The Simple Life

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Fox's Longtime Reality Boss Mike Darnell to Exit After 18 Years

Fox's longtime head of alternative programming Mike Darnell, who helped launch American Idol  and Joe Millionaire, is leaving his post after 18 years, he announced Friday.

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Society princesses Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie leave behind their fabulous parties, wardrobes, and trust funds for THE SIMPLE LIFE.

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Season 1, Episode 8
When Paris and Nicole get a new job at a taxidermist, they find it a little stuffy. Meanwhile, Paris is overcome with homesickness and turns to best friend Nicole for comfort on "The Lost Episode" of The Simple Life.

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The Simple Life: Season 5 clip - starring Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie.

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The Simple Life: Season 5 clip - starring Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie.

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Fox's Longtime Reality Boss Mike Darnell to Exit After 18 Years

Fox's longtime head of alternative programming Mike Darnell, who helped launch American Idol  and Joe Millionaire, is leaving his post after 18 years, he announced Friday.

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Paris Hilton Returns to Reality TV: There Are Things "I Never Thought I Would Show on Camera"

"There are things on the show that, in a million years, I never thought I would show on camera," Paris Hilton told reporters Friday at NBC's Summer Press Day. "I put my producer hat on and thought this is great TV."

But what does Hilton think viewers will be most surprised to see on her new series? "How down to earth and sweet I am," she said.

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For Nicole Richie, It's a Girl!

It's official! Nicole Richie and her BF Joel Madden have a baby girl, named Harlow Winter Kate Madden, People reports. Mini-Madden was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Friday, and weighed in at 6 lbs., 7 oz. Despite the uproar over Nicole's health at the outset of her pregnancy, little Harlow seems to have appeared on the scene just fine. Big congrats to the new parents — even if parenthood might cut down on nights at Hyde.How do you weigh in? Do mom and dad Madden have what it takes? Or is baby Harlow doomed already?— Anna DimondMore "baby talk":• Christina Aguilera birth reports are premature• Courtney Thorne-Smith has a boy read more

Simple Life Calls It Quits

The Simple Life is over for Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. The Aug. 5 episode will be the last for the reality series that featured the rich gals taking jobs and mixing with common folks. Ratings for The Simple Life, which started on Fox back in 2003 and now airs on E!, declined while Hilton's DUI case and subsequent imprisonment became an ongoing cable-news saga. A source at E! said there are no plans to launch a new program with Hilton, citing her recent overexposure. "She needs to take a TV nap," the source said. — Reporting by Stephen Battaglio read more

Nicole Richie Pleads Guilty to DUI

Nicole Richie, 25, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence this morning and was sentenced to serve 96 hours in jail.Richie was credited for six hours of time served for her post arrest jailstint, meaning she’ll actually serve 90 hours, says Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles District Attorney's office.Richie was fined $2,048 and ordered to undertake 21 days of an alcohol education course. She must complete her 90 hours by September 28.The Simple Life star was arrested December 11 after police say she drove the wrong way on a California highway. Robison also says Richie was given three years probation and “was admonishedby the judge that she must stay clean and cannot be arrested for any other offense. If she violates probation in any way, she’ll face more jail, and that will be up to a year.” This was Richie’s second DUI conviction.It has not been determined whether she will serve her sentence in the Los Angeles County or City jail. “W... read more

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Premiered: December 02, 2003, on FOX
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Premise: Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie endure a riotous `Green Acres'-esque reality show that proves party girls are people too. Sort of. After living on an Arkansas farm without cell phones or money in the first go-round, they trailered across the country for `The Simple Life 2: Road Trip,' and worked odd jobs while touring the East Coast on a Greyhound in `Simple Life: Interns.' After that, the friends parted ways and Hilton headed to Hawaii for the fourth installment with a new sidekick.

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