Life over for Paris, Nicole

Things aren't going too well for Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. Once, the pair of celebrities-by-association were on top of the world, wining and dining with Hollywood's elite, playing in piles of cash, and partying it up bad-girl style.

Their quick ascension to fame was followed by the inevitable True Hollywood Story-style crash, with the "celebs" becoming incredibly overexposed in more than one way. Both have been hit with a string of "bad luck" over the past few months, culminating in jail sentences. (Paris served 23 days in jail in June for parole violation, Nicole Richie was recently handed an order for four days in the slammer for driving under the influence.)

Now, one of their stepping stones toward worldwide fame will be no longer. Cable channel E! Entertainment Television has announced that the final episode of the fifth season of The Simple Life will be the show's last, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The reality show followed Paris and Nicole being...well, Paris and Nicole. The Simple Life made its debut on Fox in 2003 and was moved over to E! in 2006. It is currently in its fifth season, which has the duo serving as camp counselors. The series finale airs this Sunday.

E! did not say that the pair's recent run-ins with the law were the reason for cancellation, but rather the slip in ratings. The network says viewership is down 20 percent compared to last season.

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Feb 24, 2008
i know so many people that LOVE this show! its actually quite funny if people took the time out to watch it.
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Aug 08, 2007
who cares! they deserve it.
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Aug 06, 2007
Oh darn! :)
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Aug 06, 2007
good riddance
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Aug 05, 2007
lets hope we never see them on tv again!
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Aug 05, 2007
I am glad to hear that this stupid program is over. I do not know why people are still calling this program a reality TV. It is not real anyway.
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Aug 05, 2007
Thank you Jebus, Now if we can just get the rest of the reality tripe flushed as well.
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Aug 05, 2007
'bout time.
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Aug 04, 2007
Thank goodness as I don't have to see these two prima donnas again. At least we hope not!
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Aug 03, 2007
Had to happen
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Aug 03, 2007
boring.
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Aug 03, 2007
thank god this is over!
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Aug 03, 2007
great news :)
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Aug 03, 2007
I did not even know the show was still airing. What type of people would even watch them in the first place? The show was so plastic. Anymore to just hear there names or many of the celebrities just like them really make my stomach nauseous.
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Aug 03, 2007
This is good news!
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Aug 02, 2007
It is a loss that TV cannot survive lol lol
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Aug 02, 2007
E shouldnt have touched the show. I stopped watching it one Fox stopped airing it.
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Aug 02, 2007
They dont even need a show anyway, they were boith born rich anyway, they dont even have to lift a finger and they will always have a shed load of cash, unlike us measly mortal who need to work day and night in order to have a roof over our heads and eat! makes me sick actually!
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Aug 02, 2007
Did anyone watch the show? I thought it was funny, but at expense of the families they stayed with. And did it say "string of bad luck?" I think they made their own bed and now they should lie in it. But wait, their futures aren't over. I mean Paris models and dare I say acts? Nicole is starting a family, so she'll be a mom? Their show may be over, but it's not over for them. We will see this pair doing bigger and better things.

EdJ
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Aug 02, 2007
their careers might be over, not that it matters, they were born wealthy.
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Aug 02, 2007
you mean it wasn't over yet. WHAT THE HELL TOOK YOU SO LONG!?!?? see what pisses me off the most is that great shows get taken off the air everyday, but crap like the simple life runs waaaaay longer then it should have, infact IT SHOULD NEVER HAVE STARTED! WTF WERE THEY THINKING!??!?

SO FRIGGIN GLAD ITS OVER!
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Aug 02, 2007
nooooooobody cares :D
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Aug 02, 2007
Huge manatee? :D I like that. Getting a jail sentence for DUI isn't "bad luck," it's the person's fault for breaking the law.
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Aug 02, 2007
Blah, blah, blah. What a drain on society...
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Aug 02, 2007
:[ im so sad.
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Aug 01, 2007
Like, who cares.
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Aug 01, 2007
like I care
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Aug 01, 2007
OH THE HUGE MANATEE
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