Monday, April 27, 2009
Hilary Duff on NBC Tonight: Get Used to It
Former tween queen (the first Miley Cyrus) Hilary Duff will be appearing as a guest on the popular NBC show Law & Order tonight. Duff will play a "young, irresponsible mother named Ashlee". First of all is it just a coincidence that there is currently another young celebrity mother whose name is spelled the exact same way (Simpson, anyone?)? I think not.
Second get used to seeing the Duffster on the Peacock. As was reported on this site earlier, Duff has a development deal with the network and is working on Barely Legal-a Doogie Howser like law show. Duff will play the youngest lawyer ever to pass the bar in California. It'll be a far cry from her last full-time TV gig (Lizzie McGuire), but should allow her to shed some of her tween image (if there's any still left).
It's been a while since Hilary has made headlines. Besides pictures surfacing of her a beau Mike Comrey (he's a professional hockey player), not much else has been worthy of media attention. Duff's most recent movies have found anything but commercial success (War Inc. = independent flop) and her latest musical endeavors haven't hit the charts.
I'm thinking the return to television is a chance for Hilary to start all over. Everything else is well... "So Yesterday". If the former tween queen can establish a new audience in TV she may just be able to re-incarnate her musical career too. Good luck. You'll need it.