Paris and Nicole will each be on The Simple Life 4

Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie have both been confirmed for The Simple Life 4, even though they’re not speaking to each other.

Reports that FOX would shoot the series as two separate parts seem plausible, as FOX’s Peter Liguori confirmed that the two aren’t talking to each other. According to the AP, he told TV critics that they’ll figure out what to do “when we sit down, come up with a concept and talk to them. Both have been picked up, both will be ready for work, and we’ll work with it.”

Liguori also said that Kimberly Stewart, daughter of Rod, won’t be a part, as Paris has suggested in the past.

Fox: Hilton, Richie back on ‘Simple Life’ [AP]

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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