HilaryDuff

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Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media
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Some commercialism, but OK for tweens.

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Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

There's a link to Target for Duff Stuff.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that from a link on this site you can buy Hilary's CDs online, and there's a banner ad for her Duff Stuff clothing and accessories on sale at Target. Still, the site is refreshing. It all feels authentic, and that's commendable.

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Adult Written byI DONT KNOW April 9, 2008
Teen, 14 years old Written byFRANCES April 9, 2008

What's it about?

Hilary Duff's metamorphosis from her Lizzie McGuire days to her current persona is documented, somewhat, on her official fan site. One of the more revealing elements is the "Diary" area. Everyone knows rock stars are way too busy to keep up with their own diary entries on more than just an occasional basis. Still, we have reviewed other sites that try to keep up the fantasy that the artist is writing her own entries. Hilary's site doesn't do that, leaving the daily updates to "Christina," who travels with Hilary. Through Christina's posts, we see an exhausted Hilary dragging herself through yet another hotel lobby, and we see an exhilarated Hil performing before her beloved fans. We hear about the drudgery of media interviews and the unexpected pleasure of an ad-hoc snowball fight.

Is it any good?

Although the "Bio" section reads more like a publicist's statement than anything else, we can still catch glimpses of the real Hilary Duff in other areas of the site. There are several audio clips and three music videos on the site. There is no crotch grabbing, no scanty clothing, and no suggestive lyrics in any of the media we viewed.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what life might be like for Hilary. What are the perks of being a celebrity? What's the downside of being in the public eye? Do you think Hilary is a good role model? Why or why not? Do stars have a responsibility to serve as role models?

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