The filming of socialites Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie's reality TV show The Simple Life was forced to wrap a week early after singer Lionel Richie's daughter threw a tantrum in an Arkansas, America bar.

The high-living pals were learning how to cope on a farm for the upcoming show, which has been filming in Altus, Arkansas, but things turned nasty after Richie discovered her handbag was missing during a filmed trip to a local bar.

The 21-year-old was so upset she allegedly threw bleach on the bar's pool table and then stormed back to her native New York with Hilton in tow. The entire incident was caught on film - and will be aired.

Producers of The Simple Life were happy to let the pals leave for New York a week early, because they already had enough footage for the show.

A spokesman for the show says, "The girls were getting homesick so we let them leave a week early."

02/06/2003 09:29