"The Simple Life" will not be using a South Jersey school as the setting for one of its episodes.
Parents felt it wasn't appropriate and feared that it would hold their community up to ridicule.
Producers of the show approached school officials in December, offering to pay $5,000 to film an episode at a school in rural New Jersey.
The idea for the school episode was to have the pair work as substitute teachers and cafeteria monitors at the J.P. Cleary Middle School.
School officials initially were all for the idea, even sending home permission forms for the kids. However, some parents responded angrily, saying the co-stars weren't fit role models.
"I just feel that it's ludicrous that the Board of Education and the administration would invite Paris Hilton to teach 11-, 12- and 13-year-olds, and Nicole Richie, too," said Sue Barber, a parent of a studen at the school. "Their reputation leaves a lot to be desired."
The majority of the community didn't object to the show being done there, and noted that 340 parents had returned forms giving their children permission to participate, while only 34 had said no.