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Snarky remarks nothing new for Amanda Bynes, Lindsay Lohan

AmandBynes (left 2009) resents comparisons Lindsay Lohan with her long history substance abuse while Lohan wonders why Bynes hasn’t gone

Amanda Bynes (left, in 2009) resents comparisons to Lindsay Lohan, with her long history of substance abuse, while Lohan wonders why Bynes hasn’t gone to jail. | AP

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Updated: October 19, 2012 6:13AM

That fast-escalating feud between ex-child stars Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan apparently dates back a bit. According to sources close to both actresses, the two have made snarky comments about each other — dating back several years.

Upon hearing that Bynes is being called the “new Lindsay,” Lohan angrily took to Twitter on Sunday, wondering why Bynes’ frequent traffic mishaps and her DUI charge seemed to be handled less aggressively by the authorities and whining that Bynes hasn’t gone to jail, as did LiLo.

Of course, Bynes may face some time behind bars once all of her cases are adjudicated, but now she has fired back. A source very close to the actress told me Monday, “Amanda is furious about being compared to Lindsay, who has had a long history of substance abuse and so many problems. Amanda has that one DUI and that’s not good, but you can’t really compare the two of them.”

Another source, who has known Lohan for a long time, also thinks it’s a “bit harsh to call Amanda the new Lindsay.” The two young women are not close, “nor would they ever be,” the source says, noting Lohan had heard about Bynes making unflattering cracks about LiLo back when she was dealing with all her legal and personal woes.

As for Bynes, her friends’ repeated requests that she stop driving — to avoid all those bizarre accidents she’s had recently — won’t be an issue for a while. After suspending her driver’s license, the L.A. police now also have impounded her car.

BACK TOGETHER: While there’s no comment from Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart — nor do we expect any! — those close to the couple confirm the duo are slowly attempting to rebuild their romance.

“They are taking it slowly, but I think they will work things out,” said one source, who insisted it has nothing to do with merely patching things up in order to more easily promote the final “Twilight” film.

COUPLE CARPING: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are not happy with People magazine for implying in their latest issue the magazine was “invited” to the couple’s super-secret wedding in South Carolina. Lively, in particular, has complained about the way People played it up on its front page. Turns out the editors merely bought one paparazzi photo shot by a guy in a boat near the wedding site. Lively was concerned that the public would think People had paid them for exclusive rights to wedding photos — a big-bucks payoff for some celebrities.

Not this time.

STAR WORRIES: Friends of Tara Reid, concerned about recent public examples of the actress hard-partying, worry she’s slipping back into her old bad habits of overindulging.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Could this 10th season of hosting WTTW-Channel 11’s “Check Please” be the last for Alpana Singh? During a taping for Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano’s “Sunday Night Radio Special,” airing at 9 p.m. Sunday on WGN-AM (720), Singh said it will depend on how much time she devotes to her restaurant, the Boarding House, opening on Wells Street next month.

Chef Dominique Tougne (formerly of Bistro 110) hosted quite the French fete at his new Chez Moi Bistro, 2100 N. Halsted — toasting a special promotion of the famed Lascaux caverns in France’s Dordogne region. Replicas of the prehistoric caverns are being created, and Chicago will be the first city to host an exposition — for about six months at the Field Museum next year. Among those celebrating it all Monday were famed anthropologist Yves Coppens , French Consul General Graham Paul and Alliance Francaise executive director M. Jack McCord.

Ald. Tom Tunney can be seen teaching “Next Food Network Star” winner and Chicagoan Jeff Mauro how to make the famed Ann Sather’s cinnamon rolls during the premiere of Mauro’s “$24 in 24,” 9 p.m. Sunday.

SEEN ON THE SCENE : Sox fans enjoyed seeing Frank Thomas and Comcast Sports’ Chuck Garfien hanging out at Public House — and, not surprisingly, sipping some “Big Hurt” beer! … New parents Giuliana and Bill Rancic, back in Chicago bonding with new baby son Edward Duke, have been regularly training at Equinox and checking out the spa at the Gold Coast health club. … Funnyman and talk show host Steve Harvey has slipped into Sushisamba Rio twice in recent days with his wife and kids. … Still savoring the Packers’ win over our Bears, Green Bay wide receiver Donald Driver and his wife, Tina, dined at Joe’s Stone Crab. … When Gibsons’ mainstay Kathy O’Malley invited the cast of “I Love Lucy” (officially opening Wednesday at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place) to come to the Rush Street steakery, she didn’t expect such a big crowd! Without missing a beat, O’Malley skillfully saw that all 30-plus theater folks were quickly fed. The sports fans among them were tickled to spy ex-Cubs manager Dusty Baker, who loved hearing them all sing into the wee hours in the Gibsons bar. ... “Titanic” star and Chicago native Billy Zane lunched Monday at Chicago Q. … Weekend sightings at the Underground included the Bears’ Garrett Wolfe, Blackhawk Patrick Kane, plus G Love of G Love and the Special Sauce.

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