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'The Hills' recap: The Dating Game

While Whitney starts stepping out, Lauren accepts that Doug is not the one for her

WILL THE THIRD TIME BE THE CHARM? The second time around, Lauren just didn't dig Doug
WILL THE THIRD TIME BE THE CHARM? The second time around, Lauren just didn't dig Doug

'The Hills' recap: Whit...and wisdom?

It may be my lack of sleep (or the cold that is slowly overtaking me), but did any of you also find last night's episode of The Hills to be, well, amusing? I mean, we had Kelly Cutrone acting as cupid, Lauren "breaking it off" with Doug while looking like she was going to burst out laughing, and Heidi and Spencer completely channeling the uppity Thurston Howell III and his wife (that was a Gilligan's Island reference for those of you who may not know) over a dinner at a swanky restaurant. I breathed a sigh of relief when there was no sign of any Lo and Audrina drama because I definitely needed a week off from their cattiness.

(I will say this, though, because I have been questioned by a few friends — you know who you are! — and by some of you TV Watchers as to why I said I was leaning more toward Team Lo last week. Basically it's because I've always appreciated the way Lo looks out for Lauren as a friend and that's what I would want someone to do. That's not to say Lauren can't stand on her own two feet; it's just that Lo's known Lauren since before she was a name brand, so we can only hope her intentions aren't malicious. I also appreciate Lo's knack for being honest, even though that can come off as rude. Often it is just that, but at least she says what's on her mind, right? Anyway, I don't doubt that Audrina is a good friend to Lauren, too, but if I had to pick a side as of this moment, it would be Lo's, and now you know why. The end.)

I've been a little hesitant about the idea of the often-timid Whitney getting her own spin-off, but after last night, I really wanted to see more! more! more! of the People's Revolution office in New York (er, that is if Whitney stays with them. Recent gossip reports claim that this season she may quit PR to work in the world of wrap dresses, a.k.a. for Diane Von Furstenberg.) The minute Whitney walked in to work, Kelly instructed her to help with a casting call by asking boys to "maybe take their shirts off, drop their pants, try on these clothes," and then added, "They're cute, they're young, they're in New York." With that, the scene went straight from a model casting call to what seemed like a speed-dating event. "You're a frat boy?" was among Kelly's many inquiries about model Alex before she invited him to have drinks with her and a few staffers later on, thereby only increasing the extreme redness already on Whitney's face. "This is called multi-tasking in the power-bitch world," said the power bitch herself. Genius! Simply genius! How many of you out there are with me on petitioning Kelly to add a matchmaking extension onto her business? She could call it Lover's Revolution, and instead of that red circle-ish logo, it could be a heart. Kelly, if you're reading this, I expect some sort of commission for these ideas!

NEXT: Lauren (gently) kicks Doug to the curb

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