Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Hills (Season 6) | Ep. 9 | 'Break-Up To Make-Up' - Episode, Photos and Aftershow

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Just as Audrina ends things with Ryan, Justin surprises her on her birthday. McKaela's friend Allie stirs up more trouble with Kristin. Brody gives Justin a piece of his mind.

Behind the scenes photos:
Click here to see Kristin and Justin filming at The Desert Rose
Click here for twit pics of the cast filming on the boat

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~Kelli at Hills Freak

Heidi Montag and Jen Bunney: No Longer Friends?

Spencer Pratt isn't the only person that Heidi Montag is divorcing. X17online exclusively has learned that Heidi's friendship with Jennifer Bunney is over.
A source close to Heidi tells X17online:
"Heidi is trying to distance herself from Jen ... not even returning her calls. Ever since Jen has returned from Hong Kong, she's been calling Heidi non-stop asking about this summer's show. Heidi is definitely over her."
X17online spoke with Jennifer Bunney just yesterday where she told us that she's been accepted into the University of Texas Medical School. Bunney, who just returned from Hong Kong, is in The Lone Star State where she's meeting with the school's dean. Jennifer tells X17online:
"I've decided that I may defer my acceptance into medical school because I'd like to get my MBA first. I want to make sure that when I get to med school I'll be Doctor Bunney. I'm moving to Hollywood next week so I'll most likely go to get my masters in the LA area. Plus, I want to be in Hollywood so that I'll be able to do the show with Heidi this summer. But for some reason she's not returning my calls. It's so hard to get a hold of her. I've heard that she may do a show in the UK, but this is the first I've heard about that. I think she would have told me if the show concept has been changed ... right?"
Uh ... wrong. If she's ignoring you these days, you're probably going to be kept out of the loop. May be a good idea to tell that dean of admissions that you accept! Our Heidi source tells us, "Since Jen went to Hong Kong, she has no idea that the whole game has changed. Heidi think Jen's five minutes have gone to her head."
As for Heidi, she recently tweeted:
@karissashannon1 will be moving in my Malibu house this summer and will be filming our new show! We are going to have fun hot summer!
@kristinashn1 Please come back to Malibu I miss you!!!!! We need to get our tan on! xoxo
Please follow the hottest twins in the world @KristinaShn1 @karissashannon1 and my BFFS!!!!
Even though nothing is official yet regarding Heidi's supposed summer show in Malibu, looks like she's excited to start filming the twins. No, not those twins.
Sorry Bunney, looks like you've been replaced by two Playboy bunnies. Life can be so cruel sometimes.

**Update** We just got off the phone with Jennifer Bunney and she tells X17online exclusively:
"I knew something was up because she honestly has not called me back. I think that is so messed up that I have to learn about my own friendship through the media. I'm not going to cry about it and to be honest with you, everything happens for a reason. This is just so shocking because I've been so supportive of her. I quit my job because she told me to. I was supposed to move in with her within the next couple of days. It's really not cool to be left in the dark. I'm still going to defer my medical school acceptance so that I can attend business school first. But I guess if the Shannon twins are joining the Malibu show, then it's not really the concept I was wanting to be a part of anyway. And as far as me 'letting my 15 minutes go to my head', whatever, the show hasn't even started yet. Well, maybe I'll try to get my own show."

Deferring medical school for reality TV? It's official - Jen Bunney is as nuts as Heidi!
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~Kelli at Hills Freak

Elle, Not Camera Shy, Embraces Reality TV

By Jeremy W. Peters
The young designer trembled in her high heels.
“I’m nervous,” fretted Whitney Port, the belle of MTV’s “The City,” as she girded herself before heading into a firing squad of Elle magazine editors.
“Joe has so much power, you know what I mean? Like, if he doesn’t like my collection and thinks that it doesn’t have potential then it’s almost like, what am I doing in this industry?” Ms. Port said, referring to Elle’s creative director, Joe Zee.
They say the camera adds 10 pounds. But in Elle’s case, MTV is making the women’s style magazine look like an 800-pound fashion world behemoth.
Elle, perhaps more than any other magazine, has embraced television as a way to enhance its brand and broaden its audience. In 2004, the magazine’s fashion director at the time, Nina Garcia, appeared on the first season of Bravo’s “Project Runway” before anyone knew it would be a success.
A job at the magazine was the top prize on the CW reality show “Stylista,” which ran in 2008 for just one season. Later that year, cameras from “The City” were invited into Elle’s offices on the 44th floor of Paramount Plaza in Midtown. They have remained there pretty much ever since.
On “The City,” Elle’s latest exercise in cross-media pollination, cast members like Ms. Port routinely wring their hands over winning the approval of Elle editors. They angle for favorable coverage on the magazine’s pages. And they discuss what is being featured on the magazine’s Web site so often that the words “Elle.com” are uttered almost as much as “like” and “you know.”
Elle has certainly met its fair share of criticism for welcoming the crude medium of reality television into an orbit occupied by Anna Wintour and Giorgio Armani. But the magazine’s editor, Robbie Myers, is having no second thoughts.
“People judge everything you do in fashion. Everything,” Ms. Myers said in an interview last week from her corner office high above Midtown Manhattan. “So we learn to live with that.”
Ms. Myers embraced the idea of working with television networks early on, even after other magazines passed on the chance to be a part of “Project Runway.”
“I thought it was a good idea for us to do ‘Project Runway.’ That was not necessarily the popular view around here. But my feeling was that we should be in as many mediums as we could be as a brand when appropriate,” she said. “We want exposure.”
For Ms. Myers, the ultimate measure of success is in the numbers. Elle says that its audience in print is up 35 percent among women ages 18 to 24. Though print circulation in May was relatively flat compared with the same month a year ago at about 1.1 million issues, the magazine’s overall audience, including traffic to its Web site, has grown.
The magazine is certainly exposed in more ways than one on “The City,” which has attracted an average of 1.6 million viewers so far this season. There are often close-up shots of the Elle logo inside its main office. Computer screens in the background display Elle.com. Magazine employees like Ms. Myers, Mr. Zee and the public relations director, Erin Kaplan, are frequently shown on screen, introduced by graphics that display their name and title at the magazine.
Cast members frequently talk up the magazine’s influence with the same reverence and awe that most fashionistas reserve for Vogue, to which Elle has long played second fiddle.
“Television is still the most powerful medium to get your brand out there,” said Liz Gateley, MTV’s senior vice president for series development. “And I think Robbie is a smart enough editor to know the power of the medium.”
Magazine and reality television partnerships have become increasingly popular. Teen Vogue paired with MTV in early seasons of “The Hills,” which spun off “The City” in 2008.
Marie Claire, now the featured magazine on “Project Runway,” took part in the show “Running in Heels,” which featured three of the magazine’s interns. And MTV worked with Rolling Stone for a show called “I’m From Rolling Stone,” which followed interns for the magazine as they competed for a shot at a job there.
But the pairings are not always successful or long-lasting. “Running in Heels” and “I’m From Rolling Stone” ran for only one season. And the partnership between Teen Vogue and MTV lost its appeal after the girls on “The Hills” who worked at the magazine, one of whom was Ms. Port, started to grow up.
“As we were going into the fourth season, the girls were getting older. They were going to bars. They were meeting guys,” said Amy Astley, the Teen Vogue editor in chief who ended the magazine’s relationship with “The Hills” after three seasons. “And Teen Vogue is very wholesome.”
Fortunately for MTV, Elle is not as wholesome. A subplot on “The City” is the catty infighting at the magazine between the publicity director, Ms. Kaplan, and a part-time accessories editor.
Ms. Myers said she is not concerned that some of the more unpleasant aspects of a workday at Elle will reflect poorly on the magazine. “I think we are very aware what makes interesting television,” she said.
Ms. Garcia, who left Elle for Marie Claire after “Project Runway” moved to Lifetime and picked up Marie Claire as a sponsor, said that many magazine editors would balk at opening themselves up to the cameras. But she added that regardless of the drawbacks — overexposure of certain editors and putting the less glamorous aspects of the business on display, just to name two — the power of television trumps any misgivings.
“It helps tremendously,” she said. “At the end of the day, it is getting the brand out there.”
credit - Jeremy W. Peters @ nytimes.com
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~Kelli at Hills Freak

Kristin Cavallari: Out & About In Toronto

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Whitney Port & Ben Nemtim: INK Official after party

Whitney and boyfriend Ben Nemtim at the the INK Official after party at This Is London for the 21st Annual MuchMusic Video Awards on June 20, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.
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~Kelli at Hills Freak

Stephani Pratt: Berri Goldfarb Girl

Stephanie Pratt visits Berri Goldfarb`s showroom in Beverly Hills
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~Kelli at Hills Freak

Kristin Cavallari: Dolce After Party

Kristin Cavallari hosts the Dolce After Party at the Dolce Social Ballroom NightClub on June 20, 2010 in Toronto, Canada, after the 21st Annual MuchMusic Video Awards.

I'm having serious shoe envy!

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~Kelli at Hills Freak