Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hilary Duff-Career Work 2005 and lost weight

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"Hilary Duff-Career Work 2005"

In 2005, Hilary Duff starred in The Perfect Man in which Duff played the eldest daughter of a divorced woman (Heather Locklear). The Perfect Man film received mostly harsh reviews and did not live up to box office expectations, grossing $19,770,475 globally. In the same year,2005, Hilary Duff was again nominated for a Razzie Award, for The Perfect Man and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. The 2006 satirical comedy Material Girls, in which Hilary Duff co-starred with her sister Haylie, was also not well received by critics, grossing only $16,907,561 worldwide. The Perfect Man film, directed by Martha Coolidge and co-produced by Madonna's independent film production company Maverick Entertainment, starred the Duff sisters as wealthy siblings who must fight to reclaim their fortune following a scandal. She along with her sister Haylie, received 2 more nominations for Razzie awards for their role in the film.

Hilary Duff's 3rd album, Most Wanted (2005), comprised her favorite tracks from Hilary Duff's previous 2 albums, remixes, and new songs inspired by pop-rock musicians such as The Killers and Muse. In an appearance on Total Request Live, She stated that it was not a greatest hits album, but that her label told her it was time to release a new album. She had more creative control over Most Wanted compared to her previous releases, co-writing the new material with producers Joel Madden and his brother, Benji, both members of Good Charlotte. The lead single, "Wake Up", became Hilary Duff's highest peaking single on the U.S. Hot 100 at the time, and its video received heavy rotation on MTV. The video for the 2nd single, "Beat of My Heart", was also popular, but the single itself did not chart in the United States The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and became her 3rd number one debut in Canada. An Italy-only compilation, 4Ever, was released in 2006. Duff recorded new songs for her movie, Material Girls, which included a Timbaland-produced cover version of Madonna's "Material Girl" with her sister.

By 2005, Hilary Duff appeared to have lost weight, leading the media to speculate that she had developed an eating disorder, though Duff denied this claim. She was interviewed on the Australian current affair show Today Tonight and stated that Hilary Duff lost weight by leading a more active lifestyle. Later in 2006, an article on Digital Spy stated that Duff had slimmed down to a U.S. size zero because of media reports suggesting she had gained fifteen pounds. Hilary Duff later stated that she had been feeling the pressure to be thin, because Hilary Duff is perceived in the media to be either too fat or too thin. Duff called this "judgmental" and "mean".

Source: wikipedia

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hilary Duff-Career Work 2004

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"Hilary Duff-Career Work 2004"

Hilary Duff... in January 2004, the 2nd DisneyMania disc, DisneyMania 2, was released and featured a duet, "The Siamese Cat Song" with her sister. Another song, "Circle of Life", featured Duff and other Disney Channel stars. Hilary Duff and her sister recorded a cover of The Go-Go's' "Our Lips Are Sealed" for the soundtrack to A Cinderella Story, which also included two other songs by Hilary Duff. The video for "Our Lips Are Sealed" was popular on MTV's Total Request Live, but the song failed to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Hilary Duff's 2nd full-length album was the self-titled Hilary Duff in which Hilary Duff co-wrote some songs. Hilary Duff described the album as more "personal" and having a "rock feel" than Metamorphosis. It was released on her 17th birthday (in September 2004) and debuted at number two in the U.S. and at number one in Canada. The album sold over 1.5 million copies in the U.S. in 8 months, but its only U.S. single, "Fly", failed to chart on the Hot 100. "Fly" reached the top forty in Australia, where the album produced a second top forty single, "Someone's Watching over Me", which was the theme song of the film Raise Your Voice. Hilary Duff contributed the song "(I'll Give) Anything but Up!" for the 2004 album Marlo Thomas & Friends: Thanks & Giving All Year Long (2004).

In 2004, "Hilary Duff" starred in the romantic comedy A Cinderella Story. Though the reviews were mostly negative, the film went on to become a moderate box office hit, and critics were impressed by Duff's performance. A Cinderella Story earned $70,067,909 worldwide and was a commercial success. Later that year, Hilary Duff starred in the film Raise Your Voice, Hilary Duff's 1st role in a drama film. While some critics praised Hilary Duff for appearing in a more mature and serious role than her previous films, the film itself was heavily panned. Several reviews were indifferent towards her acting performance and were particularly harsh towards Duff's vocals, with critics pointing out what appeared to be her digitally enhanced voice. The film received a lukewarm response at the box office, and is Duff's least successful film commercially, with total theater receipts of $14 million. The same year, Duff received her 1st Razzie nomination for worst actress for her roles in Raise Your Voice and A Cinderella Story.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hillary Duff - Career, Work, 2002 till 2003

Hilary Duff celebrity pictureHilary Duff on location vacationsHilary Duff in 2002, she recorded a cover version of Brooke McClymont's "I Can't Wait" for the Lizzie McGuire soundtrack, and "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room" for the first DisneyMania compilation album. Hilary Duff 1st album was Santa Claus Lane (2002), a collection of Christmas songs that included duets with her sister Haylie, Lil' Romeo, and Christina Milian. Accompanied by the Disney Channel-only single "Tell Me a Story (About the Night Before)", it peaked at 154 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart and was certified gold. The track "Santa Claus Lane" was included on the soundtrack to The Santa Clause 2 and the single, "What Christmas Should Be", was used in Cheaper by the Dozen. Hilary Duff sang several tracks for The Lizzie McGuire Movie soundtrack, which included "I Can't Wait" and "Why Not", the latter peaking at # 14 in Australia. The soundtrack to The Lizzie McGuire Movie went platinum in 2003.

In 2003, Hilary Duff received her 1st major role in a feature film when Hilary Duff was cast alongside Frankie Muniz in Agent Cody Banks. Agent Cody Banks film received positive reviews and was successful enough to spawn a sequel, in which Duff did not participate. The same year, in 2003, Hilary Duff reprised her role as Lizzie McGuire for The Lizzie McGuire Movie, which exceeded box office expectations, earning $42.6 million at the US box office and $55 million worldwide. It received mixed reviews, with certain critics calling it "an unabashed promotion of Duff’s image, just as Crossroads was for Spears", while other reviews were generally positive and encouraging. Later that year, Hilary Duff played one of the 12 children of Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt in the family film Cheaper by the Dozen, which remains her highest grossing film to date. Hilary Duff reprised her role in the sequel Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005), which failed to be as successful as the original film and was panned by critics.

Hilary Duff's first full-length studio album, Metamorphosis (2003), reached #1 on the U.S. and Canadian charts and had sold over 3.7 million copies by May 2005. The lead single, "So Yesterday" (co-written and produced by The Matrix), was a top ten hit in several countries; its follow-up, the Laguna Beach theme song "Come Clean", became Hilary Duff's first top 40 U.S. hit and reached the top 20 in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. The video was nominated in the category of MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards. The 3rd single, "Little Voice", was not released in the U.S. and was a minor hit in Canada and Australia. In late 2003, Hilary Duff embarked on her first concert tour, the Metamorphosis Tour, and later the Most Wanted Tour. Most shows scheduled in the major cities were completely sold out.

Hilary Duff also made several guest appearances in television shows, Hilary Duff's 1st as a sick child in the medical drama Chicago Hope in March 2000. In a 2003 episode of George Lopez, Hilary Duff had a role as a makeup salesperson; Hilary Duff later reappeared in the show in 2005 as Kenzie, a feminist poet friend of the character Carmen (Masiela Lusha). In 2003, Hilary Duff acted opposite her sister Haylie in American Dreams, while in 2005, Hilary Duff played a classmate and idolizer of the title character of Joan of Arcadia.

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