Student Paper Catfight: Star Of MTV Reality Show Embroiled In Vicious E-Mail Battle With Columbia Reporter

06/10/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

You're never too young for your first publishing feud, especially if you're super-ambitious Amanda Lorber, the 17-year-old star of MTV's reality series The Paper. After the show's finale last week, Lorber told the Times she was surprised by the amount of venom leveled at her by her peers in the press. "I thought of all people to degrade my character, I wouldn't have thought it would be the journalists to do it," she said. And so she's fighting back. After Alexandria Symonds, a reporter at a Columbia University's The Eye, postulated that Lorber's "overbearing and annoying" personality stemmed "from a crippling self-consciousness and a terminally unfulfilled desire to be liked," among other things, she received an e-mail from Lorber. In it, the young editrix detailed evidence of her popularity (she was the lead in Grease, don't you know) and chastised her peer for her journalist-on-journalist (and girl-on-girl) crime.

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