Lauren Conrad gets a three-book deal

In addition to her career as a fashion designer, Hills star Lauren Conrad will now become an author, as a publisher has given her a three-book deal.

For HarperCollins, Lauren will write about “her experiences in Hollywood,” and they “potentially could be developed as a film or TV project,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

So what kind of writer is Lauren? Of course, she excels at writing just as she does at fashion design: Her most recent blog posts get readability levels between 5.74 (“low literate,” the lowest level) and 9.58 (“some high school”).

Update: People reports that she’ll write “a three-book series of young adult fiction” that is “loosely inspired by Conrad’s own experience going from an ordinary teen to a reality TV star.” A fictional version of her life? Isn’t that already on MTV?

Anyway, Lauren told the magazine, “It’s definitely influenced by my own life. The books are about a girl who moves to L.A. and stars in a reality show, so obviously there are some similarities…. I’m not trying to do a fictional story based on all my friends in my real life because their stories aren’t really mine to tell. Some of the characters may symbolize people in my life, but it is in no way calling anyone out.”

Lauren Conrad inks book deal [Hollywood Reporter]
Lauren Conrad Inks a Three-Book Deal [People]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.