Monday, January 26, 2009

Hilary Duff Photoshoot

Hilary Duff Talks New LP, Depeche Mode Backstage At 'Total Finale Live'Former Disney star says she'll be working on new, edgier LP next month.
By Jocelyn Vena
Hilary Duff was just 2 years old when Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" was released, but that didn't stop her from building a new song of her own — "Reach Out" — around it. The song is featured on her greatest-hits LP, Best of Hilary Duff, which hit stores last week.

" 'Reach Out' is a sample of a Depeche Mode song, 'Personal Jesus,' " she told MTV News at the "Total Finale Live" on Sunday (November 16). "It's different for me. It's a little dancey, and there's a rapper named Prophet who's on it who's really cool and kinda fresh."
In addition to "Reach Out," Duff has another new song on the album, called "Holiday," which found her working with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder. She describes the song as "a really personal [one]."
Duff isn't just giving her fans her greatest hits — soon the singer/actress will be back in the studio recording new material. "I'm going to start working on a new album in two weeks,
" she said.
These days, even with a NBC development deal in the works that will bring the singer back to the small screen, she's spending her days "hard-core writing and figuring out what direction to go in."
And the former Disney star said she's looking to go edgier than the music she's done in the past. But she can't help but embrace her feminine side.

"I like so many different kinds of music," she said. "Something poppy and catchy — I'm girly but I think I'm kind of tough, so maybe a little rock influence."

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hottest Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Biography

* Born: 4 December 1973
* Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
* Best Known As: Supermodel host of America's Next Top Model

Banks is a former model who created the popular TV reality show America's Next Top Model. Banks was a top supermodel of the 1990s, when she became the first African-American model featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Famously curvy even by supermodel standards, she was a regular on fashion magazine covers and in the Victoria's Secret catalog. Banks also dabbled in acting, with appearances in the movies Higher Learning (1995, with Jennifer Connelly) and Coyote Ugly (2000, with Piper Perabo). In the new century she shifted her focus to television. In 2003 she began producing and hosting the reality series America's Next Top Model. The show was a hit and spawned spinoffs in Germany, Holland, and many other countries. Banks also began hosting her own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show, in 2005. Banks announced her retirement from modelling the same year, saying she would focus on her television career.