Hilton, Richie to host Teen Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie will host this year's Teen Choice Awards on Fox, the network announced Tuesday.

Richie not happy with 'Life' editing

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Nicole Richie told the New York Daily News her reality TV show "The Simple Life" was edited to make her behavior look worse than it really was.

TV's 'High Life' opposite of 'Simple Life'

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- TV producers have dropped a rural family in the midst of Beverly Hills, Calif., opulence for a reality show touted as the opposite of Fox's "The Simple Life."

Superstars turn out for Derby Eve gala

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 13 (UPI) -- Nick and Jessica, Kid Rock, a couple of Jackson siblings and a dozen or two more celebrities are set to attend Kentucky Derby Eve's biggest party.

Paris, Nicole surprise Florida nudists

LAND-O-LAKES, Fla., March 25 (UPI) -- "The Simple Life's" Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie surprised residents at a Florida nudist resort when the reality TV duo showed up requesting a shower.

Paris Hilton injured while riding horse

TAMPA, Fla., March 22 (UPI) -- Socialite Paris Hilton has been injured in a horseback riding accident in rural Florida while filming a segment for Fox's show "The Simple Life 2."

Nicole Richie afraid of being stalked

LOS ANGELES, March 16 (UPI) -- Nicole Richie missed the first day of shooting the second season of her U.S. reality show "The Simple Life" because she feared someone was stalking her.

'Simple Life' searching for host families

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Producers of Fox's "Simple Life" are searching for typical American families to host Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie for the show's second season.

Salomon offers deal over Hilton sex tape

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Paris Hilton's sex tape romp partner Rick Salomon has offered to settle his $10 million slander suit against the hotel-chain owning family.

'Simple Life' gets second season on Fox

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Fox executives announced a second season of the hit reality show "Simple Life" is in the works, though no airdate has been announced.

Paris Hilton 'tops' worst-dressed list

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- TV and Internet bad girl Paris Hilton picked up another dubious distinction Tuesday when Hollywood designer Mr. Blackwell named her 2003's worst dressed woman.

Fox schedules 'Simple Life' reunion

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Fox will air "The Simple Life Reunion" Jan. 13, bringing Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Altus, Ark., locals together for a final day at the farm.

Finding the 'Simple Life' at Wal-Mart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, stars of Fox TVs new hit, "The Simple Life," are headed to Wal-Mart via a DVD series, according to the Daily Variety.
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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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