On September 29, 2009, The Daily Beast released a blockbuster report that shook our nation to its core. With its publication, previously guarded information became public to American citizens for the first time: the (inflated) salaries of the women and men then starring on MTV’s reality TV dramedy The Hills.

“Hills Salaries Exposed” revealed the money each personality on the show was taking home per episode. Did Kristin Cavallari, then the show’s narrator and star, command the most cash? Not according to The Daily Beast’s inside source, who revealed that while Audrina Patridge and Lauren “Lo” Bosworth each commanded $100,000 per episode, Kristin only got $90,000.

I know.

At the time, Kristin denied in a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest that she was paid less than her sometimes-nemesis Audrina. When asked about the report, she responded:

I can...[protracted sigh]. Well. I can tell you that’s not true...Those [reports] are really, really not true. They aren’t true.

Kristin could not tell Ryan Seacrest anything else.

This has been 500 Days of Kristin.

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