In T-R-Hell: Hilary Duff Bumps into Joel Madden

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Watching Sanjaya Malakar on American Idol is awkward.

Running into your ex on national TV? That's downright excruciating. Unfortunately, such a fate recently fell upon Hilary Duff.

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"I just did TRL today and [Joel Madden] was there, and it was the first time we'd seen each other and it was so, like, nerve-racking," Duff, 19, told People magazine Monday at the 18th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City. "I knew that he was going to be there and he knew. It is what it is."

Showing maturity for her age, Duff said "it's life" when asked more about the encounter. She then said "it's slutty" when asked about her current wardrobe.

Since their breakup, Madden has been dating Nicole Richie, whule Duff has been single (something she's called "kind of exciting").

Nevertheless, Duff told the non-gay Ryan Seacrest in January that she and her ex keep in touch and have "a great relationship."

But was their run-in awkward? "It was a little strange at first, but I wish nothing but good for him and I know that he wishes the same for me," Duff said. "I'm happy and he's happy and I think that's all that counts."

Well, that and whatever the next round at Hyde will be.

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