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The Hills Season Four Premiere

HILL-ACIOUS LC, LO, Audrina (inset) (Photo: Getty Images)

Have you ever found yourself laughing at the dumbest joke ever, and you laugh and laugh. But then you start to cry? Because, suddenly, you realize the stupid joke was just a synapse-killing distraction intended to shield you from acknowledging your own death? That’s a little bit what it was like watching The Hills Season Four premiere.

What’s new: Audrina’s birthday, we learn, is just around the corner. (And thus The Hills further perfects the art of manufacturing hours of drama around two girls who met in fashion school a few years ago and the parties they attend.)

Lauren has a date with guy named Doug. Doug and Lauren met in high school. Really? Can any Laguna Beach fans confirm? Because everything about Doug reeks of “if I just hit my marks and tell Lauren she’s pretty, the cover of Details is MINE!