What happens when two stars are trying to avoid famous ex's at an awards show? They find comfort in each other.

Evidence is provided here by Nick Lachey and Nicole Richie. The former spent the MTV Video Music Awards hoping he wouldn't run into Jessica Simpson (and her new rumored boy toy, John Mayer).

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The budding romance between Nicole Richie and Brody Jenner may look like a typical, quickie Hollywood rebound affair that's destined to crash and burn, but don't be fooled: The pair go way back. He even predates Paris Hilton.

"I was there when (Brody) was born!" Lionel Richie, Nicole's dad, and a longtime friend of Jenner's parents, tells People. "They grew up together. To see them together now is like, ‘Where are you going with this?' But they're having a wonderful time."

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Is Brody Jenner single? The Gossip may not know for sure, since his status appears to change every 12 hours, but we're doing some investigating. In the image below, taken Tuesday, Jenner and his newfound friend/companion, Nicole Richie, head to Hollywood club Privilege to celebrate Brody's 23rd birthday.

If you look closely, however, you'll see that the person holding Brody's hand is not Nicole, but perhaps the most important woman in his life â€" his mother, Linda.

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We can't help but think that someday, a race of creatures on a distant planet will return to Earth for one of their own. Somehow left behind at a tender age, Nicole Richie (birth name Akbar X. Bertuelguesean) has learned to adapt to this cruel world -- except for the whole eating thing -- but she's not fooling anyone here at T.H. Gossip.

Below is a comparison of Richie, an artist's rendition of an alien life form, and the alien supposedly discovered in Roswell, N.M., in the late 1940s. Can you tell them apart?

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Like the Hollywood Gossip, singer Lionel Richie admits he has become distraught over daughter Nicole's weight loss.

The "Dancing on the Ceiling" singer calls himself a "basket case" and is so worried about how thin his adopted daughter, Nicole Richie, has become. The constant speculation about her size has made him into a wreck, he says.

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Nicole Richie Biography

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Nicole Richie Quotes

He is a good man, he is cool. He is just a great person overall.

Nicole Richie [on Barack Obama]

Nicole Richie: I’m 26. I’ve definitely had a very eventful year. So right now, it’s about me enjoying my time with my daughter. I want five children: twin boys and three girls. I’ve wanted that since I was a little girl.