Laguna Beach season 1 and The Hills season 5 will air marathons this weekend, as well promos for MTV’s Siesta Key, which borrows Laguna’s format.
The first season of The Hills concluded 10 years ago July 13, and last night MTV aired an hour-long retrospective. Titled “The Hills: That Was Then, This is Now,” the special promised “to address some of the show’s best-kept secrets and reveal what it was really like living her pivotal years on camera.”
So what secrets were revealed?
Only on MTV is something that aired eight years ago considered “retro,” but that’s exactly what it’s calling its rebroadcast of two groundbreaking reality series: Laguna Beach and The Hills. Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County debuted in 2004 as a reality version of Fox’s The O.C., and established an entirely new, cinematic visual style… continue reading
Repulsive reality TV famewhores Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag have confessed the details and consequences of their fame-seeking fake lives, and especially if you don’t care about them any more, it’s very interesting, because it feels more honest than they usually are, or maybe ever have been. The Daily Beast story is full of fascinating… continue reading
Now that The Hills has been over for a while, one of its stars feels free to say what everyone already knew: “Almost all of it” was fake, Kristin Cavallari said. She’s now producing reality shows and guest-starring on ABC’s The Middle. When the Laguna Beach star took over for Lauren Conrad, she said she… continue reading
MTV rejected Lauren Conrad’s new reality show, but the former The Hills star says it may end up on another network–which might be more likely if networks think other networks are interested. “The amount of offers I’ve gotten has been very flattering. We all worked really hard on it and I’m really proud of it…. continue reading
Former The Hills star Lauren Conrad’s new MTV reality series, which was announced last fall and was going to follow her creation of a fashion house, has been rejected by the network. Rob Owen first reported that the show was dead, when an MTV publicist told him “The show isn’t moving forward on MTV.” Lauren… continue reading
Former The Hills stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are so desperate for attention that they’ve confessed to faking their divorce and losing $10 million, and today, they’ve released footage of a police raid on their house. Radar has that footage, which shows “cops drew their guns on a post-plastic surgery Heidi Montag and her… continue reading
Former The Hills star Lauren Conrad is returning to MTV with her own unscripted series. The show will be “a documentary-style reality series for MTV following the budding fashion designer as she creates a line of evening wear and builds a fashion house — from the ground up,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The paper… continue reading
After just over a year of marriage, former Hills star Heidi Montag filed for divorce with her husband Spencer Pratt. Yes, 20 to 30 orgasms a day isn’t enough to keep one married to Spencer Pratt. People reports that “two months after Heidi Montag went to court seeking legal separation from husband Spencer Pratt, the… continue reading
A report says that The Hills‘ final scene, which acknowledged the show’s scripted nature, was one of two options, and each of the show’s two executive producers wanted to end the show on an entirely different note. The other ending would have had Brody Jenner and Lauren Conrad in a relationship. The New York Post’s… continue reading
The Hills ended its sixth and final season last night with a clever scene that acknowledged how scripted, fake, and overly produced it has become. Kristin Cavallari and Brody Jenner say a quasi-emotional goodbye, and as Brody watches her car drive away, all set to a montage featuring a remixed version of the show’s theme… continue reading
After six seasons and four years of just-plausible-enough fake drama, The Hills ends tonight. Also tonight, its spin-off, The City, concludes its second and perhaps final season. This all unfolds over four hours, starting at 8 p.m. ET with “The Hills Live: A Hollywood Ending,” concluding with a one-hour live after-show at 11 p.m. While… continue reading
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… continue reading
The Hills cast member Lo Bosworth has signed on to shill for NIVEA, and from that partnership has come one of the oddest messages in a press release I’ve seen all year. “I’m not afraid to tell the world that I have cellulite — most women do. It’s more common than people think,” Lo says… continue reading