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Oh, man, is that Brody Jenner a smooth operator.

No wonder he can date any reality star he wants. No wonder he went - as Lauren recapped on Monday on The Hills, and we reported a while back - straight from Kristin Cavallari to Nicole Richie.

Heidi Montag Playboy Cover

You can see why. When a guy with the big brown puppy-dog eyes is insisting that "you have the most beautiful eyes I've ever seen," well, you want to believe him enough that you do. At least a little.

This is The Hills, after all.

At any rate, that two-timing game his pal Spencer ran on Heidi Montag and LC's pal Audrina continued to wreak havoc for the third straight week. If this dude looked half as good as Brody, it might make sense. But let's face it, he's no prize.

Audrina's characterization was all too fitting.

"He's a dirtbag," she told her friend at work. "[Heidi] is obviously just getting played."

The played one, however, was having none of it. She refused to invite Audrina to her big birthday shindig, for which she, incidentally, wore a black tutu, a barely existent halter top, and a crown.

"I'm an American princess," Heidi cooed, thus erasing any trace of sympathy we might have for her in this love-triangle situation.

Audrina broke protocol by not only showing up at the party uninvited but also confronting Heidi about their tiff in a calm, rational manner.

Naturally, that could only end up one way: with Heidi blowing her off, some random friend named Jen chastising her further, and her leaving in tears.

Brody and Lauren Conrad, meanwhile, played down any interest they might have in dating each other.

"Lauren is so your style," Spencer said to Brody, who replied, "I just got out of a relationship like a week ago."

Across the room, Lauren - still reeling from her breakup with Jason Wahler - was saying to Heidi, "I'm so not ready... I do not want to date anyone."

Instead, Lauren took on some diplomatic duties and attempted to negotiate peace over lunch with Audrina the next day (dragging poor Whitney along as a human shield). But the result was awkward silence punctuated by Audrina's occasional explanations of her behavior at Heidi's birthday. Later, we get the scoop from Lauren and Heidi:

Heidi Montag: What's gonna happen if you see her out?
Lauren Conrad: I'll say hi like anyone else.
Heidi Montag: But it's a mutual thing?
Lauren Conrad: Yeah.

Well, then. That settles that.

Surprisingly, Spencer voiced our feelings on the subject most succinctly when, somehow, our fearless double-daters showed up at the same club as Audrina.

"It's like, who cares?" he said.

Indeed.

Brody, for one, wasn't caring a bit â€" he'd cornered Lauren and was plowing straight through his list of painfully sincere lines.

"I like you," he said. "I want to hang out with you."

Suddenly, Heidi was saying, "Where'd Lauren and Brody go" and we're taken to Brody's sweet condo. And what was he saying? What else?

"There is nowhere else I wanna be right now," he said, going in for the kiss.

To Lauren's credit, she did the smart-girl thing and called him out.

"You're a cheeseball," she replied, but did add, "I love seeing you smile."

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Maybe Lauren Conrad will be driving along and get pulled over by the cops, taken to court, convicted and sent to driving school on tonight's all-new episode of The Hills.

The reality TV star was spotted at Hyde Sunday night, climbing onto ex-beau and current Hills co-star Brody Jenner... and into the front seat of a friend's hot new Rolls Royce.

Conrad Pic

The couple and friends rolled away, with LC riding shotgun sans seat belt on her boy Brody's lap. It's a maneuver that makes us fondly recall a young Sean Preston on the lap of clueless mama Britney Spears.

As they crammed the car full of castmates and friends, one even suggested that the gang "ghost ride the whip," a stunt even more ill-advised than Conrad's aversion to seat belts or putting one's member in that diseased tramp Paris Hilton.

You can check out the video of this nonsense at TMZ.

Oh, and did we mention that LC, Heidi Montag and the rest of The Hills gang are back on the air tonight? Because they are, at 10 p.m.

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Come on, Heidi Montag.

We fully expected that we'd be yelling at the TV Monday night. Don't get us wrong on that. But we expected that the subject of our ire would be Spencer the boyfriend, not his lovely lady. But after watching last night's episode of The Hills, we are sorry to say we actually feel some sympathy for him.

Whoa! Never Saw That Coming!

After last week's pregnancy scare turned out to be a false alarm, Heidi's first response was to call Spencer and lead him on to think she was knocked up.

"I took a pregnancy test, and...

[wait for it... waaaaaaait for it]

... I'm not pregnant."

It was gratifying to see that smug smile momentarily wiped off Spencer's face, but he didn't deserve to get f*%ked with like that. He regained his footing fast, though, lying about Audrina and telling Heidi he would be testing her from now on. True to his word, next time we saw him he was asking Audrina out on a date.

The following morning, Heidi explained her motivation to Lauren, who, bless her little heart, rolled her eyes through the entire conversation:

"If he was gonna react wrongly, then I wouldn't want to be with him," Heidi said.

"I don't think there's a right way to react to that, though," replied a suddenly sage Lauren Conrad bluntly.

The rest of the episode was about Lauren, who was sent her off to work at a fashion show by swimsuit designer Ashley Paige. As soon as Lauren arrived at Ashley's, she was set upon by the flustered designer and a series of underworked assistants and interns who began ordering her to do stuff they could just as easily have done themselves.

Like answer the phone. The Hills is supposed to remind you of The O.C., not Punk'd, but based on Lauren's exchange with Ashley, you might be confused.

In the episode's third story line, Heidi set up Lauren to go on a date with Brody Jenner. Yes, that Brody Jenner.

According to Heidi, he is like, Spencer's best friend. Yeah, this show isn't staged or anything.

Regardless, Lauren wasn't having it at first, telling her that any man who used to be with Kristin Cavallari is off limits to her:

"Heidi," LC sighed. "He's been touched by Kristin. He's, like, tainted."

Oh. Snap. She. Went. There.

Sadly, it turns out, Brody seems to have somehow been tainted by another former Laguna Beach star: Jason. Ouch. Watching Lauren and Brody struggle through their dinner and fail miserably at first-date banter and then sit there mutely and smile at each other was a painful flashback to Jason Wahler.

Really, we thought Brody had more in him than this crap. No wonder Nicole Richie wasn't that into him either. And that's saying something.

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Special thanks to Kate S., a devoted Hollywood Gossip reader from the great state of Michigan, for suggesting the newest edition to our ever-evolving collection of Celebrity Look-Alikes.

We have to agree with her on this one. They might not be confused for one another at a party (like, say, that jackass Johnny Knoxville and Josh Duhamel), but a resemblance certainly exists between this pair of blonde beauties:

Lauren Conrad and Kyle Howard Picture

On the left, that's actress Christine Taylor, wife of Ben Stiller - and a funny actress in her own right, as movies such as Zoolander have shown. Next to her is Lauren Conrad, who we got to know on Laguna Beach, and who has gone on to star in her own reality spin-off, The Hills, which is now in its second season on MTV.

Got a pair of look-alikes (funny or serious) that you'd like to see featured on The Hollywood Gossip? E-MAIL US and let us know. Our standards are really low!

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Lauren Conrad, Laguna Beach alumna and star of MTV's The Hills, is featured by People Magazine in a photo special previewing her reality show's second season - which starts tonight! Here are the exclusive photos and the details she dished:

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag at Area

Lauren, 20, and roomie Heidi Montag, also 20, sit down to lunch at Mauro's Café at Fred Segal. Conrad, who's been going out "most nights" (her fave club: Les Deux) since ending her tumultuous romance with Jason Wahler and a brief fling with Brody Jenner, says of Wahler, "I've tried several times to be like 'let's just be cool and be friends'... But then I'll see him somewhere and he'll just be rude to me." Ass.

At Ron Herman, Conrad pulls several dresses to try on for her appearance later on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the new season of The Hills. "Whatever catches my eye," Conrad says of her shopping strategy.

Lauren Conrad tries on several gowns, including a $528 Yigal Azrouel blue halter frock ("It's a great color, but don't you think it looks like a potato sack?"), but ultimately settles on a black Jill Stuart cocktail dress. "I love the frilliness of this," she says as she takes a twirl. Later, Conrad looks poised as she and Heidi Montag arrive backstage at the Kimmel show.

At her apartment, Conrad gets makeup for her guest spot on the ABC late-night show. "I normally do my own hair and makeup," says Conrad, who despite being admittedly bad at dating, says she isn't what you'd call a drama queen. "I'm not a diva."

During her interview with Kimmel, Conrad tackles questions about the new season, her rival Kristin Cavallari ("Everywhere I go, people ask me about her... I just don't understand it"), her tattoo (she's changing the J, for Jason, to an L) and the new season.

"It was really easy," the Laguna Beach alumna boasts after the show, before heading out with her parents to grab dinner. Good luck this season, Lauren. Good luck.

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Lauren Conrad made out like a bandit with mad loot at the VIP suite set up as part of the ongoing pre-Golden Globe festivities. The awards will be given out Monday. Check out these pictures of the pretty and very much in-demand Laguna Beach alum:

Paparazzi Lovers

Lauren (with pal Heidi Montag) is gearing up for the second season of her Laguna spinoff, The Hills, which debuts on MTV next week!

To commemorate this major television event, MTV held a launch party at the hot club Area for The Hills, and the stars came out. So did quote-unquote producer J.R. Rotem, Brandon Davis (a.k.a. Greasy Bear), Lauren's ex Brody Jenner, and Kim Kardashian, among others.

We can't wait to watch all the drama unfold in Season 2. What will happen with Lauren's career after she gave up that major opportunity to stay with Jason Wahler - who she later broke up with? Is Heidi going to get a new boyfriend?

We'll have to wait and see. But we will be there with exclusive recaps and analysis, you can guarantee that.

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Laguna Beach alum and certifiable cutie Lauren Conrad attended the Silver Spoon Holiday Party at Dolce on December 18. With Lauren is her BFF, Heidi Montag. See below:

Fake Heidi Pic

Heidi joined Lauren as a co-star of The Hills, the spin-off series staring Conrad after she graduated from high school on Laguna Beach. Lauren may be bad at dating, but following her as she embarked on a fashion career and adjusted to life after Laguna was totally awesome.

The first season of The Hills was a smash hit, and T.H. Gossip is excited to learn that Season 2 premieres Monday January 15, at 10 p.m.

We're excited as long as Jason Wahler doesn't attempt a comeback, that is. Enough is enough with that ass clown. We would be open to open to a potential cat fight between Lauren and Kristin Cavallari, however. Just saying.

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The loathing between a pair of sexy Laguna Beach alumni hasn't dissipated one bit since they graduated high school in 2005. If anything, the drama has intensified.

Yes, we're talking about Lauren Conrad (below, left) and Kristin Cavallari (right), a pair of beautiful ladies from Laguna Beach, Calif., best known for playing themselves on TV and dating the same guy - at least twice, perhaps three times.

The Hills Stars

First, in school, it was Stephen Colletti. Afterwards, it was Brody Jenner, the so-called Prince of Malibu. Then, depending on who you believe, it was Jason Wahler - Lauren's ex, who Kristin was recently spotted with and may or may not have tanged.

The tension is mounting faster than they can mount guys. So when the pair showed up at the launch of VW's Tiguan SUV in L.A. this week, you knew $h!t was gonna go down.

As it turned out, LC's date, Greg Carney, bumped into Nick Zano, who many of you know is Kristin's latest boy toy. They got into each other's faces, and security personnel had to separate the two MTV stars.

"I thought it was just an act, but those girls really do hate each other," a witness recounted.

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After a summer split with Jason Wahler and a brief relationship with Brody Jenner, Lauren Conrad says she's unattached. And happy about that.

Conrad, 20, hosted a barbecue for Maci, a 13-year-old girl with autoimmune hepatitis who'd flown to California from Port Saint Lucie, Fl., via the Make-a-Wish Foundation to meet the star at her parents' Laguna Beach home.

Lauren Watches

In an interview with People, Lauren Conrad confided that she's bad at dating.

"You know, I haven't really liked anyone since Jason," she said. "I'm a bad dater. I'm the most socially awkward person, like carrying on conversations and stuff... I don't want to date anyone right now anyway, so it doesn't really matter."

She and Brody Jenner were never serious, she said.

"He's a cool guy. We hung out a couple of times. But I went into it telling him â€" I was like, 'I don't want to date you,'" Conrad said. "Oh, he doesn't want a girlfriend either!"

More difficult, Conrad said, was her split with Wahler, which sources have attributed in part to Wahler's lack of brains asshole behavior heavy partying.

"Obviously, when you care about someone, you don't want to see them going down that (self-destructive) road. You want to care about them, you want to help them, but then you have to realize it's not your responsibility. So it's easier for me to step back and not know about and not hear about it."

Thankfully, it's not all about boyfriend drama for the star of The Hills. Besides the barbecue, Conrad took Maci for some impromptu boutique shopping in Laguna.

Maci said Laguna Beach was her favorite show.

"I liked Lauren the best, so I picked her," she said.

Maci said it was nerve-racking to meet the arch enemy of Kristin Cavallari, but that she was quickly made to feel at home by Lauren.

No word on whether Breanna Conrad was there.

"I asked her about her and Jason and she told me everything," Maci said. "I wasn't sure what she was going to be like, but she's real nice."

Conrad said she was just as thrilled about the visit.

"This is the most amazing thing to be able to do."

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They're no Britney and Kevin in terms of celebrity status (or bad music), but like the aforementioned couple, Brody Jenner and Lauren Conrad are so over.

Less than a month after Brody confirmed he and Lauren, a.k.a. "LC," were seeing each other, the two have split up. The Gossip staff is astonished this romance didn't last. It definitely wasn't a ploy to get the attention of Kristin Cavallari or anything.

Lauren Conrad Curls

"We're not together anymore," Brody Jenner told a source on Thursday at the launch party for the new furniture collection at Minotti in L.A.

The news was echoed by his mother, Linda Thompson, who told People at the Environmental Media Awards.

"I think Brody's pretty single right now. He's on his way to Miami. Bikinis, thongs. I think he'd better be single right now," said Brody's MILF mother.

Lauren Conrad's representative, Nicole Perez, had no comment.

On October 18, Jenner revealed that he and Conrad, who became famous on Laguna Beach before starring in her own spin-off, The Hills, had started dating.

"I don't know what you consider dating, but we're seeing each other, we're having a great time with it. She's an amazing girl," BJ said.

Conrad, however, was coy about her relationship with Jenner at the time, saying only that, "He's a nice guy."

In early October, Jenner split from Nicole Richie, whom he started seeing in August, just weeks after ending his year-and-a-half long relationship with Cavallari, Conrad's nemesis on Laguna Beach.

Conrad split from her fellow Laguna Beach alum Jason Wahler in August. J-Wahl was recently spotted with -- guess who -- Cavallari. Chances are, the drama isn't finished yet.

Lauren Conrad Biography

Lauren Conrad and New Boyfriend? A Laguna Beach alumna, the gorgeous Lauren Conrad has gone on to be the star of its spin-off series, The Hills. Back in her high school... More »
Born
Birthplace
Laguna Beach, California
Full Name
Lauren Katherine Conrad

Lauren Conrad Quotes

Someone with a great sense of humor is the most important thing, and someone who really supports me in everything I do... I don’t ever want to make an excuse for trying to work hard and having my own life. I love a guy that supports that and loves that.

Lauren Conrad [on men]

I don’t feel girly without long hair! There is something so sexy about having long blonde hair. It’s so feminine.

Lauren Conrad
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