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After last week's New York Times preview of The Hills called Heidi Montag a feminist hero and lightly bashed Lauren Conrad, the latter told the Canadian entertainment site Dramarama that she has her own career, thank you.

Not only was LC's blonder, bitchier, fake-nose-and-breasted ex-BFF crowned with that title in an article last Monday, but Lauren was advised to "learn from Heidi" instead of "pining" for swaggering Hollywood player Brody Jenner.

A Lovely Lauren Conrad

"You show me the girl that is not affected when a guy that she likes, likes another girl," Lauren said in an interview at Holt Renfrew HQ in Toronto.

The 22-year-old had left drama in L.A. for the weekend, coming to Canada to work - talking up her line of skirts and summer dresses, now being sold at Holt Renfrew.

"I don't think it makes me any less of a feminist because my emotions are effected," The Hills star continues whilst promoting her fashion line.

"I think that I'm very independent and I don't let guys effect my life. I think in the past I have, and I've learned from it. I don't depend on men. I have my own career."

As for the supposed wisdom to be gleaned from her rival Heidi Montag, Lauren Conrad lowers her voice to a whisper. "I will keep my comments to myself," she says mischievously. "I think that's really funny."

While Heidi lunges for the brass ring by pursuing a singing career, Lauren is taking a less fame-grubbing route with her fashion line, Lauren Conrad.

Rather than just lending her name to some random brand, the clothing line is actually the result of six years experience in the fashion business.

"My parents gave me a really hard time about being lazy," Lauren says. "I didn't do very well in high school. Not interested. But once I start working on something I'm really passionate about and love, I will just keep going until I can't."

The clothing line's inspired by her life growing up in Laguna Beach, Calif., then moving into the schmoozey L.A. celebrity scene.

There's only thing topic off limits during the interview - the racy Audrina Patridge topless photos that have leaked onto the Internet in March.

Follow the link to continue reading Lauren's interview with Dramarama ...

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Come to think of it, the headline for this post might as well have been Crazy Joe Simpson Panics at Potential Loss of Precious Paychecks.

Okay, maybe he's a little worried about his daughter's health. But it's mostly gotta be about the money at this stage for the father/pimp.

Jess Simps

Jessica Simpson was hospitalized in Los Angeles for a kidney infection, her rep said, but the singer "has been released and is doing fine."

Simpson, 27, went to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Friday after suffering a fever. Boyfriend Tony Romo was not present, unfortunately.

Earlier this month, Simpson took a trip to Iraq where she performed for the troops. She is currently working on a country album.

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On The Bachelor last night, host Chris Harrison informs the girls that there will be one group date and two one-on-one dates. If the lucky lady does not receive a rose on her one-on-one date, though, she will immediately be sent home.

Holly is the first to receive an invitation to a private date with Matt - a private premiere of the new Patrick Dempsey movie, Made of Honor.

Before they could head in to watch the movie, they faced an onslaught of faux celebrity news media, answering questions and posing for pics.

The two cuddled in the theater. After the film, Matt Grant took Holly back to a hotel room where he tried to get a handle on her feelings for him.

Matt worried that they were too comfortable with each other and maybe, were even missing a spark, but a little later on, they ended up in the hot tub together where they made out. Matt Grant gave Holly a rose. HOT!

Ten women find out that they'll be heading on a group date to play rugby. The only woman not invited was Shayne Lamas, who got a one-on-one date.

Matt was impressed with how the women played and invited them to his place for a party. There, Matt spent some time with Robin and kissed her in the hot tub. He also made his way into a room with Kelly, where he got a massage.

Grant. Matt Grant.

At the end of this sexy night, Matt Grant decided to give out a rose to Robin, for impressing him both on and off the rugby field. Nice!

Next, Matt headed out on his one-one date with ca-razy Shayne, where she finally revealed that her dad is Lorenzo Lamas (and brother is AJ Lamas)!

Matt Grant said he has concerns that because she's an actress, her intentions are not sincere. Shayne Lamas changed his mind and the two kissed.

Ultimately, he gave Shayne Lamas a rose, meaning Holly, Robin, and Shayne are already safe pre-ceremony. Matt Grant hands out the remaining roses to:

  1. Amanda
  2. Ashlee
  3. Kelly
  4. Chelsea
  5. Noelle
  6. Marshana

Kristine, Erin S., and Amy are eliminated from The Bachelor at this time, their dreams of marrying a trophy husband shattered on national TV. Sad.

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If there's one thing Kim Kardashian loves more than Reggie Bush, it's attention.

But if there's something else this large-breasted socialite can't resist, it's junk food. Kim recently told People Magazine that she pledged to cut down on the calories in 2008. But she's had little luck so far.

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"I figured just eating well would help me lose five pounds or so," Kardashian said. "It's so hard to eat well because I love so many unhealthy foods. I just can't stop eating junk. It's awful!"

We heard Ray J thought the same thing after going down on Kim. Ohhh, snap!

Kim Kardashian, seen here inside a WWE ring at Wrestlemania XXIV, does deserve credit for not worrying too much about her figure.

Aside from exercise to help her stay slim - "I work my butt and legs just about every day, and I do cardio to burn fat..." - Kim is simply glad she's with a man that doesn't mind what size dress she wears.

"He doesn't care what I eat," Kardashian said of Bush. "He loves me just the way I am."

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