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Lauren Conrad couldn't be happier that "The Hills" costar Audrina Patridge is confirmed to be hanging out with "Star Trek" hunk Chris Pine.

"He is a really cute guy, and I'm happy for her," Conrad told Us

Patridge, 24, first met Pine in early April at ShoWest in Las Vegas. Glances were reportedly exchanged and probably cell digits.

And she's now been seen outside his L.A. pad, and I think we all know that means.

"They text a lot and are in regular contact," a source says to Us.

Sweet. … Or is it? What do you think? Could Chris do better?

The only thing worse would be if Audrina was dating "Twilight" hunk Rob Pattinson.

Then we really would have to beam her onto a far-away nebula.

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Posted by:Elizabeth Snead