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February 07, 2011  | by: Jaclyn Hendricks

The Golden Lauren Conrad

For the longest time it seemed that everything former Hills starlet Lauren Conrad touched turned to gold.  From a New York Times best selling series, to a thriving clothing line for Kohl’s, the good-girl of reality television turned mini-media mogul had managed to turn her fifteen minutes of fame into an actual career.

But that was then, and this is now.

Though Heidi Montag’s former BFF initially retired from the small screen just last year, the aspiring contemporary designer was planning a return to “reality” by giving viewers and fans a glimpse of her newest fashion venture with her third line “Paper Crown.”  Despite a pilot episode shot last year (minus the awkward stares and pauses from Audrina Patridge and fellow Hills cronies Brody Jenner and Spencer Pratt), the spoon that fed Conrad decided to pull the plug.

Conrad and Her Clothes

“We decided not to go ahead with the show,” said David Janollari, the Head of Programming for MTV, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. “She did do a pilot. There were talks about whether we could somehow manage to put together a special based on the footage but there’s also a big question mark based on her interest in it and the finances.”

Although the yet-to-be-titled (or ever air) series will not join the network’s line up of Teen Mom 2, Skins, and Jersey Shore, Conrad recently released a statement indicating that the show was too “savvy” for MTV audiences.

“We sold a show to MTV, filmed it, and are really proud of the final result. MTV felt the subject matter was too high brow for their audiences and offered me the opportunity to change the show by incorporating more of my personal life,” Conrad said in a statement. “We delivered the show that we sold and are sorry MTV didn’t feel their viewers were savvy enough to appreciate it.”

Despite this minor setback in Conrad’s otherwise successful career, there is light at the end of the tunnel for this best-selling author and designer.  Her “Paper Crown” line is set to launch this year, and the line’s first collection is currently shooting its look book.

We’ll cetainly keep watching Miss Conrad, even though MTV may not.

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