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Lauren Conrad not leaving the hills

Rumors are circulating that reality princess Lauren Conrad is returning to "The Hills" next season, despite her announcement that she's done being on camera, but is the gossip true?

OMG -- LC is coming back! According to the New York Post, Conrad is currently renegotiating her contract for the MTV show. "She kind of realized, especially in this economy, there's not much else out there for her," an inside source dishes to the paper. "What else can she do that would earn as much?"

The "Hills" source also confirmed rumors that Lauren's former archenemy Kristin Cavallari will be joining the show's elite young Hollywood cast, saying, "She's baaaack!"