Friday, February 4, 2011

Lauren Conrad's New Reality Show Has Been CANCELLED!

Last fall, MTV announced that it was reuniting with Lauren Conrad, star of the network’s Laguna Beach and The Hills, for another reality series focused on the young star’s burgeoning fashion line. But EW has EXCLUSIVELY learned why the Conrad series has been passed on by the network. “We decided not to go ahead with the show,” says David Janollari, EVP, Head of Programming for MTV. “She did do a pilot. There were talks about whether we could somehow manage to put together a special based on that footage but that’s also a big question mark based on her interest in that and the finances. We love her! We would love her on our network!” The proposed series was not a glossy reality soap like The Hills but much more documentary style. It was also noticeably absent from MTV’s Upfront this week. Says Janollari, “It was a great attempt but it just didn’t feel like a perfect fit for us now.” (The news of Conrad’s show not moving forward was first reported by blogger Rob Owen.)
UPDATE Lauren Conrad has sent EW a statement regarding MTV’s decision: “We sold a show to MTV, filmed it and are really proud of the final result. MTV felt the subject matter was too high brow for their audience and offered me the opportunity to change the show by incorporating more of my personal life. We agreed going into the project that this show would be an aspirational one, focusing on my career and my goals and not my personal relationships. We delivered the show that we sold and are sorry MTV didn’t feel their viewers were savvy enough to appreciate it.”
There aren't enough words to begin describe how annoyed and disappointed I am. I can't believe there is a pilot out there that we will never get to see! : ( I really hope another network swoops in and saves the day.
credit - Tim Stack @ ew
~Kelli at Hills Freak

Interview: Wit From Whitney Port

by Sara Glassman
On "The Hills," Whitney Port was introduced as a fashion closet-mate of Lauren Conrad at Teen Vogue's. When Port took her ambitions to New York on "The City," her own television and fashion industry career took off, first at Diane von Furstenberg, then at a public relations company and finally with her own line, Whitney Eve. In her new book, "True Whit," Port is letting the world in on her own story and offering advice for those who wish to follow in her high-heel footsteps. She called in from Los Angeles with a preview.
Q Describe your style.
A My personal style is pretty eclectic. In Los Angeles, it's different. If I'm just going into work [at Whitney Eve], I wear jeans, a T-shirt and some Converse.
Q Why a book?
A I decided to do it because I get so many questions from girls out there. It's for what my mom likes to call the quarter-life crisis, and we don't know where we fit in the world.
Q What five pieces does every girl need in her wardrobe now?
A A leather motorcycle jacket, a great pair of jeans, a pair of platform wedges, a nice yummy cashmere scarf that could travel throughout the season and a flirty tribal-print dress.
Q What's your all-time favorite outfit?
A I recently wore a baby blue vintage dress to a Cover Girl event. So chic and I just felt pretty.
Q Any outfits you're embarrassed about?
A There's a chapter in my book about that! It's inevitable. We go through so many different stages in life. There was an orange dress that stands out as a bad one. It was not becoming.
Q Do you have any shopping advice?
A Don't be afraid of vintage shopping. It's a really good way to save money. You are getting such great pieces at affordable prices and what you're wearing is never going to be seen on anyone else. A lot of fashion is really inspired by vintage and it's the forefront of fashion. You just have to be patient.

A leggy Whitney Port checks out her Manhattan hotel holding onto her Lena Erziak Paul bag and sporting red lipstick with a leather jacket. Port, is currently in NY promoting her first style book titled 'True Whit'.
credit - zimbio, Sara Glassman@Star Tribune
~Kelli at Hills Freak

Lo Bosworth: Stops by Lemonade Restaurant

Spotted: Lo Bosworth stopping by Lemonade Restaurant on Thursday, February 3, 2011.
credit - tlfan
~Kelli at Hills Freak

Video: Whitney Port on MTV's 'The Seven'

credit - mtv,tlfan
~Kelli at Hills Freak

Video: Whitney Port on The PIX11 Morning News


Sticking to her on-the-go book promo schedule, Whitney Port was spotted heading to PIX11 Morning News in New York City earlier today (February 3).
Whit stopped for a few quick photos for the paparazzi before heading inside for her interview.
credit - gossip center
~Kelli at Hills Freak