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Hayden Panettiere Hates Lindsay Lohan Comparison

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Jul 26, 2007 | 4:46am EDT

Actress Hayden Panettiere hates being called "the next Lindsay Lohan"--because she wants to be famous for acting and not partying.

Like Lohan, the Heroes actress was a child star and acted in commercials before graduating to adult roles--but she insists that's where the comparison ends.

Panettiere says, "I don't have anything mean to say about Lindsay. The thing about this business is, when you're a young person--generally a young woman--you get pigeonholed. When you don't fall off your horse right away, people will try to knock you off.

"For example, the other day I was walking out of a bar in Hollywood, El Scorpio, with some of my Heroes castmates. Someone drove by and shouted, 'Give them hell, Lindsay!' I said, 'Please don't call me Lindsay.' It's sickening that people want to knock me down. They don't know me!"

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