Hayden Panettiere, a.k.a. the new Paris Hilton protege, may want to take a cue from her slutty new BFF. For all her flaws, the ho-tel heiress is the master at using celebrity gossip media to her advantage, not blowing her top.
By contrast, Hayden reportedly lost her cool in Hawaii this weekend.
The 19-year-old actress - who recently split with her co-star, Milo Ventimiglia, because of her immaturity, her club-going ways and a pregnancy scare - was acting testy from the instant she arrived on on the red carpet at a fundraiser held to benefit the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation in Honolulu.
"Back up!" she yelled at celebrity new photographers. A female television reporter then touched her shoulder and asked, "May we talk with you, Hayden?"
Miffed, Panettiere jerked her head around and screamed, "Don't you ever touch me!" She then icily asked a handler, "Oh, am I supposed to do interviews?"
SAVE THE CHEERLEADER (FROM LUNG CANCER): Hayden Panettiere apparently smokes now, too. Good habit to pick up, H. It's healthy and sets a great example!
Approaching celebrity news and traditional media outlets, Hayden went off again, yelling, "You all make my life miserable" and refusing to answer questions.
After the red carpet, the Heroes star got her much-desired privacy, hanging out in a private cabana with Justin Long and his brother. She then moved to a private dining room, where she and Long sat and chatted for over an hour.
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[Photo Credits: Splash News Online]