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Most hated person in America? Surprise! Casey Anthony!

Most Hated Person in America: Casey Anthony. Sorry, Octomom

Who's the most hated person in America? Alas, this a nation with some mommy issues, as a new poll shows mothers Casey Anthony and "Octomom" Nadya Suleman flanking Spencer Pratt, the mother of all reality TV jerks, in a big, juicy "overall dislike" statistical sandwich.

Anthony topped the list, which make sense given that it was only June when she was found not guilty of the abuse and murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, and America, being America, perhaps needs a few more minutes to heal. Or at least enough time to figure out where Ms. Anthony has club-hopped off to since her release from jail.

More than half the people surveyed knew of Anthony, and 94% of those who knew of her disliked her. Heck, even the ubiquitous Kim Kardashian felt free to bag on Casey when the not-guilty verdict came down — at least until some folks on Twitter brought up some little trial Kimmie's dad was involved with back in the 1990s.

Ditto in the no-surprises category for No. 3, Octomom, whose ill-behaved and nearly impossible-to-count children reminded America only recently on the "Today" show of the many reasons she should be banned, generally, from the public arena. In case we forgot about the video she did where she was flogging an adult radio personality who was dressed in a baby diaper.

Less predictable though not surprising: Pratt and O.J., two dudes with staying power, only one of whom has been involved in a double-murder trial. If nothing else, they are clearly woven into the fabric of the uber-loathed, with Simpson popping back on the radar at the end of Anthony's trial, with the help of — you got it — Kim Kardashian.

Coming in fifth was heiress Paris Hilton, which was a tad surprising, because the convicted drug offender, boyfriend-slapper and repeat stalker-bait hasn't reproduced or been accused of causing the death of another human being. Heck, she even ended her feud with Kim Kardashian, which has to count for something.

Though Paris and Spencer do have that irritating reality-TV thing in common. OK, 'nuff said.

E-Poll Market Research asked the questions in a survey that tracks, among other metrics, public awareness and the appeal of 6,000 celebrities. The goal apparently is to help clients "make informed decisions for endorsements, casting and product development."

As if all those people considering hiring Casey Anthony, the Octomom, O.J., the "One Night in Paris" star or the hairier half of Speidi as a spokesmodel — Why is Larry Flynt the only name that comes to mind? — don't already know to think twice?

Only in America.

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 — Christie D'Zurilla
Twitter.com/dzurillaville

Photo: Casey Anthony in an Orlando court July 7 during sentencing on four misdemeanor counts of lying to police. Credit: Joe Burbank / Reuters.

 

 


Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt officially still not getting a divorce anymore, for now [poll]

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This just in from the Department of Yeah, Whatever, Blah Blah Blah: Heidi Montag officially told the court Thursday that she doesn't want to divorce Spencer Pratt anymore -- for now, at least.

Montag had the divorce filing dismissed without prejudice. That's the divorce request that came in the wake of her moving out and then filing for separation on her own, with the form possibly filled in using a crayon, No. 2 pencil or old eyeliner (alas, no hearts over the "i's") -- the one that worked to get the reality-TV twosome loads of publicity for Pratt's freaky beard and Montag's freaky bosom. Oh yeah, there was that sex-tape thing too.

Whatevs.

In a "shocking" turn of events, the two were spotted canoodling recently in Costa Rica, purportedly as part of their sex-tape negotiations. Perhaps it was his touching personal apology that turned her heart?

So, yeah, they're still a match made in Hollywood.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Reuters contributed to this report.

Photo: Oh look, it's vintage Speidi, before his most recent beard and her multiple plastic surgeries, at the White House Correspondents' Assn. dinner on April 26, 2008, in Washington, D.C. Credit: Aude Guerrucci / AFP / Getty Images


Spencer Pratt apologizes to Heidi Montag (through a magazine, natch)

Spencer-pratt-divorce-sorry In precisely the kind of come-to-Jesus moment any girl would die to have with an ex, Spencer Pratt has stepped forward to take full accountability for the shenanigans that ended his marriage with Heidi Montag.

Stepped forward to People magazine that is.

"Divorce can be a trying, draining, and emotionally devastating experience for all involved," Pratt says in a new interview.

"Despite these hardships, most individuals manage to conduct themselves with dignity and maturity. I did not –- I failed spectacularly."

We've come to expect nothing less from Mr. Photo Op than this type of candid revelation made to a national publication. The bleeding heart in us hopes he writes her a note too. We'd even settle for a skywriter.

"I horribly embarrassed the one person that meant the world to me. For my outrageous and infantile behavior, I offer Heidi my most sincere apologies," Pratt said.

Montag's response coming soon to a newsstand near you.

-- Matt Donnelly

Twitter.com/MattDonnelly

Photo: Heidi and Spencer, the way they were. Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press 

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Heidi Montag files for divorce from 'Hills' husband Spencer Pratt

Heidi-spencer-divorce Looks like it's really over for reality television duo Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt.

The surgically enhanced blond took her petition for legal separation a step further on Friday, filing for divorce in Santa Monica Superior Court.

"Heidi has amended her petition for separation and today has filed a petition for dissolution of marriage from Spencer Pratt," her lawyer tells People magazine.

"The couple has agreed they would like their divorce to be finalized in a timely manner in an out of court settlement. Both parties are amicable with each other and over the possibility of finalizing their divorce."

The once-dynamic duo are no strangers to publicity stunts, leading to wide speculation of a hoax when news of their breakup hit in late May.

Since parting, Montag's career got a nice jolt of adrenaline with proposed reality projects and a cameo in Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston's "Just Go WIth It." Pratt has spiraled deeper into obscurity, with fleeting designs on starting a paparazzi agency.

Montag and Pratt held a big white wedding in April 2009 in Pasadena, where the ceremony, naturally, was filmed for the now-defunct MTV show "The Hills." Sadly, the world won't see their divorce proceedings in prime time. Then again, we don't put anything past these two.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt in happier times. Credit: AP Photo

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Stephanie Pratt on Lindsay Lohan, the end of 'The Hills'

Stephanie Pratt has advice for Lindsay LohanWith the series finale of "The Hills" set to air Tuesday, the Ministry caught up with Stephanie Pratt, a star of the reality-TV staple and sister of controversial Spencer Pratt.

It's refreshing to see how level-headed and, well, real Pratt is when she's truly unscripted -- offering advice for embattled Lindsay Lohan (Pratt was arrested on a DUI charge in 2009) and discussing estrangement from her brother and his soon-to-be-ex-wife Heidi Montag, and her own life after TV.

Pratt thinks Lohan "really should take this jail time. I know she's not going to do the whole 90 days. I think it's going to be great for her. I'd love her to have a great, great comeback."

She shared her own experience: "When I got my DUI, I knew that I had the best fans ever thanks to the show. I wanted to make sure I did everything right. ... I went to [the] Betty Ford [Center] and stopped drinking," she said. "I only did that so these kids know that you can have fun but take care of yourself first."

The 24-year-old blew just over the .08% legal limit when she was pulled over last October, the night of Montag's birthday party. She made a deal in which the DUI charge was dropped in exchange for a no contest plea to misdemeanor exhibition of speed, three years' probation, completion of an alcohol education class and attendance at AA meetings. The Betty Ford stint was her decision, however.

"You can say, 'This is my chance. I'm being tested right now, I'm on trial right now and whatever I do it's going to manifest my future.'"

But while lightning-rod Lohan contends with moving from mess to manifest destiny, Pratt's got a controversial twosome right in her family tree -- the aforementioned Spencer and Heidi. 

"I still haven't talked to them. It's now been since, I guess, September," she said. "I don't ...

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Lauren Conrad will appear on 'The Hills' finale post-show

Lauren-conrad Don't count Lauren Conrad out of "The Hills" completely, even though the blond mini-mogul has said before that she wouldn't surface.

She won't appear in the final episode, true, but Conrad will participate in a live post-finale show to air July 13 on MTV, "Hills" creator Adam DiVello confirms.

"We have a live finale after show ... Lauren Conrad will be at that finale event, along with Whitney Port and the entire cast," DiVello told Ryan Seacrest on his morning radio show

Conrad was featured on MTV's "Laguna Beach" before landing her own spinoff; "The Hills," became a not-really-reality phenomenon in 2006, with touchstone characters Kristin Cavallari and Audrina Patridge and the side show of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt

Conrad's final appearance as a main character aired in 2009. She has since launched a successful clothing line with retailer Kohl's and penned several books.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Lauren Conrad unveils her national Milk Mustache "got milk?" ad at the Grove on June 15, 2010. Credit: Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Got Milk

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Heidi Montag moves out of home she shares with Spencer Pratt

Montag-Pratt Holy Justin Bobby! Could the reign of Speidi really be over? 

Last week there were reports that the camera-loving couple had called it quits. Now Montag, in an interview with People magazine, is fueling the fire: I needed some alone time," she said, confirming reports that she has moved out of the Pacific Palisades home she shared with Pratt. "There are so many lies out there about me and I just needed space -- even away from my husband."

She added: "I've always loved Spencer ... but right now we're working on things."

Say it isn't so! Now who's going to shoot her awesome music videos??!?!

Montag plans to mull over things this summer -- when she's not yakking it up with pal and new roommate Jen Bunney, which will be captured on film -- how convenient -- as they begin shooting their own reality show.

Will you tune in?

-- Yvonne Villarreal

Photo:  Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag arrive at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press.

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Maxim's Hot 100 list: Katy Perry is tops, but Heidi Montag flops

Katy-perry-web Katy Perry rocketed up Maxim's Hot 100 list this year, jumping to No. 1 after buzzing around at No. 15 in 2009.

What made her so much hotter this year -- the Russell Brand engagement? The ProActiv acne treatment commercials? After getting hooked on 2008's "I Kissed a Girl," Maxim seems to like Perry's "California Gurls" single for 2010, and has high hopes for a super summer backed by tunes from her upcoming album.

Girl-next-door Perry didn't make the cover, however. That hotness was delivered by Victoria's Secret model Selita Ebanks.

Rihanna moved up a spot this year to No. 6, up from No. 8 in 2009 and No. 15 in 2008 -- maybe all those photo shoots helped? Megan Fox, meanwhile, fell to No. 5 from No. 2 in 2009. (Yeah, the unfunny school budget cuts video took the edge off for us too.)

After popping onto the list at No. 100 in 2008 and falling off it last year, Tila Tequila thankfully remains un-Hot in Maxim's eyes. The mag appears unimpressed with Heidi Montag as well -- she made the list in 2008 and 2009, but fell off this year, possibly due to the weight of her massive new breast implants.

How soon until hubby Spencer Pratt lovingly tweets his outrage? We're betting soon, because "The Hills" costar Audrina Patridge -- who didn't even make the cover of People -- came in 12th.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Katy Perry arrives at the 27th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 21 in Los Angeles. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press 

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PREACH IT! Still more proof that reality TV ain't real

6a00d8341c630a53ef0133eca28d29970b-pi[1] Still think your favorite reality TV show is being totally honest with you? You might not want to read this.

Now comes fresh evidence that the reality genre is anything but believable. Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag -- the epic fame whores at the center of MTV’s "The Hills" -- reportedly are being urged by a producer to stage fights.

"MTV has been asking them to do inappropriate things for the show,” a source close to the couple (in other words, the couple) tells X17 Online. "They've wanted Spencer to play up his aggressiveness for ratings, and he doesn't want to do it. For Season 5, MTV producers even asked Spencer to hit his own sister Stephanie."

By now, this sort of news, presuming it’s accurate, should come as no surprise. Lauren Conrad has confessed that she staged some of her scenes on "The Hills," such as one phone call that actually had nobody on the other end. CW’s new airborne reality show "Fly Girls" seems to take bad acting to a whole new level. (The Washington Post called it a “reality-esque series filmed in deceptive, 'Hills'-style fake-o-vision, about a quintet of Virgin [America] Airways flight attendants who are based out of LAX and are forced [by producers?] to share a condo, which they call the Crash Pad.”)

And then there’s the E! show "Pretty Wild." We got this behind-the-scenes peek at the show in a recent issue of Vanity Fair:

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MTV finally leaving 'The Hills' but not before Heidi Montag gets her 15th minute

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After years of privileged young things on journeys of self-discovery, MTV will lay to rest its reality hit "The Hills," which is about to premiere its sixth and final season on April 27.

Au revoir is in order for current cast Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, Kristin Cavallari, Audrina Patridge (who debuts new beau Ryan Cabrera in the new season) and Stephanie Pratt.

“I think we’ve told the story of struggle and of finding yourself in L.A.,” producer Adam DiVello says.

This doesn't mean the show is going quietly. A major moment captured for the last "Hills" hurrah includes Montag unveiling her many plastic surgeries to her mother, Darlene Egelhoff -- for the first time.

“It’s a really touching but heartbreaking scene to watch,” says "Hills" executive producer Liz Gateley. 

Um, we would imagine, given that Heidi's already  described her mother's reaction, saying Mom looked at her as though she were a "circus freak."

Interesting points for the final season will include the romance of Patridge and singer Cabrera, as well as Cavallari's battle against drug-abuse rumors. 

"The Hills" is a spinoff of MTV's milestone reality show "Laguna Beach," which documented dramatic teens in the eponymous affluent beach town in Southern California. 

After high school graduation, "Laguna" alum Lauren Conrad was cast as the "Hills" lead and remained the central character of the program. She filmed her last moment of catharsis in trendy eateries in March 2009. 

-- Matt Donnelly 

Photo: "The Hills" gals pose for promotional pictures, featuring a pre-surgery Heidi Montag, far right. Credit: MTV

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