- Former “Laguna Beach” star Kristin Cavallari will replace Lauren Conrad on “The Hills.” She tells EW.com: “I’m a completely different person than Lauren. I have a lot more energy. I’m more outgoing. I’m a little more spontaneous.”
- Goodbye Lucas and Peyton. Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton will not be returning for “One Tree Hill’s” seventh season this fall.
- Martin Scorsese, as expected, will direct the Frank Sinatra biopic. But, please, don’t have Leo DiCaprio play Frank.
- Olivia Wilde (“House”) is Maxim’s hottest woman, ahead of No. 2 Megan Fox. What, didn’t you see Esquire? Recount.
- Neil Patrick Harris will host the 63rd Annual Tony Awards, June 7 at Radio City Music Hall.
- Eminem and Jimmy Kimmel are flying 200 laid-off Detroit auto workers to Los Angeles for the rapper’s appearance on the ABC late-night show on May 15.
For a family dog, even one as intelligent and well-spoken as Brian the Griffins’ pet, he sure has a way with women. On Sunday’s “Family Guy,” Brian hooked up with Lauren Conrad. The star of “The Hills,” who did her own voiceover of the animated-cartoon version of herself (beautiful and SMART), had a one-night stand with Brian after they met in a bar. The episode also featured hilarious mock-monologues by live-action late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno and Craig Ferguson.
Three things that may or may not happen, according to Web reports:
1. Britney Spears will play Varia, the lesbian stripper, in Quentin Tarantino’s remake of “Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!.”
2. Johnny Depp will play the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland 3-D.”
3. Laurence Fishburne will replace William Petersen as the star of “CSI.”
One thing that will definitely happen:
Lauren Conrad will play herself on second-season finale of “Greek.”
This months cover of Rolling Stone marks an historic-ish event. It’s the first time Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag have been photographed together in over a year. They could have used the magic of photoshop, but that would have not spawned off an assortment of articles and posts such as this one.
The accompanying article investigates the appeal of the real “show about nothing.” In the online excerpt at rollingstone.com, we get a glimpse into the minds of “Speidi.”
“People love feuds,” says Spencer, taking a chomp of quesadilla. “Who were Paris and Nicole before they weren’t friends? That’s when they became superstars. If Lauren and Heidi were friends, people wouldn’t tune in.”
Every rivalry needs its black hat, however, and Heidi, through Spencer, has eagerly, and perhaps too ingeniously, complied. The pair now operate, sometimes to the dismay of MTV handlers, like a MySpace edition of Bonnie and Clyde — courting reporters, vacuuming paparazzi attention, and deflecting Hills hype to outside projects like Heidi’s Heidiwood clothing line and her would-be music career, not to mention her new nose and breasts (“It was the right thing for my life,” she says unabashedly).
This is the Maxim cover we’ve been waiting for. Heidi Montag in all her new plastic-surgery glory. And if you can stop looking at the photos for a minute, she dishes on “The Hills” and Lauren. Maxim online has a preview. The February issue hits newstands on Jan. 15.
The Hills is a “scripted” reality show. Let’s settle this: How real is it?
The Hills is a show that’s 22 minutes long about seven people’s lives. It’s edited for drama, and there are editors and story lines. If someone walks in front of the camera, we have to redo the shot. So it’s not exactly how things always are. It’s not like The Truman Show. They’re not with us all the time, although I wish they were, because it would be a way crazier show. Let’s see how Lauren would look then!
Meow! So are you and L.C. friends at all?
She’s changed. Some people go more Hollywood than others. We’re from different backgrounds. She grew up in that spoiled Laguna world, and I grew up with humble beginnings. She’s very controlling. She was crazy about how much time I spent with Spencer, and I had to see her every day. I’ve heard from other people that she’s a big diva now. “Insiders” say.
“The Hills” wraps up season three on Monday night (10 p.m., MTV) with the spotlight on Lauren Conrad, who says she makes a “life-changing decision.” People magazine talked to the star. “I gotta be honest, I haven’t seen the final episode yet. I know that something happens in our lives, but I don’t know what they’re showing. … Something very exciting happens in my life. I can’t tell you what, obviously, because it has to air, but it was a life-changing something.” People reports that Conrad is offered a second chance at living in Paris—something she stupidly turned down at the end of season one to be with Jason. MTV will air “The Hills Finale: Live in Hollywood” at 8 p.m. and a live after-show.