Breaking: Lauren Conrad Calling It Quits on 'The Hills'

Laurenconrad It was just two sweet days ago that our pals at LATimes.com gifted us with the trailer for upcoming episodes of The Hills and the promise of more quality time with the reality show's tabloid-friendly stars... but now, shocking news: MTV's Hills era will soon come to its end as Lauren Conrad has had enough.

Yes, the series' breakout star -- who first rose to fame on its predecessor Laguna Beach -- is apparently afraid she'll lose her mind if she continues filming. Perhaps she'll transition to voice acting? LC, as she's affectionately (and sometimes not so affectionately) known, spills more details of her reality TV exit in the April issue of Seventeen magazine.  

Though People.com is reporting that a forthcoming fifth season will be the show's last, we're hearing that this Spring's batch of season four bonus episodes will actually serve as The Hills' swan song.

Sad? Ecstatic?! Think Whitney's The City is a satisfactory replacement? Let's discuss...

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