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'The Hills': With friends like these ...

Audrina may not be the sharpest tool, but does she really need a “friend” like Lauren?

Lauren Lauren may get to narrate “The Hills,” but I think I speak for everyone when I say the series has turned on our fair narrator, who has reverted to a sniffling, green-eyed high schooler this season. (In fact, we’re going back to calling her by her high school nickname, LC, from now on.)

So without further ado, an open letter to LC …

LC, It’s time to move on. Heidi has. (And what kind of world are we living in when Heidi is the grown-up one?) We’re over LC vs. Heidi.

How is it fair for you, LC, to befriend Stephanie, sister of your sworn enemy Spencer, who once confronted you in a nightclub in defense of her brother, but Audrina can’t reunite with Heidi? I smell a hypocrite in these hills.

What’s worse, it seems as though everyone else around you is evolving. Heidi is Ms. Female Empowerment. Stephanie, our favorite “Hills” informant, sailed her olive branch over to you while letting Spencer crash in her apartment. Whitney matriculated from Teen Vogue (albeit to more grunt work). Brody got himself a new steady. Spencer’s giving Heidi her space (for the most part). Even Justin -- “It’s time to get my priorities straight” -- Bobby has given up the belching, started showering and has gotten a new ’do.

They all make you rather dull in your 24-hour Heidi hate. Not just dull, but downright bratty. I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only viewer who threw her pillow (or, ya know, something) at her TV set when you started moaning -- “Will you kidnap me please?” “Oh my god, I need to leave this table immediately,” -- after Heidi squeezed into your table at Goa.

After Audrina caught up with Justin Bobby on a friend-date, your first question to her was “Did he burp in your face?” Not very friend-like. You followed that up with, of course, “Seems like you and Heidi are friendly again.” Yikes.

And now that Heidi has soiled your pad by hanging with Audrina in it for a few moments last week, you want to move out? Into a house? Oh sure, you say you’re bored by your West Hollywood apartment. And yes, you did get that spanking new job as model-herder for People’s Revolution. (But seriously, Mama and Papa Conrad, you're too kind.)

Why is poor Audrina in your cross hairs? Sure, you asked her to move in with you and Lo, but not before you harped all over her “dirty” boyfriends behind her back and told Lo how much fun it would be to continue doing so when you both are her roommates.

Looks like someone other than Justin Bobby needs to get their priorities straight.

--Denise Martin

(Photo courtesy AP)

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This is soo true!! Seriously Lo's is not a nice person. I'm 30yrs lauren needs to get over it. seriously be the better person

Heidi is so dense. Girl still doesn't get why Lauren doesn't want to be friends with her. It's not just b/c of Spencer. Did everyone like forget that Heidi trashed talked Lauren all over the magazines, articles, and news radio? She called her things like a "pathetic loser." Talked shit about her clothing line, etc.

Audrina is so flaky. She is such a bad friend for becoming friends with someone like Heidi who TRASHED talk about her best friend/roommate. Where's the logic? Where's the loyalty? In a situation like this, you can't be neutral. She should really pick a site and stick to it. But if I was Lauren, I'll just dump Audrina and let Heidi have her. Both are just fame driven.

Does anyone realize that no one would even know who Heidi or Audrina were without Lauren? Get her priorities straight...um, did any of you own a 3 million dollar house at 22 years old? I think LC or Lauren or whatever is sweet!

i didnt have time to read through all of the comments, but i just have to say-though it's all fun and games that audrina and heidi are becoming "close friends" again, let's not forget, that heidi was once that kind of a hater to audrina when the loser spencer was trying to two time the both of them.

audrina dances around the subject of actually being friends with heidi when lauren asks about it. and come on, who are we all kidding..heidi and spencer are a bunch of little puppies, getting commands from people who will help get them treats. they're still together people! let's not forget the episodes are from the past, but most importantly, that they're all fake=)

First off, who made everyone oh so famous. LC did.
You don't even talk to these people in real life....You just go by what you guys all hear from the papparzzi and of course, we all know that they start stuff.

Its their choice if they want to be LC's friend or not.

I got to say this but why is an LA Times editor wasting time on giving some advice to L.C.? We all know that The Hills in not so reality T.V. As painful to admit. It is like trying to say that wresting is real. I enjoy watching The Hills. But everyone has to understand that it is just drama. Without drama there is no The Hills. No ratings. Denise Martin needs to get her "priorities straight." Since when is Heidi the "Ms. Female Empowerment?" Ms. New Boobs and Lips. She is pratically the new Barbi. I am sorry nothing is being justified just because she kicked Spencer out. I constantly see Spencer and Heidi in photographs together so obviously they are together. I can say that Lauren is much a better example for young teenagers. She dresses appropiately. She is not altering her body for popularity. Like hmmm...Heidi. Lauren has her right to choose her friends.

I think it's pretty obvious that Heidi is befriending Audrina with shady, alterior motives. But whether or not Heidi just wants to end the drama, or to become friends with Lauren again, she is going about it the WRONG way. Talking badly about Lauren at the same table at a nightclub isn't going to win her any points. Audrina... well, I feel like she's just a pretty face. She's got to be dense to go back to Justin Bobby. And Lauren, I feel, DOES act rather maturely in comparison to her co-stars. Just because she doesn't like Heidi doesn't mean she's immature. We're not MEANT to like everyone, and we don't have to ACT like we do, either.

i think people that disagree with this artile are seriously brainwashed.

There is nothing in this article that I disagree with.
Why, after graduating high school, are these ladies still engaging in teenage behavior?
I think it is high time for Lauren and Heidi to grow up and move on.

Furthermore, Audrina is an adult. She can choose her friends according to her fancy. Lauren's duty is not to dictate who her roommate can or cannot associate with. I can understand Lauren's dismay when her friend is fraternizing with the enemies, but where's the maturity here?

The Hills makes for a mildly entertaining Monday night reality show, but if this is truly how everyone on the show acts in real life, then what's there to look up to? What's there to admire or emulate? Lauren's ever-changing nail colors?

Totally argee I was TEAM LAUREN for a long time but Im on no ones team and Heidi in the next episode is mad at Stephanie EVERYONE needs to grow up and TALK and let things GO!!

Who is this stupid idiot. How the hell has Heidi moved on? She can't stop talking about Lauren, trying to worm her way back into Lauren's fold, and now she's trying to bully sister Pratt for being friends with "the enemy." Heidi is with a guy who spread a vile rumor about Lauren having a sex tape. Her "best friend" chose to overlook that and stay with the guy! If that's not a reason to feel betrayed, what the hell is?! As for Audrina, she is a spineless and disloyal friend. When Heidi once tried to shut Audrina out of the old clique because of her jealousies, she was pretty ruthless and cruel. Now suddenly she's spinning this whole (false!) story about their valuable friendship and how they've known each other too long to let Lauren come in between them! It's too stupid and yet Audrina falls for this b.s. even though Lauren is her friend and was devastated by what Spencer did. All of these wannabe's have benefited greatly from Lauren's show and yet they have no sense of loyalty whatsoever. What kind of idiot is this writer? Heidi's relative? She'd rather sing the praises of this bleach blonde, plastic-boobed bimbo who is the fakest thing since Joan River's face? I can't believe this crap was even published. Clearly, no one fact checks at the LA Times. This is all incorrect and biased. This is pure trash!

Can we also please remember that it was never proved that Heidi had anything to do with that sex tape rumor that NO magazine reported on...

Frankly, I think Lauren is a lonely old hag who is abosolutely too involved in her friends' lives. I mean, have we forgotten that this is the same LC that was "the other woman" constantly trying to come between Kristin and Stephen in the first season of Laguna Beach??? Even then-as just a teenaged girl-she involved herelf in situations that were none of her damn business and stirred up drama and trouble in other people's relationships. She needs to GET A LIFE...or better yet get a MAN! It's no wonder why she can't keep the interest of any of the guys who she's dated during her run on reality tv. Both Brody and Jason have moved on with their lives-she was noticeably upset when she learned of both situations. Is it posible that her own pain and bad luck in relationships is the reason for her hating and meddling? I tell you, Audrina would be a fool to move in with Lauren and LO-who will probably share a room, if not beds; two lonely losers who will sure to be snooping through Audrina's room to learn more about her PRIVATE life with Justin Bobby. When the comment was made about Justin's belching on the most recent episode, I thought to myself, "Who the hell is LC to be questioning poor Audrina about her belching boyfriend, when LC's former obession-Jason Wahler-made a fool of his drunken self on Celebrity Rap Supertar, branded himself a racist and an anti-gay coke head, and not to mention, reportedly video-taped his sexcapades with none other than LC." Can we all say it together folks? "LC is a HYPOCRITE!!" Message to Lauren: Why not find a man of your own ? Stay out of your girlfriends' business with their guys. If not, you can be sure that one day your friends are going to wake up, wisen up, and stop talking to your controlling ass! If Audrina likes grungy, belching guys, be a true friend and support her decision the same way your friends supported you with all your fiascos. Sure, we all know Heidi was a little silly when it came to Spencer. So what? You were stupid as hell behind Stephen and Jason. Be a little more compassionate, understanding, and most of all, a friend! If not, it'll be you and lonely ass LO together forever for the rest of your lives.



Do any of you realize that the only reason this woman wrote this letter about lauren is so that she would draw attention to herself.The same way Perez Hilton got his start....by bashing celebs.For her lauren is a means to an end.To get her name out there.Maybe she wants to leave this crappy newspaper and get out on her own.

I mean to bash lauren for accepting Stephanies apology but not Heidi's.Stephanie yelled at Lauren but Heidi and her boyfriend tried to ruin Laurens life with a nasty and cruel rumour.That wasn't scripted.It was just cruel.And the constant attacks on Lauren in the press by Heidi and Spencer...I guess thats what this woman views as class.Very sad.

i think ur not seeing another hypocrite...Heidi!
she tells stephanie that she has no loyalty to her and yet shes trying to talk to audrina and make lauren look like the bad one for not liking her talking to heidi again.
maybe some people have to look at both sides.

Well, in some sense it does make sense, but I do recall that Heidi was saying things like "oh me and audrina were friends before lauren and she was" at the table. I also recall that in the 1st or 2nd season Heidi chose to believe her boyfriend/ ex fiance over her girlfriend. Now that she doesn't have Spencer to fall back on she's just looking for someone else, aka Audrina. I clearly remember Heidi getting pissed off that Stephanie went to Laurens party, and Heidi keeps repeating that Lauren is mad at her because of her boyfriend. THINK AGAIN! Lauren Conrad has repeated this many times, she's not mad at the fact that you (Heidi) have poor taste in guys it's because she believes that you and your ex fiance started the sex tape rumor then try to blame Brody. Seems like Miss Conrad isn't the only one who needs to let go and get their priorites straight.

If Heidi is someone that younger girls are supposed to look up to for female empowerment then this whole country is going to hell. It's completely ridiculous that anyone takes time to look farther into this crap than it is shown on tv, even far enough to write an article on it, im glad you went far with your career to tell fake television actors to grow up and get a life on a fake television show. maybe its you who should grow up and get a life.

Seriously - are you the only person in the world that doesn't know this show is SCRIPTED... everyone talks about The Hills being "for your entertainment" and how fake it is.. so do you really believe that what we watch every Monday night for 30 minutes is actually her real life?? Come on, really?

What about Heidi getting mad at Steph hanging with Lauren in the next show asking her "Where is your loyalty?" Team LC! Heidiwood clothes are awful and very tranny-like.

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