Teen queen Lindsay Lohan has secured a record deal with Mariah Carey's ex-husband Tommy Mottola's CASABLANCA RECORDS label.

The Mean Girls actress, 18, is set to follow in rival Hilary Duff's footsteps as she branches out into the music industry.

A representative for Casablanca's parent company, PETER LOFRUMENTO, says, "I can confirm Lindsay has indeed signed with Casablanca."

No further details have been released, but it is believed Lohan has signed a long-term, multi-album deal.

Lohan's singing talent was evident in last year's hit movie Freaky Friday when she sang ULTIMATE.

Mottola tells the New York Post, "I'm thrilled we have her.

"I think she's the next big star on the horizon."

11/07/2004 21:10