Simple Life dies
Jul 31, 2007, 11:10 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
Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie's reality TV show 'The Simple Life' has reportedly been axed.
The socialites will not film any more episodes of the show - which sees them try their hand at a series of low paid jobs - after TV network E! decided not to commission another series.
A network insider said: "We felt like the real life drama of their lives overshadowed anything happening on the show.
"Viewers would see Paris all day long on the news about her going to jail, so they didn't care about seeing her camping with kids. It was a case of overexposure."
Show insiders also claim Nicole infuriated TV bosses with her diva-like behaviour in the recent fifth series.
The source said: "Paris carried the show. She was the one willing to do anything. Nicole was the diva."
Nicole, 25, was sentenced to four days in jail after pleading guilty to driving under the influence - her second DUI conviction since 2003 - on Friday (27.07.07).
Her sentence follows Paris' 23-day prison stint in June for driving with a suspended licence.
'The Simple Life' could be resuscitated if another TV network decides to pick up the rights and screen a new series.
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