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Lauren Conrad, former Laguna Beach cutie and current star of The Hills (right) isn't ready to live her life off-camera just yet.

MTV has ordered a second season of the not-entirely-scripted series that follows Lauren as she moves to Los Angeles and attempts to start her own adult life. Several of Lauren's friends have also assumed starring roles on the show, in the same vein as Laguna's ensemble cast.

LC at Lunch

This season, Lauren's transition into the real world meant an internship at Teen Vogue, new friends, struggling to balance her career and personal life, and an on-and-off romance with fellow Laguna alum Jason. After initial success with the 10-episode first season, MTV is excited to be bringing it back for another round.

"The Hills took our audience on an exciting ride told through the eyes of four young ladies trying to survive in L.A.," said Lois Curren, MTV's Head of Programming. "The series really connected with our viewers, so it was an easy decision to bring it back for another season, and we are delighted to continue working with the cast as we showcase the next stage of all their lives."

The Hills has become one of MTV's most popular shows since its May debut, drawing about 2 million viewers per week in the target demographic of teens and young adults. The show also generates heavy traffic on MTV's website and its broadband channel, Overdrive.

Laguna Beach fans first got to know Lauren as the sworn enemy (for no apparent reason) of co-star Kristin Cavallari. The first season of The Hills ends Wednesday, with Lauren facing the tough decision of whether to go on a work-related trip to Paris, or stay home and rent a house with Jason.

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Lauren Conrad, a.k.a. "LC," made a big splash on MTV's Laguna Beach last summer. After graduating from Laguna Beach (the high school and the show), she landed the lead role in a new spin-off, The Hills, which just made its debut. The series chronicles LC's efforts to break into a career in the fashion industry, starting with an internship at Teen Vogue, as well as her drama-filled personal life.

Lauren was recently interviewed by TV Guide, where she gave viewers the scoop on the new series, the return of Jason (that dick), her feud with Kristin Cavallari (that bitch), her future plans, and more. Here's the complete interview…

Holly Montag, Lauren Conrad

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TV GUIDE: With issues such as taking the NYC job versus staying in school, are you torn between advising Heidi as a best friend and doing something else that might offer more drama for the show?
LC: You know what, especially with this school? You can always go back. Like, I can take a year off and go back and it's not a big deal at all. That's how that program is set up. So it's not a huge deal that she didn't go. I was bummed because she had moved out here [to Los Angeles] to [attend the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising] with me and didn't even give it a chance, but….

TV GUIDE: But by and large, do you ever find yourself playing to the cameras?
LC: No, I don't like it when people do that. It's almost insulting when you fake it because people can tell, and you're making them think you think they can't tell.

TV GUIDE: Why'd you hang up on Heidi last week if you're supposed to be best friends?
LC: I actually didn't hang up on her; our phones disconnected, and then my phone rang when I tried to call her back. I did not hang up on her. I would never hang up on Heidi.

TV GUIDE: What did she think when she saw you guys singing "Beauty School Dropout"?
LC: I've sung that to her face! I sang that for, like, a month, as a joke! [Laughs]

TV GUIDE: You mentioned getting a message from Jason. Is there some romantic drama to come?
LC: Yeah, it's us getting back together, and then the beginning [of the reunion], and how it ends up… all that fun stuff. [Sheepishly] But I don't know what they're going to show. I do know he comes to my office [at Teen Vogue] to surprise me with flowers.

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