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The draconian rules at Lauren Conrad's signing of L.A. Candy at Barnes & Noble in Tribeca sound an awful lot like the rules at the Olsen twins' book signing. "LC arrived, looking radiant as always, and we were informed that she would not take pictures, would not personalize any books (all you could get was a pretty Lauren Conrad signature), and — what do you know? — would not even read from her own roman à clef. She just signed. Using a bullhorn, an event staffer warned that there was a 'gaggle of police' on hand to enforce the rules." Police, well, that's a new one. [The Cut; Previously]