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Secrets You May Not Have Known About ‘The Hills’

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The Hills are alive with the sound of… secrets. Before making a return in 2019, here’s some shit you probably didn’t know about the 2000s reality-ish series.

Secret No. 1: MTV originally wanted confessionals from the cast members.

Liz Gately, executive producer of the show, told Entertainment Tonight: “The network got really scared that we weren’t putting testimonials in there. The audience didn’t really know what it was. They said, ‘Are these bad actors?’ or, ‘What’s going on?’… That’s where the editors also were our storytellers. We had the best editors in the business, and the best field people that caught things that we would’ve never been able to catch.”

Ultimately, Lauren Conrad’s narrating guided us through the lives of LC, her friends and frenemies.

Secret No. 2: Producers really wanted LC to go to Paris

Lauren’s title of “the girl who didn’t do to Paris” reportedly came from Anna Wintour herself, who supposedly donned Lauren with the nickname when the Hills star came up in conversation.

Instead of taking the opportunity to travel to Paris with Teen Vogue, where she was interning at the time, she opted to stay home with her boyfriend, Jason.

Liz Gately said in an interview that the show’s creator, Adam DiVello, wanted to try to convince her to go, and she was adamant that she was not going to pursue an internship in Paris. “We tried to convince her, but at the end of the day, she wasn’t going. That was an authentic moment to that [theme of] coming of age. It’s like, who doesn’t look back and wish they had gone to Europe for the summer? Or taken that internship in D.C.? Or whatever it was, because they stayed behind for a boy or a girl. I mean, everybody does that. It was perfect,” Gately said.

Secret No. 3: The cast almost demanded more money

Lauren Conrad made the most on the show, at one time earning $125,000 per episode. Heidi Montag told BuzzFeed the rest of the cast, who each earned $100,000 or less per episode, was going to demand more money, saying: “Cast members did all make different salaries, so we wanted to do likeJersey Shore and unite together and all get a bigger paycheck, but everyone was a little bit too divided. I think that would’ve been the smarter thing for everyone to do at the time, but that’s not what happened.”

Now we’re ready for some new beginnings.

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Fans of Mac Miller Held Emotional Vigil at Park He Named His First Album After

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Mac Miller passed away on Sept. 7 of a reported overdose and was pronounced dead at his Studio City, California home. He was 26 years old. But his hometown of Pittsburgh honored the late rapper with a touching public vigil Tuesday. Thousands showed up to Frick Blue Slide Park, which inspired the title of Miller’s 2011 debut album, Blue Slide Park.

“It was an emotional night,” said Jamie Byron after attending the vigil. Fans decorated the park with art, flowers and candles.

Byron, who at 25 is just one year younger than Miller, told Better than the Weekend he started listening to the late rapper as a freshman in college. Miller’s first album became the soundtrack to his first year of college.

“My roommate and I would listen to Blue Slide Park every day freshman year. It was in the background when we’d do homework, just chill, or get ready to go out,” said Byron. “Going through college is a weird time, and Mac’s music made sense to us because he was our age and from our city, so it felt good to hear.

Fans sang along to Miller’s music for hours. Chants of “412” which is the area code of Pittsburgh and “Thank you, Mac” circulated throughout the night, said Byron.

Byron said he had chills when the DJ stopped for the night and the crowd just broke into “Frick Park Market” for one last moment of honor.

RIP, Mac.

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This NBA Star Is Going to Harvard

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Oh, back to school. Back to school — to prove to dad he’s not a fool. Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving is going back to school — and he’s going to Harvard.

Irving is headlining the newest group of athletes to enroll in a Harvard Business School course called “Crossover Into Business,” aimed at helping sports stars maximize their earning potential during and after their playing careers. The baller is joined in the class by Denver Nuggets power forward Paul Millsap and former NFL tight end Martellus Bennett, among others. Longtime NBA forwards Chris Boshand Caron Butler previously completed the program, per Boston.com.

In June, Boston.com asked Irving about his interests away from the basketball court.

“I feel like if I had the same amount of time that I was afforded [for basketball] to learn about business and investments, I think I’d probably be in a pretty different place,” he said. “You just gotta learn as best you can on your own time.”

Taking a course at Harvard is a solid step in that process.

At the same time, Irving is working back from knee surgery that forced him to miss the latter stages of the 2017-18 season, including the playoffs.

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Paul McCartney Says He Masturbated with John Lennon (No, Really)

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I’ll never be able to listen to the line: “I get my with a little help from my friends” the same way again.

Paul McCartney regaled writer Chris Heath in GQ with a story about how he, John Lennon and some of their friends masturbated together before the pair became world-famous members of the Beatles.

McCartney told GQ: “What it was was over at John’s house, and it was just a group of us. And instead of just getting roaring drunk and partying—I don’t even know if we were staying over or anything—we were all just in these chairs, and the lights were out, and somebody started masturbating, so we all did.”

When asked if the “ritual” took place more than once, McCartney said: “I think it was a one-off. Or maybe it was like a two-off. It wasn’t a big thing. But, you know, it was just the kind of thing you didn’t think much of. It was just a group.”

“Yeah, it’s quite raunchy when you think about it,” he acknowledged. “There’s so many things like that from when you’re a kid that you look back on and you’re, ‘Did we do that?’ But it was good harmless fun. It didn’t hurt anyone. Not even Brigitte Bardot.”

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