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]
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 fiancÃƒÂ© 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!
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?
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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 givenÃ‚Â 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]
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]
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]
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]
Nicole Richie is not taking pregnancy lying down. The skinny reality star, save for her massive baby bump, could wait for baby number two by lounging around and eating pickles and ice cream. Instead, she’s staying fit and active. Nicole and babydaddy Joel Madden hit the beach in Malibu this weekend, where the happy couple played in the ocean and walked hand in hand. Harlow Madden‘s younger sibling is due this fall. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Remember the old Nicole Richie from The Simple Life days? We barely do either! Since giving birth to adorable Harlow Madden, her first child with Joel Madden, Richie has evolved and is now a style icon, doting mom and designer. With her latest venture, she gets to combine all three of those passions; she will be designing a line of maternity clothes for A Pea In The Pod.
Richie wrote in her blog, “Pea in the Pod and I joined to create a capsule collection of maternity wear that will be available in stores this summer. Last weekend I shot some images for the campaign with one of my favorite photographers, James White. I’m really excited for you all to see the new collection.”
Richie is pregnant with her second child. The maternity line and her new baby are both due some time at the end of the summer. [Photo: FilmMagic]
She may be incubating the World’s Most Beautiful Baby TM, but pregnant Gisele Bundchen (predictably) has no sign of a baby bump yet. Yet even though she still has her super-slender figure (and is totally unlikely to lose it, Nicole Richie-style), reassuringly, Gisele is still prone to a touch of Preg Head, that famous condition whereby expectant women lose their common sense. Gisele reportedly confused her own car with a pap’s car on leaving Boa steakhouse in Santa Monica. Welcome to your new world! [Photo: Splash News Online]