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Hilary Duff - a singing prodigy

Hilary Duff, the teen movie and pop star who broke through with the Disney TV series "Lizzie McGuire," has released a rock CD to follow up her pop debut "Metamorphosis," which sold 4 million copies, reports CBS.

Hilary Duff is a singing &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/science/19/95/380/12166_Japanese.html ' target=_blank>prodigy who leaves her sheltered suburban life for a summer with other prodigies at an L.A. music conservatory. Which is cool so long as her domineering dad (David Keith) doesn't find out. Feel the power of cheese! With Rita Wilson, Rebecca De Mornay, John Corbett and Oliver James. Directed by Sean McNamara.

For some, this would be a recommendation - if by "some," one meant pre-teens whose schools don't have enough arts education funding to fortify their &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/cis/2002/03/08/26874.html ' target=_blank>dreams.

Duff plays a self- effacing vocal prodigy whose talents find their greatest appreciation from her older brother, Paul (Jason Ritter), who can't wait to leave Flagstaff, Ariz., way behind him (like, at Arizona State, dude?) to get away from his gruff, humorless father (David Keith).

Big brother dies in a car crash, but not before helping Baby Sis get accepted into an elite summer music program in Los Angeles, says Newsday.