'The Simple Life' wraps for good
By Stone Martindale Jul 31, 2007, 0:50 GMT
Nicole Richie in a booking photo following charges of driving under the influence in December 2006. Richie on Tuesday won a more than two-week postponement of her trial, but the judge in the case said he would grant no further delays. REUTERS/Glendale Police Department/Handout
Say adieu to actors Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie and their "The Simple Life."
The series finale will air Sunday on E!, the channel announced Monday. The program, which debuted on Fox in 2003, was a fish out of water classic premise as the privileged duo mucked about in common and pedestrian situations.
This season saw a reunited Hilton, 26, and Richie, 25, as drama camp counselors after they filmed their parts separately for the previous season over a feud.
"In this last escapade, Paris and Nicole write their own play in tribute to their decades-long friendship, enlisting the help of celebrity counselor Sally Kirkland to lead the production," E! said in a release.
Kirkland leads the pair and their campers through a "crash course in Acting 101" as they stage the play, which includes the actress playing the role of Richie's father, pop star Lionel Richie, E! said.
Hilton and Richie both have had a tumultuous year.
Last week, Richie, 25, was sentenced to nearly four days in jail after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.
Richie had a previous DUI conviction, in June 2003, involving alcohol. She is also rumored to be pregnant but has refused to comment, she must complete her jail time by Sept. 28.
Hilton spent 23 days in jail for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.