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The Friday Five: Adventures in Europe

It’s totally possible to have an adventure through Europe without even leaving your couch.  Here are some of our favorite movies that will take you to Rome, Paris & beyond.

1. The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Ah, Rome.  The Eternal City.  The land where they invented spaghetti. Whatever you want to call it, this movie is like taking a tour through the city.  And no trip to Rome is complete without running into an Italian pop star who wants you to pose as his singing parter who’s like totally your twin and perform at the IMVAs so you don’t loose your record deal, right?

2. Monte Carlo
Sure, it’s basically the same plot as The Lizzie McGuire Movie.  But this one takes place in Paris, and of course Monte Carlo.  And stars Selena Gomez, Katie Cassidy, Leighton Meester, and some really well cast male leads.  Beau-jo-lais, y’all.

3. The Cheetah Girls 2
Sometimes you gotta strut down those streets and let Barcelona know the Cheetahs have arrived.  The Cheetah Girls travel to Spain to compete in a talent show, almost get disqualified, meet some cute boys, and end up having a Cheetah-licious summer!

4. Chasing Liberty
Mandy Moore goes everywhere from Prague to Venice and back with Matthew Goode.  Sure she may be on the run from her secret service body guards, but a romantic gondola ride never hurt anybody!

5. What A Girl Wants
Amanda Bynes goes to London to find her father, Colin Firth and meets a cute British boy, who also happens to be a musician.  Believe it or not, no Christina Aguilera songs are in this movie, despite the title.  (Didn’t you just read the title to the tune of “What A Girl Wants?”  Us too.)

Hilary Duff Returns to Music With New Single “Chasing The Sun!”

Have we mentioned how excited we are for Hilary Duff’s musical comeback?  It took all of our willpower to not write this entire post in all caps.  That’s how excited.   We’ve been major fans of Hilary since her days on “Lizzie McGuire.”  While we totally understand her taking a break from music for a while (it’s been 7 years!), we were worried she’d said “So Yesterday” to the whole music thing.

Watch the video for her new single, “Chasing the Sun,” below!  The track was co-written by Colbie Caillat, and we hear she’s also been writing with Ed Sheeran.    The track is more reminiscent of Hilary’s “Metamorphosis” days than her last album, “Dignity.”   It’s a late entry, but this might be our new Song of the Summer.  We’re hoping that a tour will follow soon!

The video is classic Hilary, and reminds us of her ABC Family movie “Beauty in a Briefcase,” which if you haven’t watched please go to Netflix now and do so.  It’s basically the twenty-something “Lizzie McGuire.”   Luke from “The OC” is also in it, with a fake British accent.  And it’s amazing.

Be sure to follow Hilary Duff & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

New Comedy “Younger”, Starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff, Coming to TV Land

Checking our morning Vulture feed, one headline popped out: “Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff Heading to TV Land” and we knew immediately that this show would be UHH-mazing!! Broadway darling Sutton Foster starred in the ABC Family – Amy Sherman-Palladino written show Bunheads (We miss this show!  Can we please have it on Netflix?).

Hilary Duff, of course, starred as Lizzie McGuire on the Disney Channel and put out 4 albums before taking a break to start a family (how cute is Luca?!!) and write a book series (if they get movie deals, we might need her to star in those).   She’s also been hitting the studio, and recently signed a new record deal!

The new TV Land comedy, called Younger, centers around Liza(Foster), a 40-year-old single mom who is trying to re-enter the working world.  Posing as a 26-year-old, Liza gets hired as an assistant for a difficult boss and befriends her co-worker (played by Duff) in the Darren Star created comedy.

This show sounds amazing! Anything with Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff is sure to be a hit.  Now that TV Land has picked up the comedy, we can’t wait for the show to start airing!

In the meantime, enjoy this video of Hilary singing “So Yesterday.”

Be sure to follow Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff on Twitter, as well as @YoungerTV for the premiere date!

Hilary Duff Signs New Record Deal!

Hilary Duff announced last week on Twitter that she just signed a new record deal!  We knew Hilary had been working on some new music, and we’re hoping that now we’ll get to hear it sooner, rather than later!

In honor of new music from Hilary, let’s revisit some of our favorite songs!

“So Yesterday”
Hilary’s first single (excluding Lizzie McGuire songs).  Does anyone else remember the MTV “Making the Video” episode?

“Come Clean”
Which we all know and love as the theme song to “Laguna Beach.”

“Wake Up”
London, Paris, maybe Tokyo … we love all of Hilary’s looks in this video

“Why Not?”
This just makes us want to go watch “The Lizzie McGuire Movie. ” And go to Rome.

We can’t wait for more music from Hilary this year!  And we’re hoping she’ll go on tour and play some old favorites.

Be sure to follow Hilary Duff on Twitter for more updates!