Woah. Lauren Conrad’s life just got way too meta for me.
If you hadn’t heard by now, Lauren Conrad somehow got a book deal before me. Her debut novel is called L.A. Candy, and it’s “the behind-the scenes story of a young girl who moves to L.A. and unexpectedly becomes the star of a reality television show.” So, ya know, it’s the story of Lauren’s life on Laguna Beach and The Hills.
Now here’s where it gets really weird: Lauren wants to turn the book into a TV show.
“It’s one of my hopes,” said LC, who will hold court tonight at her book party at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills. “We’re going to start working on [adapting it for TV] when I get back from my book tour.”
Ummmmm am I the only person who sees the insanity here? This is like watching a TV in a TV in a TV in a TV. You can’t make a TV show about a young girl who unexpectedly finds herself the star of a reality TV show — because that is the reality TV show. That is the entire premise of The Hills. You may as well have just stayed on The Hills, Lauren. OMG. Help! Brain exploding! I’m stuck in the infinite loop of Lauren Conrad’s career and I can’t get out!
“What they didn’t get is that I didn’t want to fight with her anymore. It’s hard to look at somebody who used to be your best friend and say, ‘We can’t be friends. Too much has happened.’ I’m trying to move on, but they won’t let me. And when someone keeps pushing you into the same position well … you get upset.”
That’s Lauren Conrad, in the July issue of Cosmopolitan, discussing how The Hills producers pressured her to make up with ex-BFF Heidi Montag. Lauren has since quit her gig on the show. “I’ve always had another season to look forward to, but now life is a little more unplanned,” she says. “It’s really exciting.”
She’s all settled in with her real-life boyfriend, Kyle Howard. “I feel sexiest with him when I’m in sweatpants and no make-up,” she says.
Ya know what? I want to give big, big props to Lauren. She’s really done what every celebrity talks about doing but never actually does: She walked away from it all. I mean, granted, she’s still on the cover of Cosmo, but she really, truly stood up and said “I don’t want the cameras following me any more. I’m over it. I’m leaving.” That’s a hard thing to do, to walk away from the spotlight, to ask to live a life just like anyone else’s, especially when your arch-enemies — people like Heidi & Spencer and Kristin Cavallari — are happy to step into the spot you left behind. What Lauren did took a lot of strength and courage. I just think she deserves to be commended on that.
To check out an excerpt from Lauren’s fascinating and brilliant first novel, l.a. candy, which she definitely wrote all by herself, click here.