Friday, April 18, 2008

Hilary Duff looks like Faye Dunaway

In a recent Allure Magazine photoshoot Hilary Duff is dressed like Faye Dunaway's character in the famous 1967 movie "Bonnie and Clyde". Dunaway was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the film, and later won an Oscar for her part in the movie "Network". It is easy to see why the people at Allure wanted to shoot Hilary as Faye Dunaway, check out this famous picture of Dunaway from "Bonnie and Clyde" - she looks a lot like Hilary Duff in this shot:

Now I have to say that Hilary doesn't look like Faye Dunaway in many of the pictures I have seen, but in the above picture there is a pretty strong resemblance.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Hilary's Miley Quote

Hilary Duff talked about Miley Cyrus in Allure Magazine:

"We don't have each other's phone numbers. But when she meets me, she's excited. It's cute – I see a lot of myself in her."

Source: People.

Allure Magazine - Sneak Preview

Behind the scenes sneak preview of the upcoming issue of Allure, which features a photoshoot of Hilary Duff as Faye Dunaway in the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde:

Clean-cut reputation aside, Hilary Duff says she's no "perfect prude girl. I like to do normal things that 20-year-olds do." Well, any other 20-year-old with two movies on deck; a new album, Dignity; and a multimillion-dollar empire, that is. View exclusive outtakes from her shoot with Michael Thompson in New York City. For more photos and the story, "Good to the Bone," pick up the May issue of Allure, on newsstands now.

Hilary Duff is on the cover of Allure magazine next month (the issue is out April 22nd) and the mag gave us sneak peak of the interview ("I'm not a perfect, prude girl. I like to do normal things that 20 year-olds do, but...I don't want that attention. If I can't get any from what I'm doing now, I'll figure out a different plan," the actress/singer says) and its gorgeous Bonnie-and-Clyde-inspired photo shoot.

Inspired by the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, Allure creative director Paul Cavaco dressed Duff in a Marc by Marc Jacobs sweater, a dress by Derek Lam, a scarf by Chanel, and a beret by Kokin. Makeup artist Brigitte Reiss-Andersen modeled Duff's makeup after Faye Dunaway's in the movie, while Duff posed in a "sexy Midwestern way." Reiss-Andersen used a "ton of lashes," a dab of white-gold shadow in the inner corners, a blonde brow gel to mute her eyebrows, and a pink-peach blush. Reiss-Andersen created "barely there" lips with a dark beige pencil because "Hilary's a gorgeous girl. I wanted that to come through."

Duff is now taking on more adult roles: She plays an "oversexed" Eastern European pop star in War, Inc., and a girl obsessed with suicide in Greta. Is she worried this will alienate her Lizzie McGuire fans? "I don't want to restrict myself from doing things that stimulate me just to make them happy...if they continue liking me, that's cool, but I don't want to cater to them. I'm not 13, 14, or 15 anymore." Here, Duff poses for Thompson.

Although she says: "I'm not good at loving the red carpet and knowing how to pose the way you're supposed to," Duff has had boyfriends in common with Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Ritchie. At 15 she began dating Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden, then 24. With almost a decade between their ages, "He was never nervous, like, 'I could get arrested,'" she says. But does admit, "It looked bad." These days she's with New York Islanders center Mike Comrie. Duff discusses the shoot with Allure creative director Paul Cavaco and hairstylist Serge Normant.

Growing up in the spotlight, Duff felt pressure to diet, but says she's eased up. Duff felt the scrutiny of her appearance: "I don't think I ever looked sick, but I really watched what I ate. You lose touch when you're so obsessed."

Duff was number seven on Forbes magazine's "Richest Celebrities and Stars under 25" and has a Barbie made in her likeness. "[Mattel] would send over boxes of Barbie heads that looked like me. It was so bizarre." Regardless, she's managed to avoid becoming another self-destructive young star. "I don't want that attention. If I can't get any from what I'm doing now, I'll figure out a different plan."

Credit: Allure.

Hilary in CosmoGirl - April 2008

Hilary Duff was featured in CosmoGirl Magazine along with other stars who look good in stripes:

Thanks to Hilary Duff Always for the scan.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Hilary Duff at Aura Nightclub - April 12, 2008

Hilary duff partied at Aura Nightclub at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas over the weekend. Kristin Cavallari hosted Aura Nightclub's first anniversary party.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hilary Duff with the Hi-Tops

Hilary with girl kid band "The Hi-Tops" in August 2007.

Credit: Thanks to Josh at HilaryFan for posting these.

Some War Inc Articles

A couple of interesting tidbits about War, Inc.

From the Boston Globe:

A scene from the upcoming dark comedy "War, Inc." in which pop tart Hilary Duff handles a live scorpion has been scorching its way across the Internet, and the film's director, Joshua Seftel, couldn't be more amused. "It was shown when [the movie's co-writer/star] John Cusack was on Jimmy Kimmel's show, and then it was just out in the world," said Seftel, a Tufts alum who spends a couple of weeks each month working at WGBH for "Nova" and other projects. "You can't plan these things." It's been a nice boost for "War, Inc." which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival April 28. The film - about a US company hired to run a Middle Eastern country - also stars Ben Kingsley, Marisa Tomei, and Cusack's sister Joan. "It's really been a charmed experience for me," said Seftel of making the film. As for Duff, who seems to shed her nice-girl image in this role, Seftel said: "It was even more brave for her to tackle this role than that scorpion."



HILARY Duff has taken on a raunchy role in a new flick, shooting a provocative scene with a deadly scorpion and a man with his hand down her pants.

Duff, who will no doubt shed her good girl image after this naughty role, plays the part of a "slutty" pop star in the John Cusack film, War, Inc.

Cusack handpicked the pretty star for the drama, which satirises war profiteers.

"She played a pop idol from central Asia. So, she was like a Hilary but not Hilary, because Hilary is so classy, but like a real, and I won't name names, but a real slutty pop star. ... Hilary is the opposite of that, of course. I think for her to play that, or to parody that, was really great," Cusack told MTV.

"I think probably people wouldn't know how talented she is. I mean, she's a great actress. I just spent the entire fall with her and she was a revelation every day. I don't think people know that yet, but they're gonna."

Hilary also reveals she was reluctant to play the part of a singer, in fear of being typecast, report MTV.

"He (agent) was like, 'I got this script, John Cusack wrote it,' " Duff told MTV. "And I was like, 'Really? That's awesome, I love John.' But then he says, 'But you'd have to play a pop star.' And I was like, 'Oh nooooooooooo. I don't want to play a pop star. I don't want to sing!' "

"Nobody thought I could do anything different," she said. "It was tough for a while. I was stuck in this bubble of Hilary Duff, and no one was really taking a chance on me. So I was like, 'I'll just make the record, because I'm not going to do another movie like that.' I wanted to challenge myself or not do it."