Hilary Duff New Album Review

hilary-duff-breathe_layeredbig_1024x1024She’s back! Hilary Duff’s first album in nearly a decade was just released this past Tuesday and it was highly anticipated. Breathe In Breathe Out is the first bit of new music fans have had since 2007’s Dignity. Hilary has definitely made quite the transformation. From having a son to dying her hair many different, vibrant colors, she is far from her Lizzie McGuire days. While this new album is absolutely catchy, I can’t help but feel a little disappointed. After so much time going by since her last album, I was expecting a huge change in her sound and style; unfortunately, Hilary seems to be stuck in 2007. It doesn’t seem like much maturing went on. The songs are all about failed love or one night stands or betrayal. Considering Hilary is a mother now, I thought there might be some more mature songs, but they all sound like they were written by a 22 year-old party girl. That being said, Breathe In Breathe Out is still enjoyable and there are some noteworthy songs on it.

“Sparks” was a huge hit single for Hilary, and it’s a great way to start the album. It sets the mood of looking for love on an exciting night out. It’s definitely a song you can dance to, as is the next track, “My Kind.” This song is a little sweeter than “Sparks.” The following two songs are also great to dance to. This album would be perfect for a fun night out or road trip music. Up next is the title track, “Breathe In Breathe Out,” which really is a breath of fresh air. It changes the tone of the album a little bit from party to daytime. It has a great message about how to get over a failed relationship even when it seems impossible.

03-hilary-duff-celeb-sitings.w245.h368.2xThe next two songs take a bit of a darker turn. “Arms Around A Memory” is actually a surprisingly deep song, reminding us that you “can’t put your arms around a memory,” so it might be wiser to try to forget a relationship than remember painful things. This is definitely one of the better songs on the album. Unfortunately the next three songs are duds. “Stay in Love” is forgettable, “Brave Heart” has a strange beat, and “Tattoo” doesn’t seem to fit in with any of the other songs on the album. But “Picture This” is a real standout. It has a fantastic beat and is a great summer song. The lyrics are beautiful and you won’t be able to help but sing along.

Overall, the album is insanely catchy, and for a fun summer night it is perfect. If you’re looking for a lot of substance, however, you won’t find it here.

What did you think of Breathe In Breathe Out? Let us know in the comments or tweet us using #glamorouspaper!

 

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Hilary Duff has Tinder “Sparks”

That’s right. Hilary Duff has officially admitted to using the popular dating app Tinder – and she even based her most recent music video, “Sparks,” off of her experiences. How bold and brave is that?

Hilary’s Tinder Profile
So here is the whole story:

A few weeks ago, rumors spread that Ms.Duff did, in fact, have a Tinder profile. Of course such a profile could have been fake – imagine being an L.A. regular old Joe and matching with Hilary Duff; you would think “no way is this legit,” surprise boys, it is!

Hilary admitted to “Valentine in the Morning” on 104.3 FM in L.A. that the Tinder profile was really her. “It’s true…I’m on Tinder,” she laughed out loud!

The blue/blonde beauty had her first date that night and 9 other lucky (non-celeb) dates lined up!

How do you get Hil to swipe you right? Well, she shared that, of course, physical attraction is the first thing everyone notices on Tinder. After that, she loves a guy who can make her laugh based on what he has to say in his “about me.” In the music video – her friend says anyone who likes sriracha, cheese, and vodka will interest Hilary – too funny!

What will swipe you to the left? “I don’t want to see a shirtless mirror selfie – that’s instantly a left!” Ugh – us too, Hil!

Click the link below for the full interview!

     104.3 “Valentine in the Morning” Interview

Now onto the Tinder inspired video! A few of her dates were lucky enough to be featured in her music video as well.

The video features Hilary in the radio station where she first opened up about her Tinder life and she proceeds to share her experiences throughout the video. Hil laughs with her friends as she creates her profile and swipes right or left, goes bowling with date number one, and go-cart racing with date number two.

Hilary using Tinder in the “Sparks” Music video
“I’ve never been on a blind date, what’s the worst that could happen?” Hilary explains why she has chosen to use Tinder – she has always had serious relationships with people she is connected to through work. So the pop star wants to have a little regular old fun – what a down to earth gal!

“I want to know what it is that connects you to someone, and what it is that gives you those Sparks,” could Hilary fall for a “normie”? We definitely think so! “I never ever thought I would do something like this – and when I just surrendered to the experience, I had a great time!”

Although the video is meant to have a silly and fun vibe – which we love – Hilary also inspires us to do something crazy, to come out of our shell, and experience life; no matter how big or how small the experience is! “Go do something crazy, go do something you wouldn’t do before.”

We will get right on that, Hilary. Happy Tindering!

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Hilary Duff is Back!

Hilary Duff is Back!

Everyone’s favorite Disney Channel blonde is making a comeback – and killing it. Lizzie McGuire – eh hem – we mean, Hilary Duff has been out of the spotlight since 2007, and she is stepping into 2015 with new music, a new TV show, and a new outlook on her life.

Hilary Duff – Viacom Winter TCA 2015

Hilary recently told Cosmopolitan Magazine, “I just always want to fight for my happiness,” we want you to fight for your happiness too Hil!

Hilary has had quite a journey since the release of her last album, Dignity, in 2007 (eeek!) – she took some time off, got married to Mike Comrie, they had a child – Luca (3 years old), and has since been separated and divorced. Although Hilary came in and out of a serious relationship with the father of her son, she continues to have a positive mindset. Hilary promises a deeper look into her life and all that has happened since we last heard from her in her new (not yet released) album.

Hilary with ex-husband Mike Comrie and son Luca

Hilary recently explained to MTV, that when she began writing for her new album, the songs were very heavy – filled of love and loss – and eventually the music shifted back to her positive vibes. “I’m one for sunshine, so it’s shifted a lot and it feels a lot better to me,” she told MTV during a sit-down interview. Hilary filled MTV in with a few more details; the album has a lot of dance music, however; it is still very heartfelt – there is even a song for her son, Luca, called, “This Heart,” (awww). “I’m excited for people to hear it,” she gushed. As of now there is no set release date for the album, however; she has three singles out and we are loving them: “Chasing the Sun,” “All About You” and the most recent; “Sparks.”

While fans – us included – are pining for Hil’s new music, we can still get a dose of Duff every Tuesday on TV Land as she plays the sassy, confident Kelsey in Darren Star’s (creator of Sex in the City) new television show, Younger.

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The show is cute, quirky, and very sexy. Hilary’s new role truly shows old fans – and new fans – that she is no longer awkward middle school-er Lizzie McGuire, instead; she is a professional editor in New York City with an incredible drive. Hilary told Vulture, “It’s nice to have a show where women are just powering together.”

As if Hilary’s new success is not enough to capture the media’s attention – her deep-sea blue hair has had the paparazzi cameras ALL over her. She told Ellen DeGeneres that she was inspired by the ocean during a vacay with her son! LOL. We love your new look, new music, new TV show, and new vibe, Hilary. We are so excited to see all that lies ahead for you.

Welcome back girl, we missed you! Let us know if you’re as excited as us to see Hilary making a comeback in the comments or on Twitter using #glamorouspaper

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Chris Brown Gains a Daughter and Loses a Girlfriend

Chris Brown and Karreuche Tran in happier times.
Chris Brown and Karreuche Tran in happier times.

Earlier this week it broke that Chris Brown is allegedly the father to a nine-month-old daughter with a model named Nia. Apparently, the two had a fling in the summer of 2013 resulting in a baby girl named Royalty. However, the most surprising part of this news story is that this girl is the first reported love child that Chris Brown has.

As the news that Brown might be a father broke, his notoriously on-again-off-again model girlfriend Karrueche Tran took to Twitter stating that she wanted nothing to do with the situation. Tran tweeted “Listen. One can only take so much. The best of luck to Chris and his family. No baby drama for me”. Karrueche tweeting about their break-up was an ironic turn of events since just one day before Hilary Duff had called out the couple in an interview with Cosmopolitan Magazine for airing their dirty laundry in public, telling them to “keep it between text messages”. However, given Tran and Brown’s history, it remains to be seen whether or not this split is for real. After all, he spent years bouncing back and forth between her and famous ex-girlfriend Rihanna even though they both could do better.

Since TMZ first broke the news about the alleged baby, numerous stories have come out detailing the drama behind the situation. Many sources have even said that Chris and Karreuche had talked about having children together before on multiple occasions. However, she did not want to have children until after they were married, something he was not ready to commit to. Additionally, Royalty’s mom and Tran have known each other for years, even partying together in the past. Yet, Tran had no idea about the baby’s existence.

Do you think Karrueche and Chris are done for good? Would you trust him to father a baby? Let us know in the comments or tweet us using #GlamorousPaper

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