March 27, 2004 -- AFTER breakfasting with friends, John Mitchell strolled into his condominium, greeted his wife and experienced what many men only dream about: Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie showering in his bathroom.
Nudity isn't exactly naughty to Mitchell - he lives the Caliente nudist resort.
But even Mitchell was surprised he was sharing his shower with Paris and Nicole this week.
A moment later the Hollywood "celebutantes" departed with two cameramen who had been filming them. They had a job to do at Caliente - serving as French maids to the resort's mostly naked clientele.
The Tampa Bay area has been in a tizzy as Hilton and Richie film the second season of their show, "The Simple Life."
Hilton, an heir to the hotel fortune, and Richie, daughter of singer Lionel, are traveling the country, from Miami to Beverly Hills, in a pink pickup truck.
Stripped of cash and credit cards, the pair are supposed to take odd jobs in small towns along the way. Episodes should air in the fall.
Filming last week at Weeki Wachee Springs and a ranch in Hernando County was disrupted when Hilton was pitched from a horse.
Caliente, chock-full of nudists enjoying the warm spring weather, continued the show's fish-out-of-water premise.
On Wednesday, they were hired, and changed into French maid uniforms. Because the outfits appeared too long, someone snipped away material so the ladies could show more thigh. With two cameramen and a boom-mike operator in tow, they tried to blend into the, um, crowd.
The night before, the pair partied in the resort's nightclub till the wee hours and arrived at Mitchell's condo looking disheveled and tired. The Mitchells learned that extraordinary wealth doesn't always translate into extraordinary manners. Hilton and Richie left a sizable puddle on the bathroom floor.
- Post wire services