Clarifies Conrad, who shared her messy love life and equally complicated friendships on the series from 2006 and 2009 (the series was itself a spinoff of Laguna Beach, on which Conrad also starred).
"[The cameras] aren't going to be there for everything. Sometimes two of their main characters will get into a fight, and that's important to the story line," the author continues. "The [producers] need that reenacted. Their thing was always: It did happen. They're not making this up: you just didn't see it."
The star also opens up about her anti-fans -- i.e., her haters.
"People felt that a lot of the things I had were undeserved, maybe because I didn't have a specific talent; I was more of a regular girl and maybe didn't deserve the attention," she says. "I think anyone in the public eye is going to be hated, and a lesson that I needed to learn quickly is that it is impossible to please everybody. One person will call you classy, and another will call you boring."