Post-breakup Paris Hilton reconnects with old friend
June 23rd, 2011
08:12 PM ET

Post-breakup Paris Hilton reconnects with old friend

A newly single Paris Hilton was feeling the love at a shindig for Charlotte Ronson on Tuesday, as the heiress was all hugs and smiles with former BFF/supposed frenemy Nicole Richie.

According to TMZ, the two were seen exchanging hugs and hanging out at the Hollywood event. Hilton tweeted later, “@NicoleRichie, Bill, great seeing you tonight at #Iheartronson. You looked so beautiful! Love you. Love Sill 🙂 xoxo”

The 30-year-old heiress, who is currently starring in the Oxygen reality show “The World According to Paris,” recently broke up with her boyfriend of one year, Cy Waits, and says that she’s now taking a closer look at her life.


Filed under: Celebrities • Nicole Richie • Paris Hilton
Kim K. unveils teen pic of herself and Nicole Richie
March 10th, 2011
10:57 AM ET

Kim K. unveils teen pic of herself and Nicole Richie

Not many stars would be willing to show off their awkward teenage photos, but Kim Kardashian happily posted her old-school pic on her blog yesterday—and it also included her childhood pal Nicole Richie.

"Ok look what Nicole and I found!!!!" Kardashian wrote of the snapshot, in which she, Richie and three of their gal pals are seen pouting for the camera. "Seriously! I was 13 and she was 12! Hahahaha."

The 30-year-old reality TV star added that she "literally screamed" when she spotted the photo. "Look at how short my hair was!" she wrote.

Hmm… will Kardashian be posting pics of frenemy Paris Hilton next? Stay tuned!

Prenuptial rumor roundup: Nicole Richie to wed?
December 10th, 2010
05:17 PM ET

Prenuptial rumor roundup: Nicole Richie to wed?

If the rumors are to be believed, Nicole Richie is somewhere prepping to wed rocker Joel Madden, whom she’s been with since 2006 and was confirmed to be engaged to earlier this year.

Supposedly, Richie, 29, and Madden, 31, are set to tie the knot tomorrow at Lionel Richie's Beverly Hills estate which, although it boasts 28 rooms, doesn't have plenty of space on the ground for many guests.

Word on the street is that the guest list has been kept to 75, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail. So while there reportedly will be seats for Ashlee Simpson and Christina Aguilera, there isn’t room for one Paris Hilton.


Filed under: Celebrities • Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie's wild teen years
September 6th, 2010
09:40 AM ET

Nicole Richie's wild teen years

As her son Sparrow celebrates his first birthday on September 9, Nicole Richie is opening up about her wild teen years and the day she decided to become a virgin – or at least declare herself one with a tattoo.

"I'm a Virgo and the sign is a virgin," Richie, who turns 29 on September 21, tells the October issue of InStyle UK. "So, when I was 16, I got the word 'virgin' tattooed on my wrist thinking I was so deep and cool."

But now that she's a grown woman – and also mother to 2-year-old Harlow, her other child with rocker fiancé Joel Madden, 31 – Richie admits the ink is a bit embarrassing. Says the celebutante turned designer, "Now I just look really weird having 'virgin' written across my wrist – and I have to explain it."


December 1st, 2009
02:44 PM ET

Nicole Richie gets her own sitcom on ABC

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Reality stars are like a fungus. Just when you think they’ve all but disappeared they come back stronger than before.

She’s been off the television radar since she ended her run on the buddy reality show “The Simple Life” with her former best friend Paris Hilton, but now celebuspawn Nicole Richie is developing a sitcom for ABC that she intends to star in and produce.

Variety reports that the show will use a single camera, like sitcoms “30 Rock” and “The Office”, and that the concept , which is loosely based on her own life, was Richie’s idea. FULL POST

September 9th, 2009
08:23 PM ET

Celebs and their weird baby names

Sparrow Jack Midnight Madden.

That's the name Nicole Richie and rocker Joel Madden have chosen for their baby boy, born Wednesday morning.

Sparrow?  What, were Egret and Albatross taken?

Nicole-Joel are the latest celeb couple to adopt a strange name for their offspring.  Contending for the oddest is Bronx Mowgli Wentz, born last year to Ashlee Simpson and rocker Pete Wentz.   Okay, the kid does have the cool initials BMW. 

Usher and his estranged wife Tameka Foster named their second child Naviyd.  Superman-obsessed actor Nicolas Cage named his son Kal-el.  Zuma Rock is the moniker Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale affixed to their child.

Comedian Penn Jillette has kids named Moxie Crimefighter and Zolten.   Actor Jason Lee apparently rebelled against the ordinariness of his own name by dubbing his tot Pilot Inspektor. 

In the produce section, there's Apple Martin, born to Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, and Peaches Geldof (Bob Geldof's daughter).

The list goes on... Rumer Willis.  Scout Willis.  Suri Cruise.  Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt.   And, of course,  the Zappa kids, Diva, Moon Unit, Dweezil and Ahmet.  Okay, Ahmet is not particularly unusual, at least in Muslim countries.

Why do celebrities feel a necessity to choose such peculiar names for their children?  Is this a vanity thing?

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