Actress Hilary Duff has hit out again at teen rival Lindsay Lohan, blaming the MEAN GIRLS star for starting their feud.

The pair have been at each other's throats since Lohan, 18, discovered Duff was dating her ex-boyfriend, singer Aaron Carter.

But Duff, 17, insists Lohan's jealousy is behind the bickering.

The A Cinderella Story actress says, "The thing is, it's all so childish and immature. This all started because we both dated Aaron Carter, and she went around telling everybody that I was a horrible person who had stolen her boyfriend. She then got p*ssed off because I worked with Chad Michael Murray after she had worked with him on Freaky Friday.

"She called him up and said all these awful things about me, which she then repeated to the press. I don't think I can take it anymore. It's so hurtful. Sometimes I feel like I really hate her, which is pretty extreme for me, because I don't hate anybody."

But Duff insists she is prepared to rise above the rift: "She's always trying to spread stories about me, but the funny thing is, I know so many stories about her that I could tell you right now, but I'm not going to, because I don't think people should know. I don't want her to get mad at me for telling them. And you know what the funny thing is in all this? I just want us to be friends - that's all."

15/09/2004 17:14