Report: 'Hills' producer upset Audrina Patridge leaving for own show
By Christopher Rocchio, 03/30/2009
Adam DiVello apparently can't stand the thought of losing Audrina Patridge.
The Hills executive producer "completely lost his cool and was anything but professional" upon learning that Patridge had inked a deal with Mark Burnett to star in her own reality series instead of returning for a potential sixth season of MTV series, The New York Postreported Friday.
DiVello allegedly let his anger show at a recent The Hills photo shoot after Patridge had left the set.
"DiVello went on a tirade, cursing her in front of other cast and crew," a source told The Post.
An MTV rep declined comment, according to The Post.
Patridge's deal with Burnett came less than a month after Lauren Conrad claimedThe Hills fifth season would be her last, and her departure was subsequently confirmed by executive producer Liz Gately.
DiVello subsequently stated he was not sure if The Hills would continue beyond Conrad's departure -- making his alleged objection to Patridge's departure seem strange, especially considering she had first hinted at it last November.
The Hills 10-episode fifth season premiere March 30.