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While she's up to her ears in roommate drama, The Hills star Lauren Conrad still finds time for a cause close to her heart – dating violence.

Part of the profits from Mark, the beauty / accessories line she promotes for Avon, will be donated to groups involved in stemming dating violence.

Lauren Conrad, Holly Montag

NOTE: We're not entirely sure what constitutes "dating violence." Just domestic violence, but ... on dates? Is this a known, common phenomenon?

In any case, Lauren Conrad writes on her MySpace celebrity blog:

"I have partnered with Mark in its first initiative, aimed at ending the cycle of dating abuse and violence. Women ages 16-24 experience the highest rates of partner violence, and mark and I want to change that statistic."

The 22-year-old LC will serve as honorary co-chair of a panel that will select up to five organizations that will receive the funds.

Twenty dollars from every $22 "Have A Heart" necklace sold by the cosmetics line will help fund the project, Lauren Conrad said, adding:

"Abuse is a devastating cycle. By purchasing this necklace for yourself and your friends, you'll support the cause and raise awareness."

For her next charitable endeavor, LC is heading a task force** aimed at stemming "Parental Cashing-in Syndrome." Look out, Lynne Spears!

** - no, she's really not

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On top of discussing Britney Spears' epic meltdown while promoting her new money-making vehicle memoir, Through the Storm, Mother of the Weak Week Lynne Spears delved into the topic of Jamie Lynn on Wednesday's Today show.

Specifically, her getting pregnant at 16.

Lynne recalled how she was planning to go to lunch when Jamie Lynn Spears called and told her to come home. At home, Lynne found her daughter's boyfriend (now fiance / baby-daddy) Casey Aldridge, who avoided eye contact.

Jamie Lynn handed her a note and told her to go in the bedroom to read it.

"It said she was pregnant and everything was going to be okay. She was going to raise it," Lynne Spears recalled. "I thought it was a joke ... I was waiting for the punch line. I was in shock. I think I was just truly in shock, and then I started to cry. And she then started consoling me at that point."

Destroyed By Lynne Spears

New author Lynne Spears' "parenting" skills have long been suspect.

Lynne - who sold the story to celebrity news magazine OK! for $1 million - added that she blamed herself for her youngest daughter's personal drama.

As a mother, don’t we always blame ourselves?" she said. "I took a lot of the blame. I took all the blame. The personality I have, it's always my fault."

Yes, Lynne, it is. But you'll get 'em next time.

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People has released its 10 Best Dressed Stars list and to be honest, we're a bit surprised by a couple. Some of these stars are frequent targets of the celebrity fashion police - not the types we would expect to top a best-dressed poll.

Nevertheless, there are more than a few celebrities who can simply do no wrong in the world of fashion, ranging from actresses Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow to 50-state sex club founder Eva Mendes. Check out People's top 10 below:

Michelle Obama Fashion

Click to enlarge these celebrity fashion all-stars - and tell us who looks best!

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"It's kind of like ... Britney was sent out into the world a little bit prematurely." - Lynne Spears, promoting her memoir Through the Storm.

While not officially admitting what a leech she is, Britney Spears' mother did admit, on Today, to some of the mistakes she's made along the way.

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When Britney began her career, Lynne said she was a single mother who also had to raise little Jamie Lynn, so she couldn't always be there.

"Did I want to be there? Of course!" she said. "Was it feasible? It wasn't."

Lynne, who also has a 31-year-old son, Bryan Spears, compared her situation to when parents first send their children off to college:

"You don't really know what they're doing in college ... just as Britney set out two years earlier to be a star. She's out there, with the crowds and with her peer groups, and she's doing things - she's a celebrity, for heaven's sake!"

Lynne said she felt she lost control the moment she practically saw Britney Spears naked with a Teletubby on a 1999 cover of Rolling Stone.

She said she wouldn't have agreed to let Britney Spears strip nude, but "we didn't really know what we were doing. We were so in awe. I had never even bought [Rolling Stone], but I just heard this is a really big deal."

"We were kind of in shock at what was going on. It was a two-day shoot. Thank god [manager] Larry Rudolph came in and said, 'Stop, that's enough.'"

So did Lynne Spears get sucked into fame?

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A new website is claiming to have the first "leaked single," entitled “Candy From Strangers” from Britney Spears' sixth studio album, Circus.

It's a little weird, since we've only known about Circus for a week, and the song hasn't been taken down yet, which always raises questions.

Britney Spears: S&M Style

In any case, “Candy From Strangers” reportedly features Laze & Royal, and sounds a lot like stuff on Britney Spears previous album, Blackout.

A lot of people liked that and this song - whether it's Britney's or not, or really her future single - certainly is catchy. Check it out ...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07lWKOeOK-0[/youtube]

Pros: Reasonably catchy beat; The fact that Britney Spears is still making music at all. Cons: Borderline offensive lyrics; Complete lack of a gyrating, topless Britney Spears.

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Apparently, they're not engaged right now. But they were. We think.

Besides pimp and ho, it's very difficult to keep track of the defined roles of Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, who celebrated her 22nd birthday Monday.

Just the same, Heidi Montag gushed about her man to Ryan Seacrest.

"I got some amazing gifts and a cake that said, 'Happy Birthday, Princess Heidi!'" she said Tuesday on the American Idol host's KIIS-FM radio show.

Although Spencer Pratt didn't surprise her with another cheap, knockoff ring like he used on The Hills, he said an engagement "is definitely imminent."

As for the forthcoming rock, Spencer (who was previously engaged to Heidi before they split, only to get back together) said, "she's dreaming big."

Pratt also added - gag us - that they've talked about starting a family.

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Sorry, we're not even going to poll you on this one. We don't love Lauren Conrad any less, but as celebrity fashion choices go? Down with the one-sleeve top!

Showing off one of her own creations – the "Jaqueline" one-shoulder top – the aspiring designer debuts her Fall 2009 collection at Bloomingdale's in N.Y. City.

Minka Kelly Emmys Dress

Oh well. Nobody's perfect, and Lauren Conrad is still pretty:

Somewhere, a solitary, lonely sleeve is looking for a home.

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The headline of this post, along with the ridiculous picture below, pretty much tell you everything you need to know, but we'll elaborate a little.

Troubled singer Amy Winehouse posted this photo – in which a nude Blake Fielder-Civil exposes himself – on her Facebook profile recently.

But Amy, who just celebrated her 25th birthday, will have to wait a little longer to see the real thing as Blake has chosen to remain in prison.

That's right. Rather than accept early release, he'll be staying in the can.

Blake Fielder-Civil Nude

Yes, that's Blake Fielder-Civil nude. Don't ask us about the eye patch.

In his defense, living with one's parents does suck. In order to be granted an early release, Blake Fielder-Civil would have to be under house arrest in the residence of his mother, Georgette, and wear an electronic monitor at all times.

A source told the UK's The Sun: "It was all set for him to be released, but Blake refused to go to anywhere other than Camden. He doesn’t want to go somewhere where he can’t be reunited with Amy and his friends. He’d rather stay inside."

At least he can send her naked photos in the meantime.

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A few points before we recap last night's episode of The Hills ...

  • Heidi Montag celebrated her 22nd birthday yesterday - 22 going on 62.
  • Spencer Pratt is becoming more of a Spencer Pratt caricature each week.
  • Justin Bobby is a d!ck. He is a f*%king d!ckhead. We realize this is The Hills, and not something we should actually care so much about, but if Audrina Patridge keeps this worthless d-bag around, she obviously has no self-respect.

Anyway. The broken friendship of Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag once again took center stage as Heidi's sister, Holly Montag, says she misses LC!

Spencer Pratt? Not thrilled by this comment.

He hilariously forbid Holly from seeing Lauren as long as she was staying with them, while Heidi just sat there quietly. This guy is seriously amazing.

Seems his threats are a tad idle, though. Stephanie Pratt has stayed pals with Lauren thus far, and now Holly Montag seems intent on doing the same.

Disobeying the great Spencer - gasp! - Holly texted LC to set up lunch. OMFG!

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