Kristin Cavallari and her “acting skills” cast on The Hills because “drama sells”

Kristin Cavallari has been cast on The Hills, with the emphasis on “cast,” since Cavallari–who originally appeared on Laguna Beach but went on to act on TV shows and in movies–isn’t even pretending that the show is any reflection of real life.

“It’s a TV show. I’m not going into it like, ‘I’m going to make great friendships with these people.’ It’s work! And drama sells. I think that’s why they’re bringing me in, because I know what works,” she told Entertainment Weekly.

Kristin, who has been part of fake storylines before, admitted that she doesn’t know what storylines producers have planned for her, but doesn’t really mind what fake situations they create. Asked about being paired with Justin Bobby, she said, “I have no idea! [laughs] I don’t think MTV would be like, ‘Oh you’re dating him now. This is your boyfriend.’ But they might try and set up situations. I’m totally cool with that. Again, it’s a TV show and they need to make it entertaining.”

She’s also honest about admitting why she’s doing the show: publicity. “The goal for me is to get my fans excited about me again. When I first started out, I had a celebrity name but I didn’t have the acting skills I have now. If I have some buzz with my name again, I feel like it will only help.”

‘Laguna Beach’ star Kristin Cavallari on joining ‘The Hills’ [Entertainment Weekly]

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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