Did the Mayan Apocalypse happen after all? With fame-wannabes Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt in making headlines again, it certainly seems like doomsday is upon us.

The couple, known as Speidi by their un-adoring public, have just been announced as contestants on the 11th season of Britain’s “Celebrity Big Brother.” Like their moniker and publicity-seeking relationship, Speidi will be competing as a “single entity” against the 10 other housemates.

Hopefully the house can accommodate Heidi’s two girls: her DDD breast implants, acquired when she famously went under the knife for 10 plastic surgeries in a single day.

As the former “Hills” stars joined host Brian Dowling — who actually referred to them as “reality TV royalty” — they were roundly booed by the live audience, who continued to voice their displeasure throughout their introductions.

It’s hard to imagine why, considering their charming video package.

“I love myself — very much so,” noted Spencer, proving that although his star may have fallen, his ego is still as inflated as ever.

“It’s going to be horrifying,” he admitted about the prospect of being confined to a “house” with strangers. “I really don’t like people.”

That doesn’t mean their competitors won’t be dazzled by Speidi. After all, Heidi says of her Miss Universe performance (she was one of the original reality stars to attempt a music career): “That was one of the biggest performances in the history of television.”

Hmmm … sorta like their brief appearance (they walked out — twice) on “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here”?

Although nothing compared to the Costa Rican jungle, Heidi and Spencer must tolerate deprivation in their new reality show: They were promptly banished to the “basement,” joining four other “have-not” housemates without their own clothes, furniture or a shower.

No shower can wash away the shame we feel at adding another headline to pop up in Speidi’s Google alerts, but we’re going to scald ourselves anyway.

Happy new year.

Posted by:dmoorhouse