LATEST: Paris Hilton has assured fans she's still planning to shoot a new series of her reality TV show THE SIMPLE LIFE - despite news that it had been cancelled.

Bosses at US TV network Fox announced last week (ends14OCT05) they had cancelled the show, starring Hilton and her friend-turned-foe Nicole Richie, claiming they didn't have a time slot for a fourth season.

But Hilton explains that rival networks have now taken the news as an opportunity to snap up the show for themselves.

She says, "We're shooting November 1st. All the networks are fighting over it."