The Hills' Lauren Conrad was told that The New York Times called Hedi Montag a "feminist hero" because unlike LC, she doesn't pine over guys (the way LC mopes over Brody Jenner). Lauren's response? "I don't think it makes me any less of a feminist because my emotions are affected," she says. "I think that I'm very independent and I don't let guys affect my life. I think in the past I have, and I've learned from it. I don't depend on men. I have my own career." Aren't you glad that's cleared up? [Celeb Edge]