We've already destroyed the English language and stolen a ton of U.K. reality shows -- "American Idol," "The Weakest Link," and "Dancing with the Stars," to name but a few. And now comes the news that MTV is exporting Hollywood reality show "The Hills" to Britain.
Is that a fair thing to do to our mother country? More important, will the British be able to come up with a cast as scheming, self-centered, obnoxious, and -- we'll admit it -- intriguing as Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, and Spencer Pratt?
We'll be finding out soon enough. Auditions have just gotten underway in London to cast 18- to 21-year-olds with striking good looks and fab personalities who treat the camera as their friend. Although producers require aspiring Audrinas to be into the arts or partying and have a serious interest in writing, graphic art, advertising, or publicity, we're betting they'll find a similarly vapid, bratty bunch on the other side of the Pond.
They can't say they haven't been warned.
Is one version of "The Hills" enough? Would you watch the U.K. show?