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Fox Cancels 'The Simple Life'

Apparently they don't see the marketability of 2 hot, spoiled brats that hate each other... Some other network should pick it up and name it "The Simple Life 3: CATFIGHT!"

NEW YORK (AP) - "The Simple Life" is over - at least on Fox. The network said Wednesday it has canceled the Paris Hilton-Nicole Richie reality series after the show's two stars no longer proved compatible.

The feuding ex-friends will not return for a fourth season, even though the network had picked up the options on their contracts.

Fox said its midseason schedule didn't have a time slot for the show.

"We did not see a place for 'The Simple Life' on our schedule this season," the network said in a statement.


However, 20th Century Fox Television, the studio that produces the show, hopes "The Simple Life" will move to another network - with Hilton and Richie.

"We're disappointed that 'The Simple Life' will not continue on Fox where it has performed so well, but we believe this series ... is still a dynamic and valuable franchise," the studio said in a statement. "We hope to be able to announce a new network partner in the coming days."

Bunim-Murray Productions, which produces the show with 20th Century Fox, also released a hopeful statement: "We're very excited about the creative plans for the next group of episodes, and are confident this situation will be remedied quickly."

Us Weekly first reported the show's cancellation. When reached for comment, Hilton didn't sound as though she expected the show to return.

"I'm really excited about my movie projects, my new album and all my various other business ventures," she told the magazine.

The fish-out-of-bottled-water show started in 2003 with Hilton and Richie - both accustomed to plush lifestyles - spending the spring in the town of Altus, Ark., doing farm chores and working at the local dairy and gas station.

The series continued for two more seasons, including an "intern" edition in the business world.

But in April, Hilton issued a terse statement saying it was "no big secret that Nicole and I are no longer friends. Nicole knows what she did, and that's all I'm ever going to say about it."

The hotel heiress has given no reason for the split. She lobbied for Richie to be replaced by Rod Stewart's 26-year-old daughter, Kimberly, but Fox dismissed that option.

Richie, the 24-year-old daughter of Lionel Richie, became engaged to club DJ Adam Goldstein in February. Hilton, 24, earlier this month called off her engagement to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis.
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That's a real loss

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Yay! Let's hope Martha's next!
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Simply Cancelled!
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Good riddance to bad rubbish.
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Glad to see it go.

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That's hot.
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I just know there is a board out there somewhere where people are mourning this news and cheering the potential cancellation of Arrested Development.

I'm glad I post on this board instead of that one.
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More importantly, will the keep Kitchen Confidential?
Old 10-13-05, 01:28 AM
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I thought I just read somewhere today that they were making a fourth season where they are trained to be good housewives or some crap. Anyway, the initial idea was amusing as a one shot deal, but once they tried to milk it with another season the idea lost what little charm it had. I'm sure VH1 or MTV will end up picking up the fourth season regardless.
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Dammit now what will the Emmy voters look to?
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Best news I heard today!
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Too bad the only reason they canceled this is because the 2 stars hate each other and would not do it.
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Not sad to see this one go
Old 10-13-05, 11:52 AM
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Oh, God! Why, God, WHY?!?!?!? Why did this have to happen? Now I can't go on any - -

Oh, look! Shiny object!
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Originally Posted by mikewendt
Some other network should pick it up and name it "The Simple Life 3: CATFIGHT!"
You mean 4. Season 3 was "Interns".
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Originally Posted by mikewendt
"I'm really excited about my movie projects, my new album and all my various other business ventures," she [Hilton] told the magazine.
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thank you , cant stand paris Hiliton
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there is a god!
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Somebody book a Paris/Tara show NOW!
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One reality TV show down, dozens more to go
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I would have rather had Paris continue to star in this crap than release a CD and "act" in movies.
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Originally Posted by Y2K Falcon


The best quote I heard from Paris was the reason she was not going to get married was becasue she worked hard to get where she is today. It must be hard work to get paid to be a ho.
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Originally Posted by BigDaddy
The best quote I heard from Paris was the reason she was not going to get married was becasue she worked hard to get where she is today.
She worked hard to be born into a an ultra-rich family?

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