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The Hills is scripted and fake. This has been hinted at for months, and recently confirmed by MTV. But why should that stop Audrina Patridge from saying it's not!?

"Everything is real," Patridge told People at Les Deux last week. "[Lauren Conrad] and me are real friends. We live in our apartment. That's real, like, where we work, everything. The situations are real."

Audrina Patridge: Definitely Fake Boobs

Except for, you know, the fact that The Hills stars seem to party at Les Deux every other night, which Audrina admits is thanks in part to the producers.

"I mean, the producers might be like, 'Okay, we want you to go to Les Deux tonight,' so we go. But then whatever happens, happens," Patridge said. "And they might do things to tweak it a little bit, but not our reactions... it's totally real. It's reality."

What's more, Patridge wouldn't have reunited with her current loser beau Justin "Bobby" Brescia if it wasn't for The Hills, sources close to the star say.

"When The Hills producers encouraged [Audrina Patridge] to start dating again for the show, she called Justin," said a pal in In Touch Weekly's October 29 issue. "But it's not about the show anymore." Also, Justin-Bobby sucks. Just saying.

Audrina Patride, Whitney Port & Lauren Conrad: Fake show, real hotties!

The romantic relationship between "engaged" The Hills couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, while nauseating, is apparently real, however.

Also legit? Spencer Pratt's feud with former best buddy Brody Jenner, who began to hang out once again with Lauren Conrad - Heidi's worst enemy.

"It's not a publicity stunt, it's very legit," Brody Jenner himself told In Touch about his falling out with Spencer. "But I wish him nothing but the best."

How nice. Lastly, reports say that there may be a major Heidi Montag and Lauren Conrad cat fight in the works... one boiling over on the season finale.

That doesn't sound fake at all.

Lauren Conrad admitted producers may "hype up" The Hills drama, however she echoed Patridge's comments that the cast members aren't "characters."

"At the end of the day, they can edit all they want, but you said and did everything that's on the show," Conrad told In Touch. "If you're a nice person, you're going to look like a nice person. If you're a mean person, you're gonna look mean."

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Dr. McDreamy and his cohorts may be checking out of Seattle Grace early this year, thanks to a Hollywood writers' strike that started early this morning.

The Writers Guild of America is expected to picket 14 studios in four-hour shifts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day until a new contract is reached.

Patrick Dempsey on Grey's Anatomy

Writers are asking for bigger DVD profits and revenue from distribution of films and TV shows over the Internet, and the work stoppage may threaten production of Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Heroes and other smash hit shows.

"Grey's Anatomy is not prepared for the Writers' Guild of America strike," Patrick Dempsey told Entertainment Tonight in an interview Monday.

"We are not that far ahead. We have enough show to take us through Christmas, but then we'll have to see if that's the end of the season."

Patrick Dempsey said that while he isn't worried personally, the strike could adversely affect dozens of other cast and crew members.

"My concern is not so much for myself, because I'll be alright, but people who are living more paycheck to paycheck are going to be damaged much more profoundly," the man behind Dr. Derek Shepherd said. "And I think that's a real tragedy."

You know what else would be a real tragedy? If you failed to peruse The Hollywood Gossip gallery of Patrick Dempsey photos. The man is not unhandsome.

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The beautiful Lauren Conrad recently gave us some insight as to her dating secrets as the cover girl of the newest Us Weekly. She also revealed some of the absolute lamest pickup lines of all time - ones actually used on her! Come on, guys.

In the same interview, the star of MTV's The Hills also dished about a few of her celebrity crushes - namely Mark Wahlberg and (please don't shoot the messenger, Zanessa fans) High School Musical hunk Zac Efron).

"I know he is younger than me, and it's just because I am the hugest dork, but I absolutely love Zac Efron," Lauren Conrad admitted. "His hair is always so pretty!"

Should Vanessa Hudgens be worried? We don't think so. Despite rumors to the contrary, Zanessa has been going strong ever since her nude photo scandal.

As for Lauren, she's still a single gal - and that's alright with her. She told Us Weekly that she and American Idol star Chris Richardson have always been just friends, as have she and Brody Jenner, despite their obvious romantic chemistry.

Conrad said she isn't jealous of Jason Wahler's fiancee, Katja Decker-Sadowski, but was worried that her ex may have gotten engaged too soon out of rehab.

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No, this isn't an old story. She ran over someone else now.

Law enforcement sources report that the LAPD is conducting an investigation into a traffic mishap occurring Friday, in which the incomparable Britney Spears allegedly ran over an L.A. County Sheriff deputy's foot.

TMZ reports that a "traffic collision complaint" was filed by the Sheriff's Department and the LAPD is currently conducting an "active investigation." Reports say the LAPD is looking at the possibility of a hit and run by Spears.

This is the first hit and run complaint against Britney Spears in weeks!

The incident is said to have occurred as Britney Spears was leaving the L.A. County Courthouse after her most recent custody hearing.

The "singer" left without regaining many privileges, as Kevin Federline retained primary custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James.

The LAPD said, in a statement, that it "is aware that Britney Spears was leaving the courthouse. We are also aware that a deputy was injured. The LAPD is unable to confirm the details on the injury because the investigation is in its initial stage."

Story developing, updates to follow ...

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We haven't had a good ogling post in some time - and this is the first time we can recall that a member of royalty has been involved in the gawking.

Usually it's ordinary people like this guy.

Giant Ass Robot

Below, Prince Albert of Monaco likes what he sees - Rihanna - at the 2007 World Music Awards at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club on Sunday in Monte Carlo.

The Principality of Monaco welcomes Rihanna... and her nice rack.

Not only does every single of hers race up the pop music charts, but the Caribbean cutie is F-I-N-E. So we don't blame Prince Albert for being attracted to Rihanna... although you could be a little more discreet about it next time, Al.

We really look forward to the Rihanna / Josh-Hartnett / Chris Brown / Prince Albert love triangle. Or would that be a love square?

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Was Carrie Underwood merely a notch on Chace Crawford's bedpost?

We can't say, but we can say that Chance was spotted with 30 Rock's Katrina Bowden at the Angel Ball on October 29. The pair reportedly got freaky at the after-party!

"Crawford was spotted dancing with his arms wrapped around her," reports the mag. "He's been texting [Katrina Bowden]. He told her that he's not dating Carrie."

Well, that would sum it up pretty well if it were true. However, a Chace Crawford pal says that it was the smokin' 30 Rock receptionist who initiated the flirting.

"Katrina's been obsessing about Chace ever since she saw him shooting [The CW hit show] Gossip Girl, which films near 30 Rock," said the unnamed source.

Katrina Bowden: Chace Crawford plaything of the month?

Prior to appearing as Cerie on 30 Rock, Katrina was credited as Katie Bowden and appeared in an episode of Law and Order: SVU, as well as in Fall Out Boy's music video "Dance Dance," and on the long-running soap opera One Life to Live.

They seem like they'd be a cute couple. Until Carrie Underwood reads this, that is. Katrina Bowden may soon find her cute face getting (30) rocked. Boo.

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While most fans along the 26.2 miles of the New York City Marathon's path found it hard to spot her Sunday, one keen observer (Tom Cruise) on the sidelines knew exactly what runner he was looking out for Sunday morning. Her number: F127.

Her name: Katie Holmes.

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Wearing a dark FDNY baseball cap and purple tank top, Katie finished the race and was congratulated by husband Tom Cruise and their daughter, Suri Cruise, as she crossed the finish line.

Tom and Suri Cruise, as well as Tom's mother and Katie Holmes' parents, were all at the finish line to greet the runner, who was in good spirits and seemed anything but exhausted.

She made it to the bitter end around 3:30 p.m., with a final time of 5:29:58. Reunited with her daughter after the race, a smiling Holmes gave Suri Cruise a hug and kiss.

Before her arrival, inside the banquet tent set up in Manhattan's Central Park - and with his daughter at his side, Tom Cruise said that he is "very" proud of Holmes, whom he finds "inspired. She trained for three months."

At that point, any other observations about his wife were interrupted by Suri Cruise, whom Tom Cruise had to start chasing around the tent. Noted the famous father of his 18-month-old: "She's already a runner herself!"

Later, back at her hotel, with Suri Cruise now in her arms, Katie Holmes was asked by People how she felt. "I'm good, but I'm feeling very tired," she said.

TomKat family love: Tom and Suri Cruise congratulate Katie Holmes.

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Federal agents knew for weeks that O.J. Simpson and sports a memorabilia dealer planned a sting operation to retrieve personal items that the Juice said were stolen from him, according to FBI reports obtained by The Associated Press.

Dealer Thomas Riccio said he reported to the FBI August 21 that a collector claimed to have belongings of Simpson's, and that O.J. wanted to videotape the confrontation with the person peddling pieces of his memorabilia.

Amazingly, Thomas Riccio told the AP that he raised the subject while talking with the FBI about an unrelated subject: a video of Anna Nicole Smith.

But he said agents dismissed his report, the dealer said, telling him that "they didn't want to be involved in another weird celebrity case."

"The guy flat-out told me he had items stolen from O.J. Simpson's house," Riccio told the AP. "I have a legitimate business."

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Thomas Riccio did not indicate a crime would be committed. Riccio was advised to contact a lawyer before taking action and was told that alerting the FBI would not absolve him of any crime(s).

Riccio said he was not clear how the O.J. Simpson operation would unfold.

There was no mention in the report of any plans to use guns, a central component of the case now being made against O.J. Simpson and his co-defendants.

"I went along with O.J.'s plan," Riccio said. "It was a self-organized sting operation. Except for the end, with him bringing people with guns. I knew nothing about that."

O.J. Simpson, 60, and five other men were arrested after they allegedly stormed a Las Vegas hotel room with guns September 13 to seize items believed to include family photos and the suit Simpson wore the day he was acquitted of murder.

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And Nicole Jaracz. We can't forget about Drew Carey's fiancee.

But when the rotund funny man is not living it up as host of The Price is Right, Drew Carey is battling for better access to medicinal marijuana.

You've got to love a man devoted to a cause. One besides pork chops.

Teaming up with Reason.tv to take a look at trendy Brentwood, Calif., Carey took his viewers on a tour of the L.A. section to see how easy it was to procure an alcoholic or heavily-caffeinated beverage on every corner. Pot? Not so much!

The federal government is cracking down, Drew Carey says, on something that can treat the effects of cancer, glaucoma, HIV-AIDS, chronic pain and nausea.

While Hayden Panettiere tries her hardest to save the dolphins, Carey is hoping the government will reclassify marijuana so that those who need it can get it.

Maybe he should start writing down some funny Weeds quotes and learn how simple it actually is to score some pot ... or start giving away dime bags in Plinko.

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Welcome, celebrity news fans, to The Hollywood Gossip Caption Contest, a fun Friday tradition. Who emerged victorious this week? Let's take a look.

While we enjoyed each and every one of the 20 captions we were sent, there can be only one winner. Several fun submissions by Taylor Blue earned honorable mentions, but we've chosen the Celeb Whore as this week's winner.

Congratulations! The winning reply appears under the photo. Scroll down for the full list of responses we received this week, then get ready for an all-new edition of the Caption Contest this week. Thanks for playing and have fun!

"LOOK. my number is also how much I weigh now! 64! How funny! Joel is never gonna believe me, I need to take a pic of this!"

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