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Fans of staged nonsense reality TV can expect major changes when new episodes of The Hills start up next month - beginning with the MTV series' schedule.

The Hills' new season will begin September 29, moving from Monday nights to Tuesdays. It will air at 10 p.m. followed by spinoff The City at 10:30.

Liz Gateley, Senior V.P. of MTV and executive producer of both shows, says that the new day is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to changes.

As we know, Kristin Cavallari has replaced Lauren Conrad.

Kristin Cavallari has brought new life,” Gateley says of the Laguna Beach star, who was recruited to create fake drama among cast members she would never otherwise hang out with after having gone MIA for the past three years.

“She is the same Kristin we know and love - not afraid to mix things up. Her presence has really changed every dynamic within The Hills cast, especially since we're paying Kristin to drive a wedge between Audrina Patridge and Justin-Bobby.”

Kristin at the Salon

Kristin Cavallari is ready to stir up fake tensions like no other.

As for Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt?

“Heidi and Spencer will be entering some interesting new territory of acting like they are seriously considering parenthood,” she says (someone kill us now).

Three thousand miles away in NYC, former Hills co-star Whitney Port will be dealing with a new boss, Gateley adds: “A lot has changed in The City.

“We shifted the focus of the show significantly from a relationship drama to a workplace drama. [Olivia Palermo] has a new job and an amazing new boss at Elle. Whitney Port is focused a lot more on her work now that she’s single."

"Kelly Cutrone - who I love - takes on a much bigger role in the show. The show feels much more like a reality Devil Wears Prada. Our whole shooting style changed. You’ll see much more action and less people sitting and talking."

"There are fireworks on the highly exaggerated jobs constantly. It’s very exciting and fun to watch what it’s like to work in the world of New York fashion.”

City Port

Because her "relationship drama" reality series was painfully boring, The City's Whitney Port is now starring in a "workplace drama." This stuff is totally not staged.

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The investigation into the murder of Jasmine Fiore continues as authorities are looking for a woman who drove her suspected killer to a motel in Hope, B.C.

Police found reality TV star Ryan Jenkins dead late yesterday afternoon, dangling from the coat rack in his motel room after apparently taking his own life.

Ryan Jenkins, a contestant on Megan Wants a Millionaire (now pulled by VH1) and I Love Money 3, was wanted for the murder of Jasmine Fiore and the subject of an widespread manhunt before escaping to his native Canada late last week.

On Thursday, a woman checked him into the Thunderbird Motel in Hope. She was in her early 20s and drove a silver PT Cruiser with Alberta license plates.

The woman paid up front for three days in cash, stayed with Ryan Jenkins for about 20 minutes and wasn't seen again. The manager says he didn't get a look at Jenkins because he waited in the car while the mystery blond checked him in.

Meanwhile, those close to the murdered model are speaking out about Jenkins' death, saying it brings at least some amount of closure to the unspeakable tragedy.

Robert Hasman, the ex-boyfriend who police say Jasmine Fiore was texting the night before she was murdered, went on the Today show this morning and said in no uncertain terms that "I was happy that Ryan [Jenkins], that he killed himself."

Jasmine Fiore's mother, Lisa Lepore, was on the show as well and said how his death helps bring some sense of closure to her daughter's tragic passing.

"It is a long process, but it brings some closure to what's been going on," said Lepore, who now lives in Maui, Hawaii. "We don't have to worry about looking for him anymore or being worried that he is a threat to any other women or men."

Follow the jump for a video of Hasman and Lepore on the Today show ...

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After embarking on a very public golf outing followed by the Kings of Leon concert in L.A. this past weekend, LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are no longer hiding their relationship, which until now consisted of rumors and secret rendezvous.

That's not sitting well with his wife, Brandi Glanville.

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"He's just somebody I don't know," she lamented to People regarding their split. "You think you know one thing and you wake up and find out it's all been a lie."

Glanville, who recently left and separated from the CSI: Miami star, says she is unable to explain to the couple's sons Mason, 6, and Jake, 2, what is going on.

"They know that daddy is at work all the time," she says. "That's what I tell them. When he does come home it is surprising for them and they are very happy."

Brandi Glanville and Eddie Cibrian in happier times.

Glanville, on the other hand, is less happy to see her spouse. "I'm just like, 'You know what? You're not the man I married.'" She adds that she has spoken to Rimes directly more than once, and told the singer, 26, "'He's all yours.'"

Rimes and her husband, Dean Sheremet, also separated recently.

Brandi Glanville has no plans to reconcile with the actor, 36, and hopes to file divorce papers to make it official soon. After all this, there is no going back.

"There is one side of [Eddie] that I absolutely love and always will," the model and mother said, "but that side of him is not the side I'm divorcing."

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Earlier this year, Aubrey O'Day bared it all for Playboy. Heidi Montag was recently featured in a less revealing, overrated, weak sauce PG-13 Playboy spread.

O'Day, the gold standard of nude photos, is understandably disappointed.

Despite calling Mrs. Pratt a "beautiful girl," Aubrey feels The Hills star could have taken a few more chances when she posed for the #1 men's magazine.

She didn't hesitate when asked whose pictures are better, though.

"I'd have to go with mine," said Aubrey O'Day. "There's been so much speculation and competition between the two MTV girls, and I had heard that Spencer made some statement about it, but, I don't know, I think mine's still the winner."

"Every woman has her own way of expressing herself. My Playboy photos express my nature as a woman. They were classy, they depicted parts of my body that I love, and I felt completely beautiful, secure and empowered by them."

Yes. "Empowering" and "classy" are definitely words that come to mind ...

  • Aubrey O'Day, Playboy
  • Heidi Pratt in Playboy

Who wins this battle for skanky Playboy supremacy?

Essentially, O'Day thinks Montag's Playboy effort was almost as overly hyped and poorly executed as her Miss Universe performance last night. Almost.

Aubrey, who said she would "absolutely" pose for the magazine again, added that she thinks that if her naked adversary has plans to do so - as she has expressed - she'd better step ip up and actually give readers Heidi Montag nude.

"Whatever her journey is, I'd say to just take a risk, really do something kind of ... maybe do something she's a little scared to do, so she overcomes a fear and feels really proud," the former Danity Kane singer advised Heidi Pratt.

"You can take a million pretty pictures, there are million pretty celebrity pictures, but it's like: Which pictures are really going to stand out and be iconic, and which pictures are just pretty pictures that are here today, gone tomorrow?"

While we see Aubrey's point - why pose in Playboy at all if you're not gonna go all out - calling O'Day's pictures "iconic" might be a little bit of a stretch.

Who would you rather ...

 

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According to reports, Jon Gosselin, who became famous as the degraded dad on Jon and Kate Plus 8, then gained notoriety for the parade of women he's been shagging since filing for divorce, is said to be pitching his own reality show.

Divorced Dad's Club (a rumored title for the project) would chronicle the lives of famous divorced fathers. Given how TLC hates him and wishes it could divorce him along with Kate, he may get the chance to pursue his own show imminently.

But does Jon really need his own show? Here are five reasons we say yes ...

  1. Clearly, there's a niche for reality TV shows in which mediocre women throw themselves at douchebags. There's always room for one more.
  2. Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian were on a reality show and inexplicably landed a new one, and they've only been knocked up once total!
  3. If nothing else, you know he's wildly unpredictable and not half-assing this midlife crisis; no need to stage any drama (cough, The Hills).
  4. Great title potential: Jon Minus 9, OctoDad, PA Player, etc.
  5. Better Hailey Glassman-Kate Major cat fight potential.

... and five reasons we say no:

  1. Ed Hardy t-shirts get enough free PR already.
  2. Michael Lohan doesn't need to get back on TV.
  3. Watching some dude try to get laid while not even technically divorced from the mother of his eight kids yet is too low, even for TV nowadays.
  4. The celebrity gossip industry will cease to exist if reporters keep falling in love with him following 10-minute interviews and quitting their jobs.
  5. Cara, Mady, Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, Joel will someday learn what Google is, and no salary he earns will cover their psychiatrists.

What do you think? Should Jon get his own reality show?

 

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You can't take for granted the fact that Amy Winehouse makes it through the weekend, so it bears mentioning. You also can't ever believe the songbird will really show up as planned for live appearances, so this is truly a day to remember!

The former bride of Blake Fielder-Civil appeared at yesterday's V Festival in England during The Specials' set, singing with them on "You're Wondering Now."

We don't know what to say. While by no means good, she appeasr more or less lucid during the song, energetic and happy to be up there singing on stage.

It was by no means a train wreck. This alone is noteworthy, and is kinda freaking us out. Can we count on nothing in this world? Everything's upside down. Next thing you know, her "work trip to Miami" will result in actual work!

Check out the video of Amy Winehouse at the V Festival below ...

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In sequined pants and matching bra, Heidi Montag's rendition of "Body Language," her first career live effort, was underwhelming even by her low standards.

NBC, which was broadcasting the Miss Universe 2009 pageant live, apparently had similar thoughts and blocked out more than half of her song at the event.

Heidi sang (term used loosely) as the 15 finalists were introduced. Stefania Fernandez was later crowned the winner, helping fans forget this musical debacle.

"I think people don't know what to expect, and how can they? It's my first performance live and it's in front of half a billion eyes. I'm very excited to show everyone what I'm coming with," said Heidi Montag prior to her performance.

What she came up with were the simplest of dance moves, some of which she couldn't even execute (so much for all that rehearsing), and bad lip-synching even when she insisted she would sing live. Or, "as live as it can be." Poor.

Sources later reported that Heidi Montag might not sing because "production staffers were worried about her performance." With good reason. The wife of Spencer Pratt experienced problems remembering the lyrics as well ... to her own song.

Relax, though ... it's even worse than we're making it sound.

If you want to watch Heidi Montag lip-synch to her bad ripoff of "Situation" by Yaz, and attempt to dance while NBC edits out half of the material, check out the video of the 'Tag "singing" at the 2009 Miss Universe pageant below ...

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The hunt for accused murderer Ryan Jenkins is over after he was found dead at the Thunderbird Motel in Hope, British Columbia, near Vancouver.

The reality TV star was wanted for the grisly murder of his wife, swimsuit model and Playboy rep Jasmine Fiore, two Fridays ago in Orange County.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Federal Border Integrity Unit say it's believed the 32-year-old, who is a native of Canada, took his own life.

"We aren't releasing the official cause of death at this time," Sgt. Duncan Pound said. "The preliminary evidence at this time appears to be a suicide."

Ryan Jenkins was discovered dead by motel staff and identified by fingerprints after eluding police for a week and escaping the U.S. to Canada.

He was wanted in California for first-degree murder charges.

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Ryan Jenkins' body was found hanging, according to law enforcement sources.

The manager of the motel says Ryan Jenkins checked in on Friday, dropped off by a woman in her 20s who drove a PT Cruiser with Alberta license plates.

She stayed for 20 minutes and left. The room was paid for two days.

When Jenkins didn't check out Sunday, the manager checked on him. When there was no answer, he entered and found Ryan hanging by his belt from a coat rack.

His body was found around 5:00 PST.

Lt. Steve Holliday of Buena Park PD told the press that "The sadness of this is all is that Mr. Jenkins will not stand before an Orange County jury for his crime."

The mutilated remains of Jasmine Fiore were found in a suitcase in Buena Park, Calif., on August 15. The blonde's fingers and teeth had been cut off and pulled out, but she was able to be identified by the serial numbers of her breast implants.

Jenkins was a finalist on VH1's Megan Wants A Millionaire, starring Megan Hauserman. It was airing this summer but was pulled in light of Jenkins' alleged crime.

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The lovely Miss Venezuela, Stefania Fernandez, was crowned Miss Universe 2009 last night. The 18-year-old (!) is a worthy title-holder, to say the least.

She defeated finalists from Puerto Rico, Kosovo, Australia and the Dominican Republic. When she heard that Miss Dominican Republic, Ada Aimee De la Cruz, was named first Runner-Up, that meant Stefania Fernandez became the new Miss Universe.

Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011

Stefania is the second consecutive Miss Venezuela to win Miss Universe, and shared a hug with her predecessor, Dayana Mendoza, on stage after she won.

Receiving the tiara from Dayana, Stefania accidentally dropped the thing on stage. But with true grace and dignity, they rebounded as if nothing happened.

Stefania Fernandez beams upon being crowned Miss Universe 2009.

The second runner-up was Miss Kosovo Gona Dragusha, while Miss Australia Rachael Finch was third runner-up. Miss China Wang Jingyao was Miss Photogenic, while Miss Thailand Chutima Durongdej was named Miss Congeniality.

The top 15 finalists appeared in bathing suits before the final 10 were chosen for the evening gown segment. Pageant co-owner Donald Trump told reporters:

"I think this is the most beautiful group of women I've ever seen."

The televised event includes musical performances by Flo Rida, David Guetta, Kelly Rowland and Heidi Montag. We'll have a video of that disaster up later.

Stefania Fernandez was also named "Miss Elegance" "Best Body" and "Best Face." We're just hoping she doesn't add "Miss Nude Photo Scandal" shortly.

Click to enlarge these pictures of Stefania Fernandez:

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... a dog! The Bachelorette star found love on reality TV with Ed Swiderski, but Jilly has so much more warmth to share with this world, she's planning to open up her heart once more to a rescue puppy. Sounds like fun!

"Ed and I plan on adopting a rescue as soon as we settle into a place," Harris, who is getting ready to move to Chicago to be with Swiderski, tells People.

Dogs have been a part of the Canadian's life since she was little - beginning with a special canine named Sweets and then a rescue dog named Risky.

Now she's ready to try her hand at pet ownership again.

Aww. She's so sweet, that Jillian Harris. Maybe she can negotiate a 2-for-1 deal and include Ed Swiderski when she takes the little guy in to get fixed.

Jillian and Ed

Jillian and Ed are still together despite his shadiness.

We're just glad that with Ryan Jenkins dead, Jillian can go back to being the Canadian talked about most on The Hollywood Gossip. What a cutie.