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The Hills Reboot: Will Anyone Actually Watch This Thing?

MTV's reboot of The Hills sure made a lot of headlines at last week's VMAs, but whether the buzz ends there remains to be seen.

In other words, will it lead to any actual viewers?

Here, The Hollywood Gossip staff debates whether or not this latest, shameless effort to reboot and recaputre nostalgia will be a hit.

The Hills Cast Picture

IN ONE WORD, YES by Hilton Hater

Yes, The Hills revival will be a hit.

And I need just two words to explain why: Heidi and Spencer. Better yet, I need just one nickname to explain why: Speidi.

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag entered the celebrity mainstream over a decade ago, initially appearing on The Hills as your basic wanna be A-Listers who would do anything for attention.

But that’s the thing: They would do ANYthing for attention, whether that meant trying to make it as a singer (Heidi) or stirring up every type of scandal or controversy imaginable (Spencer).

Hills Reunion

These two were Donald Trump before he became President Donald Trump: they had no shame.

They sky-rocketed to stardom just as social media was taking off, squeezing every millisecond out of their 15 Minutes of Fame and milking every comment on that platform for Likes or Dislikes.

They didn’t care and they still don’t care. Speidi was simply after attention.

That was back in 2007, however. There are millions of current MTV viewers who were too young at the time to watch or appreciate the couple’s antics.

So now that Twitter, Instagram and Facebook dominate absolutely everything at all times, we can’t fathom the heights that a rebooted Spencer and Heidi will be able to reach.

Heidi Montag Breastfeeding Gunner with Spencer Pratt

We can’t comprehend how popular (or, at least, how DISCUSSED) the duo will become in this second incarnation.

Oh, and here’s the final thing: They’re still together! They have a son! The couple that came across all those years ago as faker than Heidi’s boobs have somehow managed to find real, lasting love.

It’s sort of amazing. And it makes The Hills definitely worth watching.

NO, IT'S A BRIDGE TOO FAR by Tyler Johnson

Reboots are all the rage these days, and no one at MTV has had a fresh idea since the Clinton administration, so it should come as no surprise that the network is repackaging all its old hits.

But with The Hills, they may have gone too far.

Spencer Pratt, Crystal

After all, a second iteration of Jersey Shore makes sense - the original series was a cultural touchstone that made household names of its most colorful stars.

But The Hills?!

The closest thing that show ever had to a colorful star was Spencer Pratt, and that’s only because dude likes to wear tie-dye while fondling his collection of crystals.

If you’re lost in a fog of nostalgia, it might be easy to lose sight of the fact that The Hills overstayed its welcome well before it wrapped up its initial run.

Lauren Conrad Heidi Montag 2006 VMAs

The show’s best-loved star, Lauren Conrad, famously saw the writing on the wall and quit before the final season and split.

Not surprisingly, she won’t be back for the reboot.

Hell, one could argue that the concept behind The Hills was played out before the show even premiered. It was a spinoff of Laguna Beach, which was itself a lazy attempt to capitalize on the popularity of The O.C.

Despite all that the show became a hit, but that was likely due in part to the fact its target demo had far fewer entertainment options in those days.

So for the moment, The Hills are alive ... but my guess is they won’t be for long.

Lauren Conrad: Sucky Person GIF

THE HILLS HAVE A YES by Simon Delott

Reboots are so often reviled, fairly or unfairly.

But technically what we're talking about here is a revival, where people can wax nostalgic about a show from yesteryear and see some of their returning favorites.

So … is The Hills: New Beginnings going to be a success? Maybe so. Heidi and Spencer, who are new parents, will be returning.

You know that people are going to want to check in on two of the world's most famous hot messes in this new chapter of their lives.

The Hills Cast

Other familiar faces will be there, too, and we also should look at another revival from a similar era. Jersey Shore's comeback has been a hit.

It's not dominating our culture the way it once did, but it's making a splash in a big way, no doubt paving the way for this latest effort.

Some would say that bringing back The Hills without Lauren Conrad is like bringing back Jersey Shore without Snooki. And they're not wrong.

But while people will surely miss Lauren, who is too busy being a mom to relive her reality television days, producing a reality series has fewer expenses than traditional television.

If there's any entertainment value that these famously entertaining disasters can offer, this new series could run for a while.

Whitney Port on the Gram

GO HOME, 2007, YOU'RE DRUNK by Free Britney

Look, I don't blame MTV for wanting to revive The Hills, nor can I blame the cast members for wanting to jump on board.

There's very little risk, and what the hell else are they gonna do, come up with fresh ideas, or get real jobs, respectively?

With all due respect to the lovely Whitney Port (above) and company, obviously not. They don't exactly have a lot going on.

Availability and opportunity doesn't mean there's enough nostalgia or new, capitvating material for this to stick, though.

Crotch Shot Queens On Drugs!

The Hills dates back to when Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton were tabloid mainstays and reality TV was a novel concept.

In other words, it was a long ass time ago, and the show was more noteworthy in pioneering a genre than anything else.

A dramatized, quasi-scripted series about a real, likable person (Lauren) and her telegenic friends, frenemies and enemies (Speidi)?

That was something new and different.

Endlessly dramatic and fascinating, and just real enough to be relatable on some level, it became a pop culture staple.  

Looking back, it's no surprise that this became a hit, or that it spawned hundreds of shows following that same basic formula. 

But therein lies the issue:

What made The Hills groundbreaking TV has essentially become ALL TV, and too many other shows (Jersey Shore included) do it better.

A lot of the time, Hills episodes were like watching paint dry. Its chief protagonist had enough and bailed. Even Speidi's act got old.

No one has thought about The Hills or its stars in years. Years. After this initial buzz dies out, that will be the case once more.

The Hills Reboot: It’s Really Happening! Watch the Teaser!

Are you ready for a new beginning?

MTV surely is.

And the network is hoping viewers feel the same way.

On Sunday night, not long after Spencer Pratt and company came together on the red carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards for a reunion photo, MTV made the announcement many had been waiting to hear for months:

THE HILLS IS COMING BACK!

As you can see above, Spencer and Heidi Pratt, Audrina Patridge, Jason Wahler, Justin Bobby, Stephanie Pratt and Frankie Delgado all showed up for the annual awards ceremony, causing some fans to think this mere red carpet gathering would be the only reunion they'd see for awhile.

But they were sorely (and awesomely?) mistaken.

Midway through the VMAs, MTV ran the promo featured here.

It teased a revival of the former reality series that will apparently be titled The Hills: New Beginnings.

And why not, we guess, right?!?

Last Man Standing is coming back this fall. So is Murphy Brown.

Netflix has found success with Fuller House and MTV itself has found enormous success with Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.

So ... why not The Hills?

According to a network press release, this new version of The Hills will reunite original cast members, alongside their kids, friends and returning favorites, while following their personal and professional lives while living in Los Angeles.

It is scheduled to premiere in 2019.

In the first preview for the program, footage of Los Angeles plays as Stephanie is heard saying, “It’s like we’re all growing up. It’s weird.”

That's not really weird. That's sort of just how life works.

But Heidi and Spencer have a son now and that is really weird!

Only one question now remains: Will Lauren Conrad appear on the reboot?

It doesn't sound that way.

"I don’t think I would do another show that involved my family,” Conrad told HuffPost earlier this year, adding:

“I spent a lot of years on a show focused on my personal life, so I don’t think I’d do it again."

Oh well. We're still all in on a The Hills reboot. How about you?!?

The hills reboot its really happening watch the teaser

Heidi Montag: My Post-Baby Body Was Easy to Achieve!

Heidi Montag's gone through another radical body transformation. But don't worry -- this time, it was all natural.

She's showing off her post-baby body, just a few months after she and Spencer Pratt welcomed their first child, a precious baby named Gunner Pratt.

Now, Heidi's telling all about her weight loss and revealing if she would ever consider getting plastic surgery.

Heidi Montag Pregnant Pic

Speaking to Us Weekly, Heidi talks about her post-baby bod ... and starts by talking about how much she gained while pregnant.

"I thought I would gain maybe 20 or 30 pounds during my pregnancy."

Generally speaking, average weight women should gain 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy. An underweight woman should gain between 28 and 40 pounds.

"But I gained over 45."

That sounds about right, for a woman as tiny as Heidi.

It was only in February -- four months after sweet baby Gunner was born -- that Heidi says that she was first able to slip into a pair of jeans that were not maternity jeans.

But the wait, she says, made it all the more rewarding.

"It was very exciting."

We're sure that it was.

Heidi Montag Breastfeeding Gunner with Spencer Pratt

"It made me realize I’d lost a lot of weight," she says.

How much, exactly?

The former The Hills star estimates that she's down to about 107 pounds.

"I just had a baby, I’m very emotional."

That's no surprise. And it's likely not a feeling that will go away for Heidi any time soon.

"I’m eating healthier than when I was pregnant, ironically, because I want to make sure Gunner has all the nutrients he needs."

Well, you crave some things while pregnant, but don't necessarily retain those same cravings when you're lactating.

"Having a baby has made me really appreciate my body, not just how it looks. It’s just amazing, the human body."

Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, and Baby Gunner

It's great to hear that she's appreciating her body. There was a time, of course, when she did not. She famously underwent 10 different surgeries in one day.

Is she feeling that way again?

"I have no temptation to have any kind of surgery after having a baby."

She says that her desires at the moment are very simple.

"I want to breast-feed and have my breasts for that."

She does hint that she might get something done ... some day.

"Maybe I would get my boobs done after all the kids we have."

One is tempted to imagine a devilish twinkle in her eye as she delivers that line and begins to dissociate, envisioning all of the different procedures that she might undergo.

Fortunately, however, she says that she's no longer vulnerable to those sorts of temptations.

"But I might just be over that phase of my life."

Heidi Montag 7 Month Baby Bump

Heidi talks about her diet.

"I just eat whatever I want here and there. I try to make sure I get enough food instead of limiting food."

She repeats the same meals.

"I pretty much eat the same thing every day."

And she's sort of humble-bragging about how she lost the baby weight in just a few months.

"The weight came off really easy. Actually, I wasn't even trying very hard. I just try to eat really healthy."

And she lists exactly what a healthy diet means to her.

"I try to have protein with every meal. I try to have vegetables twice a day. And then I also try to get some carbs in there."

Take a look at how gorgeous she looks now!

Heidi Montag Post-Baby Body

She looks great!

And to hear Heidi tell it, losing that weight was incredibly easy.

"Every day is kind of a cheat day. So, if I just want a bite of something, I will. I'm not a person who has to have, like, the whole box of doughnuts."

Before you think that her diet will be easy to emulate, know that, genetics aside, this is also a woman who goes on four hikes a day (one with each dog) and who also carries around a four-month-old baby.

Also, even with a seven-month baby bump, Heidi kept exercising. So ... that's the sort of person she is.

It's no surprise that her body is so amazing already.

Farrah Abraham Slams Kailyn Lowry, Spencer Pratt In Bizarre Meltdown!

One never knows what to expect from Farrah Abraham.

In fact, it often seems as though Farrah herself is thoroughly surprised by the things that come out of her mouth.

Farrah Abraham Blonde Photo

Like certain White House residents, there seems to be no rhyme or reason for Farrah's behavior.

For example, why would she return to the world of sex work against her bosses' wishes when she clearly doesn't need the money?

Why would she bite the hand that feeds her by telling the whole world that she'd been fired from Teen Mom OG before the decision was even final?

And why would she now make her situation even worse by publicly attacking her co-stars, her producers, hell - even stars from other reality shows?!

We'd say only Farrah knows the answer to that question, but we highly doubt she has any idea.

Farrah Abraham Camgirl

A recent episode of Teen Mom OG showed Farrah flipping out on a producer for failing to inform her that her mother was waiting in a car parked outside her home.

Many fans pointed out that the producers are not Farrah's personal assistants, and she responded with one of her social media tirades that only fully makes sense if you're fluent in Farrah-ese:

“Fake as producing grow up and stop acting like hating on a single mother and sabotaging her life is ok because your jealous,” she wrote.

And if you think she was done there, you don't know Farrah.

This is a woman who previously accused Teen Mom of forcing women to get pregnant and using child labor.

Farrah Abraham Underwear Pic

So it's not surprising that she went after her former bosses even harder in round 2:

"The Lieing idiot 'producers' out themselves how f-cking stupid can you be!" Farrah wrote on Instagram.

"@TeenMom @MTV Like this fake scene about me from people I fired as these “producers” slander & fake lies and scenes to be around a real celebrity & epic fail @MTV @viacom Not legal, discrimination!"

Taking after her idol and possible future sugar daddy Donald Trump, Farrah then declared victory in a non-existent war:

"Moved on from this show ..never fired enjoy MTV lies their jealous and the networks shows suck #FarrahWins Viacom uses teen moms, mistreats kids."

Farrah Abraham Cries on Teen Mom OG

Later that same night, MTV aired a Teen Mom OG after-show, with Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry and noted crystal enthusiast Spencer Pratt as guests:

Spencer pointed out that Farrah mistakenly believes herself to be a "superstar," and Kailyn reminded viewers that Farrah has always been awful:

“I can’t imagine on my worst day talking to someone the way that I heard her talk," Lowry said.

“I mean, I think that’s just who Farrah is, if we’re being honest,” Kail added.

“The first time I ever met Farrah, she was, like, snapping at a driver saying ‘ándale,’ like, you don’t treat people like that.”

Lowry

Pratt then joked that he should be the one to replace Farrah after her tenure on the show finally comes to an end.

Naturally, Farrah was tuned in.

And of course, she had something to say about the interview:

"IM DONE with all the horrible mothers who don’t do shit but act like hateful zombies for production @Viacom @mtv @teenmom & @spencerpratt needy!" she tweeted.

She then zeroed in on Pratt, who recently became a father:

Spencer Pratt and Amethyst

"I feel sorry for your wife & child don’t spew lies about a single mother who is a dad & a mother #AfterShow Joke #fatherfailure already," Farrah concluded.

When Pratt pointed out that he actually didn't make any disparaging comments about Farrah, an incredible thing happened:

She actually apologized, stated that she looks forward to seeing him in LA ... and added a Celebrity Big Brother hashtag.

Folks, 2018 might soon get even more absurd.

Watch Teen Mom OG online for more of Farrah's insanity.

Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag Celebrate July 4 in Style

What would the Fourth of July be without a festive parade ... and Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag parading around like absolute tools while taking part in it.

The Hills' gruesome twosome took part in the 32nd annual Palisades 10K Charity run on our nation's 233rd birthday, raising money for a good cause:

Themselves.

Here's the plastic pair showing off their true stars and stripes ...

Spencer and Heidi on July 4

If this doesn't get you in the patriotic spirit, what will?

Click to enlarge more pics of Spencer in a full Uncle Sam outfit and Heidi Montag in a similarly patriotic hat and bikini top showcasing her giant fake rack. It's certainly an appropriate photo gallery. Only in America would these two be famous ...

Speidi MarchesSpeidi PhotographThe Pratt FamilyUSA! USA!A July 4 KissThe Land of the FreeRed, White and Speidi

[Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Heidi & Spencer are ‘End Times’ prophets now

After becoming social pariahs thanks to their shenanigans on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Outta Here!, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have officially taken the final dive into full-blown religious hysteria. The two appeared on conspiracy nutjob Alex Jo ...read full story


Heidi Montag Loves Twitter, God; Hates Fame, Birth Control

Heidi and Spencer Pratt are Twittering up a storm these days.

That's nothing new, but it's the way they're praising Jesus and claiming to reject the fame they’ve so eagerly sought out that causes our eyes to roll:

  • From Spencer Pratt: “my life from here on out is the LORD, my wife, and my country!!!!! For me these are the only things worth living and dying for!”
  • From Heidi Montag: “get ready for Jesus coming back! watchout for the antichrist and the mark of the beast! this is the chip they want to put in you!”
  • From Spencer Pratt again later: “i have wasted so much time and energy on fame and pop culture with nothing but millions of haters to show for it!”

Are these two serious?

The plastic pair hit up a conservative radio show, hosted by Alex Jones, to speak about their "awakening" towards something called “the New World Order.”

Spencer Pratt revealed that he feels 9/11 was an "inside job," that the idea that global warming exists is "mind boggling" and other interesting thoughts.

Heidi then made the following comments:

A Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt Pic

Speidi clearly hates fame so hard. They are all about Jesus.

“I was just saying about birth control, because I got very scared about it the other day and I felt like God was telling me that this was something just created by the government that is really bad for my body and I was just getting sick."

"I researched it, and one of the founding people who invented birth control said it was the worst thing they had ever done, they wished they’d never created it, how it has morally corrupted society, it’s just sickening to him."

"How it devalues women, how it causes depression, how it can cause cancer, how it sterilizes your body, and what it does to your body."

"How most women are suicidal sometimes on it, and in fact, in order to even stabilize the population right now, each woman would have to have three children."

"The population is decreasing so much that population control is just a myth.”

Uhhhhh.

Are these two possibly for real, or is this just another attempt by The Hills' gruesome twosome to generate more media attention in any way possible?

Jeff Goldblum is NOT DEAD. Also, other stuff.

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Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag Star in Pizza Hut Ad

Before they even set foot in Costa Rica, Heidi and Spencer Pratt set out to promote their short - yet dramatic - stint on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.

No, not with Spencer's music video. With a Pizza Hut ad.

The ad, which never aired (shockingly), features The Hills gruesome twosome sitting in a jungle talking about what they'll face on the reality show.

"We'll only be eating jungle food - things we kill with our bare hands," Spencer says. "That's why we're out here only eating leaves and bugs and dirt."

Then a Pizza Hut delivery person interrupts them, Spencer plays dumb, Heidi shows how terrible she is at even reading cue cards, and so on and so on.


Heidi and Spencer Pizza Hut Ad

Hopefully this video finally concludes Speidi's Celebrity stint, which featured numerous attempts to quit, allegations of torture, Heidi Pratt being hospitalized, and even a feud with Al Roker. Say what you will about them, they keep things interesting.

Spencer Pratt is told about himself. Musically.

- Angelina Jolie wants to be president. Well, we elected a black guy, so why not a quasi-incestuous blood amulet-wearing child collector? It's time, America. It's time. [Celebslam] - Jonathan Rhys Meyers arrested for drunkenly assaulting an airport ...read full story


Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag Headed Back to the Jungle

Sigh. We feel like we've been used.

Somewhere, Al Roker probably does too.

Not that it would be the first time, but it looks like Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag have played America - and the press - like a tune.

Having quit I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here multiple times, and having threatened to sue the show after their "final" departure - the gruesome twosome from The Hills is headed back to the show's Costa Rica set as we speak.

Flyin' first class like a true pimp and his high-class ho, natch.

Heidi and Spencer Pratt Photo

'CELEBRITY' RETURN: Speidi is getting ready for another comeback!

Not that we should be surprised. We are fools if we believe Spencer and Heidi would ever turn their back on attention, or do anything without being calculating.

After all, any publicity is good publicity, especially when you are a couple of dingbats who are famous simply for being famous and generating publicity ... some of which is just you bragging about how famous you are.

It's Speidi's world. We just write about it.

What Was the Best Celebrity Feud of the Week?

From Speidi and Al Roker squaring off on Today and in the press, to Real Housewives of New Jersey Teresa Giudice and Danielle Staub nearly coming to blows, this week was chock full of quality celebrity feuds designed to entertain us.

Not to be outdone, Sarah Palin and David Letterman continued their war or words from last week before eventually reaching a detente, while Kate Gosselin delivered a nice spanking to daughter Leah and Stephanie Pratt eschewed nutrients.

Which was your favorite celebrity showdown? Vote in our poll below!

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Spencer, Heidi Pratt to Return for “I’m a Celebrity” Finale

They try to leave, but some unseen force keeps bring them back.

No, this isn't Lost we're talking about. It's I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. And this isn't the Oceanic Six, it's Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag.

After several attempts to bail on the reality show, and after leaving "for good" on June 8, the gruesome twosome is returning to the show again.

Not to compete, however. The Hills newlyweds will join the entire cast of the NBC reality series on the June 25 season finale. Mark your calendars.

We're sure they will be welcomed back with open arms. All we can do is pray ... for another Al Roker interview with them after the episode airs.

Evil Heidi and Spencer

Watch out, Baldwin brothers. The evil one is set to return.

The last time the Pratts were in Costa Rica, Heidi was rushed to the hospital to be treated for an ulcer after spending a night in the "Lost Chamber."

When they return to the show, they'll be joined by Heidi's sister, Holly Montag, who replaced Speidi on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here last week.

Lauren Conrad: Spencer Pratt Apology Was Fake

Fans of The Hills wondering why Lauren Conrad didn't say a word when Spencer Pratt called her to apologize on The Hills now have their answer:

She wasn't even on the other line.

Interviewed on The View this morning, LC was asked about the call from Spencer Pratt, in which he said he was sorry for spreading the sex tape rumors about Conrad and asked her to please attend his upcoming wedding to Heidi Montag.

Fake, fake, fake, Lauren Conrad says.

Put on the spot, Conrad hesitated briefly before throwing the show under the bus, but ultimately did so, admitting her contempt for the program that made her a star for the past five seasons, and expressing no regrets about leaving it.

That the show is about as "real" as Heidi Montag's rack is hardly news, but this is the most blatant admission by a cast member yet. Here's the interview, in which Lauren discusses her new novel, L.A. Candy, and Stephanie Pratt's bulimia ...


Lauren Conrad on The View

Al Roker: I Would Whomp Spencer Pratt

Heidi Montag may have already forgiven Al Roker for "attacking" her, but the war of words between the Today show weatherman and Speidi is not dead yet.

Yesterday, Roker said on Today that if Spencer Pratt had gotten physical during their contentious interview, he would have "dumped him like a bag of dirt."

Roker was addressing a comment Spencer made to TMZ in which the reality star claimed he would have "ripped his head off" during Monday's interview.

Would have, had he not been "saved by Jesus" a few weeks back, that is.

Man. Non-stop trash talk to celebrity gossip sites are one thing (and a good thing), but how much would you pay to see these two physically duke it out?

Al Roker ImageGet Them Out of Here!

Also yesterday, Al Roker defended his allegedly harsh questioning of the gruesome twosome during the original interview, which sparked the Speidi feud.

"I believe I asked what a lot of people wanted to know," said Roker, who was in disbelief that Heidi Montag advised women to "be careful around him."

"C'mon. I've interviewed hundreds of women on this program, never had a complaint. [Heidi and Spencer] are so unused to people actually asking them a real question that they didn't know how to handle it," said the miffed Roker.

"There are a lot of celebrities who come on - real celebrities - who've actually done something and act civil."

Follow the jump for the segment featuring Roker's comments (around the 4:30 mark), as well as an examination of Speidi and Jon and Kate Gosselin's fame:

 


Al Roker Interview

 

Al Roker: ‘I would f-ck Spencer up.’

When did Al Roker become a goddamn badass? This morning on Today he defended yesterday's verbal bitchslapping of Heidi and Spencer, E! News reports: During a recap on this morning's episode, Meredith Vieira showed a clip of yesterday's much-discusse ...read full story