Report: MTV developing a 'The Hills' spin-off show for Whitney Port
By Christopher Rocchio, 06/06/2008
Laguna Beach begat The Hills, which is reportedly in the process of producing its own spin-off for Whitney Port.
MTV is currently developing a new reality series that would follow Lauren Conrad's gal pal in her bi-coastal travels for the fashion PR firm People's Revolution while also befriending a group of New York City girls that includes socialite Olivia Palermo, a source told Us Weekly in the magazine's June 16 issue.
"As far as I know, I've just been filming for a fourth season of The Hills. Everything is just kind of hearsay at this point," Port toldUs in a Friday report. "The thought of it sounds a little scary because I've always tried to keep things a little bit private. I just have to take everything day by day."
Port befriended Conrad when the former Laguna Beach starlet moved to Los Angeles upon graduating high school and she has since appeared in all three seasons of The Hills.
In addition, she worked with Conrad at Teen Vogue before both left the publication last fall. They subsequently landed jobs at People's Revolution.
"I hope they do the show," Conrad told Us about Port's spin-off. "I think that Whitney will do really well with it. She is a very likable person."
Since she's a reality television veteran, Conrad also had some advice for Port.
"I would just tell her to have fun with it," she told Us. "She's always made it very clear on The Hills that she doesn't want her personal life involved on the show, so it would definitely mean that she would have to come out of her comfort zone."
MTV is currently filming The Hills fourth season, which is scheduled to debut in August.