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Incarcerated NFL star Michael Vick is playing some football again, albeit with slightly lower stakes and with guys who are a bit less talented.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank has been communicating by letter with Vick, who is being held at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas.

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Blank told the New York Daily News that the disgraced football star wrote that he is washing pots and pans for 12 cents an hour. Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison after a guilty plea to federal dogfighting charges.

In a scene straight out of The Longest Yard, Michael Vick is playing football at Leavenworth. That's one way to pass the time and keep his arm loose.

He's probably the first player picked when the inmates are choosing up sides or the guards are choosing up sides for them, don't you think?

Michael Vick is staying in shape as QB of his prison's football teams.

"He's staying in shape," Blank told the Daily News. "Apparently, there's a prison football team and he plays quarterback for both sides." It's only fair.

Hopefully O.J. Simpson suits up for this team soon.

Anyways, Blank says Vick wrote him first and they've opened a dialogue by mail. He says that Kevin Winston, the Falcons' director of player development, has visited Vick several times in prison. Blank says he has no plans to.

Vick's life has taken quite a nosedive from his days as a star QB in the pros. He can be comforted by Judge David Doty's ruling in Minneapolis in February that he can keep a pretty nice $16.25 million of his $20 million bonus, at least.

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Two more episodes of The Hills last night, one birthday party (Lauren Conrad), one career girl on the rise (Whitney Port) and one epic family feud (Spencer Pratt and Stephanie Pratt) that continues to escalate. Let's recap all the action ...

It's Lauren Conrad's birthday and, to celebrate, she invites her friends out to a club (called S Bar) - including Spencer's sister, Stephanie.

In the meantime, Spencer moves some strange, ugly-ass piece of furniture out of Heidi's apartment and into the middle of Stephanie Pratt's living room.

Anyone have any clue what that thing even is? In any case, she's livid and he's being a brat. This seems like a very real scene of sibling bickering.

At S Bar, BFFs Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port and Lauren Bosworth (Lo) dance the night away to ring in Lauren's birthday party. Stephanie then shows up with a friend, Roxy, and Lo and Audrina are skeptics, thinkin' she's up to something.

Stephanie Pratt is now in the middle of the Lauren Conrad-Heidi Montag feud.

The next day, Lauren and Brody Jenner meet for lunch and he ex-boyfriend, too, says LC should not be trusting Stephanie Pratt as, like, her new BFF.

Meanwhile, it turns out that Brent Bolthouse owns S Bar. Put that together? For you Hills newbies, a co-worker of Heidi Montag's was working the door at LC's party and, well, the cat's out of the bag that Stephanie went to the shindig.

Spencer confronts her and drives her to tears. This exchange follows:

Stephanie Pratt: "You're making me cry right now."
Spencer Pratt: "You're making YOURSELF cry, thinking about what YOU did."

Amazing. Later, Heidi Montag also reams poor Steph out.

Follow the jump for our recap of Part II, "Just Be Careful..."

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On last night's episode of The Bachelor, Kelly, Chelsea, Shayne, Ashlee, Noelle, and Robin receive the "first date box" from Matt Grant.

As a result, the girls take to the tennis court to take on Matt. Ashlee sings, Kelly flashes, and Shayne Lamas, never to be outdone, does handsprings.

Robin grabs Matt Grant's attention when she displays her knowledge for tea and British culture, and Shayne confronts her for not playing fair. Robin cries.

Chelsea leaves with the rose, though - snap.

Amanda finds out that she'll get a one on one date with Matt. The evening is '50s style, complete with wardrobe and a classic car and stuff.

The two head to a diner, where she gives Matt dancing lessons. He's a dreadful dancer but the two have a great time and she gets a rose.

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Another night of playing sports and dating hot chicks for Matt Grant.

Marshana and Holly join Matt for a dramatic two-on-one date. In somewhat of a surprise move, he sends Holly home and gives Marshana the rose.

At the cocktail party, Matt Grant tells the women how serious he is about finding the woman he is going to spend the rest of his life with. Ooooh.

At the rose ceremony, Amanda, Chelsea, and Marshana are already safe. Our man Matt Grant will hand out three more roses and send two home.

He gives those roses to Shayne Lamas, Robin, and Noelle. That means Ashlee and Kelly (along with Holly) are outta here. It's terribly sad for them.

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The formerly engaged Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have a lot of work to do before they walk down the aisle, says his younger sister, Stephanie Pratt.

"I love them both so much, but I don't think they're ready to get married," she said on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show Monday. "They're perfect for each other, though, Spencer loves her â€" I've never seen him love someone so much."

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But when Seacrest asked if the notoriously on-and-off duo would be together forever, Stephanie Pratt replied, "Stay together? I don't know."

She said the couple's biggest problem is that they get "jealous a lot ... One of them is a little nicer." When Ryan Seacrest asked who is nicer, she replied, "Spencer is the sweeter person." Well, that's saying a lot, isn't it.

Would Montag ever cheat? Stephanie Pratt wouldn't say, but if she did, watch out. "I'd kill her!" Spencer's li'l sis vowed.

Stephanie also opened up about reconciling with Lauren Conrad, which we saw on last week's episode of The Hills. She felt compelled to apologize to LC because the two were in the same computer class at LA's FIDM.

"I was like, 'I'm scared to death of this girl!'" Stephanie Pratt said of LC.

"I knew I had to apologize â€" the class is nine weeks! If I hadn't, it would've been the worst nine weeks of my life!"

She said Spencer Pratt was "genuinely mad" when he found out the two were pals and that she went to Lauren Conrad's 22nd birthday party.

On tonight's episode, he "makes me cry hysterically," Stephanie said.

Still, she insisted, "I don't think I was at fault... I did become friends with Lauren and went to her birthday party. If became friends with Audrina Patridge, I'd go to her birthday party, too!"

Also, Stephanie Pratt strives to bring Lauren and Heidi together. In a future episode, she said she gets them to appear in the same room! OMG!

"My best friend since the seventh grade and I had the biggest falling out, and we just became friends again, so I am optimistic," Stephanie said.

As for Stephanie and her relationship with Lauren Conrad, she said "[we're] good friends. We're gonna be taking another class together."

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The New York Post reported today that Nicky Hilton and The Hills' Whitney Port have been hanging out a lot lately because Nicky's boyfriend, David Katzenberg, is friends with some guy named Matt Kaplan - who just started dating Whit!

We haven't seen any photos of Matt Kaplan and Whitney Port (she is known for trying to keep her personal life private and not shown on The Hills), but we have tracked down a picture of Matt with some other girl you might know...

Whitney Port's new man, Matt Kaplan, once dated Ashley Olsen! 

Back in 2004, Matt Kaplan allegedly dated - and took the v-card of Ashley Olsen. To add STDs to insults, in '06, he was linked to another skank: Lindsay Lohan!

Looks like some very sloppy seconds, even thirds for Whitney!

Hailing from Encino, Calif., and graduating high school in 2002, the studly Matt Kaplan apparently played quarterback for Columbia University after that.

They suck big time, people, but that school is in the Ivy League, so Matt at least must be sort of smart. On the flip side, though, Lindsay Lohan? Really?

Jackass.

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Carrie Underwood isn't crying a river over her split from Chace Crawford.

"We broke up over text, so it's like 'peace out,'" Underwood said at the taping of American Idol's special, Idol Gives Back, in Hollywood Sunday.

"It was completely mutual, we're both fine," she added, saying they "have not talked in a while, but I mean, I don't dislike him. It's no big deal."

Their relationship "just didn't work," Carrie Underwood said, "and we both knew it didn't work and [there are] no hard feelings at all whatsoever."

Dating in the public eye is "difficult ... because people always make a lot bigger deal of things than they actually are," she said.

The Gossip Girl star and the American Idol champ just weren't meant to be.

Their split, which was finalized via text message (how mature) was said to happen because of their conflicting schedules, sources have said.

"They couldn't spend time together," a source said. "It was hard."

Indeed. In other news, Chace's sister, Candice Crawford, will be competing for the title of Miss USA this spring! Woo! We hope she takes the title.

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As we know, Jamie Lynn Spears is now engaged to baby-daddy Casey Aldridge.

Well, that's all well and good - but her mom, Lynne Spears (whose penchant for digging for gold amongst her famous daughters would make Heather Mills so proud) been busy planning their prenuptial agreement.

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According to In Touch Weekly, this does not seem like a big deal to Jamie Lynn Spears, but Lynne insists her daughters' fortunes must be protected.

"The contract is already drawn up and ready to go," a close source told In Touch. "Lynne's not sure marriage is a good idea, but she'll go along with that if that's what Jamie Lynn wants. As long as [Casey Aldridge] signs a contract."

Casey Aldridge and Jamie Lynn Spears, who are expecting their first child, are also engaged - and this isn't the first time Lynne Spears has insisted on a prenup.

Her oldest daughter, Britney Spears, tied the knot with old friend Jason Alexander in 2003 without one, but luckily, that was annulled 55 hours later.

So when Britney was set to marry Kevin Federline in 2004, Lynne made sure it would not happen again. Lynne rushed in with the paperwork before the two legally wed and probably saved Britney tens of millions in the process.

Of course, she's still paying over a million in legal fees.

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Troubled star Britney Spears is in secret talks over a comeback world tour - one that could net her $100 million - according to several sources.

The 26-year-old pop singer is said to be "desperate to get back on the road" and leave her recent troubles behind her, says the Showbizspy.

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Spears has already begun training for the mega-money shows with "grueling dance sessions" at her home away from home, Millennium Dance Complex.

Her record label, BMG, is confident that she can restore her squeaky-clean image ... or at least move in that direction while on the road.

"Things are looking up for [Britney Spears]," said a source reportedly close to the singer. "She's finally focusing on her career again."

Will the next Britney Spears concert tour feature the current train wreck - or at least something resembling the Britney Spears of yore (above)? Gulp. Wow.

Hiring ex-manager Larry Rudolph again would help, but since her epic disaster of a performance at the MTV VMAs in 2007, Britney has a lot to prove.

"There will be no more on-stage blunders," the source said. "Britney's turned a corner and the world will be amazed with her."

We'll believe it when we see it, but we've been told that Britney Spears is ready to work her way back to the top and is even finally trying to get that pre-baby mama body back into top form. Remember that? See photo above.

Please, Britney, make it happen.

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Continuing its immensely popular spring run, The Hills returns with an all-new episode tonight on MTV. Over the weekend, the Boston Globe's Joanna Weiss throughout examined the obsession millions of people have with The Hills...

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I still remember the first time I stumbled on The Hills, and how confused I was. It couldn't be scripted, since the dialogue was awful and the characters could barely deliver lines. But it couldn't be a reality show, because the scenes played out too perfectly. Cameras always happened to be rolling when the phone rang or the meaningful text message arrived.

It is, of course, a reality show, but a strangely innovative one.

Lauren Conrad and her friends in Los Angeles might replay scenes they've already lived through, or make carefully timed entrances into rooms so the cameras can get the right angle, but they never give a hint that they're being filmed.

The Hills, a coming-of-age follow-up to MTV's hit Laguna Beach (which also starred Conrad) drops the pretense of the confessional and the sense of manufactured conflict in favor of a new charade: pretending that the cameras aren't there.

As viewers, we're expected to keep up our end of the bargain.

Forget all about Lauren Conrad and new clothing line or her Mercedes, forget the single Heidi Montag recently released. Pretend these are normal, struggling young women, trying to make it in the cutthroat world of L.A.

The Hills' Lauren Conrad, Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port.

One girl, a smart, poised journalism student in Boston - whose life must be very different from LC's - told me she likes the show because she can relate.

She's not the only one.

The Hills is an unmitigated MTV hit, and not just among the college crowd. John McCain, who won an endorsement from Heidi Montag, told Time magazine he never misses the show, and it's hard to tell if he was being facetious.

The first of the current eight-episode run of spring "bonus" installments of The Hills drew 4.8 million viewers, the show's highest ratings to date.

The day after it aired, the episode drew 1.8 million streams from MTV.com.

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