Y’all may have heard over the weekend that Heidi Montag was rushed to the hospital because she was tortured in some elaborate prisoner-of-war scenario on “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!”. From E! Online:
Were Spencer and Heidi Pratt deprived of food and water for almost three days while being forced to live in blacked-out seclusion on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here?
That’s what their family is claiming. A show insider, on the other hand, says all reports that the pair were mistreated have been greatly exaggerated.
“They kept them locked up and through the roof they were dropping spiders the size of [Heidi's] hands in on her in the black,” Spencer’s sister, Stephanie, just told me at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival in L.A.
“They treated them like they were criminals or terrorists,” she added.
Stephanie said Heidi, who was reportedly rushed to a local Costa Rica hospital yesterday, was transferred to another medical facility today. She said she wasn’t sure what the final diagnosis was. But it sure doesn’t sound pretty…
“She was throwing up 30 times with nothing in her stomach,” Stephanie said. “She was really sick. She thought she was dying….I know they pulled such shitty antics,” she said. “But being treated like criminals or terrorists? It’s insane!”
That’s a really melodramatic story full of Heidi suffering untold horrors, and it would fill my heart with sunshine and rainbows if it were remotely true, but — brace yourselves guys, ‘cuz this is so shocking — it’s all complete bullshit. Also from E! Online:
A rep for NBC declined to comment, but ITV Studios, producers of I’m a Celebrity, deny any wrongdoing.
My show insider insists the newlyweds were not only fed, but they were only in the lost chamber for about 14 hours. “They slept most of the time,” said the insider, who asked not to be identified. “And when they weren’t sleeping, they were laying side by side praying.”
As for the Speiders, the insider said, “There were no bugs added to the chamber. Maybe there was a small one that Spencer tried to kill.”
The insider also said Heidi was not vomiting: “They were in happy spirits when they came out of the chamber.”
We’ll get to see everything tomorrow night when the latest I’m a Celebrity airs. “Everything is documented because there are cameras on them all the time,” the insider said. “There are interviews, too.”
Now, sources say, Spencer is considering suing NBC for its treatment of him and Heidi, while NBC is threatening to sue the newlyweds if they don’t live up to their contract and bail in the show.
Ugh. Jesus Christ, these people are so utterly worthless. The only way this situation could possibly be resolved to my satisfaction would be if Aquatica were a real facility and every one of the pathological famewhoring fuck monkeys involved in this story got bitten in half by an insanely pissed off supershark while Samuel L. Jackson ranted about the malevolent tendencies of ice.