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For no reason other than cute fun, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden posed adorably with their little ones in some snapshots for her official website.

Nicole may not be friends with Paris Hilton, but she's got all the love and support she needs from what one of the cutest celeb families around!

Aren't these pictures of Nicole, Joel, their 23-month-old daughter Harlow and their adorable three-month-old son Sparrow just the sweetest?

Family fun with the Richie-Maddens.

On a side note, Nicole is rocking a new hairstyle that we're a fan of. Harlow's curls and smile just make us melt, too. Sparrow? He was recently born, so he's allowed to look a little confused. Joel? You look tired, man! Get some coffee!

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Erroneously, that is.

Nicole Richie appeared Monday in court and was granted a permanent protective order against celebrity gossip photographers she had accused of harassing her.

She told the court about the car accident she blamed on the the paparazzi. But the news that caused the most buzz was her attorney, Mark Geragos, repeatedly referring to Joel Madden as "your husband" during questioning of Richie.

That was news to us.

But while Richie and Madden have been together for three years and have two young children, they have not, as far as we know, actually gotten married.

There is no marriage license on file in L.A. County for the duo. Afterward, Geragos explained the husband reference, calling it his mistake, nothing more.

Nicole and Harlow

Nicole Richie married? No. Mother of a cute daughter? Yes!

He told E! News that Richie and Madden have a "common-law" marriage, and Richie and Madden, who were standing next to him, didn't say otherwise.

However, California doesn't recognize common-law marriage, and a source close to the couple insisted that Geragos just misspoke, plain and simple.

That settles that.

As for the hearing, Richie and Madden both took the stand to discuss Nicole's recent car accident that they blamed on the pesky pair of paparazzi peeps.

Joel said of his non-wife and two-time baby mama: "She's with the kids 24-7. She takes them to work. She's constantly terrified" of what will happen.

Judge Carol Goodson acknowledged that the photographers do have a right to earn a living, but granted a protective order because "the court is extremely concerned about the possibility of a future accident" involving Nicole and her kids.

The photogs, who were also present in court, apologized to Richie and "promised" to leave her alone. The paps must now stay at least 50 feet away.

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Proud parents Nicole Richie and Joel Madden have debuted their little boy, Sparrow, to the world this week. Still a mystery? Why he's named Sparrow.

Posing with the cuddly 6-week-old in this week's People, Nicole and her longtime partner, Joel Madden, sort of address that subject in the magazine.

"We have different tastes in names," Nicole tells the celebrity news staple. "Sparrow was one we both liked. I liked the way it sounded with Harlow.

"There's also the Captain Jack Sparrow connection."

Joel adds, "It reminded me of the Johnny Cash song 'A Boy Named Sue.' My worry raising a son in Hollywood is what will he have to struggle for?"

"I wanted to give him a name that he's going to have to stand up for. I love it; I think it's a beautiful name."

Joel Madden and Nicole Richie are proud parents of two extremely cute kids with two interesting names! Their explanations for said names? Equally puzzling.

So basically, Joel Madden wanted to name his son Sparrow not only aware he will be mocked for it, but in part BECAUSE of that fact. Awesome.

As for rumors going around the Internet that Joel and Nicole are actually secretly married, that doesn't seem to be true. At least not right now.

"One day I would love to get married," Nicole says. "It's not something we're talking about. If my kids ask me to get married, I'd get married."

This concludes today's celebrity baby name article. We now returned to regularly scheduled Balloon Boy / Jon Gosselin / Steve Phillips gossip.

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It is only fitting that Nicole Richie, who just became a mom for the second time, took to Twitter to tweet for joy about her new baby bird ... er, boy, Sparrow.

After the birth of their son yesterday Nicole and fiance Joel Madden each went online to express their love for themselves publicity Twitter itself their child.

"What a great day to come back on Twitter," Nicole wrote, somehow without sarcasm. "Thank you everyone for your well wishes. I love my family!!"

That's good. We wouldn't have believed it, and it probably wouldn't even be true if she hadn't written about it online for 639,351 of her closest friends.

Joel also lamely Twittered props to his son: "1st day of his life & my son is already a trending topic on twitter. That's right son, ur just like your old man."

We're happy the baby is healthy and all, guys, but get a life. Go hang out with Sparrow. Occasional updates are great, but so is the idea of moderation.

Is the nanny busy caring for the baby while you Twitter about it?

Harlow has yet to welcome Sparrow to the world on Twitter. Get on it, girl!

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Already the proud parents of daughter Harlow Winter Kate, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden just became the proud parents of a baby boy this morning!

The couple wrote on her website:

"In the very early hours of September 9, 2009, Sparrow James Midnight Madden was born to Nicole Richie and Joel Madden. He weighs 7 lbs. 14 oz. Nicole, Joel, Harlow and Sparrow are all doing well. Thank you for all of your good wishes."

The newborn joins older sister Harlow, who was born in January 2008.

A Mom Again

Nicole Richie has enjoyed a new low-key lifestyle at home since the birth of Harlow, thoughstill keeps active with various business projects, including a maternity clothing line for A Pea in the Pod and her House of Harlow 1960 jewelry line.

The couple also run the Richie Madden Children's Foundation, which they launched in 2007 to provide grants to health-care and education non-profits.

"I don't think you can plan anything about having a child," Nicole Richie said in October 2008. "It's something completely new, so you just have to go with whatever works for you. There's a million different ways to be a mom."

We expect she'll handle it with flying colors yet again!

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Summer just started three days ago, but the OP clothing line is turning its eye towards going back to school - with celebrity fashion icons promoting the cause.

Some of Hollywood’s hottest young stars are posing for the brand's “OPen Campus” campaign, including 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord, One Tree Hill's Sophia Bush, Solange Knowles, Joel Madden, The Hills' Brody Jenner and Cody Linley.

Mugler Shot

The sexy sextet posed on a custom OP bus by West Coast Customs that has everything from a stage on the roof to recycled cork floors and a gaming system.

Here's Brody Jenner, AnnaLynne McCord and the rest of the gang's back-to-school ad, along with their previous ad for OP's "Summer of Love" campaign ...

TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL: Six young Hollywood stars promote OP's fall line.

At the shoot at University High School in L.A., the girls bonded over gossip in the bus while Cody and Brody palled around on skateboards between takes.

Appearing in the ads was not a hard sell for the stars.

"When they asked if I wanted to be involved, I was like, 'definitely!'" said Joel Madden. "Op is a classic California skating and surfing brand. It’s very cool."

"Being from Southern California, I basically grew up wearing Op," Brody Jenner added. "It’s really cool for me to now be part of their new ads."

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Sophia Bush, Brody Jenner, AnnaLynne McCord, Solange Knowles, Joel Madden and Cody Linley appear in ads for clothing company Op's "Summer of Music" campaign.

The campaign - which will debut this month - was shot on Westward Beach in Malibu. The stars rocked out to a live Good Charlotte show as they posed for the pics.

Kendall Jenner Fashion

"When they asked if I wanted to be involved, I was like, 'definitely!'" said Joel Madden, whose brother Benji also made an appearance in one of the ads.

"Op is a classic California skating and surfing brand. It’s very cool for us. It’s a natural, easy collaboration for Good Charlotte. We don’t get to play a lot of shows on the beach so it’s cool to be here today playing on the beach for Op."

A regular on The Hills and an actress who produces classic One Tree Hill quotes like it's her job were also excited to be part of this new campaign.

"Being from Southern California, I basically grew up wearing Op," Brody Jenner said. "It’s really cool for me to now be part of their new ads."

When the brand relaunched in 2008, Rumer Willis, Jenner's ex-girlfriend Kristin Cavallari, Pete Wentz and Wilmer Valderrama modeled the clothes.

The spring and summer collection of Op is available exclusively at Wal-Mart.

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Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are expecting another child, barely one year after the arrival of adorable daughter Harlow Madden (born January 11, 2008).

In a message on the official site of his band Good Charlotte, Madden said:

"I am so happy to tell everyone that Harlow is going to be a big sister! God has truly blessed my family. Hope [you're] all feeling as good as I am right now."

Madden's message is titled "Better than winning an OSCAR!" Hard to argue with him after seeing those adorable Harlow pictures from the other day!

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden in a cute photo before Harlow's birth.

After a famously wild childhood, Nicole Richie has credited the birth of daughter Harlow for leading her to a more tranquil life at home with Joel.

"She gives life a whole new meaning," the 27-year-old said of her baby girl.

Congratulations to the happy couple! Click to enlarge more photos:

Nicole Richie Bikini Photo

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There's no way this actually happened.

Not only does Star Magazine have a penchant for absolutely bogus covers (see Britney and Kevin 2004 file photo turned 2008 romantic getaway), but if the event described below really took place, every publication in Hollywood would know it.

Moreover, the tabloid's claim that Nicole Richie packed her bags after a bitter fight with Joel Madden and left him with their daughter in tow is undercut within the article ... by the supposed "fact" that she returned a day after the supposed fight.

So, if you went to investigate the accuracy of this story, you'd learn she's - lo and behold - still living there, making it hard to disprove. How convenient, Star.

This magazine cover is therefore only notable for a cute picture of Harlow Madden. Which is nice at least. Aww. Now that's one cute celebrity baby ...

The article also claims that Joel was indeed "caught" with Mischa Barton (who just broke up with Taylor Locke) ... at the same party. For shame, Joel.

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Really, how does one tell Joel Madden and Pete Wentz apart. Besides their use of a flat iron, these dudes have so many things in common:

  1. Punk, poser, hipster-lite boy bands
  2. Talentless, media whore baby mamas
  3. Makeup

For now, though, our celebrity hair police are focusing on the man-bangs and general greasiness that definines the rockers' signature "look."

  • Joel Madden Solo
  • P. Wentz

Who's got the best hair: Joel Madden or Pete Wentz?

Joel Madden Biography

Nicole Richie Bikini Photo Joel Madden is the Good Charlotte frontman. Ex-boyfriend of Hilary Duff. Current fiance of Nicole Richie. He's the father to Harlow, the... More »
Full Name
Joel Madden

Joel Madden Quotes

We're the family with the baby so I think probably us, but who knows.

Joel Madden [on getting married to Nicole Richie before his brother and Paris Hilton tie the knot]

She is a great mom. She is super mom.

Joel Madden [on Nicole Richie]
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