Cast members from The Hills have no problem taking on somebody else's sloppy seconds, as long as it gets them some press.
Apparently Benji has "upped his friendship with Audrina Patridge to 'relationship' status in the last two weeks."
They actually make a pretty cute couple, they both have that rocker tatted up look. They could almost pass for brother and sister in a strange way. Paris on the other hand, can do much better than Doug. He's not even considered a Z lister!
Turns out the rumors of an Audrina and Benji hookup were just that--rumors. She posted a blog on her official website clearing up the reports. Here's what she had to say:
"I'm getting a lot of calls today about a story that ran in a New York paper saying that I am now in a "romantic" relationship with Benji Madden.
"I find it highly amusing, since I haven't seen him since December. I think Benji is a sweetheart and we're good friends, but we are definitely NOT dating!
"Just wanted to clear that up!