Simple Life ends tonight; Paris is worst dressed, has CK One-smelling farts.

Simple Life ends tonight; Paris is worst dressed, has CK One-smelling farts.
FOX tried to stretch it out for weeks and weeks, but all good things must come to an end, and that’s true even of The Simple Life. The show concludes its run tonight at 8:30 p.m. Meanwhile, so much for Paris Hilton being a 2003 phenomenon. Here’s today’s batch of completely insignificant and pointless yet utterly fascinating Paris-related information: Paris’ farts smell like CK One. That’s courtesy A Socialite’s Life, whose best friend had the privilege of riding in an elevator with Paris and Nick Carter. On the way up, Paris bent over and farted, filling the air with the aroma of CK One. Next, Paris is the worst dressed person in America. That’s according to self-appointed fashion guru Mr. Blackwell, who ranks Paris at the top of his worst dressed list for 2003; he calls her “the vapid Venus of Beverly Hills!” Finally, as noticed by Gawker, the blog Swamp City wants Paris Hilton for America. Some of the blog’s, uh, logic that supports a Paris run for President: “Paris has no morals and any further scandals can be brushed off easier than a breast grab by Gov. Schwarzenegger.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.