FOX forcing Paris and Nicole to shoot The Simple Life 4; they may shoot scenes separately

The feud between Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie isn’t interfering with FOX’s plans to shoot a fourth season of their reality show. E! reports that “are both under contract for another round of the reality series and it appears Fox is going to make a show with the two of them, whether or not they’re on speaking terms.” In other words, Paris can’t dump Nicole, even if she wants to.

Citing People and Us Weekly, E! says that The Simple Life 4 could “focus on the two stars’ upcoming nuptials, Hilton to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis and Richie to disc jockey Adam Goldstein, aka DJ-Am.” According to Us, Nicole digs that idea, but Paris hasn’t given her approval yet.

Another possibility has to do with a reunion between the two now-enemies. “People says that Fox has a plan b, which would focus on Hilton and Richie reconciling.” As E! notes, “with the former pals refusing to talk to each other, chances for that seem remote.”

Saving “Simple Life”? [E! Online]

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