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Game, Set, Match: Who Are Serena Williams’ Biggest Style Inspirations?

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As every devoted tennis fan (and fan of hot tennis players…ugh Novak Djokovic is distractingly beautiful) knows, it’s the first week of the U.S. Open! And, it almost goes without saying, experts are predicting that No. 1 seeded Serena Williams will walk away with her third consecutive win. We have no doubt that the badass tennis icon will kill it, but honestly? We’re also watching to see what she’s wearing. Read more…

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Morning Gossip: Lauren Conrad Bans Heidi Montag And Cell Phones From Her Wedding

It’s LC‘s wedding and she’ll ban who she wants to. That’s right the former Hills star is laying down the law when it comes to her walk down the aisle. On the list of bans: Heidi Montag (shocking…), cell phones, and respective exes. So I guess Jason or Stephen won’t be making any appearances. But what’s a wedding without a little drama?

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Ranking The Fashions From The Hills Alumni: Which Clothing Line Do You Like Best?

More than trips to Paris and mascara tears, The Hills will be remembered for its connection to fashion. Not only did we covet the going-out tops and high heels Lauren, Heidi, Audrina, and Co. would sport during the work day or late nights out at Les Deux, we watched as they followed their dreams at FIDM, Teen Vogue, People’s Revolution, and beyond. Which means it’s not entirely out of left field that three years after the finale, three of the show’s protagonists have clothing lines of their own.

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6 Ways Every Reality Show Is Connected To The Hills

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Three years ago this week, fans said goodbye to The Hills as Kristin Cavallari and Brody Jenner decided to go their separate ways, leaving us wondering what we would do fill the void. Little did we know that Lauren Conrad and the gang would always be in our hearts and on television. The show turned out to be the epicenter of reality. Cast members and extras went on to star in their own shows and influence programming on all major networks. In fact, after extensive research, we have demonstrated here that almost all of our favorite reality shows can be traced back to The Hills. Everything from So You Think You Can Dance to Top Chef is connected the show. Check out our attempt to weave together the world of reality through six degrees of separation.

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Celebrities Threaten To Delete Their Instagram Accounts, Instagram Hastily Amends Policy

Celebrities Tweet Anger About Instagram Policy Change

By now you’ve heard the furor over Instagram’s new policy — which will take effect in a month — that basically allows them to own and sell users photographs without any compensation or prior permission. This happened after Facebook bought out the comapany. Apart from the issues of privacy, which has thousands up in arms, celebrities are also going nuts because the policy states that photographs of users can also be appropriated for advertising purposes. You know what that means. Precious endorsement money gone down the drain. As expected, the world also decided to take their frustration about this decision out on Twitter. Out of all the angry tweets floating about, we culled out the top 10 most mad tweets sent out by celebrities who stated they were going to delete their accounts.

The good news is that with all this fuss and also, all the thousands of retweets of celebrity messages saying they were done with Instagram, the company has had a change of heart. A new, long, apologetic and detailed statement is up on the Instagram blog, written by co-founder Kevin Systrom, saying that, “… As we review your feedback and stories in the press, we’re going to modify specific parts of the terms to make it more clear what will happen with your photos.” The most important point clarified is about advertising, as Systrom writes, “Advertising is one of many ways that Instagram can become a self-sustaining business, but not the only one. Our intention in updating the terms was to communicate that we’d like to experiment with innovative advertising that feels appropriate on Instagram.” And here comes the clarification: “Instead it was interpreted by many that we were going to sell your photos to others without any compensation. This is not true and it is our mistake that this language is confusing. To be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos. We are working on updated language in the terms to make sure this is clear.”

There’s a lot more in there about ownership and privacy writes, so give it a read here. Until then, enjoy the celebrity tweets that most probably helped in Instagram scrambling to get this statement up! Yee-haw for star power!

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