The Unsinkable 'Simple Life'
What kind of cruel trick are you playing on me? Is it that you're trying to slowly drive me insane and fill me with self-doubt? You know who you are and you know what I'm talking about.
For those of you out there who are blameless, though, I'll explain:
As reported yesterday, E! picked up "The Simple Life" for yet another season. Record ratings, they said. Feh. My initial nausea subsided quickly enough, but a lingering unease about this revelation continued to grow over the past 24 hours and I have only now figured out why. (I mean beyond the fact that this faked "reality" show features the dunderheaded exploits of two vacant rich kids who purport to hate each other ever existed in the first place.)
When I wrote about Paris and Nicole and their inane little show last month, I had almost unanimous feedback from you people agreeing with my fond wish that the whole ditzy spectacle go away.
Here's a prime example from your comments a mere four weeks ago:
One "loathe" doesn't seem enough, somehow. Loathe, loathe, loathe, loathe, LOATHE. Wouldn't-urinate-on-either-of-'em-if-they-were-on-fire loathe. I mean, *really* loathe. -- Byoolin
That's right, your vitriol reassured me. I figured no one out there was watching and I blissfully bided my time waiting for the Summer TV Press Tour and for Paris and Nicole to go the way of Taradise. But, alas, no. Someone fibbed. Someone is watching. I'm horrified.
Just remember, you reap what you sow. This may not be fixable. Five seasons is getting dangerously close to syndication territory and an eternity of "Simple Life" reruns.
I'm going to go listen to comforting '80s music now with my real friends.
| July 13, 2006; 10:42 AM ET
Categories: Celebrities, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton
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