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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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I would like to see a follow-up open letter from the author based on recent developments which include Heidi and Spencer re-spreading the sex tape rumor about Lauren on Tyra banks show and the upcoming episode where Heidi gets angry with Stephanie for going to Lauren's party.

The comments in the "open letter" seem to come from a very one-sided perspective with no regard for how emotionallly difficult it is to overcome betrayal by a close friend. It is much easier for Heidi to "get over" the situation because nothing was done to her of the magnitude of having rumors spread in national publications. Why should Lauren embrace someone as a friend who has spent the better part of a year speaking negatively about her in the press? The Hills focus on the non-celebrity aspect of the girls lives means Lauren can never address the situation on camera but I would suggest the author of the "open letter" do her homework before making such a public admonisment of someone.

all these people need to get real lives and someone please get "LC" a push up bra

What episode was the "writer" (stretch to use that word, but whatever) watching? Heidi is OBSESSED with Lauren. Everything she says, does, thinks has to do with Lauren. Lauren is trying to live her life as if Heidi did not exist - that is called moving on, dearie. Heidi is a fame-whore, who has more plastic in her body than Barbie. She is PATHETIC.

From the get-together at GOA, it appeared to me that Heidi was stalking Lauren. I would have reacted the same way as Lauren. She showed maturity by removing herself from the situation, versus causing a scene. Again - that is MATURITY. Denise Martin, get a clue- take a donation, buy one, dig through the garbage, but please get a CLUE!

And Brody doesn't have someone new anymore, he is single. Get your data straight.


Yes, she was a victim at one point and she HAD the right to be mad but the truth is that she still acts like a child and cannot move passed it all. If she felt awkward that Heidi was saying something about her while she was there then she could have said something about it instead of walking out and showing everyone how much of a whiner she is.

Grow up Lauren and second of all, your designs are imitations, you are not innovative and they are cheaply made YET they are priced excessively. Wake up and smell the harsh reality that you are the "SUCK-Y" person who needs to get a REAL life.

I agree with Lola. Get your facts straight Denise.

seriously . too all these people down here.you need to back off.everything people write isnt gonna change nothing.everybodys there own person.lauren is a smart girl.you cant trust everyone in the world.i like audrina too.but come on she use to tell heidi stuff too.like at the bar?heidi is mest up in the head.one day she crys to lauren saying i had nothing to do this is and that.like the video tape ?yeah then shes goes on t.v and says ohh its true.shes just sucking up to spencer.why should lauren be friends with her again?yeahh excatly.none of you people are gonna change anybodys opinion . so grow up . and get a life.

i think that the big problem here is that for one side is HEIDI trying to make everybody aware of she "is the victim" when she started the hole thing.... come on!! if she thinks that she is sooo madurate .. go to talk to girl i try again to be friends again .. but dont go "speaking" loud ..!! so lame!!!
The secodn problem is Lauren has to talk to Heidi.. quit avoiding her and for the love of BUda!!! go to talk to her and put everything straight!




yeaiiiiiiiii i totally agree - i wish the hills could be seen from heidi's or audrina's perspective

This letter has to be the most ridiculous thing I have ever read. Who is this Denise person? First of all, Lauren is over it. She wants to forget Heidi. Heidi is the one who is desperate to be Lauren's friend. It's all she ever talks about. Lauren never talks about it. And must we forget that Heidi started a rumor about Lauren that could have tarnished her reputation forever. A rumor that will follow her forever. A rumor that was meant to embarrass her in front of the world, her family, her school and her business? Are we supposed to just forget something like that?? It might be different if Heidi every apologized for it!!!! The difference between her and Stephanie is that Stephanie sincerely apologized to Lauren and Lauren accepted. Heidi has never apologized or even admitted wrongdoing. She likes to pretend that Lauren just doesn' t like her because of Spencer, but that's not it at all. As for Audrina, come on!!! Audrina is a doormat! Lauren doesn't want her friend to be with someone who abandoned her on numerous occasions and cheated on her in front of her face!!! I don't think anyone wants their friend to be with someone like that. She is looking out for her friend and I think that's what any friend should do. It's not always about forgive and forget and all be best friends again. Lauren has forgiven and forgotten, she just doesn't want these people in her life! And she doesn't have to have them in her life just because idiots like you Denise think she should!!! I am so sick of everyone being so mean to Lauren just because she wants the best for her friends. Leave her alone!!! TEAM LAUREN. We love you and think you are a great friend who is pure class!

Hey I saw a comment posted about the war going and how we should all get a life because there's bigger things out there to worry about but guess what I have news for you ( danielle was it?) I have an uncle and several other family members who have fought in the war, and I enjoy a little "Hills" every now and then just as much as the next person. So SHUT UP. Its a tv show that is meant for entertainment and thats exactly why people watch it so get your panties out of a bunch and relax... it's only good television.

well Denise i found great offense at this apparently you dont watch the show she has forgiven hiedi but that doesnt mean she has to be all buddy buddy with her again. and if you dont like it dont watch it i meanthere is this one episode where hiedi lauren audrina justin and stephanie are all sitting down at a night club and all hiedie is doing is trahing lauren so back off and get a life do trash other people for their lives i bet your life is full of shit too!

The problem I have is that Heidi sits there and tells everyone that she was friends with Audrina first, and she was.....BUT Heidi is the one who stopped talking to Audrina cause of SPENCER !! Doesn't anyone recall when Heidi was working the door and Spencer came in with Audrina. He then blamed it on Audrina. When it came time for Heidi's birthday Audrina came to see her and was blown off. I think that everyone has forgotten that, and that is why I want to throw my pillow at the TV. Did they think that there aren't people out there that have watched since the beginning....HELLO!!

I think Lauren can really do what she wants, she has been walked all over by certain friends throughout laguna and the hills.. i think with the whole immature thing, maybe the hills makes it out to be that way, but i would do exactly the same if i was in her position

heidi was being a brat and talking about lauren at her table, and was obvious lauren would be able to hear. i think it was MATURE of lauren to walk away than sit there and make a public argument, like heidi did when loser spencer was caught chatting people up.

im sure everything with lauren and audrina are actually ok, we only see 25 mins of pretty much a whole month..

First of all, you are a reporter, not a gossip columnist, go out and write a real article, thanks.

Second of all, where do people get this impression of Heidi that is mature and grown up and independent?! She pays photographers to follow her and Spencer around so she can get publicity. She is a fame craver. She will stop at nothing to be in the spot light. She may not have created the sex tape rumor, but I can bet a lot of money that her boyfriend with his flesh colored beard had a big part in it, and she didn't do anything to stop it. All Heidi does when she gets in front of a camera is bad mouth Lauren, real mature! I'm not sure if I'm the only one that noticed, but Heidi has been a horrible person since the day she walked on to The Hills. She crashed Lauren's first big assignment at her internship with Teen Vogue and made a big drunken scene with her boyfriend. She ignored Lauren out at clubs because she was too concerned with herself and her own world to be bothered by her friend. She ditched Lauren numerous times to hang out with Spencer, to name a specific moment, when she and Spencer got back from Santa Barbara and she was supposed to come home and go to dinner with Lauren. Instead, she ditched out to go to the movies with Spencer, the person she had just spent the past 3 days and nights with. She moved out of their apartment together, left Lauren with LITTLE time to find a new roommate, and then proceded to barely have anything to do with those girls anymore. Let's not forget she was also a really bad friend to Audrina too. Then the sex tape rumor came out, and Heidi didn't even bother to CALL or even send a simple EMAIL to her "friend" to see how she was handling it all. Little fishy if you ask me. She just up and forgot about her best friend for that disgusting thing she calls a boyfriend. If it wasn't for Lauren, Heidi wouldn't even BE here right now, she'd be back home in Colorado with no life and nothing going for her. Lauren told MTV she would only do the show if Heidi could be on it also, and she let Heidi live with her family the summer before their classes started at FIDM. Heidi also admitted a long time ago that Lauren bought all the furniture and paid for Heidi's entire bedroom furnishings. Way to be thankful, Heidi!

Heidi and Spencer will do anything to be famous, including making HORRIBLE music, cheap clothing, and spreading vicious lies and rumors about those the once "cared about".

I don't see anything wrong with the way Lauren acts. Justin Bobby is a moron and he repeatedly hurt one of her best friends, I wouldn't be too keen on him either! She has however, takent he high road and is polite for the most part when it comes to Audrina talking about him. She has also, in my opinion, been extremely cool about Heidi and Audrina being friends. She stated her opinion about the matter, but has not told Audrina she cannot hang out with her. Lauren has her own money, she is a full time college student working her way to a degree, she has a wonderful, classy fashion line, a busy job, and her own house. I'm pretty sure most of you are just jealous of her, and that is why you choose to say the rude and tasteless things you do. You all need to focus on your own lives and stop living through a television show. You keep telling Lauren to grow up an get over it, well, maybe you should take a look in the mirror and take your own advice. Before you start pointing fingers and judging others, make sure YOUR hands are clean.

Another thing, somebody, anybody, tell Heidi to STOP saying she is PRAYING for Lauren. I'm sorry, Lauren is fine, what you need to do is start praying for yourself and your worthless boyfriend.

Thank you!

Finally an article about how rude and annoying Lauren is. Lauren seriously has to get a life and stop being such a brat. Take your head out of your butt and look around. Your just a reality tv character...stop acting like your better than everyone else!

I can see where you are coming from when you say this but i sort of disagree. It's okay for Lauren to be friends with Stephanie because she has no reason to be mad with her. She apologized to Lauren and saw sincerity in that. Hedi on the other hand says she did nothing to Lauren. We don't know everything in Laurens life and obviuosly heidi has done something to her that upset her.

Audrina lived in the apartment WITH Lauren. If someone invited someone i wasn't crazy about in OUR apartment i would be kind of upset.

Name one person who doesn't gossip. You said Lauren was talking bad about Audrina's boyfriend.

I think Lauren is basically over the whole Heidi thing because she obviously doesn't want to be around her like Heidi who always tries to apologize for something "she didn't do". If she didn't do anything, why does she want to say she's sorry so much.

Heidi and Spencer seem to be the immature ones in the show. They make Stephanie feel guilty for merely being friends with someone they don't like. They seem to be the ones that are "back in high school". Lauren said she wasn't really all for Heidi and Audrina being friends but she didn't get all that mad.

Lauren was just joking when she asked Audrina if JustinBobby burped in her face. It's happened before and of course JustinBobby had a smart attitude with Lauren before so of course he's not on the top of Lauren's friend list.

You can clearly tell by the writing of this article the person "writiing" it is more immature then the people she talks about.
You sit at your computer and bash a young, beautiful girl, because what your middle-aged, and clearly not at your prime...or are in your 20 or 30's and has pure jealousy of people who made it further then you.
I don't expect you to read this, but if you do...writing articles like this, won't get you any further then your starbucks and your big fake sunglasses, in a wanna be popular girl mode.
That is all.

I hope Hedi and Audrina just get their own show's so we don't have to look at Laurens face any more. How nasty for her to let that shallow, trouble making,poor excuse for a friend come between her and Audrina. Yes ,I'm talking about Lo. How obnoxious is she and her plan to push everyone out of Laurens life so she can be on T.V. again. I know all those spoiled brats are the Hills,but, she's just a nasty person. It's time to leave Lauren behind if thats what she has to give fans. Jilly

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