's BPM, Sirius's The Beat, and is in rotation on Clear Channel top 40 stations throughout the country. It peaked at the number one spot on the Loud City music charts, appeared on Promo Only's and RockAmerica's video series in June, also being played at Abercrombie and Fitch stores throughout the country. Produced by DJ Mike Rizzo, who has a number of dance hits to his credit, the song also peaked at #23 on the DJ Times Dance Charts and higher on other record pool charts around the nation. No stranger to performing, this Bronx native has shared stages with Lucas Prata, Reina, and Danielle Bollinger. He will be featured on a track called Standing in the Rain on Russ Harris' upcoming album Ear Therapy on EsNtion Records. Duff's album, Dignity, has met with much success in the dance, pop and gay music community.

Visit Adam Barta online at www.adambarta.com, LOGO online at www.MTVLogo.com, and Hilary Duff online at www.HilaryDuff.com


Sunday, July 29, 2007

Hilary Duff StarDoll Live Chat Video

Stardoll has a video of Hilary Duff replying all her fans on the live Stardoll chat(Click here to see the chat transcript).

Some facts revealed at Stardoll.com
Favorite celebrity Hayden Panettiere
Favorite music Pop
Favorite movie Drama
Food I like Mexican
Favorite color Red
Future dream job Architect
Eye color Hazel
Hair color Brunette
Favorite TV-show Entourage
Spending my time with Rehearsing
See the video here...

And some screenshots of the video.






Saturday, July 28, 2007

Hiary Duff at LAX for Canada Tour

Hilary duff was spotted at LAX on 28th (morning), she seems to be hurrying for the tour.
See the candids of Hilary at LAX.

Hilary Duff at LAX

Hilary Duff at LAX

Hilary Duff at LAX

Hilary Duff at LAX

Hilary Duff at LAX

Hilary Duff at LAX

Courtesy: celeb-city.eu

Hilary Duff reveals she is dating Mike Comrie but they are not "boyfriend and girlfriend"

I think the doubt has now come to an end. Hilary Duff reveals she has been dating Mike Comrie a couple of times. But they are not "boyfriend and girlfriend". Shit! It does not seem to remove the confusion again, who is Hilary's Boyfriend.

Hilary says she and Mike have dated a couple of times

Singer says she may have to study up on hockey

Iain Ilich, The Edmonton Journal

EDMONTON - Teen pop star Hilary Duff acknowledged Friday she's been dating hockey star Mike Comrie but says they've only been out a couple of times and they're not "boyfriend and girlfriend."

Duff, who performs at Rexall Place next week, also says she knows nothing about hockey but added: "Maybe I'm going to have to learn."

"Mike and I met a week ago, and we've been out a couple times, and it's like, he's great, he's really nice," the singer-actress said by phone from a plane on the tarmac at the Los Angeles International Airport.

"But we're not, like, boyfriend and girlfriend. You know, we've been to dinner a couple of times."

Will the Edmonton-born former Oiler, who now makes his home in Los Angeles, be coming to Edmonton when Duff performs at Rexall Place next Wednesday?

"I'm not sure," she laughs. "Maybe you'll see him there, maybe you won't."

Celebrity blogs around the world have been abuzz since the 26-year-old hockey player and the 19-year-old singer were photographed leaving a Santa Monica, Calif. restaurant on Wednesday evening. The reaction from TMZ.com blog readers has been mixed, from comments on Comrie's looks (some say he is big-headed, others say he is handsome), to hate-filled diatribes from hockey fans who feel jilted because of his unhappy departure from the Oilers.

Comrie was traded from the Oilers to the Philadelphia Flyers in 2003. He most recently played for the Stanley Cup finalist Ottawa Senators, but has since signed with the New York Islanders.

Born in Houston, Texas, Duff didn't grow up surrounded by sticks, pucks and nets, and she readily admits that she's new to the whole hockey thing.

"I was actually laughing with my friends, because I don't know anything about hockey."

Duff has also learned from experience about how tough it can be to maintain a relationship while on the road, touring constantly.

Her balanced view of the challenges posed by her career, and the trouble it can cause when it comes to sustaining a relationship, help her to keep her personal life in order.

"I think that I've never had it any other way, you know," says Duff, who spent most of her teenage years in show business.

"Of course, when you're younger, you have little boyfriends at school and stuff, and that doesn't really count.

"But the one serious relationship that I did have (with Good Charlotte vocalist Joel Madden), I was on tour for most of the time, and so was he, so it's like that is what's normal, and you just learn to deal with it.

"Sometimes it's good, you know," she continues. "It's definitely hard when you really care about someone and want to spend all your time with them to constantly be away and be in different cities and be in different time zones, and have totally different schedules. It gets kind of frustrating.

"But it's also nice to get to miss someone. We always want what we can't have, and living my life right now, if someone understands, then great. I'll work hard and they'll work hard, or whatever.

"But if not, it's not meant to be. That's my positive outlook on it," she laughs. "Sometimes it's not always that positive."

Duff kicks off her Canadian tour on Saturday in Winnipeg, with a stop in Edmonton on Wednesday.


The Salvation Army is thrilled to partner with Hilary Duff in nationwide food drive

The press release of Canada NewsWire reports "The Salvation Army is thrilled to partner with Hilary"
See the press release...

TORONTO, July 27 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army is thrilled to partner with Hilary Duff as she kicks off her Dignity Tour in Winnipeg, MB on July 28, 2007, the first of 12 shows she will play across Canada.

Once again, Hilary is asking her fans to bring canned goods to her concert in support of The Salvation Army and Canadian Harvest. On her past two Canadian tours, Hilary has raised more than 125,000 pounds of food.

"Working with Canadian Harvest is a way for me to give something back to the community," said Hilary Duff. "The past two times I toured Canada, my fans did an amazing job of providing canned goods and I'm certain this time my fans can do even better!"

At each Canadian stop on the Dignity Tour, donations will be collected at the concert gates by The Salvation Army. All of the food will be distributed through The Salvation Army in the communities from which it was collected. Fans are encouraged to bring as much as they can.

"Having enough food to feed your family is a huge concern for many in Canada," says Graham Moore, Territorial Secretary for Public Relations and Development. "We are extremely pleased to be working with Hilary Duff as she encourages her fans to support the vulnerable and marginalized throughout the country."

Hilary Duff is a multi-platinum chart-topping recording artist and concert performer, fashion designer, actress, business woman and philanthropist. She recently released her fourth studio album called Dignity and can also be seen in the upcoming film War, Inc., with John Cusack.

Hilary's 'tween fashion and home line stuff by Hilary Duff is available exclusively at Zellers. Hilary will launch her Canadian tour on July 28, 2007 in Winnipeg and will play shows across Canada, ending in Sault St. Marie on September 11, 2007.

Canadian Harvest and its American counterpart, USA Harvest, began in 1989 as Kentucky Harvest, the brainchild of Stan Curtis. The goal of the organization is to move food from people who have extra to people who have too little. Since 1989, the "food-raisers' have collected 11.6 billion pounds of food for missions, soup kitchens and food banks across North America.

The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest
non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The
Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday in 400 communities across Canada and 111 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, provides shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

News releases, articles and updated information can be found at www.SalvationArmy.ca

Hilary Duff to be featured in WHO for 6th of August

The first August Edition(6th of August) of "Who" will be featuring Hilary Duff yet again in their magazine.

See the upcoming magazine scan...