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.”

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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