‘The Hills’ Goes Off – And So Does Spencer Pratt

A funny thing happened to me before last night’s star-studded event at the Roosevelt Hotel tributing the conclusion of MTV’s long-running nighttime soap, ‘The Hills.’ What happened? I arrived early, before any of the other journalists, and I ran into the show’s controversial, notoriously volatile one-time bad boy star, Spencer Pratt. As on the show […]

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Stephanie Pratt’s ‘Hills’ Farewell: ‘It’s Been Fun To Play Dumb’

Tonight, ‘The Hills‘ limps to its series finale, a shadow of its former self.  The show’s protagonist Lauren Conrad bolted a year ago.  The villains Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt disappeared midway through this season, after her plastic surgery, his angry mysticism and the lawsuit they filed against one of the show’s producers rendered them […]

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Hollywood Devours Self-Esteem with Body Image Pressures

The pressure to be skinny in Hollywood is a long-running vicious cycle that’s no secret, with countless actresses battling eating disorders and body image issues, so it comes as no surprise that Hollywood would capitalize on the problem and turn it into a reality series. Or two. The media has highlighted actresses’ extreme diets, fitness […]

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Abdul, Couric and Gosselin Among ‘Least Influential’

TIME magazine issued its annual 100 Most Influential People of 2010, in which they name the people “who most affect our world.” Beck, Palin Among Most Influential Perhaps more interesting, however, is the magazine’s round-up of the Least Influential celebrities, where some of TV’s most loathed stars turn up. The list of ‘losers’ includes usual […]

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‘The Hills:’ Heidi’s New Face Makes The Show Get Real

It’s ironic.  Heidi Montag’s decision to become the world’s fakest person made ‘The Hills’ get real.  And last night’s season premiere was excellent television.  Heidi’s complete physical transformation pierced the scripted veneer of the alleged reality show. The producers knew that, after months of magazines detailing Heidi’s new look, the first shot of her face […]

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