Is "The Hills" alive?
You bet. And the reality TV show is reportedly kicking up quite a neighborhood controversy.
According to an investigation by AccessHollywood.com, the MTV production being filmed at Lauren Conrad‘s house is driving the neighbors batty with noise, traffic, lights and, now, unruly paparazzi and curious gawkers.
As if mudslides and fires weren’t bad enough, just imagine having the cast of "The Hills" on your block. It sounds worse than living near the Britney Spears who spoke with a British accent.
Sources talked to AccessHollywood.com about the situation going on at Conrad’s Hollywood Hills house.
As the paparazzi have become increasingly more aggressive, according to Access Hollywood, they are vandalizing personal property and threatening residents. The paparazzi are also allegedly fighting with each other over “territory” and who has the right to be there.
AH cites this incident:
"On June 15, around 7:00 PM, while a town car waited outside of Lauren Conrad’s home for the girls, one of AH’s sources witnessed a fight break out. A 15-year-old neighborhood resident attempted to break up the fight, only to have one paparazzo pull a knife and start taking swipes at another paparazzo. A ‘Hills’ security person allegedly yelled out, ‘I called the police, they are coming!’ No police ever arrived.
AccessHollywood.com checked with LAPD’s Hollywood division who say that no such call was registered. A rep for MTV says allegations of such an incident are untrue."
AccessHollywood.com’s sources claim that dozens of complaints have been made to MTV, the executive producers of “The Hills,” City Councilman Tom LaBonge’s office, the City Attorney’s Office, Film L.A. Inc. and the LAPD Hollywood division, resulting in precious little being done.
A letter sent to the L.A. City Attorney’s Office is a 60-page (plus) document that includes a petition with 27 names, a memorandum that lays out residents’ concerns, plus declarations from some of the neighbors and various attachments regarding Lauren Conrad and "The Hills."
Oh, those poor people!
Click here to read MTV’s placating letter to the angry residents.
Photo: Lauren Conrad, Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port. WireImage