Lauren, Whitney will leave Teen Vogue

Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port’s employment at Teen Vogue, which has been a large part of The Hills, will end after the extended third season.

“Port is listed as West Coast fashion contributor and Conrad as intern in Teen Vogue’s March issue, the same one where the Crillon Ball coverage will appear, but, according to a spokeswoman, their presence will cease to exist after that,” Women’s Wear Daily reports.

The spokesperson said, “The girls have moved on from Teen Vogue,” and according to the site, “[declined] to say whether or not Teen Vogue will be part of the series next time (which probably means it won’t be).” The site speculates that “MTV apparently will be looking for another magazine partner.”

Back when the series first debuted, Teen Vogue editor Lisa Love insisted that Lauren interviewed for the job and was hired based on her credentials. “If I didn’t like her, she definitely would not have gotten an internship, regardless of what the cameras wanted. She had to pass the test,” she said.

Update: Lauren tells People she was not fired. “No, no, it was a decision I made because I was kind of done. I’ve been doing it for about two years, so I’m kind of done.” As to another job, she says, “Honestly, I can’t tell you because I haven’t decided yet. I’m looking. I really like working backstage at fashion shows, so I’m looking kind of in production. I love it. It’s like the most amazing high. It’s like the best feeling.”