Brody Jenner In Denial: Not Hating Steph Pratt, Not Dating Playboy Pinup

Like his ex-BFF, Spencer Pratt, Brody always seems to be smack dab in the middle of a good controversy. And after last week's Hills, all everyone could talk about was the crazy dinner fight between Brody and Spencer's little sister, Stephanie. (You know, the one that started with Brody calling Stephanie a "psycho" and ended with Steph bawling her eyes out in the ladies' room.)

And since no one likes being called a bully, Brody Jenner's come forward to set the record straight about his supposed hatred of Lauren's new friend.

"Me and Stephanie are all good," Jenner tells Usmagazine.com. "They didn't show why she ended up crying, but Stephanie and I have known each for a long time, and I know a lot of things about her that other people don't... We have been through some stuff together, but we are all good now."

In addition to not holding a grudge against Stephanie, Brody insists he hasn't been holed up with Jayde Nicole, aka. that gorgeous piece of arm-candy (and Playboy Playmate of the Year!) who escorted him to the 2008 VMAs.

"She’s a great girl both inside and out, but she’s not my girlfriend -- at the moment," Brody explains, somewhat evasively. Though if he were dating her, in a completely hypothetical sense, Brody says he would "have no problem with knowing people can see her nude pics." For now, though, the two are just "really good friends."

Just friends with a Playboy centerfold? Sure, Brody, we totally believe you. Anyhow, what do you all think? Is the Hills' resident playboy dating a Playboy playmate? And do you really think he and Steph are cool these days? Because it didn't exactly look that way in the scenes for next week's show...