How Real Is “The Hills”? Stephanie Pratt And Audrina Patridge Weigh In

Both Stephanie Pratt and Audrina Patridge — friends and fellow cast members on MTV’s “The Hills” — seem to have different opinions on whether producers meddle in the cast’s personal affairs. We’ve learned exclusively from our friends at Runway magazine that Pratt told the glossy’s new issue (on stands now) that her introduction to the show as Lauren Conrad’s “enemy” (bolstered by her allegiance to her now-estranged brother Spencer) was completely real and that being assigned to the same computer class was not orchestrated by producers. “It was so not staged,” she told the magazine of being assigned a seat next to Conrad in class, after their big fight at a nightclub. “Seriously the most gigantic coincidence ever!” Hmm, we’d call it dumb luck, considering the relationship between Pratt and Conrad developed to the point where Pratt is now a full-time cast member on the show. Meanwhile, Audrina was on “Live With Regis & Kelly” last week — donning a questionable orange dress — and she told the hosts that she and ex-love Ryan Cabrera actually broke up at the beginning of May, but pretended otherwise for the cameras. Remember how on last week’s episode, Audrina was a sobbing mess at Cabrera’s Wango Tango concert for seemingly no reason? Apparently they had already split, but the show had her attend the concert, which she clearly couldn’t handle, especially when Cabrera started crooning a love song in her direction.

So how real is “The Hills”? Clearly, it depends on who you ask. Check out some behind the scenes footage from Pratt’s Runway cover shoot here. [Daily Mail]