Mischa Barton Not Coming Back for 'Hills' Season 2 ... Production Sources Say She's Too Boring

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Mischa Barton won't be back for Season 2 of the 'Hills' reboot -- we've learned she's being replaced with someone who's got more spunk ... and a few more Hollywood stories too.

Sources familiar with the production tell TMZ ... Mischa wasn't asked to come back for the new season of 'The Hills: New Beginnings' -- in fact, we're told she's the only one who isn't returning to reprise her role ... everyone else is slated to make a comeback.

The reason ... our sources say producers found Mischa's story line a bit bland, and her personality a little boring. Bottom line, she wasn't bringing much drama to the show.

Now, who MTV brass think will add a little much-needed juice ... the one and only Caroline D'Amore -- the D'Amore's Pizza heir-turned-DJ and one-time Tinseltown socialite. Caroline used to party it up with Kim K and Paris Hilton back in the day, so she's been around the block.

As for Mr. Brody Jenner -- who was part of the OG cast -- he'll be coming back with a much heavier wallet than he started out with. We're told he held out 'til the bitter end, and walked away with a pretty sweet deal ... our sources say he scored around $50k an episode.

New beginnings ... and at least one new face. Bring on that 2000s nostalgia!!!

Kaitlynn Carter Reunites with Ex Brody Jenner ... Grabs Dinner w/ His Ma

Kaitlynn Carter and Brody Jenner are back together ... for a quick few seconds on her social media, which means they're definitely on friendly terms after their breakup.

The two 'Hills' stars shared the same space Friday on Kaitlynn's Instagram story, where Brody made a brief appearance as he playfully flipped her off and then pushed away her camera. She captioned the clip, "@brodyjenner single and chic!!" The vid has no sound.

It should be noted, Kaitlynn goes out of her way to call Brody "single" ... which backs up our earlier reporting that there was no real chance of a romantic rekindling between them.

It appears Kaitlynn ran into her ex during a little getaway in Malibu -- where she's been hiking and lounging ... and also grabbing dinner with his mom, Linda Thompson.

Kaitlynn posted a photo of her and her former sorta-mother-in-law breaking bread at Nobu, with another friend in tow. She captioned the pic, "feelin’ super lucky to be part of this modern fam." We know Kaitlynn and Linda have remained close -- they were seen embracing each other at a Halloween party last year. Clearly, KC's on good terms with 'em.

Brody Jenner Moving On from Kaitlynn Already Cozying Up With Josie Canseco

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Miley Cyrus might've snatched up Brody Jenner's ex, Kaitlynn Carter, but he isn't batting an eyelash over it -- the guy's already found a new distraction ... one Josie Canseco.

Sources familiar with the new pair tell TMZ that Brody and Josie have been seeing each other as of late ... and that they seem like a good match for now.

We're told the Victoria's Secret model first met Brody during a 'Hills' press tour in New York, where they were introduced at a hotel party through Frankie Delgado and Brandon Lee -- both of whom are also on the hit reality show that was recently revived.

Our 'Hills' sources say Brody and Josie hit it off, and have been hanging out A LOT over the past few weeks, kissing each other and showing tons of PDA around friends. They seem to be taking things somewhat slow, we're told, but it's clear they're romantically involved.

Perfect timing, really ... Kaitlynn seems to be moving on with Miley ... who's apparently BEEN over hubby Liam Hemsworth for a while now.

Here's another thing -- our sources tell us even though Brody referenced Miley and Kaitlynn (and Liam too, cringey as it was) ... it's not a reflection on what's occupying his mind. We're told Brody's over Kaitlynn after their split and couldn't care less who she dates.

As for Liam -- who's been the most tight-lipped about all the drama out of everyone involved -- he piped up Monday in Australia, telling a pap he didn't wanna talk about it.

Brody Jenner Jokey Response to Kaitlynn and Miley ... Liam & I Are Next!!!

Brody Jenner appears to have some thoughts about his recent ex locking lips with a newly single Miley Cyrus -- his message is simple ... new day, new page and lots o' laughs.

The 'Hills' star posted a photo Sunday that seemed to be in direct response to photos published by TMZ, showing Kaitlynn Carter, his estranged "wife"/fiancee/girlfriend -- whatever the hell she is to him -- smooching with Miley on the shores of Lake Como.

In the photo, Brody's standing near the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean and staring back at the camera from afar. He captioned the pic, "Don't let yesterday take up too much of today." Vague enough to be about anything, right? Well, his costar, Brandon Lee, got explicit.

Brandon commented underneath, writing ... "Let's round this scandal out and post a pic of us making out," adding a kissing emoji for good measure. Brody then responded to that, saying ... "watch out! Pics of Liam and I holding hands on the beach coming soon."

Miley chimed in on the exchange, and shut it down ... writing, "@brodyjenner go take a nap in your truck and cool off #HotGirlSummer." Doesn't look like Brody carried on from there.

LIGHTING UP THE PARTY

As you know ... Brody and Kaitlynn broke up about a week and change ago, because we're told he didn't wanna give her two things ... a baby and a legal marriage. About a year ago, they had everyone believe they'd tied the knot in Indonesia, but it wasn't legit.

Fast forward to Saturday, when Miley announced she and her husband, Liam Hemsworth, were separating ... less than a year into their marriage. Turns out, she and Kaitlynn had been getting cuddly the day before while vacationing in Italy ... locking lips, no less.

Sounds as if Brody's trying to make light of the situation (in a somewhat cringey way). No word yet from Liam ... it's his brother Chris' birthday Sunday, he might be lying low down under.

Heidi & Spencer Pratt There Will Be Peace with Brody Jenner ... Next Season??

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Heidi Montag's been sticking up for her man in the ongoing feud with his former bestie, Brody Jenner ... but she's also confident she can help mend fences.

Heidi and Spencer Pratt were leaving Matsuhisa Wednesday night in Bev Hills when we asked the couple about her saying her husband's an easy scapegoat on "The Hills: New Beginnings" ... especially for Brody.

Spencer pooh-poohs it a little bit, but suggests the 2 bros will be able to work it out ... just maybe not until season 2 of the show. Always leave 'em wanting more.

Heidi also insists there's nothing but love for Jenner -- even as she jabs him a little -- and says she's prepared to extend the olive branch and bring the buds back together.

For those who don't know ... Spencer and Brody's tensions have been rising all season as they've aired grievances about the past and called each other out for perceived slights. Pratt has described their volatile relationship as "very Game of Thrones-ish" ... which doesn't sound promising.

Still, he seems more optimistic here.

By the way ... "Speidi" also have some interesting insights on the report that almost a third of food delivery drivers admit to eating your food. Watch the clip ... Spencer might be on to something.

Audrina Patridge Soaks Beachin' View After 4th of July Nightmare

Audrina Patridge was all smiles showing off her bikini bod during a trip to paradise ... a welcomed scenery change a week after experiencing hell.

Audrina threw on a black bikini and some shades Wednesday in Laguna Beach ... enjoying the crashing waves and picturesque view of the sun beginning to set behind the Pacific blue. She sported a grin ear to ear and made good use of it ... taking tons of selfies.

It's a far cry from her stress-filled 4th of July when, for a moment, she couldn't get in touch with her daughter, Kirra. TMZ broke the story ... Audrina and her ex, Corey Bohan, were supposed to exchange custody that morning at the Costa Mesa Police Department ... but Corey was a no-show.

Making matters worse ... a strong earthquake struck SoCal that morning, causing more panic. They eventually met up hours later for the custody exchange. Kirra was fine, but a hectic day for sure.

Nothing like a little beachfront me-time to erase that memory.

Kristin Cavallari Hey, Jay Cutler ... I'm a Butt Model Too!

Jay Cutler ain't the only one in his family down to show off his ass ...

Check out former NFL star's wife Kristin Cavallari -- who stripped down to some lacy black lingerie ... to promote her jewelry line?

Hey, we're not complaining!

The "Very Cavallari" reality star set up the photo shoot in Palm Springs this week while decked out in Uncommon James necklaces, earrings and rings.

No top? No problem!

Of course, her hubby Jay Cutler put his butt on display back in March 2017 during a romantic trip to Mexico.

In that pic, Jay was staring longingly at the ocean.

For Kristin's shoot -- she was gazing at the hotel pool, the desert landscape and shadows on a wall.

Again, NOT COMPLAINING!

As far as Jay's career, he's out of football and spending his free time starring in his wife's reality show ... hunting, raising their kids and watching KC run her jewelry shop in Nashville.

Fun Fact: Cutler made more than $127 MILLION during his NFL career.

Mischa Barton Cheers to 'Hills' & New Beginnings ... Already Shooting Reboot

Mischa Barton's already sliding into the reality TV world with an assist from her new pals, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag -- the new 'Hills' amigos are kicking off their reboot season with raised glasses in hand.

The trio grabbed dinner and drinks Tuesday night for what appears to be the start of filming for "The Hills: New Beginnings." Cameras were rolling while they dined at Bottlefish in Brentwood.

Spencer was still holding a bottle of white wine as they continued chatting outside. Only time will tell what follows from this meetup ... fingers crossed for juicy drama -- or whatever the producers dream up for 'em.

Not too much drama though, for little Gunner's sake. Remember, Speidi are parents now.

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As we reported ... Spencer says he's thrilled to have Mischa cross over to the reality of "The Hills" from "The O.C." scripted world -- something he's apparently been wanting for a long time.

Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt Mischa's the Answer to Our Prayers!!!

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Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are huge fans of Mischa Barton ... 'cause they say it's basically divine intervention she's joining them on the reboot of "The Hills."

We got Heidi and Spencer shopping Thursday at Couture Kids on Robertson and asked them about their newest cast member ... and Spencer says he's been praying for Mischa's presence for a loooong time.

It's interesting ... Heidi and Spencer say they never crossed paths with Mischa on the Hollywood party circuit. So, they can't wait to get started working with her on "The Hills: New Beginnings."

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As for Mischa ... we got her Wednesday at Craig's in WeHo and she looked thrilled to be crossing over into reality TV.

For those bashing Mischa's career path, save it -- Spencer ain't havin' it!

Just be ready for lots of references to her time starring on "The O.C."

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The last time we heard from Mischa, she was being sued for crashing a U-Haul into a building ... so this seems like a better use of her time.

Here's to new beginnings.

Lauren Conrad No Bad Blood ... Too Busy For Reboot

Lauren Conrad, star of the "The Hills," didn't turn down MTV's reboot because she hated her costars ... she's just way too busy making a fortune.

Sources close to Lauren tell us ... LC is swamped with business ventures and just doesn't have time to shoot "The Hills: New Beginnings," which premiers in 2019.

It makes sense why LC can't be bothered with a reboot. Been there, done that.

Lauren's already got several revenue streams -- multiple clothing lines and her own stores -- and her business portfolio is WAY stronger than any of her former costars.

She's DEFINITELY got more going on than Justin "Bobby" Brescia.

We broke the story ... Justin bashed Lauren and Kristin Cavallari as "s****y people" in discussing the new cast for the reboot.

Everyone who watched "The Hills" knows ... LC had tons of confrontations.

But, LC's blowing off Justin's comments ... we're told her decision to pass on the show doesn't have anything to do with beef or lingering problems with Justin or anyone else.

Screw a reboot, Lauren has enough material for her own reality show.

'Jersey Shore' Cast Scoffs at 'The Hills' Reboot Hey Spencer, Come to the Shore!!!

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Angelina from 'Jersey Shore' ain't sweating a reboot of 'The Hills' ... 'cause, as far as reality TV reboots go, she's adamant the 'Shore' will leave 'em eating dust.

We got the cast of 'Jersey Shore' -- well, most of the cast -- leaving NBC Studios Thursday in NYC and our guy wanted to know ... is "The Hills: New Beginnings" gonna be better than 'Jersey Shore'?

'The Hills' has a tough hill to climb to get there. Remember ... the 'Jersey Shore' reboot was a monumental success for MTV with millions of viewers tuning in for some much needed GTL.

As far as Angelina's concerned, well, she's not. But, she does have a soft spot for Spencer Pratt. And, JWoww agrees. BTW ... noticeably absent from the bunch was Ronnie, who is still dealing with tons of baby mama drama. It was just a couple months ago when Jen Harley allegedly dragged him with her car ... leaving him bloody. He's tried working it out with Jen, but we've heard that before.

Justin Bobby On 'The Hills' Reboot Lauren Conrad & Kristin Cavallari Were S****y People

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Justin "Bobby" Brescia is thrilled to be working with a smaller cast on "The Hills" reboot ... 'cause he says Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari killed the good vibes on the original MTV series.

We got Justin in NYC Monday leaving the Four Seasons Hotel ... and he suggested LC and Kristin were difficult to work with -- so he's glad the 2 aren't joining him on the reboot, "The Hills: New Beginnings."

Justin tells us ... there were "s****y people" involved in the original show, which ran for 6 seasons from 2006-10 ... and says the new cast is way better.

The new show features Audrina Patridge, Heidi Pratt, Whitney Port, Spencer Pratt, Stephanie Pratt, Jason Wahler, Frankie Delgado and Justin.

LC and Kristin aren't coming back for different reasons. LC is focusing on her family and business ventures. Kristin is under contract with E! for her own reality show.

Justin says the condensed cast is happy and they all have positive vibes.

The reboot is slated to premiere on MTV in 2019.

'Hills' Star Doug Reinhardt Beaten by Wife With His Own Crutch!!!!

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5/3 2:39 PM PT -- Doug's attorney, Marty Singer, tells us, "As a result of the pending criminal proceeding of Natalie Sutton's violent assault and battery of Doug Reinhardt, there will be no comment by Mr. Reinhardt at this time."

'The Hills' star Doug Reinhardt was sitting on a couch -- on the mend from a serious knee operation -- when his drunken wife grabbed his metal crutch and gave him a beating ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Natalie Sutton was arrested early Saturday morning in Paradise Valley, AZ and charged with felony assault and battery. Our sources say she and Doug had gone to dinner and returned to their hotel. He sat on the couch where he was recovering from an ACL operation when Natalie suddenly went ballistic, grabbed his metal crutch and began swinging, targeting his bum knee and head.

Doug was injured and bloodied. He called the cops, they arrested Natalie on the spot for the attack. She was released later Saturday and ordered not to go near him.

We've learned Doug filed for divorce on Monday. They married last October.

You may recall Doug had dated celebs in the past, including Paris Hilton and Amanda Bynes. He got engaged to Allie Lutz, but they never married.

Looks like it's time for another fresh start.

Lo Bosworth Adios, Laguna ... Life's Just Beachy!!

'Laguna Beach' might be in her rear view, but Lo Bosworth is still soaking up the rays ... just a little further south now.

The 'LB' and 'Hills' alum is kicking it down in the uber popular Tulum, Mexico right now for a little vacay. No slave to fashion, Lo opted for a simple black one piece instead of a flashy bikini.

The 31-year-old businesswoman is now running her own lifestyle website to share her knowledge on food and wellness.

We'd say she's come a long way since those 'Hills' days with Lauren Conrad and co. -- but let's keep it real ... it hasn't been THAT long.

It's about time to get that reunion show organized ... or possibly a reboot. No? Just us?

Spencer Pratt LC's Preventing a 'Hills' Reunion ... 'Bless Her Angel Heart'

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Spencer Pratt says he wants his "Jersey Shore" moment with his co-stars from "The Hills" -- there's just one problem ... Lauren Conrad, according to him.

We got Spencer Monday night in Times Square again and he told us he wants to be like Pauly D and co. and revel in his reality TV glory days with his old 'Hills' squad. He says LC is the only holdout, and it sounds like there's some unfinished biz between her and Spence.

Spencer even laid out some terms he'd be willing to agree to if Lauren would just come out and shoot for half a day.

Oh, and he's got a shout-out to Kristin Cavallari on her new reality show. It's not all bad blood.

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