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Nicole And Joel Have Morphed Into Your Parents

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We love Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, so much so that we’ve even tweeted at Nicole when she offers to answer questions from nosy fans. Our love is pure and true. But we couldn’t resist poking fun at the happy couple, who recently hosted a ribbon cutting of a new playground that they sponsored through their foundation (seriously, these two are charitable angels).

In addition to reminding us of one of the creepiest paintings ever, the cutting-edge couple has morphed into some sort of suburban parental nightmare. Joel has completely toned down his tattooed-rocker look, and Nicole somehow forgot that she was the queen of boho chic, and instead dressed for a day of outlet shopping and dinner at Olive Garden. Maybe when you gain kids, you lose your edge?  But while we mock their G-rated look, we love their do-good attitude and practically perfect life. Maybe this is why Lindsay Lohan is so jealous of Nicole?  [Photo: GettyImages/Iconic painting: "American Gothic" by Grant Wood]

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Lindsay Lohan Jealous Of Nicole Richie?

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It’s no secret that Lindsay Lohan is a very jealous girlfriend, but one person that really gets her fired up over on-again/off-again girlfriend Samantha Ronson is  Nicole Richie. Samantha and Nicole, along with Nicole’s boyfriend Joel Madden, went out for a night on the town Friday night, partying it up at Hollywood hotspot Playhouse.  “When Lindsay found out that Sam was out with Nicole, she was not happy!”a source reveals.

Why is Lilo so jealous of the mother of Harlow and Sparrow? “Nicole has made it very clear to Lindsay and to their mutual friends that she wants a better life for her. Nicole hopes Lindsay will get it together and change her behavior, but until she makes a change, Nicole avoids her. Lindsay takes her hanging out with Nicole personally and as an attack on their on/off relationship.” [Photo: Getty Images]

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Nicole Richie Shows Off Sparrow

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Nicole Richie has come a long way since she was a tubby party girl clinging to Paris Hilton‘s coattails (see Nicole’s Fab or Fail Makeover); in fact, we hardly remember those dark heroin-soaked days because we’re too busy gushing over how perfect the new Nicole is. Bohemian chic! Jewelry designer! And of course, coolest celebrity mom ever!

Nic’s on the cover of People magazine this week with the latest addition to her family: new son Sparrow. Dad is the sweet and sensitive one-man tattoo parlor display, Joel Madden, and in typical Hollywood fashion, the whole gang is doing just splendid. “I couldn’t be happier,” says Nicole. “The only thing you want is for your kids to be healthy and happy, and they are. I’m right where I belong.”

We’d have to agree – Nicole is better off in this clique than she was sandwiched between Paris and Lindsay. If only her peers would follow her lead and straighten up their acts (LiLo, we’re looking at you).  [Photo: People]

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Frances Bean Cobain “Ashamed” Of Ali Lohan

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Remember when Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie et al were the ultimate Hollywood party girls, cruising around town with the air flapping around their un-knickered ladygardens, their friendships and fallings-out the hot topic on everyone’s lips? Well, as if we need further reminding, those days are over, those girls are, like, way old now, and it’s all about the next generation of bitchy starlets.

We’ve already posted our plea to save Ali Lohan some sort of normal teenage years, but sadly our words are going unheeded. And now in a full-on Twitter rant, Frances Bean Cobain lays into the wannabe star for seeking fame without credibility. Highlights from the now-deleted post included, “Your [sic] not entitled to anything simply because your sister has a recognisable name… You blatantly don’t care how your [sic] recognized, its the objective to get famous and that is what makes you replaceable and a recycled idea.

“Well, I’m ashamed to have to be grouped into the same category of person as you. I would rather die a most painful death the be associated with the kind of career your trying to make for yourself.”

Unkinder souls than ours (ahem) might point out that Frances herself is actually only well known because her parents are Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain. But underneath all the brazen teenage swagger, she seems to be making the same sort of point that we are. [Photo: Splash News Online]

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Report: Nicole Proposes To Joel!

Could gorgeous couple Nicole Richie and Joel Madden be about to put a ring on it? Star magazine in the UK is claiming that the cute pair, who recently welcomed the arrival of son Sparrow, could be headed down the aisle after formerly marriage-shy Nicole popped the question. Apparently the death of her former fiancé DJ AM and arrival of their second child made her “re-think her future.”

“She asked Joel to marry her, over dinner at home. He was delighted and said yes straight away,” the mag claims a pal said. According to the mag, we should keep our eyes out for a wedding early next year on Maui at the private gated residence of a record producer friend of the couple. For any everyday parents of two children under two – they also have supercute daughter Harlow, 21 months – the idea of planning a wedding and fitting into a bridal gown would be a pipe dream. But we already know Nicole is not of this earth, so let’s hope it happens!

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Nicole Richie Rear-Ended By Paparazzi

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A photographer was arrested Monday afternoon for rear-ending Nicole Richie’s car in Beverly Hills. “Ms. Richie was driving with a passenger around 2 p.m. when she was struck by two photographers driving in one vehicle behind her,” said Lt. Tony Lee, a Bevery Hills Police representative. “She complained of pain…[but] no paramedics were called to the scene. She told officers she was going to seek her own medical treatment, so it’s unknown if she’s headed to a hospital or not.” Boyfriend Joel Madden quickly arrived at the scene, though neither he nor their children were in the car at the time of the accident.

“Officers could not verify [the photographer's] identification,” added Lee. “He’s being physically brought into the station. This will likely be a misdemeanor traffic violation, and the photographer’s vehicle will be towed.” While he couldn’t show ID, the paparazzo has since been identified by his nickname: “Bam Bam.” A little too ironic, don’t you think?

[Photo: Splash News Online]

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Didn’t She Just Have A Baby?

We’re sure we read reports somewhere of Nicole Richie giving birth to a son called Sparrow (which in the UK, is a name for a very small bird. Ahem) but we must have been mistaken. Because surely someone could not have given  birth a little over just two weeks ago and proceed to look as cool and sleek as she does here, stepping out with babydaddy Joel Madden to watch Selena Gomez in concert. (Hey, whatever floats your boat.)

Seriously, is this woman even real? We’re starting to doubt it. [Photo: /Splash News Online]

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Nicole And Joel Welcome Baby Boy

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Harlow Winter Kate Madden, get ready to meet your new baby brother! Nicole Richie and boyfriend Joel Madden became the parents of a baby boy early this morning, and not to be outdone by his sister’s extra long moniker, he will be called Sparrow James Midnight Madden. While it’s not traditional, it’s also not a totally wacky celebrity baby name either, and we kinda love it!

In a post on Richie’s website, the couple divulged the news: “In the middle of night, the very early hours of September 9, 2009, Sparrow James Midnight Madden was born to Nicole Richie and Joel Madden. He weighs 7lbs 14oz. Nicole, Joel, Harlow and Sparrow are all doing well. Thank you for all of your good wishes.” In addition to having cool parents, Sparrow’s birth date, 9/9/09, is considered extremely lucky in certain cultures, and in numerology it’s the number that signifies life.

Big congratulations to the family on their latest addition! [Photo: GettyImages]

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Nicole Richie Launches Maternity Line

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Last month Nicole Richie announced she would be partnering with Pea In the Pod to design a maternity line, and yesterday, in Beverly Hills, the pregnant reality star launched her newest venture. A glowing Nicole debuted her maternity collection while showing off her huge baby bump. Harlow’s little brother or sister looks like they are about ready to pop into the world! [Photos: Getty Images]

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Lily Introduces Her Bling With Another Nip Slip

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Lily Allen launched her new range of jewelery in London’s chi-chi Claridges hotel this week, and looked like an extremely sophisticated young businesswomen while doing so. Comprising “Lily Allen” nameplates (hey, did someone forget to tell us about the 1999 revival?), letters, chunky panda necklaces, fish earrings, a “coin” range and more, the collection looked cute — but we have to admit still having a sneaky preference for Nicole Richie‘s gorgeous House of Harlow line.

In typical Lily style, she inadvertently flashed a boob during the photocall, but otherwise kept it demure and stylish. Sigh — whatever happened to that sneaker-and-ballgown-wearing girl of a few years ago? [Photo: Getty Images]