Hilary Duff is joining the cast of Gossip Girl, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Duff will play Olivia Burke, a movie star who enrolls at NYU, where her new roommate will be... Vanessa! No word on how Olivia will interact with our other favorite Bobcats (roomies Blair and Georgina and "Lonely Boy" Dan among them), but we're guessing that she will.
Duff has signed on for several episodes, beginning with the new season's fourth. Gossip Girl returns on Monday, Sept. 14 at 9 pm/ET.
Christopher Meloni and Hilary Duff
A new trend is making us jumpy — shark jumpy, that is: Young, hot musicians going for acting cred by guest-starring on gritty procedurals.
First Taylor Swift guested on CSI. Then Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz appeared on CSI: NY. Now, Hilary Duff is joining NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Tuesday, 10 pm/ET). Duff has aimed for acting cred before, playing an oversexed popstar in the movie War, Inc., but no one saw it. Now on SVU, she's playing an irresponsible young mother who becomes a suspect in her daughter's disappearance. Really? It was hard enough for us to buy her as the heroine in A Cinderella Story, and that part was made for her.
We understand that guest stars are important to series, and that the bigger the name, the better the ratings. With procedurals, the more salacious the crime, the bigger the buzz for the show and guest star. But does seeing such recognizable stars — and ones not known for dramatic acting — take you out of the story? Weigh in after the jump
Hilary Duff on Ghost Whisperer
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We want to remind you of a very special episode scheduled to air on April 10th! As you may or may not know, the very talented Hilary Duff is guest-starring opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt on the episode entitled "Thrilled to Death." We can't wait for you to see ...
Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie
During a guest appearance on the Rachael Ray Show, Duff told the talk show host that she defends her New York Islander boyfriend against the "intense fans" — and even threatens to throw down.
"I like to sit in the audience, you know I don't sit up in a box or anything, and people started to know that I'm sitting there, and they'll be like 'Mike sucks!' Or [they] try to rile me up," Duff said. "And I'm like, 'Hey, watch it! I'll come up there, you know ...
Hilary Duff, Faye Dunaway
Duff vs. Dunaway may turn out to be more exciting than the Bonnie and Clyde remake.
Former Disney queen Hilary Duff is set to tackle Faye Dunaway's legendary role of Bonnie Parker, one-half of crime's notorious duo, in The Story of Bonnie and Clyde — news that did not sit well with Dunaway. "Couldn't they at least cast a real actress?" Dunaway reportedly scoffed last week.
Well, if you're gonna dish it out, you better be able to take it, Faye. Duff hit back at against the Oscar-winning screen legend on Tuesday. "I think that ...
Hilary Duff, who last spring took a pass on playing 90210's Annie, truly is embracing the TV actress inside of her these days.
Just weeks after being announced as the lead in Barely Legal, a new NBC comedy about the world's youngest lawyer, Duff has signed on to guest star on an upcoming episode of Ghost Whisperer.
According to a rep for CBS' hit Friday-night drama, Duff will play ...
Hilary Duff has the right stuff to portray a Barely Legal lawyer for NBC.
The singer/actress, who signed a talent deal with the Peacock and Universal Media Studios in November, is slated to star in the network's new half-hour comedy, Barely Legal, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
The series is based on the true story of ...
Little Lizzie McGuire is all grown up — and getting her own new NBC series to prove it.
Former Disney queen Hilary Duff has signed an exclusive, one-year talent and development contract with the Peacock to star in her own series as well as guest-star in current NBC shows ...
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Following in such celebrity dad footsteps as Michael Lohan, Hilary Duff's father Bob Duff is speaking out about his troubled marriage and his time in prison.Duff, who admitted to being unfaithful to his now-ex-wife, Susan, and that raising two girls, Hilary and elder daughter Haylie, 23, in the spotlight contributed to the end of his marriage, is apologetic about his bitter two-and-a-half-year divorce battle and spending time in the big house for contempt of court, he told Inside Edition. After spending a day in jail, Duff told Inside Edition that "Susan was very consumed with the girls' careers. We simply grew apart."As part of his sentence, Duff was asked to pay $12,500 to Susan to finance Hil's 21st birthday party and a present (Susan was seeking $25,000). He will also have to pay $367,537 from the improper sale of stocks last month.Does this kind of news surprise any of you anymore? Erin FoxUse our Online Video Guide to watch Hilary Duff's videos.Related Hilary Du...
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Hilary Duff's father was sentenced to 10 days in jail for contempt of court on Wednesday, The Houston Chronicle reports.Bob Duff was arrested for allegedly violating an order that prohibited him from selling assets without a judge's approval and the consent of his estranged wife, Susan, with whom he is in the middle of divorce procedures.Judge Thomas Stansbury of Houston has ordered Duff to pay $367,537 he received from selling stocks last month into a court repository. No court date has been set yet.Per Duff's attorney, the elder Duff plans to post bond and appeal the ruling.Stansbury also declared for Duff to pay $12,500 to fund Hilary's upcoming 21st birthday on Sept. 28. During the hearing, Susan requested $25,000 from him to pay for a party to match the blowout bash they gave older daughter Haylie for her 21st birthday in 2006.Neither Hilary or Haylie were in court. Joyce Eng