Two of our favorite blonds are teaming up for NBC’s new show Fashion Star.Nicole Richie, Jessica Simpson and John Varvatos will act as mentors — a la The Voice — to wannabee fashion designers. Elle MacPherson is set to host the show, which will also offer up contestants’ designs for purchase each week. Says executive producer Ben Silverman, “Jessica, Nicole, John and Elle make the most exciting team we have ever worked with on a reality television show and we are thrilled to feature such an extraordinary group of mentors and designers.”
Yes yes yes and more yes! We’ve already witnessed Nicole and Jessica make TV (and fashion) magic on their own, so we can’t wait to see them in action together. NBC — find a way to work in Chicken of the Sea, woncha please?
Nicole Richie may be married to the singer from Good Charlotte, and often dress like a hippie chick, but she’s obviously got nothing against dance-pop. While getting psyched for Britney Spears‘ gig in LA last night, Nicole showed off her dance moves to I’m A Slave 4 U” in the above clip. “Do You REALLY want to challenge me to a Britney dance-off?” she queries a pal in the opening text. “Okkaaaaaayyyy……” Though she doesn’t quite nail the choreography (who could?), she was obviously happy enough with the outcome to write “who’s next?” at the end of the clip. We’re crossing our fingers it’s the Madden twins who take the challenge.
Yeah we know, history was made in London today. But let’s look to Miami for a just a moment and gaze upon Nicole Richie‘s rock hard bikini bod, shall we? Good. The sexy socialite did what sexy socialites do best (well, post-rehab), and spent most of the day lounging poolside and making people think, “Wow, she had two kids?” Clearly the Tracey Anderson classes are working. Nicole was in Florida to host a trunk show for her Winter Kate fashion line, while husband Joel Madden is touring Europe with his band, Good Charlotte. Did Prince William book ‘em to secretly play his wedding reception? We have our suspicions…
Christina Aguilera‘s life this year is like the Paula Abdul song “Opposites Attract.” She might take two steps forward, but then somewhere along the line, she takes two steps back. Here we thought that with her new job as a judge on The Voice she was moving forward, but it was just revealed that some raunchy photos that were taken of Aguilera are being shopped around after someone found them on a memory card in a French hotel room. Two steps back for not double-checking your room before departing, Xtina.
The card contains “hundreds of highly intimate photographs” of Aguilera, reports Radar Online. Some were taken at pal Nicole Richie‘s bachelorette party last September, some taken with boyfriend Matthew Rutler, and others are shots of Aguilera’s son Max. The man who reportedly found the card containing the photos is now trying to sell them, as any classy person would, but gave Radar a taste of what they photos were of. Allegedly, some of the photos show Aguilera dancing on tables, simulating oral sex, and hanging out with two strippers at Richie’s party (sounds pretty normal for a bachelorette party, actually), and in others, Aguilera is in bed with Rutler. No one (yet) has bought the photos, but it’s just one more setback for the pop star, (and the second set of leaked, NSFW photos of her in three months). Don’t make us buy you a fanny pack for your next vacation, girl, you can’t be losing any more pictures like these.
Talk about a blast from the past, huh. Way, way, way before the sex tapes, the reality shows, the mug shots and the Playboy shoots! The girls really do go back a long way, but it’s funny to see how some things never change. Notice how Kim on the extreme left is pouting like her life depended on it at the camera? See what we mean? She started at an early age! Nicole (who’s on the right), on the other hand, is doing the slightly-blank-but-still-cool face that we’ve come to associate her with now. All this photo needed was an old school Paris Hilton!
Though Nicole Richie displayed her “flower girl” aesthetic at the Jean-Paul Gaultier show the day before, she certainly didn’t look like any kind of hippie at Givenchy’s show at Paris Fashion Week earlier today. The socialite sat by the runway with Florence Welch in a tight, sleeveless leather dress that seemed to leave her a little chilly in the chestular region. Dig those snakeskin shoes! Fake or no, we’re pretty sure PETA would prefer she just wore a shirt with a painting of a dog on it like Liv Tyler did.
Get a good look at both Nicole and Liv’s looks in the gallery below.
We don’t know if the Russian population at large thinks American culture so closely resembles the set of a florescent-colored Some Like It Hot, but if these photos of Nicole Richie in Harper’s Bazaar Russia are any indication, we wish it did too. Sporting neon threads and planted next to a pink Cadillac, Richie rocks Marilyn Monroe curls with a few kitschy dialogue bubbles drawn in for good measure. The photographer might have Nicole saying “Wow!,” but we’re assuming she has more complex matters on her mind, like “How am I going to get onto the plane and out of the country before they realize I’ve stolen all these clothes?”
Nicole Richie is in New York City for Fashion Week this week and she showed up at an event at Bergdorf Goodman yesterday dressed to kill. Richie attended the “Celebrate New York” event, which was also attended by fellow designer Charlotte Ronson and a handful of stylists, publicists and other -ists, but of course Richie is the one who stood out the most. We’re loving her throwback look here. Proof once again that she can commit no fashion crimes in our eyes.
Newlyweds Joel Madden and Nicole Richie have been spending some time in Paris this week because Joel and his band Good Charlotte had a stop there on their European tour. The adorable couple went shopping and had dinner out, which is pretty much what one does when you visit Paris, unless you’re famous, then you get the stores to close for you while you shop. Check out a few more shots of the couple (who left their kids Harlow and Sparrow Madden at home for date night) as they stroll through the streets of Paris looking chic as always.