The Hills Recap: Mischa Barton Confronts 'Scumbag' Perez Hilton for 'Bullying' Her

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If you thought The Hills: New Beginnings Season 1 Episode 1 was a little bit too subdued, then allow us to present The Hills: New Beginnings Season 1 Episode 2

There was scheming, fights, romance, and more wild moments that gave us the feeling that this reboot may be able to pack the same amount of drama as the OG show.

Let's start with Mischa and her epic takedown of a blogger we'd rather forget.

Mischa Barton Bashes Perez - The Hills: New Beginnings

Perez Hilton wrote some nasty things about Mischa back in the day, and she was worried about facing him at Stephanie's coming home party. 

But Spencer and Heidi love a good argument and know they need good ratings to stick around, so they went out of their way to invite him. They never really thought about the position they were putting Mischa in. 

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It was not cool. 

“At the end of the day, he’s a scum bag,” Barton said after learning that she would be in the same room as him. 

Mischa Barton in Cannes

In her eyes, meeting him was like coming face-to-face with a high-school bully, but she also wanted some good old revenge, 

“This bullying that you did for so long to so many young girls, I find it hard to let go,” Barton told him.

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“I really do. It’s not just about the body shaming, or outing people who are gay before they’re really out of the closet — all of that stuff, I just can’t really accept the apology entirely. … I don’t really sit well with people who purposefully harm other people.”

While Barton was giving him a verbal beatdown, Audrina chimed in with the following:

"Because of the money?"

Mischa Barton in France

It was clearly a jab at the money Perez was making when his site was blowing up. 

In a truly surprising moment, Perez admitted that he was wrong and that if he could rewrite the past, he would. 

He said, “I say this on my kid’s life: I swear, if I could go back in time and do things differently, I would.”

Mischa did not believe him, and that set Perez off. 

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“I just swore on my kid’s life, and you’re s–ting on me now?” he yelled at his nemesis. 

When that was said and done, it was time for Stephanie to go head-to-head with her brother, Spencer, and his wife, Heidi.

Related: Watch The Hills: New Beginnings Season 1 Episode 1 Online

“As long as I don’t say the wrong thing, everything will be fine,” Spencer admitted ahead of the party. 

But it didn't take long for him to go for the jugular, eventually screaming at her:

“You’re not my family, I don’t trust you."

Stephanie Smiles - The Hills: New Beginnings

Okay then. 

It just got worse from there, with Heidi stepping into the ring to say that Stephanie was the one in the wrong. 

The husband and wife left, and Stephanie was inconsolable. The girls and Justin Bobby (Since when did this dude have a heart?!) came to her defense. 

Elsewhere, Brandon James invited the boys over to his luxury six-bedroom home, and they started chatting about the difficulties of having famous parents. 


Brody Jenner then opened up about his dad, Caitlyn, and how he was not around for much of his life after starting a family with Kris Jenner. 

“I was just getting to know Bruce, and then Bruce became Caitlyn,” he said.

It was a crazy episode from start to finish. 

Over to you, The Hills: New Beginnings Fanatics!

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Remember, you can watch The Hills: New Beginnings online, or you could just click below and watch "The Rest Is Still Unwritten."

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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