hundreds show up to gawk at Paris and Nicole; do they get weekends off?

hundreds show up to gawk at Paris and Nicole; do they get weekends off?
Clearly, most of the eastern seaboard will have witnessed part of The Simple Life 3 before it finishes taping, as everywhere they go both fans and the media have been on to them. Near Baltimore, “150 people came by to take pictures of the duo” at the house where they were staying, and “the Maryland State Police started rolling by to get people out of the yard,” according to the Baltimore Sun. They ate at the T Bonz Grill & Pub in Ellicott City on Sunday, and the owner tells the paper cryptically that “It was just all scripted stuff. But nobody wanted to leave the restaurant. Everybody wanted to sit and watch. They are the hottest thing out there.” Meanwhile, blog Brotha2Brotha noticed that Nicole was spotted by the tabloids in the Hamptons having lunch; the blog says “Nicole jetted as soon as her [Simple Life airport task] shift ended.” In other words, this road trip might be less of a trip and more of a series of appearances.
+ also: The Simple Life 2 “lost episode” airs tonight on FOX at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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

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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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