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Lauren Conrad is getting camera-ready: She tells she begins shooting her new MTV reality show in a week!

"Right now it's like music samples and picking lights," she told Us Wednesday at an Operation Smile event in Beverly Hills. "We start in about a week. I'm excited. It's smaller this time, which is really great and most of the people I'm working with are most of my favorite people."

The show will be shot more like a documentary (think The September Issue) and focus on getting her new fashion line, Paper Crown, off the ground.

"It's going to focus on a clothing line I'm doing with two of my best friends, but it's also going to show all the other things that I do as well as the lifestyle," she told Us.

Don't expect any catfights a la The Hills.

"This [show] is the other side," she told Us. "While we were filming, there was so much of our lives that we weren't allowed to show, and this is basically the rest."