Simple Life cast includes Nicole Richie, who was charged with heroin possession.

Simple Life cast includes Nicole Richie, who was charged with heroin possession.
Bunim-Murray’s Green Acres-style reality TV project, now titled The Simple Life, is currently filming. In addition to Paris Hilton, the show features her friend Nicole Richie, Lionel Richie’s daughter; both are living on an Arkansas farm for the series. Nicole was recently charged “with felony possession of heroin (and a misdemeanor charge of driving with a suspended or revoked license),” according to The Smoking Gun, which says the charges were related to an LA arrest in Feb. Although she didn’t show up in court and a warrant was issued for her arrest, her lawyer rescheduled and she’ll be in court at the beginning of June.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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