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He recently came back to The Hills... but is he back in his former flame's love life? That's the question of the hour re: Stephen Colletti.

The woman in question, of course, is Lauren Conrad.

Young and Stylish

Together, she and Stephen were spotted sharing a friendly outing with her former boyfriend at The Grove in Los Angeles. The Hills star and Colletti went to the movies to see the current box-office champ, Iron Man.

Lauren Conrad and Stephen Colletti: spotted on a movie date in May 2008. Are they still just friends, like they said on The Hills? Or rekindling the old romantic magic?

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If The Hills were a soap opera (which it sort of is), this would be the week that the original cast member returned to fireworks and high drama.

Our subject is none other than Stephen Colletti, Lauren Conrad's best friend, then love interest, then... who knows! Anyway, he's alive - and HOT!

Ick!!

He's a guest at the housewarming party LC, Lo and Audrina throw for their new digs. Their digs are pretty nice. They cost like $2 million. But that never even comes up. Audrina lives in the GUEST HOUSE! Quite the pad, LC.

Everyone rolls to the housewarming party - everyone other than Stephanie Pratt, who makes a point of letting Heidi Montag know beforehand how she's going. Heidi then guilt-trips Steph out of it. Lame.

When Audrina mentions that her on-again beau Justin-Bobby plans to attend, the room goes silent. "Maybe he will wear his cowboy hat," Lo jokes.

Audrina Patridge? Not pleased.

Justin-Bobby (a.k.a. Justin Brescia) does indeed show at LC's. He's looking less scruffy than usual in his new 'do, but he's still Justin-Bobby. He and Audrina talk about how ostracized she feels from LC and Lo.

Brody Jenner brings girlfriend Cora Skinner, but her awkward introduction to LC comes and goes without incident. She's, like, focused on Stephen!

Lauren "Lo" Bosworth is delighted when Stephen Colletti arrives: "You guys are hanging out again? That melts my little black heart!" Lo says.

"LOVE ME" EYES: Lauren Conrad stares at Stephen Colletti on The Hills. With that face, one wonders how he could resist jumping her right there at the restaurant!

But, despite Lo's dreams, LC and Stephen aren't dating - nor will they be in the future. One night later, Lauren got dolled up for a date with Stephen, who made it clear he thinks of them as just friends.

When LC mentions how giddy Lo acted about their date, Stephen Colletti says: "She's like everyone else wishing someone would happen between you and I."

Lauren Conrad looked very disappointed, yet seemed at the same time to realize that Stephen was probably right - their dating days had passed.

LC turns home and eats ice cream, telling Lo (looking adorable in her UCLA sweatshirt) that "Some things are just better left the way they are."

What happens next? We'll have to wait until next Monday to find out. In the meantime, be sure to check out our new collection of The Hills quotes!

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From Jason Wahler to Brody Jenner and even brief flings like Gavin Beasley, Lauren Conrad has dated her fair share of guys.

So who does her friend from back in the Laguna Beach days, and her BFF slash roommate now - Lauren "Lo" Bosworth - prefer for LC?

Lauren Conrad Enjoys Drink

"Honestly, I think Stephen is best for Lauren," Bosworth told Us Weekly this week, referring to who she calls LC's best match, Stephen Colletti.

"It all goes back to friendships. We have all known each other for so long and that really translates to good relationships in the long run."

LC and Stephen Colletti dated during their Laguna Beach high school days and were thought to be maybe having a fling again this year (Lauren Conrad stated they have been "just friends" for a long time, however).

"He is so funny, has a really big heart and cares about his friends," Lo said of Stephen Colletti, seen here in an older photo with Lauren Conrad.

"He is there for you whenever you need him."

As for Conrad's on-and-off fling, Brody Jenner, Bosworth insists the two are on good terms (he even went to her fashion show Tuesday):

"Brody has a new girlfriend, Cora Skinner, and Lauren has completely moved on."

Conrad is also chummy with former foe, Kristin Cavallari - both of whom dated Colletti, which resulted in a long-running feud.

"Lauren and Kristin made up a few weeks ago," Lauren Bosworth said. "They were out at a bar and sat down and worked out their differences. Everything's fine."

Adds Lo, "We have all grown up so much since the Laguna Beach days."

The new season of The Hills debuts March 24.

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Welcome back, entertainment news and celebrity gossip fans around the world, to The Hollywood Gossip Caption Contest, our Friday afternoon tradition.

Who won this week's edition of the contest, featuring Lauren Conrad (LC), Lauren Bosworth (Lo) and Stephen Colletti? Let's take a look!

LC in Blue

Honorable mention goes to jschmoke (great Brody Jenner / Frankie Delgado idea), but this week's champion is Kelly. Congratulations to the winner!

The winning entry appears beneath the photo below. Scroll down for the full list of captions we received! A lot of them are really quite good.

Thanks for playing and good luck again this week!

Announcer: "And now, the world premiere of Heidi Montag's video of 'Higher.'"
Lo, LC, Stephen (and the other 19,997 in attendance): HAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Although they've been spotted making out and clubbing, Laguna Beach alumna Lauren Conrad says she and Stephen Colletti are not back on.

"[Stephen Colletti] and I are just friends," Conrad told Us Weekly.

Lauren Conrad in Hawaii

The duo were spotted getting cozy at the L.A. Kings - Anaheim Ducks hockey game (yawn) in L.A. Thursday night, but Lauren Conrad said, "I was there with a big group of friends. I'm dating but no specific person."

The unattached Conrad, who's been unlucky in love of late despite many a hot suitor, says she's undecided on Valentine's Day plans.

"Will you be my Valentine?" she asked Audrina Patridge - her roommate, BFF and co-star on The Hills - at a recent event. "I think every single girl dreads Valentine's Day. We'll probably make it fun and come to Vegas." Nice!

LC and Stephen are still just friends, she says.

Lauren Conrad has also moved on from her internship at Teen Vogue, which has been featured on The Hills' last two seasons: "I actually just got a new job but can't talk about it right now. I'm really excited about it."

In other Hills romance news, Brody Jenner, Conrad's ex, is denying reports that he hooked up with Lindsay Lohan this weekend in New York City.

"We were hanging out as friends. Nothing happened," Jenner tells E! News. "We weren't all over each other, and we definitely weren't making out. I am dating and really happy with [my new girlfriend] Cora Skinner."

Stephen Colletti Biography

Stephen Colletti and Hayden Panettiere Stephen Colletti made a name for himself on the hit MTV show, Laguna Beach. Stephen Colletti currently is a VJ and has seen Hayden... More »
Born
Birthplace
Newport Beach, California
Full Name
Stephen August Colletti
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