Former Hills’star Lauren Conrad is finally confirming that she is indeed working on a reality show.
Lauren confirmed the news on Friday to The Hollywood Reporter. The new reality series will follow the 24-year-old fashion designer as she creates a line of evening wear and launches her label. The show is set to air on the MTV network, which was also home to her previous reality shows — Laguna Beach and The Hills.
“I’m so excited to take on this new project that really focuses on my true passion,” Conrad told THR. “I’m happy to be partnering with MTV because I have had such an amazing relationship with them and love being a part of the network.”
Lauren stresses that the show will be based her professional life and not her personal life, citing that her actor boyfriend Kyle Howard “will not be on it.”
Lauren also tellsRyan Seacrest on his radio show that she will start filming in October.
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It was the smush heard around the world. On the latest episode of the Jersey Shore, we all saw Vinny and Angelina hookup following a night of drinking and clubbing.
The hook-up was shocking considering the two hated each, and had spent the entire episode having heated words of exchange.
In a new interview with UsWeekly, Vinny Guadagninotells the site that he has no regrets. “I don’t [regret it] at all,” said Vinny to US on Friday night. “It might seem like I do because you watch it on TV and people [wonder], like, ‘what are you thinking?'”
Despite his no regrets attitude, Vinny does make it clear his hookup with Angelina Pivarnick wasn’t his proudest moment. “Angelina isn’t the best person to hookup with, but we were out partying and having fun,” he says before adding, “They aren’t all going to be 9s and 10s!”
Following her latest hook up with Vinny, the Staten Island ferry Angelina has now slept with all the guys on the show with the exception of Ronnie.
It also seems Jersey Shore might be on par to becoming the highest rated series in the history of MTV. The last 2 episodes have averaged over 6 million viewers. For those not familiar with cable TV ratings, that number is astonishing. Airing tonight at 7/6c is an all new episode of the show. It airs before the VMAs.
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According to TMZ, Snooki was arrested for disorderly conduct Friday afternoon with law enforcement telling TMZ she remains in police custody.
“She didn’t hurt anyone or get in a fight,” says a source to PEOPLE. “She just needs to be in a drunk tank for two hours.”
The arrest will likely be on your TV screens in a couple of months as Snooki and co are currently filming the third season of the hit reality show, and oddly enough the second season premiered yesterday night.
They’re baaaack! Tonight is the very long awaited season 2 premiere of the Jersey Shore!
The MTV hit show is back to give us more GTL, Gym Tan Laundry that is, with cast members The Situation, DJ Pauly D, Snooki, Vinny, JWoww, Sammi, Ronnie, and even Angelina is back. Angelina famously left the show early on during the first season.
So what can we expect during season 2? Well for one, many more hook ups, and this go around, a lot of the hooking up happens amongst the cast. “There’s so much more hookups, make-ups, breakups, the whole nine, and you guys are definitely going to love season two,” promises The Situation to MTV. “Sit back and relax! You guys can see how to party!”
More fighting also occurred this season. Snooki and JWoww are described as the mean girls, and in one of the preview clips, we can see Sammi and JWoww getting into a physical fight. Angelina, who reportedly quit the show during the second season as well, will also get into fights with her co-stars.
Season two premieres tonight at 10 p.m/ET on MTV.
In other Shore news, a new cast member has been added to the cast. Deena Nicole Cortese is the newest ‘Giuidette’ on the block and is currently filming the all new season 3 with the cast in Jersey Shore.
Deena Nicole is described as a 23-year-old New Jersey party girl who loves to drink and party. She is said to be a friend of Snooki’s with her mom telling NJ.com that “they’ve known each other for a couple of years.”
“All I need is beats, my broads, and booze,” is what Deena posted on Facebook page before she began filming.
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The fans of Jersey Shorecan now breathe a huge sigh of relief as America’s favorite fist pumpers will be returning for a third season of the hit show!
News and reports of a strike hit the web this week as TMZ reported the entire cast refused to film home scenes for the third season because they wanted a raise from MTV. The cast wanted $30,000 per episode, a 200% raise from the $10,000 per episode they earned for the 2nd season.
It seems MTV is very confident in this cast because the 2nd season has yet to air! It is however set to debut on July 29. No word yet on how much the cast will actually receive from MTV. TMZ did report some of the more popular cast members aka Snooki, The Situation, will get more money than their peers. Angelina will not be back for season 3.
In other Shore news, Snookicovers this month’s issue of Steppin’ Out magazine, and dishes on her castmates and the downfalls of fame.
“Myself, Pauly, Vinny and Jenny [J-Woww], we’ve all stayed the same,” she says in the new issue of Steppin’ Out magazine. “We’re the closet friends in the house. I trust them with my life…It hasn’t gotten to our heads.”
Snooki, 22, says she realizes she and The Situation are more popular than their co-stars. “I know the others want the same opportunities that Mike and I get, but we don’t control those things,” she says. “The media isn’t asking for the others so they can’t really be mad at me.”
After acknowledging DJPauly D‘s rising stature as a DJ andJenni “Jwoww” Farley‘s fashion line, Snooki adds, “I can understand why the others might be jealous. They aren’t doing anything, but they should still be happy for me.”
Snooki also gives her sob story touches on the pitfalls of fame. “I miss my old life,” she sighs. “I miss being able to be around my family and at home. I miss going out with my friends and going out to a bar. I can’t do that anymore. When I try to do that, I get attacked by the fans.”
It seems MTV might have learned a thing or two from the last time they had to negotiate with the Jersey Shore cast.
As we reported yesterday, the JS cast is currently on strike, and refusing to film for the all new 3rd season. The reason? They cast wants more money, more than the $10,000 per episode they got for season 2.
During the negotiations for the 2nd season, the cast decided to take a Friendsapproach by all sticking together and striking a deal together. Things are however different this go around as TMZ is reporting some of the popular cast members, aka The Situation and Snookiare being offered more money than the rest.
The first to take the bait? The Situation according to a new TMZ report. His manager confirmed yesterday that he has signed a new deal for the third season. And how much does he stand to make? Just a mere $27,500 to $45,000 per episode. Not bad for a kid who calls himself ‘The Situation.’
As for the rest of the cast, the strike rages on. A new report by the Hollywood Reporter however states a new deal should be reached any day now.
The cast asked MTV for $30,000 per episode — a 200% raise, and it seems MTV is caving in by countering with a number that’s close to that figure. Sources also tell TMZ that MTV thinks they have “magic in a bottle” with this group and would like to keep the cast intact.
In what seems like deja vu, the Jersey Shore cast is once again in a widely publicized contract dispute with MTV, all regarding the third season of the hit show.
Despite the fact that the 2nd season has yet to even air, TMZ is reporting MTV is ready to begin filming a season three. However, the cast is very unhappy with their contract situation that they refused to shoot scenes for the upcoming third season until they get a better deal.
According to TMZ, the cast was supposed to begin shooting “at home” scenes yesterday for the third season, but JWoww, Ronnie, Sammi, Pauly D and Vinny ended up telling the crews they weren’t shooting without new contracts.
SnookiandThe Situation are scheduled to shoot today, and Snooki will reportedly be following in the footsteps of her castmates, while there’s no word yet on what The Situation plans to do.
The reason the cast wants more money? Well the first season was a huge hit for the MTV network, bringing in higher ratings than The Hills plus sources close to the cast tell TMZ the cast feels they can make more money doing appearances for two months, rather than filming the show.
RadarOnline is also reporting Angelina Pivarnick will not be returning for a third season. Famous for leaving the show early last season, she reportedly did the same again while filming season two in Miami.
Angelina explains why she left the show to Radar, “With all of the people in the house getting physically violent with each other, and all the diva personalities on- and off- camera, I just knew that I’d be happier if I left.” She added, “The working conditions in the house were pretty brutal, I can’t get into details, but you’ll see it all, I’m sure, when season two airs.”
The douchebag nutjob famewhore known as Spencer Pratt decided to don a ridiculous old man disguise and try to crash the Hills‘ finale afterparty that he and his wife Heidi Montag were not invited to on Tuesday night.
UsWeekly reports Spencer stood outside the Roosevelt hotel (where the afterparty was taped) surrounded by the show’s puzzled fans. Spencer, alongside Emilio Masella, ex-boyfriend of Jersey Shore‘s Snooki –whom he’s developing a dating reality show for– were eventually escorted from the hotel property by Security police.
“I wasn’t invited to that party, so I’m having my own party with the people on the Hollywood Walk of Stars!” Spencer 26, later told Perez Hilton. He added: “I spend a lot of time being hated and I feel like I want a little closure.”
The Roosevelt hotel insiders also tell UsMagazine that Spencer tried to buy drinks for the entire bar at the hotel that afternoon — but his card was declined. And 50 seconds remain…
In other Hills news, the show is receiving a ton of criticism over it’s final scene in the finale episode. The finale scene had Kristin Cavallari say a tearful goodbye toBrody Jenner, before it’s revealed that it was all shot on the back lot of a studio, implying that the show is indeed fake and scripted. As the camera pans away, the set comes down and Kristin jumps out of the car and rushes to hug Brody.
The hollywood ending now has some fans wondering if any part of the show was even real. Photos of the cast from the finale party below.
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