Nicole Richie is “ready to work” on The Simple Life 5

Less than a month after checking herself into a facility to deal with her weight and delaying production on the fifth season of The Simple Life, “Nicole [Richie] has informed us she’s ready to work,” a spokesperson for the show told The New York Daily News.

Producers “don’t have a production date,” according to the spokesperson, who says “we’re looking at a calendar to see what works best for all.” The fifth season will follow Nicole and Paris as they work as camp counselors.

There are no details about her recovery or what she was treated for; however, People reports that, contrary to rumors, Nicole did not have gastric bypass surgery that caused her to lose too much weight. Such claims are “ridiculous,” according to Nicole’s spokesperson, who says the person mentioned in a Page Six blind item “is not Nicole. There are a ton of ‘Hollywood starlets.'”

Richie looks to be ‘Simple’ minded [New York Daily News]
Nicole Richie Denies Gastric Bypass Rumors [People]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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