Paris and Nicole “gave the campers enemas” on The Simple Life 5

Five words you never wanted to hear from Nicole Richie: “We gave the campers enemas,” she says of herself and Paris Hilton. They did so as part of The Simple Life 5, which lets them overact as camp counselors.

She also told Reuters, “We did it outside, so that was a lot of fun. It probably wasn’t that fun for (the campers), but it was definitely interesting. It was something that I never thought I would do before.”

Nor was it ever something we thought we’d have to see on TV. While I was hoping this was just one of the show’s fake, set-up scenes, it’s apparently very real, and a FOX spokesperson says we’ll see that on the show.

“You’ll see it on camera. It’s probably a 10-minute sequence, which according to the producer of the show will have you on the floor laughing,” Chris Alexander said. Why were campers at a weight loss camp being given enemas? Because, the FOX rep said, camp leader Susan Powter “believes the first step in wellness is cleaning yourself out.”

Paris Hilton, Richie give enemas on “Simple Life” [Reuters]

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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