December 11, 2009
Hilary Duff might not strike most people as the first choice to play a bitter, sassy teenager with a self-destructive streak, but this ex-tween queen's attempt to transform her bright-eyed wholesomeness into rebellious snark in the modest teen saga "According to Greta" is a valiant one. Dumped by her fed-up mother (Melissa Leo) at the Jersey Shore home of Greta's grandparents (Ellen Burstyn and Michael Murphy), this movie's petulant heroine shocks those around her with acerbic musings about committing suicide at 18, until summer romance, family secrets and near-tragedy guide Greta toward an emergent maturity about the consequences of her actions.
August 9, 2012 |
Singer-actress Hilary Duff has sold her Toluca Lake estate for slightly less than its asking price of $6.25 million. The buyers are designer Don Stanzione and Sheri Callan, who owns Callan Advertising, which focuses on the independent film industry. The reinvented Mediterranean mansion, built in 1951, features a central courtyard, high ceilings, an industrial-style kitchen, a gym, a billiards room, multiple offices, art and dance studios, a bar, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 9,277 square feet of living space.
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November 7, 2006 |
A Russian national who allegedly came to Los Angeles for the sole purpose of having a romantic relationship with "tween queen" Hilary Duff has been arrested on suspicion of menacing the actress, authorities said. Manhattan Beach police officials confirmed Monday that Maksim Myaskovskiy, 18, was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony stalking and making criminal threats against the actress-singer, best known as the star of the long-running Disney Channel show "Lizzie McGuire."
July 16, 2004 |
If you killed off Lizzie McGuire's entire family and sent her to live with an evil stepmother and two stepsisters in the Valley, you'd have the basic setup for "A Cinderella Story," the banal, contemporary update of the popular fairy tale that stars Hilary Duff, best known as the Disney Channel poster girl. It's not such a grisly stretch when you consider that "Cinderella" director Mark Rosman is responsible for the 1983 horror flick and cult favorite "House on Sorority Row."
July 21, 2012 |
Miley Cyrus likes to spend her days playing with her dogs , skateboarding and watching television marathons of "SpongeBob SquarePants" - activities she often chronicles on Twitter. Now, the 19-year-old will have to fit a more adult activity into her schedule: wedding planning. The singer-actress announced last month that she is engaged to 22-year-old "The Hunger Games" star Liam Hemsworth. She becomes the latest in a line of young Hollywood stars to head for the altar, even as Americans are marrying older than they used to, and many are skipping the nuptials all together.
July 3, 2009 |
Hilary Duff is joining "Gossip Girl" for a multi-episode arc next season. Duff will play Olivia, a former child star who enrolls at NYU and happens to get placed as Vanessa's roommate. Her main purpose will be to portray a love interest for Dan (Penn Badgley). Duff makes her debut on the Oct. 5 episode. -- Enid Portuguez