In what seems to be an elaborate media tease, Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton were spotted out dining together recently, laughing and whispering over lunch. These young stars both catapulted to fame after their reality series The Simple Life took off and then soon after, a public feud ensued in which the childhood best friends stopped speaking to one another. Could this be a return of the "BFFs"? Or more likely is their rekindled friendship just as staged as their rather insipid show?
No one can say for sure. Hilton's rep confirms the two had lunch together but would not say anything more cryptic then, "It's a good thing when people have a meal together."
Not so surprisingly, the producer of The Simple Life was quoted as saying that the upcoming season will feature Paris and Nicole together because "the thing viewers love is the girls together."
What a financially satisfying coincidence that there friendship has started working out in time for a new season!
As for Paris and Nicole...I believe only in a fictional "Simple Life" would Paris truly try to mature and Nicole move on and rekindle their decade long friendship. With this publicity stunt The Simple Life has never seemed more complex.
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