Saturday, March 08, 2008

War Inc Release Date - May 23, 2008

According to the First Look Studios website, War Inc. will be released to theaters on May 23, 2008.

More information about the movie from First Look Studios:

Title: WAR, INC.
Year: 2008
Directed By: Joshua Seftel
Starring: John Cusack, Hilary Duff, Marisa Tomei, Joan Cusack, Sir Ben Kingsley and Dan Akroyd
MPAA Rating: R
Theatrical Release: May 23, 2008
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Action AND Comedy

WAR, INC. is an audaciously funny and surprisingly poignant film in the vein of “Grosse Point Blank.” Co-written by Mark Leyner, Jeremy Pikser and producer/star John Cusack, the film also stars Hilary Duff, Marisa Tomei, Joan Cusack, Sir Ben Kingsley and Dan Aykroyd.

WAR, INC. is a political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice-President (Dan Akroyd). In an effort to monopolize the opportunities the war-torn nation offers, the corporation's CEO hires a troubled hit man, played by John Cusack, to kill a Middle East oil minister. Now, struggling with his own growing demons, the assassin must pose as the corporation's Trade Show Producer in order to pull off this latest hit, while maintaining his cover by organizing the high-profile wedding of Yonica Babyyeah (Hilary Duff) an outrageous Middle Eastern pop star, and keeping a sexy left wing reporter (Marisa Tomei) in check.

Hilary with fan at Islanders game - March 6, 2008

Hilary Duff attended another Islanders vs Rangers game on Thursday. This time the game was played on the Islanders home ice at Nassau Coliseum out on Long Island. Unfortunately for Hilary and boyfriend Mike Comrie, the Islanders lost 4-1.

Picture from Oh-Hilary.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Hilary and Mike shopping in Soho - March 5, 2008

Hilary Duff and her boyfriend Mike Comrie enjoyed a day of shopping Wednesday in the trendy Soho district of New York City. Reports have it that once Hilary was inside some of the boutiques she ignored Mike, instead focusing on finding the perfect outfit.

Credit: Hilary-Style.Org. Visit them for more pics from this outing.

Cadet Kelly is on TV Tonight

Hilary's movie Cadet Kelly will be airing tonight, March 6, on the Disney Channel at 8pm eastern.

Although sometimes it's hard to choose, I generally consider Cadet Kelly to be my favorite Hilary Duff movie.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Hilary and Mike at Kobe Nightclub NYC - March 4, 2008

After the Islanders win on Tuesday, Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie celebrated at New York club Kobe.

Credit: HDuffWorld.

Hilary at Islanders vs Rangers at MSG

Hilary Duff attended the Islanders vs Rangers NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden on March 4, 2008. Hilary was there of course to cheer on her boyfriend, Islanders center Mike Comrie. The Islanders ended up winning 4-3 in a sudden death shootout. At one point in the game, Hilary was addressed as “Comrie’s sweetheart” over the loudspeaker.

Source: Faded Youth Blog.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Haylie Duff - New Single - Holiday

Haylie Duff will be releasing a new song called "Holiday" that will be the lead single of her new album "Walk the Walk."

She told ChartAttack Los Angeles: "Personally, I love the song - but I want to make sure I'm not the only one. We're doing a very limited radio release. It's quite shocking how well the local stations are responding. Airplay and stuff has been amazing. I try not to pay too much attention to critics because it can really bring you down. So I think I have to play shows all this year and show people what I can do."

"Holiday" was rumored to be one of Hilary Duff's new songs. It is unclear if Hilary had really ever planned to record it, or if it was Haylie's all along.

Haylie Duff - New Album - Walk the Walk

After years of anticipation, it looks like Haylie Duff will finally be releasing a studio album. I can remember talks of this happening literally since the beginning of Hilary's music career, with Haylie's quote always being something along the lines of "I'm recording an album soon." Well it looks like she finally did record that album, titled "Walk the Walk" which is set to be released this summer on the same label as Hilary - Hollywood Records.

Check out what Prefix Magazine had to say in this early review:

"Walk the Walk," to be released by Hollywood Records in the coming months, is an excellent debut from an artist who was destined to become a footnote. The album is a classy affair of quality pop as well as a statement of Haylie's own individuality, an indication that she's moved beyond label-mate Hilary.

And a confidence is present on each of the twelve tracks here. From the sound of it, a lot of time was put into crafting the album. Despite flashes of rock and Christina Aguilera-style soul, "Walk the Walk" plays more like a vintage Liz Phair record, resting within a pleasant mid-tempo groove. It's all light pop, such as the breezy lead single "Holiday" and the equally enchanting title track "Walk the Walk," which sounds like a fresher, more modern Ashlee Simpson song. The entire first half of the album works on this level, mixing orchestral productions with excellent arrangements and confident vocals.

Haylie is no Christina when it comes to belting out, but she competently carries the album with her fierce and assured performance. One standout is "Faded," which bumps with savage energy thanks to Haylie's solid delivery. Even the up-tempo tracks work well here, in part because Haylie has a more down-home, organic vibe than Hilary could ever pull off. She seems more comfortable on tracks such as "Crush" and "Just a Minute" than Hilary sounded on her Radio Disney hit "Come Clean." And therein lies the real statement of Haylie's debut. She has effectively separated herself from her kid sister in the only way possible: by creating great music.

She may never truly escape the comparisons to Ashlee Simpson and Nicky Hilton, but with her self-titled debut, she has resurrected her career in high style.

Although I'm guessing that review was a little biased towards Haylie, since it was released in a press release - presumably by the Duff camp, it still sounds good. My only problem with it is that it compares this music to Hilary's "Come Clean." That song might be Hilary's most well known, but it was recorded in 2003... Hilary has grown by leaps and bounds since then musically. Either way, I'm still looking forward to giving this CD a listen, although I probably would have been more excited for it if it was released a few years ago.

Hilary Duff on the Cover of Lucky Magazine

Hilary is the cover girl for the April 2008 issue of Lucky Magazine.

Source: Lucky.

Hayden Panettiere talks about Hilary

In the new issue of Seventeen magazine, Hayden Panettiere talked about her friendship with Hilary Duff:

On her surprising BFF:
"Hilary [Duff] is one of the closer people to me in the business. She's a very down-to-earth person. She's humble, very sweet, she's low-key."

Monday, March 03, 2008

Hilary gets Breakfast with Mom Susan - March 1, 2008

Hilary Duff and mom Susan got breakfast early on Saturday. Hilary looks tired!

Credit: HDuffWorld.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Hilary at Whole Foods - March 1, 2008

Hilary Duff had a healthy day on Saturday. After leaving the gym she went to Whole Foods to pick up some snacks.

Credit: HDuffWorld.

Hilary Leaves Gym - March 1, 2008

Hilary Duff was happy and smiling as she was spotted leaving the gym on Saturday.

Credit: Hilary-Style.Org.