Recent comments from platinum-tressed heiress Paris Hilton are not sitting too well with a few cast members from the MTV's scripted saga "The Hills". Exerting her power as a headline-grabbing pop culture pundit, Paris lambasted the show as "lame and fake".
"They make up relationships when they're not there, and he [boyfriend Doug Reinhart ] just thinks it's lame," argued Paris. "I've never seen the show in my life. I have no idea what it's about."
Welcome to the frenemy zone, Paris! In stepped, series regulars Lauren Conrad, Spencer Pratt and Holly Montag to defend the celebrity vehicle responsible for their rising fame and swelling bank accounts.
They punched back with their own frank, even if petty, zingers. In a Hollyscoop interview, Holly Montag retorted how Paris is "just jealous" of the show's success.
Spencer Pratt seemed mildly wounded by the starlet's critique, calling it "a low blow" and for Paris to "apologize". Pointing out how Paris' own reality television projects, such as "Paris Hilton's My New BFF" have also been craftily pieced together from hours of recorded footage.
"She has a show on MTV so she shouldn't call any MTV show fake", Pratt says. Mr. Heidi Montag may just be preaching the truth. Staging and editing are commonplace in the semi-scripted reality genre. So what's the fuss?
That may be the same question that Lo Bosworth is asking. This episode of ruffled feathers doesn't appear to have affected the 'Hills' cast member. "They don't really bother me," she matter-of-factly stated.
Lauren Conrad echoed the same degree of diplomatic composure while parading on the MTV Movie Awards red carpet Sunday night. She explained to Hollyscoop that "everyone is entitled to their own opinion."