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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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The Hills star Whitney Port cozied up to her Aussie beau Jay Lyon at the Patron Naughty or Nice Party with the NY Cares Coat Drive and MTV’s The City party.

Whitney’s spin-off series, The City, premieres next Monday, December 29 at 10 p.m. on MTV. We can't wait to see the romance of Whitney and Jay play out!

Give Me a Break!

'CITY' COUPLE: Jay Lyon and Whitney Port make an attractive pair!

So who is this Jay? According to MTV, "Jay Lyon, 24, is an Australian musician and the new love in Whitney’s life until a face from her past threatens to end their romance just as it begins. He adores Whitney and is newly out of a long-term relationship but there are so many temptations lurking around every corner of New York City."

Intriguing, to say the least. For more gorgeous shots of Whitney and her new co-stars, check out The Hollywood Gossip's gallery of The City photos ...

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The Hills was heartwarming, annoying, funny and nearly Audrina-free last night. Our recap will consist of awarding and deducting points as we see fit.

When Lauren Conrad learns her parents are moving out of Laguna Beach, she returns home to pack up her old room. Spencer Pratt tries to get sister Stephanie to ditch boyfriend Cameron, and Whitney Port takes a step closer to The City.

A Pimp and His Prize Hoe

On to the rankings! Chime in with your own!

Playing the role of strong, protective big brother, we came dangerously close to giving props to Spencer Pratt. But he would be snide, sarcastic and passive-aggressive to Stephanie even if Cameron weren't being a d!ck, so Minus 1.

Spencer to Stephanie: "Do you know how immature and stupid this relationship sounds from an outside perspective?" Plus 18, because it, like, totally does, but this is equally true of Speidi to the entire celebrity gossip reading world.

Within the first few minutes, LC name-drops the episode title, "Dream boy, dream job!" Minus 2 for lameness and the strong possibility that she was coached to.

At the Diane Van Furstenberg offices in NYC, Elizabeth, Alixe and Whitney Port herself are all wearing tight clothing and high heels at work. This is actually consistent with both the industry and city. Welcome to New York! Plus 3.

At least from what we could tell, Stephanie surprised Heidi and Spencer by bringing Cameron to dinner. Spencer went off on him immediately. Minus 4, because surely Stephanie would have seen that coming. It's Spencer Pratt, people!

How much did you love Lauren Conrad while she was back home in her old room! That scene with LC and Lo reflecting was, like, so real. *sniff* Plus 7!

But Minus 2 because while it would've been beyond ridiculous if Jason Wahler walked in at that moment, we were kinda hoping it would happen.

Okay, this has been bothering us for months: the hosts of the Hills After Show are such losers. Do we have to see them during commercials too? Who the eff dresses that girl? And you know that dude's glasses aren't even prescription. Minus 9.

Of course, Whitney would use a lot of Valley Girl-speak in her interview and of course, no one would bat an eye. If you're Heidi Montag at Bolthouse, this would be annoying as hell. But if you're Whitney Port, it's the name of the fashion game! Plus 3.

Whitney's Australian love interest, Jay Lyon, appears for, like, three seconds to hug her a lot before she leaves for L.A. Minus only 2, because while that was a total sham, we're so psyched to see Jay and Whitney on The City, you don't even understand!

TOTAL: +11. Not bad! Leave a comment with your own scores!

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As usual, THG's recap of The Hills will consist of us grading last night's episode, awarding (or deducting) points for the best and worst moments.

This week, Kelly Cutrone sends LC and Whitney to NYC to pull together a show for Men's Fashion Week. Sparks fly for Whitney with a new man. Heidi finds Spencer to be an embarrassment yet again when he confronts her ex-boss at a bar. 

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After Heidi's firing, Spencer suggests they hang out on "their first free night in forever." Minus 5, because they hang out all the damn time, but Plus 7, because they technically are working during their club appearances and staged photo shoots.

No bonus four minutes of ads this week! Plus 3.

At long last, a lack of Justin-Bobby drama. Minus only 2, because we find ourselves sort of missing the entertainment he provides, much as we loathe him.

Plus 10 for airing an episode centered around Whitney Port, and for Whitney Port being particularly expressive (even by her standards). When Kelly said they'd be putting on six shows instead of two, her eyes widened to the size of dinner plates.

Whitney Port in New York

This isn't the first time Spencer has cornered Brent out of the blue, and he looks pretty darn surprised and annoyed, telling Spencer off and leaving him uncharacteristically speechless, suggesting that not everything on The Hills is faked. Plus 5.

We sort of feel bad for Alex the model, but if he's not going to be even a little assertive, how can we? Gotta step it up next time, guy. Minus 2.

After Adam invites Whitney and Lauren Conrad to a party, we were introduced to his friend, handsome Australian singer Jay. Minus 4, because as cool as he seems, we already know he's Jay Lyon, and he once dated Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr. The Hills lagging behind real life by three months kills some of the effect at times.

Who else is psyched for The City, though? Plus 10.

TOTAL: +22. Great stuff all around last night. We <3 Whitney. Add your own scores and we'll adjust our aggregate sum as the week goes on!

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She's all but vanished from The Hills in recent weeks - and now we know why.

Whitney Port and her musician-model boyfriend, Jay Lyon, embrace during at a photo shoot for MTV's new reality series, The City, in NYC on Wednesday ...

Jay Lyon and Whitney Port

CITY COUPLE: Australia native Jay Lyon used to date Miranda Kerr. Now he's with Whitney Port, and will be on her Hills spin-off come 2009. [Photo Credit: Ramey]

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We missed her on last night's gripping episode of The Hills.

But we know Whitney Port has moved on to more concrete pastures.

Get it? Because starring on her own show will be more substantive, and because New York City is the concrete jungle, people! Hello? [crickets]

Anyway, below is the first official trailer for her new spin-off, The City.

We can't wait to see Whitney Port - always a Hills fan favorite - on her very own show! Co-stars include her rumored new beau Jay Lyon (who dated Miranda Kerr, apparently) and BFF Olivia Palermo (a prominent New York socialite, apparently) ...

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The Hills star and aspiring fashion designer Whitney Port - who's poised to star in her own reality show called The City - was seen enjoying a romantic outdoor patio dinner with her hipster boyfriend while filming her new spin-off series on Wednesday.

Whitney's shaggy, smiling beau is Jay Lyon, who plays in a band called Tamarama and used to date Miranda Kerr. Some guys have all the luck ...

Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad

"CITY" GIRL: Whitney Port dines with boyfriend Jay Lyon in the Big Apple.

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Rumors of a New York City-based spin-off of The Hills are heating up!

Spies say scenes for an upcoming pilot of The City (working title) were shot at the Meatpacking District eatery Nero Wednesday night.

Audrina Patridge Fashion

"The central character of the show will be up-and-coming artist Jay Lyon, who was featured in an episode of The Hills with Whitney Port," an insider says. "When they worked together, they immediately hit it off and started dating."

If this report from the New York Post is correct, Whitney is indeed involved in a New York spin-off of The Hills, and seeing some - but the model she went on a date with on the show, named Alex, is not the boyfriend in question.

As you can see in the photo above, the adorable Whitney Port and the hairy Jay Lyon seem very happy together. The cameras made sure we caught that, too.

During the shoot, MTV cameras captured the lovebirds having an intimate dinner and sharing an earnest conversation. We'll have to stay tuned for a more public announcement, if there is one, but this is exciting Hills gossip!

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The Hills' Whitney Port was seen hanging out in New York City's Meatpacking district with her new boyfriend, who we believe is named Alex. We're not sure of this at the moment, but either way, they sure are cute, don't you think?

Do you know the man's name? If so, let us know!

Hot Whitney Port Picture

One thing's for sure, they look happy! Snuggling, kissing and making each other laugh were all on the agenda as The Hills star and her new man left the Diane Von Furstenberg store, where she's rumored to be working now.

We <3 Whitney!

Jay Lyon Biography

Jay Lyon and Whitney Port Jay Lyon is an up-and-coming artist the rumored boyfriend of Whitney Port and star of The Hills' spin-off, The City. We can't say for 100... More »
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