Friday, 29 May 2009

First Look: 'The Hills'' Kristin Cavallari & Stacie The Bartender — New Partners In Crime?

[] - "The Hills" stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt might be married now – but the raven-haired vixen, affectionately known as Stacie The Bartender, who almost destroyed Speidi's relationship, is apparently making a return to the MTV series in Season 6 and she could have a new ally in Kristin Cavallari.

The girl who Heidi called "a home wrecker and a sl*t" after Spencer was caught flirting with her while she bartended at LA's The Dime was photographed in West Hollywood on Wednesday with Kristin filming scenes from the upcoming season.

With Lauren Conrad exiting the addictive reality program after five seasons, could a new feud be brewing between Team KC/Stacie and Team Spiedi?

During Season 5, Stacie told Heidi she was "crazy" when the blonde bombshell confronted her for continuing to flirt with Spencer, and added, "there will always be another Stacie" for Heidi to contend with – but it turns out, there is only one Stacie!


Audrina Patridge on Kristin Cavallari: "I Don't Like Her"

[UsWeekly] - Move over, Lauren and Heidi.

A new feud has emerged on The Hills: Audrina Patridge vs. Kristin Cavallari.

"I don't like her," Patridge confessed Thursday on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show.

She confirmed the two had a fight the first day of filming bonus episodes of the MTV show (it has been rumored that Cavallari has been pursuing Patridge's ex, Justin Bobby).

Patridge was mum on what went down, but told Seacrest, "When someone gets in my face, I have to defend myself. And, you guys, I mean, I can't say much. They'll show it, but I mean, all I have to say is, it's really pathetic and desperate what people will do when the cameras are around."

"It was my birthday, and I was like, Oh, my God. Is this what we're going to have to deal with?'" she added.

Patridge wouldn't open up about her recent fling with Star Trek hottie Chris Pine.

Us Weekly reported that the two met at ShoWest in Las Vegas in early April. On May 15, she was spotted leaving his L.A. apartment building.

"There's always speculation of anyone I hang out with or anything I do," a coy Patridge told Seacrest.

Pressed for more, she replied, "My lips are sealed."

Still, she said, "From Justin Bobby, I think any guy is an upgrade. I mean, I've learned so much since that relationship."

Spotted: Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad, hanging out with boyfriend Kyle Howard at MyHouse in L.A. for the Havaianas and Details cocktail party. As one of the main guests of honor, Kyle spent much of the night working the room whilst Lauren gossiped with a girlfriend, but no fear: he didn't ignore her. Kyle made sure she always had a drink and showered her with kisses.

Meanwhile, LC's best friend Lo Bosworth has said of the couple, "They are really good together. Sometimes it takes somebody who treats you right to show you there's something else out there."

Catch more of Lauren in this month's Cosmopolitan.


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Thursday, 3 July 2008

Lauren Conrad Is Actually A Nice Person

This past week, Lauren Conrad, the 22-year-old star of 'The Hills', released her latest beauty collection for Mark cosmetics - and also managed to win over Glamour magazine's Petra Guglielmetti, who shared her thoughts on the reality television starlet. 

Guglielmetti said:

  • LC's hair really IS perfect
  • She's even thinner, shorter and more tanned than she looks on TV
  • She's extremely well-spoken, despite the inane conversations we see on 'The Hills', and she recited loads of stats from memory when talking about the cosmetic line's new charitable ventures
  • She seems shy and sweet, and hardly stuck-up at all - she walked Guglielmetti to the toilet herself, even though ten publicists were on hand who would normally have done so

Heidi Montag Wants To Release A Christian Album

[] - Sure, she's better known for her petty squabbles on 'The Hills' and her constant quest for media attention, but Heidi Montag insists she's interested in more than that.  In an interview with USA Today, the reality TV star shared her spiritual side. 

"I have been the most religious person since I was 2 years old," Heidi, who calls herself 'kind of non-denominational Baptist', said. "I always felt this crazy connection to God."

When she was younger, that connection inspired Heidi to dream of one day devoting her life to God and working as a missionary in Africa. Now that the 21-year-old's on a much different career path, she hopes to set her faith to music by releasing a Christian album.

Poll Results In: Who Are You Most Interested In Reading About?

Four-hundred and thirty of you voted, and the results are now in.

1. With 44% of the votes, Lauren Conrad is who you most of you are interested in reading about. 

2. In second place - Laguna Beach alum and party girl Kristin Cavallari, who 24% of you would like to hear more about.

3. Coming in at third is 'The Hills' in general - 16% of you like reading about Whitney, Audrina, Lo and the ins and outs of life in LA for our favorite starlets.

4. In fourth place with 11% of the votes are the cast of Newport Harbor.

5. And last (and perhaps least), Heidi Montag. The life of Spencer Pratt's arm candy seems to interest just 3% of you!

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Lauren Conrad is Cool With Brody's New Girlfriend

[E! Online] - Despite recent tabloid covers to the contrary, Lauren Conrad is cool with Cora Skinner, Brody Jenner's new girlfriend.

Both girls, as well as Brody, were at Dallas Austin's Rowdy clothing line party last night at the Lisa Kline Men boutique on Robertson Boulevard, and there clearly was no bad blood between them. Lauren and Cora hugged hello and chatted for a few minutes while Brody talked to his boys.

But apparently there's still beef between former besties Brody and Spencer Pratt. Brody said they aren't speaking now, but "you never know" if a reconciliation could be in the works.

Also hangin' at the party was JC Chasez, who continued to refute rumors that he and Chace Crawford are more than just friends. "We have the same manager, and that's why we're at the same events," he told me. "We get sent to the same stuff all the time."

One thing JC did confess? He's a fan of Chace's show, Gossip Girl.

Monday, 7 April 2008

"Lauren Conrad's a Walking Contradiction"

[] - Lauren Conrad is a walking contradiction. As the star of the hit MTV reality show The Hills, there are always two sides to Conrad's life: the regular girl who goes to school and interns at Teen Vogue, and the reality superstar whose every move is recorded and scrutinized by the media. She doesn't really like reality stars, but she sees nothing wrong with being one herself. She hates it when people use the media for their own gain but has no reservations about doing it. But the biggest contradiction about Lauren Conrad is that she doesn't see what’s so strange about any of this.

In person, the 22-year-old is even skinnier than she looks on television, with perfect hair, carefully-applied makeup and legs that appear to go all the way up to her neck. She is also perfectly composed, accompanying every statement with a sparkling smile. Conrad never really criticizes anything; it's more that she thinks certain parts of her life are a little peculiar. For instance, she is not allowed to talk about anything that has happened in her life that has not yet appeared on
The Hills, even if it has already been heavily covered by the press – but instead of finding this irritating and absurd, like a regular person would, Conrad just accepts that her Hills
life has to come before her actual life.

"We find ourselves in a situation where things are being reported months and months before they show up on The Hills," says Conrad. "Media will report on our everyday lives, but the thing is, our everyday lives
the television show, so it gives away what's going to happen."

Another strange thing about
The Hills is that a show focusing on Conrad's life makes no mention of the biggest part of her life – the show itself. While filming the first season of The Hills, Conrad's celebrity was practically a non-issue, but now, a few years later, the show still treats her as though she were a normal girl leading an anonymous life in Los Angeles when anyone who picks up a copy of People or Us Weekly
knows that Conrad is anything but.

The Hills
also never covers her fashion line, the highly publicized Lauren Conrad Collection that has just been picked up by high-end Canadian department store Holt Renfrew. Conrad has been relying on media attention to make her line a success, but somehow, she doesn't find anything strange about the disconnect between her actual life and the life that's presented on the show.

"That's the way the show's meant to be. It's meant to be an unscripted drama," says Conrad. "[
The Hills
] does not address the celebrity that comes with it, and I probably would not be able to do [the Lauren Conrad Collection] without the celebrity that comes with the show. They chose not to include it and I didn't really want to include it because I try to separate the line and the show."

An odd moment comes when Conrad talks about the development of her fashion line: she begins speaking in first person plural without specifying who else was involved. It's as though the Lauren Conrad Collection had been put together by the Borg.

"We were looking for an opportunity for a long time," she says. "It took us a while to find it. Basically, we were looking for someone who would give us complete creative control."

You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

Her shift in pronouns is clearly another way Conrad tries to separate her real life from her
Hills life. It's a subconscious acknowledgement that the person she is on the show is a completely different person from who she is off the show. Lauren Conrad the fashion designer is part of a group; Lauren Conrad from The Hills
is just a regular girl. As soon as the conversation returns to her life on the reality show, Conrad goes back to using the first person singular.

"Dating [on the show] is hard because, personally, I don't really want to date a guy that wants to be on a reality show, but those are the only kind of guys I can date," she says.

This seems at least a little hypocritical. Conrad thinks she's too good for people who want to be on television when her entire career is based on the success of her own reality show?

"A lot of people aren't open to the idea of being on a reality show and having their first date documented," she continues. "Anyone who's watched the show knows that we don't always make the guys look good. We very rarely make the guys look good."

Even with this statement, Conrad narrows her eyes at the mention of Gavin Beasley, a
Teen Vogue model she briefly dated earlier this season. After the episode portrayed him as boring and a little bit dim, Beasley told VH1's Best Week Ever
all about his experience filming the show, claiming parts of it were staged.

"He sold his story to the press!" Conrad marvels incredulously.

Yet, this is the same girl who admitted to using the press to publicize her fashion line.

But Conrad is one of the few people who needs these contradictions in order to succeed. Television audiences began watching
The Hills to see Conrad's regular life; in order to continue, the show needs to continue presenting that life, whether or not it still exists. To be Lauren from The Hills, Conrad needs to be outraged when people betray her to the press, but to be a successful fashion designer, she needs to take advantage of the degree of celebrity she's been given. Conrad is a smart girl and she knows exactly when which Lauren is needed, no matter how frequently she has to shift between them. She may be a walking contradiction, but if not for the contradictions, she wouldn't be able to walk at all.

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Lauren Conrad Doesn't Want To Share Her Political Views

Lauren Conrad was spotted with long-term buddy Lo Bosworth in West Hollywood this past Sunday as the twosome popped into Whole Foods for some groceries and flowers before hitting up Blockbuster to pick up a few movies.
The 22-year-old star of MTV's The Hills has recently declined to comment on her political views and which politician she's endorsing for this year's election, unlike rival and ex-bff Heidi Montag. The New York Times questioned Lauren after Heidi shared her thoughts with Us Weekly, telling them that she plans to back John McCain because she's "a Republican and McCain has a lot of experience".

Instead of sharing her thoughts, Conrad got her rep to tell the newspaper that she "believes in a private ballot but encourages everyone to vote."