Singer and actress Hillary Duff has signed a record deal with Walt Disney's music group - just weeks after parting ways with the company over a pay dispute for her TV show.

Duff left Disney last month (MAY03) after the company failed to offer up enough money to persuade the teen star to continue playing LIZZIE McGUIRE in a proposed series on TV network ABC, which is a part of the Disney family.

But she has returned to the company to sign a lucrative record deal after the soundtrack to her successful LIZZIE McGUIRE MOVIE went platinum.

The 15-year-old beauty, who's dating pop heart-throb Aaron Carter, will release her album METAMORPHOSIS on 26 August (03).

30/06/2003 21:29