Legally Blonde

Paul Kolnik

Eat your heart out, Reese Witherspoon.

Not only is Haylie Duff executive producing MTV's new reality competition show Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods, but she'll also be featured in the series as a mentor to 10 young women competing to star in the hit Broadway adaptation of the Witherspoon flick. "They were all really hungry for it," Duff told me earlier today. "They were willing to put in whatever it took."

And that includes some backstabbing catfights, Duff said. "You have 10 girls with no cell phone, no money, no outside life other than this and each other," Duff said of the show, which premieres on MTV June 2. "And you know half of them would never be friends in real life outside of this, so of course there's that type of drama."

Duff knows what it's like to live the Broadway life. For three months toward the end of her television series, 7th Heaven, she starred in Hairspray as Amber von Tussle. "I was filming 7th Heaven in the morning and doing Hairspray at night," she said. "Eight shows a week takes a lot out of you. It feels like your whole life shuts down."

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