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Lauren Conrad always had her eye on the big picture.

Ten years ago, as a teenage member of the Laguna Beach cast, she likely had no idea the stardom she would attain through the show and its spinoff, The Hills.

What she did know is where she saw herself in 10 years, a milestone the MTV show has reached as of this week. It turns out, LC was eerily prescient ...

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“Hopefully living in this area, probably married and doing something that makes me happy,” Lauren mused, asked where she envisioned herself in 2014.

That was 2004, and boy has she achieved that dream.

The blonde beauty just bought a beach abode in her small California hometown, returning to her roots (she also has places in L.A. and in Beverly Hills).

Not only that, Lauren Conrad married William Tell earlier this month, tying the knot with the love of her life in a romantic ceremony for the ages.

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Laguna Beach premiered 10 years ago Sunday, September 28, introducing us to the world of Lauren Conrad, Stephen Colletti, Kristin Cavallari and company.

The TV world was never the same, and we're not even being facetious.

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The cast members of MTV's Laguna Beach, which premiered in 2004 and will never be replicated. Here's a look at what the stars are up to now ...

Nestled in Orange County, Laguna Beach was inspired by the small town of that name as MTV's real-life take on The O.C., which had just premiered on FOX.

What transpired was a reality TV first. The show simply followed the lives of the young, rich high schoolers, rather than putting them in scripted situations.

That came later on The Hills, but that's a topic for another time.

Laguna was purer, in a sense. No scripts, no confessionals, no new people cast as love interests. Just love, emotion, drama and Hilary Duff’s “Coming Clean.”

Neither The Hills, The City or any other show has accurately recorded of a group of young people coming of age, or document a love triangle quite like this.

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Some used to be married... with children.

Others formerly taught us the facts of life.

And still others came together to comprise a special sisterhood, one that was centered on some traveling pants.

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Mackenzie Rosman wasn't available for this Seventh Heaven reunion because she was too busy posing in lingerie and trying to shed her child star image.

Indeed, over the past few weeks, a number of memorable television and movie casts have come back together, much to the excitement of fans who thought they could only see these folks if they decided to watch TV online or watch movies online.

That remains true, but it's also now true that you can be taken back in time by clicking through the following photo gallery.

We've compiled these reunion in one place. Flip through the slides below and enjoy!

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For Lauren Conrad, the hills are now alive with the sound of wedding bells.

That's right, the former MTV reality star is married!

LC and William Tell exchanged vows on Saturday in an intimate California ceremony, insiders confirm to Us Weekly. They were surrounded by close friends and family members.

William Tell and Lauren Conrad

"What a perfect way to start our lives together; surrounded by the people we love most," Conrad and Tell said via statement.

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On the same weekend that Lauren Conrad got engaged to William Tell, her ex-boyfriend Jason Wahler has one-upped her by marrying Ashley Stack!

The former Laguna Beach star married the model Saturday. The couple wed in front of family and friends at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, Calif.

Jason Wahler and Ashley Stack Picture

After proposing to Slack last November, Jason Wahler, 26, made it official on Instagram, sharing a picture of his then fiancee's big diamond sparkler.

J-Dubs' caption? A simple, declarative "Love you babe!"

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Lauren Conrad is going from The Hills to the altar.

Oh yes, the former reality star is engaged!

Conrad made the exciting announcement herself today via blog, writing to fans: "I am very excited to share with you guys that William and I got engaged over the weekend."

"I am beyond thrilled!"

The Laguna Beach native, 27, included along with her message a pic of her diamond ring, which is anything but small (check it out after the jump).

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Once again, the incomparable Stephen Colbert has taken the time out of his hit Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report, to tackle more important issues. It's been a hell of a week. Who (and what) makes the latest edition of the "On Notice" board? Let's see...

It's impossible to argue with his selections. Divorce settlements are bad news all around (talking to you, Britney). And what's with everybody's fiancee getting knocked up before walking down the aisle? It's not just for Keri Russell and Amanda Peet anymore. Everybody's doing it this way. Was there some memo we didn't get?

As for the rest of the list...

  • It's the hair. What else could possibly keep Sanjaya Malakar on American Idol? Watching the guy is raw pain. Yet he stays. Every week. As our ears bleed. Literally.
  • We get it. Heather Mills has a prosthetic leg, yet is on a reality show about dancing! Amazing! Enough. Shouldn't science get the credit for making this possible, not the gold-digging former call girl?
  • Mortgage lenders are paying the price for issuing many thousands of home loans to borrowers with bad credit. If your credit is so poor that you can't qualify for low mortgage rates, should you really be buying a house at all? Think about it.
  • François-Henri Pinault, if you don't treat Salma Hayek right, we will end you.
  • What is it with Laguna Beach graduates and getting arrested? First Jason Wahler (x3), now Jessica Smith. This town should hire one of its less troubled alums, Lauren Conrad, to conduct an anti-DUI seminar.
  • Everyone's trying the pink hair thing. Scarlett Johansson. Kelis. Rachel McAdams. Joss Stone. In a word, it looks really friggin' lame. Get a life! Pink (the singer, not the color) is rolling in her grave.

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Jason Wahler would be smiling if he could see this.

Our counterparts at TMZ have learned that troubled Laguna Beach star Jessica Smith has just been released from an Orange County jail after being charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI.

Smith, 19, spent nearly three days behind bars after her arrest Monday on suspicion of felony driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and causing "great bodily injury" during a car crash on the Santa Ana Freeway near L.A. This hot Jessica Smith mug shot soon followed.

Man, everyone is getting busted for driving wasted these days. Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Vivica A. Fox, Taboo.

DUI is totally becoming the new stalking!

Jessica Smith had a blood alcohol level of .12, significantly above California's legal limit of .08. She's also underage, of course. Ouch.

TMZ reports that because Smith wasn't charged with a felony (unlike her loser ex-boyfriend), her bail was reduced from $100,000 to $5,000, but Smith was apparently unable to raise even the reduced sum until today.

Under the terms of her release, Smith has been ordered not to drink alcohol and to attend one AA meeting a week until her arraignment April 25. Maybe she and Britney Spears can go to the same meetings. Cute!

Jessica recently took some off from Orange County's Saddleback College to tour Europe as a spokesperson for the travel guide, "Let's Go."

She then returned to school (and Season 3 of Laguna Beach, loser), but that may change if she returns to the Big House instead! Oh snap!

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It looks as though we may get the chance to see the British equivalent of Kristin Cavallari real soon. Which is pretty sweet.

The producers of Hollyoaks and Lime Pictures are planning to make a UK version of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, in a deal with MTV.

A group of youths ages 16-18 from Alderley Edge in Cheshire will feature in the pilot, following their lives as they organize and attend a Valentine's Day ball.

The 30-minute debut will air later this year, with an eight-part series planned thereafter.

The show, as yet unnamed, is the first foray into reality TV programming for the production company.

In the U.S., Laguna Beach has been enormously successful thus far, garnering high ratings for a cable show and spawning a hit spinoff, The Hills, starring Laguna alumna Lauren Conrad and BFF Heidi Montag.

The U.S. version, which appears on MTV in the States and in the UK, has completed three seasons. The cast of Season 3 featured an entirely new group of privileged and often-annoying teens, but man was it good.

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What we learned last night on the season finale of Laguna Beach was, not shockingly, that graduation is a sad affair. A lot of people said so. Over and over again. This is as much a function of high school as of being on camera. Teenagers live in a high school bubble that's both sad and hard to leave. Even Kristin Cavallari got weepy over it last season.

As for this year's biatches, even Cami and Kyndra spell out precisely what they're thinking -- that graduation is, like, so sad!


"It's so hard," Kyndra whined.

Meanwhile, Rocky was, as usual, strangely wise when assessing graduation and its impact on her relationship with Alex.

"There's no point to like be together through summer if it's just gonna end," the unbelievably cute Rocky (pictured, real name: Raquel Donatelli) told her mom while discussing her relationship with Alex.

"I know you're worried," said Mom, who's a sweetheart herself. "And I don't wanna see your little heart get broken, that's for sure.''

Eerily both less and more sensitive was Kyndra.

"If you don't cry, I'm gonna kill you," she told Cameron as they started their touching slide show of the seniors' childhood pics. "I'll punch you so you, like, start crying."

Cameron, in one of several heart-to-hearts with Kelan that indicated the two were actually way closer than we knew, expressed that he is sincerely bummed about the seniors leaving, and having to start over in college. As he helped Kelan pack for San Diego State, we saw a side of the meathead we never knew existed. He seems like a good friend.

A bunch of other convenient plot tie-ups happened after that. The awkward Breanna Conrad (sister of Lauren Conrad) wrote a make-up letter to Rocky, Chase and Tessa had a final subtext-laden conversation before he left to record his new album in L.A. Oh, yes, and Cameron called Jessica Smith one last time after feeling surprisingly lonely.

And so it was that we had our final dramatic moment of the night

Everyone's like moving on to like bigger and better things... You're like one of my best friends. You are.

JESSICA: Thanks.

CAMERON: You know like usually after like people are like together and then, like, they're like not together anymore?

JESSSICA: Yeah, they don't talk.

CAMERON: It's awkward. You like don't wanna be around that person and stuff. It's like, it's really weird.

JESSICA: It was fun though.

CAMERON: I don't know. History repeats itself. What, why are you giving me the look, man?

JESSICA: Not in our case.

CAMERON: C'mon now. Do you think you'd like turn into my girlfriend?

The answer seemed to be no. But you never know with these girls.

"I will have a girlfriend," Cameron later told Chase, who he was also better buds with than previous episodes revealed. "But I'm not gonna like settle down to a girlfriend until I meet someone where I'm just like, 'I'm so lucky to be with this chick. If she breaks up with me, like I'm gonna be bummed for like a year.'"

Sometimes, our Laguna Beach kids are startlingly astute. And while there was some more about Rocky and Alex staying together, which was actually really sweet, as he cares about her a lot, even through is utter lack of communication skills, Cameron's deep thoughts seem an appropriate way to end the season. So we will.

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