Reality TV depicts real people in real environments - be it Toastee Toof and Deelishis on Flavor of Love or Mark Philippoussis on Age of Love.
That said, The Hills can no longer be called reality TV.
We've already seen the infamous Spencer-Heidi LAX dropoff pics (taken mere minutes before her return) and heard earlier today from Gavin Beasley, who went on a date with LC on The Hills and said how blatantly bogus the experience was.
Now, we've come across photos of the lovely Lauren Conrad at an intimate lunch with Whitney Port... and several cameramen, sound men, boom mics, light filters and fixtures, and multiple takes. But it feels like they're not even there!
As you can see above, this how it will look on The Hills ...
... but in real life, some guys from celebrity picture agencies got these shots of LC and Whitney - and a few of their closest production staff friends and their loads of equipment - at lunch on Thursday. Puts it in perspective, no?
Of course, we still love Whitney Port. That much isn't about to change! Wonder if her reported boyfriend, Ben Lyons, was anywhere on hand?