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Kristin Cavallari’s Exit From ‘The Hills’: Why She Didn’t Return Full-Time For ‘New Beginnings’

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June 23 will mark Kristin Cavallari’s big return to ‘The Hills’ for the first time since 2010. Ahead of the cameo, here’s everything to know about why she decided not to be a regular part of the show’s revival.

When The Hills: New Beginnings premiered in 2019, it featured many cast members from the show’s original run. Audrina Patridge, Brody Jenner, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt and more were all back for the revival, along with some fresh, new faces. However, two very important former stars were missing: Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari. Lauren actually ended her run on The Hills in 2009, after five and a half seasons as the lead. She was replaced by Kristin until the series ended in 2010, but Kristin also opted to be done with the show when it returned nearly 10 years later.

However, the reality series clearly still has a special place in Kristin’s heart, because she’s making a guest appearance on the June 23 episode of The Hills: New Beginnings! During the episode, Kristin is fresh on the heels of her divorce from Jay Cutler, and back in Los Angeles from Nashville to do some work for her jewelry line, Uncommon James. While she’s in town, she reunites with the rest of the cast for some fun. The Hills: New Beginnings airs Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. on MTV.

Kristin’s History On ‘The Hills’

Kristin Cavallari during her early reality television days. (Shutterstock)

Kristin got her start in reality television on the first season of Laguna Beach, which premiered in 2005 on MTV. At the time, she was just a junior in high school, and in an on/off relationship with a senior, Stephen Colletti. Kristin and Stephen were involved in a love triangle with the show’s leading lady, Lauren Conrad. During Laguna Beach, Kristin was portrayed as the ‘villain,’ with a no-nonsense and confrontational attitude. When the show returned for a second season, Kristin became the lead due to Lauren graduating high school. The ups and downs of her senior year were documented for viewers to follow.

After high school, Kristin took a break from reality television, but moved to Los Angeles and began pursuing an acting career. Meanwhile, The Hills began production, with Lauren at the helm. The show followed Lauren’s move to L.A., where she was attending school for fashion and interning for Teen VogueThe Hills premiered in 2006, and Lauren kept her role as narrator for five and a half seasons. She eventually decided to put reality television in her past and leave The Hills in 2009.

Luckily, Kristin was ready and willing to return to MTV at that point. For seasons 5B and 6, Kristin returned to replace Lauren as The Hills’ lead. Due to her previous connection to MTV through Laguna Beach, plus her former relationship with The Hills star, Brody Jenner, she was the perfect fit. Of course, Kristin wasted no time stirring up drama on the show.

However, she later admitted that she was definitely turning things up for the cameras and playing the role that she knew was expected of her at that point. “I knew sort of this character that they wanted me to play,” Kristin told Buzzfeed in 2016. “When I decided to come on-board, I made a decision and I was like, ‘Okay, this is my job and I’m going to separate my Hills life from my real life.’”

She also added, “MTV actually asked me if I was okay with them saying ‘the b***h is back’ [as a tagline]. And I was like, ‘Yeah, let’s do it. I’m coming back. Let’s make it big.’ I looked at it as a job and I was having fun, so I was game for it.” The Hills concluded in 2016, leaving Kristin with the opportunity to begin her life away from the cameras as a young adult. She was 23 at the time.

What Did Kristin Do After ‘The Hills’?

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Kristin Cavallari with her ex-husband, Jay Cutler. (Shutterstock)

Kristin has come an extremely long way since her years on Laguna Beach and The Hills. After wrapping up filming, she appeared on season 13 of Dancing With the Stars in 2011. Unfortunately, her run on the show did not last very long, as she was the third person eliminated. However, the show allowed Kristin the opportunity to show the world that, in real life, she wasn’t the “villain” that she was made out to be on Laguna Beach and The Hills. Over the years, Kristin had a few small television roles, and began a hosting career with E! She also released a book called Balancing in Heels in 2016, started her own jewelry line, Uncommon James, in 2017, and launched a kids’ clothing line, Little James, in 2018.

Of course, Kristin also had a lot going on in her personal life during the post-Hills years. In 2009, Jay Cutler, who played football for the Chicago Bears, tried to get set up with Kristin through her publicist, but she turned him down. However, she went to a Bears game in 2010, and finally got to meet him in person. From there, the romance flourished extremely quickly, and things moved fast between the pair. After less than a year together, they got engaged in April 2011.

However, that July, Kristin called off the engagement. “A few things needed to change, and I knew the only way Jay would see how serious I was, was if I ended the relationship,” Kristin admitted in her book. She explained that Jay wanted to be the sole breadwinner in their family with a stay-at-home wife, which was not something she would be able to do. “If I stayed at home, I wouldn’t be happy, and would probably end up resenting Jay for it,” Kristin added.

By the fall of 2011, Kristin and Jay got back together and the engagement was back on. At the beginning of 2012, they confirmed that they were expecting their first child, and their son, Camden, was born in Aug. 2012. Jay and Kristin finally got married in June 2013, then had two more kids — a second son, Jaxon, in May 2014, and a daughter, Saylor, in 2015.

Throughout these years, Kristin was approached multiple times about starring on a new reality show with her family. “I’m always saying no because I want my kids to be kids,” Kristin told Buzzfeed in 2016. “I want them to live as normal of a life as possible and not have to worry about all that comes along with being on reality TV.”

However, in 2018, the perfect opportunity for a new show arose. Kristin began filming a new show called Very Cavallari for E! The show followed her as she opened the first flagship store for Uncommon James in Nashville. Viewers also got to see a glimpse inside Kristin and Jay’s relationship, BUT the two were adamant that their children did not appear on the show at all. Very Cavallari ran for three seasons, but came to an end in 2020.

The show’s ending came after Kristin and Jay confirmed that they would be separating after seven years of marriage. “As I start this new chapter in my life, I have decided not to continue with Very Cavallari,” Kristin confirmed in May 2020. “I’ve absolutely loved my time filming and am so grateful to E! Entertainment for making this journey possible. To the fans: I can’t thank you enough for all your support and for keeping up with me all of these years. I love you guys.”

Why Didn’t Kristin Return For ‘The Hills: New Beginnings’?

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Kristin Cavallari and Audrina Patridge filming ‘The Hills’ in 2010. (Shutterstock)

When The Hills: New Beginnings was announced in 2019, Kristin was super busy with Uncommon James and filming Very Cavallari. At the time, she explained to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY why she opted not to be part of the MTV revival. “I don’t think I could’ve gone back to that whole lifestyle,” Kristin said. “As a mom and as a wife. If it was just me and I just had myself to look after [maybe], but mentally and emotionally, I could not have gone back to that same place. There’s no way.”

Still, Kristin had no bad feelings about the show coming back, and wished her former co-stars the best of luck. “I’m kind of glad to just be a viewer in that sense,” she admitted. “I’m going to be able to watch it and enjoy it as a viewer and not emotionally live through it, which is the best of both worlds!”

Despite not coming back to New Beginnings, Kristin was still close with several of the cast members. In 2019, Audrina revealed that she talked to Kristin “all the time”, but explained that the blonde beauty couldn’t return for The Hills because she was “locked into her other show.” People also reported that Very Cavallari was part of the reason that Kristin couldn’t be on New Beginnings when it first returned. “She can’t do the show because she has a contract with E!” the mag’s source explained. “But she’s still close with Heidi and Spencer and she’s excited for them.”

Will Kristin Return To ‘The Hills’?

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Kristin Cavallari at the 2020 American Music Awards. (Shutterstock)

Before New Beginnings first premiered, Kristin admitted that she would “love” to make a cameo on the show. Although that didn’t happen in the first season of the revival, she confirmed in March 2020 that she WOULD be showing up in season two. “I’m excited!” she told Entertainment Tonight at the time. “I’m actually very excited. I think it’s going to be fun to go back and see the old gang, and yeah, I’m looking forward to it!”

Just days after that interview, the coronavirus hit the United States hard, and production on season two of The Hills: New Beginnings was delayed several months. However, Kristin was finally able to film her cameo when she made a trip to California in Feb. 2021. Photos surfaced of her and Brody filming scenes for the show, which viewers went absolutely wild over. “It was like no time had passed,” Kristin told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY in April. “I loved seeing everybody and filming. I did one episode and I’m so happy that I was able to go back and have a good time. You’ll have to wait and see what kind of trouble I stirred up when it comes out!”

Even though Kristin had a great time filming The Hills, though, don’t expect her to be back on the show permanently any time soon. “A lot of stress came from that show,” she told Us Weekly. “I mean, a lot of great came from it, too, and I really had the time of my life, but I’m more of a homebody. I don’t like being written about. I don’t like when people think they know me or [think they] know what they’re talking about. That stuff gives me stress. So, no I’m more than happy to have my life be private!”

Rather than reality television, Kristin is focusing on her kids and her work these days. Of course, there’s also been some dating in the mix, which she’s admitted has been “fun.” Kristin and Jay also have an amicable relationship as co-parents now, too.



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Pink Offers To Pay ‘Sexist’ Fines Against Norwegian Women’s Handball Team After They Wear Shorts

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After the Norwegian Women’s beach handball team got fined for refusing to wear bikini bottoms, Pink trashed the ‘very sexist rules’ and offered to cover the bill.

Pink is doling out the green to protest the European Handball Federation’s rules. The governing body fined the Norwegian women’s beach handball team a total of €1,500 (around $1,765, per CNN) after the team wore shorts, just like their male counterparts, to the 2021 European Beach Handball Championships. “I’m VERY proud of the Norwegian female beach handball team FOR PROTESTING THE VERY SEXIST RULES ABOUT THEIR ‘uniform,” Pink, 41, tweeted on Sunday (July 25). “The European handball federation SHOULD BE FINED FOR SEXISM. Good on ya, ladies. I’ll be happy to pay your fines for you. Keep it up.”

The team shared their love for Pink by reposting her tweet to their Instagram story. “Wow! Thank you so much for the support,” they added, per CNN. The team also shared their gratitude for all the support they’ve received over this fight. “We are very proud of these girls who during the European Championships raised their voices,” the Norwegian Handball Federation official Twitter account tweeted. “We at NHF stand behind you and support you. Together we will continue to fight to change the rules for clothing so that players can play in the clothes they are comfortable with!”

According to International Handball Federation regulations, female-identifying players must wear biking bottoms “with a side width of a maximum of 10 centimeters (3.9 inches), with a ‘close fit’ and ‘cut on an upward angle toward the top of the leg,’” per CNN. Meanwhile, male-identifying players are allowed to wear shorts that are “not too baggy” and 10 centimeters above the knee. Many female players say that the uniform is degrading, and Eskil Berg Andreassen, the team’s coach, told CNN that the team was fighting for the freedom “to choose” its own kit, adding that the required uniforms could discourage women from playing the sport.

Pink arrives for the 2019 People’s Choice Awards (NINA PROMMER/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

In response to the criticism, EHF President Michael Wiederer said that “the EHF will do all it can to ensure that a change of athlete uniform regulations can be implemented. Significant efforts will be made in order to further promote the sport in the best way possible for everyone, regardless of gender.” However, the president said that such changes in regulations could not happen overnight.



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Scott Disick Sweetly Snuggles GF Amelia Hamlin As They Go For A Hamptons Boat Ride With Penelope, 9 — Photos

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Scott Disick and Amelia Hamlin are enjoying some quality time in the Hamptons, cuddling up under a designer blanket while out for a boat ride.

Scott Disick has snuggled up to his new girlfriend Amelia Hamlin, while spending some quality time in the Hamptons. The 38-year-old took to Instagram on July 24 to share a pic of the couple getting cozy on a boat. Scott revealed they were joined by his daughter Penelope, 9, while vacationing in The Hamptons, the popular celeb hot spot east of New York City. In the pic, he and Amelia were wrapped up in an Hermes blanket to protect against the chilly ocean breeze.

The daughter of Lisa Rinna wore a white sweater while Scott cut an equally casual figure in a grey hoodie. “Hermes only to swim,” he captioned the photo. It comes just one week after Scott shared a pic to his Instagram story with Amelia and Reign posing on a dock. “Great night just a little smelly for reign out on these old docks,” he wrote, explaining why Reign was holding his nose shut with his left hand.

In the photo, Scott rocked camouflage sweatpants and a white tee, along with blue and white sneakers and platinum blonde hair. 20-year-old Amelia looked glam in a beige corset-style top and and high-waisted cream pants, which she paired with pointy-toe heels. The father-of-three also posted a pic of his daughter Penelope sitting on top of a Mercedes SUV. The nine-year-old, whom he shares with his former partner Kourtney Kardashian, cut a casual figure in a pink sweatsuit and slip-on shoes.

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Scott and Amelia first sparked dating rumors in October 2020, however, the 18 year age gap has been a point of contention for Amelia’s mom Lisa. The Days of Our Lives alum confessed that her daughter told her she was just “friends” with Scott until Amelia sent her a photo of the two on the beach. At that point, Lisa said she knew there was “more to it” in a recent episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. “She’s 19. He’s 37 with three kids. Hello?” she said on camera during the episode, which filmed in November. “I’m a lot nervous about it,” Lisa also added at the time.



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Kim Kardashian Snuggles Psalm, 2, At Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Listening Party – Photos

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Kim Kardashian sizzled in an all-red ensemble as she supported ex Kanye West at the listening party for his highly anticipated 10th album with all four of their children.

Kim Kardashian, 40, snuggled her youngest child Psalm, 2, close at ex Kanye West‘s Donda listening party. The reality star was on hand to support the father of her four children, 44, at the exclusive event in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, July 22. Kim had a stoic look on her face as she held Psalm inside the Mercedes Benz stadium as Psalm inquisitively appeared to look out at the stage or crowd.

Kim Kardashian & Psalm West at Kanye’s ‘Donda’ listening party on July 22. (Thornton Drury/Shutterstock)

The 2-year-old rocked a Yeezy-approved ensemble with a black muscle tank and leather pants, along with a pair of Kanye’s foam runners by Adidas. Meanwhile, Kim looked straight off the runway in her head-to-toe red ensemble. The skintight outfit, reminiscent of something a race car driver might wear, included a bold zipper detail up the front. She paired the the look with a bold pair of black sunglasses, keeping her hair straight and center parted. Kim finished the bold outfit with a pair of red colored boots with a silver glitter heel.

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Kim Kardashian is seen with her children and sister Khloe and friend Jonathan Cheban at Kanye’s ‘Donda’ listening party. (Thornton Drury/Shutterstock)

Kim was in attendance at the highly anticipated listening part along with her other children North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, as well as sister  Khloe Kardashian, 37. The Good American founder supportively sat by her older sister amongst the crowd, also keeping her face hidden behind a pair of oversized shades. Khloe opted for a fitted black outfit with a turtleneck style top, rocking her blonde-highlighted locks in a loose beach wave. Despite Kim and Kanye’s on-going divorce, Khloe has referred to Kanye was a “brother for life” — even showing him some love on social media ahead of the event by liking three of his Instagram posts teasing new music.

As expected, Kanye made a reference to his split from Kim on the album. “I’m losing my family / I’m losing my family / I’m losing my family,” he said repeatedly on one of the tracks, believed to be titled “Welcome To My Life.” Over their seven year marriage, Kim and Kanye resided in the Los Angeles suburb where the SKIMS CEO still lives (Kanye appears to spend the majority of his time at his Wyoming estate). Donda was also full of several guest appearances, including a verse recorded by Jay-Z just hours before the album dropped.

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