Lauren Conrad Book Deal to Finally Bring Awkward Pauses, Text Messaging to the Page Though The Hills star Lauren Conrad is highly paid enough without having to do anything but passive-aggressively judge her friends over drinks at Goa, she must be applauded for finding new skills to add to her highly staged resume. First, the 22-year-old took a detour into fashion design, and now, according to People , she's been signed to a three-book deal with HarperCollins. Heretofore limited to short stories in the vein of a Sidekicked "OMG Audrina WTF," the deal will allow Conrad to spread her wings and write young adult fiction:

The books – the first of which is scheduled to hit shelves in the summer of 2009 – will be loosely inspired by Conrad's own experience going from an ordinary teen to a reality TV star. "It's definitely influenced by my own life," Conrad tells PEOPLE. "The books are about a girl who moves to L.A. and stars in a reality show, so obviously there are some similarities."
Not to be outdone, Hills nemesis Heidi Montag and her boyfriend Spencer Pratt have announced a three-pamphlet deal with Chick Tracts , intended to chronicle the adventures of "Heid Monta," a dizzy blonde who's instructed by her Svengali figure to don a leotard and step-aerobicize her way into reality show infamy. The deal will be paid in Orange Tic-Tacs, with an additional option for Blue kicking in after a potential second printing.