Paris Hilton says 'Simple Life' not dead just yet

CULVER CITY, Calif. - Paris Hilton says she isn't giving up ''The Simple Life'' just yet.

''We're shooting Nov. 1,'' said the 24-year-old hotel heiress, who had a front-row seat at the Louis Verdad fashion show Sunday. ''All the networks are fighting over it.''

Fox said last week it had canceled the reality show starring Hilton and Nicole Richie. The network said its midseason schedule didn't have a time slot for a fourth season, prompting speculation the feuding ex-friends no longer proved compatible.

Benigni does live comedy on TV

ROME - Roberto Benigni delivered four minutes of slapstick comedy antics during a live appearance on state television to promote his latest comic film, set against the backdrop of the Iraq war.

Sitting down Saturday night next to the TV anchorman, Benigni took off a red sweater and draped it on the embarrassed-looking man's shoulders. He then ranted in favor of poetry and against war, which he said ''makes no sense and is vulgar.''

Sawyer added to Kentucky mural

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Diane Sawyer has joined Muhammad Ali, jockey Pat Day and KFC founder Col. Harlan Sanders as a fixture in downtown Louisville.

Sawyer, host of ABC's ''Good Morning America,'' is the latest person featured in the ''hometown heroes'' mural series installed by the Greater Louisville Pride Foundation.

The mural of the Glasgow, Ky., native, which was installed Saturday, is 55 feet wide and 65 feet high.

Rocket's death ruled suicide

FARMINGTON, Conn. - Actor and comedian Charles Rocket, who had roles in a variety of movies and TV series and briefly gained notoriety for uttering an obscenity on ''Saturday Night Live,'' committed suicide, the state medical examiner ruled.

Rocket, 56, whose real name was Charles Claverie, was found dead in a field near his home in Canterbury on Oct 7. His throat had been cut.

- From wire reports