Mischa Barton as a cast member on The Hills: New Beginnings was a random plant to begin with. She wasn’t part of the original crew, or spouse of an OG Hills cast member. And it was unclear from the start what her connection really was with the rest of the group. She had a friendship with a few of the girls but no intertwining story line. Mischa’s only noteworthy moment was confronting Perez Hilton for his body-shaming campaign against her many years before she joined this show.
So perhaps it comes as no surprise that Mischa is rumored to be replaced by Caroline D’Amore, aka DJ D’Amore. Or simply, a pizza heiress. Mischa denied any firing and threw some shade at Caroline in a spirited IG post. Now, costars Spencer Pratt and Heidi Pratt are coming to Mischa’s defense claiming that she belongs on the show.
The Hills will soon be alive with the sound of none other than Kristin Cavallari!
On Friday (March 6), the Very Cavallari star revealed in a new interview that she’ll be returning to Los Angeles to pop up on the upcoming second season of The Hills: New Beginnings.
I’m not gonna lie. I was pretty confused when I heard Mischa Barton would be on The Hills reboot. I couldn’t make the connection between Mischa and the rest of the cast when I first heard about it and made no sense after watched Season 1 of The Hills: New Beginnings. She brought nothing to the table, other than a sense of nostalgia and my desire to rewatch The OC.
Mischa had no storyline and we pretty much just saw her shopping with the other cast members and sitting in the background during events. With that said, it wasn’t at-all-surprising when rumors started to circulate that Mischa got fired because she was “boring” and “bland.” And quite frankly, this is because Mischa was “boring” and “bland.” Then again, so were a lot of them. The Hills cast members were working overtime on the image crafting. Somehow, the reboot seemed even more manufactured than the original series. No one showed anything remotely real.
I cannot say that I am surprised Mischa Barton (reportedly) got fired from The Hills: New Beginnings. She wasn’t a part of the original Hills run. She had such a forced “connection” to the cast. Oh, and most importantly, she had no storyline. Mischa brought absolutely nothing to the table.
We saw her audition for some acting role that she didn’t get, but that was pretty much it. Other than that, we just saw her shopping with the others and chilling in the background. As an enthusiastic fan of The OC, I was really hoping for a Mischa Barton comeback. But, the truth is, she’s not nearly as interesting as her onscreen counterpart Marissa Cooper.
The Hills: New Beginnings was, likely, highly anticipated by the audience that loved watching the original show a decade ago. The gamble with the reboot was whether those core consumers would tune in, especially since leading ladies Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari did not sign on.
Maybe fans are watching out of pure sentiment. Most of the cast that did return are living very different lives as parents and spouses. Even Brody Jenner has settled down. But the group still gets together and either mesh together as great friends or bicker. And that is very relatable still
Are you watching The Hills: New Beginnings? I can’t seem to help myself. Seeing
completely changed familiar faces is oddly comforting in a way. Back in the old days, Brody Jenner and Spencer Pratt were buds. They did the LA club scene and while Spencer began his slow descent into madness, the CDC developed its own file on Brody. Spencer eventually settled down with Heidi Montag and Brody began dating his first ex-wife Kaitlynn Carter.
It is safe to say that Spencer does not enjoy the company of many people. That includes Mrs. Brody Jenner. Spencer feels Kaitlynn takes advantage of Brody and uses his famous name to her benefit. He also thinks Kaitlynn is the main reason Brody had a falling-out with his step-sister, Kim Kardashian. Now that The Hills is back, you can guarantee Spencer will be giving his opinion on literally everything. Including his thoughts on Brody’s wife.
My winged eyeliner has been sharpened and ready! The Hills: New Beginnings has returned and
dug up brought back some favorites from the early years of reality television. Along with familiar names like new moms Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port, Brody Jenner is showing up too. My boyfriend Justin Bobby Brescia and his flowing locks are back on my radar, thank goodness! Heidi Montag and crystal-carrying Spencer Pratt return as well. Of COURSE, they are. After years of begging and showing up to envelope openings, Speidi is being introduced to a whole new generation.
Coming along for the ride is new cast-member, Mischa Barton. She joins Brandon Lee to shake up the original crew and cause some drama. Of course, Mischa has already been through the dramatic ringer in her life. After achieving fame at a young age, she has admitted having past issues with drugs and alcohol.
Naturally, Spencer has lots to say about his
desperate return to television. He also has lots to say about some of his new friends. One thing is for sure, hanging giant crystals around your neck doesn’t necessarily grant people the power to be nice.
Whitney Port has spent enough time on reality TV to be wary of it. It can bring out the worst in people and blur lines between reality and reality TV. And now that she has decided to return to the medium, Whitney is sharing her thoughts on coming back to it all and how she has meshed with her former costars.
Whitney was Lauren Conrad’s coworker on The Hills. She handled herself with grace and stayed above the fray for the most part. Whitney basically sat in a closet with Lauren for two years and functioned as a soundboard to everyone else’s drama. Then she landed her own show, The City, for two seasons.