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No more reality checks for Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. Just breaking the law and hard time served in federal, pound-me-in-the-a$$ prisons.

Obscure Office Space quotes aside, multiple sources have confirmed that their reality show, The Simple Life, will not be picked up next season by E!

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Apparently, The Simple Life was still on the air. And was airing on E! Who knew.

A source says that the overexposure of Paris and Nicole - shockingly - is to blame for the show's cancellation.

"We felt like the real life drama of their lives overshadowed anything happening on the show," says the insider.

"Viewers would see Paris all day long on the news about her going to jail, so they didn't care about seeing her camping. It was played out."

The source adds that Nicole Richie - not the ho-tel heiress - also became increasingly difficult to work with last season.

"Paris actually carried the show. She was the one willing to do anything," says the source. "Nicole Richie was the diva."

According to one source, the show could get a second chance at life if another network decides to pick up the series (the show's first season debuted on Fox).

Somehow, we don't see it happening. It looks about as likely as Lindsay Lohan salvaging her movie career after her many rehab debacles.

On Friday, Richie, 25, was sentenced to four days in jail after pleading guilty to driving under the influence, her second DUI since 2003.

Paris Hilton, 26, served 23 days in jail last June for violating probation on a previous reckless driving conviction. Yeah, yeah. Yawn.

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We now pause from our coverage of Lindsay Lohan's insane bender to bring you other breaking celebrity news from the exciting world of celebrity DUIs.

Nicole Richie appeared in court this morning and copped a plea in her DUI case, stemming from her infamous December arrest, and as a result, will do time.

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Sources tell TMZ that Nicole Richie either pled either guilty or no contest. Lionel Richie's daughter appeared before the Court Commissioner and was sentenced on the spot.

Given that the "actress" is pregnant, and merely screwed up like a moron, rather than showing complete disregard for the law, we didn't expect her to get a harsh sentence.

Unlike worthless BFF Paris Hilton, Richie did not make a scene and was given a short sentence of 96 hours, or four days in jail. By law, anyone with two DUIs must serve at least five.

She was credited with one day served for the time she spent locked up the night she was arrested. This DUI conviction was Nicole Richie's second, following one a few years prior.

"Wrong way" Richie was arrested on December 11, after she drove the wrong way on a California freeway while high on the weed and Vicodin.

Then again, at least she didn't try to run people over.


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What's there to say, really?

The pregnancy rumors proved legit.

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She's really, really thin and drives the wrong way on freeways while high on the weed and Vicodin.

That's about as far as the story goes as far as we're concerned, but the pregnant, soon-to-be on trial Nicole Richie is set to emerge from a period of self-imposed media blackout.

Next week, the Simple Life "star" will finally come out of hiding for an interview with Diane Sawyer.

Must be a slow week at ABC if they are turning to celebrity news of this nature.

In three segments set to air August 2 on Good Morning America and August 3 on Good Morning America and 20/20, Sawyer will finally have the chance to ask Nicole Richie on behalf of America, in the words of Elliot Reid from Scrubs:

"What the frick is going on with you?!"

Indeed, the forthcoming interview will mark something of a comeback for the usually media whorish Nicole Richie, pictured here with pal and fellow DUI fiend Lindsay Lohan.

On tour recently with boyfriend Joel Madden's band, Good Charlotte, she has kept a low-profile, trying to avoid being seen whenever possible.

That should be easy. All she has to do is turn sideways. Eh? Sorry.

Some topics that we hope Diane Sawyer will cover are Richie's upcoming court date for her December DUI arrest, where she could face 90 days to one year in jail, and whether she plans to keep the baby or let it starve to death as she seems to favor doing to herself.

Previous celebrities who have memorably opened up to Sawyer include Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, The Dixie Chicks and Tom Cruise.

Big footsteps to follow in, Nicole. Hope you're up for it.


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To some celebs, such as Kim Kardashian, Olivia Mojica and Paris Hilton, doggy style is just something you do to kill time... and make some money off sex tape sales.

To others (fortunately), it's more about fun, companionship and cuteness. Not to mention a fashionable accessory. Truly, little dogs are all the rage in Hollywood these days.

Let's take a look at a few stars and their furry friends. Below, Kristin Cavallari gives her pooch a lift during a morning outing in L.A. this week. While Lauren Conrad always melts our hearts, we'll say the same about K-Cav if we see a few more pictures like this one!

Also below (right), Jessica Simpson and her BFF and companion, Daisy, are seen at LAX airport in this selection exhumed from our archives of celebrity pictures.

Now here's the wonderful Jennifer Love Hewitt in The Hollywood Dog magazine with her puppy, and the pregnant Nicole Richie posing with her little Shih Tzu, Honeychild.

Lastly, we have Jake Gyllenhaal, apparently a big To Kill a Mockingbird fan, who has two dogs: Atticus Finch and Boo Radley. He's seen here with one of them.

Which celebrity dog pairing is your favorite?

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Nicole Richie's lawyer forced yet another delay in court Tuesday of her pending DUI trial.

"The trial will not happen Wednesday" as scheduled, said Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the L.A. County District Attorney. "Richie's attorney filed a motion ... stating that their key witness, a drug expert, was unavailable."

Although Los Angeles County Commissioner Steven Lubell denied the pregnant Richie's attorney's request for a new trial start date of August 5, he ordered both sides to court Wednesday to argue over why the trial should be postponed.

Regardless of the outcome, the hearing postpones the trial at least a day.

Nicole Richie does not have to attend the trial. She went to Canada to watch boyfriend Joel Madden's band Good Charlotte peform Tuesday in Calgary.

Richie's lawyer declined to respond to requests for comment. But in a court filing, she said she intends to use defense expert Terence McGee, a doctor specializing in drug abuse, to challenge the prosecution's evidence against Richie.

In fact, TMZ obtained a document that holds the key to Nicole Richie's DUI defense - a claim the drug tests cops performed on her were bogus. Well, that's one way to go.

A declaration, filed today by Shawn Chapman Holley, Nicole Richie's lawyer, says, "Dr. Terence McGee ... will challenge the prosecutor's scientific evidence and [his] conclusions."

If convicted of the misdemeanor charge, Richie - who pleaded not guilty - faces a minimum of four days in jail with three years of probation because it would be her second DUI offense.

Last month Nicole Richie, 25, told David Letterman on his show that she is "scared" to go to jail. Bu added that she is "willing to face whatever consequences come my way, and take responsibility for what I've done."

Spotted driving the wrong way on a Los Angeles freeway on December 11, Richie failed a field sobriety test and admitted to police that she'd smoked pot and taken Vicodin that evening.

She was previously convicted of a DUI in June 2003.


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Lionel Richie says he "doesn't know" if his daughter, Nicole Richie, is pregnant. Obviously, he doesn't read this or any other celebrity gossip site.

After all, it's pretty well confirmed that Nicole is pregnant.

Nonetheless, Lionel Richie poked fun at himself for being an out-of-touch father of late, pleading to People, "Nicole, baby, call me!"

The pop legend was serious, though, in discussing how his life might change if his daughter is pregnant - and she definitely is.

"Grandpa, man, that's wild," Lionel Richie said at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on Saturday. "I don't know if I'm going to be grandpa. I don't know if I'm ready to be called grandpa."

Lionel, you can drop the "if," man. Sure as summer days are long and Paris Hilton's pussy seems to pop up in many celebrity photo galleries, your daughter's got a bun in the oven.

As for his daughter's fame, Lionel says that Nicole Richie is "living her life under a microscope, but it's the kind of life you live at that age."

Richie also told a group of reporters he believes Nicole is fabulous.

"She keeps apologizing [about being in the news so much], I tell you, she's doing exactly what you're supposed to do... she's living her life. If we had cell phones, MySpace, Internet back then, God knows what my parents would have known about The Commodores."

Lionel Richie, looking fit in blue jeans and a white dress shirt, played several of his hits from Commodores era at the Superdome on the final day of the Essence Music Festival.

The festival returned to New Orleans this year after a one-year move to Houston while the Katrina-damaged Superdome was being repaired.

"There comes a time in your career when people tell you that you've made it, and that's what I feel has happened to me," Richie said. "I just feel completely honored to apply these songs to be part of helping New Orleans recover, and I'm humbled by how this city has embraced me."

Saturday's concert for the city of New Orleans also featured Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland, Ne-Yo and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.

"That, what you heard tonight, was pure foundation. I'm just sorry I didn't have my platform shoes and Afro," Lionel Richie said.

Lionel Richie says his immediate plans are to work on an album with Ne-Yo and go on tour in Europe and Australia.

Rowland, who performed snippets of several songs for about 20 minuets as the first act on Saturday, was also ecstatic to be in the Big Easy as a solo artist.

Said Kelly Rowland: "When I was four, I told my momma, 'I want to sing on stage like Whitney Houston with a red dress on.'"


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The Tony Parker - Eva Longoria wedding extravaganza was perhaps the most notable event of the weekend in terms of pure celebrity news.

But in honor of Saturday's date, 07-07-07, our friends at TMZ created their own seven wonders of the world - and they're too good not to share.

From the walking train wreck that is Britney Spears to Spencer and Heidi's fake relationship to the glory that is Greasy Bear, behold the 7 Wonders of Celebrity Gossip ...

Nicole Richie's Pregnancy
Was it a pregnancy bump, or had Nicole simply decided to ingest food? For weeks, rumors swirled about whether or not the skinny one was pregnant - or eating for a change. Turns out Nicole - ever the trendsetter - is going to be the first mom among the worthless young Hollywood set.

Matthew McConaughey's Missing Shirt
For months now, Matthew McConaughey has wandered the world, playing his bongos and collecting sexy accolades sans shirt. Where could the shirt have gone? And does anyone object to its absence?

Lindsay Lohan's Driving Skillz
Disaster seems to strike whenever Lindsay Lohan is behind the wheel. It's a wonder the girl ever gets anywhere at all. Besides into the pants of A.J. Lamas, of course.

The Britney Spears Train Wreck-a-Thon
First there was the quickie Jason Alexander wedding. Then came the decision to marry Kevin Federline and the ensuing divorce. Then the partying with Paris. The head-shaving debacle. The umbrella rage incident. The panty-free partying. The rehab. The post-rehab. The propensity for getting naked ... and on and on and on and ...

Brandon Davis' Oily Sheen
Despite being an heir with infinite cash, Brandon "Greasy Bear" Davis can't seem to stop sweating. Brother Jason Davis, a.k.a. "Gummi Bear," almost looks normal by comparison.

The Heidi Montag - Spencer Pratt "Relationship"
Spencer Pratt and Heidi's new fake boobs have managed to stretch their 15 minutes of fame to at least 20. The obnoxious, obviously conniving Pratt even convinced a girl to marry him. Talk about defining the dumb blonde stereotype. Ugh. Just give us Lauren Conrad.

The Lack of Underwear in Los Angeles, California
Apparently there are no Victoria's Secrets in L.A. That or some fraternity pledge is frequently raiding the underwear drawers of Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and company. How else do you explain the deluge of crotch shot and nipple slip photos?

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Nicole Richie: She is Pregnant!As we confirmed earlier this week, Nicole Richie is, in fact, pregnant.

After weeks of hiding her stomach from the press, any pregnancy rumors have been put to rest:

Us Weekly has confirmed that Richie is 12 weeks pregnant with Joel Madden's child.

"She is extremely excited right now," says a source close Richie, who is preparing to welcome her first child into the world (same with Madden).

Richie, 25, shared the good news with her mom Brenda, and close friends like Mischa Barton, in early May, adds the Richie pal, after a pregnancy test came up positive.

And you know what? Pregnancy isn't Nicole Richie's only cause for celebration.

A source says that Joel Madden, 28, along with a few friends and his twin brother, Benji Madden, went shopping for an engagement ring.

And the twins' older brother, Josh Madden tells Us Weekly, "Nicole is awesome. I would love for them to get married!"

No word on whether Josh Madden was hanging out with Al Gore III and Pete Doherty at the time and apparently mistook Richie for someone else.

Both families are thrilled about the couple's baby joy. But Nicole Richie can't hide behind her bump forever.

The Simple Life star is due in court on July 11 on DUI charges from her December 2006 arrest, in which Wrong-Way Richie was driving while on pot and Vicodin. If found guilty, she may face 90 days to one year in jail because of a prior DUI arrest in 2003.

Can the baby save her? Or will she be sent to the can like Paris Hilton, only to be released and whine like a preening, self-promoting skank after just three weeks?


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Here's some celebrity news we definitely maybe saw coming a mile away.

Nicole Richie is pregnant.

Yes, it's true. The pregnancy rumors have been swirling for weeks, but many believed the "bump" Nicole Richie has sported to be merely a sign of malnutrition.

Not that one could be blamed for assuming that. Nicole Richie hates food.

But as of this afternoon, the gossip sleuths at TMZ have officially confirmed that Richie is pregnant.

The starlet has been dating Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden for over six months. Rumors have been running rampant on the Internets for months that Richie and Madden are expecting, but TMZ confirmed through multiple sources that she is, in fact, pregnant.

Congratulations! And gross!

In Touch is reporting that the couple will tie the knot this summer. Meanwhile, Nicole Richie is currently facing DUI charges stemming from her arrest last December.

The Simple Life "star" was found driving the wrong way on the freeway while on Vicodin and pot. She weighed 85 pounds at the time, and may have lost 5-10 since.

Pregnant or not, Nicole Richie will go on trial July 11. If convicted, she faces jail time. Will the poor baby inside her womb get her off the hook? Who knows.

One thing's for sure, though: Britney Spears must be psyched about this news: in nine months, she won't be the worst celebrity mother in town.


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Nicole Richie is definitely possibly pregnant.

But is she also about ready to walk down the aisle?

Sources tell that Richie may wed Joel Madden - her rocker beau - as early as next month. Yes, Joel is reportedly making an honest anorexic out of her.

"[Nicole Richie] has been shopping around for a wedding dress," a loose-lipped informant reveals. "She's calling around looking for a dress, and asking stylists for help."

She doesn't have a dress yet? What the hell else does Nicole Richie have to do with her time? Certainly not eat or work. This story smells worse than K-Fed.

When would the wedding be, were there to be a wedding? Today and tomorrow, Joel Madden and Good Charlotte are performing in Quebec, then they have another date in Canada July 10.

But the tour doesn't pick up again until early August, when Good Charlotte tours with Justin Timberlake. July wedding, anyone? Count us in!

As long as they serve weed and Vicodin as wedding favors, of course.

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