Spencer and Heidi: The New Face of Celebrity Gossip

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"Obviously we're entertainers. We are trying to entertain in every aspect of our lives." - Heidi Montag

The celebrity news world is simultaneously bursting and flat.

Broke and Gross

The unbalance of Britney Spears, the growing pains of Miley Cyrus and the druggy tailspin of Amy Winehouse - to name a few favorite plots - add up over the hours to grand narratives and debates about femininity, drug use, mental health, sexuality, motherhood, legal proceedings, parenting and violence.

But the celebrity gossip world is flat in that every story seems just as important as every other - and this is a monster that needs feeding.

That's what celeb news fame is now: Weekly, and sometimes hourly, we must have stories; the lives of the chosen people must appear to move forward.

Into the breach between supply and demand have stepped Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, the villainous couple from MTV's docu-soap The Hills.

While Heidi Montag may not be the most famous, she's definitely fame-ish. Creatures of the game in every way, she and Spencer, the arch-enemies of Lauren Conrad, have mastered the new realities of celebrity culture.

The two know what commodity they're selling and what its value is: "There's only so much gossip," as Heidi said over lunch recently.

"We're always the juicier story," Spencer Pratt interjected.

Switching to the third person, he added, "Heidi and Spencer are gossip machines. Every day, it's like, 'What did Heidi and Spencer do?'"

Heidi and Spencer. "Speidi" for short.

He's 24, went to Crossroads School and then USC, having grown up in Santa Monica and the Palisades. She's 21 and was raised in Crested Butte, Colo., which she referred to as "the smallest place in the world."

Heidi Montag came to L.A. in August 2005 after a miserable fashion school year in San Francisco where she met Lauren Conrad, late of MTV's Laguna Beach, whose move to L.A. was to become the raison d'être for The Hills.

TMZ calls them "celebutards."

Perez Hilton calls them "famewhores" and "promosexuals."

Spencer Pratt's response: "Anybody who wants to promote our brand, negative or positive, give me a call."

Continue reading in the Los Angeles Times ...

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in the beginnin i ment like instead of think.......

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wooooooooh ok both of yall are right and wrong......alia diamond is right that most people do talk think that.......MOST...and it just so happens that she spelled everything how it sounds...what is the big deal about that?....and...what???.....it is also true that most people dont talk like that.....MOST.....so what is the big deal and calling someone an uneducated ghetto piece of trash is seriously not cool and if you are so educated you should never take it that far...EVER cuz it doesnt do anything bu start bigger problems.....basically...what??? you have your way of talkin and so does alia so will both of u jus chill!

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by the way imma different brianna that the first gurl............just so u dont get confused

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.....um.....ok it is likely dat when non-wannabe proper speakin people tlk to one anotha dey will say their "t"'s witta "d" from time to time so get off her back!

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.....um......ok it is true dat when most people talk to one another dat dey will most likely say dere "t"'s with a "d" because most people are probably use to talkin like dat so get off her case alright...no everyone talkz proper

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ok obviously(and no offence cuz dis race is in my family) u must b sum white proper stuck up brat cuz wen ppl tlk 2 one another dey dont say "them" "this" & "they" clearly they most likely say it with a "d" stupid ass so obviously ur the uneducated 1

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Alia Diamond,
You like to spell things the way they sound?? Say the word "better". Explain to me how "better" sounds like "betta". Explain how the word "than" sounds like "dan". You are very uneducated....and by the way...very classy say F****.

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ok ppl. i have gotten to the point where i think heidi needs mental help. why does she take a guy bck that hurts her and doesnt really care for her and spencer knows that without heidi he is no one...he is using her. actually heidi would prolly still be living in colorado with her parents if it wasnt for lauren. gosh u should never choose a guy over a friend cuz it most definitly will come back to haunt u. especially if that guy is pathetic loser that needs a life.

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haha damn alia but i do understand what you're writing

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i like ta spell thingz as dey sound not as dey're spelled so if u dont understand dont fukkin worry bout it!!

The Hills Quotes

Brody's girlfriend is pretty. With very large breasts.

Lauren Bosworth [on Cora Skinner]

Someone with a great sense of humor is the most important thing, and someone who really supports me in everything I do... I don’t ever want to make an excuse for trying to work hard and having my own life. I love a guy that supports that and loves that.

Lauren Conrad [on men]
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