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Lauren Conrad says new show will be more 'raw' than 'The Hills'

10/06/2010 by Corinne Heller

Lauren Conrad talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com about new reality series on Oct. 5, 2010. Lauren Conrad plans to soon film her new reality series, which she says will focus on her fashion career and appear "more raw" than her previous shows.

Conrad, 24, began her reality TV career at age 17 with the MTV series Laguna Beach, named after her hometown. She went on to star in its spinoff The Hills, which ended in July, and has since become a fashion designer and author.

"It's going to be a little different from what I've done in the past," Conrad told OnTheRedCarpet.com regarding her new MTV reality show, which was announced in late September. "It's going to be shot more documentary-style, so it'll be a bit more raw, which I really like because that's kind of where reality started and I love that. It'll be focused more on my career."

"I'm starting an new contemporary line with a couple of my friends but also the other projects that I work on - Kohls, the books and anything else that comes up," she added, referring to a line of casualwear she had launched for Kohl's department stores in 2009.

Conrad's novel Sugar and Spice, the third book in a series called L.A. Candy that tells of reality star and her adventures in love and betrayal in Hollywood and which is based on Conrad's own experiences, was released on Tuesday. She also published a fashion guide called Lauren Conrad: Style.

Conrad told OnTheRedCarpet.com earlier this month that she wants to develop her L.A. Candy novels into a film or a television series.

The Hills mainly focused on the "drama" in Conrad's life in Hollywood, including her relations with "villain couple" Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, who have since then married. Montag filed for divorce earlier this year but the couple has reconciled earlier this month.

The Hills was often slammed for appearing too staged and its finale poked fun at the reports by featuring the stars in a movie studio backlot.

Check out the video interview with Lauren Conrad, carried out by reporter Chris Balish: