Friday, June 29, 2007

Hilary Duff on Today Show

Hilary Duffs appears the 29th June morning on Today Show in New York. Her interview as published in

As published in
Teen star Hilary Duff: 'I'm very normal'

The 19-year-old singer-actress, who lives with her sister, is learning to cook

By Mike Celizic contributor

She's the anti-Britney, a teen star who tries to live and perform with dignity, which also happens to be the title of Hilary Duff's fourth CD.

Between live performances of songs from the album on Rockefeller Plaza outside the TODAY studios, she talked with TODAY co-host Meredith Vieira about "Dignity" and being 19 and living on her own with her 22-year-old sister, actress and singer Haylie Duff.

"We're trying to learn how to cook so we can feed ourselves," she told Vieira. "Haylie's better than I am, but I can bake, which is good."

What makes "Dignity" different from her previous albums, which have sold more than 13 million copies, is that for the first time Duff co-wrote all the songs on it.

"Are you trying to be adult?" Vieira asked Duff.

"People have watched me grow up for such a long time that everybody thinks that it's this huge, new thing that I'm trying to do," she said. There was no conscious decision involved. Rather, she said, "It's like the first time that I wanted to write my own music and come up with my own sound.

"I'm a little bit older. It's where I am in my life right now."

Where she is is everywhere. "She's more than a triple-threat," Vieira observed, a singer, actress and fashion designer who also has her own perfume called "With Love," which is the name of the first single on her album. What she is not is a police-blotter entry or an alumna of a rehab center.

"'Nineteen' and 'dignity' don't go together" very often these days, Vieira observed before asking Duff what her secret is.

"I don't know," she said. "I wish there was some kind of formula I could explain. I guess it's just the way you want to be seen, and what you do in your personal time and how much you want the public to know about that.

"I'm very close to my family. I'm very normal. If I'm not working — I work pretty much every day — I hang out with my dog and I live with my sister."

She doesn't rely on material things for security, she said, adding, "My band and my crew — I rely on them and my dog."

Her appearance on the Plaza was part of the TODAY Show's Summer Concert Series. Later this summer, she and her band will be off on a month-long tour of the U.S.

"Stranger," another single she performed for an enthusiastic crowd, has reached No. 4 on MTV's TRL, and "With Love" was No. 1 on that chart.

She's also listed at No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Chart and last week was named "favorite international artist" on the Much Music Awards.

Besides the album, Duff is also doing two films, "War, Inc." with John Cusack, Ben Kingsley and Marisa Tomei; and an animated feature, "Foodfight."

Still, she has time for charitable causes, spending time a week ago to visit Normancie Elementary School in Los Angeles to stuff back packs with food for the Blessings in a Back Pack charity run by USA Harvest. Among her other charitable causes are animal rights and Kids with a Cause. After Hurricane Katrina, she donated more than $2.5 million to victims of that disaster.

A star since she was 13 and starring in the Disney Channel series "Lizzie McGuire," Duff has also had roles in "The Lizzie McGuire Movie," "Cheaper by the Dozen" and "A Cinderella Story."

As early as five years ago, she was dating singer Aaron Carter, whom she met on the set of "Lizzie McGuire." The entertainment press reported that her heart was broken when Carter left her for fellow teen star Lindsay Lohan.

Duff and Lohan have since made up, and Lohan was among the guests when "Dignity" was released.

In 2004, Duff was linked with singer Joel Madden, a relationship that ended last year.

© 2007 MSNBC Interactive

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Hilary Duff makes changes on her Canadoan Tour Dates.

Hey dont be restless. Whatever change be made in the tour dates, all tickets purchased will be honored for the new dates. Visit for more information. If tickets were purchased through the Fan Club, contact Artist Arena at 212-420-8500 or email

The dates have been changed as :

  • Montreal, QC - July 19, changed to September 4
  • Ottawa, ON - July 20, changed to September 5
  • Hamitlon, ON - July 21, changed to September 6
  • Toronto, ON - July 23, changed to September 8
  • London, ON - July 24, changed to September 10
  • Sault St Marie, ON - July 25, changed to September 11
Why should these be changed one and half months behind ! Amazing.

The detail on tour dates is available here

Hilary Duff destroyed Haylie's Underwear...

The title seems a bit awkward to read, and even curious to go through. So what read this article below and you must believe...

HILARY DUFF used to destroy her sister HAYLIE’s underwear.

The Stranger singer has revealed she fought constantly with her older actress sister and would play cruel tricks on her.

Hilary, 19, told Top Of The Pops magazine: "If Haylie had friends over to stay when we were little and they left me out I’d freeze their underwear!
"I’d wet the knickers, put them in the freezer and snap them to ruin them."
But she said 22-year-old Haylie always got her own back.
"Whatever I did, Haylie always got me back. Older siblings know how to be good fighters – when you’re younger you just hit back.
"I’m sure there were a couple of flying hairbrushes."

Hilary added: "When Haylie and I were really young and we played games together – she’d always make me pretend to be a boy because I had short hair. I hated it!"


KDM (KDE Desktop Manager) Theme

This time it is a bit different, Hilary Duff Encyclopedia thought to present something different than just the news items related to Hilary Duff. Rather we have tried to proudly present KDM (KDE Desktop Manager) Theme, for Linux Users, using KDE Desktop Environment.

The theme can be downloaded here...

Blessings in a Backpack Programme

Hilary Duff Encyclopedia(Read as it happens) had posted all the coverage of Hilary Duff's visit to Normadine Elementary School, and this time it is the podcast here.

Hilary Duff Shapes Up

Tomorrow is 29th of June and the Star magazine has published today a preview of tomorrow’s Shape magazine featuring Hilary Duff in a bikini. Another yellow colored one.