Much like the audience in the later seasons of MTV's reality show "The Hills," Lauren Conrad once felt trapped in a basement and forced to participate in the spectacle of Speidi.
As we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the series' debut this month, another juicy tidbit about the behind-the-scenes machinations of the reality juggernaut has made the Internet rounds. Remember when Conrad, the initial focal point of the series, made her exit midway through the fifth season on her frenemy's wedding day?
Well, if witnessing Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag tie the knot in the flesh wasn't painful enough, Conrad claims that she was locked in a basement to prevent her from leaving the wedding of the century. (Sorry, Kate and William.)
According to the reality star, when the electricity in the church went out, producers refused to let Conrad, who was rushing to an event with her former boyfriend, Kyle Howard, exit the building.
"The power went out, the generator went out and I said, 'I need to leave!'" Conrad exclusively told Us Weekly. "And [producers] wouldn't let me leave! They literally locked me in the basement with two security guards and wouldn't let me leave! And I was like, 'You can't keep me here!' I was throwing a fit!"
Us Weekly notes that MTV bigwig and "Hills" producer Adam DiVello countered Conrad's claims, telling the magazine that Conrad "might have felt locked in, but she was not."
It sounds like both forgiving and forgetting are in order ...