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Heidi Montag, Jake Pavelka and Danielle Staub together at last?

Danielle Staub, Jake Pavelka and Heidi Montag to star on VH1 show
Heidi Montag
and Jake Pavelka were spotted together at Café Med in West Hollywood on Tuesday. But it's not what you think. Danielle Staub was there too.

The oft-loathed reality stars — she of Speidi infamy and he of "The Bachelor" bizarro-land — were spotted alongside Staub (the also-oft-loathed New Jersey housewife) and other reality series alumni, said to make up the cast of a new VH1 show. They're supposed to get a restaurant up and running in 28 days, according to People.

So if you thought each of these reality semi-stars was cringe-inducing on his/her own, try not to imagine what they'll be like altogether. Chills.

"They are revamping a restaurant from the ground up. They started shooting this past weekend," a source told the mag.

File that under: Really?! Gordon Ramsay must be fuming with sweaty bullets of rage right about now.

What do you think of this trio? Will you watch whatever it is they're cooking up?


Where's Heidi Montag? Try the Hustler strip club

Danielle Staub settles defamation lawsuit with ex-husband

Vienna Girardi says she dumped Jake Pavelka over, ahem, intimacy issues [poll]

— Nardine Saad
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Photo: Left, Danielle Staub on Feb. 15, 2011. Credit: Marc Stamas / Getty Images. Center, Jake Pavelka in April 2010. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press. Right, Heidi Montag on Nov. 16, 2009. Credit: Will Ragozzino / Getty Images.

Where's Heidi Montag? Try the Hustler strip club.

heidi montag stripper Oh, Heidi Montag. She's been out of the spotlight for a few minutes since interest in her relationship with Spencer Pratt and her plastic surgeries has waned. So what has our little reality star/songbird been up to? She filled us in via Twitter from Las Vegas on Sunday.

"Going to Hustler strip club want to pick up some tips for my music video Ill do it that I am shooting next week"

Yeah, yeah. We can hear the "what took you so long?" jokes already. But apparently this is for her craft. Perhaps we should give her the benefit of the doubt?

Marisa Tomei hung out with strippers when she was researching her part in "The Wrestler" (and got a supporting actress Oscar nomination for her trouble), and Kristen Stewart tried a similar tactic for her role as a teenage stripper in the new film "Welcome to the Rileys" -- getting so in character that a club owner actually offered her a job.

Alas, we must weigh "give her the benefit of the doubt" versus "it's Heidi Montag." What do you think about Montag's move: Future VMA winner or just another bid for attention? Or both? Tell us in comments.

-- Whitney Friedlander

Photo: A pre-10-plastic-surgeries Heidi Montag promotes "How to be Famous," a book she produced with hubby Spencer Pratt, on Nov. 16, 2009, in New York City. Credit: Will Ragozzino / Getty Images

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This just in from the Department of Yeah, Whatever, Blah Blah Blah: Heidi Montag officially told the court Thursday that she doesn't want to divorce Spencer Pratt anymore -- for now, at least.

Montag had the divorce filing dismissed without prejudice. That's the divorce request that came in the wake of her moving out and then filing for separation on her own, with the form possibly filled in using a crayon, No. 2 pencil or old eyeliner (alas, no hearts over the "i's") -- the one that worked to get the reality-TV twosome loads of publicity for Pratt's freaky beard and Montag's freaky bosom. Oh yeah, there was that sex-tape thing too.


In a "shocking" turn of events, the two were spotted canoodling recently in Costa Rica, purportedly as part of their sex-tape negotiations. Perhaps it was his touching personal apology that turned her heart?

So, yeah, they're still a match made in Hollywood.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Reuters contributed to this report.

Photo: Oh look, it's vintage Speidi, before his most recent beard and her multiple plastic surgeries, at the White House Correspondents' Assn. dinner on April 26, 2008, in Washington, D.C. Credit: Aude Guerrucci / AFP / Getty Images

Spencer Pratt apologizes to Heidi Montag (through a magazine, natch)

Spencer-pratt-divorce-sorry In precisely the kind of come-to-Jesus moment any girl would die to have with an ex, Spencer Pratt has stepped forward to take full accountability for the shenanigans that ended his marriage with Heidi Montag.

Stepped forward to People magazine that is.

"Divorce can be a trying, draining, and emotionally devastating experience for all involved," Pratt says in a new interview.

"Despite these hardships, most individuals manage to conduct themselves with dignity and maturity. I did not –- I failed spectacularly."

We've come to expect nothing less from Mr. Photo Op than this type of candid revelation made to a national publication. The bleeding heart in us hopes he writes her a note too. We'd even settle for a skywriter.

"I horribly embarrassed the one person that meant the world to me. For my outrageous and infantile behavior, I offer Heidi my most sincere apologies," Pratt said.

Montag's response coming soon to a newsstand near you.

-- Matt Donnelly


Photo: Heidi and Spencer, the way they were. Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press 

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Speidi-blago Poor, poor Heidi Montag. First she announces she’s getting an un-divorce. Then her plastic surgeon dies. And now, in her own words, she feels "trapped" in her "own body."

Her jailers are, apparently, the G-cup breasts she chose during her recent round of 10 plastic surgeries. Now she wants freedom, forthwith, from the twin torturers who keep her trapped in the purgatory of custom-made clothing, and who allow her to hug her dogs only with great awkwardness.

"I'm desperate to go back to normal," Montag, 23, tells Life and Style, which touts her 12 surgeries, but really, who's counting? "I'm downgrading and going a little smaller, to a D or a double D."

Montag is also keen to let the world know about her pain, and we don’t mean the psychological hell of being married to -- or pseudo-divorced from, or whatever you call it this week -- a guy like Spencer Pratt.

"I was taking painkillers but they weren't working so I stopped," she tells L&S. "It hurt either way."

What's truly amazing about Montag isn't this particular news, of course, but rather her ongoing ability to create news of any kind. Usually, celebrity stories tend to dry up after a marriage, divorce or staged divorce.

But Montag, bless her, continues to engineer her own headlines, week after week. If her celebrity ever does truly run out, she certainly has a promising future as a Hollywood publicist.

-- Leslie Gornstein

Photo: Was Heidi Montag's life really less painful, or more normal, before she had the ginormous bosoms tacked on? Really? Witness this promotional Montag-Spencer Pratt-Rod Blagojevich lineup from "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here." Credit: Paul Drinkwater / NBC

Heidi Montag files for divorce from 'Hills' husband Spencer Pratt

Heidi-spencer-divorce Looks like it's really over for reality television duo Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt.

The surgically enhanced blond took her petition for legal separation a step further on Friday, filing for divorce in Santa Monica Superior Court.

"Heidi has amended her petition for separation and today has filed a petition for dissolution of marriage from Spencer Pratt," her lawyer tells People magazine.

"The couple has agreed they would like their divorce to be finalized in a timely manner in an out of court settlement. Both parties are amicable with each other and over the possibility of finalizing their divorce."

The once-dynamic duo are no strangers to publicity stunts, leading to wide speculation of a hoax when news of their breakup hit in late May.

Since parting, Montag's career got a nice jolt of adrenaline with proposed reality projects and a cameo in Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston's "Just Go WIth It." Pratt has spiraled deeper into obscurity, with fleeting designs on starting a paparazzi agency.

Montag and Pratt held a big white wedding in April 2009 in Pasadena, where the ceremony, naturally, was filmed for the now-defunct MTV show "The Hills." Sadly, the world won't see their divorce proceedings in prime time. Then again, we don't put anything past these two.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt in happier times. Credit: AP Photo

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Stephanie Pratt on Lindsay Lohan, the end of 'The Hills'

Stephanie Pratt has advice for Lindsay LohanWith the series finale of "The Hills" set to air Tuesday, the Ministry caught up with Stephanie Pratt, a star of the reality-TV staple and sister of controversial Spencer Pratt.

It's refreshing to see how level-headed and, well, real Pratt is when she's truly unscripted -- offering advice for embattled Lindsay Lohan (Pratt was arrested on a DUI charge in 2009) and discussing estrangement from her brother and his soon-to-be-ex-wife Heidi Montag, and her own life after TV.

Pratt thinks Lohan "really should take this jail time. I know she's not going to do the whole 90 days. I think it's going to be great for her. I'd love her to have a great, great comeback."

She shared her own experience: "When I got my DUI, I knew that I had the best fans ever thanks to the show. I wanted to make sure I did everything right. ... I went to [the] Betty Ford [Center] and stopped drinking," she said. "I only did that so these kids know that you can have fun but take care of yourself first."

The 24-year-old blew just over the .08% legal limit when she was pulled over last October, the night of Montag's birthday party. She made a deal in which the DUI charge was dropped in exchange for a no contest plea to misdemeanor exhibition of speed, three years' probation, completion of an alcohol education class and attendance at AA meetings. The Betty Ford stint was her decision, however.

"You can say, 'This is my chance. I'm being tested right now, I'm on trial right now and whatever I do it's going to manifest my future.'"

But while lightning-rod Lohan contends with moving from mess to manifest destiny, Pratt's got a controversial twosome right in her family tree -- the aforementioned Spencer and Heidi. 

"I still haven't talked to them. It's now been since, I guess, September," she said. "I don't ...

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Lauren Conrad will appear on 'The Hills' finale post-show

Lauren-conrad Don't count Lauren Conrad out of "The Hills" completely, even though the blond mini-mogul has said before that she wouldn't surface.

She won't appear in the final episode, true, but Conrad will participate in a live post-finale show to air July 13 on MTV, "Hills" creator Adam DiVello confirms.

"We have a live finale after show ... Lauren Conrad will be at that finale event, along with Whitney Port and the entire cast," DiVello told Ryan Seacrest on his morning radio show

Conrad was featured on MTV's "Laguna Beach" before landing her own spinoff; "The Hills," became a not-really-reality phenomenon in 2006, with touchstone characters Kristin Cavallari and Audrina Patridge and the side show of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt

Conrad's final appearance as a main character aired in 2009. She has since launched a successful clothing line with retailer Kohl's and penned several books.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Lauren Conrad unveils her national Milk Mustache "got milk?" ad at the Grove on June 15, 2010. Credit: Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Got Milk

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Heidi Montag moves out of home she shares with Spencer Pratt

Montag-Pratt Holy Justin Bobby! Could the reign of Speidi really be over? 

Last week there were reports that the camera-loving couple had called it quits. Now Montag, in an interview with People magazine, is fueling the fire: I needed some alone time," she said, confirming reports that she has moved out of the Pacific Palisades home she shared with Pratt. "There are so many lies out there about me and I just needed space -- even away from my husband."

She added: "I've always loved Spencer ... but right now we're working on things."

Say it isn't so! Now who's going to shoot her awesome music videos??!?!

Montag plans to mull over things this summer -- when she's not yakking it up with pal and new roommate Jen Bunney, which will be captured on film -- how convenient -- as they begin shooting their own reality show.

Will you tune in?

-- Yvonne Villarreal

Photo:  Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag arrive at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press.

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PREACH IT! Heidi Montag has no friends, hence all gossip about her is false

Heidi Montag We love celebrity logic. It’s a bit like string theory: When objects reach a certain size, they simply stop making sense. In physics, the nonsensical behavior occurs among quantum particles, which are very small. In Hollywood, it’s the opposite; where giant egos walk the Earth, bizarro thinking follows. But whatever. Admit it: The analogy we just made is way awesome. It has both stars AND physics, without actually veering into astrophysics.

Today’s example of rabbit-hole celebrity thinking: Heidi Montag. In a fresh series of Tweets, she declares two things, neither of which are exaggerated or taken out of context. The first is that she’s never been happier. Really. The whole new-rubber-face thing? Working out great.

The second thing is that she has no friends.

Take it away, Heidi (unedited, in no particular order of Tweet):

“I have never felt sexier, happier, or more amazing in my own skin. I truly look the way I have always dreamed, I love America and freedom!”

(Editor’s note: I know, right?!)

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