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Lauren Conrad Clears Charity Controversy

Lauren Conrad Clears Charity Controversy

Lauren Conrad recently attended Animal Fair Media’s 2008 Annual “Paws For Style” at Arena in New York City on Tuesday. Since then, controversy has erupted as to whether or not the charity funded her trip to New York City.

Lauren responded on Wednesday via her Myspace Celebrity blog:

“I would like to address some of the internet rumors regarding what happened at an event I attended in New York on Tuesday. I was invited by Animal Fair Magazine to attend a charity event, ‘Paws For Style’ fashion show. I have always been a supporter of animal causes. I own 2 rescue animals and this sounded like a great event. I agreed to pose for the cover of the magazine, host the event, do press at the event and donate clothing, all of which I did. I was not aware of any other commitments. I was not paid to attend the event and my hotel room was donated to the charity. I also made a voluntary donation to the Humane Society for more then the cost of my airfare so there would be no expense to the charity. I have always been responsible and keep my word on all commitments. I am extremely hurt and disappointed that Wendy Diamond would go to the press and attack me with untrue statements. Anyone who knows me, knows this is not the kind of person I am or who my parent’s raised me to be. It’s just embarrassing that people are saying these things about me. I was trying to do a good thing and help out a charity by doing everything I agreed to do. I continue to support the Humane Society, as it is a wonderful organization.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK about the doggy debacle?!?!

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  • yeahhh

    1st!! i love her!!

  • JOcasta

    That it’s a tempest in a teapot. If they raised money, they raised money.

    Google the Red Cross and United Way if you wanna get bent over inappropriate use of charitable funds.

    Mmmkay?

  • Hillsfan

    Wendy Diamond looks and sounds like a biatch. Obviously Lauren was not obligated to walk in the show and she did so much for free. She donated money and clothes, hosted the event and even talk to the press, what more did they want. Plus, she went and lied to everyone stating that she was paid tons of money what a loser. TEAM LC

  • Hmm

    First off, I’m sick of seeing this girl. She’s some chick from a cheesy reality show that for some reason tons of people watch.. when really the show is about everyday people type sh*t you could be doing instead of sitting in front of the tv.

    Second, I think they did comp her airfare and hotel and I’m pretty sure that’s one reason.. in addition to her “love” for animals she went. Then I think after the backlash, a publicist or whoever has the brains in her camp told her what to say and how to cover her a*s. I mean she just said her donation to the ASPCA was because they paid for her airfare. She should have let them know they didn’t have to get her airfare from the get go.. same with the hotel. And you know they got her first class tickets because she doesn’t seem the coach or economy type.

    Girls got enough money to foot her own bills and expenses and do charity work the right way. And if she doesn’t her rich peepaw and mama do.

    Sick of celebs getting kick back for something they should do for free and them justify in by saying their involvement will bring more money to said charity.

  • zanessa forever!

    Hmm, WTF… Lauren is well spoken, choosy about her charity work (nothing at all like Speidi) and should not be criticized for the effort she has made for this cause. People are foolish to look to stir up issues that don’t exist. Go LC!!

  • remember da truth

    Lauren ought to know, like anyone with the barest amount of schooling, that “parents” are plural, not spelled “parent’s”. How illiterate is this stupid rich girl?
    People who can’t spell a word when there’s more than one of something and simply add an “s” to it should not graduate high school. Hell, they shouldn’t get past third grade!

  • McQueen

    It’s not like she would need to be paid to be at the charity any way she is extremly wealthy. Besides, the charity was able to make some money for their cause that is all that really matters.

  • Jose

    She’s so full of shit.

  • Paige

    I agree with #4 and #6 thanks for pointing out the spelling issues.. that was funny!

    “parent’s” would apply ownership kiddies “parents” refers to more then one of the people who created you.. duh.

  • Joy

    Oh a little free trip to NYC, first class! Fuck-off b*itch!

  • loren

    whatever, i support LC

  • ekaterina

    Um, Wendy Diamond is a bloody idiot. She got angry that the event has now been made to be all about LC?!? Um, yeah because you stirred it up! Going out and saying all these nasty things about LC’s involvement only directs the attention further towards her and further away from the event. It’s simple pr! She should have known better. I have sympathy for someone so stupid. There was no reason to release all this information to the press. Now no one cares about the actual event and rather about LC. Team LC just for Wendy Diamond being such a complete idiot.

  • Yum!

    Wendy Diamond is a total liar. Everyone that works with her has been screwed by her in one way or another and that crazy beeatcchh never pays HER bills. Ask any photog that has worked with her.

    I’m not a fan of LC but I can tell you that she is probably telling the truth here!

  • Katie

    I have had the pleasure of working with Lauren Conrad on many occasions and know her personally. In my experience, Lauren has been not only professional, but kind hearted and helpful. Allegations to the contrary are bad excuses for publicity.

  • bcg vuid

    ????

  • tia

    like she wrote this.

    can you say ‘publicist trying to do damage control!’?!

    used to love lauren but shes way overrated now.

  • Castaway

    WENTWORTH MILLER TALKS ABOUT THE PILLOW, SKELETON KEYS, AND THE HANDCUFFS!!!! CHECK OUT THE VID AT socala.blogspot.com SEE HIS REACTION TO THE CREATIVE FANS BEHIND THE GIFTS!!!!

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    this loser needs a job.

  • jk

    no, this loser needs to go back to school!

    “……………..who my parent’s raised me to be.”
    WTF???????????
    parents!!!!! You stupid idiot!

  • sari

    Wow, there are so many grammatical errors in her blog post.

  • omg

    GO Lauren! at least she supports a charity for dogs or whatever she wrote on her myspace blog…

  • kacey

    I think she has a great publicist. Stupid worthless whore.

  • Mary

    She said in her blog post that she donated money so it can cover her cost of airfare ( so there will be no expense to the charity) meaning the charity paid her to come to the event and in return she donated money so it looked like they didn’t pay her.

    Lauren and her Publicist are pretty freaking smart!!!!

  • ♥ZanessaFan4Lyfe♥

    LC ALL THE WAY!!!
    She posed for the cover of the magazine, hosted the event, did press at the event and donated clothing….just cuz she didnt walk the dog down ….wtf!!
    Wendy is so blowing this all out of porportion…..i bet she just wants some ATTENTION xD

  • ♥ZanessaFan4Lyfe♥

    LC ALL THE WAY!!!
    She posed for the cover of the magazine, hosted the event, did press at the event and donated clothing….just cuz she didnt walk the dog down ….wtf!!
    Wendy is so blowing this all out of porportion…..i bet she just wants some ATTENTION xD

  • Kikx

    Please Jared, stop posting about this useless w*hore.

  • dar_k_night

    Y’know… I believe her. With grammar mistakes like those (maybe her “parent’s [sic]” taught them to her), there’s no way that was pre-penned by her publicist!

  • edna

    1. It’s “than” not “then” as illiterate Lauren wrote
    2. It’s “parents” not parent’s” ”””’

    Poor thing, so challenged!!

  • Jai

    She does have some spelling problems, which makes me believe this came from her and not a publicist at all. What is the big deal anyway? A lot of charities pay psuedo-celebrities to host their events, and the celebrity doesnt always pay them back by making a donation.

    The girl did a good thing, lets complain when she goes to the event, demands to be paid and then turns around and abuses an animal on youtube.

  • 831 castro

    fucking haters if u guys dont like her why are u guys looking at her pictures….fuck off……shes is such a great friend u guys don t koe her
    spelling hello she was just making things clear not writing an essay for a grade get with da program….n e who…. nor cal bitches 831

  • 831 castro

    fucking haters if u dont like fuck off she is such cool person once u meet her….and y are u guys tripping about her spelling ….she wrote that to make things clear not to get graded on hello get with the program…ne who….why look at her if u dont like her !!!!!! peace

  • Dumbass

    parents shouldn’t have an apostrophe. College would benefit some people.

  • Dumbass

    parents shouldn’t have an apostrophe. College would benefit some people.

  • Simon

    Fake, dumb, b*tch.

  • kathgee

    why is everyone effing correcting her grammar and spelling mistakes?!

    ure the stupid ones cuz ure missing the big picture here!!!!!!!

    IF YOU GUYS WANNA PROOF READ,i dont think this is the site for you..
    and JARED, thanks for ALWAYS posting stuff about lauren..
    keep it up!
    love ur site!!!

  • remember da truth

    831 Castro — your own lack of ability to write shows that you just don’t get it. It’s not for a grade — it’s about REAL LIFE. If you can’t spell simple words and put your thoughts together, you are illiterate, and ignorant.

    I believe she means what she says, and that if she reimbursed the charity for paying her to come, there’s no harm, no foul. But really — what a stupid girl who can’t even write at third grade level. This Castro idiot is even more challenged. Hello McDonald’s!

  • gtfo

    First of All, I’m glad the public is now realizing how awful Wendy Diamond is. Trust me, I worked with her for 6 months and quit because she was so rude, mean, and too ignorant for me. I really don’t like LC, but I believe what she said only because I know that shady BITCH Wendy Diamond. Animal Fair Magazine will continue to go downhill if Wendy Diamond is not fired.

  • judith

    Finally someone speaking about Wendy Diamond’s awful, awful personality. No celebrity in their right mind should work with her. She is very demanding and is never satisfied. I understand Lauren rescued a dog from the pound, but look at how Wendy made LC feel like crap. I hope all celebs take note from now on.

  • nora

    Yuck, lauren is just so full of it. I cant stand her, she is fugly

  • kkcc

    #4-
    Hmm @ 07/16/2008 at 7:55 pm First off, I’m sick of seeing this girl. She’s some chick from a cheesy reality show that for some reason tons of people watch.. when really the show is about everyday people type sh*t you could be doing instead of sitting in front of the tv.

    Second, I think they did comp her airfare and hotel and I’m pretty sure that’s one reason.. in addition to her “love” for animals she went. Then I think after the backlash, a publicist or whoever has the brains in her camp told her what to say and how to cover her a*s. I mean she just said her donation to the ASPCA was because they paid for her airfare. She should have let them know they didn’t have to get her airfare from the get go.. same with the hotel. And you know they got her first class tickets because she doesn’t seem the coach or economy type.

    Girls got enough money to foot her own bills and expenses and do charity work the right way. And if she doesn’t her rich peepaw and mama do.

    Sick of celebs getting kick back for something they should do for free and them justify in by saying their involvement will bring more money to said charity.

    ITA!!!!!!! she got her first class plane and hotel all paid for and couldnt even walk down the runway like they asked. absolutely disgusting.

  • QUEEN B

    LALLALLA— POOR CHLOE!

  • lita

    LOL

    My favorite comments are of the ones that are correcting her spelling mistakes, while making their own. Such as # 33 and #9.
    lol, chill people you missed the point here.

  • Mary

    I agree with KKCC: They paid her and she can’t even walk down the runway sounds like a power trip or something

  • 831 castro

    hey remember the truth who gives a fuck about spelling fuck we all koe what shes talking about……ill fuck u up so dont be talking shit
    lauren is my neigh boor shes a cool person kinda slow but shes cool

  • krystal

    you people are damn stupid
    who are you to judge?
    do you ANY of you guys know her on a personal level
    nope!
    have any of you donated over 500 dollars to charity in your lives…DOUBT IT.
    i dont love lauren, but i respect her
    sooo maybe you should all grow up a little. or a lot if thats possible.
    everyone has flaws
    i’d like to see any one of you guys last in hollywood for a year.
    good luck

  • Di

    Wendy Diamond should be the one who is embarrassed. Lauren obvioulsy gave more than she received. Regardless of what some may think of her, her time is worth a lot currently. But she also donated something from her line and followed through with her commitments. It obviously was not made clear to her that she was supposed to be anywhere else because why would she just not do that one thing? Whether it was a miscommunication on Wendy’s part or a misunderstanding on Lauren’s. It sounds like Lauren was caught of guard and did not intentionally “diss” the red carpet. It’s just not her style. Those who think she is spoiled have every right to their opinion, when she decided to do the show, she opened herself up to all kinds of haters. It’s sad people like Wendy want to point out the one thing she missed rather than all the things she did do and give.
    And the one person who pointed out that she did the fundraiser because she got a free plane ride and accommodations~ Honey, I am sure she has plenty of better opportunities. She chose to do that event because she believed in the cause and loves animals. Why must we always try to see the bad in someone who is trying to do good?
    Wendy Diamond should not be in charge of Paws. She has definitely put out a negative where a positive was intended. I hope she sends out a public apology about the misunderstanding and shows some kind of redemption or I am sure she will lose a lot of supporters. Was she drinking when she made the statement to the press??? She oooooooozed unprofessionalisim!!!!

  • Sweet caroline

    Just wanted to say to all those people criticizing spelling mistakes should actually stop for a minute and realize this is a TRANSCRIPT…if you check out Lauren’s blog in her myspace she wrote parents not “parent’s”, so the mistake is clearly the reporter’s fault. Sometimes it’s very easy to point fingers and be judgamental but we don’t stop to get our facts straight…so before insulting her and callling her rich or spoilled at least give her the benefit of doubt and be sure you have all the facts.
    Anyways, I don’t really believe that Wendy person, Lauren has never seemed to be the kind of person with a “diva” issue; and she did help out the charity event in many ways, so be grateful Wendy!!!

  • Lauren

    I feel sorry for you people punishing her, its a reality tv its not suppose to be perfect, you should be grateful shes not like britney spears or any other silly celebrity.
    She is mature and well brought up, do you think you could handle the papparazi day in and out and knowning that EVERYONE knows everything that you do? I DONT THINK SO.

    Paige @ 07/16/2008 at 8:11 pm I agree with #4 and #6 thanks for pointing out the spelling issues.. that was funny!

    “parent’s” would apply ownership kiddies “parents” refers to more then one of the people who created you.. duh.

    Paige, darling.
    You do realise LC might of not WROTE this she could of told it, which she wouldnt of needed to spell! And remember aswell babes, that someone else wrote this down on this website, not LC you silly girl. And tbh what does spelling show, its the facts.

    You dont know what she goes through, its not like she takes drugs, has an addiction for alchol and goes partying 24/7, because she DOESNT she is a very mature celebrity, tell me a celebrity who is actually MATURE. LC isnt perfect but I dont think any of you are who are bitching about her.

    I also agree with 831 Castro, if you hate her so much why look at her pictures? WTF.

    I also agree with Jai 100%

    Think before you write..

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