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Here's some "TV News" scoop from the new issue of TV Guide magazine (on sale tomorrow): Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie's lives are over. In other words, they're becoming interns. For The Simple Life's third season, the spoiled little rich girls will go northeast via a Greyhound bus to work as gofers everywhere from Wall Street to Washington, D.C. Production begins this week in New York and wraps in the nation's capital in late November, just in time for humble pie to be added to the brats' Thanksgiving menu. read more

Survivor's Lisa Let Go

Third time was the charm — sort of — for Survivor: Vanuatu castoff Lisa Keiffer. After reaching the semifinals of the contestant searches twice before, she finally made it onto the reality show. Too bad her flip-flopping between the older and younger cliques of the Yasur tribe — and a certain misunderstanding with Ami — got Lisa's torch snuffed. Here, the busy 44-year-old mother of six from New Orleans tells TV Guide Online about her South Pacific adventure.

TV Guide Online: Wow, you look so much better now than you did on the show!
Lisa Keiffer:
I know. Can you believe how I looked? My face was so thin. What if I lasted the whole time? I would have been a walking skeleton.

TVGO: Eliza was looking emaciated as well.
Lisa:
You thought she looked thinner? I was looking at me going, "Ewww." But I'm glad to know that she looked thinner.

TVGO: Were you excited to do a battle of the sexes?
Li
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BIG DEALS

Scrubs mastermind Bill Lawrence, currently basking in his show's first People's Choice nod, is developing a comedy series for WB that follows two guys as they try to create TV's next great sitcom, per Variety... Day After Tomorrow survivor Jake Gyllenhaal has nabbed the lead role in Jarhead, the big-screen adaptation of Anthony Swofford's Gulf War memoir. American Beauty's Sam Mendes will direct. read more

IN RELATED NEWS...

It appears that Jason Priestley is responding to Quintuplets, too. The former 90210 pinup will play Andy Richter's womanizing brother in a special Thanksgiving episode Nov. 24. read more

THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN

And they sound a lot like me! On Tuesday they nominated my favorite comedy, Scrubs, for a People's Choice Award. What's more, series star Zach Braff was given nods for Favorite Male TV Star and Favorite Leading Man (for his film Garden State). In addition to other, more predictable kudos — runaway hits Desperate Housewives and Lost are up for Favorite New TV Drama — there were a couple of shocks: Not only will Eminem and Josh Groban go head-to-head for Favorite Male Singer, but among the Favorite New TV Comedy nominees are Father of the Pride and Quintuplets. (Can it be true? People read more

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"Of course I talk a lot — that's what makes me me and that's what makes me an excellent lawyer. I'm able to get my point across through the use of the English language." — The Apprentice's Stacy Rotner, responding to charges that she's annoying, in an interview with yours truly. Click here to read the rest of my Q&A with the little havoc-wreaker. And hey, don't forget to check out the latest edition of "Ask Ausiello" for the scoop on Miss Piggy, Clockwork Smurf and more! read more

INDY RESURRECTED

Indiana Jones 4 isn't doomed yet! George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have hired Catch Me If You Can scribe Jeff Nathanson to pen a rewrite of the oft-delayed fourth installment, Variety reports. read more

A NEW DAY

Pamela Day, the chilly investment whiz who got booted from The Apprentice earlier this month, is getting divorced. But Day is denying tabloid reports that her five-year marriage to David Vernon crumbled under the weight of The Apprentice. "The show did not break us up," she tells the New York Post. "It takes more than a couple of weeks to break up such a long relationship." But just one unsightly Dumb and Dumber haircut. read more

BACK TO SCHOOL

Mary-Kate Olsen has returned to New York University after spending a week in Los Angeles on "personal business." read more

PRETTY PREGNANT WOMAN

Julia Roberts, who is due to give birth to twins in January, has reportedly been hospitalized in Los Angeles after experiencing early contractions. According to People, the Oscar-winning actress was admitted Saturday and hooked up to a fetal monitor. Although the contractions eventually stopped, doctors are keeping her in the hospital and under observation until she gives birth. read more

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