Spencer responsible for Lauren sex tape rumor; Lauren may attend Heidi and Spencer’s wedding

A year and a half after a rumor about a Lauren Conrad sex tape spread, Spencer Pratt will admit on The Hills he was responsible for making that story up.

Lauren revealed that during a panel discussion with some of the show’s cast members and producers at the Paley Center Tuesday. “Oh, well we have him on camera admitting it and apologizing. Oops, spoiler! Sorry,” she said, according to Zap2it’s Korbi Ghosh.

That’s exactly what Brody Jenner said on an episode in Oct. 2007; he was accused by Heidi of spreading the rumor, but Brody said he knew “100 percent” that Spencer did it. Just after that episode, a blog post on Heidi’s blog took responsibility, but was blamed on a hacker.

Speaking of Heidi and Spencer, they’ll get married on Saturday (for real this time, apparently), and although Lauren finished filming her part of the fifth season last month, and said she won’t attend the wedding. “I think that it was very nice of her to invite me but I think that she didn’t really expect me to come,” Lauren said during the panel, according to the Press Association.

But Zap2it’s Ghosh reports, “I totally overheard Brody saying he plans to sit next to Lauren during the ceremony.”

Also not attending: Whitney Port, who’s going back to New York because filming of the second season of The City has begun. She said, “I haven’t kept in close touch with him and Heidi, so I didn’t expect to be invited. But I wish them the best.”

‘The Hills': Spencer Pratt owns up to sex tape rumors, set to marry Heidi Saturday [Zap2it]
Conrad will miss Speidi wedding [Press Association]

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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