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  1. LemonSoda

    The Hills

    I've been binge watching the original series and this stands out even more in binge watching form. It's so creepy and sinister to watch him openly manipulate her. To think she called Jordan controlling 🙄 Other things that stand out - I've never been much of an Audrina fan. Her continuous blank, expressionless stare like she's always lost was irksome. But Lo was really terrible to her without reason. Especially after they moved in to the house. On rewatch, it seems unintentionally cruel and slightly bullyish. Lauren's rules of friendship seem a little controlling. It's all about being her friend and living up to her standards. Of course, that could've been her age at the time. Sometimes I feel judgy toward her forgetting she spent a bunch of her adolescence on camera so her personal growth probably came a little slower as she was always "on". I do like Lo, find her hilariously snarky at times but in small doses. I wish they had shown more, maybe stretched out the Paris trip a few more episodes. I hate the turn the show took by season 3 when it fully became the Adventures of Spencer and Heidi. It was also amusing to watch Lauren work, knowing that she had a Teen Vogue cover herself and was currently more famous than some of the "celebrities" she was working with or working events for. Youre welcome! Even Super Intern Emily who was picked on to death for simply doing her job was a real long term intern, working on a degree and she's successful now with Glossier/IntoTheGloss. Oh that was so hilarious! This isn't the Teen Vogue way! It's a shame music rights are so expensive! CL had a beautiful face and should've stopped after the second nose job post Larry Flynt. I thought Stephanie was adorable. Original Heidi too! I remember that time! Spencer went back to school so he could get a real job. They both seemed embarrassed by their past behavior, were living very simply, open about all the money they lost, bridges they burned. I too have wondered what exactly was and is real with them. I have a feeling we'll never fully know.
  2. LemonSoda

    The Hills

    Whitney did attend the same school as Spencer and Stephanie. Also, she was a real intern before the show began. She interned there 2-3 years before The Hills showed up. I know in the big picture none of it matters but career wise she paid her dues with 5 years of internships, earning her degree and I hate that gets lost as she's lumped in with these people to whom an education is considered a waste of time. I know I'll have more to say when I catch up on episodes but so far What the heck is this show?
  3. LemonSoda

    S09.E21: Hurricane Camille

    This. I think it's wonderful when anyone has success. But she seems so clueless all the time about their lives and connections. On the show and in her book she makes herself and Mo sound like they're completely self made. Imagine how successful everyone would all be with their step ladders in the world.
  4. Right? She can do better!
  5. Both the body and face scrub were amazing! I'm sorry I didn't try more of the line while it was out. The packaging wasn't very luxe so I didn't expect much. But the scrubs felt luxe and were better than many I've tried at much higher price points. As someone above said, What's Skinny about it? I get that SkinnyGirl is her branding but I do wonder if some of her other product lines would've been more successful if they had a different name. Skinnygirl Ham? Ugh. SkinnyGirl wrinkle cream? She could've created sister lines. It has worked great for others. Be Beauty, a SkinnyGirl company or something like that. I see it every Summer too! My neighbors move out every Summer, return in September. Another neighbor has been renting her home out to an actress every Summer for the past ten years. She using this years profits to renovate her kitchen. You can make your yearly expenses plus a nice profit in only a month. Some even less time if your house is nice, in a good area or oceanfront. I know someone who made $75,000 for a three day rental, Memorial Day weekend.
  6. LemonSoda

    The Hills: New Beginnings

    I have a soft spot for Whitney. She's such a good girl. I felt badly for her because out of everyone she did all the "right" things in life: finished college, did internships, didn't get caught up in crazy and for that she was rewarded by being called boring. I didn't understand the constant revolving door on The City, the need for producers to create drama. What would have been so wrong about showing a young woman creating a place for herself in the world? Boring? Maybe. But wouldn't that be more positive and something to balance out all the junk where crazies are rewarded? I don't know, I didn't like the message that sends out. You're boring so you're cancelled! Olivia wouldn't return. She didn't like the edit she received and i can't say I blame her. The audio and editing is really choppy during the Shamu moment.
  7. I don't know how to embed or link to photos but I actually have something nice to say. Bethenny looked really lovely in the high waisted, retro style bikini she wore for the 4th of July. She looks great in things like that opposed to the how much skin can I show stuff. Skinnygirl Beauty. Ugh. I'm still saddened the scrub was discontinued. I didn't try all of the products because I don't want to smell like a margarita. But the facial scrub, body scrub were amazing. I have dry skin so for the scrub to be packed in an oil base did wonders for me. The plumping gloss was good too, very emollient as more expensive glosses for a budget price. Wow, I said two nice things. I need a cookie now.
  8. LemonSoda

    True Tori

    THIS! I wish I could find it but back in the 90's I read an interview with her where she talked about being terrible with money. She gave up her apartment because she didn't use the kitchen, thought spending so much on the place each month was expensive so she moved in to a hotel and ended up spending more. Then I'd read about her body issues and couldn't and still can't understand why someone with so many resources isn't taking the initiative to help herself. Same thing professionally. She has talents (yes plural!) She has a good eye and knows what an audience wants to see. She has amazing ideas but no work ethic or self discipline to pull them off. In one of her books she talked about getting the craft show of her dreams and it not going well because of personal illness and lack of control. Yes to Dean! He indulges and enables it all instead of being a true partner and husband. Me too! Me too! I really wanted her to win for herself. That show was so great! Even the silly early Inn shows had a cuteness to them but instead of using them to springboard better opportunities she turned their personal lives in to a sad, crazy soap opera that it's impossible to come back from.
  9. LemonSoda

    The Hills

    I know you meant it's all purely speculation. I poorly articulated myself. I think about shows, tv series, too much. Specifically why so many actors and actresses never do much after a successful series or a rocket ride to fame. I watched some of Bilson's Hart of Dixie. She's adorable but it seemed like all she did was waltz around in cute outfits while her co stars stole each scene. Probably a mixture of both! That's why I think she's doing The Hills, it's a paycheck and keeps her name out there. I haven't seen all of her work but I do remember she was good in Tart as the shy,awkward teen in a forgettable movie.
  10. LemonSoda

    The Hills

    I think about things like this too much. Who burned too many bridges? Who peaked at 21 and can't do adult roles? Who can't act and was coasting on their teenage cuteness? It seems like there's a huge amount of actors and actresses from teen or young adult shows who don't go on to much after their shows end. I'm sure that's happened since Hollywood began but it feels more prominent now simply because of television and the fact there's much more media so more and more people become famous or famous fast but for shorter periods of time. Who would you consider the most successful from that show? Bilson? It's our lim-mo! He gave away our lim-mo! But it's our lim-mo! Dr Ryan really ruined Heidi's face. It looks skeletal and too pulled. The lift didn't settle well.
  11. LemonSoda

    The Hills

    Whitney and Spencer went to Crossroads together. I don't know what's worse. Hot Topic,the trendy boutiques selling those jackets for $500 or the clueless wearing them. I'm curious about that too. Being a New Yorker/PCS graduate I thought she would navigate the industry more carefully. I think at the time I assumed it was the typical I'm a star now so I need to be free to pursue other projects and in typical Hollywood fashion those other projects never came. Given all the legal issues with her Mom, I'm guessing she was behind a lot of the monster creating and poor career decision making.
  12. LemonSoda

    The Hills

    Hello KnoxForPres! It just seemed like Birds of a Feather, you know? He's been there too so why go there. Of course a lot of his book seemed that way. Instead of telling his own story it was more of a validating himself by knowing Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper. Which I thought was a disservice to himself. Look how many famous people I know! Karma and the shockwaves of Bad parenting definitely handed Mischa her ass. I still think The Hills is a vehicle to support herself because she can't go work a real job. Oh and to tie in the Rich Girls talk from earlier, Mischa had a two second cameo at Prom as she was a classmate. I'm curious why Whitney is doing this and why she closed her label. iTunes had the complete series for sale for $9.99 so I bought it. I had forgotten how horrendous Spencer really was. Heidi's original face was so cute. I had forgotten so much!
  13. LemonSoda

    The Hills

    Sort of. It wasn't just a random anecdote he fired off. It's in his book. The behaviour was horrid and I don't condone anyone behaving badly. The way he handled it just seemed Self serving considering he's been in the same position of being too full of himself, behaving badly but he was lucky enough to deal with all of it without the modern microscope. He had the luxury of screaming at fans in restaurants, being a jerk, going through legal problems without camera phones and TMZ.
  14. LemonSoda

    True Tori

    Ugh! Can't they shut up?
  15. LemonSoda

    The Hills

    I know I'm probably in the minority here but I agree with you. Her star rose very fast which put her over her head in many ways. Sudden fame, new generation paparazzi, being the family breadwinner. Momager situations rarely end well. Someone barely out of high school with an $80,000 mortgage? I like Jason a lot but I feel he handled that situation poorly. Given his own life experience where you're young, famous and everyone's giving you everything on a platter you float for a while on entitlement then your cloud crashes back to reality, he could've shown more empathy and not made it a public spectacle. He didn't have the internet, paparazzi or bloggers to deal with during his DUI, halfway house time, own misadventures. Again, I like the guy but it came off wrong as if he was doing it to get attention for himself. Mischa does or did have talent. I haven't seen her in much playing an adult so I don't know if it's still there or kind of a Lohan situation where she's aged out of the parts she was great at. But I think after losing all her money this show might be one of the only ways she's equipped to support herself. The world is different now, she can't go work at a coffee shop like Punky Brewster did or a yarn place like Ricki Lake, TMZ would be all over it. Where's Oprah? She should give Mischa the opportunity she gave Lindsay.
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