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Lauren Conrad Responds! Says MTV Thought Her Aborted Reality Show Was "Too Highbrow"

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Seems like LC and MTV are no longer on good terms.

After MTV announced on Friday that they passed on her reality show, Lauren Conrad has responded, lashing out at the network.

In response to MTV's Head of Programming saying that the show "just didn't feel like a perfect fit for us now," Lauren said:

"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 audience and offered me the opportunity to change the show by incorporating more of my personal life. We agreed going into the project that this show would be an aspirational one, focusing on my career and my goals and not my personal relationships. We delivered the show that we sold and are sorry MTV didn’t feel their viewers were savvy enough to appreciate it."

Ouch! LC clearly thinks she's too good for MTV!

What do U think? Would U have watched her reality show?

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60 comments to “Lauren Conrad Responds! Says MTV Thought Her Aborted Reality Show Was "Too Highbrow"”

  1. Rohan says – reply to this


    1

    Where exactly did she say she was too good for Mtv? THEY rejected the show, not the other way around. Way to try and make something out of nothing! Now go start pedoperez.com

  2. hrg says – reply to this


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    pretty sure thats not what shes saying. pretty sure shes saying, mtv wanted to control her and her relationships like they did during Laguna Beach and The Hills and she didnt want that so MTV got pissed. Sorry MTV you cant ruin everyone's lives forever. Lauren finally learned she didn't need you in her life anymore



  3. 3

    Um, you are an idiot Perez. She is basically trying to say that MTV thinks their viewers are not good enough. She wanted the show on MTV which means she thought MTV viewers were the right fit for her show. MTV is probably right though. If this is show dealing with careers and goals, it probably is too high brow for their viewers seeing as MTV viewers love extremely trashy shows like Jersey Shore and Teen Mom.



  4. 4

    The show was "too high brow?" LOLOLOL.

    Believe me Lauren Conrad, none of your fans are that sophisticated and neither are you. Hold on to your horse hair, because if you don't get back on TV soon, no one will pay attention to you.



  5. 5

    I haven't watched MTV since Lauren left The Hills, and now I guess I'll never watch it again.

  6. rcs says – reply to this


    6

    It just doesn't sound like there was enough teen pregnancy or fighting or drinking for MTV. God forbid they show someone who has goals and is working to get ahead. I don't think that she thinks she is too good for MTV. It's too bad. A show that is not salacious and raunchy might have brought me back to watching their programming.



  7. 7

    I was looking forward to her show! Maybe a network like Oxygen will pick it up!



  8. 8

    Well, if my network was getting huge ratings on idiotic shows, why would I want to bring something in that was actually about someone accomplishing stuff in their life? Think of their new target audience…. trashy people who throw their lives away because of poor choices and instant gratification. At least they added "I use to be fat"… that's the one show they have that might be actually helping people… blah. Anything is too "high brow" for MTV these days.

  9. YUCK says – reply to this


    9

    I wouldnt have watched, this bitch was always brooding and total debbie downer.



  10. 10

    Re: Rohan – pedoperez.com



  11. 11

    Ok so you've tamed down a bit, but you're still a bully at heart Perez.. how the hell do you get that she thinks she's too good for them?? Wait.. why bother, you don't read these, you write for yourself.



  12. 12

    I would have totally watched that! I adore Lauren Conrad and her collection



  13. 13

    How is she saying she's too good for MTV? She's saying that she wants a show that isn't about her personal life, but about accomplishing her goals and MTV didn't think THEIR VIEWERS were good enough for the show. This is clearly MTV not seeing their audience as sophisticated enough to handle a show that's not about drama.



  14. 14

    I guess if you aren't pregnant and underage, or a drunk that beats your boyfriend.. then maybe you are to "high brow" or MTV… MTV could use a show that shows something other than white trash.



  15. 15

    I would have watched. I stopped watching The Hills once she was gone.



  16. 16

    HIGH BROW has several meanings. I think Lauren meant the intellectual, sophisticated high brow. Oddly enough (and hilariously so) the OTHER colloquial high brow is pretensious, self-important, snooty. She is SUCH the BORING self-promoter. She truly embodies that very definition of high falootin' HA!

  17. joka says – reply to this


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    ha. mtv has jersey shore but they won't have a show that shows a hard working person work her way up in the business world and actually become successful. so sad that a show that DOESN'T show someone sleeping around and getting drunk gets denied. what a sad world we live in…



  18. 18

    Honestly she was trying to give MTV something that isn't garbage, I don't know who is responsible for programming on that channel, but it sucks. . .like sucks. . .like horrible. . .terrible. . .pathetic. . . and the sad part about it is that every demographic that really would be interested in that channel does not like it at all. . . I think theres an issue that the person in charge of content is out of touch with the MTV generation.



  19. 19

    where does she say she's too good for mtv? where does she even imply that?! personally, i think it's great that she didn't give in to what they wanted for this show. it shows that she's maturing and growing up. so by not allowing mtv to film her personal life all over again and force her into a bunch of scripted drama all over again, that makes her too good for mtv, then good for her. honestly, it sounds to me like that mtv rejected the show because they weren't going to get enough unnecessary drama out of it.



  20. 20

    Well good for her! MTV is going down hill ever since "The Hills" ended. She should go to E!, I really wanted to watch this show. MTV sucks, Jersey Shore is one of the worst shows of all time, "Snooki" or whatever her name is, has to be the ugliest girl of all time. Lauren Conrad is smart, rich, and beautiful, and NO ONE on MTV is!



  21. 21

    Perez, do you need reading glasses? SHE wanted the show to be on MTV, they are the ones that thought their viewers wouldn't 'get it'. She says she is sorry that MTV feels that way. SLOW DOWN AND PAY ATTENTION!



  22. 22

    MTV said it was too highbrow not LC. You need to read your news before writing such idiotic comments. MTV only airs jersey whore and teen moms. they pander to our uneducated whiners bullies that live here.



  23. 23

    Let's face it, even Wendy Williams would be to "high brow" for MTV. MTV is trashy television now. Lauren Conrad is right and she wouldn't be a good fit for that network anymore.



  24. 24

    LC outgrew MTV a long time ago. Frankly I'm surprised MTV would've agreed to a show like this in the first place. It's clearly not consistent with their 'core values' (i.e., sloppy drunkenness, sex and teen pregnancy). She should have/should shop it on another network.



  25. 25

    I THINK MTV MADE A HUGE MISTAKE SERIOUSLY EVERYONE LOVES LAUREN CONRAD AND YOUR RIGHT PEREZ SHE IS TOO GOOD FOR LAME A$$ MTV I WOULD OF DEFINETLY WATCHED HER SHOW BUT IM SURE ITS NOT THE END FOR HER ANOTHER NETWORK WILL ACCEPT LAUREN FOR HER BEAUTY BRAINS AND MOTIVATION!!! MTV CAN SUCK IT!



  26. 26

    "Ouch! LC clearly thinks she's too good for MTV!"

    EnOuGh, you ignorant child. She NEVER said that, had you bothered to read your own article and her quote, it's the exact opposite. MTV felt their audience was not intelligent enough to enjoy her show. Lauren, on the other hand, feels that the MTV audience would completely enjoy, understand and watch the show.

    Why are you such a douchebag, Mario? This is just a different form of your verbal bullying.



  27. 27

    In all fairness you really wouldn't have to do much to be too "highbrow" for MTV now would you.



  28. 28

    As long as Spedi wasn't in it, I would've given it a watch!



  29. 29

    Well she's basically right, if your IQ is higher than 60 MTV is not for you.



  30. 30

    No, she's just a bitch and no one cares. Mtv finally realized that and said we'll pass.



  31. 31

    a lump of turd would be too highbrow for the current executives at what was once MTV

  32. GIO says – reply to this


    32

    Sounds like MTV said the viewers are to "dumb"…not lauren's fault…TEAM LAUREN



  33. 33

    Theyre making in money thru Jersey Shore and Teen Mom, why would they want to focus on this girls "goals" when there isn't any juice in it? MTV isn't about this anymore it has always been about drama, dirt, gossip and juice when she failed to deliver she got cut. Reality show is just that, reality if she's going to nit and pick at it with the network thats going to be paying her and she isn't going to go half way then…done deal. Go to Lifetime.

  34. 7tizz says – reply to this


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    She must be an idiot. What is her career and golas? A fashion line!?! There is no other job more self centered than that so who would watch it if it also didn't feature her self centered life? MTVs viewers are mostly idiots anyway and just want to be entertained by other idiots. Why do you think Jackass, Beavis & Butthead, and Jersey Shore are some of their biggest hits?



  35. 35

    Re: like!!!COLON!!! whatever! – I AGREE! No more Speidi. CALLING RYAN SEACREST



  36. 36

    If you're not trashy enough MTV doesn't want you basically that's what Lauren is saying. Good on Lauren for not compromising her principles aka being a bitch/drunk/slut on TV.



  37. 37

    Maybe it MTV that thinks to little of their audience, really not every reality show has to be as low as Jersey shores.



  38. 38

    Perhaps she is tired of being a part of the dumbing down of America . . .



  39. 39

    umm heck yeah. i would totally watch her show. she's a talented girl who is better than mtv. she doesn't need mtv to be famous. she has talent and that's all she needs and unlike certain shows on mtv right now like jersey shore and teen mom. those shows are stupid as hell. their all just hideous people. lol



  40. 40

    YAWN YAWN. Poor little plain and boring lauren. YAWN.



  41. 41

    PEREZ, STOP TRYING TO COVER UP YOUR BULLYING WITH TWISTING STORIES AROUND! SHE DOESN'T THINK SHE'S BETTER THAN MTV.. HELLO!! WHY WOULD SHE PROMOTE THE SHOW DURING INTERVIEWS?? DUH, JERK! YOU JUST DON'T LIKE HER BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T LIKE YOU.. SHE DOESN'T CARE FOR FAME WHORES LIKE YOU AND SPEIDI.. SHE'S TOO GOOD FOR THAT FAME WHORE CRAP AND I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT THAT SHE DIDN'T GIVE IN TO MTV (WE ALL KNOW THERE ISN'T A REALITY STAR WHO WOULD HAVE TURNED MTV DOWN). IT JUST SHOWS THAT SHE'S IN IT FOR THE HARD WORK AND WANTS TO BE KNOWN FOR HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND NOT FOR PETTY ASS DRAMA!



  42. 42

    is she serious? oh my god…"too high brow" does she realize why she's famous? of course mtv wanted more of her personal life - her personal life is what made her famous in the first place! she's absolutely ridiculous. who does she honestly think she is?



  43. 43

    I am not a fan of reality TV shows but the show she is pitching is better suited for the Style Network or something.



  44. 44

    Sounds MTV is the one that thinks they're too good. I applaud her for trying to not exploit her personal life anymore and clearly MTV shows exactly its characteristic. They love trailer trash problems. Jerry Springer is better than this channel that NEVER plays music anymore so why are they called MTV is beyond me.

    Perez you are right. Lauren is too good for MTV. Any and almost everything is too good for that waste of my DirectTV bill channel.



  45. 45

    how many times a day does Perez contradict himself? i lol.

    THEY rejected HER, she clearly doesnt think shes too good for them you fcking bias moron!
    i would have watched her show.

    maybe coz MTV realised they cant pull strings on this girl like a fucking puppet (like a certain show called The Hills beforehand) they boned her.
    MTV lost here.



  46. 46

    wow, do u people lack the ability to comprehend what u are reading? Ny saying her potential show would be too "high brow" & MTV viewers aren't savvy enough for the "fabulousness" that is Laruen Conrad's failed high end clothing line, she is directly insulting the network & its viewers. Isn't she selling for Target or Wal-Mart or something. And According to MTV's statement she was also asking for waaaay too much money for such a boring show. Unfortunately for LC, all people are interested these days is DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA. So unless she gets PG or an STD on the show, MTV feels nobody would watch it. Look at Whitney's show. That ship sank the minute it left the Hill's.



  47. 47

    Oh no!!!! I was really forward to seeing her show! :(

  48. ash87 says – reply to this


    48

    Re: gossip_queen2011
    Apparently you and everyone else who thinks Lauren said her show was too "high brow" and the viewers weren't "savvy" enough to watch it can't comprehend what you read. Straight from the article…" MTV felt the subject matter was too high brow for their audience" and…" We delivered the show that we sold and are sorry MTV didn’t feel their viewers were savvy enough to appreciate it." It was MTV you fucktards. Lauren wanted her show on the channel but MTV passed. So please, explain to me why Lauren would say this since she was the one who pitched the show to MTV?

  49. @v@ says – reply to this


    49

    Too highbrow = more dirt, please - to equal more ratings. Big surprise there, not.



  50. 50

    The only one who i liked there was whitney port. you can tell she studied something, speaks properly etc.

  51. jdu2 says – reply to this


    51

    LC is a beautiful great person. she was so inspiring on The Hills because she brought rational and pose in a chaotic show. I watched the hills til she left and have been missing her on TV. MTV - seriously bring the classy back, if you ever had it



  52. 52

    yeah, pretty sure she means MTV thought her show was too highbrow, not her thinking she's too good for them. and it's a sad testament to our culture that an ambitious, responsible young woman won't be portrayed as such because the ratings come from drunks, teen moms, and abusers. she can do so much better. hope another network picks her up.



  53. 53

    Love this girl. She's only 20-something and she's already creating tv shows and selling them to networks? amazing girl



  54. 54

    Re: ash87 – Are u reading the same article I'm reading? Her statement is her interpretation of why she feels MTV passed on her show. Do your research. Perez isn't the only blogger who is reporting on this. E! online & gossipcop.com also reiterate her statment as snarky and peeved that her show was passed. MTV did not SAY " Sorry Lauren OUR VEIWERS ARE NOT SAVVY ENOUGH FOR YOUR BORING CLOTHING LINE SHOW. AND U R WAAAY TO HIGHBROW FOR US". GOD you're and IDIOT!!



  55. 55

    @ ass87
    Let me explain to you how "pitching a television series" works. The persons involved film a pilot. A pilot is the 1st episode EVER. MTV viewed the pilot & decided it was not juicy enough. They wanted LC to incorporate more of her PERSONAL life. Being how LC is a "private" person (after having 2 drama filled reality tv series) she did not obliged to their request. So MTV decided not to pick it up. Since they do not pick it up, LC does not get PAID!!!! So MTV basically denied her ANY INCOME from the show. That is why she would say smartass comments and diss MTV & it's viewers. LC is a smart girl. Her show will def be picked up by any of the style network.



  56. 56

    Oh my…okay, she was saying that MTV said that. Wow…you're stupid.



  57. 57

    lovee LC



  58. 58

    MTV has made her a millionare, Shut up Lauren, I have always thought you were as a whiner.



  59. 59

    MTV is into trashy reality shows nowadays. They like controversial and risque shows.

    I like Lauren and I don't think she meant it in a snobby way. Probably her show was more tamer compared to the other MTV shows.



  60. 60

    Well sweetie, sorry to tell you its not just MTV! They've inundated all of us crazy screaming, crying, angry, useless women. And you're not any of those things (anymore) so consider it a compliment that they said no. It means you're sane.