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“The Hills”: Can’t we all get along? “90210″ women can.

August 19, 2008

audrina.jpgWith Monday’s premiere titled “We’ll Never Be Friends,” it was clear that the fourth-and possibly final-season of MTV’s “The Hills” would not disappoint in the drama department. When we left off with the girls, the roommate situation with Lauren, Audrina and Lo was on thin ice. Last season’s final episode ended with Audrina telling a tear-jerked Lauren about how Lo had come between their friendship, and Monday’s season premiere ended much like that last episode.

Lo ditched Audrina’s birthday party to play with a puppy, and Audrina was lauren.jpgunderstandably mad. When Lo tried to smooth things over, Audrina would have none of it,  finally telling Lo: “We’ll never be friends!”

So what’s Lauren to do now?  Between her new love interest Doug and job at fashion PR firm People’s Revolution, she was left to question how to navigate a torn home life where her two best friends and roommates hate each other.  Will Audrina move out and join Heidi among Lauren’s spurned best friends?

It all brings to mind another pair of dueling young women jennie.jpgon 1990s hit TV show “Beverly Hills, 90210,” Jennie Garth, 36, and Shannen Doherty, 37, who portrayed, Kelly Taylor and Brenda Walsh, respectively. Back then, Garth and Doherty engaged in cat fights on set and competed for celebrity magazine headlines off set.

Sound familiar “Hills” fans? 

The CW network is launching a  new version of the show about teenagers growing up in Beverly Hills called “90210,” and Garth and Doherty recently shot an episode together in their old characters for the new show. Word comeshannen1.jpgs today that reuniting the two “wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be,” Garth told TV Guide magazine. ”We’re both grown women, both professionals,” she added. “Once we were working, it felt like a good fit.”

Since the original “90201″ went off the air, Doherty has been successful with the TV show “Charmed.” Garth also did some TV work and took time off to become a mother. More recently, she regained the Hollywood limelight as a guest contestant on “Dancing with the Stars.”

Maybe maturity helped time heal whatever wounds they once unleashed on each other, and maybe in the future, Lo and Audrina will be able to get along. Lauren would be happy. But until then, TV fans have “The Hills,” and the drama continues.

(Reporting by Jennifer Martinez)

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