One friendship will never ever mend, but apparently a different one with someone of the same name just might.

It could also lead to a television reunion come this winter.

Technically, barely winter.

Paris Hilton

Never mend: Nicole Richie

Just might: Sofia Richie

Television reunion: A Simple Life

What went wrong with Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie’s friendship?

According to People, the rift was pretty obvious at the 2005 Vanity Fair Oscar party, which saw Tom Cruise pulling up to the back door in a motorcycle like a low-stakes installment of Mission Impossible and Donald Trump posing with his brand new bride Melania. Paris, who was wearing a glitzy Chloe dress and showing off some elegant side-boob, reportedly “hung out with her sister Nicky [Hilton].” Nicole, who was engaged to DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) at the time, “stuck with her fiancé.”

A few days later, things didn’t appear to be any friendlier between Paris and Nicole. According to People, they were both spotted at the luxury, Beverly Hills Chinese restaurant Mr. Chow. Paris was there first, and Nicole took a seat at “the other side of the restaurant, out of Paris’ view.” The interaction probably made most onlookers want to hide under their Von Dutch trucker hats, or at least phone TMZ.

In April 2005, Paris officially dumped Nicole — at least as much as she could while still having a contract with The Simple Life. According to USA Today, the hotel heiress was spotted at Us Weekly’s Young Hot Hollywood Style Awards, where she announced that Nicole would no longer be a part of their famed reality series. Instead, Rod Stewart’s daughter, Kimberly Stewart, would be filling in as her BFF for Season 4.

“It’s my show; I’ve had it three seasons, and I just want to freshen it up — make it newer and funner,” Paris said, adding Nicole was “engaged” and “working like a dog.” – Source

Paris Hilton: Sofia Richie Is ‘Like My Little Sister’

Move over, Nicole Richie! Paris Hilton and Sofia Richie are so close that the heiress considers her more than a friend: she’s just like family!

“She is so amazing. I love her,” Hilton, 38, exclusively tells Us Weekly. “She’s like my little sister. I’ve known her since she was born and now to see her grow up into this amazing, beautiful woman. She’s so mature and has such a good head on her shoulders.”

The “Best Friend’s Ass” singer, who recently became a partner and investor for The Glam App Opens a New Window. , is also impressed at how the model’s fashion has evolved over the years. “She literally has such great style,” says the DJ, noting she never has to give her younger pal any tips. “She doesn’t even need fashion advice. She gets it. She’s like this fashionista. It’s so fun.”- Source

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