She said goodbye to The Hills but Lauren Conrad is still a fan favorite: Her debut novel, L.A. Candy, has topped the New York Times Best Seller list two weeks in a row.
“If someone said to me five years ago when this all started that I would one day make the New York Times Best Seller list I wouldn’t have believed it,” Conrad tells People exclusively. “I am so honored that it is now a reality.”
The novel, loosely based on Conrad’s own life, follows of Jane Roberts, a 19-year-old girl who moves to Hollywood and ends up as the star of her own reality show.
Although Conrad is used to the spotlight, she’s still in awe over her literary accomplishment, “It was such a compliment to be included in something with such established names.”
L.A. Candy, which hit shelves June 16, is the first in a three-book deal for the reality TV star.
Audrina Patridge is moving beyond The Hills, but she’s staying at MTV.
“It’s like my home,” she tells People of the network that picked up her new show, which will cover her life after The Hills.
“I’m going to be a producer on my new show with Mark Burnett,” she said Tuesday at the Reebok “EasyTone” Footwear Celebration at a private home in Beverly Hills. “We start filming at the end of the summer.”
Audrina has said the show will be “spicier, edgier, older,” and will focus on “new love” and “romances.”
One of those romances may very well be with her ex, Australian BMX rider Corey Bohan, who joined her recently on a Mexican vacation.
“When I start filming my show that kind of stuff will be on it,” she said of their trip.
But are the exes officially back together? “Corey and I have an amazing time together. My family loves him. We’ve been spending a lot of time together,” she said. “I’m not jinxing anything because as soon as I say anything, I swear it goes bad. And then it like flips around and you’re like, ‘Why did I say anything?’ We’ll see what happens.”
Audrina is taking a similar approach to upcoming episodes of The Hills, which will star Lauren Conrad’s Laguna Beach nemesis Kristin Cavallari.
“I know she’s in it now,” she says of Cavallari. “But it’s a matter of how she fits in, and we’ve only filmed a couple times and I really don’t know [if she'll be the focus].”
But it sounds like there may already be drama brewing. “I don’t really know her. I don’t talk to her,” Audrina says. “Like, I really don’t care.”
I kind of figured Spencer Pratt never apologized to Lauren Conrad over the sex tape rumors, but she has just confirmed it. Are you surprised?
In an interview on The View on Monday, Spencer said that he agreed to apologize to Lauren as a wedding gift to Heidi.
When Lauren appeared on The View today, she said that she wasn’t on the other end of that call and that it was filmed for The Hills.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked, “Did you feel like it was a sincere apology when it came from him?”
Lauren replied, “To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t on the other end of that call. That was filmed, and I wasn’t on the other end. So I didn’t even know about it until it was on TV. So, no, I didn’t get an apology. He lied.”
So, if she never got the call, why did she agree to go to their wedding?
“It’s hard to understand now, but a long time ago — years ago — we moved here together, and we were best friends, and we used to say, ‘Some day at our wedding….,’” Conrad said. “I just felt like it was a few hours of my time, and as much as I didn’t agree with it, I might some day regret not doing it.”
Conrad said she isn’t shedding any tears about leaving the show.
“It was definitely what I wanted to do,” she said. “It was a big change. So it was a big decision. I knew … it was time to leave.”