Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kristin Cavallari Can't Wait to Stir Up Fake Drama

The season premiere of The Hills is a little more than a month away, but Kristin Cavallari has already been busy stirring up contrived dramatic situations.
While all "reality" shows are subject to interpretation as far as what is real and what is not, K-Cavs is basically admitting that she's coming to The Hills:
•Because she's being paid to and wants to boost her profile
•To shake things up because the MTV show got a bit boring
Hey at least she's honest. A little Hills spoiler she dished:
"There's going to be a little feud between [Audrina Patridge] and me over Justin [Bobby], a little love triangle," Cavallari said this week. "I like to have fun with it and play everything up. I mean, you've got to keep it interesting."
So she's pretending to be interested in that sleaze Justin-Bobby to piss off Audrina for ratings. As if that scenario would even be remotely plausible in real life.
You can see why Lauren Conrad got tired of being effed with and quit.
Kristin also commented on Heidi Montag's classic Miss Universe performance the other night, and answered diplomatically that she was "really impressed."
We were impressed too ... that NBC was smart enough to edit out half of it.
"It reminded me of Britney Spears at the VMAs, when she ripped off her suit and was nude with sparkles," Kristin Cavallari said. "She kind of looked like that."
She kind of did. Only without the talent, catchy song and good looks.
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Trend Report: Ruffled Shoulders

As the ladies above so aptly demonstrate, there are ample variations of ruffle-shoulder dresses available right now, so finding a style that works for you shouldn't be hard.
If the bright colors and big ruffles are putting you in a fashion panic, take a few deep breaths and remember that you can try the trend in a toned-down way too. Just look to the less-intense styles that fashion fanatics like Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo prefer. After all, who could resist the delicately detailed Poltock & Walsh Shoulder Ruffle Dress ($760) Alexa Chung wore to the Glamour Awards party in London earlier this summer? The frock, which is from P&W's S/S 09 line and already sold out, has a wildly flattering fit thanks to its shoulder-emphasizing and waist-cinching silhouette. Plus, we adore the soft nude oyster silk; the color allows Chung's peep-toe Chanel booties to really stand out. We know that many readers are interested in not-so-basic black versions of the trend, so we'll direct you to Olivia Palermo's interpretation for inspiration. As seen at Maybelline New York's celebration of the launch of Color Sensational Lipcolor, Palermo embraced the trend with the feather-embellished Thane Dress ($595) by Diane von Furstenberg. Paired with a slim belt, Wolford tights, and Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Platform Sandals ($760), she displayed a fashion-forward outfit that still looks polished and professional.

Kristin Cavallari earning more money on 'The Hills' than Lauren Conrad?

While it was Lauren Conrad’s decision to bid farewell her MTV reality show "The Hills," Pop Tarts has learned that her replacement, Kristin Cavallari, is actually banking a little more than she did.
Reports recently emerged indicating that Cavallari was earning an impressive $63,000 per episode. However, an inside source assured us that such numbers were "totally inaccurate" and that the Denver-born 22-year-old was actually earning around $90,000 per episode. Poor ol’ LC reportedly made "only" about $75,000 a pop.
It figures that the figures were pretty good, as just weeks before inking the deal to narrate the next two season of "The Hills," Cavallari swore up and down that she was absolutely done with reality television.
"I haven’t even watched an episode of 'The Hills,'" she told Tarts, saying her focus was on being a "serious actress."
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Lauren Conrad - Shape interview with photos - September 2009 - and the first look at her Kohl's line LC by Lauren Conrad

When we last checked in with Lauren Conrad for our January 2008 cover, she seemed to have everything going for her: She was the star of the hit reality show The Hills, and her high-end clothing line was in chic boutiques around the country. Yet, despite her outward success, Lauren now admits her confidence was really flagging. "People I thought I could count on were undermining me, and my self-esteem took a hit," she says. Fast-forward 18 months and it's a very different Lauren who bounces into a New York City photo studio. Despite dramatic changes in her career, the natural beauty is glowing with energy and confidence.
What changed? Since quitting the show, the 23-year-old has achieved her dream of writing a novel (L.A. Candy topped the New York Times bestsellers list as this issue went to press), and she's started a budget-friendly fashion line for Kohls, which she says reflects who she is better than her previous designs. The quintessential California girl not only shares her secrets for looking gorgeous, she also opens up to Shape about how she's become more self-assured. "I'm much more comfortable with who I an now," she says. "I've learned that you've got to stay true to yourself. It's the only way you'll be really happy."

The idea of leaving the Hills was scary - after all, the show launched her career. But once Lauren made the break, she was excited to have the chance to explore other interests. "I like to be involved in a lot of projects," she says. "I've found that your always learning when you do different things - and you never get bored! I enjoy a challenge." It's that attitude that helped Lauren write a novel about a young woman's adventures on a reality television show. "I discovered that I really love writing," says Lauren. "But it's intimidating to start the first page of a book when you have hundreds of pages ahead of you." As she's done with her other ventures, Lauren jumped right in, pushing through the process without worrying about the end result. "Once I got over the stress of starting the story," she says, "I just took it one chapter at a time."

Always on the go, Lauren has found sticking to a regular exercise routine tough for the past few months. But with the help of Los Angeles celebrity trainer Jarett Del Bene, she's come up with a do-it-yourself workout. "Basically it's a circuit I can do anywhere - in my hotel room when I'm traveling or at home in my living room," says Lauren. "There are just five moves: squats, sit-ups, push-ups, couch dips - where I balance on the edge of a couch and lower my hips, then press up - and planks. I do 20 reps of the first four moves, then hold the plank for 20 seconds. I go through the entire circuit six times. No equipment required."

Despite her hectic lifestyle, Lauren's been eating healthier than ever before. She's gone from calorie counting to a more flexible approach: She gets plenty of fruit, like watermelon and grapefruit; organic salad greens; and lean protein, like turkey, tuna, and beans. "I've found when all I'm eating is really fresh, healthy foods, I stop craving pizza and burgers," she says. Lauren's even switched to super nutritious nibbles (what she calls "snack plates"): hummus, sliced turkey, cucumbers, and apples. "When I have these foods in front of me, I find it easier to avoid high-calorie binges," she says.
When a pizza craving does hit, however, rather than deprive herself, she's discovered a healthy alternative: "At California Pizza Kitchen, they make a salad pizza with greens, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette on a very thin crust," she says. "It tastes great without the guilt."

One of the best things to happen to Lauren this year was starting a relationship with actor Kyle Howard. But after just a few months of dating, Lauren found she was getting soft around her middle. "I call it the 'boyfriend layer,'" she says, laughing. "We were having more romantic dinners out, and I was exercising less." To get back on track, the couple started working out together. "We like doing outdoor stuff: tennis, bike riding, kayaking, stand-up surfing, hiking in the canyons around L.A.," says Lauren. "I just ask Kyle, 'You feel like working out?' It's more fun than hitting the gym alone."

Lauren's confidence got a jump-start after a pep talk from her mother and a close friend. "Nine months ago, I reached my breaking point," she says. "I felt bad about myself because certain people were relentlessly attacking me and my reputation. My mom kept saying, 'Let it go, Lauren. It doesn't matter.' My friend also sat me down and asked, 'Why do you care what people say about you? How does it really affect you at the end of the day?' I couldn't come up with a good answer and realized I had to stop worrying about what other people think. The next day I got a tattoo on my lower back that says 'sticks and stones,' because they may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Once I let go of that, I felt more confident about myself. And that," she says, "made my decision to leave The Hills pretty easy."

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Olivia Palermo - Stylish in Soho

Looking ever-so-stylish, Olivia Palermo was spotted out enjoying what was a fine summer day in SoHo on August 25th.
The MTV reality beauty strutted past following paparazzi, clad in a white buttondown top with black short shorts and plenty of accessories.
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Whitney Port and Roxy Olin filming 'The City' 8/25

Whitney tweeted on 8/24: "Last week of filming!! I can't wait for you guys to see what we've been up to!!!
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Frankie Delgado spotted going to the movies in Hollywood 8/25

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Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan at KROQ's Epicenter '09: Presented By Rogue 8/22

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Summer's Best Dressed - Olivia Palermo

Our obsession with New York socialite, Olivia Palermo, seems to never end. The Elle employee is definitely a style inspiration, and she proved nothing other, when she trotted around Manhattan this summer, transforming chic basics like the jean short and a stripped top, into sophisticated arteries of stylish looks.

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Out running errands in New York City's West Village on July 8, Olivia Palermo, one hand in pocket and eyes on her Blackberry, dazzles in a striped blue top by Club Monaco, a flirty navy skirt and a timeless, cool beige coat. She accessorizes with a Roberta Freyman necklace, black shades and a pair of hot skyscraper heels.

Later that month, on July 27, the 'social' was spotted enjoying the summery weather while sipping a cold drink at an East Village cafe. Olivia was on a quiet shopping trip, wearing a basic black top with jean shorts, spiced up with a chunky neck piece, black shades, a watch and leopard print flats (not seen).

Hand-in-hand as they leave the Apple store in trendy Soho on August 13, Olivia and boyfriend Johannes Huebl couldn't look more charming. She pairs dim basics with a beige cardigan and a matching satchel.

Olivia on...
STYLE “Add style to a simple look with attention grabbing jewelry. Don’t spend much on trendy pieces. Invest in items that will make your style grow,” she tells German InStyle.
HER FAVORITE ACCESSORY "My Birkin. I never leave home without it. That was my 21st birthday present to myself. So I definitely cherish that bag," the reality star confesses to Gotham.
WHITNEY PORT "I have nothing bad to say about her. I think she’s a sweet girl and I think she’s adapted well to New York," Olivia told the Valentine in the Morning radio show back in February.
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Kristin Cavallari leaving the Neil George Salon 8/25

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Lauren Conrad at Tao Beach 8/22 - 3 more photos

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Newsweek weighs in on Heidi Montag's Miss Universe performance

Heidi Montag: Worst Lip-Sync Evah?
I dunno.
This is open to interpretation.
Meanwhile, if "The Hills" couldn't do it...if "Get Me out of Here, I'm a Celeb" couldn't do it...if the shout-down with Al Roker couldn't do it...if the whole Speidi thing couldn't do it...will this finally do it?
(That is: Make us realize that the date of expiration on this particular commodity passed about six months ago? NBC seemed to think so - half of her performance was blocked out while the contestants were intro'd.)

Lauren Conrad vs Whitney Port: Who is the true fashionista?

Street style

The Little Black Dress with a difference

Summer trends. Lauren goes for the maxi-dress and Whitney with a mini floral, in the same colours!

Sexy evening wear

Beach style

Relaxed chic

Grecian-inspired evening wear

Vintage inspired

Workout style

The little white dress

Both these two reality TV stars began their rise to fame on the hit TV show The Hills and they are the best of friends, but when it comes to fashion who do you think gets it right more often?

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