But now a new series of The Simple Life is being made, and not without incident. Nicole Richie is reported to have stopped an 11-year-old boy on his driveway and asked him in graphic terms if he found her attractive. We’re not sure what the answer to Nicole Richie’s question was, but we’re fairly certain that it created the standard Simple Life response of a raised eyebrow accompanied by a slightly confused-sounding redneck violin noise.
Back in October, it looked as if Nicole Richie (DVDs) would have to add
‘appear on TV with Paris Hilton’ off her list of things not to do –
along with ‘eat’ – when Fox decided to cancel The Simple Life. All was seemingly lost until E! magically resurrected The Simple Life and put Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie back in their rightful positions as Queens Of Being Stupid On The Telly.
As probably stipulated in their contracts for The Simple Life, Paris
Hilton must constantly float about mumbling about how sexy things are
and stating the temperature of everything, while Nicole Richie must make
teenagers uncomfortable with her vague sexual advances towards them
wherever possible. Which is fine, so long as the youngsters that Nicole
Richie accosts are actually teenagers.
But since splitting up with that DJ fella
last year, Nicole Richie must have had her emotional compass spun out
of whack, as the latest victim of her wanton propositioning was a
baseball-playing 11-year-old boy. People reports that Nicole asked the
If he found her attractive.
Two camera operators and another crew taped the exchange,
during which Richie used a profane word… The youngster’s father subsequently refused to sign a release
giving them permission to use the scene with his son. Instead he
complained to the show’s production company.
This is all just part and parcel of the Simple Life experience. And everyone comes out on top; E! has a perfect chance to publicise the new series of The Simple Life (Simple Life 4: Till Death Do Us Part, on air in the Spring, folks), Nicole Richie gets to prove that her body isn’t so malnourished that she can’t still make random sexual advances, and the 11-year-old boy has a lifetime of telling people "yeah, the girl from The Simple Life hit on me once. No, not Paris Hilton, the other one…"
[story by Stuart Heritage]