Heidi and Spencer made $3 million in two years; MTV denies Hills spin-off

The Hills stars Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag have collectively made $3 million over the past two years just for living their fake lives–or, as Heidi and Spencer said recently, for being “entertainers” and “improv TV personalities.”

“Since coupling up on The Hills two years ago, the pair have raked in about $3 million from their TV salaries, club appearances, photo shoots and business deals,” In Touch Weekly reports.

If that wasn’t annoying enough, Heidi and Spencer promise to not go away any time soon. “I plan to win an Oscar. I’m very ambitious,” Heidi said, apparently having not yet reviewed footage of her own painful acting. And Spencer said he has even greater ambitions. “My hustle is just too crazy. I’m trying to take over the world!”

Meanwhile, Us Weekly reported that “that MTV is prepping a show in which Whitney Port, 23, becomes bicoastal while working for fashion PR firm People’s Revolution — and befriends a group of NYC gals (including socialite Olivia Palermo).” Olivia’s representative told The New York Observer that she “is not involved” but said “I am aware of the spin-off.”

But the spin-off isn’t happening, according to MTV. The network’s own Remote Control blog notes that Whitney recently talked about enjoying her privacy, and says “the whole thing sounds kinda farfetched, but it’s all over the internet so it must be true… right? … Come on people, if you’re going to invent a spinoff rumor, at least show a little creativity!”

Heidi & Spencer have made $3 million in two years [In Touch Weekly]
Hills Spin-off in the Works on MTV [Us Weekly]
Hills Spinoff Will Not Include Olivia Palermo [New York Observer]
Whitney Port To Star In Totally Fake Hills Spinoff [MTV]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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