The Hills turns 100 tonight before dying next month; Kristen dating a camera operator

Tonight’s episode of The Hills is its 100th, and that arrives just two weeks before the series finale. On that occasion, MTV looks at its top 10 Hills moments.

Meanwhile, new/old cast member Kristin Cavallari has revealed another layer of artificiality: She’s dating a camera operator on the show, although of course that’s not part of the series. “That’s not part of the show. “Yeah, I’m dating [Miguel Medina] and that all I’m going to say about that,” she said on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, according to MSN. “Well, you’re together all the time, and it just sorta happens.”

Also on Seacrest’s show, creator and executive producer Adam DiVello said the finale “will be a big party” with the return of Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port, and said, “Everybody’s kind of coming at peace with their stories that we’ve been following along. A few of them definitely found happiness and what they were looking for.” Which was what, fame from publicly living a fake life?

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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