Simple Life DVD will be out a week earlier; Nicole says she’s “very nice.”

Simple Life DVD will be out a week earlier; Nicole says she’s “very nice.”
All seven episodes of The Simple Life will be included on a double-sided DVD disc that will be released Jan. 20–a week earlier than its planned Jan. 27 release. In addition to outtakes that include Paris and Nicole packing for their adventure, it’ll include Paris and Nicole’s audition for the show, which involved them working at a pet grooming store, The Boston Globe reported earlier. In other news, Nicole Richie is joining her costar in insisting that her on-screen persona is totally fake. “I’m very, very nice with really good manners. I’m not high-maintenance at all. I’m not!” she tells USA TODAY. Of her heroin possession charge, Nicole says that the drugs weren’t hers, but says, “I pleaded no contest, and it was a bump in the road in my life and something that I’ve gotten through.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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