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Last night on the season premiere of The City, Whitney Port was greeted by old friend Roxy Olin, who she tried to help find a job at People's Revolution. Meanwhile, at Elle, Olivia Palermo clashed big-time with new boss Erin Kaplan.

Below, our staff reviews the first episode of the new iteration of MTV's Whitney-centric Hills spinoff, awarding and deducting points as we deem appropriate ...

Whitney Port, Jay Lyon Photo

In the opening intro, Whitney reflects that nothing is the same as when she first moved to New York. In other words, MTV revamped the whole thing. Minus 2.

Roxy Olin makes her grand entrance two seconds in. Peeps are sure to mention her first and last names whenever they reference her. Solid marketing. Plus 3.

Whitney lives in the West Village now. Even, since both that area and Gramercy Park are quite trendy. Just pointing out that EVERYTHING is SO different now.

Olivia Palermo was apparently retained, and got a job at Elle magazine. Erin Kaplan is introduced as her boss. She's a tough cookie! Must. Create. Conflict. Minus 1.

Erin and her boss discuss how they're going to "break" Olivia and knock this "social" off her high horse. We're holding out hope for full-on hazing. Plus 6.

Whitney and Roxy meet for lunch and talk about how great it is to be single. Roxy reminds us a little of Stephanie Pratt. That's not a compliment. Minus 8.

Roxy may have been onto something when she bashed Whitney's fashion sense. Whit's outfit on the roof is heinous. Plus 1 in any case, though, because she's just so cute talking about how she doesn't want to annoy the neighbors.

"Do your job," Olivia instructs Erin, having been at Elle herself for like a day. Minus 3 for her pompousness, and Minus 2 more for The City casting another Erin right after Whitney's friend Erin Lucas got axed for being dull. Confusing!

Kelly tells Whitney Port that she hopes her friends are worth it and treat her as nicely as she treats them. Words to live by from sage Mrs. Cutrone. Plus 7.

Five guys and 30 girls at Roxy's party ... What's the opposite of a sausage-fest? Plus 3 for the girl who complained about this, but Minus 5 for the neighbor who called the cops on a pretty tame gathering. How lame is Whitney's building?

TOTAL: -1. Not the worst we've ever seen by far, but The City 2.0 still needs to step it up and decide what the heck it is before it becomes a must-see.

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Lauren Conrad may have retired from reality TV, but that doesn't mean she's left her friends from The Hills behind. She and former co-star Whitney Port reunited onstage - and looked fabulous - as presenters on last week's VH1 Divas.

Asked to name the biggest diva she knew, LC didn't hesitate.

"Whitney Port?" Lauren joked, after which her taller, NYC transplant counterpart responded with a laugh, "I was just going to say Lauren Conrad."

Kidding aside, Lauren may not be keen on tuning into the new-look season of The Hills, but she is very excited for the premiere of Whitney's The City.

"She'll support me," Whitney Port said of Lauren.

The ladies talked about how they had a hard time adjusting to working with PR guru Kelly Cutrone, who complicates Whitney's life in the new season.

Whitney Port, Lauren Conrad Photo

Two of THG's absolute favorite stars. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Whitney said she thinks her friend had even scarier encounters with Cutrone than she has. "I feel like you [had a harder time] because you had to meet her in that really awkward position at the runway show," Port said to Conrad.

"She's been kind of like a den mother to me," Whit added of her boss, who will be featured on The City. "She's been really, really great. I have no complaints."

"You know there are Devil Wears Prada situations, but it's a love-hate relationship. She has to be strict because that's the way she gets her business done."

Port also recently shared with us some of the "empowering" advice she got from another one of her mentors, celebrity fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg.

"Diane taught me a lot about empowering myself as a woman, and in my relationship world, she taught me a lot about appreciating and putting myself first."

New episodes of The City premiere Tuesday, September 29, at 10:30 p.m., right after The Hills. Follow the jump for a video of LC and Whitney's interview ...

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Whitney Port must miss California really badly.

Why else would The City star strip down to just a bra and short skirt and go sunbathing in the middle of Manhattan? Sure, Central Park is a big place, and the weather has been warmer lately, but still, no girls do this in Central Park.

At least no girls that look like Whitney Port.

Her recent bikini photos in South Beach made sense. There was a pool, and/or a beach involved, and it was South Beach. Florida. This is New York City.

We suppose when you've got low ratings and a camera crew scripting your every move, you just do what you're told. Not that passersby would argue ...

Whitney Port Underwear Pic

Wearing just underwear, Whitney Port confuses Central Park for L.A.

During her sunbathing session with a fellow cast member, Whitney Port narrowly avoided another wardrobe malfunction as her "top" (bra) began to rise up.

You know what usually helps prevent wardrobe malfunctions? Keeping one's shirt on in the middle of an insanely crowded urban park. Just a suggestion.

For additional sneak peeks of a scene from The City and its curvy star, just click to enlarge more of these semi-revealing Whitney Port pictures below ...

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  • Hot Whitney Port Pic
  • Wardrobe Malfunction Averted!
  • Whitney Port Underwear Photo
  • Whitney Port, Bra

[Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

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The City is kinda boring. But this could liven it up a bit.

Injecting a couple of party girls into the cast can't hurt, but Whitney Port hitting South Beach in a bikini is a surefire way to boost male viewership.

Here's Whitney, who is single and loving it, is showing Jay Lyon exactly what he's missing as she filmed scenes for Season Two of The City ...

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Whitney Port attempts to avoid another wardrobe malfunction.

After spending time chatting and relaxing on deck chairs at the newly-opened W hotel, The Hills alumna headed into the ocean for a dip to cool off.

Needless to say, she looked great doing so. We heart Whit.

Click to enlarge many more Whitney Port pictures ...

  • Whitney Bikini Picture
  • Oh Whitney
  • A Port and a Pal
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  • A Whitney Port Bikini Picture
  • Whitney Gets Wet

[Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

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Whitney Port was spotted out in New York City yesterday grabbing Starbucks with two pals, one or both of whom may be new cast members on The City.

Roxy, pictured below on the right, is part of the Big Apple party girl duo, Roxy and Samantha, who were allegedly recruited to spice up the “boring” show.

“They are out of control,” a source told the New York Post of Samantha and Roxy.

“MTV brought in the party girls because the first season was so boring.”

Here's Whitney Port with her new City pals ...

Can Roxy and Samantha bring new excitement to The City?

According to sources, Whitney’s other co-star, socialite Olivia Palermo, just didn’t bring enough drama to the reality show, due to her new gig at Elle.

Having an actual job apparently requires her to behave, leaving little room for drunken screaming matches, panty flashing, stumbling out of clubs, etc.

Here's another look at Roxy and Samantha with Whitney Port (making some of her signature facial expressions, obviously) in the images below:

Whitney Port with her new gal pals ... who she may or may not have just met and MTV may or may not have contractually forced her to start hanging out with.

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Whitney Port and Jay Lyon recently broke up, but are rumored to be back together (or at least spending time together) recently. But for those hoping to see Whitney reconcile with her ex on MTV's The City, don't bank on it.

The Aussie hasn't even signed up for the second season yet.

While Whitney's other friends, Olivia Palermo and Erin Lucas, are locked in for another round of semi-real drama in the Big Apple, Jay says he has yet to commit to the show - and therefore his chance to get back with Whitney Port.

"I’m still deciding," said Jay Lyon, who is also the singer for Tamarama. "I’m still talking with our managers and working out if it’s the right decision for [Tamarama] right now. That's the main priority at the moment and always will be."

Port at Paley Fest

Perhaps for good reason. The Australian band, which Jay formed with Nicolas "Pottsy" Potts, played at an event with White Tie Affair and Blue October this week, and have recently inked a deal to make an album with top producer David Kahne.

They're working on their debut album starting next week.

Jay or no Jay, The Hills spinoff will be back for its second season later this year. Click to enlarge more photos of the heart throb and Whitney Port ...

  • Brent Tuhton
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  • Jay From The City
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  • Jay Lyon and Whitney Port

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The City star Whitney Port has split from her Australian musician boyfriend Jay Lyon, Us Weekly has confirmed. This also pretty much took place on the show.

The couple, who we saw meet on The Hills, then continued their relationship in New York on The City, decided to part ways after less than a year together.

The City creator and executive producer Adam DiVello said, “Whitney and Jay are broken up as of The City season finale. There were a few factors in their relationship that led to their split and fans saw those play out on-air."

"As we pick up where we left off when The City returns later this year, viewers will see what unfolds as we continue to follow Whitney Port and her story."

The City: Jay and Whitney

Whitney was in Vegas to celebrate her sister Ashley’s bachelorette party on Friday, and said having a relationship in front of a TV crew has been hard for her.

“It’s really difficult. Put yourself in this position. It’s hard to have an intimate relationship no matter what, whether there are cameras there or not, so it’s not the most natural thing," she said. "It kind of speeds the relationship up, and it also takes a lot of the spontaneity out of it. It's very challenging to say the least.”

While we're sad for Whitney, we think she can totally do better, as Jay Lyon was acting like more and more of an asshat in the previous couple of episodes.

Click to enlarge more recent photos of Whitney and Jay ...

  • Brent Tuhton
  • Shopoholic
  • Port Photo
  • The WP
  • The Lyon
  • Shopping Like it's Hot
  • Pretty Whitney Pic
  • Lyon's Den

[Photo Credits: Splash News Online]

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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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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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Despite being renewed early for a second season, Whitney Port and her new reality TV series, The City, are a bit hard up for ratings this winter.

Count Jason Wahler among those not watching - and surprised about MTV's early commitment to a sophomore campaign for The Hills spinoff.

He's not sugar-coating his feelings, either.

"I can't believe it got picked up for a second season," Jason Wahler said of The City.

"I thought it was kind of a terrible show. I mean, I like Whitney, but they are trying to drag her show out way too much. I didn't know that many people who were watching [The City] to begin with, so for it to be renewed is shocking."

Ohhh, snap!

Jason Wahler and fiancee Katja Decker-Sadowski.

Incidentally, Wahler's comments were made at last night's premiere of Jordan Eubanks and Brian Drolet's 2 Dudes and a Dream. Jordan and Brian used to date Heidi Montag and Audrina Patridge, respectively. Reality TV losers of a feather ...

Not surprising: Wahler - who dated Lauren Conrad on both Laguna Beach and The Hills - is currently developing a new reality show of his own. We're sure this television event will be a huge ratings hit and critically lauded, as well.

Quite surprising: It will follow his life with Katja Decker-Sadowski, a USC tennis player who hasn't dumped his ass in nearly two years of dating! Talk about incredible.

Click to enlarge more pics of Jason and Katja ...

Whitney Port Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Los Angeles, California
Full Name
Whitney Eve Port

Whitney Port Quotes

I feel like lately, or at least since I've known you, it's been really difficult with friends, like you've had a lot of problems with friends.

Whitney Port [to Lauren Conrad]

Guys need to realize that they need to wait awhile and that they shouldn't be so desperate.

Whitney Port
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