Of the four female stars of MTV's "The Hills," Audrina Patridge stood out not just because she was the resident brunette, but also for her carefree and fun-loving personality. While her co-star - and...
Five people, including Nick Prugo - the man billed as the gang's ringleader, were arrested and charged on felony first degree residential burglary counts last year (10).
The group, known as the Hollywood Bling Ring, was believed to be responsible for a string of celebrity break-ins in 2008 and 2009, reportedly stealing designer clothing, jewellery and cash from victims including actress Rachel Bilson and reality TV star Audrina Patridge.
Network bosses at U.S. cable channel Lifetime are now working on turning the alleged crime spree into a film entitled Bling Ring, although the suspects' names will be changed for legal reasons.
Dirty Dancing star Grey will play the mother of Prugo's small screen character, according to TMZ.com. Bling Ring is expected to premiere this summer (11).
The professional BMX rider was taken into police custody on Friday morning (13May11) and was charged with the misdemeanour.
After spending around eight hours in jail, Bohan, who recently reconciled with the reality TV star, reportedly posted the $500 (£313) bail.
Patridge appeared to comment on her partner's troubles by taking to her Twitter.com page shortly after his arrest and writing: "I absolutely hate what Jack Daniels (whiskey) does to people. Jack is a bad, bad man!"
"I'm actually single right now. Single life is fun. It's hard because being in the industry I'm in, if I talk to another guy or if I'm seen with someone, all of a sudden that's my boyfriend. So I don't really get a chance to date... I'm just kind of focusing on my career and I'm just so busy." The Hills star Audrina Patridge is too busy for a boyfriend.
Not known for her brains - or her love of science - The Hills star teamed up with U.S. TV presenter filmed a hilarious FunnyorDie.com video about her secret passion.
She kept a straight face as she led a tour around a top secret science facility and explained, "I've always loved science growing up. It just never really came up on The Hills."
Patridge revealed she has been working on a project dedicated to developing the next generation of liquid hydrogen-fuelled rocket engines.
She joked, "I know people don't really look at me and go, 'Oh, that's the girl who does all the advanced engineering.' But it's OK, this is who I really am."
The pair split earlier this month (Mar11) after dating on and off since 2009.
Patridge appeared to move on quickly after she was spotted out with British royal Prince Harry's polo playing pal Nic Roldan in Florida just days after the split.
And Bohan is still reeling from the break-up - the Aussie BMX racer has taken to his Twitter.com page to apparently lash out at Patridge in a series of angry tweets.
He writes, "Time 2 pick up the pieces & stop being so sad! Some woman will always be empty & rotten from the inside out. U cant love a heartless woman.
"A girl that's told yes by everyone surrounding them grows up to be a heartless closed off insecure individual. It's quite sad."
The couple parted ways over the weekend (05-06Mar11), according to reports.
Patridge and Bohan have been on/off lovers since 2009, but insiders claim this time they're splitting for good.
And it appears the reality TV pin-up could be moving on quickly - UsMagazine.com reports Patridge recently connected with British royal Prince Harry's polo playing pal Nic Roldan.
The couple spent the weekend together, and Roldan even helped the brunette brush up on her polo skills.
A source tells the publication, "He gave her a private polo lesson at the International Polo Club in Wellington (Florida)."
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians beauty pulled in a massive $6 million (£4 million) in the last 12 months, thanks to her reality series, lucrative endorsement deals and various promotional appearances.
The 30-year-old star is said to make as much as $75,000 (£50,000) for a single appearance.
Lauren Conrad came second in the ranking - she boosted her bank balance by $5 million (£3.3 million) in 2010, despite leaving the cast of The Hills last year (09). Conrad has made her fortune with a best-selling fashion range and a trilogy of young adult books.
Conrad's former co-star Audrina Patridge was also namechecked after earning $3.5 million (£2.3 million) thanks to a deal with hamburger chain Carl's Jr., tying for fourth place with TV personality Kate Gosselin.
The Real Housewives of New York's Bethenny Frankel came third on the list compiled by the Daily Beast.
The actress made her name in the 1987 classic Dirty Dancing, opposite Patrick Swayze, and she donned her dance shoes once again for the celebrity showdown after years away from the spotlight.
She saw off competition from actor Kyle Massey and politician Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol during the show's finale on Tuesday night (23Nov10).
Palin came third in the competition after gaining the least amount of votes, leaving Grey and her dance partner Derek Hough to battle it out with Massey for the title.
Grey scored a perfect 30 for her Viennese Waltz and a 28 for her Cha Cha - her final dances on Tuesday's show.
After winning, the star revealed she nearly pulled out of the finale after rupturing a disc in her spine on Monday night (22Nov10), prompting a brief hospital visit. Grey has been plagued with injuries throughout the competition after undergoing a string of spinal surgeries to repair torn ligaments in her neck.
With her actress pal Jamie Lee Curtis and Cabaret star dad Joel Grey looking on from the studio audience, she admitted, "I didn't think I was going to compete tonight and I'm really glad I did."
Other celebrities who took part in the 11th season of the show included David Hasselhoff, Michael Bolton, R&B singer Brandy, veteran actress Florence Henderson, Jersey Shore star Mike Sorrentino and Vanessa Williams' ex-husband Rick Fox, Audrina Patridge, comedienne Margaret Cho and retired football star Kurt Warner.
A felony burglary charge against Rachel Lee was dismissed on Friday (19Nov10) due to insufficient evidence.
Lee has been accused by authorities of being the ringleader of a series of break-ins at stars’ Hollywood homes that netted millions in luxury clothes, accessories and jewels.
Lee still faces a charge she broke into the home of TV star Audrina Patridge, and that she received a fur coat stolen from Lohan’s home. She also faces a conspiracy charge.
Zachary Loring was arrested outside Patridge's Los Angeles home earlier this year (10) and pleaded no contest to a stalking charge in June (10).
He was found to be competent for state prison after undergoing a 90-day psychiatric evaluation and was sentenced in court on Thursday (18Nov10).
Loring was also banned from approaching Patridge and her family for the next 10 years, reports TMZ.com.
Police reports suggest he repeatedly visited the star at her home and left her a number of disturbing items, including drawings and poetry.
Featured with her family in the VH1 reality series, "Audrina"
First appeared on TV when she joined the cast of MTV's "The Hills"
Hired as a receptionist at Quixote Studios in Los Angeles
Joined the 11th season of Dancing with the Stars" (ABC) as a contestant
First film role, "Into the Blue 2: The Reef" (released straight-to-video)
Cast as Megan, a sorority girl, in the remake of the horror classic, "Sorority Row"
Of the four female stars of MTV's "The Hills," Audrina Patridge stood out not just because she was the resident brunette, but also for her carefree and fun-loving personality. While her co-star - and the "reality" show's central character - Lauren Conrad dealt with relationships, work and drama with her former best friend Heidi Montag, Patridge came on the show as a neutral friend to the battling blondes. The success of the show allowed Patridge to pursue a career in acting - <i>real</i> acting, as opposed to "The Hills" scripted reality format - by starring in the feature films "Sorority Row" (2009) and "Into The Blue 2: The Reef" (2010). Patridge not only proved there was life outside "The Hills," but that ultimately, brunettes always had the most fun and definitely the least drama.