Wait, Laguna Beach Isn’t 100% Real?

November 6th, 2005 | by Mike |


I just threw up. Twice. I can’t believe what I just read on the LA Times website. I’m just going to say it: Laguna Beach isn’t 100% real. Sure the producers still hold on their statements that they force no drama or dialogue, but they did let this out:

Despite persistent skepticism by some viewers and critics, producers said nothing, including dialogue, is made up. Still, many wonder how far MTV and the producers go to encourage the drama. “There are times when something big goes down the night before and we’ll ask, ‘Can you wait until the camera’s there to talk about it?’ ” Gateley said. They may suggest a restaurant that will allow filming, and they help pay for dinners. The cast receives “a nominal fee,” but no residuals, DiSanto said.

Wow. What a shocker. Wanna here more news that you could have guessed? People (schmucks) have flocked to the town of 25,000. But not just as tourists looking for Steven and L.C. (even though, from what little I’ve watched, Kristen is hotter.)…many people are moving there, hoping that their budding teenager will get “casted” in the show. This year’s freshman class is 300, the most in the last decade. Which of course means that the new class will be crazier and 100% more fake as they do anything to get in front of the camera. You think this version is fake and lame? I have a feeling we haven’t seen anything yet. Have you ever sat down and watched an episode of Saved By The Bell: The New Class? It will be like that…but I don’t think Screech will be their assistant principal.

Read more about the real Laguna Beach in the LA Times article.

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