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'Audrina' Premiere Recap: Her Sexy Bikini Photo Shoot & Loads Of Drama With Mama!

Sun, April 17, 2011 10:58pm EDT by Add first Comment

Audrina Patridge is flying solo on her new show — but she doesn’t want to leave her family behind. And that could be her biggest mistake!

It’s all about Audrina Patridge now on her new VH1 show, and she’s determined to live out her dreams –even if her mother Lynne, sister Casey and her little brother Marky each seem determined to bring the drama in distracting ways on the series premiere of Audrina.

“I love my family, and no matter how crazy it gets, I want my family by my side,” Audrina says. But her sibs and her mom may make it tempting for Audrina to truly go her own way and leave them behind.

Audrina has a straight-ahead, level-headed take as she poses through her first bikini-calendar shoot in Palm Springs. She knows the sexy scene could be too much for her BMX racer boyfriend Corey Bohan to accept. So for once it’s not so bad that he’s in Australia, where he lives part of the year.

“Posing half-naked in front of a bunch of guys, you know everyone is staring at you and you’re trying to do your best and look sexy and pose and it’s super awkward,” she says. “It’s a good thing Corey wasn’t there because I don’t think he would like what was going on.”

Audrina says she is thrilled to be working with photographer Willy, who’s shot for Vogue — and Playboy!

“You know whenever I’m 60,” she says, “I can look back and have that calendar to show my grandkids — look, this is what I used to look like!”

But as Willy urges Audrina to make love to the camera — “Stick your butt out,” he directs. “Maybe on your knees”  — she clearly gets uncomfortable.

“It could get a little weird at times,” Audrina confesses.

That’s also a good way to describe how things go with her mom, who’s always on the edge, veering so easily into anger and tears. At a dinner at The Falls Steakhouse, Lynne tries to get her husband Mark to look in on the next photo session to make sure there’s “not too much hoochie-mama stuff.”

But Mark, who Audrina describes as “the rock who keeps us all grounded,” says the last thing he wants to see is his daughter arching her back in slinky swimwear.

“Sexy photo shoots make me a little uncomfortable,” he says. And he thinks Audrina is old enough at 26 to make decisions on her own.

Lynne also has a problem with Audrina’s decision to move out of her Hollywood Hills home, where she says she doesn’t feel safe anymore. Even Audrina’s hope to have Marky move in with her isn’t enough for her mom.

Marky is always “the life of the party and my best friend,” Audrina says as they go off house-hunting together. But she is a little nervous about whether life with Marky will mean their new place will turn into party central.

His eyes light up when the first house they look at has an upstairs space that could serve as a DJ-equipped dance floor. Still, that’s the house Audrina likes best after they visit a couple of other places. She likes the privacy.

A rare family dinner that includes all the kids and Mark and Lynne starts out calmly enough. But with Audrina’s sister Casey at the table, the peaceful moment doesn’t last too long. When Audrina reveals she’s heading to Fashion Week in NYC to walk the runway for Badgley Mischka, Casey thinks she’s the one who should accompany her — because “Mom’s old!”

That gets Lynne fired up. Somehow Casey doesn’t think that’s her fault. “My mom will never stop,” she says. But it sure looks like Casey knows how to push Lynne’s buttons — and that she enjoys it!

It’s also clear that Audrina knows she will be dragged down if she lets her family’s battles get in her way. Still, she seems set on including her siblings and her parents in her adventures.

For a girl who has been pretty intelligent about carving out her own career, that may not be the smartest idea! What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Take our poll and let us know!

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