Erin Lucas is Whitney Port's friend and co-star on MTV's The City. When Whitney moves to NYC, Erin, who she's known for years, is the...

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It's a fashion face-off for the ages. Or at least for a Thursday morning in early July before a holiday weekend. Hey, it involves Erin Lucas. Not exactly prime time.

The former friend of Whitney Port and co-star on The City, who left the show yesterday to pursue "hosting" opportunities, showed off her modeling skills in a blue Bilingual Clothing dress at a People magazine event in N.Y.C. recently.

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Meanwhile, America's favorite HO-tel heiress hit a premiere in the same peacock-patterned dress. Always nice to see Paris Hilton pictures that aren't half-naked.

Who wore it better? Tell us below ...

Who looked best in this dress?

 

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Whitney Port's "friend" Erin Lucas will not be returning to MTV's The City.

The NYU grad, who appeared on The Hills spinoff's first season, shot some scenes for the upcoming second season but will no longer be on the show.

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"It never hurts to try something new, but when you're born to do something, chances are you're going to wind up doing it no matter where you detour," her rep said.

The overdramatic release continued: "The latest proof comes from Erin Lucas, who loved her hosting career and never meant to stray ... until The City beckoned."

"It was nice while it - and her friendship with Whitney Port - lasted."

"But it was hosting she loved, and it is to hosting she returns, blowing kisses to all as she departs the series for her hosting home turf."

Note to rep: No one even knows who Erin Lucas is.

Erin Lucas - whose previous hosting credits include mtvU - has received new job offers and is working on other projects, including a video podcast, called "Style Lounge."

Why the sudden departure? Sources say Lucas was completely uninteresting and MTV wanted to bring in party girls to stir up fake drama had a falling out with Port.

Someone named Samantha Swetra has been brought in to replace Lucas.

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Whitney Port has posted some thoughts on Monday's episode of The City on her official blog. In "Mingling with the Commoners," plenty of tension (and more than a little class warfare) was in the air between Whitney, Olivia Palermo and Jay Lyon.

Here's what Whitney Port had to say  ...

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In this week's episode of The City, we definitely had quite the range of drama. The episode began with Jay and I discussing his upcoming show over lunch.

When I mentioned that I had invited Olivia Palermo, he made a smart ass comment about roping an area off so she wouldn't have to "mingle with the commoners," (hence the title of the episode, "Mingling With The Commoners").

Erin Lucas and I met Olivia at her apartment before heading to the show.

But Olivia wasn't exactly in as big a rush as I was to get there, and by the time she was finally ready to go, Jay's band had already started playing.

Whitney Port was far from pleased with Olivia Palermo's actions.

I guess Olivia felt bad about making us late, so she got Jay Lyon a gig at a charity event she was hosting. What initially seemed like a kind gesture, however, suddenly became an awkward and uncomfortable situation when at the event, all Olivia, Nevan and friends did was make fun of Jay and his band, Tamarama.

They definitely didn't try to hide it. It's an understatement to say that Jay was more than ready to go when he finished his set!

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Whitney Port recently moved from The Hills to The City. It's a new City, but the drama certainly hasn't been dialed down since our girl moved East. On the contrary.

Taking time to discuss last night's episode, entitled "He Never Said He Had a Girlfriend," Whitney focused on the escalating fight between Adam Senn and his model girlfriend Allie, which we saw unfold in last week's episode.

Here's Whitney's take, as written on her official site ...

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In "He Never Said He Had a Girlfriend," the conflict continued between Allie and Adam. Jay and Adam threw an art gallery opening and the party had a huge turnout!

Everyone made an appearance, including Samantha's friend Catarina, who decided after a lunch chat with Samantha that it would be best to confront Allie and let her know EXACTLY what happened between her and Adam.

Adam Senn, Jay Lyon

Adam Senn and Jay Lyon from The City. [Photo Credit: Splash News Online]

After hearing what Catarina had to say, Allie ran to the bathroom in tears with Adam not far behind. They left the party and after arguing outside went their separate ways.

Later on in the episode, Jay and I discussed the situation in my apartment. [Jay Lyon] had faith in his friend and chose to trust that Adam wouldn't betray Allie like that. 

I, on the other hand, was a bit more skeptical.

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The second installment of The City was kinda weak last night, but what are you gonna do. It's hard to one-up Jason Mesnick on The Bachelor on the same night.

Oh well. In typical fashion, The Hollywood Gossip staff has recapped the episode, "The L Word," awarding and deducting points as it sees fit. Here's our rundown ...

On to the rankings!

"Have fun," Duncan, Erin Lucas' boyfriend, says to Whitney, who's still crashing on Erin's couch, or so we are led to believe. Translation: Get. Out. Plus 4.

No offense to Erin and Dunc, but their relationship seems like a bit of a snooze-fest. Titanic, really? And some of their conversations may actually make us yearn for the awkward silences and passive-aggressive retorts on The Hills. Minus 5.

Whitney is at a photo shoot when Jay calls. He found an apartment for her to look at. "I feel like I should see it," she tells an unmoved Olivia, "but obviously, work is my first priority." Translation: Please tell me it's okay for me to leave. Plus 2.

Said apartment is fairly nice. Like $6,000/month nice. No word on how she'll be paying for that, but on The City, you don't ask questions. Minus 1.

Is Whitney Port channeling her inner Audrina being a pushover these days?

An annoying Olivia Palermo offers the following unsolicited advice to Whit: "You have to be independent, I hope you're not too demanding on Jay. You have to be your own person." She's either a stuck up b!tch, being fed lines by MTV, or both! Minus 5.

Olivia talks to her cousin, Nevan (Plus 3, because of course she has a cousin Nevan), who says he just got a $100 fine for spitting in public, but he thought it was perfectly legal, since he saw some chick do it on Flavor of Love. Plus 8.

While helping Whitney move in, Jay Lyon reveals his inner Justin-Bobby, denouncing Erin's declaration of love for Duncan. Watch yourself, Whit. Minus 7.

Whitney and Erin are definitely cute as BFFs, boring as the latter might be. Plus 3.

After being up front with Jay about their relationship, Whitney backs down big-time, saying she'd like to be Jay's girlfriend "if he wants" and having no response after he pretty much says he's not that into her. Missed opportunity, girl. Minus 9.

TOTAL: -6! A lackluster effort this week, City. The jury's still out on this show! Better step it up next week. Leave a comment with your own scores ...

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The City debuted last night with back-to-back episodes, "If She Can Make it Here..." and "The Truth Will Reveal Itself." The Hills spinoff did not disappoint.

In typical fashion, The Hollywood Gossip will be recapping every episode, awarding and deducting points as it sees fit. Last night's introduction to the series found Whitney Port overwhelmed by co-workers, friends and boyfriend drama in N.Y.C.

Port at Paley Fest

On to the rankings!

Not enough fashion exposure - during Fashion Week, no less. Minus 3.

Who the heck is Erin Lucas, and how is Whitney friends with her? We don't really understand this relationship, but she seems pretty nice! Plus 4.

Charming as he seems one moment, Jay Lyon sure can act like a jerk the next. Mumbling repeatedly and proclaiming that he's gonna do whatever the eff he wants doesn't endear you to most people. Minus 5. But Plus 3 for the accent and hair!

What to you make of Whitney Port and smooth-talking Jay Lyon?

Our first impressions of Olivia Palermo were not exactly strong. Anybody calling herself a "social" - short for socialite, like you need a nickname for that - automatically sucks. And who the hell calls a debutante ball a  "Deb." Lame. Minus 7.

This isn't a specific point, but a general observation - by virtue of her intelligence and the fact that she's relatable on some level, a show about Whitney Port sure beats one that - at least in Season Four - focused so much on Audrina Patridge. Plus 10.

Speaking of Audzo, Whitney stands up to Jay Lyon, unlike a certain someone. Calling him out on the issue with his ex showed she's not going to be a pushover. Plus 2.

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In case you haven't heard, The Hills' resident career girl, Whitney Port, is heading to The City (also known as New York City) to take on life and the fashion industry on MTV’s spin-off series, which premieres December 29 at 10 p.m.

Along with Aussie boyfriend Jay Lyon, the show will feature a couple of her friends. Here are Olivia Palermo (left) and Erin Lucas (right) with Whitney (center) ...

Those sure are some pink heels that Erin Lucas is sporting...

Needless to say, we're excited for the premiere of the new Whitney Port series. Below are a bunch of promotional pics of Whit released by MTV. Click to enlarge!

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