Nicole Richie confirms pregnancy

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) -- Los Angeles socialite Nicole Richie finally answered the question people have been asking -- yes, she's pregnant.

E! jettisoning 'Simple Life'

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- The antics of Los Angeles socialites Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie trying to lead a simple life on-screen will end after this season, E! network announced.

Nicole Richie to spend four days in jail

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles court commissioner Friday sentenced "Simple Life" star Nicole Richie to four days in a Los Angeles jail for her DUI arrest in December.

Report: Nicole Richie 3 mos. pregnant

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- U.S. reality TV star and red-carpet fixture Nicole Richie is reportedly three months pregnant with her first child by rocker/boyfriend Joel Madden.

Winfrey tops Forbes 2007 powerful list

NEW YORK, June 15 (UPI) -- TV talk show maven Oprah Winfrey is No. 1 on Forbes magazine's annual list of the top 100 most powerful celebrities.

Nicole Richie says jail time a possibility

NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- Socialite Nicole Richie told David Letterman in New York that she's ready to face the consequences for her DUI charge, even a possible jail sentence.

Court calls FCC indecency rule 'arbitrary'

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. appeals court Monday struck down the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's policy of fining broadcasters that inadvertently air profanity.

Paris Hilton sculpture unveiled

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Los Angeles hotel heiress Paris Hilton has inspired a statue meant to combat "the disturbingly glamorized trend of Hollywood's girls gone wild."

Nicole Richie pleads not guilty to DUI

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Star Nicole Richie pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.

FCC accused of ambiguity on profanity

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The Fox network has accused the Federal Communications Commission of being ambiguous in its definition of profanity in a New York courtroom.

Nicole Richie may spend time in jail

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Actress Nicole Richie may have to spend 5 days in jail if she is convicted of her latest impaired driving arrest because of a 2002 conviction.

Nicole Richie arrested in California

GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Nicole Richie has been arrested by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Nicole Richie busted for DUI

GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Glendale, Calif., police Monday booked Nicole Richie for driving under the influence.

FCC counters Fox in profanity case

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Federal lawyers told a U.S. appeals court that Fox was muddying the waters in a case involving penalties for foul language aired during music awards shows.

Nicole Richie gains weight, looks great

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Friends of Nicole Richie say they've notice a difference since the American actress said she was seeking treatment for her inability to gain weight.
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Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie arrives for the Fourth Annual Fashion Rocks Concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York on September 6, 2007. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Nicole Camille Richie (born Nicole Camille Escovedo; September 21, 1981) is an American fashion designer, author, actress, Singer and television personality. Her father was Peter Michael Escovedo, a musician who played for a brief time with Lionel Richie, and her mother was the executive assistant for Sheila Escovedo, Karen. Nicole Richie is the adopted daughter of soul singer Lionel Richie and his then-wife Brenda Harvey. Richie is perhaps best known for her role in the Fox reality television series The Simple Life. In recent years Richie has focused on charity work and environmental issues. In November 2007 Richie and husband Joel Madden created "The Richie Madden Children's Foundation".

Richie's tumultuous personal life has attracted significant publicity in tabloid press, for her dramatically thin appearance, which sparked rumors of an eating disorder, to driving under the influence (DUI) arrests in 2003 and 2006, and her extensive drug abuse throughout her late teenage years and early twenties.

Nicole Richie was born Nicole Camille Escovedo in Berkeley, California, Nicole’s birth parents found it difficult to provide for her financially and, at the age of three, they agreed to let her move in with Lionel Richie and his then-wife Brenda Harvey. "My parents were friends with Lionel," she says. "They trusted that they would be better able to provide for me." Initially, Lionel Richie became her guardian. Lionel Richie and his wife, Brenda Harvey, effectively raised Nicole as their daughter. Nicole began attending weekly sessions with a psychotherapist at age three, remaining in therapy throughout childhood. Nicole was legally adopted by the Richies at age nine. Shortly after the adoption was formalized, Lionel's affair with another woman became public knowledge. The Richies went through a bitter, public split, and as a result, indulged Nicole's every whim. "Their way of making me happy was to say yes to everything I wanted, but I don't think a little girl should have that much freedom," said Richie in an interview with Vanity Fair magazine. Lionel Richie remarried following his divorce and gave Nicole two younger siblings: Myles (born 1994) and Sofia (born 1998). Richie has one godmother, Nancy Davis, daughter of Marvin Davis and mother of Brandon Davis. Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson were each Richie's godfathers. Jones said in a People magazine interview that he has "known Nicole Richie since she was a baby. She's a very smart girl". Early Childhood friend of Paris Hilton.

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