Hilary Duff covers Shape, wants primary physical custody of son Luca


Here is Hilary Duff’s new Shape Magazine cover. Shape Mag is already being accused of Photoshopping Hilary’s abs, but they look legit enough for me. I appreciate the fact that the magazine didn’t ‘Shop her into oblivion and she looks like herself. In the interview, she talks about diet and exercise, of course. Some highlights:

She hates diets: ”I’d rather have someone pull my fingernails off than hunker down and go on an actual diet. ‘I work out with weighted balls, battle ropes, and big rubber bands. ‘I do this think with a sledge-hammer where I swing it and hit a rubber block, and it gets out all of my aggressions. Everyone is like, ‘Uh-oh, Hilary’s got the hammer – get out of the way!”’

Happiness: ”The key to a happy life is cheese.”

Body image: ”Some days I feel great, others I feel pretty normal, and that’s acceptable”.

[From Shape via Contact Music]

I like Hilary’s figure a lot – she looks realistic to me, like a woman who enjoys solid food and works hard at the gym. Now, can I feel Hilary’s THIRST from here? Always. But she’s pretty harmless.

Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Hilary’s ex-husband (estranged husband?) Mike Comrie is now fighting her for joint custody of their son Luca. Hilary and Mike split up a few years ago, but they genuinely seemed to be working on their marriage and on the cusp of reconciling when Comrie got drunk and offered to pay a random woman for sex. After that, Hilary and Mike split for good and Hilary filed for primary physical custody of Luca, with Comrie only getting “visitation.” TMZ says Comrie “responded to her divorce filing, and is demanding joint custody.” Apparently, they’ve worked out the financial part of their divorce per their prenup and the custody issue is the only sticking point. Hilary is allegedly “worried about Mike’s parenting due to his partying ways.”


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. savu says:

    Every time I see her and her son, I think about how I’m gonna name my daughter Lucia. I’d love to name one after my mom, but my mom HATES her own name and loves the name Lucy. She said she’ll consider Lucy a testament to her, because if she ever got to name a daughter (I’m adopted) that’s what she’d name her. Plus my family is from Lucca, Italy and Lucia is a feminine form. WIN WIN.

    Anyway, whatever Lizzie McGuire.

  2. meme says:

    The thirst in this one is strong. Very strong.

  3. original kay says:

    well, ok.

    She’s “worried about Mike’s parenting due to his partying ways”, yet not so worried appearing half naked on a magazine cover? With her boobs spilling out and the oh-so-clever position of her left hand?

    Money talks I suppose, and let’s hope her son never googles his mother’s name.

    • Sugar says:

      Haven’t seen the cover but my goodness! That’s a lot of judgment.

    • Josefa says:

      She’s a questionable mother for showing off her body in a magazine about women’s health? Okay…

      • original kay says:

        Is he a questionable father for liking to be with friends?



        I implore you to show me where the “health” part of that picture is? Her boobs? The photoshop? Her left hand?

      • FLORC says:

        Muscle tone. That is healthy. She looks like a healthy woman and sometimes that involves showing skin. You can pose covered in clothes, but if they were skin tight to show the same definition that would be scandalous.

        And Mike with his friends seems to always be a S__T Show. They’re not talking about him visiting his friends that like to get high. Talking about how he indulges in loads of illegal and excessive things around them. What if he had Luca and the child stumbled upon some left over party residue (whatever that may be). Not Safe for him! Mike would have to prove he can parent.
        Also, it was noted for some time Mike would go on benders lasting a while and all parenting fell to Hillary.

      • original kay says:

        Yes, the first thing I, as a woman, thought when I clicked and saw her picture was muscle tone.

        It was, really, once I got past her boobs and her left hand placement. Really, it was.

        I think anyone posing like this is showing questionable judgment. It’s not about health, it’s about selling what you have for money, selling magazines. Money.

        Two people showing questionable judgement is still that. One might be a “better” choice, but it’s still not a great choice.

        We want women to be equal, we fight for that, we fight for us not to be called names, to be paid equally, yet we still celebrate a woman half naked on a magazine cover, because it used the word “health”.

        Not me, I don’t buy what they are selling.

        As for Mike, the courts will see through his actions and decide accordingly. Let’s have faith of that. I don’t dismiss his actions, I do loathe people who are hypocrites however. Yes, judging away 🙂

    • Greek Chic says:

      Her son would be way more embarrassed by his father who offered money for sex on a random woman than see his mother in a bikini and shorts on a magazine cover.
      I am not a fan of Hilary but guess whose name is more embarrasing to google.

      • original kay says:

        Both actions demean women. Both actions of these people demean women. That cover, to me, is NOT about “health”.

        Selling sex on a magazine cover. A drunk @ss soliciting a random woman for sex.

      • FLORC says:

        Original Kay
        Mag covers are often sexualized. This has been common practice for decades upon decades. It’s not demeaning unless you think any image where a woman shows her stomach and cleavage is. Is that Demi nude pregnant photo demeaning? Countless works of art?
        It’s the female form. Now if there was a collar/leash/cooking items with aprons or anything like that I’d agree. This is more coverage than a bathing suit.

        And abdominals are a feature women want right now for summer. Should they not be shown?

      • original kay says:

        That’s an interesting question FLORC. Is there a difference between highly sexualized magazine covers, designed to show off all “assets” (and also photoshopped), centered towards making money while under the guise of “health” or “fashion”, and a woman being hired to pose naked while people sketch or paint her, as she is, for the purpose of art. learning to draw people/women/men?

        I answered in the form of a question, it seems.

      • Josefa says:

        I just fail to see this as a “highly sexualised” cover. I see a woman in shorts showing off her physique. I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree on that one.

      • FLORC says:

        Original Kay
        (this is also in response to your above comment. Saving space)
        I’m no fan or defending photoshop. I don’t think Hillary is either so i’m not counting it in this.

        Now, you’re breaking this down to intent imo. Does the model enter the room to be sexualized or to be an image that those sketching can translate in their own way with the medium of their choosing. Yes, there is the possibility that some are there to abuse the situation in an unintended purpose, but is that the models fault? Is it the instructors fault? Is it the one who views this image for its unintended purpose?

        A healthy body is often an appealing body.

        I think your comments are equalling the actions of someone who abuses drugs, insults women, and neglects their spouse and child while disrespecting their marriage vows to someone who is on a magazine cover showing some cleavage and toned abs. And it’s walking a shaming line. I’ve read your comments and your use of demeaning regarding the cover seems like another use as shaming.
        I don’t read it as thought provoking. More sluthshaming.

    • original kay says:

      Great thought provoking conversation 🙂

  4. Greek Chic says:

    Her face is really pretty but i think her body is quite photoshopped on the cover. She hasn’t defined abs and she’s little heavier that this.
    Also did she get now breasts? i don’t remeber her being busty. Even at her heaviest her boobs were smaller than this .

  5. Cricket says:

    Has anyone seen the new show she is in called Younger? It’s written by Darren Star and on TV Land but I catch it on demand. It’s actually a pretty funny show and she is funny. I’m too old to know her from any of her prior TV shows.

  6. OSTONE says:

    Out of all of the Disney starlets, I always liked her the best. So I hope she is in a good place. And @originalkay, comparing propositioning a stranger for sex while intoxicated to being in sexy clothes for a women’s health magazine cover when it comes to “correct parenting” it’s bonkers. I bet you love the Duggar stories on this site and want more.

  7. Me too says:

    Ummm posing for a health magazine doesn’t make you a bad parent. Is this 1950?!!?! Geez…..

    • original kay says:

      I also implore you to show me the “health” part of that picture.

      To me, all magazine covers/images like this demean women.

      • FLORC says:

        Original Kay
        What percentage of skin can a woman show to not been seen as demeaning to you?

      • Tifygodess says:

        You need to get a grip.

        You are acting like she’s showing nipple with nothing but a g-string on. The magazine is called shape , shes showing off her shape and yes she does look healthy. Heck she’s wearing more than you would see at the beach.

      • ummm says:

        So Tribal art, Greek/Roman sculpture, Middle Ages and Renaissance paintings ALL demean women? Or wait, it’s just images with nudity that offend you? I’m not really sure I understand, but I guess it boils down to nudity=shameful.

  8. Talie says:

    Unpopular opinion: Just because someone likes to drink and cheat on their wife doesn’t mean they are a bad dad when they are looking after their child. Not the most PC behavior, but not criminal.

    • FLORC says:

      No, but when that party lifestyle takes priority over your parenting. Or when it inhibits you from being there for your child because you’re hungover on a regular basis. Or when your actions while partying get you arrested or bring much negative attention to you and your family that it ends up negatively impacting your child’s life… Then yes. It makes you a bad parent.

  9. nikzilla says:

    I agree that without cheese, there is no happiness.

  10. serena says:

    She may be not that talented and kinda vapid, but I like her. I grew up watching Lizzie McGuire and she was always nice. Also, I’m so happy she dumped Mike Comrie’s ass.

  11. Andrea says:

    Mike is a rich, spoilt kid… His family comes from some serious money in western Canada. Wish he would grow up for his son. Poor Hilary having to deal with a man-child.