It's been half a decade since MTV put a cork in reality series The Hills, but the show's lore continues to bubble on like a bottle of champagne that has yet to lose its fizz. Over the past few years, some of the series’ stars have said the thing many a-viewer suspected for a long time: The Hills, a Laguna Beach spinoff about a group of attractive 20-somethings who eat a lot of sidewalk cafe lunches and get their drink on at ghosts of Hollywood past like Le Deux, was not as real as the genre's name would suggest. Time and time again, alumni Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Audrina Patridge, and Kristin Cavallari have said that the "reality" program was basically scripted by the producers. Well, the plot just got thicker: In a new interview with Us Weekly, Whitney Port refuted the claims that The Hills was scripted.
Wow. Just when we'd accepted that the show was a faux-reality reality show, Port comes in and shakes up the champy bottle. Wow. My head is spinning.
Here is what Port told Us Weekly (plus some totally necessary Lauren Conrad reaction GIFs, because who doesn’t love a Lauren Conrad reaction GIF?):
I wouldn’t put it as staged.
Wait. WAIT. But what about what K. Cav said? What about what Speidi said? What about what Patridge said? WHO ARE WE SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE?
Sometimes we had to make some situations more dramatic for the sake of making an entertaining TV show.
Uh huh. Yes. OK. That checks out. Totally compatible with what your costars have said in the past. Perhaps you, I don't know, received some suggestions from the producers via text message? Text messages that might've guided the situations to Drama Town?
But it’s not like we were ever given scripts.
Not even a text message script?!?! *Throws hands in the air* Just when you think you know, you have no idea.