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Kristin Cavallari Pulls Back the Curtain on Laguna Beach: My Life Was 'Manipulated for Dramatic Effect'
Originally posted 03/15/2016 03:00PM
When Laguna Beach premiered in 2004, viewers saw high school junior Kristin Cavallari as the fun-loving, popular and sarcastic girlfriend of dreamy Stephen Colletti caught in a love triangle with protagonist Lauren Conrad.
But in her new book Balancing in Heels, Cavallari reveals that the "will they/won't they" plot between pals Colletti and Conrad was cooked up by producers – and damaging to her self-esteem.
"Filming a super-successful reality television show when you are just 17 can do a number on your conception of reality. Like many teenagers, I had no self-awareness and thought only about myself, and that was amplified by starring on Laguna Beach, where I got professional accolades for being outspoken and wild," she writes. "Being tough and rebellious felt like my real identity, and I thought I was in total control of my life. But it wasn't the whole picture. My relationships and the general ups and downs of the that time and immediately after were often manipulated for dramatic effect by TV producers or even myself. Behind the scenes, I was uncomfortable and terrified of getting hurt."
Cavallari, now 29, says she'd fake phone calls, be fed "wild lines" and film scenes out of order all in the name of must-see TV.
Find Out Why The Hills' Spencer and Heidi Pratt Take Credit for Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick's Reality Romance
Originally posted 02/19/2016 11:15AM
In a new interview with Vice's women's interest channel, Broadly, the couple opens up about how they single-handedly fashioned themselves into the reality show's villains and what exactly their life together has been like in the aftermath of that decision.
Originally posted 02/10/2016 01:30AM
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Spencer Pratt Admits He Was the One to Leak the Lauren Conrad Sex Tape Rumor but Calls His Former Hills Nemesis a 'Cold-Hearted Killer'
Originally posted 10/15/2015 11:55AM
It's been more than five years since the last episode of The Hills aired, but the drama lives on through the show's villain Spencer Pratt.
In an interview with Complex, reality star couple Spencer and his wife Heidi Pratt touch on the topic that infamously tore Heidi's friendship with Lauren Conrad apart on the show in 2008: LC's reported sex tape with ex-boyfriend Jason Wahler.
Originally posted 09/10/2015 03:05PM
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Originally posted 09/10/2015 02:50PM
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Originally posted 09/01/2015 12:10PM
Brody Jenner doles out dishy dating tips on his new show. So how does his Hills costar/longtime friend/possible ex-girlfriend Lauren Conrad feel about Sex with Brody?
"My husband told me [about it]. I didn't know!" she says when pressed by Cosmopolitan. "He has a lot of experience ... so sure, depending on what kind of advice you want."
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