Lauren Conrad worked with acting coach for Family Guy appearance

Lauren Conrad will play a version of herself in a 2009 episode of Fox’s animated series Family Guy. Before recording her voice overs, Lauren–who has previously said she isn’t good at acting–worked with an acting coach.

Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane said Lauren “took it very seriously and even hired an acting coach.” He said that she plays a smarter version of herself. “I thought it would be funny to see if we could get her to read very, very dense historical documents centering around the second World War. Lauren did one scene where she had to read a paragraph on scientific self-analysis, which I thought was funny,” he told Fox News. “She made an effort (to understand the text), so let me just put it that way.”

“It’s amazing, they destroy me in it. I’m totally making fun of myself. What can I say? It was funny, I had to go over historical facts and like, biology and weird formulas I had no idea about,” Lauren said.

Pop Tarts: Lauren Conrad Mocked and Destroyed on ‘Family Guy’ [Fox News]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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