producers “plotting” Simple Life sequel, even as Paris stops doing interviews.

producers “plotting” Simple Life sequel, even as Paris stops doing interviews.
Bunim-Murray, producers of FOX’s upcoming The Simple Life, are already planning a sequel of the show, which stars embattled media whore Paris Hilton. Entertainment Weekly reports that the producers are “plotting” a follow-up, but Murray backs off that slightly: “‘We would love to do another season with Paris and Nicole. Paris is incredibly charismatic, and the two of them are very funny together. … We have scenarios we’re thinking of, but first we have to see if the ratings live up to the hype.” He might want to talk to Paris first, because she recently cancelled her appearance on Letterman and is “scrapping all planned media appearances to promote her new TV show,” the AP reports. Luckily, before backing out of interviews, Paris made a tape that should provide enough hype to fuel the show.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

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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