Heidi Montag seems to love the spotlight. First, she married her Hills co-star Spencer Pratt after faking a first wedding. Then the reality star stirred a lot of trouble on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here before she was hospitalized and finally off the show.
According to PEOPLE magazine, the newlywed has posed for the September issue of Playboy. Somehow we didn’t see that coming.
Details of her Playboy photos are, um, scant: “There is nudity. It’s tasteful – she had a lot of fun with it,” says a second source. A rep for the magazine had no comment, and Montag’s rep was not available to respond to questions.
First the duo, Heidi and Spencer Pratt tried to quit a couple of times before they finally quit, only to return. They were placed in the “Lost Chamber” for 14 hours. (She and Spencer were sentenced to the spider-filled room while the cast voted if they could remain on the show after quitting last week.)
According to their rep, several false and inaccurate reports were circulating that the duo were tortured. Heidi Pratt’s rep confirms to Usmagazine exclusively that she wasn’t tortured on the set of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!.
Following the Pratts getting out of the lost chamber, Heidi was rushed to the hospital Saturday night.
TMZ reported Heidi was being treated for a gastric ulcer, while Spencer’s sister, Stephanie, seems to blame NBC. She posted on Twitter: “I’m really saddened to hear that NBC felt it was ok to punish speidi so harshly and torture them as if they were criminals — that Heidi was…rushed to the hospital and has an IV in her arm after being locked in a dark room for 3 days w no food or water. Pls pray she will be ok.”
“She has been released from the hospital and is doing well,” the rep goes on. “The couple remains in Costa Rica. In addition, it was reported the Pratts have fired their legal counsel. This is inaccurate.”
Usmagazine has confirmed that Heidi and Spencer Pratt will return to the NBC reality show I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! Apparently they never left.
“Heidi and Spencer are still in the jungle and part of the show,” their rep told Us Wednesday morning.
Us also reports that Spencer’s sister Stephanie and his friend Spenser (yes, spelled with an ‘s’) were the people under the blankets at L.A.’s LAX airport Tuesday night disguising as Heidi and Spencer. Of course, they were used as a distraction to throw people off and make fans think both Spencer and Heidi had returned to L.A., says a source.
Spencer and Heidi had already tried to quit the show at least twice and now they seem to have un-quit. I can’t seem to keep count of their attempts to quit.
On Tuesday’s show, we saw them leave but I guess they are back. These two apparently love the attention.
Before leaving the show’s premiere, Heidi told other contestants that they will be missed but now they are back!
Heidi and Spencer Pratt seem to be the most confused reality starsout there. First, they decided to quit the show, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!. only to want back in barely 24 hrs later.
Both Heidi and Spencer threatened to walk off the show twice before finally quitting yesterday.
I am guessing this dramatic exit is a strategy for winning the cash prize which is awarded to the charity of their choice. “We’re begging NBC to let us back in!” Pratt shamefully wrote in an email to Extra Tuesday.
Ready or not, NBC will be punishing gracing us tonight with the premier of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! I can’t help but feel that there should be quotation marks around celebrity in that title. I was going to simply say no to this reality show until I saw the above photo. The thought of the infamous douche aka Spencer Pratt possibly catching a beat down is worth the torture of watching this show.
The show premiers tonight on NBC at 8/7c. Joining Heidi and Spencer Pratt will be Janice Dickenson, Lou Diamond Phillips, Stephen Baldwin, American Idol alum Sanjaya Malakar, and Patti Blagojevich, the wife of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojovich— as they all compete to win money for charity.
As we reported earlier, Laguna Hill alumni and nemesis of Lauren Conrad, Kristin Cavallari is set to replace her on The Hills. Well it has now been officially confirmed. The 22-year old’s first appearance will be the May 31st season finale (she catches the bouquet at Heidi and Spencer’s wedding, natch), she is then set to appear in 10 episodes this fall.
Kristin says she is fully prepared to stir things up. “It’s a TV show,” she explains. “I’m not going into it like, ‘I’m going to make great friendships with these people.’ It’s work! And drama sells. I think that’s why they’re bringing me in, because I know what works.” Cavallari had plenty more to reveal in her exclusive interview with EW.
On why she’s coming back to reality TV:
“The goal for me is to get my fans excited about me again. When I first started out, I had a celebrity name but I didn’t have the acting skills I have now. If I have some buzz with my name again, I feel like it will only help.”
On rumors that producers are plotting a romance between her and Justin Bobby (which The Hills producers deny):
“I have no idea! [laughs] I don’t think MTV would be like, ‘Oh you’re dating him now. This is your boyfriend.’ But they might try and set up situations. I’m totally cool with that. Again, it’s a TV show and they need to make it entertaining.”
On how her version of TheHills will differ from Lauren’s:
“I’m a completely different person than Lauren. I have a lot more energy. I’m more outgoing. I’m a little more spontaneous. And she has a boyfriend so she’s not dating on the show. I’m very open to dating and finding a guy.”
On introducing Heidi and Spencer:
“It’s so funny. I guess it was 4 years ago. I was dating Brody [Jenner] and Spencer was Brody’s best friend. I had known Heidi when she was friends with Lauren when we were still filming Laguna Beach. Heidi was like, ‘Hook me up with someone. I wanna meet a guy.’ And Brody and I were kinda like, ‘Well, maybe Spencer?’ We’ll see what happens.’ So we all went on a double date and they just hit it off right away and now they’re married.”
So it’s safe to draw from this interview that the Hills is now completely fake, and the producers pretty much write all the story lines.
MTV is making certain their top rated “reality” show will be returning for another season, even without the star of the show aka Lauren Conrad.
The folks at MTV released the following statement – “Spencer and Heidi will be newlyweds, so the stakes are higher than ever before for the two to make things work,” adds MTV. “Viewers will find out life in Los Angeles only gets more complicated as friendships, relationships and loyalties are tested like never before.”
Returning next season will be Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, Spencer Pratt, Brody Jenner, Stephanie Pratt, Lo Bosworth, Justin Bobby and “fresh faces,” will be back, the network teases in a statement. It is rumored that one of the fresh new faces will be Laguna Beach alum Kristin Cavalleri will be one of the “new faces” next season.