While Paris Hilton has been burning for weeks over her falling out with former The Simple Life co-star Nicole Richie, the hotel heiress famous for being famous still refuses to say what prompted the feud.
In April, Hilton had this to say about her one-time best friend: “It’s no big secret that Nicole and I are no longer friends. Nicole knows what she did, and that’s all I’m ever going to say about it.”
Rumors over “what Nicole did” have been buzzing around the Internet ever since, from reports of Richie falling off the wagon (she once spent time in a “drug-diversion” program after pleading guilty to a felony heroin possession charge in 2003) to plans for releasing a competing sex tape.
However, the recent photographs of Richie in Star Magazine seem to point the finger at Nicole’s drastic weight loss.
This was verified by a source close to both women, who revealed that Hilton, in a last-ditch effort to save their friendship, even went so far as to arrange for Nicole to co-star in her recent commercial for Carl’s Jr., “just so she (Nicole) would eat something,” said the source. “But Nicole wouldn’t cooperate, so Paris had to cut her loose.”
“It was a really painful decision by Paris,” the source revealed. “But at the end of the day, there’s just no way she (Paris) was going to share screen time with someone skinnier and skankier-looking than she is.”