Lauren Conrad may have retired from the world of reality TV, but that doesn't mean she's left her friends behind. LC still hangs out with former "Hills" buddy and current [url id="/ontv/dyn/the-city/series.jhtml"]"City"[/url] star Whitney Port, and the two reunited onstage as presenters on "VH1 Divas."
"Whitney Port," Conrad joked to MTV News on the red carpet for the show, when asked about a diva she knew. And, well, Port slung it right back at her. "I was going to say Lauren Conrad," she laughed. All jokes aside, Conrad said that she can't wait to catch the new episodes of "The City" when it starts on September 29.
"She'll support me," Port added about Conrad. Port said that Conrad also had a hard time adjusting to working with PR guru Kelly Cutrone, so the two were able to share their experiences about the boss who apparently complicates Whitney's life in the new episodes. Thought Port said she thinks her friend has had scarier encounters with Cutrone than she has.
"I feel like you have because you met her in that really awkward position at the runway show," Port said to Conrad. "She's been kind of like a den mother to me. She's been really, really great. So I have no complaints."
But Port isn't saying she doesn't sometimes feel like Andy to Cutrone's Miranda. "You know there are ["The Devil Wears Prada" situations]," she said. "But it's like a love-hate relationship. She has to be strict because that's the way she gets her business done."
Port also recently shared with us some of the "empowering" advice she got from another one of her mentors, designer Diane von Furstenberg.
"Diane really taught me a lot about empowering myself as a woman, and in my relationship world, she taught me a lot about appreciating myself and putting myself first."
New episodes of "The City" premiere on Tuesday, September 29, at 10:30 p.m.