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The Hills / The City Finale

Posted in The Hills on December 2, 2009 by Bright Lights

Last night was the first joint finale for MTV’s The Hills and The City.  As always, I was in attendance for the festivities.  The night included an hour long Cast Confessions segment hosted by Jessi Cruikshank and Dan Levy, followed by a viewing party of both shows.  Lastly, the night concluded with The Aftershow also hosted by Jessi and Dan.

For those of you who don’t know, Dan Levy is the son of the Eugene Levy (the infamous father from American Pie).

The big story of the night was that Kristin Cavallari and Justin Bobby are now supposedly a couple.  In my opinion, nothing could be further from the truth.  Justin has always been one to be awkward in public appearances, but Kristin is not someone who would put up with that in real life.  Justin paid very little attention to Kristin (see photo above) and even refused to raise a glass in a group toast to conclude the show.  I caught up with Kristin, Stacie the bartender, and Justin on the streets of NYC after the show.  Let me first say that Kristin and Stacie could not have been nicer.  They took several minutes to pose for photos with fans (including myself).

While the three of them did leave together, they didn’t do anything couple-like.  Maybe Justin just beats to his own drum to a point where there are zero public displays of affection.  Or maybe the Hills is once again creating drama and a fictional relationship.

Bright Lights, Big City.


The Hills = Cheap Thrills

Posted in The Hills on November 25, 2009 by Bright Lights

Courtesy of MTV

Courtesy of MTV

As a long time watcher, and dare I say “fan” of The Hills, it saddens me to finally admit just how fake the show really is. I take solace in the fact that I don’t think the earlier seasons were nearly as fake or scripted. For instance, for the show to be fake, that would mean that Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag never really had an arguement. Or that Brody Jenner and Spencer Pratt never really had an arguement. I would find that hard, if not impossible, to believe.

In last night’s episode, we are expected to believe that Heidi has decided to secretly go off her birth control and get pregnant. We are also expected to believe that Spencer’s friend Charlie (who reminds me of the sleazy guy from Dazed and Confused) has guessed Heidi’s plan. Gee, what a coincidence. Charlie tells Spencer to test Heidi by offering her wine and sushi, two things that pregnant women are told to avoid. I’ll say this much, God bless Spencer for creating 95% of the drama on the show back when it wasn’t fake, but watching Heidi and Spencer navigate serious issues like bringing a child into this world is something I’d rather not see.

Lets cut to the other story of the night. Kristin and Stacie the bartender go to Vegas to escape their issues. Justin Bobby drives all the way to Vegas in the middle of the night to be with Kristin. Just when the story line seemed laughable and almost boring, they through in some girl on girl action. Well played MTV. You’ve got me for another week.

Bright Lights, Big City.