The Kress, a four-story Asian-inspired L.A. club, has barely been open one week, but on this night it's hosting the nightclub equivalent of a meeting with the Pope — that is, a visit from the cast and crew of The Hills.
With stars Lauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge due to arrive at 8:30 p.m. for their standard girl talk over cocktails, The Hills crew is busy prepping the whole place, reports Entertainment Weekly in its new cover story.
Two seats in the corner are reserved, and a production assistant goes around handing out forms asking bystanders to agree to appear on camera.
If they don't, The Hills producers will ask them to move, or shoot around them. Most comply easily, unimpressed by the fact that MTV's highest-rated series will be shooting a scene mere feet from their dinner.
Clearly, they don't know that Lauren and Audrina are having major tension at home, and this could be, like, a totally important conversation.
Finally, Lauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge themselves arrive at the hip restaurant and take their seats at the bar. No direction. No rehearsals.
They just start talking.