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.

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Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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