The show: "The Hills"The time: Monday at 10 on MTVWhy you should care: Oh, all sorts of juicy reasons, including that this show has a throttlehold on the culture -- or parts thereof -- and may peak as the third season wraps, or continue unabated. Plus tonight, Mariah Carey performs live at 11 at the "Hills" premiere party (her new album is out mid-April). And one can assume you've heard all the other buzz, aka a possible Lauren Conrad sex tape (though probably not), a possible Audrina Patridge sex tape (possibly true) and unremitting reports that this so-called reality show is one big fat fake, with staged scenes and perhaps even dialogue.
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