'DWTS' Derek Hough & 'The Hills' Stephanie Pratt May Be a Match Made in Reality TV Hell

Derek HoughJust when we thought reality TV hookups couldn't possibly get any more random or bizarre, there is a new report that Dancing With the Stars pro Derek Hough is dating former The Hills star, Stephanie Pratt. Yes -- that Stephanie Pratt. As in the Stephanie Pratt who is a total train wreck, whose brother is Spencer Pratt, who is an even bigger train wreck.

Supposedly a witness saw the two of them getting pretty hot and heavy at Beacher's Madhouse in Hollywood earlier this week. The source said, "They were holding hands, kissing ... hooking-up in front of everyone."

Wow. Holy hot MESS! If the witness's story is true, then this has to be one of the craziest matches to come out of reality TV yet.

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Derek is kind of a ladies' man, but he can certainly do much better than Stephanie Pratt. And since it's been so long since Stephanie was gracing us with her presence on The Hills, it wouldn't be a total shock if she was trying to worm her way into a Dancing With the Stars gig by cozying up to Derek. Being on the show would definitely get people talking about her again -- possibly even in a more positive way.

Being a DWTS cast member could be Steph's big chance to redeem herself and shake her wild child image -- not to mention separate her even further away from her looney-tune brother, Spencer. As long as she's associated with him, her reality TV future looks pretty bleak.

But then again, maybe Stephanie isn't the one who's looking for a little more exposure. Derek was also romantically linked to Lauren Conrad, her co-star on The Hills, not too terribly long ago. Maybe he's trying to extend his career a bit further away from the ballroom?

If Stephanie & Derek hooked up, do you think it was for publicity? Or were they just a couple of kids out having a good time?

 

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