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Laguna Beach made hay of the lives of Orange County high schoolers.

The Hills followed cast member Lauren Conrad to L.A., where the show became a clash of good girls (like Lauren's co-worker Whitney Port) and evil schemers (Speidi).

The form of the show morphed from alleged documentary to something more like a competition, with the cast - most notably Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt - playing within the show and the press to win: though the prizes were unspecified.

So when a third MTV show in this genre was born this winter, The City, starring our friend Whitney Port, about her new life after moving from Los Angeles to New York, Heidi and Spencer's fabulous parting gift to her was their method.

Anyone who would want to be on the show as Port's friend, lover or co-worker could be in it all for himself. Soon after her arrival in New York, someone - Casting? Producers? Port? - found her a love interest; he calls himself Jay Lyon.

Both real and TV Whtiney are young, new in town and surrounded by crazies.

Her job as the star of the new series is, basically, to roll with the unexpected punches from network marionettes - or cry on camera if, say, her boyfriend decides he will get more fame or money from cheating on her. Is she up for it?

Follow the link to continue reading this L.A. Times feature on The City and its heroine, and click to enlarge some more pictures from the article below ...

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The makeup, the costumes, the sets... the unparalleled excitement.

Brace yourselves, because here is your first official look at some boring ass pictures from behind the scenes of Britney Spears' music video for "If U Seek Amy" ...

Even Britney Spears herself appears bored by this video.

Seriously, BritneySpears.com. You know we're always interested in your site, but this is all you've got? Why not put up pictures that are actually interesting - hell, we'll settle for in focus - the next time you want some attention? Just a thought.

Click to enlarge more pictures below, including a shot of Britney's bed (no one in it for a change) and two of Perez Hilton (seriously) on the set ...

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Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss is getting ready to give Shayne Lamas and her "good-looking" family the Kim Kardashian treatment - reality TV show style.

"Not that the Kardashians aren't good looking, but the Lamas  family is a very good looking family," Fleiss said.

"You see Shayne, her sister Dakota and [their brother, former Lindsay Lohan boy toy] A.J. Lamas and obviously [her father] Lorenzo anchoring it with his rugged handsomeness. They're wild, crazy characters, but also very good looking."

Fleiss said the E! reality series starring last season's The Bachelor winner and her family and friends is currently in pre-production - and E! is excited.

"It's very strong. [E! programming executive] Lisa Berger is very happy with it," Fleiss said. "We think it has a chance to be a real hit for them."

Matt Grant, Shayne Lamas

Shayne Lamas received the final rose and a marriage proposal from The Bachelor star Matt Grant on the season finale last May. They lasted a few weeks at least.

The couple called off their engagement in July after a report surfaced that she had traveled to Las Vegas and cheated on him with media mogul Justin Wenerger.

Shayne Lamas denied she cheated on Matt Grant and claimed that although the couple hadn't announced it at the time, their relationship was over long before.

In addition, Shayne attributed Grant's inability to handle her hard-partying Hollywood lifestyle as the reason they spilt. She's a class act, through and through.

We can't wait for the new reality show, that's for sure. Talk about made-for-TV. Click to enlarge more classic pictures of ditzy, skanky Shayne Lamas ...

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She may not be charging elected officials $4,300 to bone her, then giving tear-jerking interviews with Diane Sawyer, but Ashley Dupre is still up for causing drama here and there in New York City, according to the city's newspapers.

The scene: the hooker-turned-famous-ex-hooker somehow landed in the front row of designer Yigal Azrouël’s Fall/Winter 2009 fashion show this week.

Ashley Dupre From Behind

When Azrouël discovered the skank in her seat, he flipped and fired his PR person who placed her there. Turns out that PR flack is none other than Kelly Cutrone of People’s Revolution, best known as Whitney’s boss on The Hills.

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Despite endearing herself to millions of viewers throughout the United States and her native Canada, lovable, laid-back Jillian Harris was eliminated last night.

After last night's episode, The Bachelor field stands at two.

Or is it three?

Could Jason Mesnick possibly end up with DeAnna Pappas after all this time?

She shattered his heart on The Bachelorette. Might he similarly crush the hopes and dreams of both Molly Malaney and Melissa Rycroft in The Bachelor season finale?

The previews airing after Monday's episode of The Bachelor and the previous week's show made quite clear that DeAnna is returning - maybe to beg for another shot?

Some fans believe it's just crafty editing and this outcome is unlikely, but we know DeAnna will play a role in the March 2 season-ender. The only question is what.

So who do you think will win The Bachelor? Will it be Melissa Rycroft, Molly Malaney, or DeAnna Pappas in the biggest reality TV shocker in history?

 

Melissa Rycroft of The Bachelor

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Following three spectacular New Zealand dates on The Bachelor, star Jason Mesnick had to narrow the field of three - Jillian, Melissa and Molly - to two.

Right or wrong, Mesnick elected to eliminate Jillian Harris, a 29-year-old interior designer from Canada, who gave ET the inside scoop on the show...

Molly Malaney, Jason Mesnick Wedding

ET: What was your favorite part of this experience?

Jillian Harris: Before I did the show, I was a little bit worried if I would find my Prince Charming. Being there and feeling those sparks again made me realize that I can have that feeling again. I loved the adventure of it. I loved not being in control for once. I loved traveling. The girls were awesome. Obviously, Jason treated me like gold. I loved that I was brave enough to take a leap of faith. What do they say? You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take.

ET: It has to be hard to get to the final three and not win Jason's heart. If asked, would you consider being the next The Bachelorette?

Jillian Harris: Part of me says, "Jill, stop while you are ahead. Now that you have done this and learned a lot about yourself, do it the old-fashioned way." The old-fashioned way hasn't really been working for me, so the other part of me says, "Jill, just go ahead and do it. You are an adventure seeker. Give it a shot and maybe you can find him that way." I think I have to sleep on it - and maybe have a glass of wine.

ET: You mentioned that you felt you were too slow in letting Jason know how you felt about him. Is that what you would do over? Do you think it would really make a difference, or do people make a true connection, so it wouldn't change things?

Jillian Harris: Very good question. Watching the show now, I think, "Jill, you should have opened up more. Why weren't you more flirty like Melissa?" But a) I am not really like that to begin with, and b) it may have been the connection.

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For the record, Rihanna's camp has declined to officially comment on Chris Brown's first public comments since his felony arrest two Sundays ago.

Sources close to her, however, have described the battered singer as being "appalled" by her boyfriend's statement, issued through a spokesman.

Dining Out, Solo

"All of us, including Rihanna, do not understand how he can say he's sorry on the one hand, but still... does not admit any guilt," a Barbados pal of Rihanna tells the Chicago Sun-Times. "He should have expressed more contrition."

After a week of negative press for Chris Brown subsequent to the alleged assault that took place involving Rihanna, Brown released a statement saying he was "sorry and saddened... over what transpired," but did not go into detail.

It has been theorized that a booty call text message triggered an argument between the couple that spiraled out of control and led to a violent altercation. Rihanna also told police that this was not the first time Brown attacked her.

Rihanna and Chris Brown in happier times.

A source close to Rihanna apparently told the newspaper that she is "royally pissed off" at what she calls Brown's "cavalier and arrogant statement."

Both singers have kept a low profile after the incident, which allegedly left Rihanna with horrific injuries. Chris Brown is due in court March 5.

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Although she's kept quiet since first being romantically linked with Ottawa Senators hockey player Mike Fisher last month, Carrie Underwood publicly cheered for her boyfriend when his team took on her hometown Nashville Predators Monday.

Sitting in a private box in Nashville's Sommet Center, Underwood gripped the edge of her seat as he scored an assist and grimaced as Fisher was checked hard.

At one point, Fisher appeared to look up in her direction and the singer smiled back at him. Ah, to be young, in love and dating a professional hockey player.

It wasn't all fun and games, though. The 25-year-old American Idol champ was briefly shown on the scoreboard for the entire arena to see, and after noticing the cameras were on her, she quickly (and hilariously) tried to take cover ...

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The Hollywood Gossip's recap of The Bachelor is a rundown of our favorite (and least favorite) moments, with points awarded or deducted as we see fit.

Last night, the three women accompanied Jason Mesnick to New Zealand - where he made a surprise choice in which one he sent home. Let's get to it ...

Jason Mesnick, DeAnna Pappas Photo

Plus 10 for New Zealand. Jealous.

Jason took Jillian to the edge of a cliff and said: "It was just the two of us. There was no one else around for miles and miles..." Minus 5 for ABC's boom mic guy getting in the way of Jason completing that thought.

This week's special feature: Plus 1 for every boring euphemism for sex the writers can come up with. So far: Spend the night together. Connect physically. Handle all this fire. See the passion. Time alone. This week's total: Plus 5!

Sweet mother of ... Jason actually pulled the Titanic card and proceeded to spread his arms in an I'm-the-king-of-the-world sort of way. Minus Infinity.

Jason on the suite card: It was "from Chris to give to me to give to her..." Minus 5. Not as romantic to acknowledge the pimp-like role Chris Harrison plays in all this. But Plus 12 for the pimp-like role Chris Harrison plays in all this.

Despite giving off the impression that she's forcing it and isn't quite sure why she's there, Molly Malaney stuns Jillian for the second rose and earns a place in the finals! Could it be that less enthusiasm and insanity is more? Plus 11.

Melissa Rycroft just wants her parents to see how happy Jason makes her? Their dates are being FILMED! Minus 3, because that makes no sense, and Minus 6 more for the obvious overplaying of the parental absence for two weeks now.

The picture frames of the girls Jason gazes upon contain the same promotional stock pics we use on this site! You can't get any other candid photos, ABC? Minus 4.

Plus 5 for Melissa's video, because it is by far the most sincere and least awkward. On a related note, Jillian refers to Jason as "babe" in hers, while Molly goes with "J" and Melissa the ever-annoying "you." Minus 1 for Jillian and Melissa.

"Dude, when you're 90, you want to be with your best friend." - Jillian Harris. We know you're all laid back and cool and Canadian, Jill, but never start a sentence with "dude" and expect to be taken seriously. Minus 8.

Minus 7 for Jillian for making up that dream about Ty after getting eliminated. Just move on, girl. Sorry, that was mean. Bad us. Minus 5 for our staff.

Finally, Plus 30 for the melodramatic setup to the "shocking" finale and the "intimate" After the Final Rose special to follow. What happened is so emotional ... that we've decided to keep it as intimate as possible. What does that even mean?

Oh, and Plus 16 for that great deleted scene with Jason and Molly in the tub, with their microphones malfunctioning. We imagine 98 percent of the show is like this.

TOTAL: -Infinity, +47! A quick list of who's in and out on The Bachelor...

Roses received at ceremony: Molly, Melissa.

Booted By Jason Mesnick: Jillian.

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The Hills stars Lauren Conrad, Lo Bosworth, Audrina Patridge and Stephanie Pratt took a little vacation at Turtle Bay resort in Oahu, Hawaii last weekend - and the action was captured by the MTV cameras as well as celebrity news photographers.

The whole gang came - including Brody Jenner, Frankie Delgado and, it appears, even the great Doug Reinhardt - and later kicked it at the famed Sunset Beach ...

The Hills Gang

The Hills stars (all present except for Heidi and Spencer, who apparently have bigger and better things to make money on), spent the afternoon filming the show, with the girls sipping cocktails and the boys going out for an attempt at surfing.

Click to enlarge lots more photos of The Hills in Hawaii ...

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[Photo Credits: Splash News Online]

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