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Emma Watson: The Kardashians Inspired My Role as an American Teen

Emma Watson Counts Kardashians as Inspiration for Bling Ring Role

Originally posted 05/16/2013 01:15PM

Believe it or not, Emma Watson considers the Kardashians an inspiration.

In Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, Watson, 23, plays an L.A. teenager who becomes part of a criminal gang, and the actress says she has Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and a few other reality TV stars to thank for helping her perfect the role.

"I watched a lot of Keeping up with the Kardashians and The Hills, and I tried to understand the psychology of this kind of girl as much as possible," Watson told reporters at Cannes. "I didn't want her to be just a parody. The accent was hard as it was a particular kind of dialect. I also thought a lot about what her parents must have been like."

Though it's inspired by true events, Watson says the film's more than a crime movie.

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PHOTOS: Step Inside Lauren Conrad's Darling New Brentwood Home

Lauren Conrad Buys $3.7 Million Home in Brentwood

Originally posted 04/20/2013 02:30PM

She's moving on up.

Lauren Conrad has left the Hills – that is, her $1.3 million condo in Beverly Hills – for a new place in the ritzy Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The reality star and fashion designer, 27, has plunked down $3.745 million on a spacious New England-style home – a two-story property extensively renovated by celebrity designer and star of Bravo's Flipping Out, Jeff Lewis.

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Kristin Cavallari Was 'Acting' on The Hills – But Disliked Lauren Conrad for Real

Kristin Cavallari: I Was 'Acting' on The Hills

Originally posted 12/04/2012 11:25AM

Real or fake?

Two and a half years after its finale, it's a question that still dogs MTV's The Hills. And now, just weeks after Lauren Conrad claimed much of the show was essentially true, Kristin Cavallari has said almost the opposite.

The show was "pretty fake," Cavallari, 25, said Monday on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live.

"Did they tell you what to say and stuff?" host Andy Cohen replied. "Pretty much," said Cavallari. "Fake relationships, fake fights ... but it was fun, 'cause you're acting. And that was more fun for me."

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Seeing Double: Kristin Cavallari & Lauren Conrad Both Wear Minnie Mouse Costumes | Kristin Cavallari, Lauren Conrad

Kristin Cavallari & Lauren Conrad Both Wear Minnie Mouse Halloween Costumes

Originally posted 10/22/2012 10:35AM

It's a mouse off!

When it comes to friendship, Hills costars Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari might not always see eye to eye. But when it comes to Halloween, the former frenemies are on the same cute-costume page: Minnie Mouse!

With baby Camden at home, Cavallari tried on mouse ears and gloves while hosting the Bing It On Halloween Costume Challenge in New York City on Friday. Wearing shorts and sky high Louboutin heels, the new mom, 25, added her own sexy twist.

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Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt's 'Crazy' Night Out in Las Vegas | Heidi Montag

UpdatePosted 10/21/2012 02:00PM

Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt's 'Crazy' Night Out in Las Vegas

Originally posted 10/21/2012 02:00PM

The Hills are alive with the sound of club music!

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt celebrated the three year anniversary of Crazy Horse III Gentlemen's Club in Las Vegas on Friday night.

Montag – who hosted the event – arrived wearing skin-tight black leather shorts and a see-through black top.

Joined by husband Pratt, the former Hills costars sat at a VIP table where they toasted with Dom Perignon Champagne and Patrón shots.

"Heidi came to the club with a mission – to get her first ever lap dance!" an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Heidi selected two bombshell dancers and she showered them in $1 bills."


– Melody Chiu

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Lauren Conrad: Most of The Hills Was Actually True

Lauren Conrad: Most of The Hills Was Actually True

Originally posted 10/16/2012 10:20AM

By the time Kristin Cavallari joined The Hills, the show's plots may have been highly exaggerated, but when Lauren Conrad was still on, she says much of it was actually real.

"I think the story they told wasn't a dishonest one," Conrad, 26, tells Allure in its November cover story. "The way they did it sometimes was. They aren't going to be there for everything. Sometimes two of their main characters will get into a fight, and that's important to the story line. The [producers] need that reenacted."

One true plot was a romance with Brody Jenner.

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Whitney Port Is 'Fine' Losing Touch with Her Hills Costars | Whitney Port

Whitney Port Is 'Fine' Losing Touch with Her Hills Costars

Originally posted 10/14/2012 07:00PM

Who would have guessed Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt's relationship would outdo everyone else's on The Hills?

The pair, who are still reportedly happily married, don't follow in the footsteps of the other cast members, who fellow former star Whitney Port says drifted apart.

"I think we all kind of went our separate ways once the show ended," the TV personality, 27, told PEOPLE at Thursday's grand opening of Kyle Richards's Kyle by Alene Too boutique in Beverly Hills, where some of Port's designs are being sold.

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Hills Star Frankie Delgado Is Engaged

Frankie Delgado Is Engaged

Originally posted 02/16/2012 06:15PM

Talk about a memorable Valentine's Day! Former Hills star Frankie Delgado popped the question to his lady love on the year's most romantic day.

"I can confirm that on Valentine's Day that Frankie Delgado got engaged to long time girlfriend Jennifer Acosta while vacationing in Cabo, Mexico," his rep Eric Podwall tells PEOPLE exclusively.

The following night Delgado was back in Los Angeles celebrating at Beacher's Madhouse at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with close pals Brody Jenner and Evan Ross.

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Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler Are Expecting! | Jay Cutler, Kristin Cavallari

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler Are Expecting!

Originally posted 01/22/2012 06:30PM

Last year provided some ups and downs for Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler, who broke off their engagement in July. But after reconciling in November, they're starting off 2012 with big news.

"We are thrilled to announce we are expecting our first child together," they tell PEOPLE exclusively. "It's an amazing time in our life and we can't wait to meet the new addition to our growing family."

Shortly after Cavallari, 25, and her Chicago Bears quarterback beau, 28, renewed their engagement, the former Hills star and Dancing with the Stars contestant said, "Sometimes, in order for things to get better, they have to end – even if it's momentarily."

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Want To Live in a House From The Hills? | Lauren Conrad

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Lauren Conrad's The Hills Home for Sale

Originally posted 09/07/2011 04:15PM

Lauren Conrad is saying goodbye to the Hollywood Hills.

The reality star has put her home, where the hit MTV series The Hills was filmed, on the market for $2.25 million, according to realtor.com.

While the 3,000 square-ft. house has certainly seen its fair share of drama, it also boasts four bedrooms, four baths, three fireplaces, canyon views, a pool and a guest house.

One former resident of the guest house? Conrad's costar Audrina Patridge, who lived there during one season of the show.
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