'Idol 6' finalist Chris Richardson dating 'The Hills' star Lauren Conrad?
By Christopher Rocchio, 04/25/2007
Based on what's happened to Jason Wahler since his split from The Hills star Lauren "LC" Conrad, American Idol sixth-season finalist Chris Richardson may want to rethink who he goes out with.
The 22-year-old Chesapeake, VA-native and 23-year-old Laguna Beach and The Hills reaity TV star were seen "getting cozy" in Los Angeles at Les Deux on April 6, In Touch Weekly reported in its April 23 issue.
"It was their first date," a "pal" of Conrad's told In Touch. "And it seems to have gone well." The pal added that Conrad thinks Richardson is "totally hot," according to In Touch.
Conrad also presumably thought Wahler was a hottie, but the two experienced a "dramatic break-up" prior to filming The Hills' second season last fall. Since then it's been all downhill for Wahler.
Last September, Wahler reportedly punched a tow-truck driver as well as a Los Angeles city employee and was accused of using racial slurs against two of the victims who are African-American. He pleaded no contest to one count of battery and received a two-month jail sentence and was also required to attend a one-day program at the Museum of Tolerance.
Not even a week before he was sentenced, Wahler was arrested again in Greenville, NC for underage drinking and resisting a public officer during a raid at a local nightclub. Then in early April he was arrested yet again -- this time in Seattle -- and was booked on charges of assault and criminal trespassing after he punched a hotel security guard in the mouth and then passed out in the building's hallway.