Hayden Panettiere: ‘Don’t Dare Call Me Lindsay!’

By: Betsy Waldman / November 13, 2008

Hayden Panettiere appears to be short of temper as well as stature.

The 5′ 1″, 19-year-old Heroes star blew a gasket in Los Angeles last week when a couple of fans mistook her for Lindsay Lohan, according to the National Enquirer.

Panettiere was leaving a boutique on Melrose Avenue when two girls approached her and yelled, “Oh, we love you! Omigod, you’re so pretty in person!”

So far, so good. But things took a chill when one of the fans gaffed, “Oh, Lindsay…will you appear on Ugly Betty again?”

The case of mistaken identity sent Hayden flying off the handle, says the paper, shouting, “Don’t ever call me that again!…You have no idea what an insult that is!”

Wow; Hayden seems to have had quite the change of opinion. Last year she clung so tightly to Lohan at the Capri Film Festival that people could be forgiven for wondering if they might be dating.

Mabey Hayden shouldn’t be quite so insulted. It’s an easy mistake to make. Let’s review:

They’re both blonde.

They’ve both dabbled in girl-on-girl dalliances.

Both of them have questionable television careers at this point.

They both have dads with a history of incarceration.

And now, as it turns out, they’re both prone to diva tendencies.

If they hadn’t both been seen together in the same room at that film festival, you might guess they were the same person.