The long-running feud between Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan is making headlines once again - and this time Good Charlotte's Joel Madden is caught in the middle of it.

Backstage at 10 December's (04) Z-100 JINGLE BALL radio festival in New York City, Madden refused to give Lohan's eightyear-old brother CODY an autograph until she publicly apologised to Duff for their ongoing war of words, sources tell MTV.

Cody and his friend approached Madden, who had performed that evening with Good Charlotte, and asked for an autograph. When Duff, who has been romantically linked to Madden, told him who the youngsters were, Madden told Cody to get his mother. Madden then allegedly demanded to an outraged Dina Lohan that her daughter apologise for her actions.

The eyewitness says that after crying, Cody proceeded to taunt Madden by asking where the stars from Simple Plan were because they were probably nicer. The group was not on the bill.

Duff performed a short set during the festival, and Lohan was on hand to introduce Destiny's Child.

Lohan's publicist has declined to comment on the incident, while a Good Charlotte spokesperson says she is unaware of the incident. The feud between Duff and Lohan began when both teenstars dated singer Aaron Carter last year (03).

18/12/2004 08:02