So is The Hills fake? Not according to star Audrina Patridge, who's saying that from her perspective, the quote-unquote reality series is so not fake!
"Everything is real," Patridge told People at Hpnotiq's Hollywood Halloween Party at Les Deux last week. "[Lauren Conrad] and me are real friends. We live in our apartment. That's real, like, where we work, everything. The situations are real."
But Audrina Patridge added the fact that The Hills stars seem to love to party at Les Deux - a trendy nightclub - is the product of a nudge from producers.
"I mean, [the producers] might be kinda like, 'Okay, we want you to go to Les Deux tonight,' so we go and whatever happens, happens," Patridge said. "And they might do things to tweak it a bit, but our reactions... it's totally real. It's reality TV."
While Audrina Patridge may claim the situations are real, sources say she wouldn't have reunited with her current beau, Justin Brescia, if not for The Hills.
"The producers encouraged her to start dating on the show, and she called Justin," a source told In Touch Weekly. "But it's not about the show now."
The romantic relationship between engaged The Hills couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt is also apparently as real as it gets. Or something.
Neither is Spencer's feud with Brody Jenner.
"It's not a publicity stunt, it's legit," Jenner told In Touch about his recent falling out with Pratt. "But I wish him nothing but the best."
There is also no well-wishing between Montag and Conrad anytime soon as the pair is "preparing for a big blowout," which doesn't sound fake at all.
"They're gearing up for the cat fight to end all cat fights," an insider told In Touch. "Their confrontation will be on the season finale of The Hills and be huge."