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]

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Verlox from The Quest

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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.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.