May 10th, 2010
Drench yourself in words unspoken…Live your life with arms wide open…Today is where your book begins…The rest is still unwritten…
Not sure if it was the return of The Hills or impending trip to LA, but last week, during spin class, “Unwritten” came on, and let’s just be honest…the tears started to flow and there was no stopping them. Not cool, we know. And there was definitely no feigning of tough bad-a road biker that day. But it was an honest moment. There is just something so inspiring about thinking about the future at your fingertips. Dreams being realized. It touches the same part of your heart that Randy Jackson does when he tells the proverbial Dairy Queen waitress with chipped blue nail polish at AI auditions, “Welcome to Hollywood!”
So tonight, as the sun set on the Hollywood Hills, and it was finally time to stop wearing sunglasses inside with the hope that someone might think the wearer was famous, there was a moment that we felt like…the future really is unwritten (or at least unknown). In the most exciting and encouraging way possible. To dreams!
September 29th, 2009
In what’s becoming a paradigm shift in which “reality” stars make more than actresses, the Hills is back and the stars are bank. How much do they make? Lauren Conrad was making $125,000 an episode before she left, and she had a stipulation in her contract that no other star’s salary could match hers. Audrina, Lo, and Heidi make $100,000. Spencer makes $65K and Brody Jenner makes $45k. (In comparison, the stars of The Real Housewives series receive a reported $30,000 a show.) You have to read the whole article that describes how much they make for appearances, etc. It’s crazier than Speidi.
May 5th, 2009
After many, many hours watching Lauren Conrad evolve from a scowling high schooler with huge white sungless to a scowling twenty something with huge Gucci sunglasses, we’ve decided to say goodbye to The Hills a few episodes early. For years, we’ve defended the honor of LC, Brody, and the gang. When others complained “it’s not unscripted,” we said “who cares?” When others complained about Spencer and Heidi, we said, “nobody’s perfect – or has perfect facial hair” but the past few episodes have just been so boring and lame, that Monday nights are making us lament The Bachelor and pull out our library books. We value eloyalty at elaney, but if you can’t keep elaney interested in beautiful people in LA on a reality show – you may have a problem. Sayonara old friends! What to you think – over it?
February 2nd, 2009
We almost feel like this is a foolish question, because the answer is soooo obvious. We begin with the theme song. The “Bright Lights” ditty from The City makes us want to get up and dance! While, if we have to hear “Unwritten” from The Hills once more time, we might start crying. Whitney opens the door to the details of her personal life (major bonus), while Lauren doesn’t even allow her boyfriend to be on the show (um, where’s the real in reality these days?). Finally, there is our man Jay. We don’t think we have to tell you that he’s quite a step up from Jason Wahler.
Victor?? The City!
December 29th, 2008
Beautiful Whitney Port’s spinoff from The Hills, The City, begins tonight at 10 pm on MTV. Whitney has always been our favorite, and we can’t wait to watch her kick her heels up in NYC. For an interview in which she finally acknowledges her fame and explains why they don’t show it on The Hills, click here.