The Hills: the New Sex and the City?

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The celebrity gossip fiends over at The Gawker caught the lovely Lauren Conrad of The Hills semi-fame rocking the personalized name necklace, a la Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City.

This is proof positive of that site's theory that The Hills is the new Sex and The City. We wouldn't argue that. A B-grade, quasi-reality TV version for a younger set, maybe, but still, you can't deny the similarities. Here's LC a la Carrie B ...

Lauren Conrad Enjoys Drink

With her "Lauren" necklace, Conrad channels her inner Sarah Jessica Parker.

Whether it's the new Sex and the City or not, one thing's for sure - MTV insiders say that The Hills is "the only thing holding up the channel at the moment."

It gets over a million viewers per episode (strong for any cable show), and online ratings and streams are through the roof. But everything else over at MTV? Not so hot.

All of the programming meetings are about doing 'triage' on the schedule, though America's Next Top Model marathons are helping to stop the bleeding a little.

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the hills is a great show...i watch it all the time. I am also, however, IN LOVE with SATC. Just to point it out, a million girls have that same scripted nameplate necklace. Nothing can be, or will ever be, sex and the city.