Heidi and Spencer Pratt, featured prominently on MTV's hit show The Hills since 2006, might not appear on the series' last episode, reports the new Us Weekly (on newsstands now).
Neither has taped since mid-April (Us Weekly previously reported that Spencer, 26, was suspended from the show after threatening to kill a producer; Heidi's role was reduced after she objected to a faux-divorce story line).
A source tells Us Weekly show creator Adam DiVello "said he doesn't think Heidi and Spencer will come back for the series finale."
Heidi, 23, wasn't invited to a secret May 6 powwow Divello had with the female cast in Santa Monica, Calif., to brainstorm the series finale.
"All the girls were asked to come up with ideas of how the show can end," an insider tells Us Weekly. Among the ideas: a trip to Costa Rica for the 100th episode (two before the finale) and a future Sex and the City–style movie sequel.
"He wants The Hills to end on an upbeat tone," a source tells Us Weekly of DiVello's plan. "He wants to show the audience that the girls are going on to bigger and better things and that the show was good for them."
For more – including how Heidi hasn't spoken to her mom since the premiere; how Spencer has "preyed" on Heidi's insecurities and ruined her self-esteem; Spencer's scary "rage issues" and how pals fear he could "snap at any minute" and how their sad, desperate hunger for fame has left them friendless ("No one ever visits," says a source) – pick up the new Us Weekly today!
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